# How many degrees can the slewing bearing temperature generally not exceed? Solutions for overheating

The temperature of the slewing bearing directly reflects whether the bearing is running normally. If the bearing temperature is too high, it may directly reflect that there may be some kind of failure in the bearing, which directly affects the performance of the machine. So how many degrees can the slewing bearing temperature generally not exceed?

Under normal circumstances, the temperature of the slewing bearing should not exceed 70℃, because the allowable temperature of the lubricating grease of the slewing bearing should be less than 80℃. Let’s take a look at the normal temperature range of the slewing bearing and how to solve the problem if the temperature is too high.

## 1. The normal range of slewing bearing temperature

The temperature of the slewing bearing is mainly limited by the heat-resistant temperature of the bearing steel, cage, sealing material and lubricant, and in general, the working temperature of the slewing bearing should not be higher than 95 ℃. The aforementioned slewing bearing temperature should not exceed 70°C is calculated based on the grease life. If the operating temperature increases by 15°C, the grease life will be reduced by half. Among the heat-resistant temperature limits of several materials that affect the temperature of the slewing bearing, the heat-resistant temperature of the grease is lower, so this is the upper limit.

The normal working temperature that ordinary bearings can withstand is between 40 degrees Celsius and 70 degrees Celsius, but the ideal working temperature of slewing bearings should be in the range of 40-60 degrees Celsius. The slewing bearing used in the low temperature environment can be used in the vacuum environment. The selection of the low temperature bearing does not affect the working performance of the bearing, and it can also be used normally at minus 60 ℃.

Surface temperature of slewing bearing: When the bearing is running under the specified working conditions, the temperature of the outer surface of the built-in bearing should not be higher than the temperature of the conveying medium by 20℃, and the upper limit of the temperature should not be higher than 80℃. The temperature rise of the outer surface of the externally mounted bearing should not be higher than the ambient temperature by 40°C. The temperature is not higher than 80℃.

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