Only when a rolling bearing is correctly lubricated does it run safely and with low wear. This means that there must be a fully formed lubricant film at all times, which separates the metallic contact partners within the bearing from each other. If this is not the case, direct contact occurs, which causes the bearing to wear quickly and leads to damage.
Unfortunately, this cannot be monitored with conventional technology, which means that no knowledge of the dominant lubrication condition can be obtained. The sensor bearing from HCP Sense provides information about the lubrication and enables continuous monitoring.
With our impedance measurement, the electrical behavior of the rolling bearing can be monitored live on the machine. In the case of liquid friction, when there is a fully formed lubricant film and the metallic surfaces are separated, the bearing behaves electrotechnically like a capacitor. In the case of mixed and boundary friction, there is metallic contact and the bearing exhibits ohmic behavior as with an electrical resistor.
With our technology you can prevent numerous damages.