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Glossary Term

Definition and Purpose

Channeling in the context of lubrication refers to the formation of a pathway within a bearing where grease is worked, creating a channel. This channeling effect is typically desired as it leaves behind unworked grease that acts as both a seal and a reservoir for oil. Additionally, channeling describes the behavior of liquid lubricants and certain greases that develop a plastic structure strong enough to resist flow under gravity at low temperatures, which is crucial for maintaining lubrication under varying thermal conditions.


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