Fluid protection for electrified bearings
This article explores that despite variations in hardware design, OEMs face many common EV lubrication challenges – one being how best to protect eMotor bearings operating in an electrified environment. Afton’s close OEM partnerships have helped to create a bespoke rig and test method that can accurately assess electrified bearing performance quickly and repeatedly. This has huge potential as a valuable industry test, with new bearing durability tests being considered in parallel. With this greater system understanding, engineers and chemists can work together to establish the best possible fluid solutions for current and future electric drive designs.
This article featured in the July 2023 edition of Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Magazine.