Electrical motor bearings for use in automotive control units are sometimes exposed to high-temperature operating conditions. Therefore, these bearings are sometimes packed with fluorine grease in order to meet the demand for long service life performance. In recent years, there is growing demand for lower initial torque in these same bearings without sacrificing service life performance. This paper describes the effects of fluorine grease containing silica nanoparticles on initial bearing torque of electrical motor bearings. Silica nanoparticles are effective in helping to reduce amounts of initial bearing torque and help stabilize bearing torque due to improved channeling characteristics.

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