Predictive maintenance services should always encompass bearing usage and operation to ensure the continued and effective running of your mechanical components. Bearings, while only a fractional and relatively inexpensive component of the entire mechanical operation, hold the highest dispensation for downtime and can be the root cause for many operational failures without the correct maintenance schedule applied. So, it’s vital to be aware of the importance of predictive maintenance services on[...]
Precision is the key to minimizing friction in transmission, and bearing lubrication is the answer to ensuring the rolling component keeps on rolling. There are many reasons for bearing failure, from overloading to improper mounting. But lubrication can also be a contributor when using the wrong type, applying it incorrectly or not providing the correct preventative maintenance. To learn more about bearing failure and its reasons, read our other blog “What Causes Roller Bearings to Fail and[...]
While proper bearing mounting procedure is critical to the performance of bearings, the dismounting of bearings is of equal importance and full care must be taken not to damage other machine components. In this guide, we will learn about the different dismounting methods and the tools required for the bearing applications.
A bearing's lifespan depends on a few factors: Mounting and Dismounting Bearing Maintenance Frequent Lubrication In this post, we are going to focus on the mounting of bearings and learn about the different methods of bearing installation
Improper lubrication is the largest cause of premature bearing failure, and even the very best bearing succumbs to the inevitable consequence when it is lubricated incorrectly. Grease is considered to be the fundamental component of the bearing, housing and sealing, therefore choosing the right bearing grease is an essential step to ensure high reliability and optimum operating life.
Premature bearing failure is the single biggest issue faced by many industries during the operation of their machinery and equipment. These early breakdowns pose a headache to many, as it leads to an increase in machine downtime, and ultimately resulting in an overall loss in the cost of operation. But in fact, most of these failures can be easily prevented by adopting best practices for bearings maintenance. According to SKF, there are 4 factors that contribute to these untimely breakdowns:
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Bearings are manufactured with extreme precision. Therefore, it is necessary to pay strong attention to details to the mounting and maintenance process in order for the bearings to attain its best performance. Otherwise, it will lead to huge problems along the way, such as premature bearing failure and unplanned downtime, which is very costly to your business operation.
Lubrication is an integral part all machinery, in which anything that involve motion, such as bearings, need lubricant and lubrication activities. According to a variety of studies, improper lubrication tops the list for bearing failures where it accounts for 36%, followed by poor fitting at 16%, while 14% is led by contamination problems and reaching its natural lifespan constitutes 34%.
The way a bearing is maintained and handled has a huge impact on its performance. Proper maintenance and handling leads to longer bearing life, minimized downtime, and greater productivity, which ultimately leads to cost savings and lower cost of ownership for your business. Here is a simple 8-point checklist for ensuring your bearing is always handled in the correct way and thus, optimizing performance.