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
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:
categories: Bearing Maintenance
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%.