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April 30, 2024

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Bearing Maintenance and Inspection

Detecting and Correcting Irregularities in Bearings In order to maintain the original performance of a bearing for as long as possible, proper maintenance and inspection should be performed. If proper procedures are used, many bearing problems can be avoided and the reliability, productivity, and operating costs of the equipment containing the bearings are all improved. It is suggested that periodic maintenance be done following the procedure specified. This periodic maintenance encompasses the supervision of operating conditions, the supply or replacement of lubricants, and regular periodic inspection. Items that should be regularly checked during operation include bearing noise, vibration, temperature, and lubrication. If an irregularity is found during operation, the cause should be determined and the proper corrective actions should be taken. If necessary, the bearing should be dismounted and examined in detail. It is important during operation to detect signs of irregularities early before damage becomes severe. Bearing Failures and Countermeasures In general, if rolling bearings are used correctly they will survive to their predicted fatigue life. However, they often fail prematurely due to avoidable mistakes.In contrast to fatigue life, this premature failure is caused by improper mounting, handling, or lubrication, entry of foreign matter, or abnormal heat generation. For […] read more
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DRIVE BELT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Why have a preventive maintenance program? When compared to the constant lubrication problems associated with chain drives, or the mechanical problems and prohibitive costs associated with gear drives, belts are the most cost-effective, reliable means of power transmission. However, optimum belt drive performance requires proper maintenance. The potential for long service life is built into every belt. When coupled with a regularly scheduled maintenance program, belt drives will run trouble-free for a long time. “A belt drive should have adequate guarding” “The power should be turned off and controls locked before inspecting” “Carefully inspect all belts, if it looks bad, it probably is!” Important to your business An effective preventive maintenance program saves time and money. Inspecting and replacing belts and faulty drive components before they fail will reduce costly downtime and production delays. What is a good belt maintenance program? A comprehensive, effective program of preventive maintenance consists of several elements: •  Maintaining a safe working environment. •  Regularly scheduled belt drive inspections. •  Proper belt installation procedures. •  Belt drive performance evaluations. •  Belt product knowledge. •  Belt storage and handling. •  Troubleshooting. SAFETY Maintaining A Safe Working Environment It is common sense to establish a safe working environment in and around belt drives. The following precautions will make belt drive […] read more
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Bearing Maintenance and Inspection

Detecting and Correcting Irregularities in Bearings In order to maintain the original performance of a bearing for as long as possible, proper maintenance and inspection should be performed. If proper procedures are used, many bearing problems can be avoided and the reliability, productivity, and operating costs of the equipment containing the bearings are all improved. It is suggested that periodic maintenance be done following the procedure specified. This periodic maintenance encompasses the supervision of operating conditions, the supply or replacement of lubricants, and regular periodic inspection. Items that should be regularly checked during operation include bearing noise, vibration, temperature, and lubrication. If an irregularity is found during operation, the cause should be determined and the proper corrective actions should be taken. If necessary, the bearing should be dismounted and examined in detail. It is important during operation to detect signs of irregularities early before damage becomes severe. Bearing Failures and Countermeasures In general, if rolling bearings are used correctly they will survive to their predicted fatigue life. However, they often fail prematurely due to avoidable mistakes.In contrast to fatigue life, this premature failure is caused by improper mounting, handling, or lubrication, entry of foreign matter, or abnormal heat generation. For […] read more
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