A few weeks ago, we heard from a customer in the field that one of their bearings failed after only ten days of operation, and they were concerned that the lubricant was at fault.
After some investigation, we confirmed the lubricant wasn’t to blame, but the inquiry reminded us that it might be a good time for a refresher on maximizing bearing life.
So, this week’s tip looks at best practices to help keep bearings operating reliably over the long run.
Maximum Bearing Life
Every bearing has a maximum service life. The trick is in achieving it. Some of the basics required to achieve maximum bearing life include:
How relevant are these six factors in enabling maximum bearing service life?
Well, according to SKF, bearings fail for the following reasons:[i]
I hope this tip was helpful, and if you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment in the section below!
Thanks a lot Rick
Nice topic, we will be having our pocket seminar for one of our client here. One topic is re-greasing period.
The answers are provided in the top. Please reread.
How do I know what conditions a grease or Oil should be recommended for Mobil brand bearings?