Extending the Life of Bearings


An MRO customer in the aggregate business called the VT office about takeup bearings that were failing on a conveyor and asked if someone could look at them. Norm Brault, branch manager and Certified Bearings Specialist, visited the site and looked at the application and bearings that had failed. The bearings had signs of heavy loads being applied and over-lubrication. The conveyor was slow turning and was also subject to heavy shock loads. Norm recommended replacing the ball bearing units with an SKF brand TBP unit, and also advised them to cut back on lubrication to one grease gun pump per month. They went with the recommendation, and at present, they have tripled the life of the old ball units and are still running.

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