How to Identify Bearing Damage

how to identify bearing damage

Bearing Damage & Failure Analysis In most applications, bearings outlive the equipment in which they’re installed. Only some fail, so the question is: why? While this is a common question, it is not always easy to answer. There are many factors that contribute to bearing damage and, ultimately, failure. When a problem within the machinery…

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Protecting Against Electrical Discharge Damage

protecting against electrical discharge damage

Why AEGIS grounding rings are a proven choice to remediate stray shaft currents If you’ve ever noticed pits and grooves on your damaged bearings, it was likely caused by electrical discharge. Commonly found in motors driven by Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), the pulses that operate these motors often result in unbalanced voltages that can accumulate…

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Importance of Grease & Lubrication for Bearing Maintenance

importance of grease & lubrication for bearing maintenance

Purpose of Bearing Lubrication for Maintenance & Functionality Lubrication plays an important role in both the mechanical operation and the longevity of your bearings. While there are many factors associated with bearings failure, improper, contaminated or lack of lubrication is attributed to over 50% of such instances. In the correct applications (over lubrication is also…

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Obtain Maximum Bearing Life & Performance

Written by Mike Pulley, originally posted 2/25/2016 – Read the original posting here. A small percentage of bearings achieve their application design life, and in pump and motor applications, bearings are the most susceptible components to premature failure. The cost of a failed pump or motor add up quickly, but end users can take several…

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