At some point, a bearing will reach the end of its service life and will have to be replaced. Although the bearing may not be used again, it is extremely important to dismount it correctly so that the service life of the replacement bearing is not compromised.
- The use of proper dismounting methods tools will help prevent damage to other machine components, such as the shaft and housing, which are often re-used.
- Incorrect dismounting techniques can be hazardous to maintenance personnel.
Individual applications may require mechanical, heat or hydraulic dismounting methods and tools to allow safe, correct and efficient bearing dismounting.