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Decreasing maintenance downtime in the mining & quarrying industry through optimised bearing selection
From heavy shock loads to high levels of contamination, it’s easy to see why the rate of machine failure is so high in the mining and quarrying industry. But there is a way to change this.
Clive Simkins, our Bearings and Maintenance Product Manager, has put together his top five steps to effective lubrication, to help you to reduce your risk of premature bearing failure due to lubrication issues.
The majority of wind turbines are expected to have a service life of over 20 years, meaning that breakdown is almost inevitable at some point during a turbine’s lifetime. The question is: how big an impact will any breakdown have on the business?
Lubrication is an important aspect of any moving component, reducing friction and wear between parts, and helping to seal against contamination. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t feel like a chore sometimes, especially if the parts needing lubrication are difficult to access.
Premature bearing failure, which is when a bearing fails before reaching its expected service life, is a common occurrence. But that doesn’t mean you have to accept it.
There is no denying that bearings are under a lot of stress. This stress causes wear, eventually leading to bearing failure. But is this inevitable? Or is there a way to make bearings last longer?
With up to 16% of premature bearing failures attributed to incorrect mounting methods, it’s clear that getting the mounting and dismounting of bearings right is key to achieving the maximum service life of your components. When the right tools are used, mounting and dismounting bearings correctly is be easy.
Find out what Clive recommends for the safe dismounting of bearings when refurbishing a motor.
Clive Simkins explores the options available to help reduce downtime in this tough environment
This article will help you to identify the main reasons why couplings fail and provide you with useful information and advice to help you minimise the risk