Why use a bearing heater?
With 16% of premature bearing failures as a result of poor fitting practices, it is clear that improper mounting of bearings can have expensive consequences.
Protecting the bearing
Using a bearing heater can protect the bearing from damage. They ensure a safe, consistent temperature of the bearing, ensuring that the seal and bearing are not damaged by the heat. A bearing heater is capable of heating a bearing to an optimal temperature for fitting in just 20 minutes.
Compared to the alternatives of a propane or acetylene torch, or an oil bath, a bearing heater is a considerable improvement when it comes to worker safety. Bearing heaters reduce the risk of burns, ensuring that bearings can be mounted effectively and safely.