Maintaining Your Mounted Bearings
Mounted bearings are created and housed carefully to match specific industry needs. They come in diverse designs ranging from mounted roller bearings to inserts and mounted plain bearings. The design of the mounted bearings makes it possible to fit, support heavy load, and reduce vibration easily.
To make your mounted bearing deliver optimal performance, it is important to understand how they work in your system. The following are the main secrets of mounted bearings.
High performance is only possible if you pick the right bearing
Before setting off to buy that mounted bearing, it is important to have the right technical specifications. The simplest way to get it right is using the technical person who runs the machine. The expert will help to specify the following details;
The right shaft securing method.
The performance specifications such as optimal speed.
The mounted bearing load and operating temperature.
The best housing material.
Keep the bearing free from foreign particles for higher efficiency
Minute particles can compromise the performance of your mounted bearing. The problem becomes worse if the particles accumulate or become bigger. The most important thing is ensuring you keep the mounted bearing clean and avoid dust throughout the assembly line and operations.
Engineers insist that the bearing environment should always be kept clean to reduce the danger of abrasion, raceway scratches, and shortened life. The particles can also result in unnecessary vibration and acoustic vibrations.
Even when you install shields to keep the particles away from the bearings, minor gaps can still allow particles to enter. Here are some tricks of keeping the mounted bearings away from particles.
Keep the bearing area clean.
Do not remove the mounted bearing from casing until just before use.
Only use the right and uncontaminated lubricant.
Perform regular lubrication and performance assessment
While selecting the right mounted bearing and having it properly installed are very important, optimal performance will largely depend on maintenance. Here, you need to lower the risk of the bearing getting rusty and assess the performance regularly.
When handling the mounted bearing, always select a dry area.
Make sure to follow the recommended lubrication schedule.
Compare the bearing’s current output with the optimal output to gauge the performance.
While mounted bearings have been demonstrated to have huge potential for optimizing your machine’s performance, you also have to play your part. Make sure to go for the right mounted bearing, have it fitted correctly by an expert, and maintain it in the best condition.