Voices: Tactics and Practices

Tactics and Practices is a back-to-basics column written by Plant Services Chief Editor Mike Bacidore with contributing insight from industry experts.

 

Back-to-basics bearing maintenance

Store, lubricate, mount, and dismount properly for better performance.

By Daniel Juchniewicz, SKF USA

Rolling bearings as precision components play vital roles in rotating machinery by helping to reduce friction, transmit loads, and locate and support shafts. Thousands of bearing types and styles offer a wide range of solutions suitable for applications in plants across industries. By understanding and implementing fundamental maintenance practices, optimized outcomes for bearings can follow.

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