Targeted Training: Bearing maintenance and technology

Welcome to Targeted Training. Every week, we'll highlight a new training course from our Maintenance Management and Skills Training knowledge center. This week's training course is Bearing Maintenance and Technology from SKF.

Course description:

Bearing Maintenance and Technology uses a combination of hands-on training, audio visuals, lectures and discussion opportunities.

Specific topics include:

Bearing basics

  • Learn the fundamentals of rolling bearing technology:
    --Bearing types, nomenclature, bearing components, terminology, loads and lubrication
  • Factors effecting the performance of rolling bearings
    --Bearing quality
    --Operating environment
    --Installation
    --Maintenance practices
  • Gain a basic understanding of why bearings fail

Mounting and dismounting

  • Study proper bearing mounting and dismounting procedures, and observe what happens as a result of careless handling, neglected maintenance and poor lubrication
  • Participate in hands-on exercises using specialized tools to correctly mount and dismount ball and roller bearings

Fundamentals of lubrication

  • How bearing lubrication works
  • The importance of selecting the proper lubricant for an application
  • Learn to maximize bearing life through an improved understanding of proper lubricating principles and functions
  • How much and how often to lubricate rolling element bearings

Bearing failure causes and analysis

  • Identify and interpret actual bearing damage

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