Targeted Training: Bearing maintenance and technology

July 18, 2012

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.

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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