This Is Your Bearing On Drugs! Posted on 19 Jan 13:37

By: Steve Kroll, Intech Bearing Inc.

This Is Your Bearing On Drugs - Bearing Maintenance Or A Lack Thereof

Have a regular maintenance program for your machines? If not, this can happen:

This was once the center roller bearing in a planetary gear box. The I.D. measures about 100mm, give or take about 30mm.

The shop that this machine was in had fired their previous maintenance manager because, according to them, "They were experiencing too much downtime because of his excessive maintenance of the machines". 

So this is the result of what is called, "deferred maintenance"

So if you want to upgrade your bearings to square rollers, keep on deferring maintenance. It helps OUR business!