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How to Reduce Bearing Failures

Sealed-for-life bearings account for only a small proportion of all bearings in use, more than 14 per cent of all premature bearing failures are attributed to contamination problems.

Wire Rope Lubrication Basics

At one mine site, the replacement rate for four 44-mm ropes was extended from an average 18.5 months to 43 months. At another mine, life cycles of four 43-mm x 2073 meter ropes were extended from an average 8 months to 12 months.

Lubrication Options for Highly Contaminated Areas

Single-point lubricators are also an excellent option if the bearings are in an area that is difficult to access or if a constant supply of grease is required.

Enhancing Bearing Performance and Service Life

While every type of rolling bearing in rotating equipment offers the expectation of a certain service life, sometimes the life can be threatened for any number of reasons along the way.