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Reduce Contaminants And Improve Bearing Life
Monday, July 03, 2017

Contaminated lubricant is one of the leading causes of bearing damage and often a major factor in the premature end of bearing life. When a bearing operates in an environment that is clean, it should only fail from eventual, natural fatigue but when the system becomes contaminated, it can significantly shorten bearing life. ..

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Condition Monitoring Can Preserve Your Assets
Monday, June 26, 2017

Faults in electrical machines are often the result of bearing degradation. As we know, those small metal balls are a vital component of any machine and need to be properly maintained. Early detection of a fault could be the difference between a machine that runs smoothly for its expected lifespan and a machine that constantly breaks down. ..

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Extend The Life Of Your Pillow Block Bearings
Monday, June 19, 2017

The support bearings of many machines, located at or near the ends of the shafts, are often far less secure than they need to be. To give the machine the added support it needs and to ensure alignment flexibility, pillow blocks (occasionally referred to as ‘plummer’ blocks) are often used, particularly on conveyor guides, mining equipment, and fan gear. While pillow blocks will certainly aid in extending the life of your equipment, they won’t last without proper maintenance and care.  ..

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