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What are some of the common “Root Causes” of bearing failures?

  • Imbalance and misalignment account for a large percentage of premature bearing failures
  • Improper lubrication
  • Improper mounting methods (using a hammer,  etc.)
  • Improper application for the installed bearing
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Excessive vibration after installation
  • Excessive vibration before installation (during storage, transportation, etc.)
  • Exceeding normal bearing life expectancy

Download our Calculations of Bearing Defect Frequencies

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by Trent Phillips