Metal bearings – what causes bearing failure, really? The short answer is that there is no short answer; bearings can fail from a multitude of reasons including corrosion, fatigue, lubrication, maintenance and more. Yet whenever there’s a failure, it’s important to uncover the root cause ― but it can be a complex discovery process.
Announcing TriStar’s new videos: Causes of Metal Bearing Failure, a four-part series that delves into common bearing problems, including:
- Lubrication – from choosing the wrong viscosity to overheated temperatures, incorrect lubrication is the #1 cause of bearing failure. This video highlights what you need to know to avoid lubrication issues.
- Maintenance – metal bearings don’t always receive the care they need, particularly when they are located in a hard-to-reach assemblies. Explore why metal bearings contaminate and corrode without regular upkeep.
- Load – overloaded bearings (such as in gear boxes) is a problem that is more common than you might think. Review the conditions that can lead to brinneling and more.
- Avoiding failure – Want to avoid all of the above pitfalls? Check-out how TriStar’s solutions can help you avoid the common causes of baring failure. With our self-lubricating composites, lubrication is a non-issue, and corrosion is a thing of the past.
Start uncovering how you can avoid the common causes of bearing failure! Check out the latest additions to our Bearing Video Learning Center! Or just ask the self-lubricating bearing experts for a recommendation!