Every bearing has a certain service life potential. Research has shown that, for various reasons, not every bearing achieves it. Important stages which have a major impact on a bearing service life can be recognised during the bearing’s lifecycle. These stages are mounting, lubrication, alignment, basic condition monitoring and dismounting. The stages in a bearing life cycle are extremely important for achieving the maximum service life of the bearing. By applying the right maintenance practices and using the correct tools, you can considerably extend your bearing’s service life and increase plant productivity and efficiency.
Medium and large SKF bearings with a tapered bore are often mounted using hydraulic equipment. SKF tools and techniques enable a controlled and precise way for SKF bearings to be mounted correctly and this helps achieve a long bearing service life. The techniques employed can also be used for other annular comments such as gear and railway wheels.
SKF hydraulic tools and techniques allow bearings, and similar components, on cylindrical and tapered shafts to be dismounted in a safe and controlled manner. SKF offers a comprehensive range of tools and accessories to dismount bearings and components, that enhance worker safety, and also reduce the risk of component damage.
With the SKF hydraulic mounting and dismounting techniques, you can achieve:
- More control, allowing precision, accuracy and repeatability to be maintained
- Lower risk of damaging bearings, components and shafts
- Less manual effort
- Greater operator safety