If bearings are to provide long life and high reliability they must be properly installed, monitored, maintained and lubricated. With its latest 192-page Maintenance and Lubrication Products catalogue, SKF guides the user step-by-step through these essential tasks.
Luton, United Kingdom, 17th August 2017: While every bearing has a predicted service life potential, not all achieve it. The key stages of installation and operation that can have a major impact on a bearing's service life include mounting, lubrication, alignment, basic condition monitoring and dismounting. By applying the right maintenance practices and using the correct tools, a bearing’s service life can be considerably extended, improving asset reliability and efficiency.
SKF brings all this into sharp focus with the release of the latest version of its ever popular Maintenance and Lubrication Products catalogue. This fully updated 192-page publication is divided logically into sections that take the user through the entire bearing care plan, from correct mounting and shaft alignment procedures, through basic condition monitoring practices to the all-important subject of lubrication.
SKF's deep knowledge of rotating machinery and its understanding of the issues that operators and maintenance personnel have to deal with on a day-to-day basis is evident throughout the catalogue. The critical subjects of bearing mounting/dismounting and shaft/belt drive alignment are described in some detail, with explanations of the consequences of poor installation procedures, recommendations concerning correct practices and the use of appropriate tools and measurement instruments all fully covered and amply illustrated within the publication.
As in previous editions, the subject of lubrication is given prominent coverage, with in-depth and updated sections on the various lubricant types and their appropriate uses; choosing between manual and automatic lubrication dispensing systems and how to deploy them; lubrication analysis as a condition monitoring tool and relevant instrumentation; plus a range of software aids especially developed to help the maintenance engineer achieve optimum lubrication of his machinery.