"Poor fitting, usually using brute force, accounts for 16% of premature bearing failures."
Mounting a bearing is critical in achieving the maximum service life from your bearing. If the bearing is not mounted properly using the correct tools, not only will the bearing’s service lifetime be reduced but there will be increased risk of personal injury. Individual applications may require different tools and mounting methods. Selecting the correct mounting technique for your application will help you extend your bearing’s service life and reduce costs resulting from premature bearing failure, as well as potential damage to the application.
Dismounting bearings can cause similar problems, damage can be caused to other machine components, such as the shaft or housing This damage can compromise the machine’s efficiency, safety and lifetime. Bearings can be dismounted to maintain or replace other components of the machine. These bearings can only be re-used if the dismounting process has not caused damage to the raceways and internal components. Selecting the correct dismounting methods and tools is then essential in reducing the risk of personal injuries and reducing the risk of damaging the bearing. Individual applications may require mechanical, heat or hydraulic dismounting methods and tools to allow safe, correct and efficient bearing dismounting.