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Reasons for bearing failure

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Unfortunately, even the most essential, small pieces of machinery will break at times. Bearings, according to American Bearings Manufacturers Association, are able to carry heavy loads and operate at high speeds in mediums such as computers, airplanes, machine tools, cars and much more. However, there are a few instances where these vital components are prone to fail.

One common reason for bearing failure is that it could become contaminated through various forms of debris, dirt and more, according to Reliable Plant. Another reason could be that your bearings are being overworked without being properly lubricated, which leads to them overheating. If your bearing are operating in scalding temperatures, it will ultimately lessen the effectiveness of the lubricant and lead to a softening of the metal. This will lead to bearing failure.

A common, destructive factor could be that your bearings have been exposed to a moisture-saturated environment, acidic substances, extreme weather conditions and more. All of these issues could ruin the smooth surface of the bearings over time. Getting your bearing tested for corrosion damage can save you the hassle of facing a more extensive problem in the future should you ignore the issue.

"By becoming aware of the different problems that can cause a bearing failure and the signs to look for, you have already taken a big step toward limiting machine failures," Reliable Plant writes. "Of course, you dont have to wait for the symptoms of a bearing failure to take action. Regular preventive measures can keep your bearings at peak performance for as long as possible, saving your business time and money."

Contact the Envsin Instrument Equipment Co., Ltd today to learn more about our highly reliable accelerated corrosion testing methods.