Maintaining Bearings

Maintaining Bearings


This lesson explains and demonstrates how to clean and disassemble bearing housings and how to dismount, inspect, and mount common types of bearings. The importance of cleanliness and following manufacturersÂ’ instructions are stressed throughout each demonstrated procedure.

Module Objectives

  • Dismount anti-friction bearings using a bearing press and/or a bearing puller
  • Inspect the bearing for signs of failure
  • Clean the shaft and check for taper and out-of-round using the proper measuring instruments
  • Clean the housing and check for damage


Course Overview

This course consists of three lessons designed for the training of bearings. Topics covered include the importance of bearings in machinery operation, concept of load and how it affects bearings, and housings. Additionaly, the main types of bearing are discussed: plain, anti-friction, and thrust bearings.


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