When linear bearing systems fail prematurely, the reason almost always involves an overlooked application error. These errors fall into just five different categories:
- Misalignment of the bearing rails and moving elements.
- Inadequate lubrication of the bearing’s unsealed components.
- Contamination of the bearing rails and raceways.
- Crash on start-up.
- Excess speed and acceleration.
Left unchecked, these five errors can reduce the life of a bearing by 50 percent or more. Rollon, however, has now made it easier than ever to avoid the application mistakes that threaten bearing life.
Our technical service team has published a new series of technical articles explaining the five causes of bearing failure in detail and offering advice on how to steer clear of them. Download papers here.
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Contamination and poor lubrication can shorten the life of linear bearings. Click image to download and learn how to avoid both problems.
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Of all the factors that contribute to the premature failure of linear bearings, misalignment ranks near the top of the list. Click image to download and learn how to cope without breaking the bank.