How to improve the service life of deep groove ball bearings

Deep groove ball bearing is an important part of contemporary machinery and equipment, and it is the most widely used bearing type. Its main function is to support the mechanical rotating body, reduce the friction coefficient during its movement, and ensure its rotation accuracy. With the increasing demand for bearings, the problems of premature damage and short life span of bearings have plagued every mechanical enthusiast.

Under a certain load, the number of revolutions or hours experienced by a deep groove ball bearing before pitting corrosion is called the bearing life. Bearings within this life span should undergo preliminary fatigue damage on any bearing rings or rolling elements. However, in our daily practical use, it can be clearly observed that the actual life of bearings with the same appearance under the same working conditions is quite different. What caused this.

1. Improper installation (about 16%)

1. The force is too strong during installation, and hitting the bearing with a hammer is the biggest damage to the bearing; it is also the main cause of deformation.

2. Installation deviation or not installed in the bearing position, resulting in too small bearing clearance. The inner and outer rings are not at the same center of rotation, resulting in misalignment.

Suggestion: Choose appropriate or professional bearing installation tools, and use special instruments to test after installation.

2. Pollution (about 14%)

Pollution can also cause premature damage to the bearing. Pollution means that sand, dust, metal chips, etc. enter the bearing. The main reasons include: opening the bearing packaging too early before use, causing pollution; the working environment is not clean during installation, causing pollution; the working environment of the bearing is not clean, and the working medium is polluted.

Suggestion: It is best not to unpack the bearing before use; keep the installation environment clean during installation and clean the bearing to be used; strengthen the sealing device of the bearing.

3. Poor lubrication (about 50%)

According to investigations, poor lubrication is one of the main causes of premature bearing damage. Including failure to fill lubricant or lubricating oil in time; lubricant or lubricating oil not filling in place; improper selection of lubricant or lubricating oil; incorrect lubrication method, etc.

Recommendation: Choose the correct lubricant or lubricating oil, and use the correct lubrication filling method.

Fourth, fatigue (about 34%)

Fatigue damage is a common damage method for bearings. Common causes of fatigue damage may be: long-term overload operation of the bearing; failure to repair in time; improper maintenance; equipment aging.

Suggestion: Choose the appropriate bearing type and replace the fatigue bearing in time.
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