GEAPS Exchange 2022 – Why Bearings Fail – How to Select, Maintain, & Properly Guard Bearings
Often, downtime is blamed on poor maintenance or lack of maintenance. Undoubtedly, proper maintenance is important in keeping conveyors in uptime and not downtime. However, there are several operators with exceptional maintenance that struggle with downtime. A contributing and often overlooked cause of downtime is the conveyor’s bearing selection. A mechanical failure is not always a result of poor maintenance, but rather a lack of knowledge of the components that make up the conveyor.