NSK’s new booklet, Handling Instructions for Bearings, is designed to help bearing users overcome the damaging effects of incorrect mounting and improper handling, which are the most common causes of premature bearing failures.
The free publication is said to be one of the most comprehensive of its type, running to 40 pages and divided into five sections. These deal with all aspects of bearing procedures, including handling of bearings, mounting, maintenance and inspection, dismounting and bearing storage.
All of the sections are easy to assimilate, and are complemented by charts and graphs that provide at-a-glance information on such factors as fits for radial, thrust and taper bearings, grease types and properties, temperature and thermal expansion, preload, tolerances for housing bore diameters, and more.
What also sets the publication apart are the pages in the maintenance and inspection section of the publication, which contain full-colour images of bearings that have failed. Each image is accompanied by a description of the symptom of the failure and its cause.
Free copies of Handling Instructions for Bearings are available from NSK’s Marketing Department: telephone +44 (0)1636 605123. Callers should quote the publication reference HIB/A/E/01.08 and also the title of the publication, Handling Instructions for Bearings.