Engineering & Analysis Reporting
HiTech’s ball and roller bearings have a solid reputation for quality, reliability and consistency. However, bearings—like any mechanical device—are subject to serviceability issues. Failure may occur due to improper mounting, lubrication, environment, loading, maintenance, or contamination after installation. NHBB has a versatile technical staff with extensive experience in the analysis of ball and roller bearings in the event of failure. Using specialized knowledge, analytical tools and precision measuring and testing equipment, the cause for bearing failure can often be determined quickly and succinctly.
Specific hardware and/or information is required to successfully perform a bearing analysis:
- All bearing hardware, preferably in the assembled state as removed from the application with minimal disruption;
- Installation information, including interfacing hardware details, materials and fit-up;
- Bearing serial numbers and manufacturing lot numbers, if available;
- Historical information describing the conditions under which the bearings operated, including speeds, loads, temperatures and atmospheric conditions, as well as any unusual shock, vibration, electrical arcing or handling situations to which the bearing was subjected.
When service or failure analysis is required, please contact HiTech’s Applications Engineering department.