Post Service Analysis
Our precision miniature and instrument bearings have proven to be highly reliable when used within the defined limits of their capabilities. However, bearings, like any mechanical device, are subject to failure. Failure may occur due to improper mounting, lubrication, environment, loading, maintenance or contamination after installation, as well as poor workmanship or material deficiencies.
NHBB maintains a technical staff experienced in the analysis of bearing failure. Using their specialized knowledge, analytical tools and ultra-precision measuring and testing equipment, the cause of bearing failure can often be determined. This capability is available to customers experiencing bearing-related problems. In the event that post-service bearing analysis is desired, please contact a NHBB sales representative who will make the necessary arrangements.
Hardware and information required to successfully perform a post-service analysis include:
- All bearing components and the assembly in which the bearing was used
- Bearing manufacturing lot numbers, if available
- Historical information which describes the conditions under which the device operated, such as speed, loads, temperature and atmospheric conditions, as well as any unusual shock, vibration, electrical arcing or handling situations to which the device was subjected
Upon completion of the bearing analysis, a detailed report will be provided noting our findings.