While it may seem simple in the scheme of a large project, the manner in which a bearing is installed and quality tested is essential to the success of any mechanical system.
If the installation of the bearing is not done properly or the quality-testing methods fall short, a variety of problems can arise. By following the installation tips outlined below and ensuring the proper quality checks have been performed, your bearings should work well from the point of installation.
Conducting quality checks on the bearings after installation is extremely important and can be done in a number of ways. igus® uses a pin-gauge test, also called a “go / no-go” test, to make sure our bearings are within specifications and will work properly once in service. Keep in mind, all measurement testing should be conducted after the bearing is press-fit into the housing. Prior to press-fitting, the bearing is oversized and may not conform to the listed specifications.