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Bearing Analysis


Proactive Maintenance
This is combination of preventative and predictive maintenance that potentially can stabilize the dependability of the equipment.

Reactive Maintenance

This is a "keep going until it breaks" practice. This is usually due to staffing issues.

Preventative Maintenance
This is a time or machine schedule of planned maintenance, that detects the degredation of equipment, with the purpose of extending the life of the equipment, or keeping it within normal depreciation.

Predictive Maintenance
This is an isolated examination schedule of planned maintenance, that detects the degredation of equipment, with the purpose of extending the life of the equipment or keeping it within normal depreciation. Instead of it being at regular intervals, the equipment is examined to determine whether or not the maintenance is needed or not.



Bearing Analysis For Electrical Only

Depending on where you work, the maintenance agreement may only span so far. For instance, if you have new equipment and it's mostly under warranty, you may be only required to do warranty checks. For the sake of this portion though, we're going to assume that you're having to do the full gamut of tests. Once again, different facilities, different procedures. If you see any that we're missing, let us know and we'll certainly add yours to the list.

Bearing Lubrication
This is a massive topic for bearing analysis. One third of all premature bearing failures are directly related to inadequate and/or improper lubricant. If your company is large enough, there is probably a system in place that automatically lubricates hard to reach areas automatically. If not, then you’re probably used to an extensive amount of downtime by locking and tagging out equipment on a regular basis. Once again, this depends on what industry you are too. A robotic plant versus a power generation facility has a completely different set of issues and equipment.

Bearing Installation
Proper Installation is critical for proper running conditions of any piece of equipment, electrical or not. Most facilities require you to work directly with a millwright, and you’ve probably seen plenty of mechanical failures due to misalignment.


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