When linear bearing systems fail prematurely, the reason almost always involves an overlooked application error. These errors fall into just five different categories and when left unchecked, can reduce the life of a bearing by 50 percent or more:
- Misalignment of the bearing rails and moving elements.
- Inadequate lubrication of the bearing’s unsealed components.
- Contamination of the bearing rails and raceways.
- Crash on start-up.
- Excess speed and acceleration.
Rollon has now made it easier than ever to avoid the application mistakes that threaten bearing life with a new playbook explaining the five causes of bearing failure in detail and offering advice on how to steer clear of them.