Safety in maintenance
Bearings eventually reach the end of their service life and will normally be replaced. Although bearings may become damaged during removal, it is important to ensure the service life of the replacement bearing is not compromised while ensuring the safety of maintenance staff. The use of proper mounting and dismounting tools for the task and bearing help to achieve both of these goals.
MOUNTING AND DISMOUNTING
Mounting and dismounting of most bearings is achieved through using mechanical force applied to the bearing rings with a hammer, press or other forms of leverage. During this process the risk of damage or accidents is much higher without the use of proper tools or maintenance practices.
The SKF Bearing Fitting Tool Kit TMFT 36 is designed for quick and precise mounting of bearings with bore diameters from 10 to 55 mm, while minimising the risk of bearing damage. The right combination of impact ring and sleeve allows effective transmission of mounting force to the bearing ring with the interference fit, minimising the risk of damaging the bearing’s raceways or rolling elements.
TMMA SERIES DISMOUNTING TOOLS
Equipped with spring-operated arms and a solid design, the patented SKF EasyPull is one of the most user-friendly and safe tools on the market. Ergonomically designed, the spring-operated arms enable the user to position the puller behind the component with just one movement. The SKF EasyPull is available in mechanical and hydraulically assisted versions, as well as complete kits with a tri-section pulling plate and a puller protection blanket.
TKTL LASER THERMOMETER & TKTI THERMAL CAMERA
Infrared thermometers are portable, lightweight instruments for safely measuring temperature at a distance. They are extremely user-friendly; simply aim and pull the trigger and the temperature is shown on the display. These robust instruments s are equipped with a back-lit display and laser sighting. They are fitted with a bright LED illuminator to allow the application object to be e seen even in poorly lit environments.
Using an SKF Thermal camera is a proactive way to help you detect problems before they occur, increasing uptime and improving safety. They allow you to be able to visualise potential problems, invisible to the naked eye, by presenting a picture of the heat distribution of an asset. The thermal image, presented on a large LCD screen, shows you where the temperature is either too hot or too cold allowing you to pinpoint oint potential problems fast.
SYSTEM 24 LUBRICATORS
The SKF TLSD series is the first choice when a simple and reliable automatic lubricator is required under variable temperatures, or when the application conditions (such as vibration, limited space or hazardous environments) require ire a remote mounting.
LAGM GREASE METER
The amount delivered per stroke by grease guns depends on many variables. It is generally difficult to supply an accurate quantity of grease when manually lubricating bearings. The right amount of grease, however, is critical for the bearings’ service life, as over- or under-greasing can result in machine breakdown. Excessive greasing can lead to leakage and grease spills that can be a slip hazard.