Safety in main­te­nance

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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.

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