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Eliminating premature bearing failure

Costly premature bearing failure caused by improper fitting can now be eliminated easily and economically by using the comprehensive bearing mounting and demounting service offered by ERIKS UK, suppliers of industrial products and services.

To help promote its bearing service (available from a nationwide network of 24 ERIKS workshops), the company is offering a discount on bearings, including fitting, for shaft sizes with diameters over 3.5in. Also included at no extra cost for these larger bearings are condition evaluation visits 12 and 24 months after fitting.

In addition to mounting and demounting bearings, ERIKS can fully evaluate bearing systems, for example, lubrication provisions and seals, to ensure that the solution in place is optimized for the application. On the basis of its evaluation, the company will provide recommendations on the best products to use.

According to statistics produced by major bearing manufacturers, a large percentage of bearings fail to meet their normal life expectation because they have been incorrectly installed. Typical problems include poor alignment, defective arrangements for lubrication and errors in clamping that result in the bearings running hot.

The bearing experts in the ERIKS installation teams have been specially trained to ensure that these problems do not occur. As a result, the bearings will deliver longer service life, and the risk of expensive breakdowns is greatly reduced, yielding cost savings that outweigh the small cost of the mounting service itself.

ERIKS UK, Amber Way, Halesowen, W. Mids B62 8WG; tel: (0121) 508 6000; fax: (0121) 508 6255

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