Lifespan Of The Ball Bearing

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The actual user of a ball bearing is going to be able to determine the lifespan of the bearing easier than a Houston bearing supply vendor. The calculated life of a bearing is commonly referred to as the L10 life. To calculate the L10 an assumption must be made, the assumption is the bearing will make “X” amount of revolutions before any type of metal fatigue occurs. Fatigue is making reference to the breakdown of metals or gradual weakening because of constant strain. Because the person using the bearing knows more about the environment that, the bearing is used and the type of stress placed on the bearing he will best be able to determine the L10 or at least provide an accurate estimated time frame.

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Lifespan Of The Ball Bearing

  1. 1. Lifespan Of The Ball BearingThe actual user of a ball bearing is going to be able todetermine the lifespan of the bearing easier than a Houston bearing supply vendor. Thecalculated life of a bearing is commonly referred to as the L10 life. To calculate the L10 anassumption must be made, the assumption is the bearing will make “X” amount of revolutionsbefore any type of metal fatigue occurs. Fatigue is making reference to the breakdown of metalsor gradual weakening because of constant strain. Because the person using the bearing knowsmore about the environment that, the bearing is used and the type of stress placed on the bearinghe will best be able to determine the L10 or at least provide an accurate estimated time frame.Here are a few factors Houston bearing supply vendors suggest using to determining the L10: Type of material that makes up the bearing Type of stress the bearing will be used under The amount of time the bearing will be facing stressWe do not live in a perfect world and there are times you have a bearing that does not live up tothe expected time frame. When premature bearing failure occurs, the most common two reasonsare that the lubricant became exposed to water or some type of moisture. Another reason forpremature failure is too much lubrication can cause high heat and damage to the bearing.Moisture and a bearing are a very bad combination that will inevitably lead to problems.Minimal moisture in bearing oil can reduce the bearing life by 48%. Water or moisture can enterthrough package leakage, cooling temperature inside the case, or moisture-laden air. It is veryimportant to practice care when you introduce water around any type of bearing.When it comes to the amount of lubrication the bearing is able to move to freely cause it toconsume too much energy. The energy will heat up the lubricant causing depletion of itsviscosity and later making the lubricant form solids as in varnish or coke.For more information on all kinds of bearings, please contact the local supply vendors. They willbe more informative about the various types of industrial bearings, radial bearings, bearinghousings and so much more. Houston bearing supply professionals will be able to share theirknowledge on the types of bearings available and explain about determine the bearing life cycle.HoustonBearingSupply

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