Bearing cleaning

Update:01-02-2019
Summary:

When the bearing is removed and inspected, the appearan […]

When the bearing is removed and inspected, the appearance record is first recorded by photography. Also, verify the amount of lubricant remaining and sample the lubricant before cleaning the bearings.

a. The cleaning of the bearing is carried out by rough washing and fine washing, and a metal mesh frame can be placed on the bottom of the used container.

b. When rough washing, remove the grease or adhesive with a brush or the like in the oil. At this time, if the bearing is rotated in the oil, be careful that the rolling surface will be damaged by foreign matter or the like.

c. When washing finely, slowly rotate the bearing in the oil and carry out it carefully.

The cleaning agent generally used is a neutral non-aqueous diesel oil or kerosene, and a warm alkali liquid or the like is sometimes used as needed. Regardless of which cleaning agent is used, it is often filtered and kept clean.

Immediately after cleaning, apply anti-rust oil or anti-rust grease to the bearing.

Inspection and judgment

In order to judge whether the removed bearing can be reused, it is important to check its dimensional accuracy, rotation accuracy, internal clearance, mating surface, raceway surface, cage and seal. Large bearings cannot be rotated by hand. Pay attention to the appearance of rolling elements, raceways, cages, ribs, etc. The higher the importance of bearings, the more careful inspection is required.