Mounting and dismounting
To provide proper bearing performance and prevent premature failure, skill and cleanliness when mounting ball and roller bearings are necessary.
As precision components, rolling bearings should be handled carefully when mounting. It is also important to choose the correct method of mounting and to use the correct tool for the job. The comprehensive SKF range of maintenance products includes mechanical and hydraulic tools and heating equipment as well as other products for mounting and maintenance. This full line of products will facilitate and speed the work, giving professional results. For more information, see Maintenance products.
To realize maximum bearing service life, a bearing must be installed correctly - which often is more difficult than it appears, especially where large size bearings are concerned. To be sure that bearings are mounted and maintained properly, SKF offers seminars and hands-on training courses as part of the SKF Reliability Systems concept. Installation and maintenance assistance may also be available from your local SKF company.
The information provided in the following section is quite general and is intended primarily to indicate what must be considered by machine and equipment designers in order to facilitate bearing mounting and dismounting. More detailed descriptions of the actual mounting and dismounting procedures can be found in the publication "SKF Bearing Maintenance Handbook" which is available through your local SKF representative or online at SKF @ptitude Exchange.
Detailed instructions for a selected bearing can be found at skf.com/mount.