Bearing Reliability in Paper Machines


Hands-on training, audio-visuals, lectures and discussion opportunities. Topics include:
  • Review of bearing basics
  • Shaft and journal preparation
  • Mounting and dismounting
  • Special housings
  • Fundamentals of lubrication
  • Bearing damage causes and analysis.

Course objectives

To provide information to improve the service life of rolling element bearings in paper machines.

Recommended for

  • Service, maintenance, machine repair, roll shop or plant/facility engineering staff of a paper machine
  • Managers and technicians of paper machines and OEM facilities responsible for rolling bearing performance and reliability
  • Rotating equipment engineers, reliability engineers, millwrights, mechanics, and maintenance supervisors
  • Those interested in rolling element bearing and rotating equipment performance in paper machines


  • GRB002 Spherical roller bearings
  • GRB004 CARB toroidal roller bearings
  • EV0L03_no4_p25 High-speed bearing system for future generations of paper machines
  • EV0L07_no4_p24 Improved lubrication in paper machines
  • GS04004 Lubrication Practices in Pulp and Paper Mills
  • SKF_4814 The better bearing solution for drying and yankee cylinders
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