Proper bearing handling can help to prevent bearing failures, when handling, inspecting or mounting bearings, one should treat them as precision instruments. Most bearing failures are caused by the user’s poor handling techniques.
- bearing should never be handled with bare hands. Talc-free finger cots or talc-free surgical gloves should be worn.
- work area must be clean, no dust.
- bearing should be kept in original packaging until they are ready to be installed.
- bearing must be stored in a clean and dry environment with stable temperature.
- don’t clean the housing and shafts with shop rags or cotton swab when installing.
- proper mounting tools should be adopted and kept clean.
- bearing should never be subjected to shock or impact load.
- when fitting a bearing, force should be applied only to the ring that is being fitted.