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Bearing failures

Rolling bearing damage is disruptive, but often avoidable. The six articles in this chapter will not only present relevant types of damage and their causes, but also tips for prevention and early detection. Fatigue damage is naturalbearing damage and occurs after reaching a fatigue life of the material. Conversely, there are a number ofunnaturaltypes of damage, including wear, plastic deformation, cracks and fractures, which often occur due to insufficient lubrication or contaminants in the lubricant. Corrosion usually occurs after the rolling bearing comes into contact with water or other chemical substances. You will also find an article on the subject of electro-erosion, which is understood to mean structural changes and material removal that occur due to the transfer of damaging electrical currents. 

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Cracks and fractures

Cracks and fractures are not only extremely annoying, they are also one of the most common types of rolling bearing damage. The reasons for such

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This article (based on ISO 15243) is all about electro-erosion – but what is it? Electro-erosion is understood to be a local structural change and

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Have you ever heard of corrosion? Corrosion is basically divided into two main forms according to ISO 15243: Corrosion by moisture and fretting corrosion. Fretting

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Plastic deformation

You may have already learned interesting facts about damage types such as fatigue damage or wear in our other articles. This article concerns another type

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Rolling bearings, like other mechanical components, encounter problems such as wear. Wear describes the progressive removal of material from surfaces and is caused by two

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Fatigue damage

If a rolling bearing “packs up” after some time despite correct bearing selection, lubrication and handling, it is very likely to be fatigue damage. Fatigue

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