Misaligned rotating machinery can be very costly to companies as it causes damage to machinery, production slow downs and/or losses and high energy bills. It has been reported that misalignment is the most common cause of machinery malfunction. Poorly aligned machinery can account for 20% to 30% of machine down time, replacement parts and energy costs.
Regular maintenance goes a long way in avoiding breakdowns and extending the life of your rotating machinery. But sometimes equipment fails. Often, bearing failure is the culprit. Precision ball bearings are designed to last a long time. Assuming the application is correct, for maximum longevity, the bearings must be installed correctly, lubricated and maintained.