It is necessary to periodically inspect and maintain the bearing and its operating conditions in order to maximize the bearing life.
In general, the following method is adopted:
(1) Inspection under operating conditions
To determine the bearing replacement periods and replenishment intervals for lubricant, investigate the lubricant properties and consider factors such as operating temperature, vibration, and bearing noise.
(2) Inspection of the bearing
Be sure to investigate the bearing thoroughly during times of periodic machine inspection and part replacement. Check the raceway condition. Determine if damage exists. Confirm if the
bearing can be reused or should be replaced.