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Kaydon Bearings frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What types of bearings can you remanufacture?

What is the value of having my bearing remanufactured?

How much savings can be realized versus buying a new replacement bearing?

Does Kaydon provide remanufacturing services for competitors' bearings?

What are your size limitations for remanufacturing a bearing?

Does Kaydon inspect new or previously remanufactured bearings that have been in storage?

Does Kaydon offer on-site inspections?

Who is responsible for inbound freight charges?

Do we need to disassemble or clean our bearing prior to submitting?

How long will it take to inspect the bearing once it has been received by Kaydon?

Is there an inspection charge for bearings submitted for evaluation?

Will you provide a quote prior to starting the bearing remanufacturing?

Does the repair price include return freight?

Do you replace the components?

How long does it take to remanufacture a bearing?

Is there an expedited or emergency delivery option available?

Does Kaydon offer long-term packaging for remanufactured bearings?

Does Kaydon offer a warranty for remanufactured bearings?

Are new replacement bearings available if the inspected bearing is non-repairable?

If our bearing is non-repairable, will Kaydon return the bearing assembled?

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What types of bearings can you remanufacture?

Kaydon infinite® remanufacturing solutions include all ball bearings and roller bearings, regardless of the original manufacturer:

  • thrust ball bearings & thrust roller bearings
  • radial ball bearings & radial roller bearings
  • cross roller bearings
  • single row ball bearings & roller bearings
  • double row, angular contact bearings
  • three row roller bearings
  • four-point contact ball bearings
  • eight-point contact ball bearings
  • cylindrical roller bearings
  • thin section ball bearings and roller bearings

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What is the value of having my bearing remanufactured?

Bearing repair offers substantial savings, short lead-times, and the extension of your bearing's life.

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How much savings can be realized versus buying a new replacement bearing?

Generally you can realize savings of 50% or more compared to buying a new replacement bearing from the manufacturer.

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Does Kaydon provide remanufacturing services for competitors' bearings?

Yes, Kaydon can remanufacture bearings from any manufacturer.

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What are your size limitations for remanufacturing a bearing?

Kaydon remanufactures bearings ranging in size from 10" to 240" (25 cm to 6.1 m).

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Does Kaydon inspect new or previously remanufactured bearings that have been in storage?

Yes, Kaydon can inspect, recertify, and provide a warranty for bearings that have been in storage.

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Does Kaydon offer on-site inspections?

Yes, for a nominal fee. However, it is recommended that all bearings ship to the Kaydon facility for proper evaluation.

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Who is responsible for inbound freight charges?

Inbound freight charges are the responsibility of the customer.

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Do we need to disassemble or clean our bearing prior to submitting?

Kaydon does not require that the bearing be cleaned prior to submitting; however we do recommend you remove any external grease if possible.

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How long will it take to inspect the bearing once it has been received by Kaydon?

Kaydon's standard inspection time is one week. Additional inspection time may be required for extra large-diameter and precision bearings.

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Is there an inspection charge for bearings submitted for evaluation?

In most cases there are no inspections fees; however, Kaydon does charge a minimal inspection fee for special or high-precision bearings, as well bearings exceeding 96".

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Will you provide a quote prior to starting the bearing remanufacturing?

Yes, repair work will not commence without a customer purchase order.

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Does the repair price include return freight?

No, all remanufactured bearings are returned freight collect.

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Do you replace the components?

Yes, Kaydon's standard repair process includes new rolling elements, separators, and seals.

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How long does it take to remanufacture a bearing?

Kaydon's standard lead-time for bearings under 90" is four weeks. Delivery for precision bearings and bearings exceeding 90" is 10 to 12 weeks.

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Is there an expedited or emergency delivery option available?

Yes, expedited delivery services are available from Kaydon at a minimal cost premium.

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Does Kaydon offer long-term packaging for remanufactured bearings?

Yes, Kaydon is able to offer special packaging for long-term storage.

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Does Kaydon offer a warranty for remanufactured bearings?

Yes, Kaydon remanufactured bearings carry a one-year warranty from date of shipment; this applies only to workmanship and materials.

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Are new replacement bearings available if the inspected bearing is non-repairable?

Yes, replacement bearings are available from Kaydon, regardless of the original manufacturer.

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If our bearing is non-repairable, will Kaydon return the bearing assembled?

No, Kaydon will only re-assemble bearings that have been remanufactured.

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