Inspection and documentation of turning torque, free-state clearance, gear size, and external features.
Disassembly and cleaning
Bearings are disassembled and the races, rolling elements, and spacers are cleaned.
Races undergo visual or magnetic particle inspection to detect cracks or defects. Hardness readings are recorded.
The service department reviews each bearing, application, and test result to determine repairability.
Bearing races are precision-ground to the proper geometry to optimize the bearing load-carrying capability.
The bearing is assembled with new rolling elements and seals, and packed with lubricant.
All critical features are inspected and documented. The bearing is approved by quality control before shipment.
If at any time during the process the repair does not meet Kaydon's demanding specifications, a replacement race or a new bearing can be manufactured. Mine operators can take advantage of big cost savings with our inventory of replacement mining swing bearings.