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14 - MMS - Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences

MMS 140 - Bearings Types, Installation & Disassembling

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MMS 140 25 September 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 140 20 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MMS 140 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course is designed to help the participants to master the fundamentals of bearing technology. The program covers proper bearing installation, removal, lubrication and troubleshooting. It introduces a maintenance employee to the basic types of bearings and common nomenclature used.  Bearing installation and maintenance is discussed with a focus on preventing premature failure.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the definition of a bearing
  • Understanding the different types of bearings
  • Being familiar with bearing wear and life expectancy
  • Understanding protective housings for bearings
  • Explaining the different types of loads

Who Should Attend?

  • Those who aspire to increase their knowledge of bearings techniques
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Maintenance supervisors
  • Maintenance managers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • The Bearing Equation
  • Improvements in Bearing Materials and Design
  • Dynamic Load Ratings of Bearings vs. Actual Forces
  • Bearing Components
  • Plain Bearings
  • Ball or Roller Bearings

Day 2

  • Cage Assembly
  • Seals, Shields, Snap-rings, and Bearing Hardware
  • Types of Radial Ball Bearings and Their Uses
  • Types of Radial Roller Bearings and Their Uses
  • Pre-mounted Bearings (Flange, Pillow Block, etc.)
  • Understanding Manufacturers Identification Numbers

Day 3

  • ABMA Identification
  • Identifying Bearing Hardware
  • Internal Clearance and Bearing Application
  • ABEC and RBEC Tolerances
  • Bearing Installation
  • The Importance of Cleanliness

Day 4

  • Mounting Tapered Shaft Bearings
  • Proper Bearing Fits and Methods to Correct Loose Fits
  • Proper Bearing Installation Using Heat, Force, and other Methods
  • Bearing Lubrication
  • Purpose of Lubrication in Bearings

Day 5

  • When to Use Oil vs. Grease
  • Lubrication Methods and Frequency
  • Bearing Failure Analysis
  • Proper Disassembly and Cleaning for Inspection
  • Common Failure Modes