Bearings and the Manufacturing Process

Ball Bearings for Industrial Machines

How are your bearings? If they’re the right kind of bearings for the machines and equipment you have, then hopefully things are running smoothly. When you have a smooth production process, then you have the potential for a profitable process. Ideally, you want to reduce production costs while improving productivity, right? Bearing selection matters.

Bearings Are Important to the Manufacturing Process

You want to make sure you have good bearings that are doing the job they’re intended to do– otherwise, you have probable machine failure, which leads to down time… and that’s detrimental to making a profit. If bearings aren’t working well, that can slow up the effectiveness of a machine so that it’s not giving 100%.

Mechanical wear is something to take note of– you want to catch it before it messes up the production line. Surface degradation often leads to mechanical wear. If possible, consider using low-friction bearings. Why? They can reduce frictional movement by 30 percent or more, and this, in turn, reduces surface degradation which then reduces the risk of a machine not working properly.

Machines use energy. If you want to reduce your energy costs, make sure your bearings are working well. Again, low-friction bearings might be a smart choice, because they use less energy (and therefore less money) than other bearings.

One more thing about low-friction bearings– they reduce abrasion which means the machines produce less heat. This can improve employee productivity, since the working environment will be more comfortable. Would you rather work in a room that’s 70 degrees or 90 degrees? The cooler, the better if you want employees to be able to concentrate on their work and not feel sleepy because it’s too hot inside.

When you have questions about bearings, contact Seiffert Industrial for valuable advice; Please call 1-800-856-0129. Located in Richardson, Texas, Seiffert Industrial’s has been helping industrial businesses keep their machines aligned for years.