From the Experts.
Bearings are a key precision component in any moving machinery and must be handled carefully to ensure they perform to their full potential. Bearings have to be correctly fitted, both onto a shaft and into a housing, as recommended by NSK in our technical catalogs. Consequently, fitting a bearing requires special tools and equipment: from safely heating components to safely applying appropriate forces to achieve assembly. Not observing these practices can lead to damage to a bearing or surrounding parts, premature failure and unnecessary maintenance costs.
NSK offers a complete range of specialist tools to ensure bearings are fitted and removed without damage. This is complemented by available NSK training courses that teach best practice in using these tools and help engineers to develop safe and efficient assembly procedures.
NSK’s range of bearing tools ensures that all components are handled correctly without damage. Having the correct tools for the job ensures that machines are assembled and dismantled correctly and efficiently.
|Fitting tool kit|
|Bearing puller kit|
|Hydraulic pullers and pushers|
|Tri-section press plates|
Accurate alignment of rotating machinery components is extremely important for correct operation and optimum power usage, while preventing early wear and failure of components such as bearings, gears, seals and couplings.
NSK’s laser alignment equipment includes devices for both shaft and belt drive systems:
|Laser shaft alignment tool|
|Laser belt alignment tool|
NSK Web Tools and Apps
NSK Bearing Calculation Tools
Calculate bearing life, recommended fits and clearances, frequencies, lubrication viscosities and relubrication intervals, frictional moment and speeds with NSK NAVI-FOCUS.
NSK Bearing CAD Models
Select your bearing type, validate suitability of dimensional and performance criteria, and download the CAD model to incorporate into your machine and equipment design.
AIP Cost-Savings Calculator
Quantifiable improvement is derived from reduced bearing usage, maintenance costs and lost production. Calculate the total attainable cost savings from an NSK recommended solution.
AIP Cost-Benefit Calculator
Improvement may require short-term investment to achieve long-term efficiency gains. Calculate the break-even point where an NSK solution begins to yield cost benefits.