Since rolling bearings are high precision machine parts, they must be handled accordingly. Even if high quality bearings are used, their expected performance cannot be achieved if they are not handle properly. The main precaution to be observed are as follows:
1)Keep Bearings and Surroundings Area Clean Dust and dirty, even if invisible to the naked eye,have harmful effects on bearings.It is necessary to prevent the entry of dust and dirty by keeping the bearings and their environment as clean as possible.
Heavy shocks during handling may cause bearings to be scratched or otherwise damaged possibly resulting in their failure. Excessively strong impacts may cause breaking or cracking.
3)Use Proper Tools
Always use the proper equipment when handling bearings and avoid general purpose tools.
4) Prevent Corrosion
Since perspiration on the hands and various other contaminants may cause corrosion, keep the hands clean when handling bearings. Wear gloves if possible. Pay attention to rust of bearing caused by corrosive gasses.
From: NSAR Bearings
Date: Sep. 06th, 2017