Learn Bearing Handling and Storage methods from the Experts.

Bearings are machined elements that work in a high precision environment. Correct handling of bearings is critical to obtain an optimal performance.

Recommendations for bearing storage

  • Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture
  • Store on a raised base (30cm above the floor), to avoid dust accumulation
  • Maintain stable temperature of storage area (around 20°C)
  • Maintain humidity levels (below 65%) to prevent rusting
  • Do not stack bearings in many layers to avoid falling and consequential damage
  • Use bearings on a first-in and first-out basis, to use older packs first
  • Take maximum care to save bearings from impact shocks like dropping, etc. as it can damage the raceways, rolling element or the cage.

Recommendations for bearing transportation and handling

  • Protect bearing from falling when transporting
  • Handle heavy bearing cases with forklift or hoist
  • Do not roll large bearings when shifting places
  • Always cover bearings with clean packing paper
  • To avoid contamination, do not open the bearing pack until installation
  • Avoid direct human contact with bearing. Use proper tools and wear gloves to protect them from rust or contamination
Bearing Handling