Common Causes of Air Bearing Failure

The most common causes of Air Bearing Failure are Air Contamination & Out of Balance Forces causing vibration, which in worst case, causes the shaft to 'touch down' on the bearing surface, resulting in a shaft seizure. Air Contamination can be prevented by frequent servicing of your air filters, & where necessary replacement of air feed piping. Out of Balance Forces can be prevented by only assembling tooling recommended by Loadpoint Bearings Ltd, & ensuring that the tooling is adequately balanced to G0.4 (0.001gcm). Component balancing is a service that is provided by Loadpoint Bearings Ltd.

Air Contamination

Out of Balance Forces

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