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Damage to Reteiners

Damage to Reteiners

Condition Cause Solution
  • Breaking of retainer
  • Wear of pockets or guide
  • Loosening or breaking of rivet
  • Excessive moment load
  • High speed spinning or large fluctuation of speed
  • Poor lubrication
  • Trapping of foreign objects
  • Heavy vibration
  • Poor mounting (cocked bearing)
  • Excessive heat (plastic retainer in particular)
  1. Improvement in load conditions
  2. Improvement in lubrication system and lubricant
  3. Selection of optimum retainer
  4. Improvement in handling
  5. Study on rigidity of shaft and housing

Photo: Retainer of angular contact ball bearing

  • Retainer of angular contact ball bearing
  • Breakage of machined high tension brass casting retainer L1
  • The cause is poor lubrication.

Photo: Retainer of spherical roller bearing

  • Retainer of spherical roller bearing
  • Breakage of partitions between pockets of pressed steel retainer

Photo: Retainer of tapered roller bearing

  • Retainer of tapered roller bearing
  • Breakage of pockets of pressed steel retainer

Photo: Retainer of cylindrical roller bearing

  • Retainer of cylindrical roller bearing
  • Breakage of partitions between pockets of machined high tension brass casting retainer L1.