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Bearing failures can be prevented with good maintenance, lubrication and analysis

Mechanical failures account for the most outages in industrial rotating machinery with a high majority being a bearing failure. Bearing failure symptoms could include: an audible noise, heat, smell, smoke or vibration. Lubrication is essential to rotating equipment longevity. There is a science to intervals, composition of lubricant and amount

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Preventative maintenance is essential for journal bearings

Journal bearings are a housing shell or metal sleeve that allows a shaft to rotate freely inside while the assembly is structurally supported. Numerous journal bearing applications exist: Journal bearings can be used in low-speed operations (5 rpm or less) in a grease lubricated brass sleeve. Pictured is an oil

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Industrial maintenance critical to keeping pieces and parts running smoothly

Is it balance or vibration issues? Balance is the uneven distribution of weight. Vibration is shaking driven by oscillation and disturbed equilibrium. Industrial preventive maintenance is critical to operations. CMT technicians can tell if it’s balance or vibration issues or something else to keep things running smoothly. Industrial rotating equipment

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CMT moves air moving equipment

Industrial blower units are used in manufacturing facilities to move large volumes of air — often critical to a production process. This machine is currently being refurbished at CMT. The repair process consists of rewinding the drive motor, machining and installing a new shaft, bearing replacement, fan inspection with NDT

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