MAIN DRIVE – SLEWING BEARING

WARNING

Disconnect main power supply before performing maintenance.

Lockout/tagout the spiral according to your company’s lockout/tagout before performing maintenance.

WARNING

Entanglement hazard due to exposed gear • Keep hands away from moving parts

 

Lubrication and Maintenance

The bearing must be greased immediately after installation and wash down. The recommended lubricants are to be used – FML2 for non-freezer applications & Lubriplate for freezer applications. This bearing has four (4) grease points. Grease each point, us same grease nipple for all four points.

The bearing should be rotated during relubrication until a fresh collar of grease is seen to form around the whole circumference of the bearing gaps and lip seals. It is the responsibility of the maintenance personnel to ensure that the correct amounts of grease at individual regular intervals are administered to the bearing, determined by regular monitoring of the lubricated condition of the bearing raceway.

The amount of lubrication will need to be increased and the lubrication intervals shortened in extreme conditions, such as in blast freezers or high humidity proofing systems.

NOTICE

Effective lubrication is essential for the raceway. This is the only way to achieve a satisfactory service life. Optimum use of lubricant and intervals increase the availability of the system.

 

 

Inspection and maintenance intervals

Time interval What to do?
  • Daily
  • Check for bearing unit noise.
  • Weekly
  • Check bearing lubrication
  • It is the responsibility of the maintenance personnel to ensure that the correct amounts of grease at individual regular intervals are administered
  • Examination of bearing bolts.
  • Monthly
  • Inspect bearing for wear, cracks or tilting.
  • Every 3000 operating hours, at least every 6 months
  • Visual inspection of the seals, renew the seal if it is damaged.