Case Study: Pulp and Paper - Split MICRO-TEC® II

LER rings were being used as bearing protection for Split Pillow Block bearings on 8 hammermill machines. The bearings and seals were directly exposed to steam that washes out the grease lubricant and then condenses inside the bearings causing failure. Each machine contains 4 seals that were being replaced about every 12 weeks. The replacement took 5 hours of maintenance time and required 2 maintenance technicians