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AST Article on Bearing Failure Analysis Featured in Design World’s BearingTips

AST has once again been published in Bearing Tips, a leading resource from Design World that covers comprehensive bearing news and tech tips.

Our article focuses on bearing failure analysis and the process AST Bearings follows to help customers determine what went wrong and how to prevent future failures.

As we share in the article:

“AST’s engineers have been compiling data from our failure analysis for the past 25 years. The most common causes of premature bearing failure are fatigue, improper lubrication, contamination, and improper handling or installation techniques.

When our engineer determines the cause of a failure, we then work with our customers to implement changes and provide a variety of solutions to increase life, or eliminate intermittent failures. Not only does AST initiate design changes when appropriate, the company’s bearing specialists also conduct training seminars for personnel handling or installing bearings.”

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