BEARING STAKING, REMOVAL & TESTING
The use of makeshift bearing installation tools and methods can result in several expensive unintended consequences. At its worst, the misapplication of force can result in significant damage to both the bearing and the housing. At best, parts are subjected to unnecessary stresses that could potentially shorten their serviceable life requiring more frequent maintenance cycles and increased potential for unexpected failure. Designed to meet OEM specifications these risks are easily avoidable with the use of appropriate staking, swaging, cutting tools and proof load testers.
The Swaging/Staking tools are designed for easily repeatable bearing installation and removal; these tools are available in forms suitable for shop environments or more portable on-site repair applications. Most commonly used for installation of bearings with V-grooves the swaging or staking tools come in a variety of forms:
evenly push the bearing material over the housing by combining a rotating action and downward pressure to ensure an even and superior swage. Click here to view the Swaging animation.
are in combination with an arbor press may be used to swage both sides of a bearing at once.
SEGMENT AND BALL STAKERS
are designed to meet specific installation specifications.
CUSTOM STAKING AND SWAGE TOOLS
are also available for various applications, for housing over bearing and installation where sleeve bearings are in use.
Equally important as proper installation, is the correct removal of the bearing. Cutting tools are designed to remove a specific bearing with minimum damage to the housing assembly, saving the added expense of reworking the housing.
PROOF LOAD TOOLS
are specifically designed to meet the bearing and OEM requirements for installation and retention.
Custom solutions are available, contact us.