Bearing the Load: Strategies for Protecting MachineryBy SKF
The cement industry is well known as a demanding operating environment. Machinery used in cement plants must withstand some of the toughest conditions in the manufacturing sector. High temperatures, excess vibration, multiple contaminants and heavy loads all conspire to undermine machine performance - and raise the spectre of an unplanned shutdown.
This threatens to reduce profitability at a time when the cement sector cannot afford to trim its margins any further. Despite these challenges, cement manufacturers can improve production efficiency and reduce costs by paying closer attention to the bearings that sits at the heart of their rotating machinery.