The bearing is not clamped securely and the fillet is too large
The bearing is not clamped securely against mating components
- A bearing that is not properly clamped against an adjacent component might not attain the necessary internal clearance or preload.
- This condition can increase noise levels and have a negative impact on bearing performance.
- A pair of matchable angular contact ball bearings that are not properly clamped.
- This can increase axial clearance in the bearing pair, which can lead to ball sliding damage (smearing), increased noise levels, and lubrication problems.
- Not properly clamping the bearing will also affect positioning of the shaft.
- Make sure that the locking device positions both bearings against their shaft shoulder or spacer.
Fillet (corner radius) too large
- If the fillet of an adjacent component is too large, the bearing will not be supported properly.
- This condition can distort the bearing rings.
- The bearing will not achieve the proper internal clearance (preload).
- Machine the fillet to obtain the proper support.