Miba Industrial Bearings manufactures custom-engineered designs and bearings built to customer prints, but even when asked to build the customer’s design, we may recommend improvements to optimize the bearing for the application.
One such case was a compressor company based in the US who contacted Miba for input concerning some hot running bearings in the field. Miba provided bearing data for the existing customer design and a new high-performance Advantage bearing with pocket feed direct lubrication, copper chrome pads and pad cooling orifices.
The existing field bearing was running at 246F/119C, and after installing the upgraded Advantage bearings, the analysis confirmed the bearing temperatures were reduced 38F / 21C! The customer was so happy with the outcome that they are considering making the new upgraded Miba design their new standard for future compressor production.