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Some of the proper manufacturing processes increase the prolonged lifespan. Their main disadvantage is the additional cost when these products are high-quality produced by the big manufacturing companies. Copying of the product makes a fiber angle in the material that makes the races less sensitive to variations in the steel and its quality. The compressive lasting pressure decreases the maximum stress and increases the weariness and the lifespan. Especially for the ones with light to medium loads, residual compressive stress can increase the lifespan. Controlled-hardness ones have rolling elements and races matched for hardness.
Roller types of bearings: Cylindrical, Spherical, Tapered, Needle roller
The Rolling-element often work well in non-ideal conditions, but sometimes minor problems cause them to fail quickly and mysteriously. For example, with a stationary (non-rotating) load, small vibrations can gradually press out the lubricant between the races and rollers or balls (false brine ling). Without lubricant the bearing fails, even though it is not rotating and thus is apparently not being used. For these sorts of reasons, much of bearing design is about failure analysis. Vibration based analysis can be used for fault identification of themselves.
Most of the usual limits to the lifespan and durability or the maximum load capacity of a bearing are the three following ones: abrasion, weariness and pressure-induced welding. Abrasion occurs when the surface is worn and gets damaged by hard contaminants such as various chemicals which are scraping the bearing and the material produced of.
Weariness occurs when a material becomes fragile and sensitive after being repeatedly loaded and reused. Small deformation occurs where the ball or the roller touches the race and this is a potential risk of exhaustion and weariness.
Pressure-induced welding can occur when two metal pieces are pressed together at extreme high pressure and they become one. Although balls, rollers and races may have the smooth look, they are rough in a microscopic manner. And this is called a case of pressure induced welding.