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NTN to hold roller bearing application and maintenance seminar in November

Mississauga, ON -- The fall 2004 session of NTN Canada's Roller Bearing Application and Maintenance Seminar has bee...


Mississauga, ON — The fall 2004 session of NTN Canada’s Roller Bearing Application and Maintenance Seminar has been scheduled for Nov. 15-18 at the company’s new headquarters and training facility in Mississauga, Ont.

The intensive, 3-1/2 day course on the design, application and maintenance of anti-friction bearings, is presented using lectures and hands-on workshops. The workshops have been selected to highlight common maintenance problems that result in premature bearing failure.

In conjunction with classroom lectures, participants will learn the correct procedures for mounting the following types of bearings:

– large bore spherical roller bearings (including the use of hydraulics)
– tapered roller bearings (mounting and setting end play)
– deep groove ball bearings
– cylindrical roller bearings
– bearing units
– small bore spherical roller bearing pillow blocks.

Participants also will learn the fundamentals of current bearing technology. including:
– bearing design and materials
– cage configurations and materials: features and benefits
– extra precision: what is required
– bearing life: theory vs. reality.

Presenters include Dan Leah, an engineer with over 25 years of experience in the bearing industry; Randy Ikenouye, assistant engineering manager for NTN’s industrial sector, who has over nine years working in the bearing industry; Sonny Wilcox, service manager for NTN, who has over 20 years experience in all aspects of the bearing business; and Marcus Wickert, who has worked with the NTN Bearing Engineering team for over 11 years and is currently its manager.

The program ideally is suited to anyone involved in the maintenance of machinery and specifically, those whose duties include the installation and maintenance of anti-friction bearings. The program is structured so that it is not specific to any particular industry.

The cost is $995 per person, including materials, lunches and refreshments. For more information, contact NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada, tel. 905-564-2700 or 1-800-405-6720, fax 905-564-9023, or download a registration form from www.ntn.ca.