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Can Your Replacement Parts Do the Job?

Making sure you have the right replacement parts can help keep downtime to a minimum.

Sometimes in a particular system, failure of certain parts is usually the cause of downtime. A common solution to this problem is to ensure you have excess spare parts on hand.

Your mechanical counterparts may be doing this with certain bearings, for example. They keep plenty of certain ones on hand, because they are always replacing those. But the real problem is the bearings cannot do the job they are being asked to do. Either a different bearing must be used or the bearing’

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