Early failure detection for bearings in electrical environments

Conference contribution
(Conference Contribution)

Publication Details

Author(s): Zürcher M, Heinzler V, Schlücker E, Esmaeili K, Harvey T, Holweger W, Wang L
Publisher: British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
Publication year: 2017
Language: English


Bearings in electrical environments have been the subject of many publications. These bearings tend to be the victims of early failure in many different applications. In some cases, insulating or grounding the bearings can prevent the failure, but in other cases, especially in combination with the failure mechanism of white etching cracks, no definitive final answer has yet been proposed. In this work, a test-rig that can create white etching cracks in combination with an electric load is used to test a newly developed electrostatic sensor and to further investigate the root causes of the mechanisms of white etching crack formation for early failure detection.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Heinzler, Volker
Lehrstuhl für Prozessmaschinen und Anlagentechnik
Zürcher, Manuel
Lehrstuhl für Prozessmaschinen und Anlagentechnik

External institutions with authors

Schaeffler AG

How to cite

Zürcher, M., Heinzler, V., Schlücker, E., Esmaeili, K., Harvey, T., Holweger, W., & Wang, L. (2017). Early failure detection for bearings in electrical environments. London, GB: British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.

Zürcher, Manuel, et al. "Early failure detection for bearings in electrical environments." Proceedings of the 1st World Congress on Condition Monitoring 2017, WCCM 2017, London British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, 2017.


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