Subjective OTR inspections on gear couplings should include Noise, Visual, Temperature, grease leaking, guards and keyway. Noise could be caused by:
- Loose Bolts
- Lack of Lubricant
- Chipped Teeth
Listen for abnormal noise. Wearing/broken coupling may have a high-pitched squeak or rattle.
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