WBA bearing authenticator App

Date Posted on: October 14, 2019
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Check for counterfeits with the WBA app

Recognize fake bearings in just seconds
Fake bearings are a threat to the safety of both people and equipment. They are the cause of costly downtimes and repairs; destroying productivity and incurring huge expenses. The “Stop Fake Bearings” initiative of the World Bearing Association (WBA) helps you recognize fake bearings so helping you to protect your employees, your equipment and your reputation.

An app for revealing fakes
It isn’t easy to spot fake bearings. They can look like original products and their packaging is often an exact copy. But there is now a way to easily perform a quick initial check: The WBA Check app is recommended by leading international manufacturers such as NSK, Timken, JTEKT (Koyo), NACHI, NTN, Schaeffler (INA/FAG), and SKF.

Download the app and start checking 



How does the App work
Activate the app, and scan the code on the bearing’s packaging. You’ll get a response from the app immediately showing one of these icons:

No code on the product?
This is an older product or that the product doesn’t have a code yet. Contact the manufacturer if you have any doubts about the product’s authenticity.


And remember: only buy your bearings from trusted sources!


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