Sugarcane is passed between rollers in a cane crushing mill for the extraction of juice. These rollers are supported by journal bearings, which are considered to be the heart of the entire plant. Because the efficient and undisrupted functioning of these rollers is critical to the entire operation of a sugar crushing mill. However, journal bearings in these plants are subjected to heavy and shock loads, contamination with juices, hot water, debris from the sugar cane and, sometimes, even dirt. Misalignments and poor maintenance practices also add to the operational challenges on the journal bearings. At times a failure of the journal bearing during the crushing season can bring the plant to a halt and even erode the entire crushing season profits. In such conditions, most journal bearings require to be overhauled after every crushing season.