Bearing design considerations for hand tools

By John Wallace, Vice President of Operations, AST Bearings Edited by Mike Santora Handheld power tools are commonplace in many industries from automotive to aerospace. Ball bearings play a critical role in the performance and reliability of these tools and are responsible for handling combined loading conditions (radial and axial), high speed operation, low friction,

SKF TKSA 71 shaft alignment tool

The new SKF TKSA 71 shaft alignment tool is  designed in a compact and durable package to deliver precise measurements for a range of alignment tasks in harsh industrial environments. This tool functions quickly and intuitively using six dedicated software apps tailored for different alignment jobs. The tool ultimately achieves superior alignment performance in demanding […]

Rolling bearings keep motors and generators running

Bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH offers a wide range of rolling bearings for electrical machines. Particularly designed for motors and generators, the bearings are noted for their low running noise, efficient seals, high load ratings and long service life. Electric motors are the driving force behind most industries. In close cooperation with the customers, NKE […]

Maintenance of rolling stock – removal and installation of bearings

At this year’s Railway Interchange exhibition in Indianapolis, Bega Special Tools presented tools for easy and safe installation and removal of bearings and other transmission components in railway vehicles. Rolling stock maintenance is an important part of the railway system. It’s unthinkable what would happen if this was neglected: stalled trains would block rails and […]

SKF Multilog IMx-8 on-line system

The new SKF Multilog IMx-8 on-line system introduces compact and cost-effective technology for monitoring the condition of industrial rotating machinery. This  device offers 8 analog output channels with connectivity to mobile devices and laptops for easy configuration and monitoring. The system equips users with a 24/7 monitoring solution to detect machine faults early, integrate automatic […]

SKF remanufacturing services

SKF remanufacturing services for industrial gearboxes provide cost-effective solutions to refurbish and/or upgrade obsolete or damaged systems and quickly return them to service. A systems approach is applied to diagnose root causes of gearbox failure and prescribe technical remedies to implement proper fixes. This process further engages proprietary modeling and simulation software combined with engineering […]

Thordon Bearings propeller shaft bearing system

Thordon Bearings’ Jacksonville-based distributor Coppedge Marine has secured an order with Tropical Shipping for the  COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system. The COMPAC systems destined for two 300TEU environmentally-compliant box ships under construction in China, at the Guangzhou Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard, will represent a first reference for COMPAC with this shipowner. “Tropical Shipping is […]

SKF new and notable products

SKF has a range of new products available. Here are just a few of the new items from the global bearing and  solutions company. Multipoint Automatic Lubricator- TLMP series Centralized and ready-to-use system to automatically lubricate multiple bearing lubrication points in rotating equipment. Packaged as complete kit for easy installation. One liter reservoir capacity Stirring […]

Schaeffler invests $36.5 Million and creates 105 additional jobs for the Palmetto State

Schaeffler Group USA Inc., a global manufacturer of precision components for the industrial and automotive sectors, today celebrated the grand opening of its expanded manufacturing plant and new administrative building in Fort Mill, S.C. The project resulted in the creation of over 100 South Carolina jobs. The grand opening celebration featured over 100 invited guests […]

Ultra-large spherical roller bearing from Schaeffler

Schaeffler has developed the world’s first sealed 241/1250 spherical roller bearing. Featuring an outside diameter of nearly two meters, the ultra-large 241/1250 bearing was specifically designed for the highest-capacity High-pressure Grinding Roll Crushers (HPGRs) used by the mining industry. Previously only available in an open configuration (i.e., without seals), Schaeffler’s new sealed version of this […]

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When bearings don’t work up to their potential

By Steve Katz, Action Bearing Boston Emerson Bearing Boston Edited by Mike Santora When specifying the correct bearing to use in an application, there are critical factors to take into consideration such as: · Envelope dimensions · Axial and Radial loads to be carried · Speed limits · Inch or Metric design · Lubrication criteria […]

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Schaeffler’s asymmetric spherical roller bearing for wind turbines

A compact tapered roller bearing unit, with a direct flange mounting facility, makes logistics and mounting significantly easier. Spherical roller bearings which have been optimized to the last µ and a new asymmetric spherical roller bearing allow wind turbines to generate energy even more reliably. All the forces from the wind act directly on the […]

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Osborn announces Product Marketing Manager, Load Runners

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds and buffs, has announced Scott Scheider as product marketing manager for its Load Runners division of standard and custom idler rollers. As a product marketing manager, Scheider is responsible for the design and execution of research initiatives and market analysis for the complete Load Runners product portfolio. […]

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Clean steel for bearings

Ovako provides bearing quality clean steel to many of the largest bearing manufacturers in the world. Control from start to finish Ovako is a fully integrated bearing steel producer. We control the whole chain of production, from melting the steel through rolling to producing a finished component. Our product range of tube, bar and ring […]

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IKO miniature bearings in more size and carriage options

IKO International has expanded the number of carriage sizes and options available for its line of miniature bearings. IKO currently offers some of the smallest commercially available miniature bearings, with sizes as small as 1 mm. To handle more robust applications, the company offers standard and wide rail options to its C-Lube Linear Way ML […]

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Nye’s new bearing tester arrives

Bearings are one of the most important machine elements in the world, with billions in operation at any given second. Their operation is critical to carry and transport loads, while also allowing movement. From miniature bearings in computer fans, to under-hood automotive bearings, to large corrugator roller bearings, these elements have a huge impact on […]

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“One-Stop” super precision bearing info resource

Emerson Bearing Boston now serves as a “one-stop” bearing information resource for Original Equipment Manufacturers and Maintenance, Repair and Operations markets around the world. The company has announced the release of a collection of Super Precision Bearing resources to help customers stay current on advances in bearing technology while also assessing their industry application needs. […]

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igus’ self-lubricating, maintenance free ball bearings

For control systems on automobiles and other applications where space and weight restrictions can be problematic, new thin xiros ball bearings from igus are available in accordance with DIN 625 for rotary controls. The  xiros 67 and 68 thin ring bearings are suitable for temperatures ranging from -40 – 176º F, and are available in […]

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Vesconite Bearings renews RINA certification

A ship docking in Trieste, Italy, soon will be the first to install an extra large Vesconite rudder bearing under Vesconite Bearings’ renewed RINA, or Registro Italiano Navale, ship certification. Vesconite Bearings was able to renew the certification for standard Vesconite, Vesconite Hilube and Vesconite Superclad with the global certification organization that is recognized for […]

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Ceramic hybrid radial bearing line

The Boca Bearing Company has announced a new ceramic hybrid radial bearing line for Radio Control applications, the Boca Bearing’s RC Go series. With the introduction of the new RC Go series, Boca Bearing Company hopes to introduce a new generation of RC racers and enthusiasts to ceramic bearing technology. The Boca Bearing’s RC Go […]

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Timken’s 14 step procedure for bearing analysis

Follow these steps for an accurate and complete analysis when investigating any bearing damage or system breakdowns. 1. Gather operating data from bearing monitoring devices; analyze service and maintenance records and charts; and secure application diagrams, graphics or engineering drawings.

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Best practices for bearing failure analysis

By Steven Katz- President, Emerson Bearing Edited by Mike Santora The accurate diagnosis of a bearing failure is imperative to prevent repeat failure and additional expense. Rolling bearings are precision machine elements found in a wide variety of applications. They are typically very reliable even under the toughest conditions. Under normal operating conditions, bearings have […]

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Tidal turbine successfully tested

Vesconite Bearings and tidal energy equipment developer Norwegian Ocean Power has successfully trialled its Pulsus horizontal-axis spiral-design tidal turbine as part of the development of its first commercial unit. The turbines were tested in Drammensfjorden, Norway, where a dynamic test on the composite structure and bearings was performed. The structure bends and flexes with tidal […]

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Emerson Bearing Boston introduces new tool for product selection

Emerson Bearing Boston, a bearing company catering to Original Equipment Manufacturers and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO), has recently rolled out the Product Selector Tool on it website. Developed for production buyers, plant managers, maintenance buyers, technical designers and design engineers, Emerson Bearing’s new Product Selector Tool assists in selection of the right bearing by […]

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Full ceramic bearings from Boca Bearing Company

The Boca Bearing Company has expanded its line of full ceramic balls, full ceramic deep groove radial bearings, full ceramic thrust bearings, and full ceramic insert bearings. Ceramic bearings are suitable for use in many specialty applications. Ceramic is a good material for any application seeking to achieve higher RPM’s, reduce overall weight or for […]

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