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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Additive manufacturing of rolling bearings at Schaeffler

Schaeffler and DMG MORI are continuing their cooperation, expanding it to include the development of additive manufacturing processes for rolling bearing components. Both companies signed a cooperation agreement at JIMTOF 2016, the Japan International Machine Tool Fair. In addition, the marketing partnership that began in 2016 has been extended. Schaeffler therefore remains DMG MORI’s global […]

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Part 2: Three more bearing killers and how to stop them

Bearing failure can grind your operations to a halt, resulting in significant lost time and production. Here are the last three of our six common factors that can cause bearings to fail, and what you can do to prevent them. By Jerry Rhodes, General Manager of Engineering Fundamentals & Physical Testing, The Timken Company Edited […]

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3 bearing killers and how to stop them

Bearing failure can grind your operations to a halt, resulting in significant lost time and production. Here are the first three of six common factors that can cause bearings to fail, and what you can do to prevent them. By Jerry Rhodes, General Manager of Engineering Fundamentals & Physical Testing, The Timken Company Edited by […]

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How do you select thin section bearings?

By Joyce Laird, contributing editor Why are thin section ball bearings needed? Thin Section Ball Bearings were developed to solve problems where standard deep groove ball bearings are not suitable. John A. Wallace, Vice President of Operations, AST Bearings LLC says that typical applications are those where there are space limitations, concerns with weight, and […]

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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 a variety of industries from automotive to aerospace. In construction, they are used by professional builders and DIYers alike. Ball bearings play a critical role in the performance and reliability of these tools, and are responsible […]

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Searching for creative plastic bearing applications

igus is launching its 8th manus award competition, The application phase for the 2017 manus competition is now underway, continuing through February 24th, and awards of up to 5,000 euros will be presented at April’s Hanover Trade Show in Germany. Plastic bearings perform millions of cycles in the most inconspicuous places, garnering very little attention. […]

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Nexen introduces pre-configured geared bearing solution

Nexen Group introduces complete Geared Bearing solutions based on their Roller Pinion System (RPS). The new Geared Bearing package comes complete with a zero backlash gear mounted and dialed in on a precision grade high capacity bearing. Nexen’s Geared Bearings are available in a wide variety of sizes and gear ratios, and preconfigured for fit, […]

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Thomson Super Smart Ball Bushing Bearings

Thomson Super Smart Ball Bushing bearings represent an advancement in linear bearing technology. These patented and universally self-aligning bearings last up to 50% longer when used with Thomson 60 Case shafting. This leads to significant reductions in machine downtime, number of teardowns and lifetime bearing costs. Super Smart bearings also provide six times the load […]

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Fake bearings, real danger: Part 2

By Mike Santora 2016 saw sustained strength within the counterfeit bearings market. While global initiatives by companies like SKF and groups like the World Bearing Association have helped slow the bleeding, experts say there is still much to be done. In this second part of our two part story, we continue our interview with SKF’s […]

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