Journal or sleeve bearings rely on fluid films - usually oil - to support rotating shafts. Ball and roller bearings provide the same support of shafts through mechanical means. Both bearings are used to counter radial and axial loads. This article … [Read more...] about RUWH: Journal bearings vs. ball bearings — What’s the difference?
Greene Tweed announces Enduro LF10 PTFE-based coating
Greene Tweed, a global manufacturer of high-performance sealing solutions and engineered components, highlights Enduro LF10, a thin conformal, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) based coating ideal for enhancing the performance and extending the lifetime … [Read more...] about Greene Tweed announces Enduro LF10 PTFE-based coating
RUWH: What are ball bearings?
As one of the most commonly used bearings of all time, ball bearings are used in a plethora of applications, as their simple design makes them highly versatile. Often used as wheel bearings, they can be found in cars, bicycles, skateboards, and … [Read more...] about RUWH: What are ball bearings?
Miniature sensors for bearing shoes from Minco
Minco’s miniature temperature sensors were originally designed as embedment sensors in bearing shoes to protect rotating machinery from potentially catastrophic overheating events. While this application remains a mainstay, the use of these sensors … [Read more...] about Miniature sensors for bearing shoes from Minco
How to increase reliability and pump lifetime in ethylene oxide service
If you list the most important chemicals used in industrial processes, Ethylene Oxide (EO) is bound to be there. The colorless gas is an essential chemical building block, after all. It is one of the most valuable and versatile compounds which is … [Read more...] about How to increase reliability and pump lifetime in ethylene oxide service
Vesconite commissions large-quantity production unit
Vesconite Bearings commissioned a dedicated facility for high production runs of finished parts in June. This follows its purchase of a thousand-square-meter structure that had been used as a grain silo and then as a seed store by its previous … [Read more...] about Vesconite commissions large-quantity production unit
Vesconite aids with plant cooling
A global petrochemical company, headquartered in South Korea, has ordered 20 pump bushings made of Vesconite Hilube, a premier-grade bearing material. The bushings will go into vertical-turbine pumps that supply seawater to a petrochemical … [Read more...] about Vesconite aids with plant cooling
A well-rounded thing: igus develops ball bearings made of recycled plastic
igus, the Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics, announced the company has taken a further step towards sustainable plastic production. The company uses scrap produced from the injection molding process of its high-performance plastic … [Read more...] about A well-rounded thing: igus develops ball bearings made of recycled plastic
manus award 2023: igus is looking for innovative plastic plain bearing and linear applications
The global leader in motion plastics, igus®, is now accepting submissions for the 2023 manus award, which the plastics specialist has been initiating every two years for 20 years. The award honors the most creative, economical, and sustainable … [Read more...] about manus award 2023: igus is looking for innovative plastic plain bearing and linear applications
Reducing industrial and commercial equipment downtime
Emerson Bearing, a Boston, MA-based bearing company catering to niche markets nationwide and the sister company of Action Bearing which serves the New England market, offers a complimentary, “how to” guide for choosing the correct bearing … [Read more...] about Reducing industrial and commercial equipment downtime