Bearing Tips.com asked NMB Field Applications Engineer, Rich Picard how the Anderon meter is used to measure bearing noise. Here is what he told us. "The Anderon meter is a device used to measure bearing vibration. Simply put, the higher the … [Read more...] about How is an Anderon meter used to measure bearing noise?
Basic Dynamic Rating (BDR), is a calculated value, based on a bearing’s geometry, and represents the constant load which 90% of a group of apparently identical bearings can endure for a rating life of 1 million revolutions (33 1/3 rpm for 500 … [Read more...] about What is Basic Dynamic Rating (BDR)?
What is L10? The L10 life is the number of revolutions or hours that 90% of a group of apparently identical bearings will complete or exceed before fatigue is expected to occur. In other words, 10% of the group is not expected to achieve the L10 … [Read more...] about What is L10?
In the case of ball bearings, preload is often a misunderstood concept and overlooked by designers and bearing users alike. One of the final steps in the bearing manufacturing process is the assembly of the individual bearing components: the outer … [Read more...] about Tech Spotlight: preloading ball bearings
Spherical plain bearings are manufactured in a wide variety of materials and are designed to offer bearing solutions in almost any operating environment. AST Bearings offers a complete line of spherical bearings available in inch and metric. These … [Read more...] about Complete line of spherical plain bearings
Knowing an application's running environment--vibration, contaminants, temperature extremes, etc.—is necessary for a successful and economical integration. It is essential to choose the best bearing for a given application to avoid: *Catastrophic … [Read more...] about A quick video tip for choosing the right linear bearing
Hours of consecutive content streaming is the wheelhouse of cat videos and Netflix binges…not instructional videos on bearings. We’re assuming you don’t have time to find the best of the net on bearings… So we did it for you. Here’s our list of the 5 … [Read more...] about The 5 best bearing basics videos on the internet
The wheels on your automobile are like snazzy corner-offices for bearings. They get all the attention. The rest of your car is the plant where countless other hard working little bearings make everything come together. Unsung heroes like the bearings … [Read more...] about The bearings that give your car a smooth ride
Plain bearings are cylindrical sleeves that bear light to moderate radial loads. They slide radially or axially over shafts to allow rotary motion or linear motion (or sometimes both) of these loads. Plain bearings of all types are compact and … [Read more...] about Plain bearings: What are they?