Adapter bearings are used in ball bearing units which consist of a precision wide inner ring bearing assembled into a housing made of cast iron, pressed steel, or rubber. The precision wide inner ring bearings are called y-bearings because their … [Read more...] about What is an adapter bearing (Y-bearings)?
Industrial truck mast guide ball bearings are a family of special bearings tailored to meet application requirements. These bearings must be able to accommodate heavy radial loads, withstand heavy shock loads, and handle overturning moments produced … [Read more...] about What is a mast guide bearing?
As we have learned, lubrication failures are a leading cause of bearing damage. Oil levelers are designed for automatic adjustment of the optimal lubricating oil level within a bearing housing, gear box, crank case or similar oil bath lubrication … [Read more...] about What is an oil leveler?
If bearings are mounted using the cylindrical mounting process, it can take considerable force to achieve the necessary interference fits to prevent the bearing from spinning on the rotating component. Heating bearings is a good way to temporarily … [Read more...] about What are bearing heaters and what are they used for?
Double row angular contact ball bearings correspond in design to two single angular contact ball bearings, but take up less axial space. They can accommodate radial loads as well as axial loads in both directions. They provide stiff bearing … [Read more...] about What are double direction angular contact ball bearings?
A tapered bore bearing can be mounted onto a cylindrical stepped shaft through the use of a tapered withdrawal sleeve also. The sleeve is pressed into the bearing bore that abuts a fixed component. The sleeve is then located on the shaft by a nit or … [Read more...] about What are bearing withdrawal sleeves?
In adapter mounting, a tapered bore bearing is mounted onto a cylindrical shaft through the use of a tapered adapter sleeve. Many typical split pillow block applications use an adapter sleeve to mount. The shaft seat does not need to be machined to … [Read more...] about What are bearing adapter sleeves?
Angular contact thrust ball bearings are separable, i.e. the washers and ball and cage assemblies can be mounted independently. Although originally designed to support the rotary tables of drilling rigs, they are also suitable for other applications … [Read more...] about What are angular contact thrust ball bearings?
Yaw bearings are operating with heavy loads and moments, but should provide smooth rotation and resistance to corrosion and wear. Along with these conditions, long-lasting, economical bearings are also a market expectation. Yaw greases are specially … [Read more...] about What characteristics are specific to yaw grease?
By Chris Wilson There are two main types of bearing lubricants: oil and grease. While grease lubricants are made by mixing oil lubricants with thickeners, this process gives grease lubricants certain benefits that may make them more suitable for … [Read more...] about When should I use grease for my bearing?