Machining threads on heavy equipment shafts or spindles can be difficult and time consuming, requiring larger diameter stock and leading to costly product scrap if the threads are under-turned. Instead, by using a unique two-piece threaded insert … [Read more...] about Eliminate costly thread turning and scrap on shafts, spindles with external threads
In this interview, Sr. VP, General Council & Secretary for SKF USA Timothy D. Gifford shares some insights into the current counterfeit bearing situation. Specifically, Gifford tells us how the bearing industry is fighting back against the global … [Read more...] about What’s being done about counterfeit bearings?
In this interview, Sr. VP, General Council & Secretary for SKF USA Timothy D. Gifford shares some insights into the current counterfeit bearing situation. Specifically, Gifford tells us about the cost of counterfeit bearings for individual … [Read more...] about What are counterfeit bearings really costing you?
The SKF Encompass Field Performance Program has launched with the development of a new rolling bearing rating life model, optimized versions of four existing product lines, and software tools to help predict the performance of bearing arrangements … [Read more...] about SKF EnCompass Program launches with bearing rating life model and more
It’s often said that there is nothing new under the sun. Perhaps we simply tell old stories in new ways. That certainly could be said of the bearing; the fundamental design elements have not changed much in the last 132 years. But the bearing … [Read more...] about A master class in bearings
SKF has launched the SKF Generalized Bearing Life Model, a new bearing rating life model that is specifically designed to help engineers predict bearing life with greater accuracy. The company plans to showcase this, and other advances, at Hannover … [Read more...] about Predict bearing life more accurately
A pillow block bearing consists of a mounting bracket (pillow block) that houses a bearing and is used in low-torque, light load applications. With this configuration, the pillow block is bolted to a foundation, securing it, while the shaft and … [Read more...] about What is a pillow block bearing?
Affiliated Distributors announced the first wave of Charter Members in its newly formed Bearings & Power Transmission (PT) Division. The annual sales of AD’s 27 Charter PT Members exceeds $2.4 Billion through 378 branch locations. Jack … [Read more...] about AD announces bearings & power transmission charter members
1. Handle with care. Never pound directly on a bearing or ring. If a bearing is dropped, it is best not to install it. Store bearings horizontally in a dry place in their original unopened package and never place bearings on a dirty surface; … [Read more...] about Installation tips for reliable bearing operation