After installation, proper lubrication is arguably the most important element for ensuring maximum bearing life. Surprisingly, lubrication is also one of the most neglected aspects of the overall bearing health equation. In this article, we have … [Read more...] about The 5 best bearing lubrication videos on the internet
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)?
End users and OEMs frequently specify "lubed for life" mounted bearings, thinking the lubed-for-life bearings will deliver the same life – without lubrication – as bearings that currently require periodic lubrication. The truth is it depends on many … [Read more...] about Determining lifespan for “lubed for life” bearings
Miniature precision ball bearings are high precision devices compared to many mechanical parts. Good performance will therefore require treatment that takes into account their characteristics and operating environment. Edited by Mike … [Read more...] about Precision ball bearings: Care and handling
By Joyce Laird, Contributing Editor Overview: What is preload? AST Bearings LLC is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company and supplier of precision bearings and bearing related products. John Wallace, Vice President of Operations for AST explains … [Read more...] about Why is preload necessary in some bearing applications?
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
In the food and packaging industry, the highest safety standards apply. To protect consumers, food must be free of contaminants of any kind. As part of its ball and spherical bearing series, igus offers plastic products that are lubricant-free and at … [Read more...] about Detectable plastics for maximum safety in foods
By Joyce Laird, Contributing Editor What is the primary function of a radial shaft seal? Radial shaft seals are used retain to lubrication, exclude contamination and can also separate two fluids. The function that the seal will serve depends on … [Read more...] about Tips for selecting the proper bearing radial shaft seal
By Joyce Laird, Contributing Editor What are minimum loads? First, an overview is needed. Rolling element bearings are used to reduce friction in rotating machinery by removing as much sliding friction as possible from a system by using rolling … [Read more...] about What are minimum loads and why are they important for bearings?
By Mike Santora Bearing Tips caught up with Nippon Bearing's national sales manager, Brian Pinkham to talk about NB's position in the bearing industry and what trends he expects through 2020. Bearing Tips: First, can you tell us about Nippon … [Read more...] about Upcoming bearing trends and beyond