There has been a trend in the design of wind turbine gearboxes toward using integrated planet bearings with both Cylindrical Roller Bearings (CRBs) and Tapered Roller Bearings (TRBs). The integrated bearing concept reduces the total number of … [Read more...] about How are integrated bearing assemblies being used in wind turbines?
A self-aligning cylindrical roller bearing is a cylindrical roller bearing inside a spherical bushing, which allows the bearing to accommodate misalignment and axial growth of the shaft. However, the addition of the spherical ring limits the radial … [Read more...] about What is a toroidal bearing?
Company Name: American Roller Bearings Established: 1911 Headquarters: Hickory, North Carolina Products: Ball Bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, tapered roller bearings, spherical roller bearings, thrust bearings, custom … [Read more...] about Company profile: American Roller Bearings
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