By Mike Santora Bearings are ubiquitous and essential components for reducing friction between moving parts. Their primary function is to give moving parts something to roll on rather than slide over. Their secondary function is to transmit loads. … [Read more...] about Motion systems application examples: Bearings abound in myriad applications
How do you remove a bearing from a housing? Since bearings with interference fits can be easily damaged during removal, precautions to prevent damage during removal should be taken. To ease removal and avoid damage, proper tools and procedures … [Read more...] about Friday Bearing Fast FAQ 4:
How do dynamic bearing loads affect bearing life? Bearings are subjected to certain levels of repeated stress or dynamic loading on their raceways and rolling elements during operation under proper loading, appropriate mounting and sufficient … [Read more...] about Friday Bearing Fast FAQ 3:
How do you mount a single row tapered roller bearing? When mounting a bearing the press fit should be on the rotating ring and a clearance fit on the stationary ring to allow for temperature expansion. Methods used for mounting are as follows: 1.) … [Read more...] about Friday Bearing Fast FAQ 2:
Bearings are simple machine elements crucial for motion applications. They usually consist of smooth rollers or metal balls and smooth inner and outer surfaces known as races against which rollers or balls roll. These rollers or balls act as the load … [Read more...] about Bearings in motion systems
How does internal clearance differ after mounting a bearing? The effect of interference fits on bearing internal clearances needs to be taken into consideration before mounting. An interference fit, on the shaft, expands the inner ring, while an … [Read more...] about Friday Bearing Fast FAQ:
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