By Joyce Laird, Contributing Editor What makes flanged ball bearings different than other ball bearings? A flanged ball bearing is not truly a different type of bearing. Just as ball bearings are offered sealed or open, they are also available … [Read more...] about Why are flanged ball bearings needed?
In this interview, Bearing Tips and Coupling Tips.com editor Mike Santora speaks with NMB Field Applications Engineer, Rich Picard. Here, they discuss bearing vibration, noise, and the things to look for when specifying bearings for your motion … [Read more...] about Cutting through the noise: How to account for bearing vibration
By Mike Santora Unchecked vibration and noise can have real consequences in a motion system. And it's not just the obvious reduction in bearing life that first comes to mind. Bearing noise in medical applications can create distractions for … [Read more...] about Turning the volume down on ball bearing noise in your motion system
Bearing Tips.com asked NMB Field Applications Engineer, Rich Picard how the Anderon meter is used to measure bearing noise. Here is what he told us. "The Anderon meter is a device used to measure bearing vibration. Simply put, the higher the … [Read more...] about How is an Anderon meter used to measure bearing noise?
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 Lubrication: Oil or Grease? Bearing lubrication methods are typically provided by either an oil or grease. Each lubrication method has specific cases where its use is preferred. Sean P. Kelly, Field … [Read more...] about When should oil be used for bearings?
By Joyce Laird, Contributing Editor Ball bearings are available with and without enclosures. Richard Picard, field applications engineer at NMB Technologies Corporation explains that compared to open bearings, shielded and sealed bearings provide … [Read more...] about What is the difference between bearing Shields and bearing Seals?