By Chris Wilson A good bearing seal plays a key role in many bearings. Bearing seals actively do double duty, preventing contaminants from reaching the inside of your parts while keeping lubricants from leaking out. Both roles can help extend the … [Read more...] about What are the different types of bearing seals?
Depending on the application, your bearings better be built to stand the heat. High-temperature environments can cause serious issues for bearings without proper heat stabilization. While a standard bearing can typically handle temperatures up to … [Read more...] about What are potential concerns for bearings used in high-temperature environments?
When it comes to bearing materials, there are certain options that are better suited for some situations then others. Chrome steel is a very common bearing material, but there are certain occasions where you’ll need an alternative to protect your … [Read more...] about When should I invest in stainless steel for bearings?
Wash downs are a regular occurrence for many applications, but those wash downs can pose problems for certain bearings. Over time, the rush of water and cleaning chemicals can hurt performance and even lead to bearing failure without a proper part … [Read more...] about What features do bearings need for applications with regular wash downs?
Good lubrication plays a crucial part for many bearings. The right lubricant creates a protective film that provides a layer of protection. Without that protection, unwanted friction can create wear and tear that impacts the overall effectiveness of … [Read more...] about What are the different types of bearing lubricants?
Over time, even the best bearings will begin to wear down and fail without proper attention. A set bearing maintenance strategy can help you identify issues and avoid unnecessary downtime. Of course, the strategy that’s best for you can vary … [Read more...] about What is the best maintenance strategy for bearings?
The are many reasons for bearing failure, but storage issues can create problems before your parts are ever installed in your application. It’s important to make sure you store these parts properly to ensure optimal performance. The key to proper … [Read more...] about How should bearings be stored when not in use?
There are several industries where corrosion resistance is important, but not all bearings are suited for use in environments with moisture, acids, gases, and other potentially damaging substances. Corrosion can lead to several problems that range … [Read more...] about What bearings are best for corrosion resistance?
While bearings are most commonly made of metal, there are other materials that offer some distinct advantages depending on the needs of an application. Plastic bearings are versatile components that can come in several different forms, including deep … [Read more...] about Why use plastic bearings?
As you may have guessed, thin section bearings are exactly like what their name suggests: thin. These parts feature a compact design that results in a thinner, more lightweight product than other types of bearings. As a result, thin section bearings … [Read more...] about What are thin section bearings?