First-person view (FPV) drone racing is a competitive sport where participants pilot drones via a camera and a head-mounted live stream display. In such competitive races, winning can come down to the smallest of margins, so mechanical components … [Read more...] about How do I get the most out of my Drone bearings?
It’s easy to believe that something made of steel will last forever. However, no matter how well you care for bearings in your plant equipment, they will eventually wear and need to be replaced. This is because they have what’s known as a fatigue … [Read more...] about How to let your bearings grow old gracefully
In mathematics, Pascal’s triangle is an arrangement constructed by summing adjacent elements in preceding rows. It has applications in algebra, probability, and is a useful model for calculating combinations — commonly referred to as “n choose k.” … [Read more...] about Navigating bearing retainer design options
While the origin of the first bearing is unknown, Ancient Egyptian drawings depict tree trunks under sleds with liquid-lubricated runners used to move massive stone blocks. While not as old as Ancient Egyptian bearings, some bearings in use today may … [Read more...] about SMB on bearing obsolescence management
Across the Western world, factories are restarting or stepping up their operations as lockdown measures are cautiously eased. Owners of machinery and their operatives will be eager to know what to look out for when restarting machinery after a … [Read more...] about Caring for rotational elements
SMB Bearings has partnered with ocean rowers, Gus Barton and Duncan Roy as they attempt to break the world record for the fastest unsupported row around Great Britain. SMB Bearings will be sponsoring the rowing duo by providing two sets of full … [Read more...] about SMB Bearings sponsors Great Britain rowing record attempt
According to the TUC, the average rail commute in the UK takes an average of 2 hours and 11 minutes, each day. Also, last year more than one-third of trains failed to arrive at stations due to technical faults. Chris Johnson, managing director of … [Read more...] about Smart bearings: The demise of slow-comotives
Stamping a low-quality metal with a high-quality machine tool probably wouldn’t result in success. But how many operators, unaware of the low-grade material, would blame the machine tool? This event serves as a reminder that pinning the blame on the … [Read more...] about Don’t blame it on the bearings
When most people think of ceramic bearings, they are usually referring to hybrid versions. Hybrid bearings sit in the middle of ceramic and steel, typically including stainless steel races or rings, and ceramic balls. The steel inner and outer rings … [Read more...] about Ceramic bearing: full ceramic or hybrid ceramic?
Back in 2000, scientists discovered zircon in rocks that showed life might have started 500 million years earlier than previously thought. This incredible compound has made a huge impact, as has its oxide, zirconia (ZrO2), used to make full ceramic … [Read more...] about Ceramic bearings: zirconia or silicon nitride?