The Gotthard Base Tunnel, connecting Zurich to Milan, opened earlier this month after 17 years of construction. The primary obstacle for the project? The 95 miles of granite that lie between the two cities. To help a tunnel boring machine chew … [Read more...] about These are the bearings that helped drill the world’s longest rail tunnel
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?
In part one of this two part Series, Timken's Principal Product Development Engineer, Kuldeep Mistry covered the basics of what makes up bearing grease and oil. In this second portion of the interview, Kuldeep tells us how grease knowledge can help … [Read more...] about Timken’s Kuldeep Mistry on bearing grease and oil: Part 2
In this two part series, we ask Timken's Principal Product Development Engineer, Kuldeep Mistry some common lubrication FAQs. Here is the first part of the interview: Bearing Tips: What is grease? Why is grease used sometimes instead of … [Read more...] about Staying slick: Timken’s Kuldeep Mistry on bearing grease and oil
Spherical roller bearings are a special class of roller bearing, counted on in the most difficult and demanding applications. Increasingly, engineers and equipment operators look to spherical designs to deliver special advantages, particularly in … [Read more...] about Spherical roller bearings improve heavy duty operations
Over the last decade, bearing design has seen industry scandal and a burgeoning counterfeit market, not to mention the 2008 global economic crisis. Post-market crash ripples surged through all industries, especially automotive—which accounts for … [Read more...] about Bearing industry growth predicted through 2020
With the first-of-its-kind angled support pedestal, Timken Revolvo Quick-Fit split cylindrical roller bearings now make installation even easier for change-outs where access is limited. The totally new design can reduce installation time up to 90%, … [Read more...] about Easy installation with new split cylindrical roller bearings
Featuring super-finished raceways and controlled internal geometries, Timken deep groove ball bearings deliver run-quiet operation, and vibration performance. Timken recently launched its 6000 series deep groove ball bearing line in North America, … [Read more...] about Deep groove ball bearing line expansion
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