Category Archives: Bearings

Investigating Bearing Failure—Spot The Clues & Uncover The Root Cause

According to Schaeffler, 85% of bearing failures are preventable. Learn how to spot the clues to eliminate the problem from the source and maximize your bearing life. Rolling bearings are at the heart of most machines and vehicles. When the bearing goes, the machine or... Read More

When Plain Bearing Inserts Are A Better, More Reliable Investment Than Ball Bearings

In tough environments, ball bearings can often pose a greater risk than reward. When it comes to applications with extremely high or low temps, incomplete rotations, locations difficult to regularly maintain, exposure to bulk solid contaminants or components submerged in liquids, just to name a... Read More

Improve Your Bearing Solution With The Cam Follower That Lasts Up To 4x Longer

Introducing the RBC Roller®—a cam follower that was developed for customers needing a high degree of assurance of long cam follower life. This specially-designed cam follower by RBC is a great problem solver for production machinery applications where downtime is critical and must be avoided,... Read More

Bearing Repair—Why It’s Ideal For Heavy Industries

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Repaired bearings can be returned to like-new specifications in about one-third of the time, costing up to 60 percent less than a new bearing Why has bearing repair grown significantly in popularity among heavy industrial customers? According to Timken®, most bearings in heavy industrial applications are... Read More

Bearing Seals or Shields?—These 3 Qs Will Help You Make The Right Choice

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Determine The Right Bearings For YOUR Application & Environment The basic function and design of a ball bearing have not changed drastically since it was invented in the 1700s. However, features, such as bearing seals and shields, have since been adapted to both protect ball... Read More

The Skinny On Thin Section Bearings

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Made entirely in the USA, SilverThin manufactures thin section bearings for industrial and defense applications. But what, exactly, is a thin section bearing—and what renders it useful? SilverThin helped us answer some of the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding Thin Section Bearings. »   What... Read More

Put An End To Costly Current Damage With Current-Insulated Bearings

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Wheelsets and traction motors (rail vehicles), DC and AC motors (drivetrains), and generators (wind power) can all be exposed to electric current—which can be extremely harmful to roller bearings. While it is very difficult to eliminate the causes of bearing voltages that are induced by... Read More

What If There Was An Easier Way To Remove Bearings From A Shaft?

With each day, technology and product innovations become more centered around convenience and adding ease to our daily lives. In the industrial world, this translates to discovering new ways to achieve greater operational efficiency, whether that’s improving machine systems or streamlining conventional processes, like the... Read More

Bearing Failure: Why Bearings Fail & How You Can Prevent It

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What’s that awful noise that you just heard from deep within the operating guts of one of your most critical pieces of equipment? That was your bearing━biting the dust and interrupting a critical operation━and you need to fix it, fast, because downtime is a productivity... Read More

Supplier Overview: Bearings Limited

Bearings Limited Since 1947, Bearings Limited has been dedicated to providing high-quality products, competitive pricing and a level of unmatched service to bearing and power transmission distributors like IBT. Over the past 60 years, they've evolved from a small business selling government surplus to an... Read More