Category Archives: Bearings

Play Lubrication By Ear with IMT

Over lubricating a bearing is about as hazardous as under lubricating it. When do you stop? Some people wait until grease flows out of it. That's too much lubrication, to be sure. Bearing manufacturers report that over lubrication is one of the major causes of... Read More

Bearing Currents Can Shorten Electric Motor Life

Premature failures of induction motor bearings have many causes. The growing use of Variable Frequency Drives with induction motors has generated no shortage of research by motor design engineers on this subject. A primary culprit identified by this research is motor shaft voltages. Two sources... Read More

Tough Jobs May Not Last. Tough Bearings Do.

Hot water. Cold water. Disinfectants. Cooking fats. Acids and corrosives. Washdown chemicals. All in all, it's a hard life when you're a washdown bearing. First they ask you to work long shifts in demanding environ ments. Then they ask you to last a long, long... Read More

New SKF Bearings Save Energy

SKF engineers have made significant improvements to two common bearing designs, resulting in a new bearing family with broad industrial applications. They can offer energy savings of one third compared with standard bearings. With growing concern for the environment and a desire to adopt greener... Read More

The New Koyo Training Vehicle Features Mobile Training

In the bearing business, knowledge is important for customers, installers, maintenance pros and plant technicians. There is a lot to know and the information is critical to proper installation, removal, lubrication, specifying and failure prevention and analysis. You have to know what you are doing... Read More

Where Are Your Bearings Coming From?

  When you pay for SKF quality, you should get SKF quality. If you get your SKF bearings or other products through unauthorized distributors, you risk getting far less. Illegal bearing manufacturers deploy devious techniques to fool end-users and OEMs. Some of these include: New... Read More

Link-Belt Centrik-Lok CL Series Bearing from Rexnord

Rexnord is announcing the launch of the Link-Belt® Centrik-Lok® CL Series Normal Duty Bearing, a new concentric locking ball bearing for high-speed, high-vibration applications. The new Link-Belt® Centrik-Lok® CL design represents a concentric-style shaft mount for Link-Belt Ball Bearings. Designed for demanding applications that require... Read More

Link-Belt PA 300 Series HD SHURLOK Bearings from Rexnord

Rexnord introduces the patented SHURLOK® Adaptor-Mounted Technology to its Heavy Duty Ball Bearing product line, helping improve operational efficiency and reduce installation errors. The new Link-Belt® PA 300 Series HD SHURLOK® Adapter-Mounted Ball Bearing allows for easy installation and removal; its one-piece housing unit is... Read More

Type E Tapered Roller Bearing Housed Units from Timken

Timken engineers have applied more than 110 years of expertise in bearing technology - and leadership in tapered roller bearings - to bring you an optimized performance tapered roller bearing housed unit. We have improved our own design to create the new standard in performance.... Read More

Dodge E-Z Kleen and Ultra Kleen Bearings

For over 125 years, the DODGE brand has been synonymous with the best the industry has to offer. Bearing users in the food and beverage industry recognize that with DODGE, they have access to the best selection of the highest quality mounted ball bearings available... Read More

SKF: More Than Just Bearings

Chances are you know SKF for the bearings that keep your equipment running smoothly and efficiently. And with good reason: SKF bearings set the world standard for quality and reliability, and SKF bearings are original equipment components in industrial machinery of every kind - motors,... Read More

Hydraulic ISAF Pillow Blocks from Dodge

Ideally suited for large bulk handling conveyors, the Dodge Hydraulic ISAF (5-7/16" and larger shaft sizes) is easy to install and remove, features two superior sealing systems, and has housings and inner units made of ductile iron for added strength. This rugged bearing utilizes a... Read More

Setscrew Mounted Bearings from Baldor-Dodge

Building on more than 65 years of leadership and innovation, Dodge has announced "the most advanced ball bearing product line in the industry." They are American-made, produced in Rogersville, Tenn. using advanced manufacturing procedures and technologies. Dodge offers the new bearing product line in several... Read More

Koyo Explains What Happened To That Bearing?

When a bearing fails, it often points an accusing finger at the source of its demise. If you know how to read the signs. After a day long training at IBT in April, some 20 IBT sales and customer service representatives are much more knowledgeable... Read More

New Thermal Imaging Instrument from SKF

  The TKTI 10, SKF's new highly affordable handheld thermal imaging instrument, will let maintenance professionals more easily evaluate the condition of their equipment while it is running, leading to safe inspection of all kinds of mechanical and electrical machinery. The device will produce visible... Read More