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  • Bearing shields and seals

    By Team BC on 25 August 2017
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        Ball and roller bearings are available with different types of shields and seals. These are commonly referred to as closures. Closures can extend bearing life by preventing contaminants from reaching the critical surfaces inside the bearing, and they help retain the lubricant in the bearing. Different types of closures may be supplied on the same bearing. Special designs […]
  • V-RING SEAL

    By Team BC on 22 August 2017
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    V-RING SEAL  The function of a v ring seal, or v ring, is to snap over a rotating shaft and act as a centrifugal seal acting against the bearing face and throwing dirt and contaminants away from the bearing area, which will probably contain the primary sealing elements. V seals are not designed to seal against fluids or pressure differentials in […]
  • The construction of a ball bearing

    By Team BC on 18 August 2017
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    Bearings are used to support the rotating components (like shafts) and bear the load which the rotating components carry. Principally, it has four major components: Outer ring: This fit tightly inside the outer structure which is generally not moving e.g. Pump/Motor Casing Inner ring: This ring fits tightly on the shaft and rotates with it. Balls: These are the components […]
  • Tips for Bearing Installation

    By Team BC on 11 August 2017
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    Bearing installation is as important as bearing design and cleanliness. Improper installation can damage the bearing assembly and can cause brinelling of the bearing, which can result in bearing vibration, noise, and reduced life. listed below are some tips that will help prevent incorrect installation and extend bearing life   Do not remove the bearing from its packaging until you […]
  • Bearing load capacity

    By Team BC on 4 August 2017
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    There are two load capacity specifications for recirculating linear guides and ball screws—static load capacity and dynamic load capacity. Most engineers are familiar with dynamic load capacity, since this is the value used to calculate bearing life. But it’s also important to consider the component’s static load capacity in order to avoid premature bearing failure. Here’s a quick look at each specification […]
  • How to extend the lifespan and improve the performance of bearings

    By Team BC on 26 July 2017
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      First of all, lubrication is very crucial to the lifespan and performance of bearings. You need to select a proper lubrication system and high-quality lubricant. Lubricant oil film will separate the contact oil film surfaces caused by loading and provide proof against corrosion and abrasion. Therefore, lubrication oil film cannot be missing for normal running of all rotating and […]
  • How to Measure and Choose the Correct Bearing Type

    By Team BC on 21 July 2017
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    How to Measure and Choose the Correct Bearing Type Reference Numbers The quickest way to determine which bearing you require is using the bearings reference number. Most bearings have their references numbers engraved on the bearings themselves, but these often rub off over time and so it may be necessary to measure the bearing yourself, as described below. Measuring Bearings […]
  • Bearing Friction

    By Team BC on 12 July 2017
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    Reducing friction in bearings is often important for efficiency, to reduce wear and to facilitate extended use at high speeds and to avoid overheating and premature failure of the bearing. Essentially, a bearing can reduce friction by virtue of its shape, by its material, or by introducing and containing a fluid between surfaces or by separating the surfaces with an […]
  • Bearing Overheating

    By Team BC on 5 July 2017
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    Overheating is a major indicator, along with vibration and noise, of an underlying problem affecting a bearing or related components. Because normal operating temperature varies widely from one application to another, no single temperature is a reliable sign of overheating in every situation. By observing an application when it is running smoothly, a technician can establish a benchmark temperature for […]
  • Lubrication of Bearings

    By Team BC on 29 June 2017
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      Proper lubrication for rolling bearings is essential for reliable operation. Given that some leading bearing companies have stated that incorrect lubrication can account for more than 30 percent of bearing failures, lubrication is a key influence that can make or break bearing service and life. The lubricant provides a separating film between the bearing rolling elements, raceways and cages […]