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Bearing Housings: Find the One That is Best For You

Bearing housing is fairly important, and when it comes down to it, there are many kinds from which you can pick the one that best suits your need. We have five described below.Pillow Block: Pillow block, also known as pedestal housings, are the most common form of housing for mounted units. Manufacturers design them to [...]

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Considerations for Calculating the Life of Radial Ball Bearings

Theoretically, under perfect circumstances, radial ball bearings would never have to be replaced, assuming they were used in a correct application at all times. Unfortunately, like everything else in this world, time takes its toll on the usability and continued success of any application of these bearings.In order to help better calculate the useable lifespan [...]

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Which Insert Bearings Will Work Best for You?

Looking at the variety of insert bearings out there might be a little confusing. Please allow us to help you figure out just which one will work best for you.What are insert bearings? Generally speaking, insert bearings are radial bearings modified to fit in a housing. They are also known as "Y" Bearings. You can [...]

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4 Bolt Flange Bearings: What You Should Know

When you're involved with heavy machinery, you'll likely come across the need for a 4 Bolt Flange Bearing. If you've considering buying 4 bolt flange bearings, then you'll want to make sure you know a few things first.4 Bolt Flange Bearings in a Nutshell What is a 4 bolt flange bearing?:4 bolt flange bearings are exactly what [...]

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Pre-keyed shafting

In the late 1880s, the problem of eliminating friction and maximizing the transmission of torque between the moving motor and the load bearing shaft became very important. The keyed shaft was the straightforward solution. The idea is simple, the motor would have a key built into it. The shaft would have a keyway into which [...]

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Washing Machine Bearings: Problems and Replacements

Washing machine bearings are bound to fail eventually if you keep your machine for more years than you intended. Because many new washing machines still cost hundreds of dollars, most people keep their machines for a long time, and bearings are sure to fall apart after daily use. The sure sign your washing machine bearings [...]

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The Basics of Tapered Roller Bearings

When it comes to bearings, your choices are endless. When searching for a bearing that is able to sustain large radial forces while taking large axial forces, chances are you're going to need a tapered roller bearing. Here, we break down the basics of tapered roller bearings. The Components Tapered roller bearings are made up of four [...]

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Identifying Disc Harrow Problems

When it comes to your farming operation, a disc harrow is essential. This helpful device makes use of specialized discs to cut into the soil saving invaluable time. Used during planting season and throughout the year to help move and enrich the soil, a broken harrow disc can be devastating to your operations. Learning [...]

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The V-belt Solution

V-belts came into common use in the automobile industry in 1917. The endless V-belt was invented by John Gates of the Gates Rubber Company. However, the multiple V-belt drive was developed a few years later by Walter Geist of the Allis-Chalmers corporation who patented it in 1928. The purpose of belts is to transmit and distribute [...]

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Wobbly Wheels and ATV Wheel Bearings

Your ATV takes a beating! Whether you're using it strictly for work on the farm or taking it out riding muddy trails with your buddies on the weekends, sooner or later something is bound to go wrong. After a great day of riding, there's nothing worse than driving it home and noticed it just doesn't [...]

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