Bearings http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8225/more en Air-Bearing Positioners Improve Movement Precision http://machinedesign.com/bearings/air-bearing-positioners-improve-movement-precision <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In addition to piezoelectric nano-positioning stages and micro-positioning systems, Physik Instrumente (PI) is introducing a new air-bearing stage. The latter comes with motorized linear and XY stages, rotary tables and stages, spindles, non-motorized components, and machining systems. The air-bearing positioners float on air to provide completely frictionless motion, resulting in negligible hysteresis or reversal error, straightness, flatness, and velocity stability.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/air-bearing-positioners-improve-movement-precision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/air-bearing-positioners-improve-movement-precision#comments Products Bearings Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:45:00 +0000 47911 at http://machinedesign.com Bearings Built for Wind Turbines http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/bearings-built-wind-turbines <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at The Timken Co. have designed UltraWind bearings, a line of tapered roller bearings that range up to 9.6 ft in diameter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/bearings-built-wind-turbines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/bearings-built-wind-turbines#comments What's Inside? Bearings Thu, 08 Jan 2015 19:22:00 +0000 45431 at http://machinedesign.com Bearings Ideal for Caster Operations at Steel Mills http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearings-ideal-caster-operations-steel-mills <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New bearing solutions from SKF are ideally engineered for support rollers in continuous caster applications at steel mills. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearings-ideal-caster-operations-steel-mills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearings-ideal-caster-operations-steel-mills#comments Bearings Manufacturing Equipment Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:14:00 +0000 45341 at http://machinedesign.com The Basics of Crossed Roller Bearings http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-crossed-roller-bearings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crossed roller bearings provide more accuracy, rigidity, and weight-bearing capacity for linear motion than other commonly used friction-reducing devices such</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-crossed-roller-bearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-crossed-roller-bearings#comments Basics of Design Bearings Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:48:00 +0000 40651 at http://machinedesign.com Bearing selection for low-speed applications http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearing-selection-low-speed-applications <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Kaydon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Low-speed applications present challenges for designers who must specify bearings, just as high-speed applications do. A new white paper from Kaydon Bearings, an SKF Group company, looks</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearing-selection-low-speed-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearing-selection-low-speed-applications#comments Bearings White Papers Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:50:00 +0000 40151 at http://machinedesign.com Getting the Most from Your Bearings http://machinedesign.com/bearings/getting-most-your-bearings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Schaeffler </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Which materials work best for bearings that will be used in harsh environments? How do engineers choose the right lubrication? How can bearing life be extended?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/getting-most-your-bearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/getting-most-your-bearings#comments Design FAQs Bearings Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:54:00 +0000 40101 at http://machinedesign.com UPDATE: igus’ “iglide on tour” rolls into North America http://machinedesign.com/news/update-igus-iglide-tour-rolls-north-america <div class="field-deck"> igus has retrofitted its specially built orange iglide car with 56 plastic bearings on board to celebrate the line’s 30-year anniversary. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The igus iglide on tour car has hit the shores of North America.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/update-igus-iglide-tour-rolls-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/update-igus-iglide-tour-rolls-north-america#comments Bearings News Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:38:00 +0000 39921 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Plastic Bearings: Why plastic bearings outperform metal http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-plastic-bearings-why-plastic-bearings-outperform-metal-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by igus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Did you know that plastic bearings cost and weigh less than their metal counterparts? And that they often run longer in harsh environments and under adverse conditions?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-plastic-bearings-why-plastic-bearings-outperform-metal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-plastic-bearings-why-plastic-bearings-outperform-metal-0#comments Basics of Design Bearings Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:31:00 +0000 39351 at http://machinedesign.com Simplify designs with 4-point contact ball bearings http://machinedesign.com/bearings/simplify-designs-4-point-contact-ball-bearings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Kaydon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A four-point contact ball bearing has a unique ball path geometry that enables it to handle radial, thrust and moment loads simultaneously. This makes a second bearing unnecessary, simplifying designs </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/simplify-designs-4-point-contact-ball-bearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/simplify-designs-4-point-contact-ball-bearings#comments Bearings White Papers Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:03:00 +0000 38261 at http://machinedesign.com Engineering Design Problem, Plastic Bearings are a Cost Effective Solution http://machinedesign.com/white-papers/engineering-design-problem-plastic-bearings-are-cost-effective-solution <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by QBC – Quality Bearings & Components </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Plastic bearings continue to displace metal bearings in many applications. They are a </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/white-papers/engineering-design-problem-plastic-bearings-are-cost-effective-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/white-papers/engineering-design-problem-plastic-bearings-are-cost-effective-solution#comments Bearings White Papers Tue, 06 May 2014 17:35:00 +0000 37301 at http://machinedesign.com