Bearings http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8225/more en 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 Self-lubricating rod-end bearings http://machinedesign.com/bearings/self-lubricating-rod-end-bearings <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/04/JW-Winco-WN648-Rod-End-Bearings.png" style="width: 250px; height: 238px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />THE WN 648 self-lubricating rod-end bearings, now available in inch sizes, are for control and link mechanisms in all types of machines. These RoHS-compliant bearings are designed for high-load, low-speed applications with hanging angles, requiring linear, rotational, or oscillatory motions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/self-lubricating-rod-end-bearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/self-lubricating-rod-end-bearings#comments Bearings Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:01:00 +0000 36491 at http://machinedesign.com Preventing Ring Failures Due To Rotational Movement In Wind Turbine Gear Boxes http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/preventing-ring-failures-due-rotational-movement-wind-turbine-gear-boxes <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by RotorClip </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article discusses causes of gearbox failures as it relates to retaining rings and the associated bearing</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/preventing-ring-failures-due-rotational-movement-wind-turbine-gear-boxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/preventing-ring-failures-due-rotational-movement-wind-turbine-gear-boxes#comments Bearings White Papers Fasteners Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:36:00 +0000 35371 at http://machinedesign.com Coming to a neighborhood near you: The iGlide Smartcar http://machinedesign.com/bearings/coming-neighborhood-near-you-iglide-smartcar <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Well, it&#39;s better than baking a cake: &nbsp;To celebrate 30 years of producing plastic bearings, the German firm igus, long known for its plain plastic bearnings, &nbsp;has retrofit a Smartcar with 56 of its iglide bearings. These components are in all areas of the car, including the pedals, alternator, window regulators, convertible top, gearshift, and more. The resulting car is no mere showpiece. It is going to tour the world, including stops in the U.S.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/coming-neighborhood-near-you-iglide-smartcar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/coming-neighborhood-near-you-iglide-smartcar#comments Bearings Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:05:00 +0000 34291 at http://machinedesign.com Three Life-Changing Environments for Bearings http://machinedesign.com/bearings/three-life-changing-environments-bearings <div class="field-byline"> John Wallace, Vice President of Operations, AST Bearings </div> <div class="field-deck"> High-temperature, corrosive, and vacuum environments can affect calculated bearing life by a staggering 90%. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Three harsh environments affect 90% of calculated bearing life. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/three-life-changing-environments-bearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/three-life-changing-environments-bearings#comments Bearings Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:30:00 +0000 33991 at http://machinedesign.com Heavy-Duty Housing Protects Bearings http://machinedesign.com/bearings/heavy-duty-housing-protects-bearings <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Engineers at The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio (<a href="http://www.timken.com" title="www.timken.com">www.timken.com</a>), have designed a bearing housing, the spherical roller bearing (SRB) solid-block housing, for process equipment and bulk-material-handling machinery operating in environments where impacts, shaft misalignments, and contamination are common.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/heavy-duty-housing-protects-bearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/heavy-duty-housing-protects-bearings#comments Bearings Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:24:00 +0000 32451 at http://machinedesign.com A Bearing Built for Wind Turbines http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearing-built-wind-turbines <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2013/08/11371_SM_Nautilaus-2.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 433px; float: right; margin: 5px;" />The Nautilus bearing from SKF USA Inc., Landsdale, Pa. (<a href="http://www.skf.com/us" title="www.skf.com/us">www.skf.com/us</a>), is a double-row tapered bearing set that is compact and used in wind turbines to carry all rotor loads, forces, and moments. Up to now, most large turbines used two bearing sets to handle axial and radial loads separately. Using only one bearing means only rotor torque gets transmitted to the drivetrain and that weight and cost are reduced.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearing-built-wind-turbines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearing-built-wind-turbines#comments Bearings Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:44:00 +0000 28371 at http://machinedesign.com Ball bearings for low-friction movement http://machinedesign.com/bearings/ball-bearings-low-friction-movement <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2013/08/Stock-Drivi_DG_ABEC-3.jpeg" style="width: 250px; height: 177px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />The A 755Y... Series of ABEC 3 ball bearings are suitable for applications requiring low-friction movement. The bearings support axial and radial loads with minimal play. Available in inch and metric sizes, the bearings come in plain and flanged styles and can be single or double shielded. Standard options for lubrication include oil and both military and commercial-grade grease.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/ball-bearings-low-friction-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/ball-bearings-low-friction-movement#comments Products Bearings Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:51:00 +0000 28301 at http://machinedesign.com