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Mounted Bearing Locking Trends in Unit Material Handling Applications

A “one-size-fits-all” bearing selection does not apply universally — especially when it comes to lock reliability and the locking types of mounted bearings. The trend in unit material handling applications has shifted from traditional setscrew locking designs to newer concentric locking solutions. Concentric locking results in more near-perfect concentricity, quieter operation, increased lock reliability, higher speed of operation, and less damage to the shafting. The results: improved equipment performance and increased uptime. White Papers Courtesy of Regal Beloit


The performance of today’s high precision servo-driven, computer-controlled machines is directly related to the stiffness and accuracy of their linear & rotary axes drive systems. In order to achieve precise positioning and repeatability of these axes, the mechanical components must be manufactured to very tight tolerances (on the order of 20 microns (0.0008”)). Manufacturing these parts in small quantities (per machine basis) is very expensive and threatens the competitive position of the machine manufacturer. However, component manufacturers who supply high precision mechanical components to many machine manufacturers are able to develop standard ranges of high-quality products that are produced in quantity with well-defined processes at extremely competitive prices. White Paper Courtesy of Andantex USA Inc.

Demystifying the 2:1 Ratio and the Stick-Slip Phenomenon

Plain bearings can provide unique advantages, but can be prone to potential binding issues with moment loads. In our white paper, Demystifying the 2:1 Ratio and the Stick-Slip Phenomenon, PBC Linear explains the importance of the 2:1 ratio as well as its practical complications, limitations, and troubleshooting.

White Paper Courtesy of PBC Linear

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1 Rolling Bearing Service Life Based on Probable Cause for Removal - A Tutorial (August 2017)

A bearing service life prediction methodology and tutorial indexed to eight probable causes for bearing failure and removal are presented - including fatigue. Bearing life is probabilistic and not deterministic. Bearing manufacturers' catalogue (L10) bearing life is based on rolling-element fatigue failure, at which time 90% of a population of bearings can be reasonably expected to survive, and 10% to fail by fatigue. However, approximately 95% of all bearings are removed for cause before reaching their L10 life. A bearing failure can be defined as when the bearing is no longer fit for its intended purpose. For a single bearing, you can only predict the probability of a failure occurring at a designated time - but not the actual time to failure.

2 Rolling Bearings in High-Speed Passenger Traffic (June 2012)

Passenger transport today moves significantly faster than ever before, often operating on separate tracks especially designed for high-speed trains. Accordingly, high-speed rolling bearings are very important components in the bogies of trains today. Maximum train speeds currently reach 380 km/h (236 mph) in the latest high-speed applications - 80% higher than in the earlier days of high-speed traffic. This paper presents two application examples of modern, high-speed traffic, together with some typical bearing arrangements and housings. It provides insight regarding measures taken in the bearing industry to meet the requirements of contemporary, high-speed traffic, and it cites important standards and regulations applicable for - but not restricted to - European applications. To be precise, the focus here is on journal bearings; information on traction motor bearings, transmission bearings and housings is included, but described in less detail.

3 Investigations of Bearing Failures Associated with White Etching Areas (WEAs) in Wind Turbine Gearboxes (March 2014)

A critical problem for wind turbine gearboxes is failure of rolling element bearings where axial cracks form on the inner rings. This article presents field experience from operating wind turbines that compares the performance of through-hardened and carburized materials. It reveals that through-hardened bearings develop WEA/WECs and fail with axial cracks, whereas carburized bearings do not. The field experience further shows that a carburized bearing with a core having low carbon content, high nickel content, greater compressive residual stresses, and a higher amount of retained austenite provides higher fracture resistance and makes carburized bearings more durable than through-hardened bearings in the wind turbine environment.

4 Not All Thin-Section Bearings Are Created Equal (February 2011)

American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) Standard 9 and ISO 281 give equations for calculating the basic dynamic radial load rating for ball bearings. These equations are based on a number of assumptions, many of which are not valid for thin-section bearings. (Thin-section bearings are described in ABMA standard 26.2.) Nevertheless, many thin-section bearing catalogs report load ratings based on these equations. Kaydon has developed a new method for calculating the dynamic radial load rating for thin-section ball bearings. The new method uses the contact stress and the number of stress-cycles-per-revolution to calculate the capacity. The new numbers are based on five years of actual test results. These equations can also be used to calculate the dynamic radial load rating for four-point contact ball bearings, which are not covered in ABMA standard 9 or ISO 281.

5 The SKF High-Capacity Cylindrical Roller Bearing (Spring 2007)

Th e ISO defi nition of a full- complement bearing states that the bearing does not have a cage. When that defi nition was written, it was not technically possible to have a full-complement bearing with a cage. But SKF’s new high-capacity cylindrical roller bearing combines the load-carrying capacity of a fullcomplement bearing with the benefi ts of a bearing with a cage (Fig.1).

6 Bearing Repair Provides Valuable Alternative To Bearing Replacement for Heavy Industries (August 2008)

When a bearing is damaged, it is often removed from service and replaced before it reaches its full, useful and economical life. Advancements in bearing design, materials, bearing maintenance and repair methods have greatly improved the potential for and popularity of bearing repair as an effective way to extend the life of the bearing.

7 Eight Reasons to Use Air Bearings Over Mechanical Bearings (December 2016)

Mechanical guiding systems, such as crossedroller bearings, work well for most motion control applications; however, when precision, angular repeatability, and geometric performance (runout, straightness) are critical or where submicron bearing rumble is problematic, air bearings are recommended. An air-bearing stage is a rotary or linear positioner that floats on a cushion of air, using one of several preload mechanisms, nearly eliminating mechanical contact and thus wear, friction, and hysteresis effects. Here are eight reasons why an air-bearing stage might be the right choice for your application:

8 Bearing Lubricant Solution (December 2016)

A Chicago-area bakery was replacing the tray support bearings in its ovens on a reactionary basis. Their weekly inspection cycle was resulting in two mechanics spending an average of 20 labor hours per week to replace failed bearings. The premature bearing failures were caused by a combination of the high heat and humidity in the ovens, resulting in lubrication failure and contamination. When BDI was asked to recommend a solution, the bakery was averaging one month of bearing life in this application.

9 The Modified Life Rating of Rolling Bearings: A Criterion for Gearbox Design and Reliability Optimization (March 2015)

Engineers typically learn that the bearing L10 life can be estimated using the so called “C/P method” — or the “basic rating life” of the bearing, a method rooted in the 1940s. Major developments have since led to the “modified rating life,” released in ISO 281:2007, which includes the aiso life modification factor. In this paper a succession of equations used for bearing life ratings are reviewed, and current bearing life rating practices are discussed in detail. It is shown that — despite the introduction more than 30 years ago of the adjustment factor of the basic rating life, and the standardization in 2007 of the aiso modification factor — use of these improved calculation methods are not practiced by all engineers. Indeed — many continue referring to the old model as a way of seeking compliance with existing, established practices.

10 Rolling Bearing Performance Rating Parameters Review and Engineering Assessment (December 2020)

The main function of rolling bearings is to support load and transmit rotational movement with minimum energy loss. In order to achieve this, bearings are manufactured with particularly good quality fatigue resistance materials, proper design and tight manufacturing tolerances. Particular emphasis is put in both the macro, and micro geometry of the working shapes and surfaces of the raceways. Rolling bearings come in many types and sizes as ball and roller bearings for radial and thrust loads.

11 Preventing Roller Bearing Failure (December 2015)

I’m building a custom gearbox with 7075 T-6 spur gears, and I’m concerned that aluminum flakes will enter the races on the roller bearings (SKF 2307) and cause premature failure. So my question is — should I place an oil seal on the shaft first to protect the bearing — or is this an unfounded concern and I should mount the seal in the typical manner outside the bearing? Or both? Or go with a sealed bearing? I’m confused and could use your expertise, please.

12 Defining and Predicting Housing Strength for Mounted Bearings (February 2017)

Design engineers across industries rely on pillow block bearings for a variety of tough and unconventional applications. Having access to data that backs housing strength performance claims is an integral part of choosing the right bearing to keep operations running optimally. What design considerations must be made when the application demands a pillow block installation on a non-horizontal orientation? What happens when bearing load is not applied through the base of the unit? Timken answers these questions with physical testing, advanced modeling and real-world experience to facilitate the selection of pillow block bearings for specific applications.

13 Desktop Engineering - How to Calculate Dynamic and Static Load Ratings (February 2015)

When comparing bearing suppliers, engineers are often left with few options other than to compare dynamic load ratings and corresponding life calculations. Of course, we can look at steel and manufacturing quality; but if we are comparing sources of similar quality, those items may not provide a large contrast. It often surprises people to learn that bearing capacities are calculated values, not tested values. Lately, however, a trend is emerging for bearing suppliers to increase their ratings for higher performance bearings that have premium features such as higher quality steel and specilaized heat treatment. Bearing companies are under intense competitive pressure to make every feature add to the dynamic capacity of their bearings because it is very well understood that an increase in capacity adds to the bottom line.

14 Premature Bearing Failures in Wind Gearboxes and White Etching Cracks (October 2014)

Wind turbine gearboxes are subjected to a wide variety of operating conditions, some of which may push the bearings beyond their limits. Damage may be done to the bearings, resulting in a specific premature failure mode known as white etching cracks (WEC), sometimes called brittle, short-life, early, abnormal or white structured flaking (WSF). Measures to make the bearings more robust in these operating conditions are discussed in this article.

15 Thrust Cone Bearings Provide Increased Efficiency for Helical Gear Units at Moderate Speed Levels (June 2018)

Thrust cone bearings are an elegant option to handle the axial forces generated by the torque transmission in helical-toothed gear stages. They have proven as an efficient and reliable bearing concept for integrally geared compressors but are nearly unknown in other fields of gearbox engineering. The presented investigations consider three aspects which appear relevant to extend the field of possible applications for thrust cones towards gearboxes constructed with roller bearings.

16 Pros and Cons of Different Bearing Lubrication Methods (June 2019)

For a maintenance crew, it is important to know which bearings need re-lubrication and make sure they are lubricating those bearings. The bearings can be lubricated manually or by automatic lubrication systems. This article will review each method and discover its pros and cons.

17 Finite Element Evaluation of Bearing Instrumentation Method (December 2014)

This paper presents an evaluation of measurements being taken on a 750 kW wind turbine gearbox being tested by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). High-speed stage gears and bearings have been identified as critical components of the gearbox; during gearbox testing, these components were instrumented and tests were developed to evaluate loads on high-speed tapered roller bearings (TRBs). In this paper an advanced finite element-based contact modeling procedure has been applied to model the high-speed stage with the bearings fully modeled in order to evaluate strain levels. A major conclusion is that the strains of the slotted grooves are at such a level that they have acceptable signal-to-noise levels. This was verified by the results of the initial experiments presented here.

18 Setting Techniques for Tapered Roller Bearings (September 2015)

Tapered roller bearings can be set at initial machine assembly to any desired axial or radial clearance. This unique feature enables a designer to control bearings to meet anticipated application operating conditions, and thereby provide optimum bearing and system performance.

19 A Model for Rolling Bearing Life with Surface and Subsurface Survival - Tribological Effects (September 2016)

Until now the estimation of rolling bearing life has been based on engineering models that consider an equivalent stress, originated beneath the contact surface, that is applied to the stressed volume of the rolling contact. Through the years, fatigue surface–originated failures, resulting from reduced lubrication or contamination, have been incorporated into the estimation of the bearing life by applying a penalty to the overall equivalent stress of the rolling contact. Due to this simplification, the accounting of some specific failure modes originated directly at the surface of the rolling contact can be challenging. In the present article, this issue is addressed by developing a general approach for rolling contact life in which the surfaceoriginated damage is explicitly formulated into the basic fatigue equations of the rolling contact. This is achieved by introducing a function to describe surface-originated failures and coupling it with the traditional, subsurface-originated fatigue risk of the rolling contact. The article presents the fundamental theory of the new model and its general behavior. The ability of the present general method to provide an account for the surface–subsurface competing fatigue mechanisms taking place in rolling bearings is discussed with reference to endurance testing data.

20 Minimum Design Speed Considerations for Sleevoil Bearings for Industrial Fan Applications (September 2016)

Slow speed operation of fan systems within the air handling industry is generally performed due to two reasons: a coast down operation is required for hot (induced draft) fans to cool down before shutdown (often by using a turning gear), and operational efficiency improvements can be achieved during non-peak periods by slow speed operation using a VFD. In either case, when these fans are supported by hydrodynamic bearings, it is the oil film thickness developed from the bearing-shaft interaction that limits the minimum speed that can be maintained without causing premature wear and bearing failure. This paper will present a brief overview of lubrication theory and critical design parameters to achieve slow speed operation.

21 Proper Handling of Bearings (September 2016)

Rolling-element bearings are high-precision components that need to be stored and handled carefully to perform as designed. Proper storage and handling of a bearing before, during and after installation is important because once debris enters a bearing, it reduces the life.

22 Meet Norm Parker - Bearings Blogger (April 2017)

In case you missed them, following are three recent blog postings by our popular PTE bearings blogger - Norm Parker. We also felt that, should you not be a blog follower, this would be a good way to introduce you to Norm's bearings wisdom. Parker is currently the global senior specialist/roller bearings at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

23 The Influence of Rolling Bearing Profiling on Rigidity and Rating Life (August 2021)

An explanation of the detailed calculation of rolling bearings in the FVA-Workbench based on consideration of the profiling of roller bearings.

24 Grease Lubrication Mechanisms in Rolling Bearing Systems (October 2013)

Grease lubrication has clear advantages over oil lubrication: Grease does not leak easily; it has sealing properties; and it protects bearing surfaces from corrosion. Its disadvantages are grease-life limitations and a limited cooling ability. Moreover, in some applications there is a risk of grease starvation, which leads to reduced lubricating films. However, if the right grease, sealing system and/or lubrication system are chosen, then grease lubrication offers clear benefits. This article summarizes aspects of grease lubrication mechanisms in rolling bearings.

25 Sleeve Bearings or Tilting Pad Bearings - Ask the Expert (August 2012)

A reader asks whether sleeve bearings can take the place of more expensive tilting pad bearings in a high-speed compressor application.

26 Have a Pump, Motor, Generator, Turbine, Compressor or Gearbox - There is a Bearing for That! (October 2012)

Waukesha Bearings is known internationally for its capabilities, technology, size and application experience in the rotating (turbo) equipment industry. Following is a brief selection guide intended to assist engineers, specifiers, integrators and others in choosing the right bearing—and bearing technology—for the application.

27 Rolling Bearing Steels - A Technical and Historical Perspective - Part 1 (February 2013)

This paper summarizes the chemical, metallurgical and physical aspects of bearing steels and their effect on rolling bearing life and reliability.

28 Should You Pay a Premium for a Mounted Ball Bearing (December 2013)

Mounted ball bearings are everywhere in industrial applications. They serve critical roles in keeping a manufacturing operation running smoothly and in ensuring that equipment functions properly and reliably. So why might it be advisable to spend significantly more for a dimensionally comparable bearing from one supplier versus another?

29 Study of Multiple-Point Oil-Jet Lubrication of High-Speed Ball Bearings (June 2014)

The air-oil, two-phase flow inside the multiple-point, oil-jet lubrication ball bearing was studied based on CFD (computational fluid dynamics) theory and technique, and compared with single-point, oil-jet lubrication. The results indicate that the air-oil distribution inside the bearing with multiple-point, oil-jet lubrication is more uniform than single-point injection.

30 The Path to Smarter Bearings (June 2015)

At Hannover Messe, Power Transmission Engineering had the opportunity to sit down with Stefan Hantke, president of the Industrial North America division of Schaeffler USA, to discuss the current stateof- the-art in bearings manufacturing, the trends in industrial bearings and the current state of U.S. manufacturing. (In the meantime Stefan Hantke has taken over responsibility for the global sales activities of Schaeffler Industrial)

31 Proper Bearing Installation (June 2016)

Gregory (Keith) Boutwell, CBS and executive account manager at B&D Technologies (a division of B&D Industrial), explains how he used his bearings expertise to save a customer thousands of dollars through correct bearing installation.

32 High-Temp Bearing Replacement (August 2016)

Richard (RJ) Seguin, CBS and technical sales representative at AMI Bearings, explains how his bearing expertise tripled the life of a customer’s bearings.

33 Bearings and Motors and Gears (September 2020)

Oh my. It's been another busy month here at Power Transmission Engineering, and we have another full issue for you. This time around we have a focus on bearings, with plenty of great examples of applications and technology from the world's leading manufacturers. Of course, bearings are essential to power transmission and a core subject we cover every issue. But when it's the focus, we like to attack the subject from multiple different angles.

34 Identifying Bearing Failure (February 2016)

Guy Gendron, certified bearing specialist and technical sales representative at Timken Canada L.P. explains how he used his bearing expertise to increase a customer’s productivity.

35 Beyond Bearings Basics (October 2015)

There are thousands of sizes and types of standard bearings. In many applications, specifying a standard bearing yields an effective result.

36 Prediction of Heat Generation in Transmission Bearings by Application of FEM (September 2018)

Heat generation in bearings is manifested by the power losses of the transmission. Because of the rise in temperature due to heat generation, the appearance of dilatation adversely affects the bearings' geometrical characteristics.

37 Pre-Tension Thrust Bearings (December 2014)

What is the recommended method of gripping a spinning shaft (with up to 130 hp of rotational energy) to install pre-tension thrust bearings and conventional thrust bearings (load = hundreds of pounds) when the shaft cannot have any high points because it must pass through an area of tight clearances to assemble? Will snap rings still withstand the harsh vibration of this environment?

38 Opening the Envelope on Bearing Vibration (September 2016)

Experienced operators can often tell if a machine is not working properly, on the basis that it does not ‘sound right.’ The same principle can be applied — using modern electronics — to identify the exact cause of the problem. Sensitive accelerometers can detect and analyze the vibrations from industrial equipment, highlighting problems such as misalignment or bearing imbalance. The technique is known as vibration analysis. It can identify bearing failure in the very early stages, when there is a microscopic defect on the raceway, for example. The problem is that the identifying signal is usually drowned out in all the other noise emanating from the machine.

39 Radial Play (Internal Clearance in Ball Bearings) (August 2011)

At first glance, ball bearings are relatively simple mechanisms. However, an analysis of their internal geometries reveals that they are quite complex. For example, the ball to raceway conformity, the radial play, and the number of balls all impact the ability of a ball bearing to support loads under a variety of conditions.

40 Rolling Bearing Steels - A Technical and Historical Perspective, Part 2 (April 2013)

This paper is part 2 of 2 in a series that summarizes the chemical, metallurgical and physical aspects of bearing steels and their effect on rolling bearing life and reliability.

41 Non-Metallic Bearings - An Alternative Worth Considering (June 2011)

This article takes a look at alternative-material, non-metal bearings, and it turns out the first bearings of that type - wood, in this case, were the norm - not an alternative.

42 Gearbox Bearing Service Life: A Matter of Mastering Many Design Parameters (April 2012)

The availability of high-strength shaft materials, in combination with bearings with high carrying capacity, allows use of slimmer shafts. However, the modulus of elasticity remains the same, so seat design for bearings and gears must be given close attention.

43 A Recipe for Quality Big Bearings (June 2010)

Many power transmission components require a certain level of customization for each individual project. The big bearing market is no exception. Construction, mining, steel, marine and wind applications aren’t exactly areas where customers buy bearings in bulk.

44 The Meaning of Life (August 2016)

End users and OEMs frequently specify "lubed-for-life" mounted bearings, thinking the lubed-for-life bearings will deliver the same life — without lubrication — as bearings that currently require periodic lubrication. The truth is it depends on many factors, and only a detailed review of the application and testing will provide a more accurate answer.

45 Intermetallic Nickel-Titanium Alloys for Oil-Lubricated Bearing Applications (August 2009)

Nitinol 60 (60NiTi), an intermetallic nickel-titanium alloy containing 60 wt % nickel and 40 wt % titanium, is shown to be a promising material for oil-lubricated, rolling and sliding contact applications such as bearings and gears.

46 Power Loss and Axial Load Carrying Capacity of Radial Cylindrical Roller Bearings (June 2013)

This paper is intended to enlarge the application range of radial cylindrical roller bearings by means of a more precise determination of thrust load capacity and more cost-effective design.

47 High-Capacity Bearings Carry the Load for Chinese Gearbox Manufacturer (December 2008)

Th e signing of a contract for more than 5,000 sets of SKF’s latest high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings (HCCRB) for wind turbines will impart added load-carrying capacity, more reliability and longer life to the Nanjing Gear Company’s (NGC) line of gearboxes for wind generation applications.

48 Guidelines for Bearing Seals (October 2016)

Equipment downtime and reduced component life are a few of the consequences — and potential costs — of using the wrong seals on many types of industrial equipment including pump bearing frames, electric motors, fans, pillow blocks, gearboxes and more. However, if correctly specified and installed, seals provide effective barriers that both retain lubricants as well as protect against water, corrosion, debris and other contaminants.

49 BSA is the Forum that Keeps Bearing Companies Rolling (December 2008)

In today’s increasingly competitive global economy, industries and the companies that serve them are always looking for an edge. Price and quality being routinely accepted as a given, businesses—large and small—are always looking for a little help. For the worldwide bearing industry, that help exists in the form of the Bearing Specialists of America (BSA).

50 What Lubrication Method Should I Use (April 2016)

in the performance and life of a rolling element bearing. Less than 10 percent of bearings reach their theoretical L10 life, and poor lubrication can be attributed to 80 percent of those that fall short. Ideally, a lubricant forms a film layer between moving components in a bearing, separating moving parts, minimizing friction and preventing wear between balls or rollers, raceways and retainers. Lubricants also protect metal surfaces from corrosion and moisture, dissipate heat and can even prevent the ingress of contaminants.

51 Load Ratings & Bearing Life (March 2016)

Power Transmission Engineering is collaborating with the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) on a special section within the magazine. Bearing Briefs will present updated reports on bearing topics for each issue in 2016. Complimentary access to all BSA Bearing and Industry Briefs is available on the BSA website at

52 Bogus Bearings Beat Price and Lead Time, But at What Cost (April 2010)

When your $100 “Rolex” falls apart on your wrist, well, what did you expect? But when bogus bearings find their way into safety-sensitive applications, lives are at stake.

53 Recalibrated Equations for Determining Effect of Oil Filtration on Rolling Bearing Life (September 2015)

In 1991, Needelman and Zaretsky presented a set of empirically derived equations for bearing fatigue life (adjustment) factors (LFs) as a function of oil filter ratings.

54 Bearing the Brunt of Earthquakes (December 2016)

America suffers $4.4 billion in losses due to earthquakes every year. While that's a drop in the bucket for our $16 trillion plus GDP, it's still a substantial amount of money, and some people are working to lessen those losses. One group is Earthquake Protection Systems (EPS), a company that is designing bearings to better protect buildings from earthquake damage.

55 Preventing Downtime for Hanger Bearings (April 2016)

Dale Renner, CBS and sales representative at Bearing Headquarters Co., explains how his bearing expertise helped solve a customer’s problem and saved significant downtime and cost.

56 Bearings for High Temperatures (Fall 2007)

When rolling element or sleeve bearings operate under extreme conditions, it’s more important than ever to follow proper lubrication selection and maintenance procedures to maximize eff ective life and effi cient performance.

57 Bearing Good News (April 2017)

This issue's focus on bearings includes a number of important and informative articles about one of the most key components in any machine design.

58 Boilermakers Announce Bearing Technology Breakthrough (June 2013)

Student research project at Purdue could revolutionize predictive bearing failure.

59 Schaeffler Goes Big in Bearing Applications (February 2020)

One of the largest components manufactured by Schaeffler last year was a double-row tapered roller bearing featuring an outer diameter measuring 3.6 meters and a weight just over nine tons.

60 Timken Addresses NVH Requirements in Bearings (September 2020)

As NVH technology advances, so do the tools that allow engineers to study, test, and manufacture bearings capable of delivering high-performance and quality.

61 Engineering Showcase - Bearings (September 2020)

In this special advertising section, Power Transmission Engineering features several of the world's leading bearings suppliers and their latest technology.

62 SKF Improves Bearing Predictability Through R&D Efforts (February 2021)

How SKF's R&D department is solving the mysteries of bearing performance.

63 Rolling-Element Bearing Analysis (June 2013)

This article describes how more sophisticated modeling techniques allow the latest software to identify design issues with bearings, shafts, gears and complicated multi-body systems.

64 Global Bearing Sources for the Power Transmission Industry (December 2019)

What is the general consensus on the current quality and viability of global bearing sources for the power transmission industry?

65 Bearing Materials and Coating Trends (October 2019)

What trends do you see in bearing materials and coatings that will benefit the power transmission industry?

66 Bearing Lubrication Under Extreme Conditions, Part II (February 2008)

Rolling element or sleeve bearings often are required to operate under extreme conditions. In these instances, it is more important than ever to follow proper lubrication selection and maintenance procedures to maximize effective life and efficient performance.

67 The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication (June 2015)

Machine and equipment manufacturers today are feeling more pressure than ever to reduce costs without sacrificing machine performance — a balancing act difficult to achieve. OEMs often overlook a simple solution that can have a positive, long-term impact on profitability for themselves and their customers, i.e. — the elimination of bearing lubricant.

68 Guide to Proper Bearing Lubricating Practices (October 2017)

Understanding proper bearing lubrication procedures is critical to ensuring long-term, trouble-free performance. Klüber Lubrication has prepared this explanation as a general guide.

69 Progress in Rolling Bearing Technology for Refrigerant Compressors (December 2017)

Various surface treatment and bearing technology solutions are explored to solve challenging lubrication regimes.

70 Tips for Lifting Large Bearings (September 2019)

Special tools and bearing modifications can make removal and installation much safer and easier for plant technicians.

71 A New Test Rig to Study Rolling Element Bearing Thermomechanical Behavior (April 2019)

Rolling element bearings are widely used in mechanical transmission to reduce friction between two rotating parts. With the further development of the electrical motor in mechanical industry, REBs operate more and more at high rotational speed. For these applications, REBs power losses can be predominant in mechanical transmissions.

72 A Major Step Forward in Life Modeling (March 2017)

The SKF Generalized Bearing Life Model is (GBLM) an innovative new bearing rating life model that is designed to help engineers calculate bearing rating life in a more realistic manner. The new model is a major step forward for the industry and will play an important role in enabling OEMs and end users to better match bearings and applications, resulting in improved machine life and reduced operating costs.

73 The Hidden Cost of Incomplete Hydrodynamic Bearing Maintenance (April 2017)

Reliability and maintenance engineers can improve uptime and save money on both long-term maintenance and downtime costs by properly diagnosing and correcting bearing vibration issues when they exceed their acceptable limits. This requires inspecting the housing as well as the liner for wear, and replacing them as a pair when the housing is worn, so that wear-in between the mating surfaces can occur.

74 Choosing the Right Grade - Specifying Stainless Bearing Steel (August 2014)

A reader asks: I've determined that a stainless steel bearing is the best option for my application. I'm being asked to specify the grade of stainless steel in my product design. I'm not sure which grade to select and specify. Can you help?

75 Wear-Resistant Bearings (August 2012)

More than a decade of intensive research and development has resulted in two new technologies that, when used in combination, expand the performance of rolling element bearings well beyond previous limits.

76 Bearing Protection Needed if Inverter-Duty Motors Are to Live up to their Name (August 2012)

All major manufacturers of 3-phase AC induction motors offer "inverter-duty" or "inverter-ready” models, but while these motors have inverter-rated insulation to protect the windings, the bearings--their most vulnerable parts--are too often ignored.

77 The Quick Fix - Rexnord Solves Bearing Installation and Removal Challenges (June 2012)

At a Midwestern producer of tubular steel products, measures taken to counteract the effects of impact on a quench tank roll made it difficult to remove and replace the conventional pillow block bearings that support the roll’s shaft.

78 Plastic Bearings Have Staying Power (April 2015)

During the past three decades there has been an evolution in the advancement and use of highly engineered plastics in bearing applications.

79 Adjusting Tapered Roller Bearings (June 2014)

What are the best methods to adjust tapered roller bearings?

80 Application of Ceramics to NU-Type Cylindrical Roller Bearings for Machine Tool Main Spindles (December 2011)

Bearings used to support main spindles on machine tools must be capable of higher speed and greater rigidity. This is true in that any main spindle that turns together with a tool or work piece mounted onto it is one of the critical machine tool components that directly affects machining efficiency and accuracy of the machine tool; and, the bearings that support the main spindle are the most critical machine elements on the machine tool.

81 Best Practices for Bearing Protection (June 2014)

For either brand-new motors or those already in service, "best practices" means that informed technicians can make use of the latest diagnostic techniques (vibration analysis, thermography, shaft-voltage testing, etc.) to prevent electrical bearing damage -- either at the very beginning or very quickly thereafter. If done correctly, the work need only be done once.

82 Four-Point Bearings Do Triple Duty While Saving Space (March 2015)

A four-point contact ball bearing makes it easy to simplify machine designs that combine radial, thrust and moment loads, because it can handle all three simultaneously. They are primarily used for slow-to-moderate-speed applications, or where oscillatory movement is predominant.

83 How To Use a Hand-Held Micrometer to Measure Miniature and Instrument Ball Bearings (December 2013)

For the most accurate measurements, miniature and instrument ball bearing dimensions should be measured with a calibrated air gauge. A good second option is a calibrated optical comparator. On occasion, it may be necessary to use a calibrated, hand-held micrometer to double-check a measurement or for simple verification while working in the field.

84 Energy Efficiency by Using Innovative Bearing Solutions (August 2010)

Based on simulation methods and calculation tools developed by the Schaeffler Group and presented in the first part of this paper, three approaches regarding increased efficiency based on rolling bearings are presented.

85 Tapered Roller Bearing Application Guide (June 2014)

This article summarizes some common hurdles, issues and questions encountered by the newer and casual users of tapered roller bearings.

86 Smart Bearings are in Control--But Full Potential Remains Untapped (June 2009)

Bearings with integrated sensors are used in a wide variety of applications, but many potential industrial uses are not yet implemented.

87 Experimental Determination of Oil Rheology Parameters to be Implemented in Power Loss Predictions of Gears and Rolling Element Bearings (April 2019)

Rheology models express the way tribological conditions translate to shear stress of the lubricant and friction force on the interacting surfaces. Due to the complexity of the lubricant rheology, the friction coefficient is usually obtained experimentally either under the same operating conditions or by curve fitting in a properly chosen friction map. The current study aims at determining the rheological parameters of a lubricant based on friction measurements carried out on a commercial, readily available ball-on-disc machine.

88 Linear Bearing CAD Models and More On the Fly (April 2018)

Here's what one supplier is doing to take advantage of the mobile phone in your pocket.

89 Improved Fuel and Energy Efficiency Through Optimized Bearing Design and Selection (February 2008)

Today, better fuel economy is a main objective in the automotive development process. It remains top-of-mind with the auto industry and consumers because of costs and environmental impacts. Because the industry’s average fuel-economy standard is required to increase by 40 percent by 2020, manufacturers and engineers are working to develop fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly and reliable designs for vehicles.

90 Getting to Know Your Bearing (August 2017)

Software Design, Analysis and Calculation Tools Help Solve Today's Engineering Challenges

91 Bogus Bearings Still on a Roll (April 2018)

Counterfeits continue to vex big-name suppliers

92 Performance Testing of Composite Bearing Materials for Large Hydraulic Cylinders (April 2017)

Large hydraulic cylinders (LHCs) are integral components in the functioning of large machines in mechanically demanding, corrosive and abrasive environments, such as offshore drilling rigs. The materials utilized in these largescale hydraulic systems must deliver reliable performance throughout their expected lifecycle.

93 Ceramic Bearings for Water Processing, Water Filtration and Liquid Handling Applications (October 2016)

Bearings are an essential component in the majority of mechanical designs and equipment. It is important to consider the most effective materials when designing industrial machinery, especially in applications where water or other liquids are present. Many materials will be unable to overcome the challenges associated with operating in a wet or corrosive environment.

94 Gear Lubrication: Long-Term Protection for Wind Turbines (April 2014)

The chemical and physical properties of gear oils may change, depending - more or less - upon their formulation and the environmental conditions under which they are used. This is why - after three years of use in a wind turbine - a gear oil was examined to determine if indeed changes were evident and if the protection of the gears and rolling bearings still met the same requirements as would be expected of fresh oil. Our findings revealed that the existing gear oil - as well as its ability to protect the gears and rolling bearings - had degraded very little compared to fresh oil.

95 Dude - Where's My Preload (August 2014)

Many of us have been there; the bearings had the correct preload. You know it, you were there, and you personally saw the measurements. Now, the testing is done and the preload is gone. Not a little gone, not sort of gone - gone, gone. Finger pointing ensues. Suppliers are dragged in by their wrinkly Polo collars. You know the drill. Losing preload in a tapered roller bearing (TRB) system over the life of your application can be a troublesome problem, particularly for gear sets that are prone to noise or severe applications that rely on a very rigid and stable system.

96 Lubrication for Life (October 2020)

Lubrication plays a vital role in the performance and life of rolling element bearings, yet its significance is often underestimated. The most important task of the lubricant is to separate parts moving relative to one another (balls or rollers and raceways) in order to minimize friction and prevent wear. A lubricant that is designed for specific operating conditions will provide a load bearing wear protective film.

97 Made in China: A GM Engineer's First-Hand Perspective on the Chinese Roller Bearing Industry (October 2014)

Believe me when I tell you that — as a domestic automotive engineer — I bleed U.S. manufacturing. I have never lived more than 50 miles from Detroit,

98 Troubleshooting Through Reverse Engineering (March 2016)

Michael Odom, certified bearing specialist and customer sales and service at Applied Industrial Technologies, explains how he used his bearing expertise to save a customer both money and downtime.

99 Bearing Basics (October 2014)


100 Joint Research and Simulation Software for an Optimized Rolling Bearing Friction Model (June 2021)

FVA Software bundles the results and knowledge from hundreds of research projects in one platform.

101 Bearing Associations Help Demystify Bearings Buys (June 2013)

The ABMA, BSA and PTDA help keep things rolling.

102 Tales from the Bearings Blog (June 2015)

The following short articles first appeared on They are part of the ongoing series of hints, technical tidbits and inside knowledge presented by our resident blogger, Norm Parker. If you like what you see here and are interested in learning more, visit

103 All for One, One for All (February 2014)

Collaboration moves bearing modeling and simulation software forward

104 Capacity--And the Lack of It--Rules (February 2008)

U.S. wind turbine growth puts a new spin on bearing manufacture.

105 Software Bits (August 2017)

The latest updates in software for bearing design.

106 Simple, but Tough (June 2021)

Radial spherical plain bearings play a key role in off highway equipment and vehicles

107 Zero Friction Solution (June 2012)

Air bearings provide a more-precise view of print head variations.

108 Machine Parts No Longer in Production (June 2018)

Good machinery can last a lifetime. But, replacement parts for older equipment may be near impossible to find. So, what do you do when you're looking to replace hard-to-find bearings and related parts for older machines?

109 Engineering Showcase - April 2019 (April 2019)

Special advertising section with a focus on bearings.

110 University Improves Sustainability of HVAC Motors in Platinum LEED Building (April 2012)

A new preventive maintenance program at a leading New England Ivy League university demonstrates how the push for more sustainable "green" building management has led to a growing awareness of a chronic, widespread problem with HVAC motors—electrical bearing damage and failure.

111 6 Critical Grease Characteristics (October 2019)

Whether you design, build or maintain industrial equipment, it is likely you have encountered many types of bearing grease over the years. Lubrication plays a crucial role in virtually all operations, and certain key characteristics allow grease to perform its job better in demanding applications.

112 Calculating Inner Race Diameter (December 2012)

In this Ask the Expert article, Hans Wendeberg from SKF discusses some of the things you need to know when calculating bearing diameters.

113 Motion Drive and Automation at Hannover 2013 (April 2013)

Power Transmission and control companies will be on hand during Hannover Messe 2013 to display the latest technology offerings in key product categories including roller bearings, gear wheels, pumps, motors, transmissions, drive system components, clutches and braking systems.

114 Napoleon Engineering Services: Rigged for Success (December 2013)

For design engineers and purchasing agents alike, bearings can sometimes be like family. Oh, you know - can't live with 'em, can’t live without 'em.

115 Grip Tight Done Right (February 2008)

Baldor bearings make the grade with Sapphire Recovery and Twin City Fan.

116 Schaeffler Readies Launch of End-to-End Wireless Sensor Solution with OPTIME (September 2020)

A discussion of the evolution of condition monitoring for bearings and the upcoming introduction of company's next-generation condition monitoring platform.

117 Automotive Adjustment (April 2019)

The automotive industry is shifting for everyone, bearings manufacturers included. Here's what you need to know to make sure you're shifting with it.

118 Lower Service Life Plus Less Waste Equals Lower Cost (April 2014)

Bearings that show wear may not always need to be replaced. Depending on the degree and type of wear, they may be candidates for reconditioning, a process that restores bearings to like-new specifications and performance - at an average 50 to 60 percent of the cost of replacement.

119 Counterfeit Consequences (February 2016)

Power Transmission Engineering is collaborating with the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) on a special section within the magazine. Bearing Briefs will present updated reports on bearing topics for each issue in 2016. Complimentary access to all BSA Bearing and Industry Briefs is available on the BSA website at Additionally, our new Field Notes section on page 34 will feature field reports from BSA’s Certified Bearing Specialists.

120 Saltwater Solutions from igus (April 2008)

igus bearings solve undersea issues for the marine vehicle industry.

121 Cutting Downtime in Lumber Application (September 2016)

Ernest Head (Arnie), CBS and technical sales representative at Motion Canada helped save a lumber industry customer time and money by adapting a bearing solution for another client. Here’s how:

122 Analyzing the Poultry Process (June 2016)

Power Transmission Engineering is collaborating with the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) on a special section within the magazine. Bearing Briefs will present updated reports on bearing topics for each issue in 2016. Complimentary access to all BSA Bearing and Industry Briefs is available on the BSA website at

123 The Best-Kept Secret in Green Technology (December 2009)

The Bearing Specialists Association explains the role of bearings in ensuring the efficient operation of machinery.

124 Linear Motion Q&A: Customized Machinery Built with Off-the-Shelf Components (April 2010)

This Q&A session with various experts at Thomson Linear Systems covers linear slides & stages, clutches & brakes, bearings and actuators.

125 He Shoots, He Scores! (April 2016)

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as scoring a goal. Here at Power Transmission Engineering, our goal is to provide you with as much relevant educational and technical material as possible, and every issue we strive to cover the subjects of power transmission and motion control from as many different angles as possible, so that no matter your job title, and no matter your industry, if gears, bearings, motors and related components are important to you, we’ve got you covered.

126 Improving Equipment Uptime - Composite Seals Meet the Challenge (October 2009)

In an industrial application, equipment uptime is vital for on-time performance and profitability. The rotating members of industrial machines are subject to the highest degree of wear and are more susceptible to failure than non-moving parts. Bearing surfaces are the most critical and often the most expensive portion of the rotary assembly; it is imperative to protect these components. The primary protector of these components is the industrial seal.

127 Product News (September 2020)

The complete Product News section from the September 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

128 Industry News (March 2020)

The complete Industry News section from the March 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

129 Open for Business (April 2020)

Bearings Manufacturers Support Essential Manufacturing by Staying Open through the COVID-19 Pandemic

130 The Skating Life (October 2012)

SMB Bearing Offers Unique Solutions for NorthwoodsFB finger-size skateboards.

131 Industry News (February 2016)

Latest news from around the Industry

132 Product News (June 2011)

The complete Product News section from the June 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

133 Engineering Showcase (December 2020)

This special advertising section features leading suppliers!

134 Industry News (April 2011)

The complete Industry News section from the April 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

135 Industry News (September 2021)

The complete Industry News section from the September 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

136 Improved Sealing Technology Extends Equipment Life (December 2008)

Th e primary sources of bearing failure are lack of lubrication and contaminant ingress. Industrial sealing devices are the primary protection against bearing failure. When the sealing device fails, bearing failure is imminent. Th erefore, extending the life of sealing devices extends bearing life and in turn improves equipment uptime.

137 Selecting the Right Precision Ball Material for Aggressive Environments (February 2010)

This article will examine the major materials used to enhance balls to resist aggressive environments and help in selecting the right one.

138 Product News (April 2021)

The complete Product News section from the April 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

139 Industry News (December 2020)

The complete Industry News section from the December 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

140 Industry News (December 2015)

News from around the industry

141 Industry News (June 2012)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

142 Cruising with Curiosity (December 2012)

Power Transmission Components from Forest City Gear, Kaydon Bearings and Maxon Motors help power NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover.

143 Industry News (March 2021)

The complete Industry News section from the March 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

144 The Long and Short of It (October 2017)

10,000 Year Clock Needs Bearings that Run for 350 Million Cycles.

145 CNC System Upgrades (December 2017)

Automated production of large objects such as auto body prototypes, boat hulls and surfboards traditionally requires computerized numerical control (CNC) systems costing nearly a million dollars. Thomson Cuts Costs and Production Time for Autoscale Inc.

146 Buyer Beware (April 2018)

No one likes paying too much for anything. Everyone wants to get a better deal. That's why you shop around before buying a new car. That's why you look at sale advertisements before buying a new refrigerator or big screen tv. The bigger the purchase, the more you want to compare prices.

147 In Transit (December 2016)

The average travel time to work in the United States is 25.4 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This number is probably low if you factor in a traffic accident in New York City, light rain in Chicago or it's simply Tuesday in Los Angeles. It's safe to say 25.4 turns into 45 minutes in many areas of the country at seven o'clock in the morning.

148 Fluid Power Free-for-All (February 2014)

IFPE offers the right balance of technology and education.

149 Product News (September 2017)

The complete Product News section from the September 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

150 TLC Still Needed for New Axles (September 2014)

A reader asks: I have heard that new axles no longer need a break-in period. True or false?

151 Product News (April 2017)

Clutches and Brakes take center stage in the April 2017 edition of Product News.

152 Industry News (February 2008)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

153 Industry news (October 2016)

Latest News from around the industry.

154 PT Extras (April 2013)

The latest power transmission videos, articles and updates from online.

155 Industry News (February 2012)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

156 Analyzing the Cement Process (April 2016)

The manufacturing process begins in a limestone quarry. Mining methods such as ripping, dozing, drilling and blasting are commonly employed. Limestone provides the first essential component, calcium, for the anufacture of cement. Materials are transported to the crushing plant for further size reduction. Common methods of transport are trucks, loaders and belt conveyors.

157 ISO 281:2007 - Caveat Emptor (October 2016)

I was invited by Tom Astrene of TLT to write a response to the July 2010 TLT article (Ref. 1). My rebuttal — “In Search of a Fatigue Limit: A Critique of ISO Standard 281:2007” — was published in Tribology and Lubrication Engineering, TLT, August 2010 edition (Ref. 10). While this article is also available online, I will attempt to summarize the essence of my response.

158 Analyzing Wind Power (August 2016)

Wind is a form of solar energy. Winds are caused by the uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun, the irregularities of the earth’s surface, and rotation of the earth. Wind Turbines convert the kinetic energy in wind into mechanical power.

159 The Green Revolution - A Global Win-Win (February 2009)

Green technology is more than changing a couple of light bulbs or reducing waste. In 2009, the concept is relevant in every facet of manufacturing as companies make a greater push towards energy efficiency and sustainability. In the power transmission and motion control fields, this technology has been integrated into the daily routine, both as an environmentally friendly business venture and a way to offer green products to customers. It’s apparent that the revitalization of manufacturing, both here and abroad, will center on energy technology.

160 Special Modifications (October 2016)

Eddy Swiben, branch manager at BDI Canada, explains how to problem solve on an automatic cutter for tissue rolls. “This is a very major paper tissue manufacturer that sells paper tissue rolls all over America.” They roll paper tissue just like newsprint paper mills do. When the product is finally done and dried, they need to roll it on a light carton core 20-ft. long.

161 Industry News (October 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

162 How to Deal With Growing Pains (December 2018)

Wind turbines are getting bigger than ever, and the manufacturing infrastructure that facilitates their construction needs to start growing with them.

163 PT Extras (September 2014)

Videos, tweets, blog posts and other online exclusive from PTE and mechanical power transmission component suppliers.

164 Bearing Specialists Celebrate Successful Convention (June 2014)

The Bearing Specialists Association held its annual convention at the Fairmont Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. from May 3-7. More than 160 distributors and manufacturers attended the convention, which included committee meetings, business meetings, guest speakers, and social events.

165 Alternative to Ni-Bearing Carburizing Steels (June 2016)

Standard carburizing steel 18CrNiMo7-6 is often used when high hardenability is required, but due to its highly fluctuating price, there has always been an incentive to develop Ni-free steel grades. The 23MnCrMo5-5-2 — or Jomasco 23mod — has been developed for this purpose. But to ensure smooth substitution within existing production lines, a number of points must be addressed: first, checking the response to carburizing treatments; and second, having similar mechanical properties with identical tooth root bending performance on gears. The latter is the purpose of this paper.

166 It Doesn't End Here (December 2016)

This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more. This directory represents our best effort to give you updated information about the companies who can provide you with the components you need to design, build and maintain better machinery.

167 2016 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2016)

A comprehensive directory of suppliers of gears, bearings, motors, couplings and other mechanical power transmission and motion control components.

168 Is Splash Lubrication Compatible with Efficient Gear Units for High-Speed Applications (October 2015)

A thermo-mechanical model of a splash lubricated one-stage gear unit is presented. This system corresponds to a first step towards the design of a hybrid vehicle gearbox that can operate up to 40,000 rpm on its primary shaft. The numerical model is based on the thermal network method and takes into account power losses due to teeth friction, rolling-elements bearings and oil churning. Some calculations underline that oil churning causes a high amount of power loss. A simple method to reduce this source of power losses is presented, and its influence on the gear unit efficiency and its thermal capacity is computed.

169 Clutches: Declassified (March 2016)

In the world of PT components, the clutch gets absolutely no recognition whatsoever. There are entire magazines dedicated to gears, bearings and motors, but clutches get very little press outside of the automotive industry.

170 The Big Picture (February 2017)

When you work day-in and day-out with components like gears, bearings or electric motors, for example, it's easy to forget that those components are always part of a much bigger system.

171 Engineering Smart (February 2016)

Our theme for 2016 is “Engineering Smart.” Our goal as a publication is to help you engineer better systems, taking advantage of the latest in technology to create mechanical systems that last longer, save energy, cost less and increase performance. The way we do that is by bringing you the best information possible on the design and engineering of gears, gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings and related power transmission components and systems.

172 MDA, IANA and IMTS 2016 (August 2016)

Where to find the gearboxes, bearings, couplings and other components.

173 Leading through Crisis (April 2020)

Manufacturers are awesome. Over the past month, we've talked to a lot of manufacturers of gears, bearings, motors, gearboxes, couplings and other mechanical power transmission components. Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the current economic crisis, they've been universally positive and remarkably confident about their current operations and ability to continue through the crisis and after.

174 Motors in Space (September 2020)

Components like motors, bearings and drives are subject to harsh environments on Earth, but they must be at the top of their game to enjoy space travel. Recent applications from Maxon Motors (Return to Mars) and the University of Michigan (Robotic Legs) illustrate the incredible requirements it takes to handle applications in space and how these components can be utilized here on Earth.

175 Mutiple Gearset-Type Calculation Software (September 2015)

Is there a gear software package out there that will calculate the design of spur, helical, worm, and planetary gearsets? Also, we would like a program that calculates stresses and material selection. Finally, we would like to have the program calculate bearings loads, too. Thank you for your help.

176 Core Subjects (October 2019)

magazine. Instead of focusing on a specific industry, we focus on specific subject: namely, the mechanical power transmission components that drive many different types of machinery. So we find ourselves continuously writing about the same things: gears, bearings, motors, gear drives and so on. But this is a good thing.

177 Improperly Testing Belt Tension Can Easily Damage Small Motors (February 2019)

Most of us want to just instinctively squeeze a belt between a pair of pulleys to test the belt tension. What is not as instinctive is just how much force such a procedure can put on the shaft -- often significantly past the manufacturer's rated limits for small motors. This can cause damage to both the shaft and the bearings.

178 Metal-to-Plastic Conversion Parts Help Drive Heavy Industry (February 2018)

While metal-to-plastic parts conversion actually began way back in the Fabulous Fifties, think toys, household products, etc., it is only in more recent years that plastic conversion has gained a firm foothold in the more strength- and lifetime-demanding applications such as aerospace, under-the-hood automotive, motors, valves, bearings and, as they say, much more.

179 Your Search Starts Here (December 2018)

This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more.

180 Product News (October 2017)

New HMI from Siemens, ITAMCO ramps up additive manufacturing, LM76 introduces new linear bearings, plus other new products from around the industry.

181 Product News (April 2013)

SKF energy-efficient bearings, Bishop Wisecarver guided motion system, Weiss torque rotary table, Mico wireless braking system, Nord worm gear series, and SKF expanded range of couplings.

182 Selecting and Sizing Ball Screw Drives (October 2012)

The ball screw drive is an assembly that converts rotary motion to linear motion and vice versa. The ball screw drive consists of a ball screw and a ball nut with recirculating ball bearings...

183 Motion, Drive and Automation at Hannover Messe 2013 (February 2013)

Power transmission and motion control companies will be on-hand during Hannover Messe 2013 to display the latest technology offerings in key product categories including roller bearings, gears, pumps, motors, transmissions, drive system components, clutches and braking systems.

184 Solar Energy - The Alternative Alternative (October 2009)

While gear and bearing manufacturers engage in a wind energy arms race, the robotic automation industry has its sights set directly on the sun. Solar power—wind energy’s somewhat neglected step brother—has been gaining ground in alternative energy since 2001.

185 Axis of Rotation Metrology (August 2009)

In the history of machine tools, spindles have been very good relative to other bearings and structures on the machine. So quality professionals have developed a cache of tools—-ball bars, grid encoders displacement lasers, etc.—-to help them characterize and understand the geometry of the structural loop. But as machine tools have improved in their capability and precision, and the demands of part-geometry and surface finish have become more critical, errors in spindles have become a larger percentage of the total error.

186 Chasing Ubiquity (June 2013)

Power Transmission Engineering is the magazine of mechanical components. When you think of gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes and similar products, we want you to think of us. But achieving such front-of-mind presence is one of the most difficult goals in publishing...

187 Run Like the Wind - Windpower Conference Heads to Chicago (April 2009)

Wind is the talk of the town. It has become especially relevant to the power transmission community where bearings, gears, couplings, motors and gearboxes are providing the equipment for this thriving alternative energy industry. It comes as no surprise that the Windpower 2009 Conference and Exhibition, arriving in Chicago from May 4–7, will be the largest gathering of wind energy professionals and technologies to date.

188 Calculation of the Efficiency of Worm Gear Drives (June 2015)

This paper presents a physically grounded calculation method to determine the efficiency of worm gear drives. This computation is based on the Institute of Machine Elements, Gears, and Transmissions (MEGT) tribological simulation, which can determine the local tooth friction coefficients (Ref. 1). With this knowledge other power losses such as the bearings, oil churnings and seals power losses can also be calculated.

189 Seeking Suppliers (October 2013)

Last month's Gear Expo in Indianapolis provided a great opportunity to meet potential suppliers of mechanical power transmission components -- mostly gears and gear drives, of course, but also a smattering of suppliers of bearings and motors as well.

190 Made in the USA, Sourced in China (October 2014)

If you read only one article this issue, it should be Norm Parker’s article on the Chinese bearing manufacturing industry. Parker is an engineer with General Motors, a true industry insider who has become a regular contributor to Power Transmission Engineering.

191 Intelligent Integration (June 2015)

In this issue’s cover story, Stefan Hantke describes an evolving marketplace that requires smarter components and more integrated solutions. In fact, Hantke, who was recently named head of global industrial sales for the Schaeffler Group, goes so far as to predict that within a few short years, every bearing will have a wire coming out of it.

192 Lubrication and Seals Product Showcase (June 2014)

The following news items offer the latest on lubrication and seal technology in the power transmission market. From bearing greases to high-performance seals, these products will help extend the service life and manufacturing capabilities for a wide range of industrial sectors.

193 PT Extras (August 2014)

See the latest videos online at, including an overview of mounted bearing technology from Baldor-Dodge.

194 Best Practices for Gearbox Assembly and Disassembly (March 2014)

In most applications, gearbox reliability is critical to the productivity of the overall plant operation. So it follows that when industry is looking at the best ways to increase efficiency, reduce downtime, and increase profitability, gearbox performance and reliability are key factors. Designing for repair, and writing effective repair procedures, can speed the service time, and provide a quality refurbishment. The best practices listed in this article are proven, effective methods used to install and remove bearings, seals, gears, couplings and shafts within a gearbox.

195 How Reliable is a Reliability Calculation? (April 2021)

Bearing subsystem life and reliability explained.

196 Who Do You Trust? (June 2014)

At the recently held annual meeting of the Bearing Specialists Association, there was a lot of talk about online sales channels and how Internet retailers are changing the way industrial products are researched, sourced and purchased.

News Items About bearing

1 KISSsoft Extends SKF Bearing Module Functionality (November 11, 2020)
The SKF bearing module in KISSsoft now offers additional bearing performance output parameters (module WPK and WB1): bearing friction and...

2 Napoleon Engineering Presents Bearing Webinar (November 4, 2013)
Napoleon Engineering Services (NES), a ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C certified custom bearing manufacturing, bearing inspection, and bearing t...

3 EDT Introduces Type E Solution Bearings (June 4, 2013)
EDT Corp has added Type E bearings to its Solution line of severe service bearings. Type E Solution bearings have high load capacity and ...

4 NKE Introduces Single Row Cylindrical Roller Bearings (April 29, 2016)
Bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH presents its series of single row cylindrical roller bearings – a bearing type on which many ...

5 MESYS 08-2016 Available for Shaft and Roller Bearing Analysis (September 23, 2016)
A new version of the MESYS shaft and rolling bearing analysis software including new functionality is available. The bearing analysis sof...

6 NKE Offers DLC-Coated Bearing Cages (January 12, 2016)
Austrian bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH introduced cages for rolling bearings that are optimized for unfavorable operating conditi...

7 Cooper Bearing Interactive Split Roller Bearing Selector Offers Online Access to Products, 3D Models for Download (October 7, 2015)
Cooper Bearings recently added an interactive split roller bearing selector to its website, “This user-fri...

8 Modular Bearing System Standardizes Wind Turbine Applications (June 7, 2010)
Austrian bearing manufacturer NKE introduces modular bearing systems for planetary gears in wind turbine gearboxes that offer the advan...

9 Timken Introduces Double-Nut Design for Spherical Roller Bearing Units (December 18, 2018)
The Timken Company is expanding its line of mounted bearings with spherical roller bearing solid-block housed units that allow for even e...

10 IKO's Miniature Bearing Line Available in Different Widths and Lengths (December 27, 2016)
IKO's standard miniature bearings line is now available in rail widths from 1 mm to 25 mm with wide-bearing options as high as 42 mm....

11 KISSsoft Redefines Plain Bearings in Turbo Drives (September 7, 2018)
For shafts with plain bearings, the bearing type “Plain Bearing” can now be redefined. This is especially important for turbo...

12 QBC Introduces BETEX Cone Heater for Bearings (December 21, 2017)
Quality Bearings & Components, a distributor of the world’s leading bearing manufacturers and bearing maintenance equipment int...

13 FixtureWorks Introduces In-Stock Bearing Wheel Covers (February 27, 2018)
Fixtureworks has introduced an extensive lineup of bearing wheel covers from Fairlane Products. These bearing wheel assemblies are in sto...

14 Boca Bearing Expands Mounted Unit Bearings and Inserts (August 3, 2017)
The Boca Bearing Company is proud to announce the expansion of their line of mounted unit bearings and inserts. Mounted unit bearings are...

15 Revolvo Expands Range of Roller Bearings (December 5, 2007)
Revolvo has expanded its lineup of roller bearings with the introduction of flange, hanger and take-up bearings. According to the company...

16 Schaeffler Strengthens Deep Groove Ball Bearings Business (May 17, 2017)
Schaeffler is significantly expanding its standard rolling bearing business with FAG Generation C deep groove ball bearings through subst...

17 Mesys AG Will Present New Shaft and Bearing Analysis Software at Hannover Messe (April 13, 2015)
Mesys AG will present its new version of shaft and bearing analysis software in Hall 25, Stand A21 at Hannover Messe.The bearing analysis...

18 NKE Introduces New Ball Bearings (May 31, 2007)
NKE introduced its new range of single row deep groove ball bearings. The new NKE POP range of single row deep groove ball bearings o...

19 Bearing Units Self-Align (August 6, 2010)
The ready-to-mount bearing units from NKE consist of a bearing fitted in a cast or pressed housing for material handling systems, such as...

20 Revolvo Offers Split Roller Bearings for Harsh Environments (July 18, 2012)
The advantages provided by split roller bearings in delivering greatly reduced downtime compared to solid bearings are well documented: s...

21 Baldor Introduces Steel-Housed Roller Bearings (December 7, 2010)
Baldor Electric Company recently introduced the Dodge Steel-Housed S-2000 HD spherical roller bearing. The new bearing features an econom...

22 NKE Introduces Electrically Insulated Roller Bearings (December 6, 2010)
NKE Austria recently introduced electrically insulated rolling bearings. The special bearings SQ77 feature a built-in electrical insulati...

23 Bearings and Balls for Turbine Flow Meters (December 29, 2010)
The Boca Bearing Company recently announced a new line of ceramic balls, stainless steel bearings, ceramic hybrid bearings and full ceram...

24 Igus Offers Iglide A350 Bearing Material (February 22, 2011)
Igus now offers an FDA-compliant bearing material that is blue in color for easier detection. The new iglide A350 polymer plain bearing m...

25 Bearings for the Food Processing Industry (April 1, 2011)
Boca Bearings recently introduced their new and expanded line of full ceramic bearings, ceramic hybrid bearings and specialty lubricates ...

26 Boca Ceramic Bearings Offer Flexibility (September 26, 2011)
Boca Bearing Company is introducing a new line of full ceramic bearings, ceramic hybrid bearings and lubricants catered towards the autom...

27 Pacamor Offers Bearing Handling Practices (August 19, 2013)
Bearing handling is as important as bearing design and cleanliness. Improper handling can contaminate or damage the bearing assembly. Pro...

28 SKF Offers Sour Gas Compressor Bearings (November 13, 2013)
SKF recently announced the inclusion of SKF sour gas compressor bearings into the SKF BeyondZero portfolio. The bearings significantly ex...

29 SKF Bearings Offer Less Friction and Consume Less Energy (October 11, 2010)
SKF ball bearings for electric motors have been introduced as alternatives to standard bearings by generating significantly less friction...

30 New Series of Self-Clinching Press Bearings Feature Acetal or Sintered Bronze Bearings (April 30, 2006)
Two new series of press bearings from SDP/SI feature Teflon-filled acetal or oil-impregnated sintered bronze bearings. Uses include mot...

31 NES Expands Bearing Inspection Services (February 28, 2014)
Napoleon Engineering Services (NES), a leading ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C certified custom bearing manufacturing, bearing inspection, and b...

32 Bearings Six Times More Wear Resistant (November 16, 2010)
Maintenance-free plastic plain bearings made from iglide T500, one of 12 standard materials from bearings specialist igus, are high-tech ...

33 SKF Introduces Carb Roller Bearings (January 7, 2014)
SKF Carb toroidal roller bearings introduce robust non-locating bearing solutions engineered to withstand the tough operating conditions ...

34 Igus Extends Self-Aligning Bearings Line (January 31, 2014)
Plastic bearing expert Igus will be presenting their line of detectable self-aligning bearings for the food industry. The detectable bear...

35 Bearing Units Self-Align (June 21, 2010)
The ready-to-mount bearing units from NKE consist of a bearing fitted in a cast or pressed housing for material handling systems, such ...

36 SKF INSOCOAT Bearings Deliver Higher Performance Capabilities (May 15, 2017)
SKF’s INSOCOAT bearings range comprises bearings with an electrically insulating coating on the external surfaces of its inner or o...

37 SKF Develops New Range of High Precision Bearings (March 10, 2021)
SKF has created a range of high precision bearings based on proven bearings technology specifically suitable for use in driven tool appli...

38 Regal Beloit Introduces QR Codes on Mounting Bearing Products (December 16, 2020)
Regal Beloit Corporation has announced it is now putting QR codes on Sealmaster and Browning mounted bearings products and bearing boxes ...

39 SKF’s Toroidal Roller Bearings Accomodate Heavy Loads and Misalignment (March 14, 2006)
The SKF Carb torodial roller bearings serve as non-located bearing in large electric motors (125 Hp and above) with their capability to a...

40 NSK Low Torque Bearings Improve Energy Efficiency in MRO Sector (February 13, 2015)
NSK is known across the world for its class leading reliability and long bearing life, as well as its economic and environmental credenti...

41 SKF Offers Bearing Solutions Engineered for Support Rollers (February 5, 2015)
SKF offers bearing solutions engineered for support rollers in continuous caster applications at steel mills. The primary types of S...

42 Timken Acquires Aurora Bearing Company (December 1, 2020)
The Timken Company has acquired the assets of Aurora Bearing Company (Aurora). Aurora manufactures rod ends and spherical plain bearings,...

43 NKE Agri Units Make Agricultural Rolling Bearings Simple (June 12, 2015)
NKE recently introduced all-in-one bearing units designed for use in agricultural machines that require a rotating union between a disc-s...

44 Isotech Offers Slew Rings and Turntable Bearings for Heavy-Duty Applications (November 9, 2020)
The rugged ball-bearing and crossed roller slewing rings from Isotech are characterized by their large diameter and large bores with only...

45 NSK Introduces New Bearings (April 13, 2005)
[photo] NSK's new BGR Series of super precision angular contact bearings combines the benefits of SHX heat and seizure resistant stee...

46 SKF Introduces Sensor Bearing with EMC Filter (December 29, 2014)
A newly introduced SKF sensor bearing equipped with an electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) filter offers protection against potential dam...

47 Regal Demonstrates Bearings, Gear Reducers and More at AGG1 (April 30, 2015)
Regal Power Transmission Solutions recently demonstrated its aggregate-duty bearings, gear reducers and life-cycle support services at AG...

48 Zero Maintenance Bearings Available for Schmidt Offset Couplings (October 4, 2010)
Zero maintenance bearings are now available as an option for Schmidt Offset couplings from Zero-Max. This new coupling feature eliminates...

49 C&U Americas Offers Hybrid Ceramic Ball Bearings (July 18, 2014)
C&U Americas, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, offers a wide range of hybrid ceramic ball bearings for electrical ...

50 LM76 Releases Self Lubricating Bearings (November 9, 2010)
Self lubricating, sintered bronze and power metal alloy plain bearings from LM76 feature: high precision, high load capacity, high speed,...

51 Industrial Origami Develops Bearing Retainer (July 23, 2014)
Industrial Origami, Inc. (IOI) has developed a high performance bearing retainer made exclusively from folded sheet metal. Thin sheet met...

52 Pacamor Kubar Bearings Enhanced for Dental Handpieces (February 20, 2005)
Pacamor Kubar Bearings has introduced new product enhancements that extend bearing life in high and low speed dental and surgical handpie...

53 ABMA Schedules Bearing Materials Webinar (August 22, 2014)
The American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) has opened registration for a bearing materials webinar. This webinar is designed t...

54 GWJ Updates Rolling Bearing Calculations (August 20, 2014)
GWJ Technology, a software company from Braunschweig, Germany, announces the update of the calculation module for rolling bearings. GWJ i...

55 Timken Brings Revolvo Split Roller Bearing Accommodates Misalignment Up to +/-1.5 Degrees (October 15, 2015)
The Timken Company recently introduced its full Revolvo split cylindrical roller bearing housed unit line to the North American marketpla...

56 Timken to Build Bearing Plant in Eastern Europe (December 8, 2015)
The Timken Company recently announced that it will construct a new bearing plant near Ploiesti, Romania. The facility, which will be...

57 Emerson Bearing Launches New Website (November 16, 2009)
Emerson Bearing, a Boston-based bearing company catering to OEM and MRO markets throughout the U.S., recently announced the launch of the...

58 Peer Expands Tapered Roller Bearing Capabilities (May 10, 2016)
Peer Bearing Company recently announced the optimization of tapered roller bearing (TRB) design and manufacturing capabilities to meet th...

59 AST Bearing Blog Examines Bearing Manufacturing Process (May 2, 2016)
AST Bearings continues to offer bearing product technical information on the company's blog. Topics in 2016 include Bearing Design Co...

60 SKF’s New Cylindrical Roller Bearings Extend Wind Turbine Gearbox Life (April 11, 2006)
New SKF high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings for wind turbine gearboxes have been engineered to promote longer gearbox service life...

61 Bearing Specialty Company Launches New Brand and Logo (June 17, 2016)
BSC Industries, a regional, national and international distributor of bearings, power transmission, stepper and servo motors, electrical ...

62 SKF Centralizes Solid Oil Bearing Production (September 9, 2016)
SKF has centralized the production of bearings with Solid Oil to promote timely delivery throughout North America and has introduced enha...

63 SKF Upgrades Explorer Spherical Roller Bearings for Vibratory Applications (July 18, 2016)
Upgraded SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings for vibratory applications have been newly engineered to provide ideal performance and lo...

64 Ball Bearing Mini Clutches from Ogura (May 28, 2009)
Ogura has modified the MC electromagnetic clutch line to incorporate ball bearings. Previous designs had bushings that had limitations o...

65 Alpine Bearing Partners with NTN on Bearings for Machine Tool Market (October 26, 2020)
Alpine Bearing, New England’s largest ball bearing distributor, has entered an agreement as a U.S.-based channel partner for NTN fo...

66 PKB Examines Miniature and Micro Ball Bearing Efficiency (March 10, 2016)
Bearing speed is affected by a variety of factors including bearing geometry. Bearing rings must be ground to very tight tolerances and p...

67 Timken Launches 6000 Series Ball Bearings in North America (December 18, 2015)
Timken recently launched its 6000 series deep groove ball bearing line in North America, which completes the compan...

68 Boston Gear Mounted Bearings and Universal Joints Added to Stainless Steel Food Processing Line (December 14, 2015)
Boston Gear has added new mounted bearing designs and universal joints to its line of stainless steel shaft accessories designed for supe...

69 Emerson’s Bearings Capable of Enduring Harsh Conditions (March 4, 2010)
Sealmaster offers paver bearings designed to withstand abrasive paving conditions and asphalt materials. A four-barrier seal technology p...

70 New Support Bearings from Timken (April 20, 2005)
Timken has expanded its offering for machine tool applications to provide a complete line to Fafnir ball screw support bearings. The addi...

71 Nord Offers VL Heavy Duty Spread Bearing Designs (January 13, 2016)
Nord offers several variations of the VL heavy duty spread bearing designs, all which have specific features and advantages based on the ...

72 Pacamor Kubar Estimates Life of Miniature and Instrument Ball Bearings (February 8, 2016)
Life" is the number of hours that a percentage of similar bearings have survived under an essentially identical set of operating con...

73 NKE and Fersa Bearings Form Strategic Alliance (January 26, 2016)
Fersa Bearings based in Zaragoza, Spain has acquired a 49 percent stake in Austrian bearings manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH. Both manufac...

74 SKF Black Oxide Bearings Promote Reliability (June 11, 2014)
SKF black oxide bearings add a surface layer of protection to promote higher reliability and performance for wind turbines...

75 Auburn Bearing Acquires Aurotek TSB (February 19, 2021)
As of February 1, 2021, Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing Inc, an American-based designer and manufacturer of thrust bearings, custom be...

76 Igus Rod End Bearings Offer Versatility (April 3, 2012)
Igus now offers its igubal K-Series rod end bearings in a clip version with different ball materials.  The new clip-in feature makes...

77 QBC Offers Flanged Sleeve Bearings (March 30, 2012)
A new series of 44 Frelon lined flanged sleeve bearings in inch and metric sizes from Quality Bearings and Components (QBC) are desi...

78 SKF Extends Range of Large Bearings for Roller Presses (October 27, 2021)
SKF has extended its range of large bearings for roller presses, with a sealed version that prolongs service life.Its Explorer spherical ...

79 Emerson Bearing Promotes Piracini (January 27, 2011)
Emerson Bearing, a Boston based bearing company catering to OEM and MRO markets nationally and internationally, has recently promoted Bob...

80 New Needle Roller Pressbearings from QBC Are Self-Aligning (May 31, 2012)
A new series of inch and metric needle roller pressbearings from Quality Bearings & Components - QBC are self-clinching and self-alig...

81 KISSsoft and SKF Collaborate on Bearing Calculation (October 14, 2021)
KISSsoft and SKF have joint forces once more: In the KISSsoft Release 2021, the shaft module allows bearing calculations to be performed ...

82 IKO Introduces New Crossed Roller Bearing (October 22, 2021)
IKO International has unveiled its newest crossed roller bearing — the CRBT105A. This ultra-small, ultra-thin unit is designed to p...

83 SKF Extends Explorer Bearing Line (June 21, 2012)
SKF has extended the growing family of the SKF Explorer performance class bearings product line to encompass the range of newly upgraded ...

84 AST Bearings Achieves Partner-Level Status with John Deere (March 15, 2011)
AST Bearings, an international supplier of bearing products and services, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2010 and...

85 Roller Bearings Key to Energy Efficiency (October 25, 2011)
Schaeffler Group Industrial’s efficient rolling bearings with optimized friction from the INA and FAG brands are a key component f...

86 Igus DryLin R Bearings Utilized in Post-Plating Machine (April 25, 2011)
A machine used during the post-plating stage of a high-performance metal finishing process uses DryLin R linear plain bearings from igus ...

87 NKE Bearings Offer Versatile Solutions (June 10, 2011)
Bearing manufacturer NKE recently introduced bearing solutions for industrial gearboxes at this year's Motion, Drive and Automation F...

88 C&U Bearing Offers Roller Bearing Portfolio (May 26, 2011)
C&U Bearing, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, a worldwide supplier and China's largest bearing producer, offer...

89 NTN Releases Ceramic Ball Bearings for Electric Motor Applications (November 17, 2021)
NTN Bearing Corporation of America is pleased to announce ceramic ball bearings for electric motor applications as its latest product off...

90 Hartford Introduces Drawn Cup Needle Bearings (March 16, 2011)
Hartford Technologies, a global manufacturer of engineered bearing products for OEM and other high-volume applications, has introduced a ...

91 Kilian Bearings Withstand Washdown Environments (October 20, 2011)
Kilian Manufacturing, Syracuse, New York, has developed a line of ball bearing housed units for the tough washdown conditions in food pro...

92 SMT Announces Bearings in MASTA Webinar (November 5, 2021)
SMT’s November webinar discusses the implementation of bearings in MASTA and aims to give an overview of methodology along with ava...

93 SKF Awarded Bearing Contract in Las Vegas (August 16, 2012)
SKF has been awarded the contract to supply the two giant main bearings and related technologies for Caesars Entertainment Corporation...

94 SKF ConCentra SYAF Roller Bearings Offer Unique Mounting System (August 24, 2012)
New SKF ConCentra SYAF roller bearing units introduce ready-to-mount and highly reliable solutions for conveyors exposed to harsh operati...

95 New Bearing Steels from NSK (December 31, 2003)
The newest steels, "Z", "EP" and "SHX" from NSK provide spindle bearings with resistance to seizure and minimum levels of heat generation...

96 SIC Marking Combats Counterfeit Bearings (June 28, 2021)
The bearing market has been facing a scourge of counterfeiting for many years leading to huge consequences. No less than 5.4 million jobs...

97 SDP Offers Variety of Bearing Options (August 16, 2013)
Stock Drive Products (ISO 9001 Registered Manufacturer) offers a wide selection of bearings in many different styles to fit your applicat...

98 igus Offers Sliding Slewing Ring Bearings (December 1, 2010)
Sliding slewing ring bearings from igus are lubrication-free and can replace roller slewing rings in rotating or turntable applications.&...

99 SKF Updates Bearings App (March 26, 2021)
SKF has updated the app that gives users instant information on super-precision bearings. Super-precision manager app allows users to sca...

100 IMO Presents Pitch Bearing at WindEnergy Hamburg (September 20, 2016)
IMO recently introduced a new pitch bearing focused at the latest 3–4 MW low-wind onshore turbines and offshore turbines in the 6&n...

101 NES Announces Custom Bearing Services (February 10, 2014)
Napoleon Engineering Services recently announced their newly expanded custom bearing manufacturing services, in support of oscillating, w...

102 Trelleborg Expands Online Store with Seals and Bearings for Marine Applications (July 23, 2021)
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions expands its online store to include Seals-Shop Marine, which makes seals and bearings for the marine industr...

103 Baldor Releases ER Style Ball Bearings (May 23, 2013)
Baldor Electric Company is pleased to introduce a new and versatile line of Baldor•Dodge ER-Style ball bearings available in two sha...

104 Igus Releases Fire Retardant Plain Bearing (November 13, 2012)
Igus has released a new polymer plain bearing that is fire retardant and classified according to UL94 with V0 standards. Iglide GV0 has e...

105 Vesconite Bearings Abrasion Resistance Helps Palm Oil Producer (October 1, 2021)
Vesconite’s Hitemp 150 hangar bearings have been installed at a palm oil processing factory in Cameroon, Central Africa.This follow...

106 Baldor Introduces Dodge Type EXL Bearings (September 5, 2012)
Baldor Electric Company introduces the new Dodge Type EXL tapered roller bearing that provides both misalignment and expansion capability...

107 Renishaw Offers Encoders for Wind Turbine Bearings (December 20, 2012)
Blade pitch adjustment is one of the most critical functions of wind turbine operation, and the giant bearings in the adjustment mechanis...

108 Pacamor Enhances Aerospace Bearing Unit (January 14, 2013)
Pacamor Kubar Bearings recently announced the expansion of its high precision aerospace ball bearing manufacturing unit. In an effort to ...

109 Auburn Ball Bearing Fulfills Medical Order Request (May 13, 2013)
Long time U.S. thrust bearing manufacturer, Auburn Ball Bearing, received a request from a renowned medical device company to manufacture...

110 Metcar Offers Custom Bearings (February 12, 2013)
Metallized Carbon Corporation announces the availability of custom carbon-graphite bearings, specially designed for running submerged in ...

111 NKE Offers Rolling Bearings for Gearboxes (June 10, 2014)
NKE Austria offers rolling bearings for industrial gearboxes that meet the efficiency and reliability requirements of a wide range of sectors, such as general machinery, mining, material handling systems and heavy machinery...

112 PI Releases Magnetic Direct Drives and Air Bearings Catalog (June 9, 2016)
PI (Physik Instrumente) has released a new catalog of its magnetic direct drives and air bearing technology solutions, including actuator...

113 SKF Expands Ball Bearing Range (June 22, 2020)
The new UC 300 ball bearing units from SKF are interchangeable with all JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) housings. The introduction of...

114 NKE Prepares to Meet Future Challenges in Bearings Market (February 16, 2018)
Based in the Austrian city of Steyr, bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH has been part of the Fersa Group since January 2016. The gro...

115 ABB Launches Safety Mount Spherical Roller Bearings (July 5, 2019)
ABB has launched Dodge Safety Mount spherical roller bearings with a built-in patented locking mechanism that reduces installation time b...

116 Bearings Limited Puts Independent Distributors First with IDC-USA (April 17, 2018)
Bearings Limited has provided, through distribution, a full line of bearings and power transmission products for over 70 years. With a ...

117 Igus Develops Intelligent Plain Bearing (June 19, 2019)
Igus has developed an intelligent plain bearing, a high-performance plastic that warns of failure and allows machine and equipment operat...

118 SKF Introduces New Life Model for Hybrid Bearings (June 28, 2019)
SKF has unveiled a pioneering model that, for the first time, enables the working life of hybrid bearings to be determined more realistic...

119 Igus Slewing Ring Bearing Offers Reduced Size and Weight (July 22, 2019)
Igus has developed a maintenance-free and wear-resistant slewing ring bearing for medium loads that also offers significantly reduced wei...

120 Igus Offers Spherical Balls for Retrofitted Bearing Housings (January 23, 2018)
Pillow block and flange bearings are commonly used in construction machines and conveyor systems, therefore they are often exposed to dir...

121 SKF’s New Cylindrical Roller Bearings Extend Gearbox Life (April 9, 2006)
New SKF high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings for wind turbine gearboxes have been engineered to promote longer gearbox service life...

122 Igus Develops Exchange Bearing for Linear Guides (February 7, 2019)
Igus has developed an exchange bearing for its drylin W linear guides that allows for swift replacement in high-frequency applications.To...

123 SKF Launches Re-Engineered Mounted Ball Bearing Units (November 9, 2017)
SKF has launched a newly re-engineered product line of mounted ball bearing units with industry-standard inch series cast iron housings i...

124 MESYS Offers Latest Version of Shaft and Bearing Calculation Software (July 24, 2019)
A new version of the MESYS shaft and bearing calculation software (Version 07/2019) is available and provides several new features. An ad...

125 New Linear Bearings from The Precision Alliance (January 30, 2006)
The MONORACE Series of linear bearings from The Precision Alliance can carry payloads range from 50-5,000 lbs. over distances up to and e...

126 Timken Deep Groove Ball Bearings Keep Equipment Operating Smoothly (November 22, 2017)
A full range of metric deep groove ball bearings is now available from The Timken Company. The portfolio includes standard, thin section,...

127 LM76 Offers High-Precision, Self-Lubricating Bearings (May 21, 2018)
Available off-the-shelf, cylindrical, self lubricating, sintered bronze bearings from LM76 feature high precision (e.g +2 μ to +12 &...

128 Messinger Bearings Awarded Chicago Gear Contract (January 11, 2007)
Messinger Bearings has been awarded a contract to provide 40 large bearings to Chicago Gear for use in eight Babcock & Wilcox coal pulver...

129 NKE Austria Manufactures 3,000 Types of Roller Bearings in New Assembly Plant (March 1, 2007)
NKE Austria introduced its new series of single row cylindrical roller bearings. According to NSK’s press releae, more than 3,00...

130 NSK’s New Bearing Designs Deliver Longer Life, Higher Speeds in Papermaking Machines (March 2, 2007)
Rolling bearings used in the production of paper undergo a continuous production cycle, are required to handle high-temperature condition...

131 PKB Offers Online Chat with a Bearing Expert Feature (February 8, 2007)
Pacamor Kubar Bearings,a domestic manufacturer of miniature and instrument ball bearings, added a live chat function to its website. ...

132 NES is a Full-Service Partner for FAA-PMA Bearing Certification and Manufacturing (April 27, 2020)
Napoleon Engineering Services (NES) offers Reverse Engineering (RE) of type certified aircraft ball and roller bearings in support of FAA...

133 SKF’s Hybrid Bearings Insulate Against Stray Electric Currents (January 30, 2007)
SKF’s hybrid bearings with silicon nitride rolling elements and steel rings provide insulation against stray currents in large varia...

134 ABB Releases Ability Smart Sensor for Bearing Monitoring (January 17, 2019)
ABB has launched the ABB Ability Smart Sensor for Dodge mounted bearings, part of the ABB Ability Digital Powertrain, that enables &ldquo...

135 Daimler Germany Selects Fersa Bearings as Official Supplier (March 14, 2019)
Fersa Bearings, S.A. has signed an agreement with the automotive giant Daimler to become an official supplier of bearings for the axles o...

136 Timken Announced Plans for Bearing Manufacturing Facility in India (April 2, 2006)
The Timken Co. announced plans to build a bearing manufacturing facility in India. The plant will be located in Chennai, in the southern ...

137 Igus Offers New Bearing Material for Solar Technology (July 30, 2018)
Igus introduced a new material for a bearing used in solar industry applications that offers superior UV and moisture resistance along ...

138 Igus Introduces Bearing Drylin W Exchange for Linear System (June 27, 2018)
Igus has introduced a new bearing, drylin W Exchange, for its drylin W linear system in which the liner can be replaced directly on the...

139 IMTS Preview: Kashima Bearings (August 2, 2018)
Anticorrosive, chemical resistant, nonmagnetic and lubrication-free, Kashima plastic bearings (Booth #134730) are uniquely designed to me...

140 SKF Celebrates 100 Years of the Spherical Roller Bearing (April 17, 2019)
Originally developed in 1919 by an SKF engineer, Arvid Palmgren, the spherical roller bearing (SRB) has since made its mark worldwide.Cre...

141 The Precision Alliance, PM Bearings Debut New Rotary Bearings (March 8, 2007)
PM Bearings and The Precision Alliance introduce the FMB Series of low profile, high precision rotary bearings, suitable for rotary posit...

142 SKF Rolling Bearings Minimize Maintenance Requirements (October 25, 2007)
Offered in a variety of sizes and types, SKF rolling bearings with integral seals provide solutions to protect against contaminants and r...

143 Kilian Offers Quiet-Running Bearings for Conveyor Applications (October 13, 2017)
CB-14 Series conveyor bearings from Kilian Manufacturing are specifically designed to operate quietly and dependably in the most demandin...

144 SKF Offers Specialty Coating for Bearings (January 21, 2008)
SKF has recently announced a patented NoWear coating application for bearings to promote longer life and increased machinery uptime. Acco...

145 SKF Destroys 15 Tons of Fake Bearings (February 22, 2017)
SKF has recently completed legal proceedings against a dealer of counterfeit bearings in Greece. Initiated in 2009, a total of 15 tons of...

146 NTN Launches Bower Type E Bearing Units (January 31, 2020)
NTN Bearing Corporation of America is pleased to announce the addition of the Bower Type E bearing unit to its product offering. Bower Ty...

147 SKF Explorer Bearings Include High-Performance Seal Option (March 23, 2017)
SKF is making its high performance RSH seal design available on a larger range of SKF Explorer deep groove ball bearings. The tried and t...

148 Klingelnberg Participates in Bearing World this October (September 24, 2020)
The international rolling and plain bearing conference Bearing World for "Industrial research and science in dialogue with the appli...

149 Cooper Introduces Quick-Change Bearing Pedestals (April 5, 2017)
New SAFQ inch-series Cooper Quick-Change angled bearing pedestals are now in stock for immediate delivery as quick change-out replacement...

150 Deep Groove Ball Bearings Operate Smoothly, Quietly (July 23, 2008)
SKF Explorer deep groove ball bearings feature raceways and cage geometry that provide smooth, quiet operation, accuracy, speed, low fri...

151 Frelon Lined Linear Bearings from QBC Offer Load and Wear Rate Design Advantages (September 4, 2008)
An expanded line of linear ball bearings from Quality Bearings & Components are stocked in both U.S. and European standard specificat...

152 AST Revamps Online Bearing Catalog (December 21, 2016)
Finding the right bearing in an inventory of over 10,000 products can be tricky. For this reason, AST Bearings recently revamped its onli...

153 Dodge Steel-Housed Bearing Installs, Removes Quickly (April 3, 2009)
The Dodge Imperial HD mounted roller bearing from Baldor Electric Company features a cast-steel housing and is designed for heavy-duty ap...

154 IKO Rotary Bearings Help Roll-Formed Parts Take Shape (September 24, 2020)
When it comes to roll forming equipment, rotary bearings are just as essential to the machine as any of the feeding, cutting and stamping...

155 KISSsoft Offers Direct Access to SKF Bearing Data (February 19, 2020)
Recently, the Swedish rolling bearing manufacturer SKF and the Swiss gearbox design software developer KISSsoft have joined forces: The K...

156 Freudenberg Introduces a Seal with Integrated Bearing (February 10, 2020)
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has introduced a machine component that combines a plastic rotating bearing with a seal in a sing...

157 OES Offers Low Profile, Motorized Ball Bearing Linear Guide Stages (October 2, 2017)
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers two series of low cost, low profile, motorized ball bearing linear guide (profile rail) po...

158 QC Industries Offers Lube-for-Life Bearings (December 14, 2007)
QC Industries has replaced its standard bearings with lube-for-life versions featuring a permanent, micro-poly lubricant designed to meet...

159 LM76 Introduces Pegasus Series 1 Linear Bearings (September 1, 2017)
LM76 has developed corrosion resistant linear bearings. In space, deep under the sea, or in the harshest environments when there can be n...

160 NKE Rolling Bearings Keep Motors and Generators Running (June 22, 2017)
Bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH offers a wide range of rolling bearings for electrical machines. Particularly designed for motors a...

161 AST Bearings Introduces New Tapered Roller Bearing Line (April 29, 2006)
AST Bearings announces its high carbon chromium steel tapered roller bearings to complement its existing line of quality products. AS...

162 Igus Offers Line of Polymer Spherical Bearings (November 25, 2019)
Pillow blocks and fixed flange bearings need constant lubrication and maintenance to combat heavy dirt accumulation and dust. igus has de...

163 KISSsoft 03/2017 Release Allows Users to Evaluate Reliability of Gear Units, Individual Gears and Rolling Bearings (August 23, 2017)
A function in KISSsoft Release 03/2017 enables you to evaluate the reliability of gear units, individual gears and rolling bearings. ...

164 Cortec Offers Cutting Fluid for Bearings (August 24, 2020)
Any bearings manufacturer who has experienced corrosion on his or her goods knows how critical proper protection is to avoid later delays...

165 Emerson Bearing Shares Secrets to Breaking Catalog Code (September 30, 2019)
Choosing a bearing catalog can be intimidating and confusing - as some seem to be written in a secret code, with a series of letters and ...

166 KISSsoft Includes Latest Bearing Data from Schaeffler (July 5, 2017)
KISSsoft version 03/2017 now includes the latest data from the Schaeffler rolling bearings catalog for the INA and FAG brands.The company...

167 Drive Lines Combines Bearings and Profiles for Lifting Applications (July 6, 2017)
Combined bearings provide a cost-effective guide solution to lifting systems, platforms and cantilever loads. The system combines a radia...

168 Bearing World by FVA Offers Online Expert Forum (September 1, 2020)
The expert forum on bearings will be held as a free online event from October, 19-23 2020. Bearing World by FVA focuses on all facets of ...

169 Steel Bearings from MRC Designed for Harsh Corrosive Environments (April 16, 2006)
MRC’s new HNRC steel bearings are constructed from high nitrogen corrosion resistant steel and offer improved corrosion resistance a...

170 Misumi Expands Bearings Catalog (February 4, 2011)
Misumi USA, Inc., a provider of fixed and configurable mechanical components for machine building and factory automation systems, recentl...

171 Steinmeyer Introduces New Ball Bearings (January 9, 2007)
Steinmeyer Inc. announced an addition to its standard line of miniature precision screws ? the "world's smallest commercially availab...

172 BC Bearings Group Acquires Transmission Supplies Ltd. (January 17, 2007)
BC Bearing Engineers Ltd. and Transmission Supplies (Southern Alberta) Ltd. of Lethbridge, Alberta, announced the signing of an interim a...

173 Timken Approved for Bearing Repair on GE’s CF34-3 Aircraft (April 12, 2006)
The Timken Co. announced that its aerospace aftermarket solutions subsidiary, Bearing Inspection, has been named by GE Aircraft Engines a...

174 Bearing Specialist Association Announces 2006 Board (April 12, 2006)
The Bearing Specialists Association elected Tom Miller of Motion Industries INc. as association president for 2006-2007 at its annual mee...

175 Pacamor Kubar Bearing Announce 99.4 Percent On-Time Delivery Status (April 17, 2006)
Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) announced its on-time order delivery of all standard products continues its unique status in the industry,...

176 Pacamor Kubar Bearings Awarded Aircraft Bearings Certification from FAA (July 24, 2007)
Pacamor Kubar Bearings was awarded the Technical Standard  Order TSO-C149 Aircraft Bearings Certification from the Federal...

177 Heidenhain Introduces Bearingless Angle Encoders (November 20, 2007)
The ERP 4080 and the ERP 8080 angle encoders offer a combination of small signal periods and large mounting tolerances for highly resolve...

178 Rotary Encoder Measures Speed without Ball Bearings (April 26, 2010)
The MNI40 incremental rotary encoder from Pepperl+Fuchs is a magnetic, non-contact encoder with advanced diagnostics for a range of appli...

179 Papers Invited for Rolling Element Bearings Symposium (May 11, 2010)
The 2011 ASTM International Symposium on Roller Element Bearings is accepting papers. The symposium is sponsored by the ASTM Internationa...

180 SKF Polymer-Type Bearings Improve Performance (November 16, 2007)
The new SKF polymer cages offer advanced thermal, friction and wear properties compared with conventional steel, polymer or brass counter...

181 Pacamor Kubar Bearings Welcomes Back Dwight Calkins (March 26, 2010)
Dwight Calkins has returned to Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) engineering department. After holding several positions at PKB, including QC ...

182 Thomson Bearings Challenge Food Processing Applications (May 2, 2011)
Thomson recently introduced Food Grade FluoroNyliner Bushing Bearings featuring a non-magnetic 303 Stainless Steel corrosion resistant sl...

183 ASTM Publishes Standard for Hybrid Roller Bearings (August 19, 2009)
Increasing use of silicon nitride rollers in recent years has led to the development of ASTM F2094/F2094M, Specification for Silicon Nitr...

184 ISO Quality Certification Awarded to New Way Air Bearings (December 2, 2008)
New Way Air Bearings received an ISO 9001:2000 certification for its commitment to quality service standards. Independent auditing firm U...

185 2010 Metal Powder Testing and Bearings Standards Released (January 5, 2010)
The 2010 editions of Standard Test Methods for Metal Powders and Powder Metallurgy (PM) Products, and Standard 35, Materials Standards fo...

186 Miller Bearings Welcomes President, Board Chairman (February 20, 2010)
The Board of Miller Bearings, Inc. elected William "Bill" Bierbach (pictured) as president, and David Morell was elected as Cha...

187 RBC Bearings Buys U.S. Bearing (March 15, 2005)
RBC Bearings Inc. completed an agreeement with Networks Electronics Cor. for the purchase of U.S. Bearings. "This acquisition comes at...

188 Papers Invited for Rolling Element Bearings Symposium (August 6, 2010)
The 2011 ASTM International Symposium on Roller Element Bearings is accepting papers. The symposium is sponsored by the ASTM Internationa...

189 Pacamor Kubar Bearings Receives Aerospace Certification (June 27, 2007)
Pacamor Kubar Bearings announced that the company was awarded the coveted AS9100:2004 Certification, the highest global standards fo...

190 RBC Bearings Consolidates Offices (January 20, 2004)
RBC Bearings has combined all their offices into a single facility, located in Oxford, CT. According to the company's press releas...

191 Revolvo’s Dimensionally-Interchangeable Split Plummer Blocks Deliver Downtime Reductions for Bearing Users (March 2, 2007)
Revolvo’s new SN and SD series SRB Split Roller Bearing units provides an easy retrofit solution, which offers full dimensional inte...

192 Medical Device OEMs Turn to Plastic Bearings (December 2, 2010)
Bearings have evolved over the last century just as medical device technology has. Sintered bronze bushings first appeared in 1930. These...

193 Timken Acquires Bearing Inspection (February 10, 2005)
The Timken Co. announced its acquisition of Bearing Inspection Inc. in an effort to strengthen its position in the aerospace industry. ...

194 Pacamor Kubar Bearings Wins Government Supplier Award (July 10, 2007)
Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB), was honored by the Defense Supply Center Richmond as one of the government's best suppliers at an Autom...

195 Timken Names Business Leaders for New Power Transmission and Bearings Group (August 28, 2007)
The Timken Company  today announced five leaders of the businesses within its new Bearings and Power Transmission Group. All five wi...

196 ASTM Proposes X-Ray Diffraction for Stress Measurement of Aerospace Bearings (September 2, 2010)
X-ray diffraction has become a popular means of residual stress measurement in the aerospace materials field over the last 50 years. A pr...

197 Aerotech's New Linear Air Bearing Stage Designed for High Performance Scanning (August 7, 2007)

198 Fairport Products Acquires Auburn Ball Bearing (January 19, 2006)
 Fairport Products, a designer and manufacturer of power transmission parts, announced that it has completed...

199 New Bearing Inspection from American Stress Technology (December 25, 2003)
The BearingScan300 inspection system from American Stress Technology is the latest part of the Rollscan system. According to the compa...

200 Heidenhain Renco Encoders Possess Modular Design Without an Integral Bearing (August 21, 2015)
Heidenhain’s Renco brand of encoders is available for use within a variety of mobile robot applications. Specifically, the modular ...

201 Fersa Bearings Acquires 100 Percent of NKE Austria (November 27, 2018)
Fersa Bearings S.A. made the purchase of the Austrian company NKE Austria GmbH official on October 19 2018, at a ceremony held in the cit...

202 Regal Beloit Wins BSA Bearing Manufacturer Design Award (October 26, 2018)
Regal Beloit Corporation recently announced it has been awarded a 2018 BSA Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Des...

203 Timken Wins Distributor Award for Type E Tapered Roller Bearing Housed Unit (October 3, 2018)
 The Timken Company received the 2018 Manufacturer Excellence Award from the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) for its Type E ...

204 JW Winco Expands Range of Rod End Bearings (February 27, 2019)
JW Winco, Inc. now has available an expanded range of Rod End Bearings, including GN 648.1/GN 648.2 Steel Zinc-Plated, Tapped Type or wit...

205 Aurora Bearing Releases Latest Product Catalog (April 3, 2019)
Aurora Bearing Company (Montgomery, Il ) is proud to announce the availability of their latest product catalog. Aurora’s catalog 31...

206 LM76 Releases Ceramic Radial Ball Bearings (September 6, 2019)
LM76 has announced the release of their new line of Radial Ball Bearings featuring ZrO2 (Zirconia) Ceramic balls.  To Complement LM7...

207 KML Bearing USA Introduces Hygienic Bearing Design (August 27, 2019)
KML Bearing USA introduces a superior, hygienic design of its Stainless-Steel Stand-Out Mounted Bearings that incorporates the company's...

208 SKF Introduces Optical Sensing Technology for Bearings (June 12, 2019)
SKF’s new sensing technology takes monitoring to the next level, providing engineers with new insights into machine performance. SK...

209 Emerson Bearing Boston Expands Online Technical Library (August 31, 2018)
Catering to OEM and MRO markets around the world, Emerson Bearing Boston has added Interchanges and Technical Solutions libraries to thei...

210 CCTY Bearing Completes Expansion (August 23, 2018)
CCTY Bearing has expanded its forging capabilities with a new factory. In addition to more space for forging, the facility has onsite tur...

211 Cooper Roller Bearings Becomes SKF Cooper Split Bearings (January 24, 2018)
SKF acquired Cooper Roller Bearings Co Ltd. in 2013 as part of the US-based Kaydon Corporation, Cooper's parent company at the time. ...

212 Zollern Teams with Pioneer Motor Bearing Co. in North America (November 10, 2017)
The Zollern Group's Plain Bearing Technology division has entered into an exclusive technology license agreement with Pioneer Motor B...

213 LM76 Offers Bearings Selection Guide for OEMs and Maintenance Professionals (October 11, 2017)
Food processing and beverage washdown areas are unique environments that undergo harsh treatment from high pressure washers, steam, and a...

214 Fenner Drives Acquires National Bearings Company (March 8, 2018)
Fenner has acquired the U.S.-based National Bearings Company. Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, National Bearings Company manufactures cu...

215 MB Dynamics Introduces High-Frequency Air Bearing Vibration Exciter (May 11, 2018)
MB Dynamics, Inc. a manufacturer and supplier of vibration test systems and equipment, including squeak and rattle test systems, steering...

216 JW Winco Introduces Washers with Axial Friction Bearing (July 6, 2018)
JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, offers GN 6342 Washers with Axial Frict...

217 GWJ Enhances E-Assistant Software with Roller Bearing Calculation Module (May 23, 2018)
GWJ Technology GmbH, headquartered in Braunschweig, Germany, is pleased to announce that the web-based calculation software eAssistant - ...

218 Regal's Sealmaster PN Gold Bearings Receive IP69K Certification (December 4, 2019)
Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission ...

219 BCA Bearings Wins Auto Care 2019 Automotive Communication Award (December 5, 2019)
NTN, the parent company of BCA Bearings, is pleased to announce the award of a 2019 Automotive Communication Award by the Women in Auto C...

220 AD Announces New Leadership for Bearings and Power Transmission Division (December 4, 2020)
AD has named Darin Davenport as vice president of its Bearings and Power Transmission Division. Davenport most recently served as preside...

221 Timken Offers Poly-Round Plain Bearing Housed Units (November 18, 2020)
The Timken Company has launched the Timken brand line of Poly-Round Plain Bearing Housed Units, corrosion resistant and lubrication free ...

222 Bearing World Produces Numerous Highlights for Klingelnberg (October 29, 2020)
This year’s Bearing World exhibition took place for the first time as a virtual event from October 19-23 2020. Virtual event organi...

223 WBA Leads Fight Against Counterfeit Bearings with Mobile App (December 16, 2020)
The World Bearing Association (WBA) a non-profit organization serving the public interest, announces the release of a new app, the WBA Be...

224 LM76 Introduces Wear-Resistant Cam Follower Bearings (January 8, 2021)
LM76 has introduced their RINO Series of FDA/USDA compliant Cam Follower Bearings. Available in 12 sizes these all new cam follower beari...

225 RBC Bearings Set to Purchase ABB Dodge (August 9, 2021)
RBC Bearings Incorporated has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Dodge mechanical power transmissio...

226 Manus Award Honors Creative Use of Plain Bearings (May 17, 2021)
For the first time, the manus award, a joint initiative by Igus, a motion plastics specialist, recognizes four contestants. The prize sho...

227 AD Hosts Bearings and Power Transmission Virtual Meeting (May 13, 2021)
AD hosted its 2021 Bearings & Power Transmission Division Virtual North American Meeting, from March 29 – April 1. The virtual ...

228 AD's Bearings and Power Transmission Division Holds First Virtual, Member-Only Network Meeting (October 15, 2020)
AD’s Bearings & Power Transmission Division hosted its first virtual member-only network meeting Sep. 22, 2020, with over 90 me...

229 Michell Thrust Bearing Conversion Improves Hydropower Station (August 3, 2020)
Michell Bearings has completed a PTFE conversion of white metal thrust pads at a hydroelectric power plant in Tennessee.Constructed in th...

230 Bower Bearings Launches Wheel-End Kits for Heavy-Duty Applications (February 6, 2020)
NTN, the parent company of Bower Bearings, is pleased to announce the addition of Pre-Adjusted Commercial Vehicle Wheel-End Kits to its h...

231 SKF Induction Heater Makes Hot-Mounting Bearings Faster and Safer (December 17, 2019)
The TWIM 15 induction heater has been designed to simplify the hot-mounting process. Alberto Herrera, product development manager at SK...

232 Regal Introduces Klamploc Adapter Lock for Sealmaster Spherical Bearings (December 12, 2019)
Regal Beloit Corporation has announced the release of the new Klamploc adapter lock for Sealmaster mounted unitized spherical roller bear...

233 Igus Bearings Save Costs and Machine Maintenance for Surfing Simulator (March 16, 2020)
A company in Brazil that designs fitness training equipment that simulates the movements of a surfboard reduced costs by 70 percent and m...

234 Napoleon Engineering Services Offers Expedited Bearing Failure Analysis (April 10, 2020)
Global reliance on essential businesses is extremely high during this time of crisis. Companies need to maintain or even increase product...

235 Auburn Bearing and Manufacturing Launches Redesigned Website (June 8, 2020)
Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing is excited to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website. The revamped website features a cle...

236 KML Stand-Out Mounted Bearings Offer Sanitation Protection to Food and Beverage Applications (May 22, 2020)
KML Bearing USA meets the need for greater sanitation in food and beverage manufacturing with its Stand-Out Mounted Bearings that incorpo...

237 KISSsoft Calculations Include Splines, Springs and Plain Hydrodynamic Bearings (September 22, 2017)
KISSsoft's spline calculation now also includes a new function for calculating the strength of involute splined joints according to A...

238 ABMA Introduces U.S. Bearing Brand Protection Handbook (August 21, 2017)
The ABMA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee has put together the U.S. Bearing Brand Protection Handbook. The committee, led by 2016 chair, The...

239 Klüber Introduces Bearing Greases (February 19, 2014)
Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, has introduced Isoflex Topas NB 52 and Isoflex Topas NB 152, t...

240 Revolvo Bearings Cut Downtime in Food Processing (November 27, 2013)
With supermarkets continuously driving down prices, despite rising inflation, food production is perhaps one of the most ultra-competitiv...

241 Gilman Adds Weimer Bearing to Provide Sales Support (July 22, 2013)
Gilman Precision has added Weimer Bearing and Transmission as the exclusive representative to cover portions of the Upper Midwest. Effect...

242 NSK Offers Sleeve Bearings or Bushings (June 26, 2014)
NSK has introduced a range of sleeves, aimed mainly at OEMs and other volume users of sleeves or lubricated bushings used in equipment such as excavator buckets, backhoe linkages and conveyors...

243 Taylor Hobson Offers Bearing Measurement Tool (August 6, 2014)
A precision surface measurement tool featuring an industry-leading high-speed column drive, precision positioning and 4 mm roundness and ...

244 Revolvo's Water Wheel Bearings Improve Efficiency and Reliability (December 17, 2014)
For any power generation project, efficiency and reliability are two very important characteristics. So, when a 2-star Michelin restauran...

245 Napoleon Announces Aerospace Bearings Offerings (September 22, 2014)
The ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C certified Napoleon Engineering Services (NES) recently announced the company’s specially tailored bear...

246 C&U Expands Taper Roller Bearing Production (September 3, 2014)
The C&U Group, parent company of North American subsidiary, C&U Americas, has announced a major expansion of its Taper Roller Bea...

247 SKF Launches Low Friction Hub Bearing Unit (December 27, 2012)
SKF recently launched the SKF Low Friction Hub Bearing Unit, an energy efficient wheel end for cars. The product reduces friction by more...

248 Pacamor Kubar Bearings Expands Certifications (November 1, 2012)
Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) recently announced that they have successfully completed recertification to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009. T...

249 Baldor Bearings Offer Solutions to Forest Industry (December 12, 2011)
Roseburg Forest Products of Roseburg, Oregon, is one of the largest privately held forest products companies in the United States. Establ...

250 SKF DryLube Bearings Designed for Extreme Temperature Environments (August 3, 2011)
SKF DryLube Bearings eliminate any need for grease relubrication and are designed to perform reliably and virtually maintenance-free over...

251 BSA Releases First Bearing Brief (July 21, 2011)
The Educational Services Committee of the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) has identified its Bearings Brief on Smart Bearing Techno...

252 Miller Bearings Joins EPTDA (February 8, 2012)
The European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading European organization for the mechanical power transmission...

253 OE Bearings Partners with Revolvo (February 15, 2012)
OE Bearings has established a successful partnership with major U.K. SRB manufacturer, Revolvo. The success of the partnership is based ...

254 Rexnord Launches Mobile Bearing Application (July 5, 2012)
Rexnord recently launched Bearing Mobile Pro, its new iPhone app, to allow customers and distributors easier and more available access to...

255 Chris Lake Rejoins Pacamor Kubar Bearings (May 1, 2012)
Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) recently announced that Chris Lake has rejoined the company as quality manager. Lake previously worked ...

256 NSK Bearings in Electric Motors (January 9, 2015)
As the development of more efficient electric motors continues to keep pace with upcoming regulations, it is important to ensure that all...

257 Metcar Introduces Self-Lubricating, Carbon-Graphite Bearings For Louver Dampers (January 21, 2015)
Metallized Carbon Corporation, a manufacturer of oil-free, self-lubricating, carbon-graphite materials for severe service applications, r...

258 Hansford Sensors Publishes White Paper on Early Bearing Failure Detection (January 17, 2017)
Hansford Sensors, a manufacturer of vibration monitoring equipment, has published a new white paper that reveals how to use envelope sign...

259 Rexnord Releases Bearing Installation Webinar (December 14, 2016)
Rexnord recently released its new “Installing Your Bearings Right the First Time — 5 Tips for Success” webinar. This fr...

260 Motion Industries Achieves Platinum Level Timken Bearing Certification (June 28, 2016)
Motion Industries recently announced that its Service Center in Pensacola, Florida, has achieved Timken Bearing Certified Shop "Plat...

261 Nexen Introduces Complete Geared Bearing Solution (February 6, 2017)
Nexen Group, Inc. introduces a complete Geared Bearing solutions based on their innovative Roller Pinion System (RPS).  The new Gear...

262 Regal Beloit Launches New Features for SealMaster Ball Bearing (February 9, 2017)
Regal Beloit Corporation has announced it has launched the Time Saving Axial Groove in Bore feature to the SealMaster Large Bore Performa...

263 PI Releases Tilt Stage for Rotary Air Bearings (July 10, 2017)
PI (Physik Instrumente) introduces the A-60x MTT, stainless steel multi-axis top that combines with its offerings of PIglide rotary air b...

264 Vesconite Polymer Bearings Cut Down on Maintenance Costs (June 8, 2017)
Greasing costs add up as the number of greasing points multiplies, the frequency of required greasing increases, and the number of machin...

265 Rexnord Launches IIoT Smart Mounted Spherical Roller Bearings (March 7, 2017)
Designed as an off-the-shelf solution for quick turnaround needs, Rexnord recently launched its new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ...

266 SKF Develops Online Heater Selection Tool for Bearings (June 14, 2016)
The new SKF online heater selection tool introduces an easy, convenient and highly accessible resource to make the right pick among heate...

267 KISSsoft and SKF Collaborate on Rolling Bearings Data (May 24, 2016)
The new version of KISSsoft 03/2016 now contains the very latest data from the "Rolling Bearings" catalog. By cooperation betwe...

268 Motion Industries Florida Location Achieves Timken Bearing Certified Shop Gold Level (August 24, 2015)
Motion Industries recently announced that its service center in Pensacola, FL has recently achieved Timken Bearing Certified Shop “...

269 NTN Announces 25 New BCA Bearings Products (December 14, 2021)
NTN, the parent company of BCA Bearings, has announced the addition of 25 new product SKUs to the BCA aftermarket product line. BCA&rsquo...

270 Pacamor Kubar Bearings Purchased by Two Company Executives (August 20, 2015)
Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) was recently been purchased by Edward M. Osta, the company's current executive vice president, and Steph...

271 SKF Showcases Explorer Spherical Roller Bearings and Other Products at PTC Asia 2015 (November 10, 2015)
SKF recently presented a selection of its products and solutions at PTC Asia 2015 in Shanghai, China, from Oct. 27-30.This year, SKF demo...

272 CW Bearing USA Begins Construction on North American Facilities (December 9, 2015)
CW Bearing USA, Inc. announced today that it was breaking ground on a new North American Center for Design, Sales and Advanced Manufactur...

273 Motion Industries Launches Bearings Knowledge Website (April 5, 2016)
Motion Industries recently announced the launch of its new knowledge website: Designed as an information hub, Bearings....

274 Regal Power Transmission Offers Pump Drives, Bearings and Gear Reducers at AGG1 (March 21, 2016)
Regal Power Transmission Solutions introduces its new Durst modular hydraulic pump drive in Booth 1230 at AGG1, along with exhibits and d...

275 Igus Releases White Paper on Bearing Lubrication (June 21, 2011)
Igus has released a new white paper, "The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication." The paper discusses the hidden and unrealized cost...