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Induced Axial Load

Every bearing that has a non-zero contact angle will generate an axial load as a radial load is applied. This generated load is referred to by a few different names,

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There Must Be 50 Ways to Reduce a Duty Cycle (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of our duty cycle journey. In the first part, we reviewed how to take a duty cycle or one block of a duty cycle and reduce

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There Must Be 50 Ways to Reduce a Duty Cycle

Man, oh man — 2017 is going to be one for the record books! My wife and I recently had the 3rd and FINAL installment of the Parker clan. A

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Avoiding Bearings “Made in Wherever”

You can always tell when times are good in the automotive market due to the flurry of acquisitions, mergers and divestitures. As we are coming off a record 2016 in

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Demystifying Bearing Fit Practices

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a little time off over the holidays. We’re just getting into Michigan’s bi-polar winter season where leather coats are being hung up in

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He’s Back!

  Let’s welcome back Norm Parker — our bearings specialist blogger and contributing editor of bearings-based articles. Continue watching this space for Norm’s postings and check out future issues of

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Welcome Back!

Last week in our bearing shaft and housing fit discussion, we covered the IT chart — along with the shaft and housing charts — just to understand the terminology going

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Ball Bearing Fitting Series: Basics of Fit Charts

I recently finished a decent-sized project where I had to define several ball bearing fits for a prototype — all with different fitting arrangements. I have done this so many

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Vehicle Outlook

I don’t know about you, but the recession of 2008-2010 sticks in my mind like a bad penny. Since that time, I am never able to simply say that this

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Fitting the Inner Ring to the Shaft

I don’t recall a time during the startup of a new program where an engineer unfamiliar with heavy load axle testing didn’t want to completely stop a bearing from turning