On September 19th, Todd Hamlin, BSA president, and senior vice president of DXP Enterprises, announced the Annual BSA Excellence Awards for outstanding service by bearing distributors and bearing manufacturers to end-users.
Global industrial and automotive supplier Schaeffler was honored by the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) with the 2021 “Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award” for its breakthrough OPTIME condition monitoring device.
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.
When the need arises for linear motion
or positioning, there are many choices.
One can use an Acme screw, ball screw,
rack & pinion, or belts. The cost of a linear motor solution is generally greater than a mechanical linear product, but when one needs highly accurate, repeatable, high-speed motion, then the answer may be a linear motor.
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.
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