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Demystifying Bearing Fit Practicesby Norm Parker
I had a couple of recent conversations with different people regarding ball bearing fit practices. We have covered this before, but these issues reminded me that the topics of fit and clearance are always fair game. If you enjoy ambiguity and uncertainty, there are few better places to start than fitting a small ball bearing with tight clearance. Just to keep things simple, I’ll use Koyo’s (JTEKT) main Ball & Roller Bearings catalog for the technical information. All full-size bearing catalogs will have the same information.
The Latest in Gearmotorsby Alex Cannella, News Editor
Want to know the latest news in the field of gearmotors? Then look no farther! We’re featuring some of the latest updates in the gearmotor world. From products like Nord’s Clincher large industrial gear units to value-added services like Lenze’s Industry 4.0 modular software, here’s a glimpse of some of the ways manufacturers are standing out from the crowd.
New Servo Gear Heads
Diequa introduces their new Sesame line of planetary servo gear heads which offers an extensive range of inline and right angle designs for motion control applications. With 4 different precision levels to satisfy different dynamic requirements and price points, we have the optimal solution to meet your needs.
Gear Expo 2017 – The Drive Technology Show
Join thousands of drive technology experts and power transmission professionals for three days of industry-related events.
Gear Expo is where gear buyers, end users, manufacturers, and engineers from power transmission industries come to discover innovative technologies, network, and build relationships.
Brother High Quality Gearmotors: Rugged, Sealed for Life and Reliable
Brother Gearmotors offers a wide range of high-quality, gearmotors and reducers in demanding industries including food processing, packaging and material handling. Brother Gearmotors is one of the world’s largest fine-pitch gear manufacturers and was designed in response to the industry’s demand for smaller, lighter, more reliable and energy-efficient power transmission components.
Right Choice. Unparalleled Reliability.
Whether you're designing a new material handling machine or replacing a unit that’s seen better days, Baldor·Reliance® industrial gearmotors are the right choice to put your application in motion. Featuring proven technology, quieter operation, and unparalleled reliability with unlimited custom capabilities and a wide array of drop-in replacement configurations in stock.
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5 Tips for Installing Your Bearings
Mounting and installation errors are the second-leading cause of bearing failures, resulting in avoidable downtime. Learn how to install your bearings right the first time by accessing our expert-authored, no-cost tip sheet. Mark Czubak, Principal Engineer for Bearings at Rexnord presents 5 key tips to help increase your uptime.
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