Increase Machine Reliability With Hybrid Bearings

Hybrid bearings’ ceramic rolling elements increase machine reliability via current insulation and high wear resistance As an alternative to ceramic inner and outer ring coated rolling bearings, FAG offers hybrid bearings that have ceramic rolling elements and rings made from rolling-bearing steel. You should consider hybrid deep groove ball bearings if your operations could benefit […]

Investigating Bearing Failure—Spot The Clues & Uncover The Root Cause

According to Schaeffler, 85% of bearing failures are preventable. Learn how to spot the clues to eliminate the problem from the source and maximize your bearing life. Rolling bearings are at the heart of most machines and vehicles. When the bearing goes, the machine or vehicle stops. However, the bearing is often the “victim” and […]

Reduce Carbon Emissions With Permanent Magnet Motors

Marathon’s Line of Sustainable Permanent Magnet AC Motors Offer Environmental Benefits, In Addition To Enhanced Operational Efficiencies Electric motors consume an estimated 25% of all electricity and up to 65% of all electrical energy consumed by industrials. These energy levels are projected to continue growing. A 1% gain in energy efficiency would reduce carbon emissions […]

When Plain Bearing Inserts Are A Better, More Reliable Investment Than Ball Bearings

In tough environments, ball bearings can often pose a greater risk than reward. When it comes to applications with extremely high or low temps, incomplete rotations, locations difficult to regularly maintain, exposure to bulk solid contaminants or components submerged in liquids, just to name a few—Timken’s Poly-Round® bearing inserts are a safer investment. Here’s why…. […]

Improve Your Bearing Solution With The Cam Follower That Lasts Up To 4x Longer

Introducing the RBC Roller®—a cam follower that was developed for customers needing a high degree of assurance of long cam follower life. This specially-designed cam follower by RBC is a great problem solver for production machinery applications where downtime is critical and must be avoided, or where cam followers are not readily accessible for relubrication […]

Bearing Repair—Why It’s Ideal For Heavy Industries

Repaired bearings can be returned to like-new specifications in about one-third of the time, costing up to 60 percent less than a new bearing Why has bearing repair grown significantly in popularity among heavy industrial customers? According to Timken®, most bearings in heavy industrial applications are removed from service before they have reached their full useful […]

What Is A Keyless Locking Device?

Keyless Locking Devices (KLDs) are mechanical bushings used to connect power transmission components onto rotating shafts. These keyless, frictional devices provide an easily adjustable and releasable mechanical shrink fit, while eliminating problems associated with backlash including fretting, corroding and wallowing. Check Out The Top 3 Reasons Why Keyless Locking Devices are the Best Choice for […]

Less Is More With Lenze’s i500 Frequency Inverter Series

The Lenze i500 is an innovative frequency inverter series in the 0.33 to 177 Hp (0.25 to 132 kW) power range. With a streamlined design, scalable functionality and exceptional user-friendliness, the i500 provides a high-quality frequency inverter that already conforms to future standard in accordance with the EN 50598-2 efficiency classes (IE). Overall, the Lenze […]

When To Use An Inverter Duty Motor vs Standard Motor

With the increased use of Motor Drive packages, the question of “when to use an Inverter Duty Motor instead of a Standard Motor” often arises. The term “inverter-duty” refers to a motor whose speed is controlled by an inverter or VFD (variable frequency drive). While both inverter-duty motors and standard motors are capable of operating […]

Smart Sensor Technology Tracks Motor Health 24/7, Stops Failure In Its Tracks

What’s all the buzz surrounding ABB’s Ability™ Smart Sensor for motors? It’s not just that this new tech needs no wiring, is easy to fit, can be configured in minutes and can fit in your pocket. No—People are talking about how tracking the health of your low voltage motors can save you thousands of dollars—and […]