The Different Types of Skateboard Bearings

Posted by Bradley Irwin on August 26, 2016

Bearings are the small innovations on which the whole skateboard adventure rolls. Proper bearings that suit the demands of your skating skills can change the entire experience. Following is a short compendium of information on the major bearing types and their specifics:

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A Look At Greaseless Bearings

Posted by Bradley Irwin on August 19, 2016

Ball bearings are used almost everywhere, including in your car, bike, skateboards, and all other machines that have moving parts.

These devices have been around for centuries now. Ball bearings use the magic of physics to reduce friction among two metal parts in a machine.

Throughout history, the design of the ball bearing has remained almost unchanged. But the latest technology allows them to last longer and spin better. All this is without grease.

Welcome to the greaseless bearings…

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Lock Nuts And Lock Washers – A Fool-Proof Guide

Posted by Bradley Irwin on August 12, 2016

The world of lock nuts and lock washers may be as simple as ABC to someone who is, ‘in the know.’ If, however, you have little experience in this field, then you may be wondering what on earth lock nuts and washers are, and how they are actually used. It’s time for a quick fool-proof guide – enjoy!

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Everything You Need To Know About Wedge Belts

Posted by Bradley Irwin on August 5, 2016

While the word “belt” makes many people picture clothing, in the industrial world, it means something different.

A belt is a loop of material that is used to link at least two rotating shafts together. The material that the belt is made from is always flexible, and the rotating shafts are usually parallel to one another.

There are many different kinds of belts used on various types of machinery. One example is wedge belts, which are also known as v-belts. These belts are commonly used for high powered devices.

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Prevent Thrust Bearing Failure

Posted by Bradley Irwin on July 29, 2016

Needless to say, construction sites can be highly dangerous areas.  This is the reason why individuals are forced to complete various training courses before utilizing machinery; as well as wear specific safety equipment when using the items.

If an individual does not have the correct knowledge required to operate devices effectively, the chances are great that an accident may occur and severe injuries could be suffered by all in the general area.

Here we are going to look at the difficulties presented when experiencing a problem with an engine’s crankshaft thrust bearing.  I will also provide information on how to deal with thrust bearing failure and how to prevent it.

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What Are Flange Units?

Posted by Bradley Irwin on July 22, 2016

Flange units, also known as Flange Mount Bearings, are a form of bearing unit that is contained inside a strong and robust housing unit.

The housing is there to provide security and stability – it is a rigid housing which allows the unit to rotate within a stable and carefully controlled environment. The housing is bolted to the foundation of the unit, and allows the outer ring to stay still while the inner ring is able to freely rotate.

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What Are Synchronous Drive Gearbelts For?

Posted by Bradley Irwin on July 15, 2016

In simpler language, a synchronous drive gearbelt is often called a timing belt, toothed belt, or cog belt.

They are drive belts that work mechanically and are engineered not to slip. The inner surface has teeth that have been molded into the surface on the inside. In use, the belt’s teeth run over pulleys or sprockets that have matching teeth.

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