What To Know About The Whittet-Higgins Company

Posted by Bradley Irwin on February 16, 2018

When it comes to manufacturers of industrial parts, Whittet-Higgins Company is one of the best in its class. They are located in Central Falls, Rhode Island. This is not a very large city, yet they have managed to become a fierce leader in the global market.

For more than 50 years, customers have done business with this company, which proves that they are trustworthy and there is no chance that they will stop anytime soon.

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What Is An Induced Axial Load And How To Calculate it?

Posted by Bradley Irwin on February 9, 2018

All bearings with non-zero contact angles generate an axial load and apply as a radial load. Such generated load can be called by many names such as calculated thrust load, generated an axial force, and induced axial load (or IAL).

There is a very simple concept involved in IAL in terms of tapered roller bearings or contact ball bearings, the roller or the ball sits at an angle. Each time you place an extra radial load, you are pushing the roller down the hill. It implies that such action is generating a substantial axial component.

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Types Of Bearings And How They Work

Posted by Bradley Irwin on February 2, 2018

Bearings enable metal machinery parts to move smoothly and quietly, without the friction that can lead to the wearing out of these parts.

Without the use of bearings, we would be required to regularly replace parts when they get worn out. That would increase downtime, costs for parts, and efficiency.

In a nutshell, bearings make for less effort, easier movement, and reduced friction.

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Choosing Bearings And Seals For A Corrosive Environment

Posted by Bradley Irwin on January 26, 2018

When it comes to replacing parts on a car, truck, machine, or boat, it’s always a good idea to get both a proper fit for easier installation and a part that can withstand the working environment as well.

Some parts can fail rather quickly if oxidation sets in and isn’t corrected during maintenance. When it comes to bearings, some of them are made of metal alloys that can withstand certain corrosive chemicals, and some of them are better sealed to keep out the chemicals, dirt, and other contaminants.

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Some Types Of Lubricants That Can Be Used With Bearings

Posted by Bradley Irwin on January 19, 2018

Bearings play an important role in our society, though most people give little if any thought to them. However, they are an integral part of many pieces of machinery, from oil rigs to food production. Once you understand some of the most popular types of lubricants, you can see for yourself which ones might be valuable options for your lubrication needs.

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A Quick Review Of Timken 20TP103 Bearings

Posted by Bradley Irwin on January 12, 2018

When it comes to replacing parts on your car, there are lots of things that you have to take into consideration. Is it best to pay the high price of OEM parts and know they’re going to fit and last about the same as what you’re replacing?

Or, is the inexpensive bargain brand going to work just as well? And then of course, there are always great quality, well-known, aftermarket parts, sometimes costing less but offering better quality than the original.

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Food Grade Bearings for Food & Beverage Industry

Posted by Bradley Irwin on January 5, 2018

There are many moving parts within the food and beverage industry, but one of the most important parts to consider are the bearings. They may come in various shapes and sizes and with different options, but the purpose they serve is generally the same.

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