Archive for January, 2016

Roller Chains And Roller Chain Links

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Roller chains are used as the chain drive for many types of commonly used machinery. The chain, also known as a bush roller chain, powers industrial, domestic, and agricultural machinery, including cars, conveyors, bicycles, and motorcycles.

The chain is constructed from roller chain links held together by side links. The entire chain is then driven by a sprocket, a toothed wheel which turns, pulling the chain.


Bearing Types and Numbering

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

There are many different types of bearings. They come in different sizes for just about any imaginable application.

The good news is that many manufacturers use a standard numbering system to describe important features of their bearings. This makes finding the bearings you need much easier.

In the video that follows you can take  a look at some of the bearings types and how they fit into the bearing numbering system.


What Are Thrust Bearings Used For?

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Thrust bearings are a type of rolling-element bearing. Although they permit rotation between parts similar to other bearings, thrust bearings are primarily designed to support an axial load.

A thrust bearing helps reduce friction and deal with stress while enabling rotational or linear movement between various parts in automobiles and other machinery.


Use Condition Monitoring To Preserve Bearing Life

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Ball bearings, and other machine bearings for that matter, are incredibly important to the continued life and use of machinery.

Those small metal balls can be the difference between a smoothly working machine, and a machine that breaks down and causes all manner of problems. Due to this, it can be incredibly important to ensure that a machine’s ball bearings are properly maintained.

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to tell if a bearing has a fault. They’re metal balls, after all. It’s not always easy to tell if there’s a fault in a sphere of metal. Luckily, there’s a process for just that situation. It’s called “condition monitoring”.