Archive for June, 2016

How To Extend The Life Of Pillow Block Bearings

Friday, June 24th, 2016

In many cases, the support bearings of a machine aren’t as secure as they need to be. Because of this, many people opt to use pillow blocks.

These blocks can be used on things like conveyor guides, mining equipment, and fan gear. They can provide any machine with the support it needs.

With that said, these block bearings won’t last forever. If you want them to keep working as they should, you’ll need to provide them with the proper maintenance.

Here are a few of the steps you can take to extend the life of your plummer blocks:


Installation of Press-in Front Wheel Bearing

Friday, June 17th, 2016

In this video, Keith from SKF shows how to properly remove and replace a generation 1 press-in front wheel bearing with ABS tone ring.

He shows the proper tools that you will need to do this correctly and safely.

After everything is apart, Keith walks you through an inspection of the parts, checking for wear.

Then he gives a quick trick to know which side of the bearing contains the tone ring so that it can be inserted properly into the knuckle.

Finally, he shows how to put all the pieces back together.


TB Wood’s Sure-Flex® Plus Couplings

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Here’s a quick video showing details and testing of Sure-Flex Plus Couplings and Sleeves.

For a wide variety of TB Wood’s Sure-Flex couplings and sleeve parts at excellent prices see the TB Wood’s page of our online catalog here.


What Are Spherical Bearings?

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Spherical Bearings are used in many heavy-duty industrial applications. This type of bearing permits angular rotation since it uses two rows of rollers to reduce friction.

These rollers are barrel-shaped and located in the middle of an outer ring consisting of a spherical raceway as well as an inner ring consisting of two inclined raceways.

The raceway geometries of these bearings permit them to compensate for shock loads and misalignment. This is why these bearings are mostly used in highly demanding applications in harsh environments.

This article provides more information about spherical bearings. (more…)