Archive for July, 2016

Prevent Thrust Bearing Failure

Friday, July 29th, 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.


What Are Flange Units?

Friday, July 22nd, 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.


What Are Synchronous Drive Gearbelts For?

Friday, July 15th, 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.


5 Fun Ways To Use O-Rings

Friday, July 8th, 2016

O-rings are gaskets in the form of a ring or an ‘O’ with a circular cross section usually made of pliable material. They are used for sealing joints and connections in pipe, tubes, etc.

Common uses of O-rings include hydraulic and pneumatic systems. However, there are some surprising and uncommon uses for O-rings. For fun, let’s take a look at some of these…


How Do Rolling-Element Bearings Work?

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Rolling element bearings are probably the most common machinery component in any industry. They are in everything from gearboxes to electric motors to conveyor systems.

If a shaft should spin, it usually does it while supported by a rolling element bearing system. The specific makeup of the device depends on the application, however.