Archive for the ‘Wide Inner Ring Bearings’ Category

Timken’s New UC-Series Ball Bearing Housed Unit Line

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Timken is a leading manufacturer of bearings and other machine parts on the market today.

Known for its quality products, Timken ended with $3.1 billion in sales in 2014 (Source:, this is because they take care to regularly apply their vast knowledge of metallurgy across today’s broad spectrum of bearings, as well as related systems, in order to improve equipment reliability and efficiency.

In this post, we’ll put the spotlight on Timken, and the new housed product line they rolled out earlier this year:

The UC Series Ball Bearing Housed Unit Line

Timken came out with this new housed unit line in response to market demand for standard-duty metric and imperial ball bearing housed units. Together with the new UC series, Timken now offers its international customers a wide range of ready-to-go units, complete with five housed designs.

Housed units are useful in that they provide enhanced bearing protection in a multitude of harsh conditions. Timken’s housed units feature powerful sealing options, helping to enhance bearing protection in debris-filled, contaminated, or high-moisture environments.

The pressures to reduce build times and costs have led to greater integration of component parts in all areas of manufacturing. By providing units that are pre-assembled, ready to bolt into place, designers can easily and economically solve specific bearing problems.

The UC series ball bearing housed units are offered in an extensive range of sizes – for shafts from 12 mm to 90 mm. The most common industry-used sizes are in stock to best accommodate immediate delivery needs. Housed units are beneficial specifically for bearings with spherical outer rings, where outer ring rotation is minimized with the help of precision-machined cast-iron housings.

The new product line features wide inner ring ball bearings, a set screw locking design, bonded seals with a steel flinger, and precision-made cast-iron housings. They are designed for normal operating conditions, between −20° C and 100° C.

Manufactured to rigorous testing and high quality standards, these highly versatile units are high-strength and suited for most industrial applications.

Industries and Applications for these new housed units (Source

  • Materials Handling
  • Food and Beverage Machines
  • Agriculture
  • Packaging
  • Industrial Fans/Blowers
  • Glass Making
  • Brick Making
  • Paper and Printing

How Bearings Are made

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

I saw this video this morning and thought it would a good way to start the new year of 2012.  It was interesting to watch, and very informative.

Hope you enjoy it.

Bearings Incorporated is hosting the KTV again …

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Koyo will be stopping by with it’s KTV on September 28th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and open to Bearings Incorporated past, present and future customers.

Koyo brochure 2011

Here is the printable brochure, and we hope to see you there!!

Koyo – Bearing Mounting Tool Kits

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Koyo BMT 39 - Bearing Mounting Tools


Practical Mechanical mounting set for safe, precise and quick mounting of bearings, bushings, sealing rings, cam wheels and pulleys.  The set consists of a dead-blow hammer, 3 aluminum sleeves and a set of 39 plastic collets (rings).

The impact resistant plastic collets support the inner and outer rings when mounting, preventing metal to metal contact and possible damage to the bearing rings and shaft.

Timken — Corporate overview

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

History of The Timken Company

For more than 100 years, Timken has focused on value creation for diverse industries and market segments. We deliver a variety of friction management and power transmission solutions for applications ranging from aircraft and automobiles to mining equipment and medical instruments.  We’ve grown considerably since our founding in 1899, but solving customer problems is still at the core of our business, just like it was when founder Henry Timken patented a tapered roller bearing design that made life easier for freight wagon operators and their mules.

The Beginning

Henry Timken, a St. Louis carriage maker, recognized that heavy freight wagons had a hard time making sharp turns. To solve the problem, he applied a tapered roller bearing design that could handle both radial (weight) and thrust (cornering force) loads. There were several customer benefits. First, the application ran more smoothly, reducing repair and replacement costs. In some cases, the bearings improved wagon performance so much that fewer mules were required to pull them. Finally, better cornering meant less chance of losing a load of goods. Always focused on customer benefit, Henry quickly realized that the tapered roller bearing could improve product performance in many other applications as well. He and his sons, H.H. and William Timken, quickly founded The Timken Roller Bearing and Axle Company and began building the business into what it is today.

Corporate Overview 

Wherever there is motion, you’ll find Timken at work. Timken is one of the world’s leading producers of highly engineered antifriction bearings and related products and services and alloy steel and components. We help create, transfer and control power, putting our friction management and power transmission technologies to work across a broad industry spectrum.

Timken has operations in 27 countries on six continents, and our team of 20,000 employees is dedicated to improving our customers’ performance in a variety of applications.

Fafnir Bearings – Selection for size and series ….(Part 1)

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

….with regard to LIFE expectation

After the selection had been made as to Type, and the unknown loads have been computed, then the Size to carry the calculated load satisfactorily is important, and the Series (Light, Medium or Heavy) to carry it most effectively.  It is obviously uneconomical to pay for unnecessary surplus capacity in a bearing, and the use of the smallest size consistent with safety will be found most efficient. 

This introduces the question of bearing life, and consideration of the basis on which bearings are rated in load capacity tables.

Load Capacity and Bearing Life

Whatever rating basis a bearing manufacturer selects must take into account various factors, such as the number of balls, their size, race curvatures, and other design features.  Any calculated capacity should be automatically adjusted by the introduction of the speed factor, so that regardless of the speed at which the bearing is operated, a reasonably uniform average life will be obtained from all sizes of bearings operating at any speed.

 This is the Fafnir (Timken) practice.  The formula used for rating bearings takes into consideration these variants in ball bearing design.  However, no formula for determination of load ratings for bearings determines the matter of life under those ratings directly, any more than the calculation of a stress under the safe figure in any structural member will determine the life of that member.  For, no determination of bearing life by simple calculation is of value unless by practical tests has the life at varying loads and speeds been actually ascertained and the results correlated with the life expectancy tables.  Any load capacity can be assigned to a bearing of given design and dimensions, but in order to obtain authentic life figures at this assigned rating, it is necessary to operate such bearings to determine their useful life at various speeds.  Further, it is necessary that the quality of material be checked very closely in order that this particular factor (a vital one in bearing life) be uniform from test to test. Capacity formulas in conjunction with adequate laboratory tests and rigid inspection of raw material comprise the complete story of bearing life — and on this is Fafnir (Timken) procedure based.

In brief, the best material will result in the best bearing load life characteristics; poor material will render the finished product relatively short lived.  Regardless of the formulas from which the load are derived, there is only one sure method on which to base the estimates of the life of a bearing in a given application — practical testing ….

Part 2 = Load Life Characteristics coming March 10, 2011

Oh oh .. Have run into a road block …..

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Help — I’ve fallen and can’t get up. 

Now that I’ve used the allotment of cliches where do I go from here.  Even the best of us run into brain blocks, and I’m no exception.  I have been doing research, and working hard learning the background information for the new website, that is soon to be launched.  I know “you’ve heard this all before”, but be assured that it is close to launch date, and it will change consistently once it is launched.  We want to make it better and easier for you to use. 

Right now, I have uploaded “most” of our Timken line; which is our biggest line.  This consists of both ball and roller bearings.  Ball bearings consisting of Angular contact, Wide inner ring, and Housed units. Roller bearings consisting of the Tapered Roller Bearings Cups, cones, and sets that Timken has always been famous for. 

I have also uploaded our Koyo Ball bearing line, which could offer some of the same parts as Timken.  We also have SKF-Chicago Rawhide currently uploaded which offers seals, and speedi sleeves.

In my plans, and my next uploading attempts consist of Koyo NEEDLE bearing line, and MBL (Mitsuboshi) belts.  These will cover quite a bit of items we can currently offer, but you need to watch the sight because once it’s launched, I will be configuring other databases to upload.  This way it will keep the sight changing, and interesting. 

New items = new choices = more options

While I’m not making any promises of a launch date; keep in touch and help us celebrate our launch when all of our hard work has finally come to an end.