Archive for the ‘Informational’ Category

Isostatic Industries, Inc. – Bearing Technology Leaders

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Originally founded more than 30 years ago in Chicago, Illinois, Isostatic Industries, Inc. has proven itself as a leader in bearing technology. The company is still headquartered in Chicago and has the most extensive inventory of bronze bearings in many sizes and types. Most all of them are always in stock, making it easy to supply them to distributors everywhere.

The company is known for providing both standard size bronze bushings as well as custom bearings. They also provide sizes in both inches and metric measurements. In addition to bearings, there are sleeves, washers, flanges, discs, bars, and more – all at highly competitive prices. They offer special oils for any of their oil-impregnated bronze bearings.


Overview Of Baldor Electric Company

Friday, September 29th, 2017

The Baldor Electric Company has been around for almost a century now, founded in 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri. However, its history dates back even longer. If you want to find a complete and accurate overview of Baldor Electric Company, you should visit their website at They offer this information, as well as their mission statement and the most important values that helped them make this company as successful as it is today.


An Overview of PEER Bearing Company

Friday, January 6th, 2017

PEER Bearing Company is a specialty company that focuses on the manufacture and supply of ball and roller bearings.

Established in 1941 as the Archer Bearing, the organization was renamed to PEER Bearing in 1961.


An Overview of Maurey Manufacturing Corporation

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Maurey Manufacturing Corporation was created in the year 1917 by Eugene Maurey, Sr.. It was first called Up-To-Date Machine Works. They took on the name Maurey Manufacturing Corporation in 1933 in Chicago.

Since the company began, they have been at the forefront of a number of industries and have directly contributed to a lot to the industry.


An Overview of The Timken Company

Friday, October 21st, 2016

In order to maximize your knowledge of bearings, I decided to spend a little time over the next few months to present some good information about some of the significant businesses in market. The first for you to become familiar with is The Timken Company. (more…)

Timken Steel Recycling

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Steel is basically the most recycled material on the face of the planet, even more than the sum of all the other materials combined. Its immensely high overall recycling rate is retained.

The astounding metallurgical features of steel are the main reason why it is relentlessly recycled with no compromise, performance-wise. It’s recycled and from one product to another.

Steel scrap comes from a wide array of sources. The three main classifications are: home scrap, prompt scrap, and obsolete scrap.

Timken annually transforms the equivalent of 1 million junk cars into some of the cleanest, strongest steel on the face of the planet. Watch this video.

Bearing Failure Due to Over Lubrication

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Overlubricating your bearings can cause the balls or rollers to slide along the race rather than turning. Then, the grease could actually churn. This churning mechanism could ultimately bleed the base oil from the grease.

What will remain to lubricate the bearing is a thickened system with little or no lubricating elements. Since there is not enough lubricating oil, and there’s excess heat from the churning, the grease would start to harden. The final outcome is bearing failure and equipment downtime.

The excess grease tends to work its way into the stator body. The rotor assembly will then be distributing the grease all over the windings. It could have a negative impact on the operation of the fan and bring about excessive heat within the motor. Overgreasing can also cause high operating temperatures, collapsed seals, and in the case of greased electric motors, energy loss and failures.

Seal damage is yet another negative side effect of too much lubrication. When there is abundance of pressure from a grease gun caused by overgreasing, the crusty grease tends to be broken apart and goes straight off to the bearing track.

After planning the scheduling of the assets, you must know beforehand the timing and the volume of grease that you have to apply at every point. You calculate the volume using this formula:

G = 0.114 x D x B

Where G = the amount of grease in ounces
D = the bore diameter in inches
B = the bearing width in inches

There are several measures you can take to control overgreasing, though…

  • You should stop greasing when you feel irregular back pressure.
  • Always see to it that you clean the exhaust ports and that they are free of any debris or old, hard crust that could be blocking the passageway.
  • Take into account installing grease guns with pressure gauges, shut-off grease fittings or relief-type vent plugs.
  • Pump grease into bearings every few seconds.  You should be aware that using a quick-lever action could bring about seal damage and not allow the grease to properly distribute throughout the bearing.