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Identifying and correcting the causes of bearing failure Identifying and correcting the causes of bearing failure(0)

BARDEN CORPORATION | PLYMOUTH UK Identifying and analysing the root cause of a bearing failure is critical in order to prevent similar failures from occuring again. Brian Williams, Quality Director at The Barden Corporation, urges companies to introduce a regime that enables the symptoms of bearing damage to be recognised early, as well as putting […]

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Premature bearing failures in wind gearboxes and white etching cracks (WEC) Premature bearing failures in wind gearboxes and white etching cracks (WEC)(0)

Kenred Stadler, SKF programme manager renewable energy application development centre, Schweinfurt, Germany (corresponding author) Arno Stubenrauch, SKF manager development cluster roller and plain bearings, Schweinfurt, Germany. Wind turbine gearboxes are subjected to a wide variety of operating conditions, some of which may push the bearings beyond their limits. Damage may be done to the bearings, […]

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Single Turn Wave Springs Single Turn Wave Springs(0)

Conventional Gap and Overlap Type Wave Springs are used in a wide variety of applications. For short deflections and low-medium forces, they function with precision and dependability. Bearing Preload Springs These two types of Smalley Wave Springs permit radial expansion or growth in diameter within a cavity, without the binding or hang-up normally associated with […]

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Surface engineering combats friction and wear Surface engineering combats friction and wear(0)

BARDEN CORPORATION | PLYMOUTH UK Working together with recognized leaders in advanced coatings and surface treatments has enabled Barden to provide specialized Surface Engineering Technology in support of the most demanding applications for precision bearings. Gary Hughes, Product Engineering Manager at The Barden Corporation, outlines the latest developments. Engineering surfaces are neither perfectly flat, smooth […]

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Making Aerospace Bearing Selection Easier Making Aerospace Bearing Selection Easier(0)

Scenario: The sales team wins an order for several mechanical assemblies for a new customer. Promised delivery dates are somewhat close to the wire and the pressure to deliver is now immediately placed on the engineering design teams. The sales team is celebrating their win and the design team is burning the midnight oil working […]

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A guide to material selection for rolling bearings A guide to material selection for rolling bearings(0)

  By offering a wide choice of materials and heat treatments for rolling bearings, performance and operating life can be optimised, even for the most demanding industrial applications, says Dr Steve Lacey, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler UK. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the demand for rolling bearings that, even under […]

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How to Extend the Life of Your Slewing Ring Bearings How to Extend the Life of Your Slewing Ring Bearings(0)

by Ronald L. Shaw, Kaydon Industrial Bearings Premature failure is a common fate for large-diameter (e.g., 8″ to 10′) bearings in heavy-duty applications where rotations are frequent. In big rotating equipment, such as cranes, excavators and tunnel boring machines, a slewing ring bearing must simultaneously handle a complex load spectrum that covers diverse combinations of thrust, […]

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Advanced numerical simulations for optimized seal designs Advanced numerical simulations for optimized seal designs(0)

These days, numerical simulations are key in developing new products and improving existing ones. To improve the overall product design and the support to customers, SKF is equipping product engineers with Finite Element tools, developed at the SKF Engineering & Research Centre in the Netherlands. Numerical simulations are playing an important role in different stages […]

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Polyamide cages deliver stiffness, flexibility and oil resistance in ball bearings Polyamide cages deliver stiffness, flexibility and oil resistance in ball bearings(0)

Polyamide (PA) is playing a key role in enhancing fuel economy through its usage as cage material for tandem pinion ball bearings in passenger car axles including the one in the 2013 Ford C520 Escape. The 30% glass fiber-reinforced grade Stanyl TW200F6 PA46 from DSM Engineering Plastics (Birmingham, MI) contributes to a 1.5% saving in […]

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Bearing Failure Percentages Bearing Failure Percentages(0)

Did you know that over 60% of bearing failures are due to Poor Fiting, Poor Lubrication or Contamination? Only 34% of bearings ever see their Fatique limit and ‘wear out’. Are you taking all the correct measures to ensure you too do not get caught with downtime due to bearing failure? Maintenance Matters! Below is […]

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