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Why is my bearing suddenly making excessive noise?

Bearings are critical components in any piece of rotating machinery. Their primary function is to support the rotating shaft whilst reducing friction to facilitate smooth motion. Due to the vital role that bearings play within machinery, it is  important to regularly inspect your bearings for any issues,...

Timken Acquires Aurora Bearing Co.

The Timken Company, a world leader in engineered bearings and power transmission products, has acquired the assets of Aurora Bearing Company (Aurora). Aurora manufactures rod ends and spherical plain bearings, which serve a diverse range of industrial sectors, including aerospace and defence, racing, off-highway equipment and packaging....

What are the causes of premature damages to gearboxes and their parts?

Premature damage to gearboxes and their parts, such as bearings and gears, can have multiple different causes. Damages can be caused from material and geometric deficiencies. However, damage can be also be due to mistakes during mounting, inappropriate lubrication conditions or overloading during the application, among others....

Solid Lube: Improve Safety, Increase Uptime & Reduce Costs in the Food & Beverage Industry

While you might guess that a steel mill or rock quarry presents the steepest challenge to reliable machine operation, the reality is that food and beverage plants rank among the toughest environments for rolling element bearings. Often, severe operating and sanitising conditions put processing equipment at constant...

Dimexco International Sprl are BearingNet’s newest member!

Dimexco International Sprl have succeeded over the years, in extending its range of supplies to industrial equipment and have positioned themselves as an expert in the sale and export of bearings, spare parts, machines, tools, belts, tyres and many other products. This is thanks to the development...

What causes gear motor failure

There are a variety of reasons why geared motor units fail so it is wise to have a good understanding of them all to better diagnose any recurring problems you have with failing gear motors. The easily avoided reasons for failure are a lack of proper lubricant...

Elgeti Engineering’s newest test rig: “Laura”

Elgeti Engineering would like to welcome their newest test rig, an EELPRAAX-130 model christened “Laura.” Laura is a twin to the first 4th generation test rig we built and sold earlier this year and will provide additional capacity at their testing facility which is in Aachen, Germany....

The Bearing Glossary by Alpine Bearing

Bearing Glossary: Angular contact bearings: have inner and outer ring races and can bear combined (radial and axial) loads simultaneously. Ball bearings: are components with two round, channelled races containing steel balls. The balls roll in the groove to distribute loads and reduce friction between two surfaces....

PTDA Announces 2021 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2021 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council to lead the Association next year. Brian Davis, executive vice president/COO, B & D Industrial (Norcross, Ga.), was re-elected as PTDA’s president in 2021. Davis has been active in PTDA since 2010...

Timken Offers Poly-Round Plain Bearing Housed Units

The Timken Company has launched the Timken brand line of Poly-Round Plain Bearing Housed Units, corrosion resistant and lubrication free bearings ideal for applications where sanitation and contamination are critical concerns. Poly-Round Plain Bearings are self-aligning bearing inserts manufactured from a variety of high-performance bearing-grade polymer materials...