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Roller chain climbing sprockets? Causes and solutions

Erratic movement – also known as jumping – is not a desirable trait in a chain drive. With roller chain climbing sprockets, connected components will experience detrimental forces. Sometimes the chain may even climb off the sprocket altogether! Don’t allow a drive to operate if your chain...

New bearing proof load testing machine

Offers outstanding accuracy and flexibility.  How Carter listen and respond to customer feedback can sometimes result in the development of important new products or subtle variants of existing products which help to improve manufacturing processes. A good example of this is a new BEARING PROOF LOAD TEST...

CeramicSpeed: electrical equipment

CeramicSpeed help some of the largest companies in Denmark take advantage of longer service life of their bearings and reducing the risk of production shutdown. Aarhus Karlshamn: 6 to 8 times increase in bearing life  400kW motor with frequency transformer Prevention of bearing failure due to electrical...

Bearing Boys new branch now open

Bearing Boys are excited to announce their Midlands branch is now open. This excellent facility will help them deliver a higher level of service to existing customer base and allow them to develop new relationships within the area. Source: Bearing Boys

Disc couplings for test, measurement and inspection systems

Ruland disc couplings are zero-backlash, have high torque and torsional stiffness, and can accommodate all forms of misalignment, making them well suited to the requirements of test, measurement and inspection systems. Single and double disc styles are available, allowing the designer to tailor coupling performance to application...

Chris Gumas of Ruland receives Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award

Chris Gumas, director of marketing at Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc., has recently received the 2021 Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award. With this award, the American Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recognises a “young leader who exhibits a true passion for the industry and desire to grow...

On the specifics of the use of lubricants in bearings

Our manufacturer member SIA “BBC-R”, decided to create a new column called BBC-R Persons. Created to introduce you to the people who work in their company. They will talk about the most important and interesting aspects in their work and a little about themselves. Please meet Technical...

Buying the right bearings for your equipment to save money

Choosing bearings should be done with care. Because knowing just how to find the right bearings for your equipment can save you money in the long run. There are various types of bearings all designed to carry transmission loads across mechanical components with little friction. Given the...

The importance of lubrication in bearings and other components

Precision is the key to minimising friction in transmission, and bearing lubrication is the answer to ensuring the rolling component keeps on rolling. There are many reasons for bearing failure, from overloading to improper mounting. But lubrication can also be a contributor when using the wrong type,...

High temperature bearings – Discover SKF solutions for applications up to 350 °C

In general, conventional bearings work at temperatures up to 150 °C. Under these conditions, it is possible to guarantee its performance, even if special care is required. Mainly with lubrication. However, there are certain applications that have high temperatures. That’s where high-temperature bearing comes into play. The...