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Outer Space – The ultimate test of high quality bearings

One of the most critical bearing applications in the aerospace industry is where machinery requires motion control on manned space flight missions and it’s currently experiencing significant investment and growth. Despite all the global challenges and uncertainties, the UK and European space sector are thriving, a good...

SKF Plain Bearings used in World’s Longest Suspension Bridge

SKF performed extensive testing and qualification to show that its plain bearings were suitable for use on the 4 km-wide bridge in Turkey. Bearings from SKF are playing a key role in a record-breaking engineering project – the world’s longest suspension bridge, which recently opened in Turkey....

Meet our latest Manufacturer Member; Global Sleeve Solutions

Global Sleeve Solutions are the most preferred supplier in the field of Precision bearing accessories in India & abroad. They have achieved the title of the first company in India to produce sleeves with a bore size of 710 mm. Besides representing these precision products, GSS™ can...

RKB as The Alternative Power

A common feature of all industries is the permanent and increasing need for positive, reliable alternatives in terms of bearings manufacturers and suppliers. During the many years since its foundation, RKB successfully met this need and thus continuously developed and strengthened its market position in an increasing...

Martin® vs. BlackStar® Sprockets

Why choose martin sprockets? Martin® is the most well-known name in roller chain sprockets in the US. That leadership position caused us to select Martin for this product comparison. There are several differences between Martin and BlackStar® sprockets. The video below will examine those differences to reach a...

Choosing the right custom Housed Bearings

Rolling-element bearings, like plain bearings, minimize friction between two elements in a rotating guide. Different types of Housed Bearings are available depending on whether the force is axial or radial. Let’s know more about choosing the right custom Housed Bearings.  What is a bearing? A bearing is...

After 26 years in the hot seat, there is now a new Managing Director at BearingNet!

Peter Annis and Gary Jenkins set up the B2B platform in 1996 in Peter’s basement. Since then their creation has become an industry-renowned platform, which has helped to change the way thousands of bearing and power transmission companies do business. Peter has decided to step down after...

Machine tool spindle bearings: A blast to the future

Alpine Bearings have put together a series of informational articles to highlight bearing types, terminology, and components. In this segment of Bearings 101, the focus is on machine tool spindle bearings. In this complex universe, there are profound questions with answers that elude us. Why do we exist?...

SKF system 24 lubricators

A system 24 lubricator is a gas-driven single-point automatic lubricator that dispenses 60g or 125g of grease over a period of 1 – 12 months. These devices deliver safety, reliability, and efficiency. A system 24 lubricator offers the following benefits: Reduces the risk of under or over...

Linear bearings guide

There are few different kinds of linear bearings, sometimes called linear bushings. The two main categories are slide-type bearings and the rolling-type bearings, each with variations within category. Such linear bearings or bushings are either rolling-element and fluid-film devices that serve the purpose of reducing friction in...