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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,...

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...

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....