Month: March 2016

Definition and Uses of Plastic Roller Bearings

Blog | March 30th, 2016

In a cross-discipline move that shouldn’t come as a surprise to any forward-thinking design engineer, plastic roller bearings are on the move, both figuratively and literally. Advanced engineering plastics make this measure a practical alternative to standard metal rolling elements, likely because new classes of plastic are delivering mechanical characteristics that meet and sometimes exceed […]

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Ball Bearing with Plastic Cages: What are they?

Blog | March 15th, 2016

The cage of a ball bearing shuns the spotlight, leaving the twin races and the rolling elements to claim center stage, but that doesn’t mean the hidden mechanical separator isn’t important. Quite the opposite, the cage is responsible for keeping the sandwiched balls evenly spaced as they interact with the deep-grooved rings. It offers radial […]

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