Year: 2017

All About Thin Section Ball Bearings: Selection and Applications

Blog | December 8th, 2017

If you’re curious about thin section ball bearings, here’s where we address those concerns. The technical label alone is a bit of a mouthful, but it does faithfully describe this bearing family. First of all, picture the skinny profile, the narrow outlines of this component. Designed to perform without pause in those applications that prohibit […]

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Most Desirable Properties of Bearing Materials

Blog | December 4th, 2017

At Global Bearing Imports we understand the value of having high-quality components for use in your day-to-day operations. No matter what project you have on hand, having the right tools and parts for the job can be a revelation. Today, we are going to focus on bearing materials. Specifically, we are going to be talking […]

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How Do Self-Aligning Bearings Work?

Blog | November 8th, 2017

Self-aligning bearings are viewed with some reverence. After all, this rolling element family has the ability to correct angular misalignment errors on-the-fly. Picture a poorly aligned drive shaft, perhaps one that’s governing a power transmission train. It’s trying to wrench the bearing out of its mount, yet the twin races are adjusting to compensate for […]

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Most Common Causes of Bearing Failure

Blog | November 3rd, 2017

Lubrication issues do come to mind first. When the moving parts lack a slippery coating, the bearing produces unmanageable quantities of heat. Friction and wear are the results. Contaminants in that oily film represent another causative factor, one that has dire consequences. Seen as two of the most common causes of bearing failure, there are […]

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Why Global Bearings Supply and Recommend Using Zen Bearings

Blog | October 12th, 2017

A slew of design features must be satisfied before a product earns a place in any sales portfolio. Take Zen branded Bearings, for example, a bearings manufacturing group that uses German engineering technology to fabricate the finest friction managing products in the industry. Heavily endorsed by engineering experts, these mechanically sound and materially tough products […]

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The Importance of Quality Control in Bearing Manufacturing

Blog | October 11th, 2017

According to a handy dictionary definition, quality control systems are designed to maximize a manufacturer’s confidence in their product. This procedural work is accommodated by testing random product samples as they work their way through the production line. Manufacturing errors are reduced by adopting this system, then a product reliability margin is established. What, you […]

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Basic Guide in Choosing Timing Belts/Pulleys

Blog | September 27th, 2017

Thanks to decades of engineering advances, even the most unexceptional machine is loaded with intricate inner workings. They operate independently or work in concert. How do these discrete parts work synchronously? Timing belts are the answer. Timing belts bring order to what would otherwise be a chaotic system, a mass of contradicting gears, camshafts, and […]

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Qualities You Should Look for in a Bearing Supplier and Distributor

Blog | September 18th, 2017

Top quality bearing suppliers and distributors are expert at quickly and efficiently sourcing multiple bearing varieties and shipping those to clients on a timely delivery schedule. Your ideal supplier will be ready with different designs and sizes of bearings whenever you, as the client, need specific specialised bearings to meet your customers’ needs. Whenever your […]

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What are Variable / Adjustable Speed Drives?

Blog | August 31st, 2017

In the context of bearing technology, variable speed drives regulate motor shaft velocity. Gearing configurations alter the power transmitting characteristics of a drive system. Alternatively, electronic devices also act as adjustable speed drives, although they use voltage and frequency manipulating circuits, not actual adjustable mechanical components. Do both of these drive speed manipulating configurations perform […]

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Chrome Steel and Stainless Steel Flanged Bearing Material Differences

Blog | August 14th, 2017

Flanged bearings are readily identifiable mechanical components. Unlike their plain bearing cousins, flanged devices aid the mounting of problematic radial components, such as high-vibration drive parts. Typically fastened inside a mounted housing or a pillow block, we’ve decided to look beyond this outer form and assess the material differences between chrome steel and stainless steel […]

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StS Couplings from Germany: Available at Global Bearing Imports

Blog | July 25th, 2017

Couplings play a crucial role in drive technology since they connect two shafts together in such a way that motion can still transfer to one from the other in the proper fashion. For this reason, you should always purchase quality ones for your purposes. We are proud to broadcast the fact that we offer StS […]

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How Does Shelf Life Affect Bearing Performance?

Blog | July 17th, 2017

The shelf life of an item is defined as the maximum length of time a product can be stored in a usable condition. Batteries have a built-in storage lifespan, as do many chemical products. Those chemicals, even the ones inside the batteries, deteriorate over time when they’re left on the shelf. As for bearing performance, […]

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What are Hybrid Ceramic Bearings?

Blog | June 26th, 2017

The term hybrid ceramic bearing applies to a rolling element class that uses composite technology. A quick look at the metal races reveals refined stainless steel rigidity. That alloy won’t fracture but will absorb large quantities of friction-generated thermal energy. Meanwhile, on looking at the rolling bearings, it’s ceramic, not metal, that maintains a frictionless […]

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Imperial Cylindrical Bearings Uses and Applications

Blog | June 12th, 2017

The metric system is a well-established standard in many nations, with its kilometres and litres dominating every application in those countries, but it’s still considered an alternative measurement system in some industrial centres, including America. Predominantly, it’s the imperial measurement system that rules these locales. Happily, a number of lead engineering facilities cater for both […]

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TIMKEN Engineered Bearings Available at Global Bearings

Blog | May 29th, 2017

Regardless of your need for engineered bearings, you should search out quality ones to ensure that your projects perform in an optimal way. Global Bearings provides TIMKEN engineered bearings to fulfil your needs in a dependable, quality manner to help you obtain this goal. We share further details in the following facts to further educate […]

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Stainless Ball Bearing Material Properties

Blog | May 8th, 2017

Stainless steel ball bearings have access to all of the material properties that make this robust alloy such a universally popular metal. Principally, the heat treated alloy is an excellent load carrier, but that sturdy build hardly tells the full story. It’s a corrosion-resistant material, obviously, a metal that won’t easily corrode. Forged with a […]

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The Versatility of Couplings

Blog | April 24th, 2017

Coupling versatility is today’s topic. There’s an extensive range of shaft connecting devices on the engineering market, chief among which is the clamping mechanism. This is a cylindrical mechanism that mates two perfectly aligned shafts. It uses screws and keying assemblies to lock two spinning drive shafts, but what happens when these two rotating rods […]

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Bronze Bushings and Bearings: What are they?

Blog | April 10th, 2017

Bronze bushings and bearings are fabricated from an amalgamated pairing, an alloying technique that blends copper with tin. The bright, reddish-brown alloy favours its coppery heritage, but tin and a number of other additives gift this special rolling element family with other exceptional features. Among those features, a self-lubricating capacity must stand head-and-shoulders above all […]

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Oil Self Lubricating Bearings: What are the Advantages?

Blog | March 27th, 2017

Certain undeniable benefits crop up when self-lubricating bearings are favoured over their contemporaries. First of all, as the label infers, this rolling element type is already equipped with oil. Through some innovative engineering wizardry, all friction handlers in this class possess an ability to lubricate themselves. With that said, what exactly are the advantages of […]

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Bronze Bushings: Common Uses and Functions

Blog | March 3rd, 2017

Bronze bushings are a type of plain bearing, a component that works in much the same manner as a steel bearing. Multipart bearings, however, are equipped with several moving rings and many rolling elements. Bushings are simpler constructs. They’re made from a single rounded cylinder or sleeve. Interestingly, these bronzed sleeves work very well as […]

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Contamination and Bearing Life: Common External Factors that Affect Bearings

Blog | February 27th, 2017

In a realm that allows for nothing but a series of rolling elements and a complementary set of polished rings, any contaminant whatsoever can cause major problems. These pristine moving parts only have room for a thin lubricating film, not coarse-grained hitchhikers. Still, knowledge is power, so let’s see what common external factors are out […]

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Bronze Bushings: Common Uses and Functions

Blog | February 6th, 2017

Bronze bushings are a type of plain bearing, a component that works in much the same manner as a steel bearing. Multipart bearings, however, are equipped with several moving rings and many rolling elements. Bushings are simpler constructs. They’re made from a single rounded cylinder or sleeve. Interestingly, these bronzed sleeves work very well as […]

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Correct Bearing Installation Gives Maximum Optimisation in a Bearing’s Life Span

Blog | January 24th, 2017

Sliding elements work in concert to assure fluid rotational motion. They slide while canceling friction and enhancing lubricative prowess. Of course, as efficient as these component parts surely are, they can fail. Correct bearing installation practices postpone this possibility, but what happens when the installation is substandard? Let’s address correct bearing installation methods, procedures that […]

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The Crucial Role of Bearings in Automotive Products

Blog | January 20th, 2017

Ironically, most drive components rotate, which means they’re not designed to generate linear motion. In fact, there are gears, drive shafts, and axles rotating within a vehicle, so their accompanying bearings have a crucial role in automotive products. They’re in the transmission system, the steering column, and even operating deep within the engine. Finally, well, […]

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