Year: 2018

Different Types of Groove Bearings

Blog | December 17th, 2018

There’s a bearing family that’s equipped with different types of groove geometry. They look a little like overly complex pulleys, with their grooves curving inwards around their rims. Well-suited as thread or wire guiding wheels, groove bearings suit a number of target applications. For instance, on hoist equipment, G-grooves accommodate wire ropes. Like other bearing […]

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Why Accurate Cage Selection is Essential for Reliable, Long-term Bearing Operation

Blog | December 3rd, 2018

Looking back a few posts, we seem to be missing a critical part of a bearing’s anatomy. The glossy races and structure rings are there, as are the hardened and ultra-smooth rolling elements. The cage, though, where is this roller retaining section? Correcting this oversight, let’s see which cage types are most viable. Using that […]

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Different Types of Timing Belts for Pulleys

Blog | November 16th, 2018

Timing belts synchronize car engines. Timing belts coordinate conveyor belts and gym treadmills. The flexible toothed bands also control sewing machines, textile equipment, and a hundred dissimilar machine systems. To keep the different camshafts and pulleys synced, engineering domains have come up with several different timing belt types. For pulley technology, there are several product […]

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Roller Chain and Sprocket Couplings

Blog | November 7th, 2018

A sprocket coupling is waiting on a workbench. Let’s say it’s there to sate an observer’s curiosity. The coupling is cylindrical and manufactured out of hardened steel. It’ll support a huge load when it’s secured, but we’re not yet sure how the fastening mechanism on the coupling operates. As a clue, there are several metal-edged […]

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Understanding Speed Reducers and Their Purposes

Blog | October 23rd, 2018

Non-engineering types aren’t aware of basic system design issues. And that’s okay, they shouldn’t ever need to know about such things. Instead, they make blanket assumptions. One such assumption imagines a need for high rotational velocities at all times. Speed reducers, a common feature in power transmission linkages, suggest there are applications where lower velocities […]

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Bearings Used for Conveyor Belts

Blog | October 9th, 2018

Conveyor bearings are specifically built to quietly facilitate linear belt motion. Arguably, they’re the central components in the system, so their mechanical characteristics are mirrored by a conveyor belt’s performance. Consequently, if these rolling elements interface efficiently between the equipment frame and the belt pulleys, then the product stream loaded on the belt will move […]

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What are High Temperature Bearings and Bearing Units?

Blog | September 24th, 2018

Excessive mechanical loads push bearings hard. The durable fittings, fabricated so that they satisfy the highest engineering standards, produce energy losses. Vibrating and squealing, the rolling elements suffer. Their parts are experiencing heat-induced fatigue. To solve this thermally potent action, engineers turn to other bearing forms, to materials and architectures that are designed to resist […]

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What Causes Bearing Noise?

Blog | September 12th, 2018

Among a cluster of synchronized, quietly rotating mechanical parts, one shaft is emitting a bone-rattling squealing noise. Off the top of the maintenance engineer’s head, the bearing is probably running dry. The lubricating film is breaking down. That’s a good guess, one that might even hit the mark, but that supposition can’t be confirmed until […]

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Zen Miniature Inch Series Ball Bearings: Common Uses and Applications

Blog | August 27th, 2018

Delivering exceptional performance, Zen miniature inch series ball bearings range in size from a tiny 0.0781-inches to a still diminutive 0.3750-inch inner ring diameter. They’re available with flanged or standard edge profiles, based on the highest engineering standards, and built to satisfy the most challenging operational conditions. Having lauded their attributes, let’s view these ball […]

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Double Row Angular Contact Ball Bearings: Uses and Applications

Blog | August 14th, 2018

Instead of two individual bearings mounted on an overly stressed machine shaft, the architecture of this mounting element has adopted a more consolidated profile. There are the familiar but widened races, which accommodate two rows of rolling balls. The cage is similarly condensed. It’s now reconfigured so that it can restrain two rows of ball […]

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Common Uses of Stainless Steel Popular Metric Series Bearings

Blog | July 24th, 2018

Popular metric series bearings are small and built to maintain frictionless separation between undersized drive components. Profiled with stainless steel bore sizes that fit within the miniature 1-mm to 10-mm bearing gauge, miniature metrics are designed to support small medical devices, servo motors, and many other commonly used drive configurations. High-functioning metric bearings even support […]

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Most Common Bearings Used in Automotives

Blog | July 9th, 2018

An automobile, what most of us call a car, exists because of numerous engineering breakthroughs. Thanks to those technological milestones, people can drive anywhere, even offroad. But this is a wheeled vehicle, a machine that relies on many rotating mechanical parts, so it takes a special set of rolling elements to make vehicles move. There’s […]

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Sheaves and Bushings: Common Uses and Applications

Blog | June 27th, 2018

If you’ve ever worked on a project, be it a car or a massive piece of machinery, then you likely understand how important the interior components of your project actually are. Here at Zen Bearings, we believe that there is nothing more important than a well-rounded education on the most important aspects of your project. […]

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What are Anti-Friction Bearings?

Blog | June 8th, 2018

When it comes right down to it, the world just doesn’t work without the proper bearings being used. At Global Bearing Imports P/L, we have spent years honing our craft in order to supply customers with the proper bearings for the work that they do. No matter what industry you can think of, bearings are […]

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Over-lubrication in Bearings: Why Should This Be Avoided?

Blog | May 27th, 2018

Is bearing over-lubrication a problem? It seems unlikely. After all, we’d expect more oil to improve the slippery effect that governs bearing utilization. Counterintuitively, that “more is better” approach can actually impair the rolling elements. At this juncture, the best advice we can give is to avoid this unwise practice. But why? What possible reason […]

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Single Direction Thrust Ball Bearings

Blog | May 10th, 2018

Learning about bearings may sound uninteresting for some people; however, these little things contribute immensely to our daily lives giving ease of use of machines, equipment, and even our own vehicles. Ball bearings are incredibly important to a variety of industries spanning just about every conceivable subject known to man. To put things simply: bearings […]

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The Importance of Reliable Bearings for Conveyors in Production Plants

Blog | April 30th, 2018

When you think of a functional factory or production plant the first image that comes to your mind will likely feature a conveyor belt. Assembly lines for efficient production of products rely on conveyor belts in order to keep the process moving along. These long and winding belts are the heartbeat of a functional factory […]

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Electric Motor Bearings: Maximising Effectiveness and Capacity

Blog | April 12th, 2018

You don’t have to be an engineer to understand that machines are comprised of numerous parts, big and small, that all need to work together in concert in order to be effective. While not a glamorous topic, knowledge regarding the importance of bearings is very important to the entire process of just about every industry […]

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Conveyor Components: Why the Right Type of Bearings Matter

Blog | March 29th, 2018

Conveyor belts are the heart of any successful operation that needs to manufacture, fabricate, or otherwise move a product. Conveyor belts rely on special bearings in order to stay in operation and keep your business moving. When you look at a conveyor belt you might not instantly understand how important selecting the right type of […]

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Four-point Contact Bearings: What are they?

Blog | March 20th, 2018

We’re not going to lie to you, the world of bearings is a complicated one once you begin to get past the superficial, standard designs. However, no matter how complicated bearings can get, it is important to have the right fittings for the job. At Global Bearings Imports, we’ve spent the better part of the […]

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Determining Bearing Damage and Fatigue

Blog | February 28th, 2018

Down on the factory floor, damaged bearings are causing unforgivable energy losses. Picture the machinery. It’s still spinning, but it’s throwing out those losses. Expressed as heat and noise, the spinning shaft is well on its way to a catastrophic failure. What’s needed here is a way to locate the damage. Before the equipment is […]

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Cost Effective Quality of Ball Bearings

Blog | February 14th, 2018

An inevitable progression pushes ball bearing design. Fabrication materials improve. Following close behind material developments, new bearing designs take advantage of innovative engineering technologies. Viewed from a cost savings perspective, a calculated production methodology ensures significant reductions in cost. Analyzed in such an objective manner, what form does this cost-effective production strategy take? Well, through […]

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Ball Bearing Pulley Supplier in Melbourne

Blog | January 30th, 2018

Shopping for ball bearing pulley systems has never seemed like a high-risk job, but it sure can be when your company is depending on you! For that reason, we are taking some time out of our day to highlight the importance of purchasing your ball bearing pulley needs from a qualified distributor and supplier. We’ll […]

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The Importance of Bearings for Mechanical Power Transmission

Blog | January 23rd, 2018

When you hop into your car or truck and hit the gas, your car moves. Thanks to years and years of technological and mechanical innovation, we are at a point where we simply just accept this miraculous moment. However, behind the smoothness of your ride we can see a lot of hard work being done. […]

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