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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