Month: August 2017

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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