Month: November 2017

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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