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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