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May 6, 2019

How well do you know bearing tolerances? The American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) defines the tolerances and grades them using the ABC grades. Understanding these tolerances is crucial to helping you select, install and maintain them in the perfect condition. This post brings you everything that you need to know about measuring bearing tolerances.

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April 23, 2019

To achieve the full life of a product or appliance, it is important to ensure that roller bearing or radial ball is installed properly. If it is not mounted correctly, the impact will be a premature failure, reduced productivity, and could become a potential health hazard. This post explores the tips for installing non-housed bearings as opposed to the housed models.

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April 16, 2019

Electric motors are found everywhere. From the common appliances such as the washing machines and pumps to advanced industrial machines such as driers, the common thing about them is electric motors. To pick the best motor, it is important to ensure you understand how they work, their loading capacities and types. This post provides you insights on how to select the best motors in five steps.

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March 4, 2019

Belt drive refers to friction gears with flexible connection used to transfer motion between shafts that are at a considerable distance from one another. It consists of two pulleys (master& slave) and an endless belt covering them.

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Feb. 25, 2019

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Jan. 20, 2019

When the time for replacement finally comes, you might want to replace the belts with a different and more effective option. The top two options are Cogged and Synchronous belts. Therefore, which is better between the two?

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Jan. 6, 2019

Are you concerned that your system’s bearing might fail? Have they failed already? There are many causes of bearing damage. While it might not be easy to establish the exact source of the bearing problem, most failures result from the following issues.

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Dec. 16, 2018

When wearing occurs between the race and the bearing, you need to remove the old race and replace it with a new one for high efficiency. Ordinarily, a hummer and punch would be all that one needs to remove the old race and install the new one.

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Dec. 9, 2018

A carefully designed industrial belt can run for years when used correctly and maintained in top conditions. Now, put the same belt in a difficult environment or neglect and it will fail in minutes, hours or days. However, premature failure can be eliminated through regular inspection and troubleshooting. Here are the main causes of belt trouble and the solution to seek.

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Dec. 1, 2018

Worn sheave grooves can pull down the efficiency of a drive by 8% and accelerate wearing of belts. Sheave grooves can experience premature wear and tear from poor belt tensioning, drive misalignment, or harsh environmental conditions.

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