While they are rarely recognized or considered, bearings are some of the most critical components in modern machinery. Bearings are what allow for parts in a machine to rotate freely with reduced friction, which in turn enables everything from cars and trucks, to washing machines and dentist’s drills. While there are many different types of bearings for many different uses, this blog will focus on one of the most ubiquitous, the ball bearing.


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If you want an object to spin in place, you’ll need to have it mounted on a shaft, and if you want that shaft to spin in place without flying off into the distance, you’ll need to have that shaft mounted in a bearing. But what are the different kinds of bearings how do they work, and what are their relative strengths and weaknesses?


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Large reduction gearboxes are made to channel high torque by lowering the high input speed to the wanted output speed. This is the reason gearboxes are commonly used for heavy industry driving conveyors, crushers, mills and pumps. The gears in a gearbox are manufactured with high accuracy. Because of the high accuracy, professional technicians with training experience are required for gear assembly and install the gearboxes. It is common for simple reduction gearboxes to have multiple stages that includes bevel and pinion gears for both drive and input direction changes, along with multiple helical gears with differing ratios to reach the desired output.


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Enerpac Corporation the leader in high-pressure hydraulics has designed three new series in hydraulic bolting tools which should suit your wind, steam and gas turbine bolting needs! They are durable and user-friendly hydraulic bolt tensioners. Each one has special features and specific use for each model.


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NSK, established in 1914 in the Shinagawa district of Tokyo and now has offices all over the world, is known for their various bearings products. Quality and accessibility have been at the top of the list for what’s important for NSK for as long as they have been in business and this new addition to their arsenal means that it’s easier for fans of the product to get the information that they need.


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I’m sure most of us have had a tricky project where parts weren’t fitting together properly, or things weren’t going as smoothly as we had first planned. Simalube which is a bearing lubricator product that hopes to cure those project woes. Simalube is available in five different sizes, depending on your project, and can be used with lubricating projects that require grease or oil. By using a product like Simalube, you can extend the life of a product that may have worn out quicker or needed work sooner.


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