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What do football and plastic bearings have in common?

Posted by Dave Biering

Jan 29, 2015 9:30:00 AM

What do football and plastic bearings have in common?We’re glad you asked! As all eyes turn to the “Big Game” in Phoenix this weekend, we couldn’t help but get caught up in the hype. After all, TriStar’s corporate headquarters is based in New England, also home to a certain NFL team!

Granted, you might not think “plastic bearings” when you think football, yet there are actually many similarities between the two. Here are just a few…

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Topics: Plastic Bearings

4 Questions to Ask a Bearing Supplier

Posted by Dave Biering

Jan 27, 2015 9:30:00 AM

4 Questions to Ask a Bearing SupplierCost, service, delivery time, product variety and custom fabrication. 

These are just some of the many variables OEMs must consider when searching for a bearing supplier. In order to get the most from your bearing investment, you need to have the right material, with the right fit, at the right price, and with right-on-time delivery. 

While there are many bearing manufacturers to choose from, keep in mind that not all suppliers are authorized to sell certain materials (in fact, TriStar is the exclusive North American supplier of genuine Rulon® bearings). Some suppliers actually sell materials of questionable quality, yet they are marketed as the real material (explore this issue in our Rulon Paper: How to Recognize Genuine and Avoid Counterfeit).

With this in mind, the question then becomes, what are some key questions to ask a bearing supplier?

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Topics: Bearing Manufacturer

Q&A: What is corona treatment?

Posted by Dave Biering

Jan 22, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Surface modification - Corona TreatmentToday we’re addressing a common question about surface modification; specifically corona treatment. Although it is somewhat similar to plasma modification, corona is a discharge technique that uses a low temperature to alter material properties. It can help provide a longer surface lifetime for products, or designate a surface more bondable and wettable, plus it improves corrosion resistance.

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Topics: Surface Modification, corona treatment

Plastic Bearings Cool Bottled Beverages and Facilitate Frosty Transport

Posted by Dave Biering

Jan 20, 2015 9:30:00 AM

CJ Bearings Cool Bottled Beverages and Facilitate Frosty TransportYou may have read our recent Shooting Star about versatile plastic bearings in a range of winter activities. Plastic bearings excel as a replacement for bronze in cold-climate applications, thanks to their ability to resist moisture form snow and sleet, plus resist freezing temperatures. But plastic bearings also excel in cold-beverage transport, too. Here’s how we helped a major manufacturer of refrigerated truck compressors replace failing bronze bearings with reliable plastic. 

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Topics: CJ Bearings, Plastic Bearings

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