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5 Formulas To Take the Guesswork Out of Plain Bearing Selection

October 18, 2016

5 Formulas To Take the Guesswork Out of Plain Bearing Selection

Plain bearing selection may seem complicated based on the sheer numbers of materials and shapes, but with a few detailed questions, we can help guide you to the right material choice. We’ll typically begin by asking questions such as what are the expected loads? How high are your operating temperatures? And what are the everyday operating conditions like? To help simplify the process ― and take the guesswork out of plain bearing selection ― we also recommend reviewing these 5 key formulas:

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Rulon Bearings for Mining Machinery:  Low Maintenance and High Efficiency

October 11, 2016

Rulon Bearings for Mining Machinery

I read a great article on this week about how the global mining market is booming. Sales of underground mining equipment are expected to reach $30.5 billion by 2023. But what really stood out to me was the fact that “companies are replacing outdated machinery with more energy efficient solutions.” Did you know that Rulon bearings are energy efficient and versatile ― especially when compared to bronze bushings? Let’s review:

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Bearing Engineering: 3 Calculators You Need to Improve Your Design

October 4, 2016

Bearing PV Calculator - Conversion Calculators - Scientific Calculators

Need assistance with your bearing engineering and dimensions? Want to find all the tools you need for complete bearing calculations in one convenient spot? Check out the Plain Bearing PV Calculator, Conversion Calculators, and Scientific Calculator. Here’s why we feel these tools are critical to the success of your bearing design:

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A Fabrication Success Story:  How Rulon Solved an Injection Molding Defect

September 27, 2016

Rulon 945 -Injection Molding

Today we share a success story starring Rulon as a replacement for polyimide in an injection molding application. Our partner makes industrial molding equipment, everything from machines to molds and all accessories. They had a problem where the injection nozzles left defects behind on the newly-injected plastic parts. As their scrap pile mounted, and profits fell, they changed their nozzle tip insulators to Rulon 945. Problem solved and profits soared. Here’s how Rulon 945 did it:

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Composite Plastic Bearings: 5 Quality Features To Look For And Why They Are Important

September 20, 2016

Composite Bearing Construction

It’s no secret that quality composite plastic bearings can help you achieve better application outcomes. After all, low-quality bearing materials can actually damage your manufacturing equipment. They often don’t sit right, or may cause abrasion to your mating hardware. In the worst cases, low-quality bearings can causes your finished products to fail in the field, resulting in a costly product recall. Have you ever wondered which quality features are important to look for? And just why they are important? Today we share five.

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Comparing Bearing Companies:  Look for Material Transparency and Educational Tools

September 13, 2016

Comparing Bearing Companies

The month of September is synonymous with education, so today I’d like to share a lesson on comparing bearing companies. The idea for this post came to me when an OEM contacted TriStar to inquire how our Ultracomp 300AX composites stacked-up against a similar material they were using. Ultimately, the engineer wanted to compare the two materials based on the technical values that were important to him. Believing in full transparency, here are the material details we shared:

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