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Celebrating Freedom – Happy Independence Day!

Posted by Richard Cedrone

Jul 2, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Happy Independence Day from TriStar Plastics

“No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July.”

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Topics: holiday

How it Works: Conveyor Roller Bearing

Posted by Dave Biering

Jun 30, 2015 9:30:00 AM

3)	How it Works: Plastic Conveyor Roller Bearing

From food packaging and processing to general material handling, the conveyor roller bearing is an underrated superstar of the manufacturing floor. You might even consider it the heart of the whole conveyor assembly. But how does this essential bearing assembly work?

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Topics: conveyor roller bearing

TriSteel Bearings: The Swiss Army Knife of Bearing Materials

Posted by Dave Biering

Jun 25, 2015 9:30:00 AM

TriSteel Bearings: The Swiss Army Knife of Bearing Materials

Reinforced TriSteel bearings are the Swiss army knife of bearing materials; they combine unique tools (shells and liners) to give multi-functional performance in many applications. So when a supplier of valves and transformers to the medical, agriculture, and automotive industries needed an all-purpose bearing material, we knew TriSteel was the right fit.

What makes TriSteel bearings so unique? 

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Topics: TriSteel

4 Factors that Impact Plane Bearings and P, V and PV (WATCH)

Posted by Dave Biering

Jun 23, 2015 9:30:00 AM

4 Factors that Impact Plane Bearings and P, V and PV

P, V and PV – how do they impact a plane bearing system? Let’s take a quick review of this important connection. Plane bearings are basically rolling element bearings in their simplest form; they provide good value, easy installation and serve a multitude of industries. And plastic plane bearings have the advantage of a self-lubricating design to reduce manual greasing costs. 

When choosing the right plane bearing for your application, we, of course, look at bearing load (P), relative velocity (V), temperature variations and environmental considerations. But there are 4 other factors that are critical to help determine a material’s ability to handle P, V and PV:

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Topics: Plane Bearings

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