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Common Causes of Bearing Failure

Posted by Dave Biering

Oct 16, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Common Causes of Bearing FailureWhy do bearings fail?

Unfortunately, there is not one simple, one-size fits all answer to this question. When we evaluate bearing materials for any application, we also examine why previous materials may have failed. We look at operating conditions, running temperatures, lubrication issues, fatigue factors and more to determine the root cause. It is the culmination of all of these ― plus many other factors ― that contribute to bearing service life. Here’s a quick review of common causes to help you avoid bearing failure in the future:

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Topics: Bearing Failure, Bearing Service Life

Marine Bearings Sail the Seas Corrosion Free

Posted by Dave Biering

Oct 13, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Would Christopher Columbus have chosen plastic marine options when he sailed the ocean blue?  In honor of the great explorer Christopher Columbus, this week we wanted to pay homage to the versatile marine bearing. Strong, lightweight and durable, and with the ability to resist the corrosive effects of salt water, fog and sea spray, plastic marine bearings are built to last.

But what makes for a good marine bearing? In many cases, reinforced materials are a good option. Here are just a few examples of where reinforced plastic bearings have made a difference in marine applications.

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Topics: Plastic Bearings, Marine Bearings

Bearings for Food Processing: Rulon 641 is in Hot Oil

Posted by Dave Biering

Oct 9, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Bearings for Food Processing: Rulon 641 is in Hot Oil When a major producer of industrial frying equipment called with a special request for a hot-oil circulation pump bearing, we knew Rulon 641 would be the proven winner for this tough application. As a longtime partner with food processing and food packaging equipment makers, the TriStar team was able to quickly provide the stock material needed to keep the oil moving and the potato chips crisp!

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Topics: Food, Rulon 641

Paper Industry Places Wet and Dry Demands on Plastic Bearings

Posted by Dave Biering

Oct 8, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Paper Industry Places Wet and Dry Demands on Plastic Bearings The paper industry places unique demands on bearings as they must accommodate the extremes of both wet and dry conditions at either end of the manufacturing process. Wet areas include forming and pressing functions, while the drying end includes extremely high temperatures used in paper reeling. And between these points you’ll find vacuum cylinders and pressure screens which utilize various sized trunnion bearings on the support shaft.

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Topics: Ultracomp, Plastic Bearings

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