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Understanding Low Friction Bearings: What are They and Why are They Important?

June 13, 2017

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I had a great conversation this week with a manufacturer about low-friction bearings. Low-friction bearings can reduce surface degradation and friction levels by 30% or more when compared to standard bearings. But have you ever wondered how a low-friction bearing is classified or why they’re important? I wanted to share some of the points we reviewed:

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Corrosion Resistant Bearings Reduce Friction by 30%

May 3, 2016

Low Friction Bearings Combat Corrosion By 30%

A unique application came through our fabrication shop this week that I wanted to share. A manufacturer of high-end wind anemometers approached us for a low-friction bearing solution to combat environmental corrosion. Here’s how we resolved their challenge with low-friction Rulon J bearings ― and reduced bearing failure rates by 30%.

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Low-friction Composite Bearings “Cement” with Paving Machines

May 28, 2015

Low-friction Composite Bearings “Cement” with Paving Machines

Springtime in New England (the headquarters of TriStar Plastics), is synonymous with road repair and pot-hole filling after a long winter of endless freezing and thawing cycles. Did you know that low-friction bearings ― specifically CJ composite bearings ― give paving equipment the ability to apply a smooth asphalt surface despite rough pavement, hot asphalt mix and heavily-cantilevered conditions? You might even say CJs resist high load and temperatures to “cement” their superiority in asphalt paving equipment!

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