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When Should You Consider a Reinforced Bearing Design?

June 7, 2016

When Should You Consider a Reinforced Bearing Design?

Does your application require a bearing with a reinforced design? It depends on just how rigorous the application is. In some cases, a standard bearing will do just fine, but in applications where extreme speeds, loads and conditions are probable, you might consider a reinforced bearing. We’ve got the recommendations to help you decide.

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Tech Tip: Advantages of Reinforced Plastic Bearings

May 1, 2014

The advantages of reinforced plastic bearingsI recently made a site visit to an engineer who was reluctant to consider replacing metal bearings with plastic.  It seems in some industries, there is still a (mistaken) belief that plastic bearings are not as durable as metal in extreme applications.  In this case, I shared TriSteel, our premier reinforced plastic bearing component.   TriSteel consists of a steel backing bonded to a polymeric liner, and delivers superior performance and wear without the need for regular lubrication. 

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