How do ball bearing drawer slides work?

The steel ball slide is basically a two-section, three-section metal slide rail. The more common structure is mounted on the side of the drawer, which is simple to install and saves space. The good quality steel ball slide rails ensure smooth sliding and large bearing capacity. This kind of slide rails can have the function of buffering off or [...]

July 3rd, 2019|

What do wheel bearings in cars do?

Wheel bearings are a primary friction reducing element in your car's suspension. Imagine for a moment a wooden wagon wheel rolling on a fixed solid wooden axle. The contact surface between the wheel's center ("hub") and the axle is subject to considerable friction as the two continuously rub against each other. This friction was/is mitigated somewhat through the use [...]

May 3rd, 2019|

Why do we use brass cage in bearings?

Mainly in bearings three makes of cage are mainly used: a. Pressed Steel Cage b. Solid Brass cage c. Poly-amide resin cage And designs of the cage are different for different make cage. The strength of the cage goes this way: Steel>Brass>Polyamide Cost wise the cage goes this way: Brass>steel>Polyamide If we see every type has its own characteristics [...]

April 3rd, 2019|

Ceramic vs hybrid bearings

Ceramics are primarily used in bearings due to the material’s corrosion and temperature resistant properties. Ceramics are inert, whereas metals are reactive, making ceramics resistant to corrosive materials such as seawater and many chemicals, including acids and alkalis. As ceramic bearings do not corrode, they require less maintenance than their steel alternatives and can be used in highly hostile environments. [...]

March 14th, 2019|

Working With Electrically Insulated Roller Bearings

Electrically insulated rolling bearings are bearings that have electrical insulation built into them. With this insulation, these bearings are able to provide superior protection against electrical corrosion or currents passing through them. They can help keep a variety of applications moving smoothly with less need for repairs and routine greasing maintenance, too. Electrical pitting can occur in bearings as [...]

March 13th, 2019|

Increase Machine Reliability With Hybrid Bearings

Hybrid bearings’ ceramic rolling elements increase machine reliability via current insulation and high wear resistance As an alternative to ceramic inner and outer ring coated rolling bearings, FAG offers hybrid bearings that have ceramic rolling elements and rings made from rolling-bearing steel. You should consider hybrid deep groove ball bearings if your operations could benefit from a bearing with current insulation, high [...]

March 12th, 2019|