Rod End Bearings

With all the rush towards digitization in the modern technological scene, and the massive profits to be made in computers and software, it none-the-less remains true that plain old mechanical engineering is as important as it ever was, if not more so. The wonders of mass communication are nothing without mass transportation, which relies heavily on mechanical devices. There [...]

March 11th, 2019|

The Importance of Clutch Release Bearings

Anyone who can drive a manual transmission vehicle knows that they need to push the clutch to select a gear, and then release it while applying power in order for the car to move. Once you’re familiar with the process, you don’t even think about it – it becomes muscle memory, and you do it automatically. Beneath this simple [...]

March 8th, 2019|

Identifying and correcting the causes of bearing failure

Identifying and analysing the root cause of a bearing failure is critical in order to prevent similar failures from occuring again.  Many bearings that fail are removed and replaced too quickly without sufficient levels of analysis into what caused their failure. This means that similar failures could occur again, resulting in further damage and costly unscheduled downtime. Examination of [...]

March 6th, 2019|

Basic Info About Bearings

To reduce friction many machines use bearings. The reason for this is that metal upon metal contact will produce a large amount friction. This type of friction will add wear and tear to any metal and it will produce a grinding that will slowly degrade the metal. Bearings reduce the friction by having two surfaces roll over each [...]

March 6th, 2019|

Preparation of bearings for assembly

Prior to the assembly, the fitter has to make sure whether the designation stated on the bearing corresponds with that on the bearing packaging stated on the drawing. The fitter should have basic knowledge of roller bearing identification system. Bearings are in original packaging protected with a preservative agent against corrosion for a period of 5 years on condition [...]

March 4th, 2019|


People ask us all the time "what do the bearing codes mean?" or "what does the 2RS stand for?". Well, bearing manufacturers don't simply use these numbers to confuse you, they actually use these numbers to categorise bearings in a way in which from a glance its easy to know what a hearing is typically used for, how robust [...]

March 4th, 2019|