Lubricate a Mounted Bearing: A How-to Guide
Proper lubrication is essential for the use of any mounted bearing. Oil within bearing grease provides a thin layer between the rolling element and the bearing rings. Without this layer of oil, pillow blocks and flange blocks won’t see a fraction of their expected life. When it’s time to lubricate a mounted bearing, a quality…
Do You Need a New Sprocket? How Do You Know?
Worn sprockets can dramatically impact the viability of roller chain applications. Here are signs to look for.
How to Install and Remove a Bushing
Bushings are an indispensable component of power transmission, allowing for a flexible drive system. The simple system to install and remove a bushing allows us to quickly change sprockets, sheaves, and pulleys – among other things – from one shaft size to another. They also allow us to make modifications quickly and efficiently. Some specialty…
Shaft and Housing Fits From Axis®
A tutorial on shaft and housing fits. A difficult and generally overlooked process, determining the correct fits for bearings is highly critical in maximizing the performance and lifespan of your ball bearings. We break down the process to make it more approachable.
Martin® vs. BlackStar® Sprockets
An in depth comparison between Martin and BlackStar sprockets. This article touches on an explanation of power transmission materials theory, shares the results of independent and in-house materials analysis, discusses how materials affect applications and what it all means for the end-user.
Axis® EMQ Deep Groove Ball Bearings
A deep dive on Axis ball bearings. We highlight the features that makes Axis bearings competitive in a crowded market, what has been improved when compared to standard ball bearings, and the resulting affects on bearing longevity.
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