When sourcing tie rods, finding information about the steel used to form them will go a long way in providing peace of mind – especially when it comes to applications that involve risk management. Below are three questions that you should ask your bearing manufacturer.
Wrapped bushings – or bushes – have been around for decades. Their simplicity, efficiency and ability to take up space or protect the shaft are a testament to their versatility and long standing success. Aside from the materials used to form the bushing some with self-lubricating features, one of the questions that is frequently asked relate to the joint construction of the split along the bushing.
Tie rods are key linkages in suspension systems. When it comes to choosing a manufacturer for OEM tie rods used in an agricultural or construction machine, you want a partner who can produce strong, reliable tie rods to withstand heavy environmental conditions.
Mechanical engineers are known for having a direct communication style. When it comes to working with people outside the field, such as those in purchasing or quality assurance, this type of frank talk can cause misunderstandings.
Long-term agreements (LTA) reduce risk for both the manufacturer and buyer. That risk ranges from inventory supply to overall costs. One of the many factors that go into determining the language of bearing contracts is metal exchange rates.