Lubrication is a key element in a bearing’s performance and life. It aids in preventing wear and lowering friction, along with protection from extreme temperatures, corrosion and oxidation. Depending on individual applications, the lubricant can be oil, grease or next generation of film based technologies.
With payroll cutbacks in certain industries, buyers are finding that they have more responsibility and less time to accomplish daily tasks. Naturally, many have started to limit meeting with potential suppliers.
Since new vendors can bring money- or time-saving solutions, it is wise to continue hosting meetings. However, it only makes sense to have them with pre-screened suppliers. Below are three ways to quickly assess if a company is worth a scheduled meeting:
Rich Perlberg has been a lead engineer for CCTY Bearing Company since 2003. He began working on off-road vehicle bearings and steering assemblies as soon as he joined the team. Since then, he has designed cam side rollers, steering assemblies and all-in-one ball joints.
This is a common question for bearing manufacturers and refers to ISO and/or TS certification. These acronyms have been tossed around for so long that newer buyers know to ask the question, but may be unaware of what the different levels of certification mean.
Although bearings are the workhorses in motion, they need to be treated with kid gloves during shipping. Why? The slightest nick can damage the bearing’s performance. Here are five questions you should ask your bearing supplier when it comes to shipping:
A new large construction vehicle design required an array of aluminum bronze bushing sizes. CCTY Bearing Company reviewed the application, its loads and the mating components of the requested bushings. Concern was raised that the design lengths of the bushings were too long relative to the application loads on the shafts. The kind of loads that might create excessive shaft deflection within the bushings length.