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.
Keeping a good film of lubrication between the shaft and press-fit bushing is vital to motion control. In this video, John Sweetwood walks us through the circumference of a bearing and why holes are used in some applications.
An OEM was experiencing worldwide failure of their telehandler’s boom retraction and was in dire need of a solution. Their current supplier did not have the ability to address the issue in a timely manner, nor did they have a potential solution. The OEM reached out to CCTY Bearing based on a suggestion from one of their suppliers.
Bearing manufacturers have a number of skilled engineers on staff - along with people who have been in the industry for decades. One of the great things about having these folks as coworkers is the way that they are able to explain complex concepts.
Grease is what keeps moving parts in motion. Traditionally, u-joints are outfitted with lip seals to help retain the grease. The lip seal also allows for regreasing and usually acts as a barrier to prevent contaminants like dirt and moisture from getting into the unit.