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Keeping Your Bearings

When it comes to linear bearings, it’s all about keeping things running cleanly and smoothly for the long haul. Preventing contamination is a big part of this as contaminants can cause premature wearing such as denting and galling. The most common forms of contamination are the metal chips and dust that are generated in machining or manufacturing operations. These can infiltrate linear guides and interfere with the workings of the bearings. Food debris is another form of contamination seen in food processing. Whether metal or food, these contaminants cause immediate functionality issues as well as long-term wear problems. And this can affect the accuracy of positioning as well as the quality of the product. So what can you do to avoid this while also minimizing maintenance and downtime costs? Continue reading

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Robotics and Linear Bearings

While car industry talk has died down in America, a recent report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. stated that the increased demand in countries such as Asia, Latin America and even parts of Europe is starting to be brought about by the turnaround these areas have been experiencing. An area this is also affecting is the bearings market. In addition to this increase, they are also an important part of the robotic automation market, and as technology continues to advance at a quick rate, we can expect the linear bearing need to grow in this aspect of science as well. Continue reading

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The Mounted Pillow Block Linear Bearings

The motion that linear bearings are utilized for is usually done on a horizontal plane, but sometimes it is necessary on a vertical plane as well, which is why the mountable pillow block linear bearings were created. Although they can also be used on a horizontal plane, their ability to be used vertically is what they are known for. The design is unique from other linear bearing styles because of the additional space around the linear bearing necessary to properly mount it on a wall or machine. Being bolted also means that they have to have holes for bolts or fasteners to securely attach them to whatever surface will be supporting them. Continue reading

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The Linear Bearings Movement Project

Movement is something that most children and adults take for granted. With no physical restrictions, we are not only able to move our bodies in ways such as walking, running and skipping but we are also immersed in a culture where technologically advanced movement machines are everywhere. The average family in the United States owns two to four cars and many depend on bus systems, bicycles and skateboards as alternative modes of transportation within cities. In addition, airplanes are a thrilling way to travel across larger distances. We have mass produced products to make movement in our lives easier, in these larger, crossing distances ways as well as in small ways, like utilizing linear bearings. Continue reading

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360 Degrees of Linear Rotary Bearings

There is always a model within a large industrial category that is able to do what no other model can do. Within the spectrum of linear bearings, the linear rotary bearing is that model. However, just because it can move in ways other linear bearings cannot does not mean it is the most popular. In fact, most industries and individual companies that purchase linear bearings want one-way movement along a single axis with as little friction built-up during the process as possible. This can be achieved with a linear roller bearing or a slide bearing, no special movement requirements necessary. Continue reading

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Linear Ball Bearings: The Damage Dirt Can Do

Linear ball bearings are one model amongst many in the linear bearing production lines. These helpful products are installed in a variety of industrial contexts, including mechanical, electronic and furniture systems that require one-way movement along a single axis. They function in similar enough ways to every other model, creating a rotating surface for one part of a system to glide along another with minimum amounts of friction building up. Some models do better with friction then others, depending on what kind of material they are or what barrier cushions the movement. What always remains the same, regardless of whether a linear bearing is a ball, roller, slide or air model, is the danger of dirt.
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