Emerson Bearing Blog

How Robotics and Automation Continues to Grow

Posted on October 29, 2020

Due to advancements in software development and networking technology, it is now easier than ever to implement efficient robotics and automation solutions. Automation is continually growing within three main classifications: fixed automation, programmable automation, and flexible automation.

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Why You Should Use the IP69K Series Bearing For Harsh Environments?

Posted on September 16, 2020

Emerson Bearing's IP69K Series bearings are designed to withstand harsh operating conditions, including high pressure caustic washdowns and other sanitization processes commonly used in food and beverage applications. This safe, reliable, and effective sealing device has a unique triple-lip and molded rubber composition, which provides superior protection against water and dust, while its “lubed for life” feature eliminates grease zerks, lube holes, and other potential intrusion areas.

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Spindle Bearing Success: Factors to Know!

Posted on August 15, 2020

At Emerson, we have over 50 years of experience creating high-quality ball bearings and roller bearings for commercial and industrial applications. Through both Emerson Bearing and Action Bearing, we're proud to serve markets around the world. Emerson Bearing services niche international markets, and our New England customers are served by Action Bearing, which specializes in Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) solutions.

Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We serve our customers by ensuring each one gets the right high-quality bearings and services at the best available price for their budget.

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Why Choose Precision Slewing Ring Bearings?

Posted on July 21, 2020

Precision slewing ring bearings are a type of angular bearing that consists of two concentric rings with balls or rollers that enhance movement in load-bearing and power transmission applications. The two rings may be constructed with toothed gears to increase torque and can facilitate movement in any direction from the center of the bearing. They are ideal for use in low-speed, heavy load applications such as construction and excavation, or more intricate and precise such as medical tools and devices. Overall, there are many benefits to using precision slewing rings bearings.

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3 Design Considerations for Food-Grade Bearings

Posted on February 14, 2020

Bearings are used extensively in the food and beverage industry as components in a variety of food processing and packaging machinery. Food-grade bearings must endure extreme conditions in many applications, so the life and performance of bearings used in these applications are influenced largely by the decisions of designers and engineers. Design considerations that may impact a bearing’s durability in food-grade applications include material, lubrication type, and shielding options. 

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4 Types of Bearings Used in Machine Tool Spindles

Posted on February 7, 2020

In the machine tool industry, spindles are a critical component used to shape materials through the use of high-speed rotation and pressure. As modern machinery advances, machining equipment is required to be faster, more precise, and more durable than ever before. Bearings are crucial parts that direct and enhance spindle movement. The use of high quality bearings, improves the efficiency and reliability of machine tool spindles, thereby increasing production and reducing wear and tear on machinery.

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Top 3 Reasons to Use Plastic Bearings

Posted on December 13, 2019

While metal bearings/bushings are common on the market today, there are certain applications that benefit from plastic bearings/bushings. These versatile components can take any number of forms and range considerably in style to work for the proper application.

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How Emerson Bearing Serves Craft Brewers

Posted on November 15, 2019

Making beer is no small feat. It is both an art and a science that requires precise measurements
and the right equipment to create and re-create beers that consumers will love. What was once a
task reserved for giant alcoholic beverage manufacturers has become a labor of love for many
small brewers who created a craft beer movement across the country. Today's independent
brewers rely on a variety of other industries to get high-quality ingredients, machines, bottles, and more.

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Proper Use of Oil Seals

Posted on October 4, 2019

Oil seals, also known as grease or dirt seals, are an essential component of many machines and pieces of industrial equipment. An oil seal is designed to retain grease in a case or housing and close the gaps between stationary and moving components in pieces of machinery.

An example of this in the automotive industry is the seals within gear boots that enclose a car’s CV axles. Of course, there are many different applications across industries in which oil seals prevent the escape of vital lubricants and ensure the continued smooth operation of the machine in question.

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How to Prevent Electrical Bearing Damage

Posted on August 13, 2019

Exposing a bearing to an electric current can cause electrical bearing damage. The damage manifests as pits and grooves on the bearings' surface create an uneven surface texture causing additional noise, vibration, and (eventually) complete failure. These outcomes can be costly, often leading to unnecessary downtime and expensive repairs or upgrades.

Although not all bearings are damaged by an electrical current and not all circuits cause bearing damage, there are two situations in which the problem typically occurs: when equipment is grounded incorrectly or when bearings are used in AC/DC motors with variable frequency drives (VFDs).

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