Emerson Bearing Blog

Having Bearing Challenges? Talk with Emerson: Solve Your Pricing, Delivery & Technical Issues

Posted on November 23, 2022

A detailed understanding of bearings is crucial for selecting and sourcing the correct bearing. It's difficult for a customer with little or no knowledge of bearings to make the right decision. That's why it's best to partner with a company or service with experience in sourcing, pricing, and delivering bearings. 

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Topics: bearings, ball bearings

What Are Rod Ends and How Are They Used?

Posted on September 28, 2022

Rod ends consist of an eye-shaped head with an integral shank that serves as housing for a spherical plain bearing, or bushing. They are utilized in linkage applications where a bearing must support a significant misalignment. Rod ends are typically used in the automotive and aerospace industries, but they are also present in a wide range of industrial machinery.

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How to Optimize V-belt Life

Posted on June 27, 2022

One important component of many industrial and manufacturing systems is the V-belt. The importance of these components is often undervalued, but optimizing V-belts is critical for extending their life, increasing system efficiency, reducing the need for frequent maintenance, and preventing costly breakdowns. 

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How to Tell If Your Roller Bearings Are Worn?

Posted on May 19, 2022

Roller bearings are important components in most machines. If roller bearings are damaged, other machine parts or the products they produce can be compromised. Like ball bearings, roller bearings are designed to carry loads and minimize friction. It’s common for roller bearings to experience some abrasion over time that requires replacements or repairs. Here you’ll learn the most common causes and types of roller bearing damage to help you prolong equipment life.

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Topics: roller bearings, bearing maintenance

Everything You Need to Know About Shaft Grounding Devices

Posted on April 21, 2022

Shaft grounding devices, or shaft earthing devices, redirect extraneous electrical current that accumulates on motor shafts away from more sensitive motor components. Motors can act as electromagnetic dynamos, with fast-moving parts creating voltage that is not harnessed for productive use. These currents build up mainly on the motor shaft, but they also circulate throughout the rest of the motor. By properly grounding a motor shaft with a shaft grounding device, the wear on motor bearings and other components is greatly reduced, ensuring that the motor lasts longer and functions more effectively.

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What Are the Key Benefits of Oil Seals?

Posted on March 31, 2022

Oil seals are vital to the daily operation of most factories and a wide range of industrial and commercial equipment. They are available in imperial and metric dimensions for both single- and double-lip design. Motors, Mechanical Hydraulic systems, pistons, and pumps utilize oil seals to protect internal components. Depending on the application, there are various material, size, and configuration options to best fit your needs. Learn more about oil seals, their composition, and the wide range of advantages they offer for your equipment.

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Bearings in the Paper Printing and Converting Industry

Posted on February 11, 2022

Despite more printed products going digital, the paper industry remains a constant. In just the United States, the paper printing and conversion industry is worth $400 million or more. Paper conversion is the procedure in which we convert raw paper materials into the products we use every day. Paper has nearly endless applications in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. To meet this high demand, we need efficient processes and equipment. Technology in the paper conversion industry relies on bearings as they allow companies to achieve precision, accuracy, and uninterrupted performance.

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What to Look For in an Optimal Bearing Provider?

Posted on November 18, 2021

There is a vast array of bearing types and sizes for a good reason: every application has unique needs and specifications, and it’s important to use the right bearings for the job. When you work with a trusted bearing provider, you’ll have a large inventory of roller bearings, ball bearings, contact bearings, and more to choose from, and you’ll have the opportunity to create custom solutions. Your provider should be able to source and distribute your bearings quickly and efficiently, help you make decisions, and offer you the same standard bearing at various price points depending on where it’s being sourced from.

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Topics: bearings, bearing rating, cost-effective

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Use Roller Bearings?

Posted on September 23, 2021

From the simplest home appliance to the most complex industrial equipment, precision engineering is essential for safe, reliable moving parts. Connections must allow unrestricted movement, which is where roller bearings come in. Like ball bearings, roller bearings are meant to minimize friction while managing a load, but instead of having point contact, roller bearings have line contact. This gives them greater shock resistance and capacity, and they come in a variety of shapes, including cylindrical, tapered, spherical, and needle profiles, to suit various applications.

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Topics: roller bearings, bearings

Optimal Bearings for Your Recreational Needs

Posted on July 22, 2021

Manufacturing for the recreation industry requires special considerations. Fishing gear, recreational vehicles, amusement park rides, ski area equipment, and more must be carefully designed and built to last with durable, trustworthy bearings that can withstand extreme conditions such as high impact forces, heavy moisture, and abrasion. At Emerson Bearing, we provide precise, reliable bearings for everything from go-karts to bowling pit setters. Regardless of your needs, we can deliver the right bearing at the right price.

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