Emerson Bearing Blog
Bearings play a critical role in many industrial devices and equipment. While bearing failure is unavoidable, it is possible to minimize the negative impact of failure on company operations. The key is understanding what causes a bearing to fail and how to prevent it from causing premature failure.
Modern machine tools are used to shape parts from wood, ceramic, metal, and other materials into a desired shape or form. For optimal accuracy and reliability, machining equipment requires high quality precision bearings, such as ball screw support bearings. Known for their durability and long lifespan, ball screw support bearings offer superior axial strength and the ability to tolerate high thrust loads without sacrificing accuracy, making them well-suited for high performance actuators.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.