Emerson Bearing Blog

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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Bearings in the Food Processing & Packaging Industry

Posted on May 13, 2021

Many industries focus on food. For example, the agricultural industry handles growing, harvesting, and preparing fruits and vegetables for distribution, while the foodservice industry handles preparing and serving meals at restaurants. Both of these industries are distinct from the food processing and packaging industry, which deals with food after it has been processed by the agricultural facilities but before it is distributed to foodservice facilities. Basically, any food that enters a production facility is within the domain of the food processing and packaging industry.

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Topics: Food processing and packaging

Solid Lubricant vs. Oil Lubricant - What’s the Difference

Posted on March 30, 2021

Constant friction within bearings creates heat. Over time, this will deteriorate the bearing, significantly shortening its life. Bearing lubrication plays a vital role in separating the moving parts, minimizing friction and preventing ongoing wear and tear. As such, bearing lubrication is one of the most important aspects in maintaining and prolonging the life of the bearing. Lubricants also serve to reduce corrosion and protect against contaminants that would otherwise damage the bearings. By including inspection and regular lubrication in bearing maintenance, it is possible to improve the functionality and reliability of every bearing, reducing the risk of corrosion-based failures.

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Common Causes of Bearing Failure and How to Avoid Them

Posted on February 25, 2021

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.

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5 Features of Ball Screw Support Bearings for Machine Tool Applications

Posted on December 15, 2020

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.

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Topics: emerson bearing, bearings


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