Why is normal clearance no longer the "normal"?

April 23, 2018 by Dario Rodriguez

Bearing internal clearance is defined as the total distance through which one bearing ring can be moved relative to the other in the radial direction (radial internal clearance) or in the axial direction (axial internal clearance). Among others, single row ball bearings, double row self-aligning ball bearings, single or double row cylindrical roller bearings, spherical roller bearings and CARB bearings all have a defined internal clearance.[…]

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Delivering Greater Reliability and Achieving Higher Performance in the Chemical Industry

April 19, 2018 by SLS


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Choosing the Right Bearing Is Not Just About Calculating Its Theoretical Life

March 09, 2018 by Dario Rodriguez

Machine design engineers and maintenance engineers have to deal with bearings in their rotating machines at different stages, first for the selection and later for maintenance and troubleshooting. The main criteria for selecting the bearing have been the calculation of bearing life according to the ISO 281 basic rating life formula: […]

categories: Bearing Maintenance

SLS Failure Analysis Case Studies

February 06, 2018 by SLS

SLS has failure analysis capabilities that identify root causes of failures to improve future performance and solve problems.[…]

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The Industrial Sector- A Digital Perspective in 2018

January 16, 2018 by Sabrina Quek

The Digital Epoch The introduction of the Internet has opened us up to an entirely new realm- the digital sphere. This revolution has forever changed the way the world works and the proliferation of the digital wave is undeniable. According to the Global Outlook Report by[…]

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These Are The 5 Things You Should Not Do To Your Bearings

November 21, 2017 by SLS

Taking care of your bearings in a proper manner is an important process to increase their lifespan and enhance bearings performance. Often times when bearings are mishandled, it will lead to premature failure.[…]

categories: Bearing Maintenance

Choosing the Right Grease for Your Bearings

October 25, 2017 by SLS

Improper lubrication is the largest cause of premature bearing failure, and even the very best bearing succumbs to the inevitable consequence when it is lubricated incorrectly. Grease is considered to be the fundamental component of the bearing, housing and sealing, therefore choosing the right bearing grease is an essential step to ensure high reliability and optimum operating life.[…]

3 Things You Think You Know About Stainless Steel That Are Probably Wrong

October 04, 2017 by Sabrina Quek

Stainless steel is perhaps one of the most versatile metals used by a wide range of industries and products as it has unique properties that can be used in many applications. When it comes to stainless steel, we noticed there have been a few misconception about its properties and we have decided to work out some of the answers for you![…]

categories: Bearings, stainless steel

You Can Prevent These Premature Bearing Failures

September 26, 2017 by SLS

Premature bearing failure is the single biggest issue faced by many industries during the operation of their machinery and equipment. These early breakdowns pose a headache to many, as it leads to an increase in machine downtime, and ultimately resulting in an overall loss in the cost of operation. But in fact, most of these failures can be easily prevented by adopting best practices for bearings maintenance. According to SKF, there are 4 factors that contribute to these untimely breakdowns:[…]

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Protect your Investment against Counterfeit Products

September 13, 2017 by SLS

Counterfeit Products- A Global Problem When we hear the word “counterfeit”, most of us would think about clothing, handbags, sport shoes and so on. These unauthorized replicas of these real products are indeed prevalent. In fact, counterfeit products are present in almost every market and it is increasingly becoming a global concern. Similarly, manufacturers are facing the same problems in the mechanical component industry, especially bearings.[…]

categories: Bearings