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How to Choose a Pillow Block Housing

When shopping for housings for ball bearings, you may come across pillow block housings. Also known as plummer block housings, they consist of a pedestal assembly with a central ring. You can use a pillow block housing by mounting the … Read More




Roller vs Ball Bearing Drawer Slides: What’s the Difference?

You can’t build drawers without slides. Also known as drawer runners, drawer slides are rail-based components that allow drawers to pull out from the furniture or objects with which they are used. Drawers will glide or “slide” along the drawer … Read More




Bearing Creep: What You Need to Know

When using bearings to protect moving parts from friction-related damage, you should be conscious of creep. Bearings can fail. One of the most common forms of bearing failure is creep. If left unchecked, it can shorten the lifespan of bearings … Read More




5 Common Types of Bearings

Bearings are often found in machines. As their name suggests, they are designed to “bear” the weight or force of a part. Machines often have multiple moving parts. Bearings can restrain the motion of these parts while also reducing friction … Read More




Radial vs Thrust Bearings: What’s the Difference?

Bearings are found in a variety of machinery and equipment parts. Consisting of a cage, inner race, outer race and a set of balls, they are designed to reduce friction. Bearings literally “bear” the force of a part as the … Read More





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