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Three Major Benefits of Thin Section Bearings (Apart from Saving Space)

by ChrisDecember 21, 2016

It should come as no surprise that thin section bearings are great for their slim size. It’s in their name, after all. The smaller size and outside diameter are definitely huge perks for professionals concerned about weight and space, but they aren’t the only benefits that these small parts can offer for applications. Here are three more huge advantages of thin section bearings.

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SMT Introduces Six New Stainless Steel Bearings Sizes

by ChrisNovember 4, 2016

As a premier bearing supplier, Ritbearing works to provide you with a selection of bearing options for all of your applications. Fortunately for you, our already ample selection is about to get even bigger.

SMT has introduced six new larger sizes into their AISI440C stainless steel bearing series. This means that these new bearing options will be kept in our inventory for quick delivery in addition to all of the other existing sizes. Here are six new sizes from SMT:

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Give us a call at 1-800-431-1980 or contact us online to order your own stainless steel ball bearings or to talk to one of our experts about which bearing solution would be best for your business.

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Reduce Costs with Thin Section Bearings for Compact Space and Minimal Weight Applications

by ChrisOctober 25, 2016

Not all applications require standard ball bearings. When you’re faced with applications that require compact design and minimal weight, thin section bearings are designed to save space, decrease overall weight, dramatically reduce friction, and provide excellent running accuracy. Special features of thin section bearings allow you to reduce the total cost of a system by allowing more room for design efficiency over standard bearing sizes, without compromising performance, durability, or lifespan.

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Why Stainless Steel is Great for Bearings

by ChrisOctober 18, 2016

When you’re considering bearings that will increase the life of your project, consider the proven qualities of stainless steel bearings. Stainless steel is an excellent choice for a wide range of industrial applications, particularly food and beverage processing and medical applications. When measured against other materials, stainless steel provides higher resistance to corrosion and chemicals, superior hardness, lower noise and vibration levels, and extended service life. This reduces your maintenance costs and equipment downtime.

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Three Industries That Can Benefit from Spherical Roller Bearings

by ChrisOctober 11, 2016

If you’re an engineer in the continuous casting, material handling, or oil & gas industries, you know the bearings you choose must be able to handle extreme conditions, keep your equipment as productive as possible, and deliver optimal performance.

Spherical roller bearings can withstand the most demanding conditions and applications where severe misalignment exists, whether from mounting or shaft deflection. They are self-aligning in the outer ring based upon the curvature of the raceway and rolling element, allowing full capacity loading despite shaft deflection.

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The Differences Between Axial and Radial Bearing Loads

by ChrisOctober 4, 2016

Today’s bearings 101 lesson: Understanding the difference between radial and axial bearing loads. As you know, the purpose of bearings is to enable rotational or linear movement while reducing friction in metal-on-metal contact. The makeup of a bearing is relatively simple: a ball with internal and external smooth metal surfaces to aid in rolling. The ball itself carries the weight of the load, which drives the bearing’s rotation. By bearing the load, these balls allow devices to spin freely and smoothly.

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Three Benefits of Needle Roller Bearings

by ChrisSeptember 27, 2016

It’s not always easy to find the best bearing option for your application. With several different types of bearing styles out in the market, the number of options can be a bit overwhelming if you’re not dead set on a specific option.

Needle roller bearings are one of those potential options. However, you may not consider it without know some of the benefits that they provide. Here are three features of needle roller bearings that might make them the right choice for what you need.

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Housing Options for Bearing Inserts

by ChrisSeptember 20, 2016

Not all applications are created equal. Different applications will call for a variety of solutions. When it comes to bearings, some applications may be better suited for mounted housings with bearing inserts. Here are some mounted housing options for your applications.

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Capper Bearings

by ChrisSeptember 13, 2016

A bottle isn’t quite as useful if it can’t be closed. Bottle caps are an easy way to seal beverages, but companies aren’t going to have an employee individually seal each and every bottle by hand. That’s where technology comes into play.

Capping machines are an easy, efficient solution for the bottling industry. At least, they are when they can run efficiently. Every good capping solution comes with a good capping bearing. Here’s how quality capper bearings benefit the bottling industry.

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The Bearing Glossary: The End of the Alphabet

by ChrisSeptember 6, 2016

After 11 installments, we’ve come to the end of our bearing glossary series. This time around, we’re covering letters “U” through “Z.” There may not be quite as many overall words that start with letters at the end of the alphabet, but there are still a few useful bearing terms that it can help to know.

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