Benefits of Sintered Components in Customised Bearing Requirements
August 21, 2017
When a shrewd bearing manufacturer takes advantage of sintered components, new product lines gain tailor-designed features and functions. To put it another way, customised bearing requirements are readily expedited when that manufacturer embraces sintering technology. First of all, even the most professionally equipped machine shop uses a subtractive process to fabricate its mechanical bearings. Sintered […]
How Do Self Lubricated Bearings Work?
July 28, 2017
Self-lubricated bearings ceaselessly counteract sliding element friction. That’s because, unlike their high-maintenance counterparts, this self-sufficient bearing type doesn’t require a supplementary oil feed system. Instead, the all-important lubricant, the oily stuff that produces a thin film around the bearing parts, is part of the machine component. Granted, the advantages of this friction-diminishing arrangement are many. […]
What is a Self-Aligning Bearing?
July 18, 2017
Self-aligning bearings function as automatic imbalance compensators when ailing shafts deviate from their angular norm. Granted, the device looks much like a standard bearing. There are rings, rolling elements, and an empty middle section for a shaft. A closer look, though, reveals a curved inner surface on the outer ring, plus two sets of ball […]
All about K-Couplings
June 30, 2017
Technical terms always cause a raised eyebrow while you try to decipher the term. K-Couplings are no exception, so let’s lay down a definition that explains this engineering term. Essentially, this shaft coupling is designed as a drive chain compensation mechanism. In other words, if there’s a misalignment error between two powered shafts, a flexible […]
Sintered Metal Filters and Silencers
June 16, 2017
Compacted powder metal filters and silencers are manufactured as all metal products. There are no fallible moving parts or different materials to fabricate, no peculiar flow models to predict. In lieu of a multi-component architecture, a single porous metal part filters numerous fluids mediums. Made from bronze, from copper-nickel and stainless steel, poriferous sintered strainers […]