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Plain Bearings

Plastic ball bearings provide visibility at night

Patrick Czaja | 11. January 2022

Night vision devices are mostly associated with types of binoculars that enable as well as enhance visual perception in the dark. They are used by the military or police, security services, but especially by hunters or naturalists. It doesn’t always have to be the familiar binocular shape. Developers always adapt to the different environments so […]

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Plain bearings for high speeds? Where are the limits?

Lars Butenschön | 10. December 2021

“Plain bearings are particularly suitable for high loads at low speeds.” This, or something similar, is what many technical books, guides, and also advertising texts say. There are two things about this statement that are not particularly helpful in practice. This blog post will analyse this statement and the conditions under which certain types of […]

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How high temperatures affect plastic plain bearings

Lars Butenschön | 26. November 2021

“What temperatures can they handle?” is certainly one of the most frequent questions I have been asked at trade fairs. (Remember trade fairs? With handshakes and everything?) The only questions more common were “How long does it last?” and of course “Do you have a business card?”. But back to the subject of high temperatures […]

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Correctly select piston rings

Lars Butenschön | 12. November 2021

As with most machine components, the devil is in the details when it comes to choosing the right piston ring. For one thing, it depends on details such as slot design and fixing groove depth and width. For another, the material plays an important role and affects installation tolerances in its turn. You can find […]

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How do I mount ball bearings?

Patrick Czaja | 29. October 2021

If the metal ball bearing is a fixed or floating bearing, the outer and/or inner ring are firmly connected to the shaft or housing. The easiest way to mount this type of bearing is to press it into place. However, certain tolerances are necessary in the dimensions for the shaft and housing. In general, it […]

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