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Metal or plastic? – four reasons for polymer bearings

Lars Butenschön | 3. April 2020

There are many requirements at bearing points, and they often go beyond what technical data sheets say. There are often “soft” requirements that are difficult to quantify and arise only later in unforeseen operating conditions. During the design phase, it may turn out, for instance, that lubrication should not be used, that role of weight […]


Why plastic link rollers? Part 1

Bastian Mehr | 3. April 2020

The ravages of time have taken their toll, and you have decided to refine or optimise the application. Or you need to cut costs and save resources. The application has worked for years without any problems. It still does its job. But the time has come to rethink the entire system and optimise it technically. […]


Where are ball bearings used? And what kinds of ball bearings are there?

Patrick Czaja | 2. April 2020

Ball bearings have become indispensable in mechanical engineering. There are various ball bearing designs for which mass and technical composition of the components depend on the specifications of the industrial application. The following list shows the most frequently used ball bearings and where they are used: Deep groove ball bearings according to DIN 625: This […]


Why is thermal management becoming more and more significant for the automobile industry?

Sebastian Bloechl | 2. April 2020

Cosy heating in the winter and an air-conditioned living room in the summer – in addition to such everyday concerns, thermal management plays a decisive role in the automotive industry. In that industry, for instance, it is the engine that meets various scenarios. At first, it needs a temperature rise that is as quick as […]


Shaft corrosion can cause bearing wear – that is not immediately obvious

Uwe Sund | 2. April 2020

Case study There is little doubt that a shaft damaged by corrosion has a negative effect on the bearing point. It is especially obvious that the shaft is damaged when the corrosion is easy to see – and the surface apparently has already disappeared. But appearances can be deceiving. And that leads to a search […]