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Edge load in practice – why recommended surface pressure is often misleading

Lars Butenschön | 24. March 2020

It is not infrequent that plain bearings in various applications abruptly transform into piles of debris. There is the dumper whose bearings give up the ghost with a dramatic crunch and the doors that first squeak and then settle. And when that happens, users, sales consultants, and designers stand there and wonder what made it […]


From prototype to volume production: how to choose the right method

Lars Butenschön | 23. March 2020

A variety of tools has been available for creating plastic components and parts since before the breakthrough of additive manufacturing processes such as laser sintering and 3D printing. But now there is scarcely any limit to the imagination. The only problem is that, thanks to 3D printing, dreams of plastic are facing a rude awakening. It […]


Three key technical indicators that should always be considered during bearing selection

Lars Butenschön | 19. March 2020

Only one short work step left … and then it happens. The device refuses to work. The knee lever seizes, and the machine performs an emergency stop. The user has just one concern: “How long does the service technician need?” “Why can’t this piece of junk keep it together until I’m done with this urgent […]


This is how you protect shafts from wear and corrosion

Lars Butenschön | 12. March 2020

And again the working platform cracks, squeaks and crunches when the hydraulics are actuated. If noise is generated during operation or the device even jams, it is often already too late. Once you (or the appointed service technician) have located and dismantled the bearing, it often flashes and shines at you. Something like that! A […]


Which sealing variants are available for ball bearings?

Marco Thull | 20. December 2019

Many metallic rolling bearings are available as a sealed version The sealing is usually absolutely necessary for metallic ball bearings as otherwise dirt can get into the ball running surfaces, mix with the lubricant and thus block the rolling of the bearing. Metallic bearings must be protected Metallic ball bearings are also available in an […]