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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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Plain bearings under water: What you should bear in mind

Lars Butenschön | 26. October 2021

Underwater use presents some special challenges for machines in general and for bearing arrangements in particular. The main problem is obvious. The water – but also other liquids – affects the bearing points in various ways. In this blog post you will find out what these are and what you need to bear in mind […]

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Plastic ball transfer units provide the necessary order in the van

Patrick Czaja | 21. October 2021

The cargo area of a van or a commercial vehicle in general offers a lot of space. Craftsmen in particular need enormous storage space for the equipment, which is essential for the trips undertaken for the jobs. Therefore, organisation and efficient use of storage space is essential. In Japanese, the so-called 5S method is already […]

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