How to secure bearings properly – Part 2: axial securing

Lars Butenschön | 27. November 2018

In part one of my series “How to secure bearings properly”, we learned how and why bearings move in their mounting holes and what we can do against it. If press-fit is not enough or not available in order to keep a bearing in place, you can do so by changing it´s shape. In this […]

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Finding the right bearing: 7 essential criteria

Lars Butenschön | 4. January 2019

The various influences that affect the lifespan of a plain bearing are relatively trivial. It´s easy to imagine that a truckload of fine dust is rather less helpful for a long bearing life. Also, that 500 ° C ambient temperature can cause difficulty in choosing the right lubricant, results in few raised eyebrows. And yet, often times […]

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Plastic bearings for high loads? What does high load actually mean?

Lars Butenschön | 4. December 2018

There is a saying among german conservative engineers going like this: “Wer Kunststoff kennt, nimmt Stahl”. “Those familiar with plastics use steel instead”. To be honest I didn’t hear this in quite a while now. But it´s still in the heads of many engineers. Even if they don´t know a word of german. In the […]

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How to secure bearings properly – Part 3: Anti-rotation features

Lars Butenschön | 27. November 2018

In episode two of this series, I showed you some options of how to secure bearings axially to keep them from moving out of housing holes. In this episode, I want to show you how to make an easy anti-rotation feature and why you would need one in the first place. Why would you need […]

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Latest news

RL-D different versions, pricing

Martin Raak | 18. August 2015

We have defined 3 different quality standards for our robolink D joints and I want to explain the background of this issue. The 3 qualities are: “low cost”, “standard”, “high end” The main performance differences are stiffness, friction, precision (reverse play) and on the other hand cost. For size -20 and -30, the price difference between […]

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Vice World Champion and more

Martin Raak | 23. July 2015

After an exciting 2:1 win in the semifinal against the Nao-Team HTWK from Leipzig, we had to play the final against the current world champion UNSW Australia from Sidney. It was a really high-class game in which UNSW was the slightly better team and eventually won 3:1. In addition to the main competition, we participated […]

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Finals

hjansen | 21. July 2015

After a really successful group stage, in which we became 1st in our group with four wins and a total score of 31:0, the quarterfinal against team Cerberus from Istanbul as well as – hopefully – the semifinal will be played on Tuesday.

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Preliminary Round

hjansen | 20. July 2015

We are currently playing games in the preliminary round. We won our first two games against the HULKs (TU Hamburg Harburg) and the UPennalizers (University of Pennsylvania) both by 8:0. However, there are still many things that need to be improved. On Monday, we will play two more games against TJArk (Tongji University, China) und […]

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