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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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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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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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Alternatives to bearings with lubrication groove

Lars Butenschön | 17. September 2021

Lubrication grooves perform an important task in metallic bearings. The lubricant reaches the bearing point between the bearing and the shaft directly through them. The lubricant protects the shaft and bearing against dirt and moisture and ensures low coefficients of friction. Disadvantages: On the one hand, a bearing with a lubrication groove is quite complex […]

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Is there a poor press fit due to anti-corrosion agent?

Lars Butenschön | 9. September 2021

Bearing damage can often be traced back to an insufficient press fit. In addition to inadequate lubrication or incorrect design, bearing bushings that are insufficiently located in the bearing position are among the most frequent causes of premature failures. There are many reasons for insufficient press fit. But did you know that anti-corrosion agents are […]

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