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Calculate surface pressure for plain bearings – this is how it works!

Lars Butenschön | 4. June 2020

One of the most important parameters for determining the correct plain bearing is the surface pressure that occurs in the respective application. Without them, one can actually only roughly estimate (sounds more technical than “guessing”) whether the plain bearing in question is suitable. As a matter of course, literature and the technical documentation of the […]


Plain bearings for bicycle pedals – the advantages of polymer

Alexander Muzicenko | 24. April 2020

The bicycle is still very popular as a means of transportation. But whether the bike in question is a lifestyle product or a racing machine, the quality challenges for each component are great. Many technical components have profound effects on quality. There are shock absorbers and gear and brake components, of course, but bicycle pedals […]


What is an inner jacket?

Max Herrmann | 1. April 2020

The structure of a cable is very complex and, like many other issues, difficult to describe in a few sentences. The fundamental requirement of a cable is that it be as durable as possible. Today, we will look at the inner jacket’s contribution to meeting this requirement. It is an important component of a cable. […]


Reduce costs in vending machine construction with reliable components

Andrej Schmidt | 31. March 2020

A vending machine may only cost a little, but must meet a high quality standard. How can costs be reduced without worsening or even improving quality?


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 […]