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Shafts

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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Self-aligning ball bearing made of polymer

Patrick Czaja | 4. May 2021

Self-aligning ball bearings (DIN 630) are double-row rolling bearings, consisting of an inner ring with a common ball raceway and an outer ring characterised by a hollow spherical design. Due to the hollow shape of the outer ring and the resulting angular mobility, self-aligning ball bearings are used in applications with larger misalignments, shaft deflections […]

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Shaft coating: nitride or galvanise?

Lars Butenschön | 30. April 2020

The number of plain bearing solutions is virtually infinite, and there are no fewer designs of suitable – and unsuitable – shaft materials. In fact, different shaft materials and their coatings can create completely different wear patterns for the same plain bearing. This blog entry will deal with two frequently used shaft coatings and consider […]

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With which shafts do polymer plain bearings work best?

Jan Michels | 15. April 2020

Many different shaft materials are used in the packaging, food and beverage industries. If a cost-effective solution is required, steel shafts are of interest. If light weight is important, aluminium shafts are used. If the application takes place in a humid environment or aggressive cleaning with chemicals, the corrosion resistance of the shaft is important. […]

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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 […]

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