Bearings are an essential part of any industrial facility, and one that can easily be done wrong. The mission-critical role that they play in a manufacturing facility merely compounds their importance to manufacturers and distributors alike.
Know What You Need
Dave Shephard, U.S. Sales Manager for Amcan Bearing USA, Inc., says the basics of bearings start with knowing what you need. “Using the correct bearing is important,” Shephard says, “Replacement of bearings with the same style and size as originally designed will ensure machinery functions properly.” In this way, the end user is able to maximize productivity and avoid premature machinery failure at the fault of the bearing. Different materials have different applications. “For example, using a steel bearing in salt water will result in a premature failure, where a chemically inert material like ceramic would be far more appropriate,” says Jason Flanzbaum, Vice President of ecommerce and Marketing for Boca Bearing.. Learn More »