Tapered roller bearings can take both large axial forces, and radial forces due to their cup and cone design. The inner and outer races are separable and shaped like a cone; the rollers also have a taper. This tapered design distributes the weight and results in a bearing capable of handling relatively high loads. The larger the half angles of these cones the larger the axial force that the bearing can sustain. The outer race is called the cup and the non-separable inner race and rollers are called the cone. Internal clearance is created during installation by the position of the cone in relation to the cup...more »
Industrial lubricants are oils, greases and other substances designed to reduce friction, binding or wear. Specialized characteristics may enhance thermal conduction or reduce electrical resistivity. Other industrial lubricants can provide sealing against moisture. Industrial lubricants are available in many forms such as low viscosity oils..more »
Lightning Lube Technology is specially designed to form a molecular bond with all moving metal parts within any application. Use it to reduce friction, improve performance, decrease wear and extend life. Lightning Lube can be used when installing new bearings and components or to preserve your existing bearings and components..more »
Q: I am going through a lot of clutch bell bearings, what can you recommend to get longer life?
A: The clutch bell is a constant source of problems due to excessive heat buildup. The heat levels cause the steel balls to expand and subjects the retainer to a tremendous amount of stress, as a result the bearings fail prematurely. The best solution is to use a bearing with a ball that will not expand and to do away with the retainer altogether. We offer 4 different RC Car & Truck Clutch Bell Bearing Kits.