Installation techniques and tips for choosing the best material grade.
Bearings are small parts of pump systems that play a critical role. They bear the load of the pump, allowing rotation. They must be properly lubricated and temperatures monitored to prevent failure. These articles explain the causes of bearing failure and how to prevent them - thus protecting overall system life.
Bearing seals and isolators can eliminate leaks and contaminants
These bearings use sliding motion and a thin film of oil to provide theoretically infinite life.
Quantifying the benefits of modifications.
Calculate and optimize clearance to lower vibration and running noise.
Find out which bearings are good candidates for this maintenance strategy.
Learn the ins and outs of these rotating machinery components.
Seal failure is often a symptom of an underlying problem within the pump.
New technology can decrease heat and skidding.
Look out for these common pitfalls, and don’t assume that a lubrication leak means a seal failure.
End users can request a prototype sample to test the thermoplastic’s suitability in a given application.
Externally pressurized porous gas bearings are being applied in seal applications for rotating equipment.
Lower coupling restoring forces can increase bearing and seal life.
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If the old saying “Build something better and people will buy it” is correct, then a new bearing housing design will be of interest to those focused on reliability.
Alternative bearing options can enhance reliability and increase energy efficiency.
One unique design transmits torque across the disc pack assemblies purely by friction, helping to prevent issues associated with stress concentration, backlash and chatter.
End users must understand the conditions that lead to early bearing failure to choose the best technology for their needs.
If power is interrupted, lubrication continues without causing major problems to pump bearings.