Bartlett Bearing Opens 7th Location

Bartlett Bearing Company, Inc., an independent authorized bearing distributor, announces the Q2 opening of its seventh location in Las Vegas, Nevada. Strategically located, the new, fully-stocked warehouse will streamline the company’s distribution network, resulting in faster and more efficient service for our valued clients nationwide. “We are excited for the opportunity to further expand into…

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Bartlett Bearing Expands Alabama Warehouse

Bartlett bearing expands alabama warehouse

[Philadelphia, PA, September 19, 2023] Bartlett Bearing Company, Inc., an independent authorized bearing distributor, is proud to announce the expansion of its Pelham, Alabama location. Originally opened in 2007, this will be the location’s first expansion boasting an additional 5,000 square feet of warehouse and office space. The expansion will help the Pelham office adapt…

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Understanding Internal Clearance

Understanding Internal Clearance

Bearings are designed with a specific internal clearance that measures the space between the rings and the rolling elements. This clearance enables smooth rotation of the rolling elements, compensates for thermal expansion, and ensures optimal load distribution. It is crucial to choose the correct internal clearance as it directly influences noise, vibration, heat, and fatigue…

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How to Identify Bearing Damage

how to identify bearing damage

Bearing Damage & Failure Analysis In most applications, bearings outlive the equipment in which they’re installed. Only some fail, so the question is: why? While this is a common question, it is not always easy to answer. There are many factors that contribute to bearing damage and, ultimately, failure. When a problem within the machinery…

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Understanding Bearing Life

understanding bearing life

Understanding & Achieving Longer Bearing Life At Bartlett Bearing Company, our associates frequently field questions from our customer base asking for a bearing with a specific life rating of “X” amount of hours or revolutions. This is often a very difficult question to answer unless all the required application details are provided. But even then,…

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Protecting Against Electrical Discharge Damage

protecting against electrical discharge damage

Why AEGIS grounding rings are a proven choice to remediate stray shaft currents   If you’ve ever noticed pits and grooves on your damaged bearings, it was likely caused by electrical discharge. Commonly found in motors driven by Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), the pulses that operate these motors often result in unbalanced voltages that can accumulate…

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Bartlett Bearing Debuts New Company Brochure

bartlett bearing

[Philadelphia, PA, July 6, 2022] Bartlett Bearing Company, Inc., an independent authorized distributor of bearings and accessories headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, debuted their new company brochure at this year’s EASA Convention in St. Louis. The 20-page full-color brochure marks the company’s recent brand update with a sleek new design, the first printed version since 2014.…

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Bearing Heaters: Uses, Types, and Accessories

bearing heaters uses, types, & accessories

Heating bearings help to facilitate mounting without the use of excessive force by slightly expanding the bearing. There are several ways to traditionally heat a bearing or related components for mounting processes including ovens, oil baths, and blow torches, but the safest and most environmentally friendly process is done through use of a bearing heater.…

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Importance of Grease & Lubrication for Bearing Maintenance

importance of grease & lubrication for bearing maintenance

Purpose of Bearing Lubrication for Maintenance & Functionality Lubrication plays an important role in both the mechanical operation and the longevity of your bearings. While there are many factors associated with bearings failure, improper, contaminated or lack of lubrication is attributed to over 50% of such instances. In the correct applications (over lubrication is also…

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