Bearing Nomenclature Procedure  Nomenclature is a system of names or terms and the rules for forming these terms. In our field, bearing nomenclature refers to the way in which we’re able to identify bearings by their number. A bearing number is constructed using a basic number and a supplementary code, which denotes bearing specifications including…

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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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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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[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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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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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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PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Bartlett Bearing Company, Inc., a bearing and parts distributor founded in 1951, announced in December the retirement of several longstanding Bartlett employees and welcomed members to its Finance and Sales teams earlier in the year. It is with mixed emotion that Philadelphia-based Bartlett Bearing Company, Inc. announces its longstanding head of Accounting…

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PHILADELPHIA, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bartlett Bearing Company, Inc. announced today that it has completed a major refresh of their brand. Bartlett Bearing was founded in 1951 to provide the highest quality service in bearing distribution for the electro-mechanical repair industry. Today, Bartlett has expanded to six locations and is proud to be an Authorized Distributor for…

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Written by Mike Pulley, originally posted 2/25/2016 – Read the original posting here. A small percentage of bearings achieve their application design life, and in pump and motor applications, bearings are the most susceptible components to premature failure. The cost of a failed pump or motor add up quickly, but end users can take several…

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