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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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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