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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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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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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Obtain Maximum Bearing Life & Performance

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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