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Wing Pulleys

Martin Sprocket & Gear Manufactures the Industry’s Strongest Wing Pulleys

8/29/17

When Bearing Service's customers are looking for durable, long-lasting wing pulleys, we always encourage them to take a look at Martin Sprocket & Gear. Utilizing a different construction method, Martin is able to make lighter, more rugged pulleys that are able to withstand a wide range of manufacturing conditions. Helping to avoid failure modes, they are built with 4" welds on both sides of the wings, creating a more durable core that is certain to stand up to extremely harsh, tough conditions.

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Power Transmission Products

Work With the Most Versatile Distributor of Bearings and Power Transmission Products

6/26/17

If you've been looking for a reliable, proven distributor of your operation's essential bearings and power transmission products, we can assure you that you're in the right place! Bearing Service has been a leading provider of power transmission products for over a half century. With experience serving a wide range of industries, we are able to call upon the market's leading manufacturers, from Alemite and Kaydon to Loctite and Lubriko. No matter what your needs are – or your application – we're certain that our versatility can strengthen your operation and, more importantly, give you the dependability that you need to operate confidently.

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Bearing Repair

Get Answers to Common Questions about Bearing Repair from Bearing Service

5/22/17

The team at Bearing Service is committed to providing our customers with top notch service, whether we're sourcing new power transmission products, offering bearing repair services, or anything in between. With this goal in mind, our staff is among the most highly trained, educated, and experienced in the industry. When it comes to answering questions about your specific needs and applications, we're confident that they can rise to the challenge. In today's post, we're going to look at a few common questions and, more importantly, provide answers to those questions.

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bearing failure chart

Bearing Failures and Causes

5/18/17

No matter how diligent we are with maintaining our machinery, there's always a chance for component failures.

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Variable Frequency Drives

For Food, Beverage, and Meat Processing Applications, Choose Baldor’s Quantis E-Z Kleen Gearmotors

4/20/17

Earlier this year, Baldor – one of Bearing Service's leading vendors – announced the release of new gearmotors designed to more efficiently address the needs of the food, beverage, and meat processing industries. The E-Z Kleen Gearmotors are designed to offer durability, dependability, and the best washdown protection on the market. With a smooth, round motor frame that allows for fast, easy cleaning, as well as a 3-year factory warranty, the company's new gearmotors are certain to provide businesses with the peace of mind that they need to run their operations confidently.

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Ball Bearings

Regal Power Transmission Solutions Redesigns Its Large Bore, Line Mounted Ball Bearing

3/27/17

Regal Power Transmission Solutions, a part of Regal Beloit Corporation, recently announced that it had completed a full redesign of its SealMaster Large Bore Performance Gold Line Mounted Ball Bearing. Presented as a way to save time, reduce costs, and improve performance, the SealMaster line's features are available in several shaft sizes – 2 7/16" and 2 11/16" – and allow for easier maintenance by allowing for faster, more efficient bearing removal.

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Roller Bearings

Altra Industrial Motion Offers Webinar Series on Key Products

2/28/17

While many manufacturers are content to provide thorough product descriptions, application information, and spec sheets, Altra Industrial Motion – one of Bearing Services' manufacturers – goes one step further. Understanding that complete knowledge empowers users and allows them to get the most from their products – not to mention allows them to make informed purchases – they have created a series of webinars detailing their most popular products.

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Training

The Importance of Sourcing from a Supplier Committed to Innovation and Customer Service

1/30/17

Since 1943, Bearing Service has dedicated itself to superior customer service, innovating within our product lines, and cultivating long-term relationships. Carrying products from over 300 of the world's leading manufacturers, including Rexnord, Timken, NTN, Schaeffler, and SKF, we have the ability to source a wide range of bearings, seals, and power transmission and linear motion products. With four branch locations that serve our customer base in Michigan, the United States, and the world, our staff is tasked with ensuring that every customer – with every order – is afforded the absolute best customer service possible.

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Tapered Roller Bearings

Timken Updates its Catalog and Expands its Product Lines for the New Year

12/28/16

Earlier this month, Timken – one of Bearing Service's manufacturers – announced the release of new catalogs for several of their core products. The new catalogs, which include updated offerings for housed units, seals, and tapered ball bearings, have also undergone an important evolution: they are now available on mobile devices. Allowing quick access, Timken's mobile app is downloadable from the company's website and affords customers the ability to swiftly locate, identify and learn more about essential products.

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Chain Couplings

Regal Power Transmission Solutions Announces New High Performance Disc Couplings

11/1/16

Recently, Regal Power Transmission Solutions released a new series of high performance disc couplings. Part of the Kop-Flex line, they offer reduced weight and a design that meets the requirements of turbomachinery equipment. Originally displayed at the Turbomachinery Show, the couplings boast up to 30% lighter weight and optimized engineering that reduces the amount of stress within the couplings during operation.

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Engineered Chain

U.S. Tsubaki Releases “Next Generation of Cable Carriers” Catalog

9/29/16

Earlier this year, U.S. Tsubaki, one the Bearing Service's trusted manufacturers, released their "Next Generation of Cable Carriers" catalog. Covering the company's broad offering of cable carriers, it includes the QuickTrax, EasyTrax, Uniflex and TKA series of products. Offering a wealth of detail about these high-quality carriers, the Tsubaki catalog provides in-depth information about their products' cost-efficiency, benefits and versatility. In this post, we're going to take a closer look at U.S. Tsubaki's new catalog and, more importantly, discuss how they can help your business.

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Sprockets

Martin Sprocket Introduces MPC Synchronous Sprockets

9/2/16

Constantly seeking to provide their clients with ways to lower their costs and increase efficiency, Martin Sprocket has recently introduced a new line of MPC Synchronous Sprockets for positive drive systems. Utilized in a range of applications, including those that require carrying more horsepower or torque, those wishing to increase usable floor space and those requiring post-use wash-downs, synchronous drives are a mainstay in the industry for their added energy efficiency. In this post, we're going to take a closer look at these new sprockets and, more importantly, discuss how they can benefit your operation.

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Alemite Grease Gun

Alemite’s New Lithium-Ion Grease Gun Increases Efficiency and Reduces Waste

8/10/16

Recently, one of the manufacturers that Bearing Service works closely with introduced a new product: a 20 volt, lithium-ion powered grease gun that aims to increase efficiency and reduce waste in equipment maintenance applications. The gun, dubbed the Model 596, offers built-in intelligence, communicated via an innovative LCD display and protected by an impact-resistant lens and bezel.

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Electric Motors

Baldor Electric Chosen by Readers of Control Magazine as Top Pick in Electric Motors

7/13/16

Since 2012, Baldor Electric has had the honor of being a top pick in Control Magazine's electric motors category. Chosen by the magazine's readers, this year is no different: once again, Baldor has been selected by readers as one of the industry's most reliable – and trustworthy – suppliers of electric motors. Now four years running, this honor is one that Baldor doesn't take lightly and one that they are proud to achieve, year after year.

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Roller Bearings

How to Improve Bearing Life with Timken TDI Mainshaft Roller Bearings

6/22/16

Long bearing life is essential to the performance and long-term cost-effectiveness of equipment. This statement is especially true in the case of wind turbines. With constant, repetitive motion inherent to the application, extending bearing life has a direct correlation to decreasing maintenance frequency and, as a result, reducing costs. To assist in this endeavor, one of the manufacturers that Bearing Service works with, Timken, has developed new bearings that reduce axial thrust into the gearbox by 67%, resulting in a marked improvement in component life. Additionally, the TDI Roller Bearings offer a number of additional benefits...

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Ball Bearings

Michigan’s Own Kaydon Bearings Celebrates Their 75th Anniversary

6/8/16

Last month, Kaydon Bearings – located in Muskegon, Michigan – celebrated their 75th anniversary. A global affair, the company organized events in their hometown, as well as several far-reaching celebrations in South Carolina, Ohio, China, Mexico and Brazil. As a valued provider of cross rollers, airframe control bearings, ball bearings and precision bearings, Bearing Service has come to rely on Kaydon largely because of their ongoing commitment to quality, swift turnaround times and superior customer service.

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Tapered Roller Bearings

The Timken Company Selected as One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

5/19/16

Recently, one of Bearing Service's manufacturers, The Timken Company, was selected – for the sixth time! – as one of the world's most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute. One of 131 companies to share this honor, the selection is reserved for companies that "promote ethical business standards and align principle with action."

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Ball Bearings

Massive Energy Savings Achieved With Thomson PC Series Actuators

5/4/16

A recent press release from one of Bearing Service's leading partners, Thomson, has announced a shocking figure: Thomson's customers have experienced 89% energy savings by switching from pneumatic actuators to the company's electric PC Series actuators. This announcement comes after the company worked with Raaco International, a manufacturer of space-saving storage systems, to improve their plastic welding and injection molding systems.

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Bearing Repair

Schaeffler Ranked Second Most Innovative Company in Germany

4/1/16

Schaeffler, one of Bearing Service's top manufacturers, has been named the second most innovative company in Germany for the second year. Having filed more than 2,300 patent registrations in 2015, Schaeffler's position as one of the top innovators in the industry has, once again, been confirmed by Germany's Patent and Trademark Office.

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Bearing Repair

Rexnord Unveils New Centrik-Lok Collar for ER Style Ball Bearing Applications

2/26/16

One of our Bearing Service's trusted manufacturers, Rexnord, has recently released a newly-designed, single-piece Centrik-Lok Collar that is compatible with all of its Link-Belt ER Style Ball Bearings. Smaller and more versatile, the new bearings are being marketed to a larger market than previous iterations, as they are designed to be used in a wider range of applications.

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Industrial Bearing Service

SKF to Livestream the Construction of the World’s Most Powerful Bearing Test Center

2/2/16

SKF, one of Bearing Service most valued manufacturers – and one of the world's leading technology providers since 1907 – recently announced their intention to construct the world's most powerful bearing test centers. Located in Schweinfurt, Germany, this massive project is projected to cost over $40 million and the facility will span nearly 2 square miles.

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Titan Series Chains

U.S. Tsubaki Announces the Release of Longer Life Titan Series Chains

12/17/15

One of Bearing Service’s most reliable manufacturers, U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC, recently announced the addition of a new product, Titan Series Chain, to its current Roller Chain line. Utilizing all of the traditional elements of Tsubaki’s standard ANSI chain and including new features specially developed by the company’s research department, the Titan Series chains have been engineered to increase the lifespan of roller chains in high speed and harsh applications.

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RBI Bearing

RBI Bearing Celebrates 25 Years in Business

12/11/15

This year, RBI Bearing, one of Bearing Service's most valued manufacturers, is celebrating its 25th year in business. From the company's early beginnings as a bearing broker to one of the world's largest manufacturers of bearings, castings and precision machined parts, RBI Bearing has certainly earned a little time to celebrate.

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