Bearing Maintenance

Bearing Maintenance and Installation, Power Transmission Basics, and Other Training Programs


Bearing Service is absolutely dedicated to arming our clients with the information, knowledge, and tools necessary to keep their operations running smoothly. Whether you need training on bearing maintenance, power transmission basics, linear motion fundamentals, or precision spindle repair, you can count on us to provide you with guidance and instruction. For over seventy years, we’ve maintained a firm commitment providing top-notch products and customer service.

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Shop the Industry’s Best Selection of Tapered Roller Bearings from Bearing Service


When it comes to bearings – including tapered roller bearings – Bearing Service carries the most comprehensive selection around. Primarily used in applications where there is a combination of axial and radial loads, tapered roller bearings are comprised of an outer ring, an inner ring, and a roller assembly. Integral to a large number of operations and applications, it is essential that you source them from a supplier that you can trust, one that has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality parts on time, every time. In today’s post, we’re going to look at why you should select Bearing Service as your supplier.

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Bearing Repair

A Closer Look at Bearing Service’s Bearing Repair Process


When you’re finding it exceedingly difficult to source and restock your operation’s bearings, you owe it to yourself to investigate bearing repair services. As a solution to your issues, repair services are both cost-efficient and expedient, as they allow you to keep your line moving without halting while replacement bearings are located, priced, shipped, and installed. No matter the size of your operation, from a small, local manufacturer to a massive, international supplier, you can be certain that Bearing Service ha the skills, experience, and tools necessary to keep your line moving. In today’s post, we’re going to take a closer look at the repair process.

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Roller Bearings

Learn About High-Quality Roller Bearings from Bearing Service


For many years at Bearing Service, we have lived by our mission of providing our customers with the highest level of satisfaction imaginable by offering them innovative solutions, which results in long term relationships, anticipated future needs to increase sales, and being highly responsive to their emergency solutions. In today’s post, we are going to discuss the types of roller bearings we have to offer at Bearing Service.

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Bearing Repair

Interested in Bearing Repair? Find Answers to All Your Questions!


Bearing Service is steadfastly committed to offering the industry’s best power transmission products and bearing repair services. Leveraging our position as a leading supplier of high-quality products, we have continuously sought to expand our knowledge of both the bearings that we sell and the bearings that our customers utilize in their operations. With a team of highly trained technicians, we are proud to offer fast, knowledgeable, and effective bearing repair services. We occasionally receive a few common questions about our services that can be answered quickly.

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Roller Bearings

Shop a Wide Selection of Roller Bearings and More from Bearing Service


For years, Bearing Service has prided itself on carrying the widest selection of spherical, precision, needle, ball, and roller bearings. With the ability to source from every major manufacturer, including NTN, Timken, Schaeffler, RBTech, and Scheerer, you can be confident – no matter your application – that we can source the bearings that you need. More importantly, our team is absolutely committed to delivering a superior customer experience that can include things like training, technical support, documented cost savings, and after hours support. In today’s post, we’re going to look at a handful of the reasons that you should source your operation’s essential parts from Bearing Service.

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Bearing Repair

Fix Your Hard-to-Find Bearings with Our Bearing Repair Services


If you’re in a bind and unable to restock essential, hard-to-find bearings, Bearing Service offers the industry’s best bearing repair. A cost-effective, time saving solution, these services allow you to keep your operation moving without the need to find a supplier of those hard-to-find bearings. Whether you’re a small facility in need of a single repair or a large, multinational operation in need of an array of repairs, you can be confident that we have the tools, personnel, and knowledge necessary to effect your repairs. More importantly, you can be certain that we’ll work tirelessly to keep your lines running.

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Bearing Service

Looking to Increase Your Employees’ Knowledge? Bearing Service Offers Training!


Bearing Service is committed to ensuring that our customers have the products they need and the information that their operation requires. If you’ve recently hired new maintenance employees and need to train them on how to properly mount bearings, you may be a candidate for one of our customer training courses. In addition to new employees, our classes are ideal for engineers seeking to stay current with all of the latest developments in linear motion technology. Whether you’re new to the game or an old pro, we’re confident that everyone in the industry can learn something from our training courses. In today’s post, we’re going to take a closer look at a handful of the classes that we offer.

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Bearing Repair

Stamm Industrieprodukte AG to Become a Subsidiary of KEB Automation AG


This year, Stamm Industrieprodukte AG is set to become a new subsidiary of KEB Automation AG, the company’s tenth subsidiary. Maintaining continuity, Stamm’s former owner, Samuel Stamm, will act as the company’s Managing Director. With the aim of increasing KEB’s range of drive systems and automation products, the addition of Stamm is certain to appeal to KEB’s current customers – especially those in European markets – who are looking for a wider range of essential components and products.

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Tapered Roller Bearings

Timken Chosen as One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies


Earlier this year, 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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Need High Quality Bushings, Sprockets, and Gears? Shop Martin Sprocket & Gear from Bearing Service!


Aiming to carry the absolute best power transmission products in the industry, Bearing Service is proud to stock and distribute parts from Martin Sprocket & Gear. Since 1951, Martin has specialized in a wide variety of power transmission, material handling, and industrial hand tool products, including bushings, coupling, sheaves/pulleys, sprockets, and gears. With decades of experience and a wide base of knowledge, Martin’s goals are to “make a quality product, have plenty of it available, and be easy to do business with!”

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Linear Actuators

Thomson Introduces New Synchronization Capabilities for its Electrak HD Linear Actuators


Last month, Thomson Linear announced that it was expanding the capabilities of its Electrak HD heavy duty electromechanical linear actuators. With the ability to evenly distribute large, heavy loads using up to four actuators, the new Electrak HD models are designed to reduce the burden of moving awkward loads, such as solar panels. The synchronization is achieved by wiring the actuators in sequence after driving a single actuator with all of the load-handling technology necessary. This allows for near-instant synchronization with the flip of a single switch and means that speed changes and imbalances are eliminated without delay, hassle, or unpredictable adjustments.

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Wing Pulleys

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


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


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


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 Failures and Causes


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Martin Sprocket Introduces MPC Synchronous Sprockets


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


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


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


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


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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Ball Bearings

Massive Energy Savings Achieved With Thomson PC Series Actuators


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


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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