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Synchronous Drive Gear-Belts - All You Need to Know
Monday, September 17, 2018

Synchronous drive gear-belts, also known as toothed belts, timing belts, cog or cogged belts, are an essential part of many mechanical devices that require high-powered transmission. In simple terms, they are flexible belts with an inner surface that has been moulded with teeth. During operation, they are designed to run over pulleys or sprockets with matching teeth, ensuring that the belt remains in place and does not slip.  ..

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Avoid Over-Lubricating Your Bearings
Monday, September 10, 2018

We’ve covered the importance of lubrication in many previous posts and stressed how proper lubrication could extend the life of your bearings, prevent damaging your stainless steel fasteners, as well as how lubricant is an essential component when installing seals. What we often fail to consider is what happens when bearings are over-lubricated. Many people may believe that it’s impossible to use too much lubricant but, as with most things in life, moderation is the key to optimum functionality.  ..

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All About Oil Seals
Monday, September 03, 2018

Oil seals go by many names, such as shaft seals, dirt seals, grease seals, lip seals, and many other variations of these. They are essentially simple devices used in rotary shaft equipment to prevent lubricant from escaping and for excluding contaminants such as dust, dirt and water. An oil seal’s most important function, however, is that it protects every type of ball, sleeve and roller bearing in the rotating shafts. The seals also prevent the integration of two different fluids that shouldn’t mix, such as oil and water.  ..

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