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Three Common Causes Of Thrust Bearing Failure
Monday, July 22, 2019

It’s not actually common for crankshaft thrust bearings to fail but when they do, the result can be catastrophic for the engine. Aside from the significant costs for repair, a thrust bearing failure can pose a serious safety threat to operators in the general area. So, what is the purpose of a crankshaft thrust bearing and why do they sometimes fail? Here we answer your questions and advise on how to prevent an engine disaster.  ..

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Why V-Belts Are A Triumph Of Industrial Design
Monday, July 15, 2019

In the industrial world, drive belts are some of the most common systems used to link at least two rotating shafts together, transmitting power from a drive to a driven shaft. Of the many different kinds of drive belts available, V-belts (also known as wedge belts) are the preferred choice for power transmission, providing the best combination of traction, speed, load bearing, and service life. So, what sets the V-belt apart from the rest? ..

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A Basic Guide to Lock Nuts and Washers
Monday, July 08, 2019

If you’ve ever had to do some basic home DIY or spent some time working on wheels or engines, you’ll be familiar with nuts and washers and how they are used to fasten bolts. You’ll also know that if these bolts are attached to anything that vibrates, the nuts and washers are eventually going to loosen. That’s where lock nuts and lock washers come in. These mighty little components have been designed to grip the heads of the bolts they’re threaded to, preventing them from vibrating loose.  ..

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