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Protect Your Bearings From Corrosion
Monday, April 29, 2019

For bearings, corrosion is an often undetected and deadly enemy. While stainless steel and chrome steel bearings are designed to be resistant to corrosion, they are still vulnerable, particularly when stored incorrectly in harsh environments, where humidity and condensation can ultimately lead to rusting. Even the smallest exposure to chemicals, dirt and other contaminants, can increase the risk of corrosion and significantly reduce the life of your bearings. ..

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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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Tips for Installing Hydraulic Seals
Monday, July 24, 2017

Hydraulic seals are a vital component in various industrial and domestic applications. They are inexpensive to replace but the subsequent downtime from a failed seal can be very costly for a manufacturer. One of the main causes of hydraulic seal failure is improper installation. It doesn’t help that there are many different installation procedures, all dependent on the nature of the application. There are, however, some fundamental practices that should be followed, regardless of the type of application. Here, we outline some important tips for successfully installing your hydraulic seals. ..

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Roller Chains
Monday, June 12, 2017

Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci drew pictures of a roller chain nearly 300 years before the roller chain was (again) invented by Hans Renold in 1880? ..

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