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Don’t Let Bearings Fail Because Of Contaminants

Most people don’t give much thought to bearings. Without bearings, most of our modern machinery wouldn’t work. Or at least wouldn’t work as efficiently. These precision-made components enable machines to move at extremely high speeds while carrying very high loads. … Continue reading

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Introducing Our New Website

Change is good.  As the season will soon change to winter and 2013 will shortly become 2014, we are excited to announce our own change: Our new website. Why the change? We had a goal to create a new website … Continue reading

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The Importance of Preventive Maintenance

In manufacturing, as important as it is to create quality products, it is crucial that products being used are properly maintained. In fact, preventative maintenance is a significant aspect of working with machinery and components. Downtime associated with machinery failure … Continue reading

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Made in the USA: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

It used to be that saying Made in the USA went a long way. Consumers were proud to purchase goods made here in America, and it was almost a given. Then outsourcing came along, and many companies were forced to … Continue reading

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Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Spindles Part 2.

The hydrodynamic bearing is dependent on rotation and a low pressure oil supply to build up a wedge of oil between two surfaces – the shaft and bearing – to create the oil film producing the load support.  The geometry … Continue reading

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Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Spindles Part 1.

In the small world of precision spindles, there exist two types of bearings; rolling element bearings and non-contact type bearings.  Rolling element bearings, as the term indicates, rotate due to integral components that roll such as balls and rollers.  Non-contact … Continue reading

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Precision Spindle Bearings: Storage Guidelines for a Long Shelf Life

Gros-Ite Precision spindle bearings—used by many industries, for many applications—are known for their extremely high degree of accuracy.  As such, a high quality precision bearing will provide precise accuracy for a long time, and come with a tested, proven shelf … Continue reading

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