Bearing Maintenance Best Practice: Packing a Tapered Roller Bearing with Grease

March 29, 2021 by SLS & Timken

Proper lubrication greatly increases the life of bearings, especially in adverse conditions. Therefore, it is important to apply the correct lubrication practices to prevent premature bearing failure.  In this guide is the endorsed instructions for tapered roller bearing lubrication. But before we delve into that, let's take a quick look at the overview of tapered roller bearings. 

categories: Product- Bearings

Why Are Ball Bearings Used in Machines?

March 10, 2021 by SLS

Everywhere throughout industry, and everywhere moving parts are operational, it’s likely there’s a need for constant velocity joints. Especially in the case of connecting both stagnant and moving parts in need of removing friction impairment.

categories: Product- Bearings

Predictive Maintenance Program To Prolong Electric Motor Lifespan And Prevent Failure

February 23, 2021 by SLS

We all know that it is important to properly look after our equipment and carry out maintenance where necessary, especially on electric motors, due its delicate parts that require service in order to work properly. Therefore, in order to prolong its service lifespan and prevent premature failure, it is absolutely critical that the right motor maintenance program is selected.

categories: Predictive Maintenance, Service

Electromechanical Actuators and Pillars for Optimal Patient Positioning in the Healthcare Industry

February 09, 2021 by SLS & Ewellix

Electromechanical actuators and pillars perform vital motion and positioning roles in hospitals, diagnostic centers, and outpatient healthcare facilities. They are integrated into surgical tables, medical procedure chairs, and similar end-use equipment requiring controlled, safe, and repeatable patient positioning. They are commonly specified for their load capacity to perform push or pull movements, vertical lifting, and/or patient tilting functions.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

How to Maintain Your Trailer Wheel Bearings for Long Life

January 26, 2021 by SLS & Timken

For proper truck maintenance, there is a checklist of equipment-maintenance items to review before hitting the road. In most cases, the standard list includes oil levels and tire pressure, while trailer wheel maintenance is often forgotten. Checking the bearings inside the wheel mount to see if they need replacement or service is critically important to safe trailer operation. Here’s a step-by-step guide to maintaining these important pieces of trailer equipment during your annual maintenance[...]

categories: Product- Bearings

Applications of Alloy Forging

January 22, 2021 by Louisse Scott

The forging industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and it doesn't show signs of stopping soon. There are estimates that the market will reach a net worth of more than a couple billion dollars in 2025, and the automotive industry is soon to follow. There's also the fact there's an increase in demand for the metal forge in many global enterprises today. Some of these industries may include automotive, fire systems, water circulation, automation, and aerospace. And these are just a few of them.[...]

categories: Industry, Engineering

Importance of Visibility in the Last-mile of Supply Chain

December 28, 2020 by SLS & VersaFleet

With the advancements in technology, there has been innovations in the supply chain space as well. While there has always been technology for supply chain design and management, there are very little tools for the day-to-day on the ground operations. This is especially so for the last mile of the supply chain, where more often than not, the execution has been outsourced to multiple third party logistics service providers.

categories: Service

Different Types of Couplings & Their Applications | SLS Bearings

December 18, 2020 by SLS

Couplings are the mechanical devices, which are being used to transmit torque or power from one shaft to another. They are being used across a variety of industries. It is possible to transmit power through numerous gear arrangements. Couplings will be able to provide much-needed assistance for the people with transmitting power like that. For couplings to be used, the shafts should be positioned in a straight line. Then it is possible to connect them through couplings and proceed with[...]

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

Solid Lube: Improve Safety, Increase Uptime & Reduce Costs in the Food & Beverage Industry

November 26, 2020 by SLS & Timken

While you might guess that a steel mill or rock quarry presents the steepest challenge to reliable machine operation, the reality is that food and beverage plants rank among the toughest environments for rolling element bearings.

categories: Product- Bearings

How Can I Identify the Correct V-Belt Type?

November 09, 2020 by SLS

It will always be an annoyance to try replacing something without knowing exact models needed for purchase. This is especially true with flexible belts in transmission when there’s the need for a specific V-Belt.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

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