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Mechanical Components Features

Back to basics with ball bearings

The ball bearing is the best-known – and most widely used – bearing type, and its many variants can be applied to a range of specific application. Phil Burge, Country Communication Manager at SKF explains the fundamentals.

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Not all plastic plain bearing materials are engineered equal

A key benefit of plain linear bearings is that they are simple to use. In comparison to recirculating ball bearings, which require oil or grease lubricants and periodic maintenance, plastic plain bearings are self-lubricating and therefore run maintenance free.

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Compression spring design and general considerations

Let’s first consider stress, set and weight as important considerations in establishing a custom spring design which need to be understood at the outset.

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Industrial springs – more than meets the eye

The industrial spring will not appear to most people as being a particularly complex engineered component.

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