Bearings literally make the world go round. They are called “bearings” because they “bear” the stress of an application’s moving parts.
Now, more than ever, where your parts are made makes a huge difference. With disruptions in the supply chain across the globe, buying American Made is on everyone's mind. We thought this example from a few years ago was enlightening and hope you enjoy this re-posted article...
Torque Transmission is your source for non-metallic, fractional horsepower, motion control components. Our products excel in applications where light weight, heat resistance and survival in corrosive environments are important.
We’re excited to announce a change is coming to our line of thrust bearings.
Thrust bearings turn up in a lot of places. From valves to pressure gauges to surgical tools, thrust bearings make their way into a wide variety of industries and applications. Over the years we’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of companies that represent a vast array of thrust bearing applications so we thought we’d share with you some of those specific, real-world applications.
Seeking a reliable thrust bearing for a signature rotating product, Rainbow Crossings needed a supplier who could provide a thrust bearing with smooth, continuous action without large volume ordering requirements.
Designed to permit motion between two parts while supporting an axial load, thrust bearings need to combine both strength and bearing life. Most thrust bearings use all metal fabrication, for maximum strength, but all metal bearing retainer lack a number of benefits that our combination of nylon retainer and hardened carbon steel thrust bearing washers provide.
Editor's note: This article was originally posted in October of 2016 and has recently been revamped with up-to-date information in September 2020.
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