ConCentra ball bearing units for high-speed air handling applications integrate concentric locking technology to form a near 360-degree interference fit with the shaft. This reduces noise, vibration and potential fretting corrosion, as well as risks of uneven load distribution, imbalance and shaft damage. It also enables the units to run at their bearing’s full dynamic load capacity. The ball bearings feature a patented, multistep sleeve arrangement. As special mounting screws are tightened during installation, the bearing units’ inner ring is driven up a series of inclined planes, compressing a sleeve around the shaft. For removal, the mounting screws are loosened and dismounting screws tightened. This eliminates the need to cut bearings from shafting during removal, the company says.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey