Spherical roller thrust bearings
Spherical roller thrust bearings are engineered to accommodate heavy axial and simultaneous radial loads in high-speed industrial equipment applications. Self-aligning capabilities allows them to compensate for shaft deflection and misalignment without reducing bearing service life. Applications include large, vertical electric motors, gearboxes, pumps, fans, crushers, machine tools, injection molding equipment, and other machinery performing at relatively high speeds and with combined loads. The bearings incorporate asymmetrical rollers and specially designed raceways, offering conformity. Cages are made from steel or optional machined brass, for larger bearing sizes. Bore sizes range in diameter from 2.3622 to 49.2126 inches, and boundary dimensions conform to ISO 104-2002 standards.
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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