Gears and Bearings

Overgreasing creates additional heat and failure of equipment, as shown here. This motor bearing and shaft are dripping with grease.
Gears and Bearings October 10, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering content: October 3-9, 2022

The top 5 Plant Engineering content from the past week covered bearings, electric vehicles, management culture and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Christina Miller
Overgreasing creates additional heat and failure of equipment, as shown here. This motor bearing and shaft are dripping with grease.
Gears and Bearings September 6, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering content: August 29-September 4, 2022

The top 5 Plant Engineering content from the past week covered bearings, a distribution center, control cabinets, air compression systems and digital transformation tools. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Christina Miller
Overgreasing creates additional heat and failure of equipment, as shown here. This motor bearing and shaft are dripping with grease.
Gears and Bearings August 26, 2022

Bearings, bearings, bearings… the world runs on bearings

To support overall bearing maintenance, addressing careless work habits goes a long way.

By Ed Duda
The hot melt adhesives mixtures are dumped into a bin.
Gears and Bearings August 5, 2022

Mixer keeps hot melt adhesives cool

Hot melt adhesives are environmentally friendly compared to the alternatives.

By Stephen J. Knauth
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Gears and Bearings May 11, 2022

Three bearing challenges in food production

The food and beverage production sector is facing bearing challenges with safety, sustainability and cost control. Potential solutions are highlighted for each.

By Alan Stewart
Courtesy: University of Colorado Boulder
Gears and Bearings April 27, 2022

3D-printing a robot from scratch

New 3D-printing approach melds solids, liquids

By Daniel Strain
A steel plate in the shape of a Block M is marked with a laser inside the LPBF Panda 11 printer. Photo: Evan Dougherty/Michigan Engineering. Courtesy: University of Michigan
Gears and Bearings April 18, 2022

Smarter 3D printing makes better parts faster

University of Michigan researchers have found software for powder bed fusion printers optimizes laser's printing path. See video.

By Evan Dougherty
Two examples of pneumatic actuated ball valves. The actuator sits on top of the valve body and operates the valve via compressed air.
Gears and Bearings February 18, 2022

How to extend the life of a ball valve

Proper preventive measures can extend the life of ball valves by years

By George Packard
A common technique used when attempting to free a stuck part is to apply heat. The process involves many risks and requires great skill.
Gears and Bearings January 19, 2022

How to free seized nuts and bolts with penetrating oil

Heating with a torch may not be the best method for freeing stuck parts; consider penetrating oil instead

By Liza Klein
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Gears and Bearings January 12, 2022

Geared products market projected to have strong 2022

Interact Analysis projects the geared motor and industrial gear market will continue its rebound in 2022 with 8.4% growth year over year (YoY).

By Interact Analysis