Optimize bearings for gearboxes

Overview:

How does one go about selecting a bearing for an application? What elements are in a bearing? What types of loads can the bearing handle?

Bearings are a crucial component in machines that make things work. They range in size from tiny bearings that would fit over the diameter of a pencil to large bearings that would fit over the diameter of a car. In the middle, however, are bearings most commonly used in gearboxes. Gearboxes are the work horses of manufacturing.

A bearing’s primary function is to reduce friction and transmit loads between rotating and stationary components. Additionally, they are used to support and locate shafts. When choosing the type of bearing for a given application, one must identify how the bearing will be used and the loads that will be applied to it. These factors and more must be considered when selecting the correct bearings for a gear reducer.

How does one go about selecting a bearing for an application? What elements are in a bearing? What types of loads can the bearing handle? What calculations should be done? This white paper will answer those questions and more.

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