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During the design of a bearing assembly, the topic of sealing will always accompany you. In the following material, we will cover both integrated and external sealing concepts. Both are used to prevent lubricant from escaping and to prevent contaminants (such as dust and water) from entering the rolling bearing. Sealing variants for rolling bearings […]

Bearing mounting and the design of surrounding components

Generally speaking, a bearing is only as good as its environment. Who can perform at their best if they don’t feel comfortable in their surroundings? Have you already read our article on fixed and floating bearings? This chapter provides a good basis for bearing mounting and surrounding component design. Shaft and housing design After the […]

O, X and tandem arrangement

If you have already read the articles on angular contact ball bearings or tapered roller bearings, you may already have come into contact with different types of bearing arrangements. Specifically, these refer to the arrangement of the rolling elements in multi-row or matched bearings. There are three main types – O, X and tandem arrangements. […]

Fixed and floating bearings

Do I choose a fixed bearing arrangement, an adjusted bearing arrangement or a floating bearing arrangement? This question is important when designing a shaft system. The three variants naturally have their advantages and disadvantages.  Definition of fixed/floating bearing arrangement First of all, it is important to know that shafts or axles are basically supported by […]

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