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  1. For part I, click here This week in the Bearings Blog, we’ll take a closer look into bearing in encoders, and mechanical specifications in particular. These specifications include runout, starting torque, running torque, maximum RPM, life versus speed/load, and shaft size. Runout Optical encoders offer mechanical stability and high precision with minimal shaft run out,…

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    November 18 2016
  2. From robotics to heavy-duty industrial machinery, optical encoders are critical components in motion control. Choosing the correct bearing for use in an encoder is an important design consideration to promote performance and operating life. This decision requires engineers to take a number of variables into account, including loads, shock, vibration, accuracy requirements and environmental conditions….

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    November 11 2016
  3. If you’ve been visiting the AST Bearing Blog recently, you may have seen parts of our recent series on the bearing design considerations for use in the hand tool industry. This week, we’re compiling all of the entries into a single post in case you missed anything. Below is a full recount of the five-part guide: An introduction to the…

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    October 28 2016
  4. The final installment in a five-part series on bearings in power tools. To catch up, see the following: Industry Introduction Noise and Vibration Temperatures and Materials Lubrication In many industrial environments, power tools (and possibly the bearings) are continuously exposed to liquids and various types of particulate debris. Sealed or shielded bearings should be used…

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    October 14 2016