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Bearings in Robotics and Automation

March 3, 2017 by Christine Berlly

3D illustration of surgical robot

AST has added another entry into our growing series on bearings in various industries with our latest update: robotics and automation.

With highly choreographed, programmed movement on two or more axes, bearings play a major role in the motion control aspect of this technology. The use of high-precision bearings are an integral consideration for those tasked with designing and maintaining these applications.

In the robotics and automation breakdown, we take a look at:

  • Common bearing types used in the industry, particularly single-row deep groove ball bearings, thin section bearings and roller bearings
  • Bearing materials
  • Hazardous environments and operating conditions,
  • Choosing shields and seals
  • Lubrication options

To read the full guide, click here.

The robotics page joins other industry spotlights, including:

Medical

Off-Highway

Food and Beverage

Hand Tools

Stay tuned for more updates to our industry pages, we plan on adding more in-depth looks at a number of segments in 2017.

Have questions about bearings for robotic and automation applications or a suggestion for our next industry to cover? AST’s team of bearing experts is ready to assist with finding the right part for the most demanding applications; CLICK HERE to contact us today.


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