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  1. A continuation of our look into spherical plain bearings, discussing their service life and factors which can shorten or extend their use.

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    October 13 2017
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. This installment is part four of a five-part series on bearings in power tools. To catch up, see the following: Industry Introduction Noise and Vibration Temperatures and Materials Bearing performance in power hand tool applications depend heavily on proper lubrication in terms of both type and amount. However, lubricant selection could be the specification most…

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    September 30 2016