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AST Bearings LLC


AST Bearings LLC has published these technical articles:

(Bearings and Bushings)
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The ball bearing cage (also known as a ball bearing retainer or ball separator -- these are used interchangeably), is the component in a ball bearing, that separates the balls, maintains the balls... (View Full Article)
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At first glance, ball bearings are relatively simple mechanisms. However, an analysis of their internal geometries reveals that they are quite complex. For example, the ball to raceway conformity, the... (View Full Article)
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Ball and roller bearings are available with different types of shields and seals. These are commonly referred to as closures. Closures can extend bearing life by preventing contaminants from reaching... (View Full Article)
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Lubrication plays a vital role in the performance and life of rolling element bearings. The most important task of the lubricant is to separate parts moving relative to one another (balls or rollers... (View Full Article)
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The bearing industry uses different materials for the production of the various bearing components. The materials are processed to achieve desirable properties to maximize bearing performance and... (View Full Article)
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In the United States, the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) maintains the standards deemed necessary by its bearing industry member companies. This includes revising existing, or... (View Full Article)
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MicroGrade Grease Plating is a proprietary lubrication process that is ideal for bearings used in ultra-low torque applications and is only available through AST Bearings.... (View Full Article)
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This article explains how to properly handle bearings. Otherwise, it may lead to premature failure.... (View Full Article)
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There are many misconceptions regarding the "shelf life" of the types of lubricants that are contained in the precision ball bearings. This article clears up many of these mis-understandings.... (View Full Article)
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This article from AST Bearings explains how the consistency of bearing grease can affect overall performance.... (View Full Article)