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Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Bearing Maintenance Guide

Every bearing will sooner or later become unserviceable over its intended life. Even when it is installed and serviced according to manufacturers recommendations. Raceway surfaces and rolling contact surfaces are subjected to compressive loads, and the surfaces eventually become subject to flaking. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Bearing Basics

In the article, we will profile the SKF product while discussing the basic bearing knowledge you will need to navigate around the bearing basics. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Bearings in Implantable Medical Devices

Implantable medical devices have revolutionized the field of healthcare, providing advanced solutions for treating serious medical conditions. One crucial development has been the integration of specialized bearings providing reliable smooth operation. Leading bearing manufacturing companies like Myonic, NHBB, Barden, Timken, SKF have led the revolution in the development of medical bear... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - The Different Types of Bearing Seals

Bearings are used in a wide range of applications each in their own unique environment. Contaminants like water or dust, and foreign matter can easily enter an unprotected bearing. Bearings without a sealing device can fail dramatically and quickly. Bearing operation will be adversely affected as heat increases and lubricant deteriorates. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - The Advantages of Thin Section Bearings

Kaydon thin section bearings reduce weight and friction, increase design flexibility and create more space as well provide precision running accuracy. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - What are Slewing Bearings Used for?

Slewing ring bearings provide optimal economy for specific envelope dimensions and are generally used in significant load carrying heavy duty applications. The gear teeth design provides for applications where precise positioning is critical. Slewing ring bearings are a perfect fit for wind turbines, robotics, aerospace, defense, general heavy equipment and industrial machinery. In this... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Durability of Bronze Sleeve Bearings

Bronze sleeve bearings are a type of plain bearing that consists of a cylindrical piece of bronze that is used to support and guide rotating shafts or other moving parts. The bearing surface is typically made of a soft, porous bronze material that is impregnated with lubricating oil, which helps to reduce friction and wear. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Full Ceramic Bearings

Full ceramic bearings are made of ceramic rings and balls with a non-metallic retainer and seals. Full ceramic bearings are excellent for high-speeds, low friction, and offer exceptional resistance to corrosion and elevated temperatures. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Sliding Contact Bearings

Sliding contact bearings, also known as plain bearings, are a type of bearing that operates by sliding rather than rolling. Sliding bearings have been used for centuries, and are designed in applications where low speeds, high loads, and limited space are a factor. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Complete Overview of Pump Bearing Types

The pump bearings we will discuss in this article are mechanical components designed to support the rotating shaft of a pump. They facilitate smooth rotation while withstanding the axial and radial loads. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Self-Aligning Ball Bearings

Self aligning bearings are one of the unique types of bearings that have the ability to self adjust to accommodate changing conditions in an application. Separating themselves from other bearing types they are free from the normal rigidity of installed standard bearings. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Machine Tool Spindle Bearings Selection Guide

Machine tool spindles have two primary functions. The first is to rotate the tool for drilling, milling, grinding or turning a work piece. The second is to transmit torque and speed to the cutting area. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Agriculture Bearings

PIB carries a wide range of agricultural bearings and assemblies that are designed to meet the requirements of this demanding application. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Qulity/ISO

PIB employees and management are committed to the improvement and implementation of the quality management system in order to provide all customer’s bearing related products and services of the highest quality and with on-time deliveries. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Custom Designs

PIB offers many years of in-house engineering expertise along with manufacturing engineering assistance available for the most demanding of applications. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Ball Bushing Bearings in Linear Motion

Linear ball bushings, also known as ball bushing bearings, are mounted on a round shaft used for linear motion guidance. Linear ball bushings are self-aligning and operate with low friction. Because of this, they can be a more economic and efficient option for many linear motion applications. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Radial Ball vs Angular Contact Ball Bearings

Ball bearings are used in a wide range of mechanical applications to reduce friction between two moving parts. Radial ball bearings and Angular contact ball bearings are two common types of ball bearings that differ in their design and application. This article will explore the advantages and applications of each type, providing a comparison to help engineers choose the right bearing. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. -  ELECTRIC MOTOR AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES BEARINGS

The weights and forces that are applied in electric motors and vehicles in general require high-performance parts. A wide variety of bearing types are used to bring the moving parts together. These include deep groove ball bearings, angular contact ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, spherical roller bearings, CARB toroidal roller bearings and spherical roller thrust bearings.

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Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Durable, low-maintenance robot bearings

ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION

PIB provides durable, low-maintenance robot bearings, for both rotational movement and linear motion. Our inventory includes thin section bearings, radial ball bearings, and thrust bearings. These are all elements that are often critical for robot arm dynamics for example, and are generally used in many different instances in robotics and automation.

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Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Roller Bearing vs. Ball Bearing

Ball and roller bearings are machine elements that are used in all kinds of machines and devices with rotating parts. Their properties have frequently contributed greatly to technical and economic progress in different branches of engineering. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Linear Guides & Carriages

Linear guides are bearings made to move in a particular direction along a rail or shaft. Some linear slides are motorized, others are not. Linear bearings allow for movement with minimal friction, whether the slide is powered manually or through resistance. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Bearing Vibration Analysis: Tools & Interpretation

Noise from bearing applications may be due to defects in the outer and inner rings , the balls or by contaminants in the bearing.

Limiting noise and vibration are as critical in modern applications as stiffness, load capacity, speeds and service life.

The good news is that bearing quality issues can be tested. Pacific International Bearing Sales offers reliable and quality... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Applications of Hybrid Bearings

Hybrid bearings extend performance and life, having more useful features than standard bearings. Hybrid bearings are available as ball bearings and cylindrical roller bearings. Many times, they can be customized for most applications, and as such are used in a wide range of applications. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Drawn Cup Roller Clutch

A Drawn Cup Roller Clutch is a mechanical component used in various applications to transmit torque in one direction while allowing free rotation in the opposite direction. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - The Principle of Non-Contact Magnetic Bearings

Innovative Bearing Technology: Non-Contact Magnetic Solutions

The principle of non-contact magnetic bearings relies on the interaction between magnetic fields and electric currents. The bearing system consists of two main components: a stationary part (stator) and a rotating part (rotor). The stator contains electromagnets, which generate a magnetic field, while the rotor carries... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Full Complement Cylindrical Roller Bearings

Full Complement Cylindrical Roller Bearings are manufactured in single and double row types by two major manufacturing brands, SKF and INA. Full Complement Cylindrical Roller bearings are manufactured without a cage separating the rollers, therefore carrying more load in a more compact envelope. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Bearing Design Fundamentals: A Guide for Engineers

Key Factors in Bearing Design: Materials, Geometry, and Lubrication

For practical purposes, we are not designing bearings but placing already designed bearings into applications. The complex engineering and analysis of bearing design is best left to the major manufacturers of bearings such as SKF, Schaeffler, INA, and other reputable manufacturers.

Bearing designs have evol... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Thin section bearings

Thin section bearings have small width cross sections with respect to their diameters. They are designed to save space, decrease weight and reduce friction. Thin and extra thin bearings are available in inch, metric, chrome and stainless steel. Thin section bearings are available as full complement or with cages designed for high speed applications. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Tapered Roller Bearings

Tapered roller bearings are comprised of an outer and inner ring with tapered raceways as well as tapered rollers in a window cage. These single row bearings, usually consist of an open design, which are always adjusted against a second tapered roller bearing in a mirrored arrangement. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Super Precision Angular Contact Bearings

PIB boasts the largest stock on the West Coast of super-precision angular contact bearings and ball screw support bearings. Picking the right angular contact bearing can be complicated. Let our sales and engineering team help you select the perfect parts for your project. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Spherical Roller Bearings

Spherical roller bearings handle heavy radial and axial loads in applications prone to misalignment or shaft deflections. Angular adjustability is achieved with a double row rolling element set on symmetrical barrel rollers. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Rod Ends

Rod Ends are used wherever pivoting, high load applications are found. They are frequently used in hydraulic cylinders, heavy equipment articulated joints, & vehicle suspensions. Also Used in off-highway mobile construction equipment, large agricultural machinery, mining equipment, material handling, robotics automation, machine tool, semi-conductor equipment, forestry products &... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Spherical Plain

Spherical plain bearings are used wherever pivoting, high load applications are found. They are frequently used in hydraulic cylinder rod ends, heavy equipment articulated joints, and vehicle suspensions. Also used in off-highway mobile construction equipment, large agricultural machinery, mining equipment, material handling, robotics automation, machine tool, semi-conductor equipment, f... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Linear Ball Bearings

Linear Ball Bearings

Linear guides are bearings made to move in a particular direction along a rail or shaft. Some linear slides are motorized, others are not. Linear bearings allow for movement with minimal friction, whether the slide is powered manually or through resistance. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. -  Radial Ball Bearings

Radial Ball Bearings

Deep groove radial ball bearings are the most widely used and versatile bearing type. With low friction, they are optimized for both low noise and low vibration enabling high rotational speeds. Accommodating both radial and axial loads, they are easy to mount, and require less maintenance than other bearing types. Available in open, shielded and sealed. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Precision Cylindrical Roller Bearings

Super precision cylindrical roller bearings are primarily used in machine tools and other precision applications requiring superior bearing performance. In these applications, a high degree of system rigidity is one of the main performance challenges, as the magnitude of elastic deformation under load determines the productivity and accuracy of the equipment. Another performance challeng... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - How to Prevent The Most Common Bearing Failures

Bearings are important for optimal functioning of mechanical systems. Bearings support the weight of rotating shafts and contribute to reduced friction. Poor bearing performance can lead to expensive repairs, and in some cases, catastrophic breakdowns. This article aims to understand and explain the distinct kinds of bearing failures, their root causes, warning signs, and prevention meas... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Bearing solutions for robotics and automation

PIB provides durable, low-maintenance robot bearings, for both rotational movement and linear motion. Learn more about our solutions. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Medical and Dental Industries

PIB supports medical device manufacturers bearings devices ranging from blood pumps and powered surgical instruments to monitoring and diagnostic equipment (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Miniature Ball Bearings

Miniature bearings are offered in metric and inch sizes in open type, with seals or shields, flanged or unflanged. They are available in stainless steel and chrome, and in the case of grew can also be manufactured in ceramic or a hybrid material known as sv material. This material is beneficial in a highly corrosive environment. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Robotics and automation

Durable and low-maintenance robot bearings provide reliable performance in a variety of industries. These high-quality bearings support autonomous systems in robotics and automation, ensuring long-term dependability in applications such as printing, machinery, and electronics production. (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Highly precise bearings for medical manufacturers

PIB supports medical device manufacturers bearings devices ranging from blood pumps and powered surgical instruments to monitoring and diagnostic equipment.

In the medical and dental industries, there is little to no margin for error. And just as high expectations are placed on the medical specialists while they perform a variety of tasks, the equipment they use is also required t... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Cam followers - a vast array of configurations

Cam Followers & Yoke Rollers

A cam follower, also known as a track follower is a specialized type of roller or needle bearing designed to follow cam lobe profiles. Cam followers come in a vast array of different configurations, however the most defining characteristic is how the cam follower mounts to its mating part; stud style cam followers use a stud while the yoke style ha... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Angular Contact Bearings — Double Row Ball

In angular contact ball bearings, the forces are transmitted from one raceway to the other at a specific contact angle (oblique to the radial plane). (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. -  Needle Roller Bearings

Needle roller bearings are used when the load carrying capacity or accuracy of drawn cup needle roller bearings with open ends is no longer sufficient and the high load capacity of cylindrical roller bearings is not yet required. Needle roller bearings place lower requirements on the dimensional accuracy, geometrical accuracy and hardness of the adjacent construction than needle roller b... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Bushings vs. Bearings: Key Factors to Consider

When it comes to choosing between bushings and bearings for use in applications, there are several factors to consider. Often bushings and bearings are mentioned as being synonymous but are inherently different in design and purpose.

Both bushings and bearings provide support and reduce friction between moving parts, they differ in design, application use, and maintenance requirem... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - ELECTRIC MOTOR AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES BEARINGS

The weights and forces that are applied in electric motors and vehicles in general require high-performance parts. A wide variety of bearing types are used to bring the moving parts together. These include deep groove ball bearings, angular contact ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, spherical roller bearings, CARB toroidal roller bearings and spherical roller thrust bearings.

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Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Guide on SKF Rolling bearings in Electric motors

The weights and forces that are applied in electric motors and vehicles in general require high-performance parts. A wide variety of bearing types are used to bring the moving parts together. These include deep groove ball bearings, angular contact ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, spherical roller bearings, CARB toroidal roller bearings and spherical roller thrust bearings.

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Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Sleeve Bearing vs. Ball Bearing

Sleeve Bearings

Sleeve bearings, also known as plain bearings or “friction” bearings, are the oldest of all bearing technologies. They are versatile bearings that can be used as a linear bearing, rotary, or a combination of both.

Plain or sleeve bearings are generally simple but can be complex in design – for example, a sleeve bearing using gas lubr... (read more)

Pacific International Bearing, Inc. - Four Point Contact Ball Bearings

Four point contact bearings are similar in their structure to double row angular contact ball bearings. (read more)