Industrial Bearings & Ball Bearings – Minneapolis, MN
Let’s talk bearings
Did a bearing overheat, seize or lose its lubrication? Did some overloading occur and the roller elements in bearing brinnell? Cyclic loading of the bearing may have caused premature fatigue and spalling. Perhaps a shaft was bent and you had to cut a bearing off to replace it.
Bearings have roller elements, raceways, cages, seals and other features. As with any device with moving parts, loading, wear and tear eventually leads to bearing problems. Proper routine maintenance and part replacement will ensure your machines stay up and running.
Don’t have a maintenance plan? Ask us how we can help.
We carry almost every type
Whatever the situation, we have the solution with a new bearing for your application. We often see plastics molding companies, injection molders, printing press users, stump grinding and machine tool makers.
We carry an extensive inventory of hard-to-find or specialty bearing. We carry English or metric bearings. Large or small bearings are also on hand. Roller, tapered, ball bearings, one-way, sealed, thrust, linear, plain, gopher, link belt, tull, farm, flange, pillow block, needle, hole flange, angular contact, ceramic and plastic bearings are all available.
We carry the brands you need
We deal with quality manufacturers of bearings, such as Fafnir, Koyo, INA, NACHI, NTN, Timken, AMI, Nook (linear) and IKO. We are a master distributor for Nachi-brand bearings.
If you’re looking for bearings from SKF, RBC, BCA, Sealmaster, THK, IPTCI, McGill, Browning, Rex / LinkBelt, Torrington, or Hyatt, give us a call. If we don’t carry it, we’ll help you find what you need or find a high-quality substitute.
Not sure you have a bearing issue? Just ask.
Bearings can fail in a variety of ways. Some are due to improper loading, insufficient protection against environmental extremes of caustics, dirt, temperature highs and lows, moisture and the like. Here are some common causes and forms of bearing failure that lead to bearing replacement:
- Excessive loading or vibration
- Off-axis loading on wrong type of bearing
- Reverse loading
- Improper fits
- Improper preloading
- Overheating or bluing
- Dirt; contamination
- Loss of lubrication
If you’re not even sure you have a bearing issue, give us a call. There’s a good chance we’ve seen this kind of issue before. We might be able to help you troubleshoot what might be a bearing issue.