REDwire Three tips on cylindrical roller bearing load capacity that you can use today

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Tecom Inc. offers customized products including cylindrical roller bearings for a wide range of industrial applications.

Cylindrical roller bearings have a heavy burden to bear.

These specific types of roller bearings have the ability to manage substantial, heavy-duty radial and axial loads, all the while reducing rotational friction.

The cylinder acts as the primary roller that allows for a larger distribution of loads, which in turn means that the bearings can sustain larger quantities of weight.

How much load can a cylindrical roller bearing really handle? Learn how to calculate different cylindrical roller bearing load capacities to ensure that you and your business can bear the load.

Commit to taking correct coefficients and calculations

The load capacity of cylindrical roller bearings is determined by working out the appropriate calculations to determine its overall practical use and performance.

Coefficients of a cylindrical roller bearing are the quantitative representation of its specific properties. In other words, if the bearing frequently rotates, a dynamic load coefficient must be used. For infrequent rotation, the static load coefficient should be measured.

ISO 76 regulations, as well as DIN ISO 281/1, are helpful guides to refer to when deciding the correct load coefficients and calculation methods of cylindrical roller bearings.

When the load capacity of cylindrical roller bearings is dynamic

Use the dynamic coefficient “C” for the calculation of cylindrical roller bearings when verifying the amount of load strain put on them. Experts advise that, in theory, cylindrical roller bearings can tolerate a maximum load of one million rotations, expressed as the formula Kg/N.

When the load capacity of cylindrical roller bearings is static

Static coefficient “Co” is the calculation to use for fixed or intermittently slow rotations. The static coefficient for loads is instructed to be equal to 1/10,000 of the diameter of the revolving point, which is the most stressed part of the bearing.

Don’t forget to take a break from the math to add roller bearing lubricant

Roller bearing maintenance is vital for long-lasting performance. Lubrication is a prerequisite in achieving an enhanced lifecycle of roller bearings.

Beyond providing a protective film of the bearing surface, lubrication produces a barrier against liquid or solids from enter the bearing, which can exacerbate its wear and tear.

Oil or grease lubrication is the life-sustaining liquid that functions as an anti-corrosive, noise reduction and heat resistant force to ensure that roller bearings can move, roll and spin for many years to come.

Let Tecom Inc. take a load off your mind when it comes to providing your business with industrial roller bearing solutions

Since 1997, Tecom Inc. has been a leading authority in specialty bearings and backup rollers in North America. Made-to-order bearings are our domain for a wide variety of industrial uses for our clients worldwide.

We strive to deliver custom, high quality product with short turnaround times while providing customer service excellence from design to installation.

From high precision combination, radial and thrust bearings, to cylindrical and track rollers, Tecom promises fast and unique solutions for your industrial application.

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