Posts in:February, 2016

Bearing Damage Caused by Improper Handling

Posted February 15, 2016 by admin

When it comes to assessing bearing failure, we see a lot of bearing damage that could have been avoided with some proper handling techniques in place. That’s why we chose to put together this quick infographic with some easy tips on how you can avoid the top 3 sources of bearing damage caused by improper handling. By taking some additional precautions in how you are storing, handling, and mounting your bearings, you should find that you have less damaged bearings which in turn means less bearing failures.



What are some of the ways that you prevent bearing damage? Feel free to share your tips on proper bearing handling in the comments below!


Are you experiencing an issue of bearing failure? Are you having a hard time figuring out what the cause is? VNC offers our customers bearing failure analysis where we will look into your situation and find a solution for your specific issue. Contact us today so you can move past bearing failure and onto bearing performance! 


Choosing the Right Miniature Precision Ball Bearing

Posted February 1, 2016 by admin

Miniature Precision Ball Bearings for Specialized Industries, Such as Toys & Medical DevicesMiniature Precision Ball Bearings are used in a wide range of applications, from medical and dental instruments, including dental hand-pieces and syncrometers, to fuel controls, encoders, servo motors, meters, radio controlled vehicles, gyros, and other precision instruments. If you’re working on any of these applications or an application with similar functions, the Miniature Precision Bearing might be a great option for you.

While Miniature Precision Bearings contain the same components used in standard radial ball bearings, what makes them different is their internal diameter which measures less than 3/8 inches or 9.5 mm. The Miniature Precision Bearings are manufactured with rings made from chrome or stainless steel and super finished raceways in order to operate at very high rotational speeds.

Miniature Precision Bearings

• are available with shields and seals to protect from contamination
• utilize extremely precise tolerances
• are designed to handle loads and reduce friction
• offer a wide variety of additional design variations
• are capable of being tailored to your specific application

Selecting the correct Miniature Precision Bearing for your specific application can be difficult. When choosing the correct bearing, you will want to consider radial clearance, precision level, and grease for your application.

If you need help selecting a bearing, our team at VNC is ready to help. Contact us to find the right bearing for your application, or browse our entire catalog of bearings today!