The Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017
And so ends the first year of content for the Rexnord Power Transmission Blog. As we look back on 2017, we thought it would be fun to take a look back on the 5 most read articles from the last year. We hope that you’ve enjoyed reading our content as much as we have creating it for you. If you have a topic that you would like one of our subject matter experts to address, leave us a message on Twitter or LinkedIn.
1) What is Miner's Rule?
The power capacity of a Gear Drive is an important factor in ensuring successful operation of driven equipment with minimum downtime. Making sure that the unit is correct for the application can be difficult when presented with the options from various manufacturers, especially if the specifications are unknown. However, if the amount of load and it’s time duration are known for an application, a cumulative fatigue analysis such as Miner’s rule can be used to precisely determine the life of a gear drive. Miner's Rule is a commonly used cumulative damage equation for failures caused by fatigue. The term was originally coined by M.A Miner in 1945… Read More
2) What is Bearing Brinelling?
All bearings have a typical service life. However, an OEM’s suggested service life is not always a guarantee. Bearing failure comes in many forms, such as corrosion, smearing and brinelling. The definition of brinelling is the permanent indentation of a hard surface. Bearing Brinelling is the permanent indentation of the internal raceways of a bearing that is caused by shock, excessive load, vibration, improper installation and other factors… Read More
3) What is Catenary Sag?
Catenary sag is the shape the sagging chain takes after leaving the drive sprockets. Learn how to measure and readjust catenary sag here. Pro-actively checking the catenary sag of your chain can increase drive efficiency, identify chain elongation and help predict chain removal or replacement. We recommend that all conveying chains are run with a certain amount of catenary sag, so checking it early and often is critical to maintaining the long term health of the conveying line… Read More
4) How to Install a Pillow Block Bearing
A Pillow Block Bearing is a mounted anti-friction bearing that is contained within a solid cast iron, ductile iron or cast steel housing unit. Also referred to as a housed bearing unit, meaning they are self-contained, greased, sealed and ready for installation on the equipment. Pillow Block bearings are typically bolted to a surface, so that the attached shaft runs parallel with the surface. Follow these steps to learn how to install a Pillow Block Bearing… Read More
5) How Much can IIoT Save You?
IIoT can save your business 1% on everything you do. IIoT can save you 1% on installation time, operational costs, labor and reordering parts. When you add it all up, you will start to see it’s not such a small amount after all. So what is IIoT, and how does it work… Read More
Rest assured, we will be back in the New Year with new content written by even more of our Industry experts. We appreciate all of the comments and feedback we have received from our readers, and we aim to take that feedback to make our content even better in 2018! Thank you for your continued support, and be sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date on new posts!