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Archive for 2016

Aerospace bearing installation tools critical for safe flight

In order to exploit the full potential that bearings have to offer, they must be correctly installed by using the appropriate tools. The repercussions of a poorly mounted bearing can be catastrophic. The correct installation of bearings can save time and dramatically increase the life of bearings, as well as maximising the availability of critical […]

Designing with Hybrid Bearings

If extreme speeds, temperatures and lifetimes interest you, then you’re at the right place. Erick Sloan from Carter Manufacturing Limited writes a follow up to designing with ceramic bearings, as an Engineer’s guide to designing with hybrid bearings. Figure 1: Example of hybrid bearing for a cryogenic application We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages […]

New European distribution agreement will mean faster lead times for low volume custom engineered aerospace bearings

Carter Manufacturing Limited  has signed a distribution agreement with US custom bearing specialist Napoleon Engineering Services (NES)  to provide custom engineered bearings in small order quantities and on fast lead times to the aerospace industry and other markets in Europe. Based in Olean, NY, USA, NES specialises in the manufacture of custom bearings, as well […]

Carter Showcases Bearing Advancements at Drives and Controls Exhibition 2016

The time has come again for the famous Drives and Control Exhibition (NEC Birmingham, 12-14 April 2016). Many of the UK’s leading companies within the Automation, Motion Engineering and Power Transmission industries will demonstrate their latest technology and advancements while giving opportunities to connect with strategic industry suppliers. The exhibition attracts significantly more attention every year […]

Precision thin section bearings from Carter ensure rigidity and repeatability of camera motion control rigs

A UK-based designer and manufacturer of robotic motion control systems for live broadcast, film and photography applications, is utilising Silverthin® precision thin section bearings from Carter Manufacturing on a variety of its robotic motion control camera rigs. The thin section bearings are playing a key role in ensuring the overall system rigidity and repeatability of […]

Designing with Ceramic Bearings

Do you know when and why to use ceramic bearings? You’re about to. It is very important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of ceramic bearings before designing them into your application. This article will highlight the pros and cons, outline the common ceramic bearing materials and touch upon a few of the endless applications […]

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