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Pinions Should Never Be An Afterthought

Posted by Richard Potesta on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 09:10 AM

When you get dressed, you put on your shirt and pants. You probably take the time to pick out all your undergarments. Most people even do their hair and brush their teeth. When you are ready to go, do you slip your shoes on without putting on socks first? Of course not.

Most people understand that the small things matter in life. Socks may not be the most exciting part of your wardrobe, but you look funny without them. Worse, your feet will probably start to get uncomfortable, and you could even ruin your shoes. Socks prove that something does not have to be prominently visible to make or break your readiness for the task at hand.

The same principle applies to manufacturing. When you take the time to buy the best slewing ring bearings for your needs, be sure to complete your purchase with pinions.

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Slew Ring Bearing Condition Monitoring to Ensure Safe Crane Operation

Posted by Richard Potesta on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 10:09 AM

There are several vital design components of a crane, including slew ring bearings. These bearings allow the crane to rotate 360 degrees, while sustaining the load of the crane and associated weights, including the payload and counterbalance. A failure of the slew ring bearing would result in an operational breakdown that could end in catastrophe.

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How to Prevent the Failure of Your Slewing Ring Bearings

Posted by Richard Potesta on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 15:08 PM

Slewing ring bearing failures can be catastrophic situations that can even end in death in the most serious cases. Fortunately, there are preventative measures you can take to help ensure your slewing ring bearings operate the way you need them to time and time again. Below you will find three preventative maintenance steps that you need to take when caring for your slewing ring bearings.

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4 Commonly Overlooked Slewing Ring Bearing Installation Measures

Posted by Richard Potesta on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 @ 08:07 AM

Now that you have specified an appropriate slewing ring bearing for your project, it is time to move into the installation phase. Ensure a successful installation by taking the following four factors into consideration.

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3 Things to Know When Working With a Bearing Supplier

Posted by Richard Potesta on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 11:04 AM

When it comes to purchasing a slewing ring bearing, it is common for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to do their procurement through a distributor. However, this is not always the best option - companies should instead deal directly with a bearings supplier. This type of communication offers a variety of benefits including reduced risk, reduced price, and faster response times.

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3 Questions to Ask When Specifying a Slewing Ring Bearing

Posted by Richard Potesta on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 @ 08:03 AM

When it comes to specifying slewing ring bearings, it is easy to overlook some vital components of the selection process. This is especially true if you end up buying a catalog bearing instead of one customized specifically for your application. Be sure to ask the following questions to help ensure you are selecting the right slewing ring bearings for your product.
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SlewPro: Built to Provide the Service & Customization You Deserve

Posted by Richard Potesta on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

We often get people, both prospects and clients alike, that ask about our beginnings. How did you get into custom manufacturing slew ring bearings? So, we’ve decided to tell our story and, more importantly, explain why custom manufacturing matters to our slew ring bearing users.

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Case Study: SlewPro Partnership Saves Time & Money

When Wolf Robotics needed a quick turnaround on a new slewing bearing for a special project in 2017, SlewPro was the only company able to meet the time and specification requirements. The project met all requirements and was on budget, earning more trust from Wolf Robotics’ engineering team.

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