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Guide to bearing installation and mounting tools published

Glen Ellyn, IL - The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) is promoting a pair of valuable education tools that can help end users maximize their bearing investment. Bearing Installation - Fitting Practice and Bearing Mounting Tools offer...


Glen Ellyn, IL – The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) is promoting a pair of valuable education tools that can help end users maximize their bearing investment. Bearing Installation – Fitting Practice and Bearing Mounting Tools offer essential installation information for the distributor, manufacturer and the end-user in an easily-downloadable PDF format from the BSA website, www.bsahome.org.

Bearing Installation – Fitting Practice details the steps in achieving proper radial retention of bearing rings on their respective seats. The proper selection of shaft and housing bore dimensions and tolerances prevents rings from rotating on their seating surfaces and prevents unnecessary abrasion, making it an essential step in getting the maximum life from every installation.

The Bearing Brief also explains the International Standards Organization (ISO) coding system and its established standards for machining quality and degree of interference/clearance between ring and seat. This standard allows manufacturers worldwide to clearly communicate fitting practice.

In addition, Bearing Installation – Fitting Practice explains and illustrates three different fitting conditions, and concludes with an illustrated appendix that compares bearing retention rules and recommended fits. An expanded version of Bearing Installation – Fitting Practice is now included with BSA’s individual study program, the In-House Training Guide.

Bearing Mounting Tools focuses on the importance of proper handling practices before and during bearing installation to avoid damage that will impact performance. It covers the use and limits of tools such as a bearing heater, spanner wrench and dead blow hammer.

BSA is regularly highlighting the single-topic publications of technical information designed by BSA distributor members and participating manufacturers to deliver expertise designed to meet the needs of the end user as well as bearing industry professionals. Over the past several years, the association’s Educational Services Committee has published 25 Bearing Briefs, all of them available as free, downloadable PDFs from the BSA website, www.bsahome.org.

Bearing Briefs are just one of a variety of education and training programs and publications provided by the association. BSA is the “must belong to organization for authorized bearing distributors.” An international service and educational organization of distributors representing a total of almost 100 companies distributing factory-warranted ball-, roller-, and anti-friction bearings and invited manufacturers of bearings and related products, the association’s mission says, “BSA is the forum to enhance networking and knowledge sharing and promote the sale of bearings through authorized distributors.”

For more information,contact the BSA office at 630-858-3838; e-mail mailto:info@bsahome.orgor visit www.bsahome.org.