MRO Magazine

New machine tools division launched by bearing company

Boston, MA -- Emerson Bearing, a Boston-based bearing company catering to OEM (original equipment manufacturer...


September 23, 2010
By MRO Magazine

Boston, MA — Emerson Bearing, a Boston-based bearing company catering to OEM (original equipment manufacturers) and MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) markets internationally, has recently announced a new Machine Tools division.

Emerson Bearing’s customer care representatives in the new Machine Tools division are trained to accommodate the unique needs of machine tool clients. The division was created to meet increased demand and significant growth in this market over the last couple of years.

Marketing specialist Bob Piracini will lead the new division. Emerson Bearing’s knowledgeable Machine Tool team assists clients in determining which bearing technologies would be most suitable by taking into consideration the specifications, recommendations, maintenance strategies, fatigue life and wear resistance of the bearing in relation to the application.

Machine tool applications require bearings that are designed for rigid, high-speed, high-precision machine tool spindles. Emerson Bearing offers super precision bearings, linear motion, timing belts, adhesives and sealants, ball bearings and cylindrical roller bearings.


As machine centres operate at higher speeds and demand greater levels of precision, Emerson Bearing recommends a new generation of bearings made from advanced steels. These provide extended bearing life and increased tolerances. The company offers several brands, such as Barden and NSK which provide this option. Other available options include sealed bearings for harsh environments.


As part of its customer care, Emerson provides a bearing failure analysis service that helps clients determine the cause of bearing failure so that they may prevent future failure and predict reliability. Or, if clients desire to do so, they can use the Bearing Failure Analysis program within the Technical Toolbox on the Emerson Bearing website.

To reach Bob Piracini in Emerson’s Machine Tools division, call 866-995-8764 or e-mail