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Effects of geometry on roller bearing performance explained in upcoming webinar

Washington, DC – The 2013 webinar series of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) includes one next month on the Effects of Geometry on Roller Bearing Performance. It takes place at 1 p.m. EDT on Sept. 19, 2013.


Washington, DC – The 2013 webinar series of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) includes one next month on the Effects of Geometry on Roller Bearing Performance. It takes place at 1 p.m. EDT on Sept. 19, 2013.

The webinar will provide an introduction to roller and raceway contact geometry and its impact on bearing performance. It also will present an overview of maximum contact stress and highlight the differences between line and point contact, centre and edge stresses, raceway profile variations, and their impact on bearing life.

The webinar will be moderated by James Misch, director of industrial engineering at NTN Bearing Corp. of America. The course will be instructed by Rick Janssen, staff engineer from NTN, who has more than 15 years of bearing industry experience and continues to provide technical support for bearing users across a variety of industries and applications.

Participants completing this webinar will be able to:

– Define contact and maximum shear stress in roller bearings

– Define maximum bearing element load, and identify the difference between point and line contact

– Define the difference between centre and edge stress in roller bearings

– Define how shaft and housing misalignment can result in edge stress which effects bearing life

– Define the different types of crowning applied to roller bearings to enhance bearing performance

To register for the webinar, visit http://www.americanbearings.org/events/event_details.asp?id=338596.