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Specific training on linear bearings and ceramic bearings is now available. The Bearing Specialists Association has added a section on linear bearings to its In-House Training Guide, and a new Educati...

Specific training on linear bearings and ceramic bearings is now available. The Bearing Specialists Association has added a section on linear bearings to its In-House Training Guide, and a new Educational Service Committee (ESC) Report on ceramic bearings has also been released.

The In-House Training Guide (IHTG) addition is the first in a series of planned updates to the self-study guide that has served the bearing industry for years. The new section tackles precision hardened shafting, drawn shell linear ball bearings, precision linear ball bearings, self-aligning linear ball bearings, linear plain bearings, track roller systems, linear motion profile rail systems, and various feedscrews.

The material was developed by David Zoesch of INA USA Corp.

Hybrid Ceramic Ball Bearings is the latest ESC Report from BSA. Currently reserved for high-end applications, hybrid ceramic ball bearings typically consist of inner and outer rings of standard bearing steel, with silicon nitride ceramic balls. The report includes bearings for machine tool spindles, applications beyond spindle bearings, bearing identification and limitations.

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The ESC Reports offer essential information on single-topics of interest to the bearing industry.

Other ESC Reports prepared by BSA include: Bearing Installation and Fitting, Bearing Repair, History of Adhesives, Load Ratings and Bearing Life, Plane Bearings, Seal Selection, Status of Bearing Load Ratings, Vibration Analysis, and Wear Sleeves and Other Shaft Repair Options.

ESC Reports are available free from the BSA website, www.bsahome.org. The In-House Training Guide is available for purchase from BSA. Individuals who complete the IHTG course of self-study are eligible for the Certified Bearing Professional program. See www.bsahome.org or contact the BSA office at 630-858-3838 for information.

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