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Universal Joints Come With Friction Or Needle Bearings

J. W. Winco has introduced metric-size steel universal joints with friction bearings and needle bearings. Available as single-or double-jointed versions, these precision, long-lasting units offer mini...


November 1, 2008
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

J. W. Winco has introduced metric-size steel universal joints with friction bearings and needle bearings. Available as single-or double-jointed versions, these precision, long-lasting units offer minimal play. The allowable rpm is dependent on load, duration, angular disposition and lubrication. In ideal applications, joints with friction bearings allow for up to 1,000 rpm, while those with needle bearings are designed for applications of up to 4,000 rpm. The universal joints are made of carbon steel, with joint bearing surfaces, pins and bearing sleeves that are case-hardened. Units with friction bearings are available in bore sizes of 6 mm to 32 mm, while the needle bearing versions are available with bore sizes ranging from 10 mm to 32 mm.

J. W. Winco

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