NHBB Technology Blog

Occasionally, we publish articles about advancements in bearing technology. We've gathered these articles all in one place for your convenient access.

NHBB First to Develop New Liner Qualified to Industry Standard AS81820 Type ‘A’

New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (NHBB) has developed the industry's first self-lubricating liner system to qualify for the new performance threshold of 100,000 cycles for spherical bearing life, established by industry-standard AS81820 Type 'A.' The liner utilizes PTFE to provide the long life and wear-resistant surface required by the Type ‘A’ spherical bearings.

Spherical bearings… Read more

Categories: R&S Bearing Solutions, Self-Lubricating Liner Technology

Ball Excursion and How It Is Prevented

Uniform spacing of the ball set in a rotating bearing is critical to bearing performance and life. After all, every ball bearing—except for full complement designs—includes a cage, which positions the balls at approximately equal intervals around the bearing raceway. In some applications, however, the cage experiences a catastrophic failure by getting torn apart by the ball-set.

Such a… Read more

Categories: Cage and Separator Design, Miniature & Instrument Ball Bearing Solutions, Precision Ball and Roller Bearing Solutions

Astro Engineers Design Cost Effective Retrofit Solution of Link Assembly for High Temperature Application

A customer recently approached Astro for help in solving a bearing wear problem in an existing application. A link assembly was wearing out long before its rated life and well within the warranty period. With hundreds of engines in service, and each containing a set of six links, replacement costs were mounting. The customer was desperate to solve the problem quickly and economically.… Read more

Categories: R&S Bearing Solutions, Self-Lubricating Liner Technology

A Review of Aircraft Self-Aligning Roller Bearings Manufactured by MinebeaMitsumi

In addition to manufacturing ball bearing and plain spherical rod ends, NHBB Astro markets a series of roller bearing rod ends (RBREs1) manufactured by MinebeaMitsumi’s NMB Rod End Division, Karuizawa, Japan.

The NMB brand of roller bearing rod end products, which meet SAE Aerospace Standard AS8952, are specified in flight control linkages where rolling elements are necessary but… Read more

Categories: R&S Bearing Solutions