Bearing Resources

Bearing ResourcesNPB® Bearings wants to help make your products perform better, your company more competitive, and your job a whole lot easier. In doing so, we have created a “Bearing Resources Center” so you can get answers and solutions you need quickly and dependably. NPB® Bearings has technical expertise available to assist with design engineering for custom products. Available options include, but are not limited to, custom rings, retainers, balls, shields, seals, lubricants, and packaging. Whether our bearing is included in the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s design or is installed in a high quality overhaul, the  name is one you can trust.

We will be constantly updating and adding new materials to this section so bookmark bearing resources and come back frequently.  Click on each link below to see the latest in each category.

 Structure of Bearing
Bearing Material
Bearing Retainer (Cage)
Bearing Closures – Shields and Seals
 ABEC Tolerances
Radial Play (Internal Clearance)
Life & Load Calculations
Maximum Speed
Shaft & Housing Fits
Frictional Torque
Vibration and Noise Rating
Nomenclature and Numbering System
 Bearing Interchange & Cross Reference
 Bearing FAQs
 Bearing White Papers

If you are looking for bearing resources and can’t find it, let us know. We’ll provide you a prompt and accurate answer. We hope that our sections on bearing technical information will help you to gain a better understanding of bearings and their performance. If you require further bearing technical information or an explanation of any of the bearing resources, please contact us.