Industrial bearings are not just simple machine elements; they are critical components of machines, often referred to as the heart of a machine. A bearings purpose is to restrict degrees of freedom of any part. It gives the desired direction to a given component. A bearing eliminates direct contact between two elements and reduces friction between them, resulting in less force work or energy to remove a part. There are many distinct bearing types, each with particular characteristics suited to specific applications. Many factors influence the design of a bearing: load type, speed, temperature, shock or vibration, dirt or abrasive contamination, possible alignment inaccuracies, space limitations, or shaft rigidity requirements. Selecting the appropriate bearing for your application can be extremely complicated. Let our experienced staff assist you with product selection and problem resolution. Like bearings, CDWdrives works hard to keep your essential applications and equipment up and running.