Industrial bearings are not just simple machine elements they are one of the most important components of machines, often referred to as the heart of a machine. A bearings purpose is to generate rotational movement while reducing friction between its surface and the surface of a device it is mounted on. There are many distinct bearing types, each with particular characteristics which are 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. Just like bearings CDWdrives works hard to keep your essential applications and equipment up and running.