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Reali-Slim® Bearings Begin Work on Mars for the Third Time

Muskegon, Mich., USA... The Curiosity rover that landed on Mars on Aug. 6 features the largest, most advanced scientific payload of any Mars mission yet - and, as usual, Reali-Slim-® thin section bearings. The five pairs of duplexed bearings from Kaydon Bearings Division save space and weight in two important areas: preparing rock material samples for analysis and supporting the steering...

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Kaydon Bearing Helps Astronomers Study the Stars

Kaydon Bearing Helps Astronomers Study the Stars

Muskegon, MICH., USA - How do you collect data from stars thousands of light years away while positioning a 300-ton telescope to within a fraction of a human hair? You use a high-tech spectrometer called MOSFIRE, rotating on a Kaydon bearing. With MOSFIRE, astronomers can gather spectra at near-infrared wavelengths (invisible to the human eye) and even penetrate cosmic dust clouds to investigate...

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Space-Saving HS Series Slewing Ring Bearings Now Available from Stock
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Space-Saving HS Series Slewing Ring Bearings Now Available from Stock

MUSKEGON, MICH... Kaydon Corporation Bearings Division is now stocking many models of its space-saving HS Series slewing ring bearings, which handle moment loads of up to 139,900 ft-lbs. This is about twice the capacity of the popular Kaydon RK Series bearings, in the same envelope. The ability to deliver exceptional load and thrust with significant space savings makes Kaydon HS Series bearings...

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New Ratings Show REALI-SLIM® Bearing Life Often Much Longer than Previously Published
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New Ratings Show REALI-SLIM® Bearing Life Often Much Longer than Previously Published

MUSKEGON, MICH. ... JANUARY 11, 2007 ... After extensive testing, KAYDON Corporation Bearings Division has introduced higher dynamic capacity ratings for its REALI-SLIM® thin-section bearings based on an improved calculation methodology developed specifically for thin-section bearings. These make bearing life projections more accurate and result in life projections for many REALI-SLIM® bearings...

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Miniature Bearings withstand extreme service environments.

Measuring less than 1 in., Miniature Bearings are assembled in class 10,000 clean rooms under class 100 laminar flow benches. Dimensional and functional accuracy are in accordance with ABEC and ISO standards. Units are available with selection of steels, ceramic rolling elements, closures, mounting configurations, retainers, and lubricants to meet specific needs. They are suited for medical,...

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Thin Section Bearings suit turntable applications.

Miniature Reali-Slim-® TT Series features single 4-point contact ball radial design, consisting of single row of balls with gothic arch raceway and 1-piece separators. Radial, axial, and moment-load capable, bearings are pre-lubricated and ready for use. They feature bore sizes from 1.5-6.0 in. with height of .25 in. Versions are available with internal or external spur gear, or in non-geared...

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Kaydon Bearings Introduces New Interactive Slewing Ring Bearing Selector

Muskegon, MI., September 13, 2016: Kaydon Bearings has added an interactive slewing ring bearing selector to its website. The selector makes it easy for engineers and designers to search the Kaydon slewing ring bearings catalog 390 by part number, bearing type, internal and external dimensions, application, gear type, axis of rotation, static load, speed, and tangential force per drive...

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Kaydon Bearings Division Unveils Online Bearing Selector Tool

Muskegon, Mich., USA... Kaydon Bearings Division has added an interactive bearing selector to its website, www.kaydonbearings.com. “The selector makes it easy for engineers and designers to search our standard thin section bearing catalog by dimensions or part number,” said Les Miller, Kaydon vice president of engineering.-  “Results include 2D and 3D drawing downloads, making the...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Reali-Slim® Bearings Begin Work on Mars for the Third Time

Muskegon, Mich., USA... The Curiosity rover that landed on Mars on Aug. 6 features the largest, most advanced scientific payload of any Mars mission yet - and, as usual, Reali-Slim-® thin section bearings. The five pairs of duplexed bearings from Kaydon Bearings Division save space and weight in two important areas: preparing rock material samples for analysis and supporting the steering...

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Kaydon Bearing Helps Astronomers Study the Stars

Kaydon Bearing Helps Astronomers Study the Stars

Muskegon, MICH., USA - How do you collect data from stars thousands of light years away while positioning a 300-ton telescope to within a fraction of a human hair? You use a high-tech spectrometer called MOSFIRE, rotating on a Kaydon bearing. With MOSFIRE, astronomers can gather spectra at near-infrared wavelengths (invisible to the human eye) and even penetrate cosmic dust clouds to investigate...

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Kaydon Bearings Marks 25 Years in Mexico

Muskegon, Michigan, USA... The Kaydon Bearings Division operations in Monterrey, Mexico have come a long way since 1987, growing from 12 employees to nearly 500 and producing some 490,000 slewing ring bearings for customers around the world. The operations celebrated their 25th anniversary April 12 with refreshments, commemorative shirts and visits by senior management from Kaydon corporate...

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Kaydon Bearings and Cooper Bearings Realign Global Sales Team

Muskegon, Michigan, USA...The Kaydon Bearings Division and Cooper Bearings units of Kaydon Corporation have announced a new global sales realignment that includes the appointments of three regional sales leaders. Michael Chue, vice president of Asia Pacific, has 29 years of high-level industrial sales experience with Ingersoll Rand, Emerson Motor Company, Magnequench/Energy Conversion Systems,...

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Kaydon Bearings Website Features Expanded Remanufacturing Content

Muskegon, Michigan, USA...Kaydon Corporation Bearings Division has added white papers, case studies, FAQs, and more to the bearing remanufacturing section of its website, www.kaydonbearings.com. We've expanded the bearing remanufacturing content on our website to provide customers with more relevant, useful information, said Ron Shaw, Kaydon bearing remanufacturing manager. Customers can learn...

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Kaydon Bearings Names Stofferahn Vice President of N.A. Sales

Muskegon, Michigan, USA... Michael Stofferahn has been appointed vice president of North American sales by Kaydon Bearings Division. In his new position, he will lead the North American OEM and distribution sales teams as well as Kaydon's industry management for the aerospace and defense, medical, heavy equipment, and semiconductor markets. Stofferahn comes to Kaydon from Rexnord Product...

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High-Capacity HS Slewing Ring Bearings Featured in Data Sheet

Muskegon, Michigan, USA... Kaydon HS Series slewing ring bearings, which offer high load and thrust capacity for their size, are featured in a new data sheet from Kaydon Bearings Division. Outside diameters range from 20 inches to 47 inches (500 to 1,200 mm). Most HS sizes are available from stock, and forgings are stocked for the rest. HS Series bearings are efficiently designed, providing...

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Kaydon Bearings Releases New Slewing Ring Bearing Catalog

Muskegon, Michigan, USA... At 136 pages, the latest edition of the Kaydon Corporation Bearings Division slewing ring bearing catalog is the company's most comprehensive yet. Engineers can download a PDF version at www.kaydonbearings.com or request a free printed copy, either at the website or by calling Kaydon toll-free at (800) 514-3066. The redesigned catalog contains easy-to-use tables with...

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