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On-Demand Webinar: Managing Misalignment in Linear Motion Systems

When design engineers evaluate linear bearings, they always ask about performance attributes such as speed, load capacity and lifecycle. Then they want to know the price. It’s rare, however, that they ask about the bearing’s sensitivity to misalignment. And that’s a big mistake, because misalignment represents one of the leading causes of premature linear bearing wear and failure.

By shortening the working life of linear bearings, misalignment can be a significant cost driver for both the machine builder and owner. Machine builders suffer from higher warranty costs when bearings fail prematurely—not to mention the less tangible cost of a damaged reputation for quality. Machine owners, meanwhile, have to contend not just with the cost of buying and installing new bearings but also any downtime costs.

Rather than incur these costs once the machine has gone into service, it’s far better to deal with misalignment upfront.

Watch our on-demand webinar to learn more.