Bearings enhance the functionality of machinery and help to save energy. Bearings do their work silently, in tough
environments, hidden in machinery where we can't see them. Nevertheless, bearings are crucial for the stable
operation of machinery and for ensuring its top performance.
The word "bearing" incorporates the meaning of "to bear," in the sense of "to support," and "to carry a burden." This
refers to the fact that bearings support and carry the burden of revolving axles.
The basic function of bearings is principally to reduce mechanical friction. Reducing friction means:
- machinery will run more efficiently
- there will be less frictional wear, extending the operating life of the machinery
- preventing abrasion burn, avoiding mechanical breakdown
Bearings also contribute to lower energy consumption by reducing friction and allowing the efficient transmission of power. This is just one way in which bearings are environmentally friendly.