iko miniature bearings rail width

On December 19 2016, there was an article published on Bearing News which talks about how IKO has a new bearing line which comes in a new width. The available width options come in all different sizes such ranging from 1mm to 25mm wide bearing options. Not only this, but the range can increase as high as 44mm. In terms of length, the bearings come in four different types. These four types are the extra long, long, standard, and compact.

With all these different types of bearing options, customers are able to customize the bearing to their liking to fit all their company’s needs. The largest miniature linear bearings can have dynamic load ratings of over 16000N and moment load ratings of move 300 nm in terms of roll axis.There are C lube long term lubrication systems that are integrated into these units which allows the bearings to run smoothly.These bearings come with corrosion resistant coatings, ceramic balls, stainless steel or carbon steel rails.

Here at ASAP Fasteners, an ASAP Semiconductor owned company, we supply aircraft bearing products for aerospace market. We stock huge range of different types and designs of bearings, visit at www.asap-fastener.com . For any kind of aircraft bearings, fasteners parts need, contact our sales team at purchase@asap-fasteners.com or call us at 1-714-705-4780 .


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Radar Imager Mars Subsurface Exploration

Space missions have opened multiple avenues that explores creates the potential of space exploration. Almost half a century ago we were able to not only explore leaving earth’s atmosphere but we were able to land on the moon and take our first steps on the moon. This would have not been possible if it wasn’t for the scientists and the industries that were involved and supported this mission. The space ship that traveled to the moon was loaded with nothing more than the technology that you find in your cell phone today. This how much advanced we have gone since then.

Even something as simple as a Rivet can be as important as anything else because such an exploration into space requires a huge amount of detail and care. Having said that, TR Fastenings Norway received a new funding from the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment to build new and very strong blind rivets that will be used in a the Mars’s Rover Radar Imager.

The radar is going to be one of many instruments that will be used on the rover and it is very important that each one is built with care and sophistication. The Radar is called RIMFAX which stands for “Radar Image for Mars’ Subsurface Exploration.” Those instruments are designed to measure whether it’s possible to sustain life on Mars or not.

The Rivets are going to be used in holding up the Radar’s Antenna which requires a quality that can be sustained for years to come, it has to sustain the hostile weather changes that will occur on the surface of Mars. Not to add to the rocky terrain and the wide range of hostile conditions that can be rough, the radar is going to be used to send signal below the surface of Mars in order to create a picture and clear understanding of what is the composition of Mars’s surface.

ASAP Fasteners is a global supplier of hardware and fasteners which creates solutions for customers who are looking for any kind of fasteners used anywhere. In order to receive a quote, send us a request online at asap-fasteners.com with your part number and any other information about the part and we will send you a quote shortly. You can also send your request by email at sales@asap-fasteners.com / purchase@asap-fasteners.com or call us by phone at +1-714-705-4780.


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coupling fastener

The industry has become a great demand for new innovative couplings due to the variety of appliances that require them. Couplings are parts that are most often found to connect shafts to transmit power in many essential products. As these vital appliances become larger and larger there is a greater need for customized couplings.Couplings have been incorporated in early appliances from cotton mills to wind mills.  Due to the invention of the steam turbine this has increased the size of power operated machinery therefore increased the size of couplings as well.

"This in turn has greatly increased the demands on shafts and couplings, and in the case of bolted couplings, on the bolts themselves.”

Having the correct coupling is a crucial part to having to maintain shaft alignment.  The alignment in marine applications are a little more lenient when it comes to allowing vibration in result causing much more stress on the bearing. Unlike the marine products, power generation applications are a non-tolerant area of such vibrations. Vibrations in these parts are known to affect the ability of the turbine to reach its full power. To take precaution to avoid the vibrations companies have turned to installing optimizing shaft alignment.

“There is still scope for further analysis and it would be helpful to see exactly how the newer design of bolts with expanding sleeves compare to the older bolts when it comes to transmitting higher torque,” adds Walsh. “Having a full FE analysis could be a significant advantage since it shows the potential for reducing the number of bolts and size of the coupling, particularly in industries such as wind turbines, where they tend to avoid bolted couplings due to space restrictions.”

As vessels and machinery enlarges throughout the years there will always be a need for couplings of a different sizes and outputs. ASAP Fastener is one of the leading coupling supplier in the industry. ASAP is able to supply tested and certified parts across the globe. We are able to provide a full transparent traceability for every order to ensure our parts are not counterfeit. Streamlining your order in the most efficient way as possible to facilitate your logistics. For a better look at our products we can offer visit our website at www.asap-fasteners.com. For instant RFQs email us at sales@asap-fasteners.com or give us a call at 1-714-705-4780 .


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Bearing Companies Create New Innovating Self-Lubricating Piece

Well known bearing companies Dupont an American company and Fujian Longxi Bearing (Group) Corporation Limited (LS) from China have joined forces to be able to create a new innovative bearing to bring to the industry. Them both have created a self-lubricating bearing that is meant to be able to enhance capability and be able lower the amount of maintance cost for corporations due to its self-lubrication properties.

This new innovative bearing has been designed to be incorporated in the airframe control systems.  These bearings will be a huge contribution to aircraft applications that pertain to certain aircraft functions. This bearing will be a crucial part for landing gear in the aircraft.One of the big reasons for having Fujian Longxi on board with the bearing project was due to it being the only Navair certified company in China.

“The DuPont™ Vespel® bearing liner has been successfully applied to the Fujian Longxi spherical bearing, allowing the bearings to meet the stringent new standards of SAE AS81820 type “A” attaining maintenance free certification for 4 times if the industry average. This means longer maintenance intervals, meaning lower cost in operation, less maintenance time, and more time in the air!”

Many company and owners are caught the low cost in maintance intervals when they are aware of the innovative bearing which reduces intervals. The average interval that the standard bearing can under go before having to need maintance is at an approximate 25,000 cycles. With the new innovative self-lubricating bearing the average intervals it is able to reach a 100,000 before it requires maintance, almost three times as much!DuPont™ Vespel® CP materials has ventured out from its usual production of aircraft engines to be able to join in with the production of the bearing.

“DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) is a leading innovator of thermoplastics, elastomers, renewably-sourced polymers, high-performance parts and shapes, as well as resins that act as adhesives, sealants, and modifiers.”

Fujian Longxi Bearing Is the essential bearing part to this partnership. “Fujian Longxi Bearing (“LS”) specializes in the production of spherical plain bearings (SPB), tapered roller bearings, gears, gearboxes, and automobile parts.”

ASAP Fastener is one of the leading supplier of bearings in the industry. Working hand in hand with many the leading OEMs to supply you with the very latest parts. We are able to supply full traceability to show full transparency of your order. ASAP has a vast array of bearings parts in stock to be able to ship on the same day !  We are able to compete with many of competing suppliers by giving the best possible customer service. We work around the clock to be able fulfill your request in timely fashion. For a better look at our products visit our website at www.asap-fasteners.com .  For instant RFQs email us at sales@asap-fasteners.com or give us a call 1-714-705-4780.


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European Soccer Team West Ham Stadium Chooses

Lesjöfors manufacturer company, European Springs & Pressings Ltd has been added to the team of renovation for the West Hams Home Field in Upton Park, United Kingdom. This stadium can withhold 60,000 people till capacity that had been runned down former Olympic stadium that was in need of a renovation. Fabric Architecture led the renovation project one of the well-known fabric structures specialist in their region.

Their plans were to renovate the stadium by implanting immense fabric canopies over a vast number of retractable seats. In doing so the Fabric Company were forced to create an alternative spring solution that was able to be incorporated well with the stadiums engineering requirements.

European Springs & Pressings Ltd recently invested in a new Fortuna Machine that created it easier for the company to be able to release springs at specific specifications for the stadium project. It has been said to that,

“the new machine has expanded the Cornish company’s wire coiling capabilities to include wire from 0.3mm – 26mm, consequently opening up new markets across multi-industries.”

The manager director and company, European Springs believe that their success to their company is based on the training of machinery,

“Investing in skills training and machinery is part of an ongoing growth strategy for the organization that has seen us grow from a GB£800,000 operation to a turnover of GB£7.5 million over the last 15 years.”

They take pride in their work and are able to their results show for it. Fabric Architecture is impressed by their contribution to the project. The design and engineering director of the Fabric Architecture stated that

“European Springs & Pressings were fast, efficient and very knowledgeable in assisting us to design a system that helped dissipate the loads from the canopies.”

ASAP Fastener is leading supplier in the fastener springs division in the spring industry. Working with top manufactures in the industry to be able to supply you with the finest springs in the industry.  All our parts are tested and placed under warranty to ensure they are up to standard.  We at ASAP hold a wide variety of parts in stock in ware houses all across the US to be able to distribute  you out your order out in a timingly fashion. For a better look at www.asap-fasteners.com . For instant RFQs within 15 minutes email us at sales@asap-fasteners.com or give us a call at 1 714.705.4780.


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