Covid-19 Update!! Current supply status - 3rd April 2020.
Trading by online order and email. Allow a few extra days for all deliveries and pre-orders due to quarantine precautions. Most of our distributors are open and able to contact us using the distributor phone line.
If legislation requires us to cease trading our emegency contacts will be available to those who might need them. Hospitals, medical and bio research teams please email us if you need emergency contacts for equipment spare parts.
Cleanliness - Bearings - Technical
Strict cleanliness is an essential condition for the good operation of all miniature bearings. RMB Germany achieves this perfect cleanliness by
- Full temperature control and air filtration of all production departments
- Ultrasonic cleaning of all components after different stages of manufacture
- Cleaning by specially developed methods, of all component parts before assembly
- The assembly of parts in special clean rooms, in which the temperature, humidity and dust content of the atmosphere are controlled to precise limits
- Strict observation of the rules of cleanliness enforced on all personnel working in these clean rooms
- The repeated cleaning of finished bearings by processes specially designed and perfected for small bearings
- The use of specially filtered lubricants
- The packing of finished bearings in absolutely clean sachets or tubes hermetically sealed
The above examples give an indication of the efforts made by RMB to supply their customers with bearings of the highest standard of cleanliness. For premium bearing performance it is essential that this standard is maintained by the end user. This may be achieved by observing the following points:
- It is the degree of precision and of
cleanliness called for by the application which
determines to what point the following recommendations
should be carried out.
- Assembly components, shafts, spindles,
housings, springs etc should be manufactured to the
specified tolerances, and the surface finish should be
satisfactory for the application in question. All the
components should be free from faults, corrosion, burrs
etc. Cleaning of all component parts before mounting the
bearing should be done outside the workroom where the
bearings are to be mounted and all necessary care should
be taken to avoid recontamination during transport from
cleaning to place of assembly (assembly shop).
- The bearings should be assembled in a
place specially arranged for the purpose and separated
from other departments. It should if possible conform to CLEAN
ROOM standards, with dust free atmosphere,
temperature and humidity control. Machining should not be
done in the same room.
- The personnel employed in the assembly of
high precision bearings should be subject to special
rules of cleanliness. It is usual to equip them with
overalls and head-dress of special non-fibrous material.
It should be strictly forbidden to smoke, eat, make-up
etc within the clean rooms.
- Bearings should be removed from their
packing only immediately before assembly. If the package
contains several bearings, it should be opened in such a
way that only one bearing may be taken out at a time.
- Bearings should be manipulated with
tweezers or other special tools. One should never touch
high precision bearings with fingers unprotected by
rubber or plastic finger stalls.
You can find many types of bearings in the Small Parts & Bearings Bearings Online Catalogue pages.
For a huge range of bearings online please visit the Bearing Shop Online Website.
Hobby and Engineering Supplies lists a smaller range of products and only the most popular items in each range. They also list many additional hobby specific categories.
For the best range of miniature and small bearings please try the Miniature Bearings Australia website. Miniature Bearings Australia also list a large variety of miniature engineering products.
Extra information for Technical - Bearings
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Small Parts & Bearings offers 126767 products in 2547 categories including couplings, screws, hex nuts, ball bearings, roller bearings, thrust bearings, ceramic and hybrid bearings, stainless steel bearings, miniature bearings, shafting, corrosion resistant - see the full listing in the Online Catalogue. We have excellent Freight Rates within Australia and worldwide. We offer a choice of delivery with a signature required, or cheaper options with no signature required. The no signature required options are at the customer’s risk once the goods leave our store.
Using the links throughout this site you will find extensive information including catalogues, technical data, and other product specific information. We sell our products worldwide through our online store and our overseas freight rates are competitive for fully traceable courier delivery.
Small Parts & Bearings is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.
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