Aeronautics: Flight Depends on Precision, Skill, and the Right Bearings

Aeronautics, the science of flight and the operation of aircraft, involves many moving parts. Where those parts move, there’s probably a bearing. From the navigation systems to the accelerometers to the landing gear, airframe control and miniature bearings play integral parts in the operation of every type of aircraft.   Flight control systems  Rudders, ailerons, gimbals, […]

Bearing FAQs – ABEC, bearing lubricants, flanges, and more

We know when you’re ordering bearings, you need as much information as possible. That’s why we’ve collected the answers to our most frequently asked bearing questions in one convenient place. If you have a different question about our business, bearings, or our clean room services like repackaging and relubrication, use our contact form to reach […]

HQW Bearings Are an Extremely Large Deal

Are you looking for precision bearings for an aerospace, medical, or robotic application? How about an Extremely Large Telescope? Look no further. Alpine Bearing is now an authorized HQW distributor. The German bearing manufacturer has what you need. HQW started out as a bearing customizer. They used their Veitshöchheim, Germany plant to recondition and relubricate […]

Facility Feature: our clean room for ball bearing re-lubrication and repackaging

Whether you’re at a food processor, medical device manufacturer, or aircraft repair facility, three things are true.  One: you have specific needs that a standard bearing straight out of the box can’t necessarily meet.  Two: you don’t have an infinite budget.  Three: you don’t have time to wait around for weeks to replace a bearing.  […]

The 11 Most Interesting and Unusual Facts About Bearings

Some people think bearings are boring. Those people are wrong. Sure, you might not live, breathe, and eat them like we do at Alpine Bearing, but we hope everyone can still share our love for these components. Bearings are precise, reliable, and beautifully engineered. Yet they can also be fun, weird, and even magical. Read […]

Authorized Bearing Distributor: What it Means, Why it Matters

Alpine Bearing is an authorized distributor for several major bearing companies including New Hampshire Ball Bearings, NMB Technologies, GRW and SKF. We enjoy having strong relationships with our manufacturing partners. But did you know those relationships confer advantages to you too? What is an authorized distributor? An authorized distributor is a company that sells the […]

Employee Spotlight: Chris Kane

Chris Kane officially joined the Alpine team as Director of Sales, West Coast, on July 5th after visiting the Alpine headquarters in Boston.  Chris’ professional background Chris brings over a decade of experience in bearing sales and a deep understanding of the market to his new position. Excited to join the Alpine team, Chris looks […]

Bearing maintenance and repair – what causes bearing failures?

When a machine stops, everything grinds to a halt. Preventing premature failure is important to maintaining your machines and reducing downtime, so you can be as productive as possible. Knowing what causes bearing failures will help to prevent premature failures and improve your shop’s efficiency. Causes of bearing failure According to research in Bearing News, […]

Why FAG’s HCM machine tool bearings?

In the specialized world of machine tool spindle repair, downtime disrupts productivity and profit for machine shops. Optimizing precision and efficiency in your shop translates to improved machine running outcomes and more money. If time is money, then using the right bearings is golden. Schaeffler FAG HCM-series bearings are a great choice to help you […]

Extended service life: benefits of high-nitrogen alloy steel

Demanding applications and conditions require high-precision bearings made with top-quality materials. Do you stop your equipment frequently? Do your machines work at very high speeds? Do your machines run at high temperatures? Do you have a corrosive environment? If you answer yes to any of these, standard bearings will not suffice. You need the next generation […]