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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

What are ANSI, ISO, and ASTM standards for bearings?

If you’ve searched for bearings online, you’ve likely come across product descriptions boasting about meeting ANSI, ISO, or ASTM standards. You know the standards are a sign of quality – but who came up with them, and what do they mean? Technical standards help both manufacturers and buyers. Manufacturers use them to make and test […]

Avoiding Friction From Counterfeit Bearings

If you unwittingly buy a fake Rolex, you’ll be disappointed, but you’ll probably be okay. But if your new bearings are counterfeit, your equipment and the people who operate it are at risk. Why should you care about counterfeit bearings? There’s a reason you choose a reputable brand when you buy bearings: you want to […]

These 10 Things in Your Home Have Bearings in Them 

We deal with bearings all day long here at Alpine Bearing. You might not be as obsessed with bearings as we are, but we bet you interact with bearings in your home every day. Did you know these 10 things in your home have bearings in them?   Microwave. Bearings are perfect for reducing friction on […]

Alpine Bearing’s Boston Facility Earns ISO 9001: 2015 Certification

Boston Bearing Distributor Earns ISO 9001 Alpine Bearing, the distributor with the largest inventory of bearings in the U.S., has earned its ISO 9001: 2015 certification. Recently, the NSF, the international accreditation body, audited Alpine Bearing to gauge the efficiency of its systems and processes, continuous improvement practices, and customer satisfaction efforts and found the […]

How to Search for the Bearings You Need

How to Use Our Site to Search for the Bearings You Need At Alpine Bearing, you can conduct your bearing search by product number or bearing type. Here’s how. Search by product number Go to the home page, Type the product number into the search bar on the top right of the page. Hit […]