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, https://alpinebearing.com/ Type the product number into the search bar on the top right of the page. Hit […]

Alpine Bearing and its Massive Inventory Make the World Spin

Photo courtesy Alpine Bearing We’ve discussed preventive maintenance and how taking the right steps ahead of time can save you time and money. While that’s true, sometimes, even in companies with the best maintenance programs, a piece of equipment breaks. When that happens, and your line stops, you need a new part ASAP. For some […]

Importance of Bearing Maintenance: Lubrication

Photo courtesy Pixabay Anyone who uses equipment with moving parts or cooks a meal understands the value of lubrication. You change the oil on your car every three to five thousand miles. You wax your skis to make them glide better on the slopes. You even grease the frying pan before adding the food so […]


On three days in May, Alpine Bearing and hundreds of manufacturing, distribution, and technology firms descended on the Big E (Eastern States Exposition) in West Springfield, Massachusetts for EASTEC, the premier manufacturing event in New England. Hosted by the SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) and the AMT (Association for Manufacturing Technology), EASTEC hosted over twelve […]

Things My Dad Taught Me

By Jim Levin, President, Alpine Bearing My dad, Robert, had some definite ideas about how to run a business. The customer is always right may sound like a cliché, but that’s how he operated. It was important to him for his customers to get a quality product for a good price. He said, “I’d rather […]

Visit Alpine Bearing at EASTEC 2017, Booth #5669

Once again the team at Alpine Bearing will be attending and participating in EASTEC! Stop by our booth, #5669, to chat with Jim, Lenny, JC, or the rest of the team to learn the latest in bearings, new product lines we’re carrying, what’s going on in our clean room and more! The show, New England’s […]