Bearing Suppliers

Bearing Tariffs: What They Impact

The US imposed the first round of tariffs on imports from Chinese manufacturers on everything from gas turbines to self-propelled bulldozers – and bearings – on July 6, 2018. A second set of tariffs went into effect on August 23, and a third wave has been extended until September 5.

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3 Pet Peeves of Bushing Manufacturers

When bearings are needed for advanced applications that require higher speeds, higher loads, non-standard dimensions or rougher environmental conditions, engineer-focused bearing manufacturers design solutions that fit the unique requirements of the application. In the process of doing so, they require more up-front information from OEMs.

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5 Things Your Bearing Supplier Should Offer

Bearing suppliers can range from distributors that sell a few pieces to those that stock OEM inventory. When working with a bearing distributor, you want someone that can meet your requirements. Below are five things that you should seek in a bearing partner:

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The Cost of Metal + Long-Term Agreements

Long-term agreements (LTA) reduce risk for both the manufacturer and buyer. That risk ranges from inventory supply to overall costs. One of the many factors that go into determining the language of bearing contracts is metal exchange rates.

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7 Secrets to Long Term Agreements

As a bearing suppler, we have seen our share of long-term agreements (LTA). And, we’ve learned a few things about what makes some more successful than others. Below is 20 years of insight on how to best approach the arrangement.

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3 Quick Ways to Vet Potential Bearing Suppliers

With payroll cutbacks in certain industries, buyers are finding that they have more responsibility and less time to accomplish daily tasks. Naturally, many have started to limit meeting with potential suppliers.

Since new vendors can bring money- or time-saving solutions, it is wise to continue hosting meetings. However, it only makes sense to have them with pre-screened suppliers. Below are three ways to quickly assess if a company is worth a scheduled meeting:

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