Friday, October 17, 2014

Get Your Tapered Roller Bearings for Home or Business

All types of bearings, roller, tapered and the like available through the huge inventory from VXB Bearings. 

Tapered or roller, with their wide variety of types and sizes, these bearings may prove to be difficult to find at local hardware or home improvement stores.  Luckily, with the wide selection of bearings at VXB Bearings, finding the parts, which one needs, is easier than ever.  Using manufacturers that use the latest in bearing technology they can assure their customers that the bearings they stock will be made from the highest quality materials.

Whether the parts are needed for home or business VXB is sure to have the bearings their customers have been needing for all of their equipment or machines.  With one of the widest selection available, from three different manufacturers, VXB is sure to have a bearing for everything.

VXB Ball Bearings is the name behind the NationSkander California Corporation, which has been in the family of supplying ball bearings since 1958.  Their warehouse stocks over a million ball bearing of every type and size to fit the needs of virtually anyone.  They have three top manufacturers on hand to ensure they have the right ball bearings to fit every type of project, every time. 

From skateboards to heavy machinery we are sure to have the bearing to fit the needs of all of our customers.  Our wide inventory comes from three separate manufacturers and we offer a wide range of ball bearing types.  From ceramic to mountable bearings we have the inventory that is sure to complete any project.

Using the VXB website, bearings can be searched for using the bearing size or by part number.  However they are found, they are sure to stock the bearing needed to get the job done.  With a large amount of shipping options available VXB strives to ensure companies and individuals to get their bearings as quickly as they need them and at shipping costs they can afford.

VXB continues to add parts to their already vast inventory to ensure their customers have what they need.  With a constant changing market they offer a vast selection of high quality bearings at competitive prices all at one convenient location.
Customers can save precious time and money by ordering ball bearings, roller and tapered and every kind in between, directly from the VXB Ball Bearings website.  Anyone in need of bearings can visit their site for a quick, free quote and to check out their vast selection of ball bearings today.

About Us:  There is a number of products that rely on the mechanics of roller, ball and many other types of bearings to function.  Sometimes these bearings can be difficult to find which is where VXB bearings comes in.  With a huge selection of bearings from three major manufacturers, they feature a selection of bearings from very small bearings to much bigger bearings, which is sure to include any size one could need.  No limit to buy and with fast and affordable shipping to nearly anywhere, VXB is sure to have just the right bearing to get your equipment up and running.  Visit them at to check out their large inventory today.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Roller Bearings Provide Many Benefits Over Ball Bearings

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Consumers are Finding their Bearings at VXB Ball Bearings

Choosing from all of the different types of bearings that are available, it is hard to figure out which kind is actually the best when designing any type of machinery.  Some people like the roller bearings better, but others like the ball bearings better for their projects.

The roller bearings may be able to provide some benefits over the ball bearings when they are using them in industrial uses.  This is because a roller bearing does not create as much friction.  With the reduced friction, it could give the company a big savings on their electricity bill.

These will also reduce the fire hazard, do not require lubrication and are overall cleaner to use that other types.  VXB Ball Bearings has many different opportunities for different kinds of bearings, including the roller bearings.  They have a lot of sizes also. 

The company spokesman added, “We know how hard it can be to find the right size of bearing in the style that is necessary.  We have many different options for all of our customers.  Roller bearings, ball bearings and more can be found with a click of the mouse.”

Every piece of machinery uses a different type of motor and will do something different.  This means that it has to be able to hold up when it is being worked at its hardest.  Not all machines are going to be ran at their full capacity, but if someone wants to do this, they need to know that it is possible.
The faster that it runs, the harder it will be on many of the machines though.  These are something that is going to be very important for industries.  They may increase the speeds and make sure that they have the parts on hand in case something happens.

VXB Ball Bearings will not limit the number of bearings that can be purchased at one time.  This is something that machines need and every company has a different number of machines.  They feel that there is no reason why they cannot be prepared if something breaks either.

Roller bearings can hold up to a lot of situations though.  They are also easily replaced when they need to be replaced.  The sizes and styles are going to be determining the cost and what they are going to get used for.  There are many possibilities in the industrial world when people are using bearings.

About Us:  Getting the right kind and size of bearings is not always an easy task.  When something breaks, it cannot be started back up if the bearings gave out.  This is a very important part of the operation in many industries and for personal equipment.  VXB Ball Bearings has millions of different kinds and sizes of bearings to choose from.  Their customers can order directly through their website 24 hours a day, seven days per week.  They ship all over the world to many customers.  They carry bearings from only the top quality brands.  Check out their huge selection of bearings at

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Double Reward Points for Double the fun

5/16" X 7/16" X 1/2" Inch Bronze Cast Bushing Plain Sleeve Bearing:vxb:Ball Bearing

We are thrilled with the VXB Reward Points Program and we would like to thank everyone who is a part of it. Now you can earn “Double Reward Points for Double the fun”. Doubling the points equals two times the savings on our already low and competitive prices. The fun comes during the checkout process when you redeem your earned points and see how many have added up into great savings. This is the first time this year that we are having this promotion. Imagine how many points you can rack up in the next couple of days! You can earn twice as much reward points starting now until the end of Monday August 18, 2014.

Here’s how it works:
• For every $1.00 you spend at you will earn 2, that’s right two VXB Reward points.
• Points are redeemable when you login to your account and purchase with a credit card.
• Redeem your earned points at any time for any purchase.

Not a member, here’s how to join:
• It is quick and easy; simply register to create an account on our website.
• VXB Reward Points only work when you login to your account.

Featured Items – Plain Bushings
When it comes to plain bushing there’s several options that may work for your application. Take a look at the different styles, materials and sizes we offer: Plain Spherical Bushings, Bronze Bushings, Rod Ends.

Thanks again and please contact us with all questions either online or directly at (800) 928-4430. Family

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The FIRST Robotics is a Proud Sponor

The FIRST Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition organized by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Each year, teams of high school students compete to build robots weighing up to 120 pounds (not including battery and bumpers) that can complete a game that changes yearly. While teams are given a standard set of parts, they are also allowed a budget and encouraged to buy or make specialized parts as long as they conform to FIRST safety rules. Game details are given at the beginning of January and the teams are allowed six weeks to construct a competitive robot, that can operate autonomously as well as when guided by wireless controls, to accomplish the game's tasks.

          Every year, a different game is played. However, many of the game rules have not changed. Teams are randomly assigned in groups of 3 people, which are paired into qualification matches, where they earn 'qualifying points', the calculation of which changes each year. The game changes every year, but for the most part, they involve some autonomous (computer controlled) robot operation for 10–15 seconds at the beginning of a match, followed by a much longer period (usually 2 minutes) of remote control. The FIRST Robotics Competition involves teams of mentors (corporate employees, teachers, or college students) and high school students who collaborate to design and build the robot. The game is designed by FIRST and changes from year to year. This game is announced at a nationally simulcast kickoff event in January. is a proud sponsor of a team in the First Robotics Competition. We encourage the participants as they may be responsible for some significant technological advances in years to come.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring into March Madness

Spring is finally here and it is the perfect time of year to stock up on bearings. Whether you are using bearings to replace on your washer, dryer, vacuum, garage door, exercise machines…etc. we have them all! Get that honey-do list ready now and order your bearings before the handy person disappears into hibernation again. (March Madness, MLB) Ball Bearings welcomes the season with a warm promotion. A Free Digital Vernier Caliper will be offered when you checkout using our website This special offer is only valid for orders equaling or exceeding $100.00 and purchased through sales. The offer is for a limit time, one per customer and while supplies lasts.

Featured Items

Our team at Ball Bearings works hard all year round to bring you the best quality ball bearings at competitive low prices. We appreciate all your positive feedback and with your help we are growing and improving our services. Other than our massive selection of ball bearings we also carry a line of Bearing Tools & Lubricants. These are the accessories to our collection. A High Performance Synthetic Light Oil Multi Purpose lubricant may be what your bearing needs.  
High Performance Synthetic Light Oil Multi Purpose lubrication
While most people are getting ready for the Madness of March basketball games, spring training, spring cleaning or shedding those extra lbs from winter. We are here to help to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us with any questions either online or directly at (800) 928-4430.

Remember to login to your account to earn your VXB Reward Points. Points are redeemable only when you login to your account and purchase with a credit card. Redeem your earned points at any time for any purchase.

Thanks again! Family
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Linear Shafts vs Axles


What is the difference between a linear motion shaft and a pin shaft? The answer is: The Tolerance. 

            A linear motion rail is designed to have linear bearings move across the shaft. These rails are usually designed with a tolerance of -15 to -20 microns; enough undersized to accommodate the tolerance of the bearing and allowing it to glide smoothly up and down the shaft. Examples of these shafts are 3D printer machines, manufacturing plant machines, molding machines, etc.

            A pin/axle shaft has a tolerance of +10 to +20 microns. A bearing would need to get press fit onto this shaft to fit snug. You can find these sorts of shafts/pins in pretty much most common applications such as roller skates, skateboards, ceiling fans, fans, etc.

Shaft is desired to transfer the motion (rotary), from one member to another, where as the axle is used to support the bearing in rotary motion.  For example, if you were to use a linear shaft as an axle, you would find that the bearing would fit loosely around the shaft. The bearing therefore it would be unstable and may cause problems in the application. On the other hand, if an axle shaft were to be used as a linear shaft, you will find that the linear bearings would not glide up and down. The bearings would get stuck. We often get calls from customers with this problem. It is important to distinguish what type of shaft you need according to your application. For any questions, call us, we are happy to help.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ball Bearings Heat and Clearance

Ball and Roller bearings unmounted have internal clearance. This clearance is an actual air gap. As bearings are mounted and pressed onto shafts some of the air gap is removed. As bearings operate the shaft is normally hotter than the housing causing a thermal unbalance which results in more clearance removal.
There are 3 key points to consider when purchasing a bearing:
1. Clearance of the bearing- When heat is involved, the tolerance of the bearing will determine the amount of space the bearing has to expand. You will typically find bearings with C0 clearance. The next larger clearance is a C3, C4, and then C5. Each clearance allows a certain amount of space between the ball bearing and outer race.
2. The material of the bearing: Under too much heat, chrome steel and stainless steel will rust. This limits the amount of heat the metal can take. Your standard chrome steel can handle up to 250ºF. If a bearing exceeds the heat temperature rating, it will fail. Stainless steel can handle more heat. The metal in high temperature bearings is heat treated to be able to withstand higher temperatures.
3. Cage: You will notice that all of the high temperature bearings have no cage (full compliment). This is due to the fact that the bearings expand under heat. If a bearing is encased in a cage, once heated, the bearing will break the cage causing the bearing to fail.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Needle Roller Bearings Different Types

Machined type: The machined type of needle roller bearing can carry the most weight out of the 3 types. This bearing is manufactured from a
Machined Type Needle Roller Bearings are bearings with a low sectional height and large load ratings. The outer ring has high rigidity and can easily be used even for light alloy housings. These bearings are available in metric series and inch series, both of which have the caged type and the full complement type. It is possible to select a suitable bearing for use under various conditions such as heavy loads and high-speed or low-speed rotations. In addition, there are bearings with and without an inner ring. As the type without inner ring uses a shaft as the raceway surface, a compact design is possible

Drawn type: Drawn cup roller clutches are designed to transmit torque between the shaft and housing in one direction and allow free overrun in the opposite direction. These designs utilize the same small radial section as drawn cup needle roller bearings. The units are compact, lightweight and operate directly on a hardened shaft. These bearings are manufactured from pressed steel molds.  Proper mounting is easily accomplished with a simple press fit in the housing. Clutches and clutch and bearing assemblies are offered both in inch and metric nominal series. The Metric sizes for these bearings start with “HK” and the inch series starts with “SC” on our website.

Cage roller: The caged roller bearings are great for low profile designs in applications. This design is basic and takes up less space than a machined roller bearing. Needle roller and cage assemblies are ready-to-mount, self-contained bearing components. They are an excellent choice for applications that require a very rigid bearing arrangement as well as a high load carrying capacity. If the shaft and housing bore can serve as raceways, needle roller and cage assemblies require minimal radial space. The part number for this bearing starts with a K on our website.