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What are cam follower bearings?

What are cam follower bearings?

A cam follower bearing is a roller or needle bearing that is specifically designed to follow cams or tracks.  Cam Type bearings are used in linear motion systems including transfer lines, conveyor systems, and other industrial machinery.

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Mechanical Power Status – COVID-19

Mechanical Power Status – COVID-19

Despite Friday’s roll-out of an Illinois “lockdown”, Mechanical Power will be operational to the extent of answering phones, emails and shipping products to our customers in the coming weeks. We supply parts with “essential” applications and as a result will be keeping customers whole with continuity of supply throughout this challenging period.

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Who Can Think of a Good Band Name?

Who Can Think of a Good Band Name?

If the Power Transmission Distribution Industry were a band, the actual band name needs some work, the PTDA would be their biggest, best, and most organized fan club I have ever seen. The Power Transmission Distribution Association, was formed in 1960. Its membership is composed primarily of distributors and manufacturers of power transmission/motion control products. The PTDA’s employees are some of the most passionate individuals when it…

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Mechanical Power Interns

Mechanical Power Interns

Here in the Chicagoland area, where winters can be especially harsh and long, summertime brings with it an appreciation among us. Along with the sweet smells of cut grass, sun block, and BBQ cookouts, come the young and eager minds of the summer intern. I truly believe any internship program is just as beneficial for the organization as it is for the intern.

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Exceptional Engineering Support at MPI: Jibo Zachariah

Exceptional Engineering Support at MPI: Jibo Zachariah

One of Mechanical Power’s best competitive advantages is our engineers we have on staff both domestically and internationally to act in the best interests of our customers. Since I have been told this is unique for the role we occupy within our industry I thought I might take a moment to discuss with our engineer Jibo Zachariah just why this situation is so important.

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