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Regal’s Sealmaster Time Saving axial groove mounted ball bearing wins award

November 5, 2018
By Regal Beloit
Nov. 5, 2018 – Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission components, announced it has been awarded a 2018 Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award for their innovation of the Sealmaster Time Saving Axial Groove Mounted Ball Bearing.

The award recognizes companies for innovation and excellence in product design or technology related to bearings or auxiliary items such as a mounting tool, monitoring device and more. The award provides both the manufacturer and BSA the opportunity for collaborative promotional opportunities to increase brand awareness.

The Sealmaster Time Saving axial groove mounted ball bearing is available in both a medium 2 7/16” and up as well as standard 2 11/16” and up shaft sizes. The namesake axial groove that runs the entire length of the inner ring bore is the only product on the market that allows for easier bearing removal, providing clearance from the burr created by the setscrew used that is used to lock the bearing to the shaft. The reduction in shaft damage eliminates extended downtime and reduces additional costs to repair or replace the shaft before reuse.  

The awards were presented at the BSA/American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) Fall meeting on Sept. 17. The award was presented by Jim Scandina, BSA president, who provided a one-minute description of each finalist. Chad Hartley, vice-president and business leader, bearings and components, of Regal accepted the award.