Cheers. Brewing a New Niche – Emerson Bearing Boston Announces Craft Brewer Division

EB_logo2C_tagline_5inWith craft brewers cropping up across the nation, Emerson Bearing Boston, a bearing company catering to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) markets around the world, has found a new niche.

As a supplier of bearings and related products to the packaging and food processing industries, Emerson Bearing Boston has established a Craft Brewer Division dedicated to their rapidly expanding small and independent brewer customer base. Mike Quinn, Marketing Specialist, oversees the division.

According to the Brewers Association, craft brewers accounted for 11 percent volume share of the marketplace in 2014, up from 5 percent in 2010. And steady growth is expected to continue.

Emerson Bearing Boston provides bearings utilized in the brewing process, which includes mixing, bottling, canning, seaming, labeling and also in any part of the process that involves conveyance. Emerson Bearing Boston is one of the only suppliers of hybrid stainless steel or ceramic bearing seaming rolls, which are made of advanced materials to last longer and run cooler. They also provide stainless steel single roller ball bearings and ceramic ball bearings, which are used in canning and handling lines. Other products include tabletop chain, rollers, idlers, stainless steel mounted units, cam followers, rod ends, thrust bearings, control bearings, needle roller bearings, adhesives and sealants.

“Packaging and food processing are usually fully automated and often take place under extreme operating conditions. It requires low maintenance, special hygiene requirements and operational reliability,” said Steve Katz, president. “By supplying dependable parts and service, we’ve been able help craft brewers such as Newburyport Brewing Company of Mass., West Sixth Brewery of Kentucky and Moab Brewery of Utah keep their production lines moving.”

For more information about the Craft Brewer division, contact Mike Quinn at 800-225-4587 or email mquinn@emersonbearing.com.

About Emerson Bearing Boston

Founded in 1957, Emerson Bearing Boston specializes in bearings for OEM and MRO markets throughout the world. The company provides solutions to a variety of industries including: aggregate, concrete, mining, machine tools, electric motor repair, marine, material handling, metal processing, packaging, food processing, paper converting, printing, wind/power generation, recreation, heavy construction, robotics, automation, transportation, wood products, wastewater treatment, pump, compressor and oil field.

Emerson Bearing Boston offers customers a one-stop shopping experience. With an online product catalog with over 3 million bearings – ranging in size from 3mm to tunnel-boring 15-foot-diameter giants; a vast inventory of bearings; worldwide sourcing; a fixed price program; a knowledgeable staff; same day shipping and 24/7 service, Emerson Bearing Boston has become a leading provider of bearings in the U.S. They are the sister company of Action Bearing and maintain headquarters at 201 Brighton Ave. Boston, MA. For more information, visit www.emersonbearing.com or call 800-225-4587.

Lee Holt to Lead Wood Products Division at Emerson Bearing Boston

Lee Holt

Lee Holt has been named Marketing Specialist at Emerson Bearing Boston, providers of bearing and related products for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) markets around the globe. Holt will lead Emerson Bearing Boston’s Wood Products Division dedicated to accommodating the unique bearing needs of wood industry customers.

Holt, who has been a key member of the Emerson Bearing Boston team for 47 years, has been promoted from Inside Sales to Marketing Specialist and will oversee the Wood Products Division.

Holt has comprehensive knowledge of bearings, having begun his career with Emerson Bearing Boston as a part-time warehouse stock assistant when he was a student. After graduating from Boston Trade School of Roxbury, he began working full-time at Emerson Bearing Boston and received hands-on training in fulfillment and sales.

From logs to finished cabinetry, the wood industry spans a variety of bearing requirements. At the logging level heavy duty mounted units and roller chain are essential as the logs are de-limbed and rough processed at the sawmill. The finishing phases requires saws, planers and finishing equipment that use high-speed spindles that work under great stress while maintaining critical tolerances.

Emerson Bearing Boston offers special solutions for the industry including Radial ball bearings with the P53 designation. The Abec 5 precision accommodates high speeds and controlled runout while the C3 internal clearance allows for the stress and heat buildup of high radial loads. Other related products include Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings, Super Precision Bearings, Mounted Units, Linear Motion, Oil Seals and Spherical Bushings.

Bearing Failure Analysis

As part of their customer care, Emerson Bearing Boston offers the unique service of “Bearing Failure Analysis” which helps them determine the cause of bearing failure so that they may prevent future failure and predict reliability. Or, if clients desire to do so, they can utilize the Bearing Failure Analysis program within the Technical Toolbox on the Emerson Bearing website.

To contact Lee Holt in the Wood Products Division, call 1-866-995-8765.

The Emerson Bearing Difference

In a proud tradition, the same families that started the company in 1957 keep Emerson Bearing rolling by specializing in bearings for OEM and MRO markets throughout the world. Emerson Bearing’s highly knowledgeable staff, operating from their 23,000 square foot facility, provides bearings ranging in size from 3mm to tunnel-boring 15-foot-diameter giants.

Emerson Bearing provides solutions to a variety of industries including: aggregate, concrete, mining, machine tools, electric motor repair, marine, material handling, metal processing, packaging, food processing, paper converting, printing, wind/power generation, recreation, heavy construction, robotics, automation, transportation, wood products, wastewater treatment, pump, compressor and oil field.

Emerson Bearing offers customers a one-stop shopping experience. With an online product catalog with over 3 million bearings; a vast inventory of bearings; worldwide sourcing; a fixed price program; a knowledgeable staff dedicated to delivering; same day shipping and 24/7 service, Emerson Bearing has become the leading provider of bearings to OEM and MRO markets in the U.S. They are the sister company of Action Bearing and maintain headquarters at 201 Brighton Ave. Boston, MA. For more information, contact 617-782-1400 or toll free, 800-225-4587, email info@emersonbearing.com or visit http://www.emersonbearing.com.

Piracini to Lead Power Generation Division at Emerson Bearing Boston

Rick Piracini

Emerson Bearing Boston, providers of bearing and related products for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) markets around the globe, has announced a Power Generation Division dedicated to accommodating the unique bearing needs of utilities.

Emerson Bearing Boston’s Power Generation clients include Coal and Gas fired Electric utilities stretching from the Northeast to Guam, Bermuda and the Caribbean. Rick Piracini, Marketing Specialist and industry expert at Emerson Bearing Boston, oversees this new division and assists clients in determining which bearing technologies would be most suitable by taking into consideration the specifications, recommendations, maintenance strategies, fatigue life and wear resistance of the bearing in relation to the application.

Power generation requires uninterrupted bearing service. Emerson’s 24/7 service and inventory are critical to the operations of utility clients. The ball and roller bearings for the pumps, compressors, electric motors and drives must meet critical internal clearances, cage designs and Abec precision class. Emerson’s inventory includes Split Bearing Pillow Blocks, Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Ball Bearings, Type E Pillow Blocks, M2000 Pillow Blocks, Oil Seals and Isolator Seals, Spherical Roller Bearings, Cylindrical Roller Bearings and Spherical Bushings.

Pillow Block bearings have to be a design that allows for easy and prompt replacement. The company offers a special solution to utilities – the Craft Split Roller block, which allows for rapid replacement, and ultimately saves on downtime and costs. Emerson Bearing Boston also recommends high-end lubricants such as Kluber or Lubriplate for critical locations to better match lubricant service life to bearing B 10 life ratings. Both Inch and Metric shaft variations are available for next day delivery.

Bearing Failure Analysis

As part of their customer care, Emerson Bearing Boston offers the unique service of “Bearing Failure Analysis” which helps them determine the cause of bearing failure so that they may prevent future failure and predict reliability. Or, if clients desire to do so, they can utilize the Bearing Failure Analysis program within the Technical Toolbox on the Emerson Bearing website.

To contact Rick Piracini in the Power Generation division directly, call 1-866-995-8765 or email rickp@emersonbearing.com.

The Emerson Bearing Difference

In a proud tradition, the same families that started the company in 1957 keep Emerson Bearing rolling by specializing in bearings for OEM and MRO markets throughout the world. Emerson Bearing’s highly knowledgeable staff, operating from their 23,000 square foot facility, provides bearings ranging in size from 3mm to tunnel-boring 15-foot-diameter giants.

Emerson Bearing provides solutions to a variety of industries including: aggregate, concrete, mining, machine tools, electric motor repair, marine, material handling, metal processing, packaging, food processing, paper converting, printing, wind/power generation, recreation, heavy construction, robotics, automation, transportation, wood products, wastewater treatment, pump, compressor and oil field.

Emerson Bearing offers customers a one-stop shopping experience. With an online product catalog with over 3 million bearings; a vast inventory of bearings; worldwide sourcing; a fixed price program; a knowledgeable staff dedicated to delivering; same day shipping and 24/7 service, Emerson Bearing has become the leading provider of bearings to OEM and MRO markets in the U.S. They are the sister company of Action Bearing and maintain headquarters at 201 Brighton Ave. Boston, MA. For more information, contact 617-782-1400 or toll free, 800-225-4587, email info@emersonbearing.com or visit http://www.emersonbearing.com.

Product Engineers Call Upon Emerson Bearing Boston for Bearing Expertise During R&D

Emerson Bearing Boston, providers of bearing and related products for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) markets around the globe, is much more than a bearings supplier. The company’s bearing experts often consult with product engineers during product research and development.

Recent design innovations where Emerson Bearing Boston played a key role in the development of specific bearings for robotics and automation in the health care industry include ErgoNurse®, which is a bed repositioning system that enables medical staff to single-handedly reposition patients without manually lifting them. The company also assisted in the development of a custom, thin, air-frame style bearing for a Boston-based manufacturer of prosthetics.

According to Steve Katz, president of Emerson Bearing Boston, “We often have clients come to us with a specific bearing need. Our prosthetic manufacturing client required a control bearing which allowed for replication of the movement of the ankle. We developed a thin section bearing that is very precise and able to endure high loads at low speed, in other words, a bearing that supports a human’s weight and movement.”

Emerson Bearing Boston’s bearing expertise has also been tapped in the design of the system for the spare tire on the back of Humvee and Hummers.

Katz continued, “Our clients are innovators. They are creating products for the next generation and we’re honored to advise them during product development.”

The Emerson Bearing Difference

In a proud tradition, the same families that started the company in 1957 keep Emerson Bearing rolling by specializing in bearings for OEM and MRO markets throughout the world. Emerson Bearing’s highly knowledgeable staff, operating from their 23,000 square foot facility, provides bearings ranging in size from 3mm to tunnel-boring 15-foot-diameter giants.

Emerson Bearing provides solutions to a variety of industries including: aggregate, concrete, mining, machine tools, electric motor repair, marine, material handling, metal processing, packaging, food processing, paper converting, printing, wind/power generation, recreation, heavy construction, robotics, automation, transportation, wood products, wastewater treatment, pump, compressor and oil field.

Emerson Bearing offers customers a one-stop shopping experience. With an online product catalog with over 3 million bearings; a vast inventory of bearings; worldwide sourcing; a fixed price program; a knowledgeable staff dedicated to delivering; same day shipping and 24/7 service, Emerson Bearing has become the leading provider of bearings to OEM and MRO markets in the U.S. They are the sister company of Action Bearing and maintain headquarters at 201 Brighton Ave. Boston, MA. For more information, contact 617-782-1400 or toll free, 800-225-4587, email info@emersonbearing.com or visit http://www.emersonbearing.com.

Emerson Bearing Boston Offers On-Site Engineering Seminars

Emerson Bearing Boston, providers of bearing and related products for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) markets around the globe, recently announced Engineering Seminars for companies located in the greater Boston area.

Emerson Bearing’s Engineering Seminars are held on-site for a company’s employees. A senior field service engineer from the factory that Emerson Bearing Boston represents will educate staff about bearings and related parts.

Most recently, Emerson Bearing Boston spoke at Schnitzer Northeast in Everett, which is the metals recycling yard, port and regional office of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., a leading global metal recycler.

“Our engineering seminars are designed to educate clients about bearings and related parts required for their machinery which manufactures, processes or recycles products,” noted Steve Katz, president.

Bearings often operate in unique performance conditions such as dirty and biohazardous environments, extremely hot/cold temperatures and environments where chemicals, radiation, speed/velocity and size play a major role. Emerson Bearing’s experts educate clients about the factors involved in the smooth operation of bearings and ultimately in the prevention of premature bearing failure.

“A dry dirty environment is typically an environment that generates some kind of dust. A wet dirty environment often involves water or a chemical that emulsifies with the oil (bearing lubricant), which causes the bearing to fail. To give you an example, worn seals on linear bearings that are used in a dirty environment will enable contamination. Even with the best design, lubrication and installation, bearing failure will occur if the operating environment is not taken into consideration,” explained Steve Katz, Emerson Bearing’s president. “Ideally, our engineering seminars will help companies eliminate the guesswork; avoid costly downtime and ensure maximum operational efficiency.”

To arrange an engineering seminar, contact Emerson Bearing Boston at 866-995-8765.

The Emerson Bearing Difference

In a proud tradition, the same families that started the company in 1957 keep Emerson Bearing rolling by specializing in bearings for OEM and MRO markets throughout the world. Emerson Bearing’s highly knowledgeable staff, operating from their 23,000 square foot facility, provides bearings ranging in size from 3mm to tunnel-boring 15-foot-diameter giants.

Emerson Bearing provides solutions to a variety of industries including: aggregate, concrete, mining, machine tools, electric motor repair, marine, material handling, metal processing, packaging, food processing, paper converting, printing, wind/power generation, recreation, heavy construction, robotics, automation, transportation, wood products, wastewater treatment, pump, compressor and oil field.

Emerson Bearing offers customers a one-stop shopping experience. With an online product catalog with over 3 million bearings; a vast inventory of bearings; worldwide sourcing; a fixed price program; a knowledgeable staff dedicated to delivering; same day shipping and 24/7 service, Emerson Bearing has become the leading provider of bearings to OEM and MRO markets in the U.S. They are the sister company of Action Bearing and maintain headquarters at 201 Brighton Ave. Boston, MA. For more information, contact 617-782-1400 or toll free, 800-225-4587, email info@emersonbearing.com or visit http://www.emersonbearing.com.