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Full-Service custom bearing test rig
design & manufacturing capabilities for OEMs

Napoleon Engineering Services (NES), a leading ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C certified custom bearing manufacturing, bearing inspection, and bearing testing facility, offer its custom test rig design and manufacturing services. NES Bearing Test Rigs are used to meet a diverse array of in-house bearing R&D and testing requirements for OEMs in the aerospace, automotive, off-highway and industrial automation industries.

NES understands that the in-house capability for an OEM to perform its own rigorous bearing testing facilitates proprietary advancements in the OEM's mechanical bearing component and finished product technologies. As the largest independent bearing testing facility in North America, whose portfolio includes more than 40 fully operational test rigs, NES is well-experienced in the design and manufacture of custom bearing test rigs to meet customer needs for testing any ball or roller bearing, as well as rolling elements. NES internal testing programs focus on three main aspects of bearing testing; fatigue, environmental, and impact/static testing. This expertise is carried over into the design and development of the customer's own robust bearing test rigs, with the same quality and high-reliability capabilities.

Customers can choose from a variety of test platforms and control options in support of classical, sudden death, or maximum likelihood bearing test methodologies. NES Design Engineers are available to evaluate customer intentions for bearing testing and to develop a 3-D model and control option proposal for customer review of a prototype. Bearing test rigs can be constructed to test for any number of parameters, including bearing or lubrication efficiency, rolling contact fatigue, environmental conditions, application reliability, or supplier comparison. They can also be designed with manual controls for constant operating parameters or with full automation for step-stress duty-cycle testing. Common monitoring and control features include bearing vibration, temperature, torque, rotational speed, applied load (axial, radial or moment), lubricant flow rate, oil inlet temperature, and thermal operating conditions. Test platforms can be designed with as many as eight test locations to maximize sampling rates and statistical accuracy while minimizing test time and overall budget.

For the convenience of its custom bearing test rig customers, NES further offers Bearing Test Rig maintenance programs, supplying expert service, design and manufacturing support for tooling and perishable components to keep your test programs running at peak efficiency and ensuring the continued performance of the test rig to desired specifications.

For further information, view website: www.nesbearings.com

Expanded bearing inspection capabilities per AS9102

Napoleon Engineering Services (NES Bearings) have expanded their bearing inspection capabilities to include first article inspections (FAI) per customer or AS9102 standards.

As the largest independent bearing inspection facility in North America, NES Bearings routinely offers a number of in-depth bearing inspection programs, designed to provide OEMs with the added confidence in the reliability of their manufactured bearings. FAI is a comprehensive, independent and fully documented quality control process, used by aerospace manufacturers to verify that the delivered first run bearing of a supplier conforms to all required physical and mechanical specifications, as well as ensuring that bearing production and tooling have been completed via stable, repeatable processes. Such physical and functional inspections of manufactured bearings verify that prescribed production methods are capable of producing a part that is within tolerance and manufactured according to engineering drawings, specifications, purchase orders, planning documents, or other industry or customer best practices. FAI is used to further verify that associated documentation and tooling are capable of producing parts and assemblies that meet these requirements.The FAI process itself is repeated when engineering design enhancements, tooling, or manufacturing process changes invalidate the initial inspection results.

As an renowned custom aerospace bearing manufacturer in its own right, NES Bearings offers specific core competencies in high-precision custom ball and roller bearings using superelastic Ni-Ti alloys; wear-resistant, high-life materials and coatings; and advanced design technologies. With these capabilities, the company has cemented its position as a key resource for bearing manufacturers, distributors, and related OEMs within the aerospace, agricultural, defense, automotive drivetrain, industrial, off-highway, oil & gas, space technology, centrifugal pump and turbomachinery, and medical sectors. The company's extensive knowledge of bearing design and development translate into unique understanding of the bearing inspection process, particularly within aerospace and defense.

For more information about Napoleon Engineering Services and its custom bearing manufacturing, bearing design, bearing inspection, bearing testing, and custom bearing test rig manufacturing, view website: www.nesbearings.com

Expanded manufacturing capabilities to include
back-up bearings for use with active magnetic bearings

Napoleon Engineering Services (NES Bearings) expanded their bearing manufacturing capabilities last year to include back-up bearings for use with active magnetic bearings (AMB), where they serve as highly reliable secondary fail-safe systems.

AMB are increasingly used within electrical power generation, petroleum refining, machine tooling, and natural gas pipelines. Their design incorporates the use of electromagnets, which magnetically levitate rotating shafts or other moving parts. The lack of contact between the bearings and the loads they support removes the need for lubricating systems and increases the speed at which the moving parts can operate. To ensure the success of AMB systems, a reliable backup or auxiliary bearing must be in place to enable controlled shutdown, in case of a power or control systems failure. 

When using AMB to support a rotating shaft, any reduction or loss of power could cause the shaft to drop. With NES Bearings AMB back-up bearings in place, the shaft will drop 2 to 3 thousandths of an inch onto the back-up bearing system, allowing it to coast to a stop without damage to the shaft or surrounding machinery. The robust design of NES Bearings AMB back-up bearings incorporates specialty heat treatments, wear resistant material combinations, conventional or dry film lubricants and a variety of cage and internal design characteristics, all of which help to effectively manage the safe coast down of the rotating shaft. 

Notes Chris Napoleon, NES Bearings president and chief engineer, "Understanding the magnitude and distribution of radial and axial loads, rotational speeds and lubrication constraints allow us to determine whether a full ball complement or caged bearing design is warranted. In some cases, standard bearings can be highly modified to meet specific application needs, resulting in manufactured AMB back-up bearings with very short lead times  Other applications require more extreme design considerations, including special heat treatment processes, yielding very stable parts with extremely low residual stress. At NES Bearings, we've developed and manufactured many different AMB back-up bearing solutions, in sizes ranging from 1" to 14" OD, to meet a variety of needs."

For more information about Napoleon Engineering Services and its custom bearing manufacturing, bearing design, bearing inspection, bearing testing, and custom bearing test rig manufacturing, please contact the company toll-free at 1-877-870-3200, via email at sales@nesbearings.com, or visit www.nesbearings.com.
 
Napoleon Engineering Services (NES Bearings)in profile
Founded in 1997 and based in Olean, New York, USA, Napoleon Engineering Services is a privately-owned, one-stop shop for engineered bearing products, specializing in bearing inspection, bearing testing, custom bearing manufacturing and bearing test rig manufacturing. With a thorough understanding of bearing design, manufacturing, inspection, and testing, NES serves as an industry resource for all bearing needs. NES offers specific core competencies in high-precision custom ball and roller bearings using superelastic Ni-Ti alloys; wear-resistant, high-life materials and coatings; and advanced design technologies. With these capabilities, the company has cemented its position as a key resource for bearing manufacturers, distributors, and related OEMs within the aerospace, agricultural, defense, automotive drivetrain, industrial, off-highway, oil and gas, spacecraft and satellite, centrifugal pumps and turbomachinery, and medical sectors.

For further information, view website: www.nesbearings.com

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