Bud Frabell, Sales and Engineering at Midpoint Bearing, An EIS Company, began in the industry as an engineering technician with Koyo Corporation in 1999. Bud was studying engineering at Cleveland State University and subsequently earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in May of 2002.
In May of 2012 Bud joined Midpoint Bearing assuming a dual position as Field Sales as well as Corporate Engineer. Bud is what we like to refer to (jokingly) as a bearing geek.
For more than 15 years his experiences have allowed him to see first-hand how bearings react in application. He shares his unbiased wealth of knowledge with a dedication to root cause failure analysis almost daily with a host of varied customers and suppliers. We are proud that Bud shares the same information through his writings in Bud’s Take.
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Issue 1: Precision and Clearance
Issue 2: Basic Dynamic Load Rating
Issue 3: What is Radial Preloading?
Issue 4: Ceramic Ball Bearings & Induction Heating
Issue 4A: Follow-up on Ceramic Ball Bearings & Induction Heating
Issue 5: Root Cause of Bearing Failure?
Issue 6: Bearing Storage & Handling
Issue 7: Importance of Correct Bearing Selection
Issue 8: EASA Accreditation and Bearing Analysis 1
Issue 9: EASA Accreditation & Bearing Analysis 2
Issue 12: How to Justify the Cost of Ceramic Ball Bearings
Issue 13: Re-Visit of Excessive Grease
Issue 14: Grease Compatibility
Issue 15: Ball Manufacturing and Resultant Accuracy
Issue 16: Condition Monitoring
Issue 17: Fretting Corrosion a Function of Water or Chemical Attack?
Issue 19: How Does Contamination Affect Bearing Clearance & Bearing Life?
Issue 20: Basic Bearing Life Rating
Issue 22: Temperature's Influence on Grease
Issue 24: Bearings 101 "It's all Ball Bearings"
Issue 25: Bearings 101: Roller Bearings
Issue 26: Grey market & Counterfeit Bearings
Issue 27: Value of Service & Support
Issue 28: Required Minimum Load
Issue 29: Frustration of Bearing Analysis
Issue 30: Lubrication - Grease Fill interval
Issue 32: Choosing a Ball or Roller Bearing
Issue 33: Be Aware of the Grease in your Bearings
Issue 33A: Follow-Up Grease in Your Bearings
Issue 34: Lubrication Failure - Starvation