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Proper Storage and Handling of Bearings

Motion Industries explains how to get the most out of your bearings before they are even installed.

“Proper Bearing Handling and Storage with SKF Bearings” provides guidelines on how to get the most out of bearings before they are even installed. 

Motion Industries, Inc. (Birmingham, AL), a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, highlights the importance of proper handling and storage of bearings in aTom’s Toolbox video. Tom’s Toolbox videos are available for viewing on the MiHow2 YouTube channel that was established in 2012.

“Proper Bearing Handling and Storage with SKF Bearings” provides the viewer guidelines on how to get the most out of their bearings before they are even installed. “Properly storing bearings helps to ensure that your investment pays off,” said Randy Breaux, the senior vice president for southern U.S. operations, corporate marketing and strategic planning at Motion Industries. “Proper storage extends the life of the bearing, and therefore reduces downtime.”

Tom’s Toolbox embodies the “how-to” format, but in shorter time snippets. In the series, the witty and always informative host Tom Clark demonstrates a broad range of solutions designed to save viewers money and time, and/or keep safe on the job.  Each video short is filmed in a workshop setting or an appropriate off-site setting. The series is also available for viewing via Facebook and YouTube. Additional videos are scheduled to be posted in coming weeks.

With annual sales of $4.8 billion, Motion Industries is a leading industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, safety products, and material handling. The company has over 550 operations including 15 distribution centers throughout North America and serves more than 150,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, wood and lumber, and pharmaceutical industries.


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