||Commercial Packaging of Bearings Draws Attention from Standards
A new commercial packaging specification for bearings was discussed
at a meeting of ASTM Committee F34 on Rolling Element Bearings in November.
It was decided that standardization would improve the shipping
of bearings to customers and should cover the drying, cleaning,
preservation, packing, packaging, and marking of bearings, associated
parts and sub-assemblies. Development of the proposed standard
was assigned to members of Subcommittee F34.03 on Cleaning, Preservation
and Packaging involved in the processing of rings, retainers,
balls, rollers, cups, cones, needles, etc.
Subcommittee Chair Walter Welch, a quality assurance specialist
with 15 years in the bearings industry, will present the first
draft to the subcommittee when it meets May 1-2 during the Spring
meetings of Committee F34, April 30-May 3 at ASTM Headquarters
in West Conshohocken. Individuals are encouraged to attend, especially
those involved in the cleaning, preserving, packaging, packing,
or distribution of bearings or bearing components.
Welch said the proposed standardization will benefit manufacturers
of bearings and bearing components, military and commercial users
of bearing components, distributors and packaging houses.
To become involved in this activity, or for further technical
information, contact Walter Welch, Peterborough, New Hampshire (phone: 603/924-3311, ext. 5534).
For further Committee F34 meeting or membership information, contact
Staff Manager Tim Brooke, ASTM (phone: 610/832-9729). //
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