The first project partners with industry to use robotics to aid farmers with mobility impairments. The Partnership for Innovation grant is a collaborative effort between Virginia Techs College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,
There are a lot of factors to consider when designing a bearing pivot, including lifetime, machine purpose, loading capabilities, and environment. However, the most crucial element is knowing how corrosion, the number one cause of pivot failure, affects the housing, shaft and bushing. Read this blog post to learn how you can achieve a successful, maintenance-free pivot design.