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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.