NEW VIDEO: How to Install a Split Bearing by Eich

In our latest video, Eich Rollenlager demonstrates how to install a split bearing:

The German-based manufacturer’s bearings are frequently used in many areas of a Steel Mill or applications of extreme temperatures such as furnaces. Their bearings are designed to operate in the most challenging environments, including high temperatures, extreme loads and contaminated conditions.

Who is Eich?

Eich Rollenlager GmbH is the industry leader for high temperature, heavy load bearings.

PTI is proud to be the exclusive Eich provider in the USA. To learn more about Eich products available through PTI, please click here. You can also visit Eich’s website here.

New Website Enhancements at clip image

Have you visited our website lately? We’ve made some changes!

The biggest update is our new Drawing Portal featuring 2D and 3D drawing/model downloads and expanded product details. Each page includes links to installation manuals, product flyers, and product-specific pages of our catalog. Create your account to access these drawings today.

Additional website features include:

Check it out! Visit today!

PTI is Growing

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PTI welcomes Engineered Industrial Systems to our manufacturer’s representative team, serving our customers in Minnesota and the Dakotas. PTI’s sales team is now nearly 40 sellers strong across the US, Canada and Mexico. Find your local sales representative at

At PTI headquarters in Charlotte, NC:
Rance Parker is our newest Product Engineer. A graduate of Appalachian State University, Rance has over two years of experience working as a Product Engineer for a major Power Transmission OEM. He is helping to increase PTI’s engineering resources and capabilities with an initial focus on CAD.
Melissa Reed is our new Accounting Associate. Melissa has over seven years of credit, A/R, A/P and G/L experience since earning her B.S. from Kansas State University. She recently relocated to the Carolinas and will handle customer maintenance, key A/R, improve policies and procedures, support Management reporting, and work with various other accounting functions.

Lauren Ansley joins us in the newly created Sales & Marketing Coordinator role. With 10+ years of sales and marketing experience since earning her B.S. from Winthrop University, Lauren will be focusing on building brand awareness and enhancing communication with existing and new clients. One of her first projects is launching this blog! Contact Lauren at

Swivel It… Just a Little Bit… With Our New Video: Demonstrating Swivel Torque

Swivel Torque is probably one of the most important quality checks that we do at P.T. International Corp. The typical range for acceptable swivel torque range is 50 – 200 inch pounds. Watch the video to learn how you can measure swivel torque with a torque wrench.

PTI installs EVERY insert into the housings at our headquarters in Charlotte, NC – USA. More videos available at

Utilizing Technology Allows for Rapid Prototyping – A Customization Story: Engineering Capabilities

Earlier this year, PTI helped an equipment design customer (OEM) with a need to create a new clamp-style ball bearing housing to control bearing insert fit. After reviews and design adjustments using the latest SolidWorks engineering software, PTI’s in-house engineering team produced a 3D printed prototype within 33 days. Upon receipt, the customer approved the product and placed a larger order. The full length of the project – from request to prototype design to completion – was just 69 days.

PTI’s engineering expertise, cutting edge technology, and flexibility make rapid prototyping easy. Timeframes for custom projects vary depending on scope, complexity, and availability.

Check out our infographic detailing each step here.

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PTI’s New Home in the Blogosphere

We are delighted to launch our very first blog right here at Please subscribe, and we welcome your comments and feedback as we dive in here! Our intention is to share information with our partners, customers, and colleagues in the industrial power transmission industry.

Stay tuned and be sure to let us know if you have any topics you’d like us to cover.