PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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10 July 2018

The igus online service life calculator has been available to predict the service life of injection-moulded iglidur plain bearings for many years. Now, after extensive testing of its fused deposition modelling filaments and selective laser sintering materials, the iglidur Expert service life calculator also includes 3D-printed parts.

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20 June 2018

Specialist bearing distributor, Industria Bearings & Transmissions, has announced the arrival of a new range of JTekt Hyper Strong (JHS) spherical roller bearings from Japanese manufacturer, Koyo.

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24 April 2018

SKF is making its high performance RSH seal design available on a larger range of SKF Explorer deep groove ball bearings. The RSH seal uses a highly optimised dual-lip configuration to provide additional protection in demanding environments. The company says that, for users, the result is bearings that last longer, especially in wet, contaminated or dusty operating conditions, and that need to be replaced less frequently.

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22 March 2018

Bowman International, has introduced a range of high temperature, self-lubricated PEEK-lined steel or bronze backed wrapped bearings.

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24 March 2018

Nationwide specialist bearing distributor, Industria Bearings & Transmissions, is highlighting its range of chain guide products from Murtfeldt, which are suitable for multiple industrial applications.

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20 March 2018

SMB Bearings now offers a small batch relubrication service. Those looking to buy or relubricate just a few bearings with specialised grease will no longer need to meet minimum order requirements.

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20 March 2018

Available from R J Mellor, the WLubeMon monitors that the correct amount of lubricant is discharged in accordance with the system design and this is fundamental in establishing a reliable lubrication system. The grease meter is installed either at the bearing entry or as near the lubrication point as possible to provide the best operating conditions.

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01 December 2017

SKF's Gothenburg factory has produced the company's largest sealed spherical roller bearing (SRB) to date. The 241/900 SRB is 50% larger and three times heavier than the previous largest SKF sealed SRB.

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29 November 2017

SKF's latest online Rolling Bearings Catalogue is packed with new features to help customers choose the optimum bearing arrangement for their project.

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29 November 2017

Manufacturer and distributor of bearings and sintered components, Bowman International has introduced a range of high temperature, self-lubricated PEEK-lined steel or bronze backed wrapped bearings.

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29 November 2017

Combined roller bearings and mating steel profiles are components of both vertical and horizontal heavy duty sliding systems. Euro-Bearings is now able to offer one size of channel in stainless steel (AISI304L) from stock – with a range of matching pre-mounted bearings and plates in corrosion-resistant material – also from stock.

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29 November 2017

TransDev has been named an authorised IKO linear partner, to go alongside its existing NTN SNR reseller status. This new partnership positions TransDev as a key distributor in the UK and Ireland for IKO linear products.

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29 November 2017

igus has introduced a new generation of its iglidur G bearing material. iglidur G1 features improved properties over its predecessor, but comes at almost the same price point.

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06 October 2017

In a chemical plant in Finland, the Intellinova Compact online condition monitoring system detected the first signs of bearing damage on a carrying wheel bearing in a drying drum three years ago.

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06 October 2017

SKF is increasing its capacity to innovate by opening a new European Test Centre dedicated to high-speed aeronautical bearings.

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28 September 2017

Japanese bearing manufacturer, Sapporo Precision, recently visited its official UK distributor of EZO bearings, SMB Bearings, to celebrate a 30 year partnership.

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12 September 2017

A new range of high temperature, self-lubricated PEEK-lined steel or bronze backed wrapped bearings from Bowman International is designed to combine the durability and anti-corrosive properties of Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK), with the production and cost reduction benefits of conventional wrapped steel bearings.

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16 August 2017

Supplier of miniature bearings, SMB Bearings, is now offering a small batch relubrication service. Those looking to buy or relubricate just a few bearings with specialised grease will not need to meet minimum order requirements.

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26 July 2017

Heat plays a big role in the life of a bearing, being both friend and enemy at different stages of its lifecycle. Phil Burge, marketing and communications manager at SKF, describes how heat can be used as an aid to bearing installation, and looks at its effect on lubricants when the bearing is in service

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03 August 2017

Miniature and specialist bearings provider, SMB Bearings, has launched a range of corrosion resistant, non-magnetic plastic bearings.

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FEATURES

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28 June 2018

It’s high summer and the beers are flowing to meet seasonal demand; but what should brewers be doing to ensure that their production systems work reliably to satisfy consumer demand? SKF’s Phil Burge turns his attention to the critical maintenance task of lubrication and uses the example of one German brewer who has gained considerable benefits from its investment in a fully automated lubrication system

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06 March 2018

Exotic materials such as high-nitrogen steels make hybrid bearings suitable for extreme applications under conditions of poor lubrication or contamination, says Phil Burge, Marketing and Communications Manager at SKF

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05 December 2017

About 90% of bearing failures – that are likely to have an adverse impact on productivity – are caused by non-fatigue factors, including contamination, corrosion and improper handling. Here, Dean Askew, head of category bearings at Brammer, discusses some of the common causes – and shares solutions to help reduce unplanned downtime

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26 November 2016

Paul Mitchell, managing director of Bowman International explores the importance of considering the shaft and the bearing material as one entity when specifying bearings for high speed or high load applications

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18 July 2016

As the economic climate continues to be challenging for many, some managers may be tempted to save a few pounds on lower quality bearings which may prove to be a false economy. Paul Loader, national sales manager for Industria Bearings & Transmissions, looks at some of the key considerations when purchasing bearings and offers advice on ensuring the right product is selected

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22 February 2016

Improper installation is the root cause of one in every six bearing failures. Phil Burge, Country Communication Manager at SKF, explains how the right mounting techniques can transform machine performance and reliability

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17 June 2015

High-performance plastic bearings are continually working to forge a path into almost every industry – from packaging machines and medical devices, to automotive and many more. However, there are still sceptics in the engineering community due to the misconception that plastic is inferior or weaker than metal. Robert Dumayne, director at igus, looks at how plastic bearings compare to sintered-bronze and PTFE-lined bearings

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20 February 2015

Bearings can play a pivotal role in reducing whole life costs of dry vacuum pumps, as Nick Dowding, business development manager at The Barden Corporation (UK), explains

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23 October 2014

Max Bichler and Christian Roth, of SKF QTC in Austria, explain how noise analysis – on a newly developed test rig – can help select the optimum bearing lubricant

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24 September 2014

Fatigue is one of the primary causes of rolling bearing failure. In this article, Dr Steve Lacey, engineering manager at Schaeffler UK, describes the various types of fatigue and what measures can be taken to correct any problems that occur

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29 October 2013

Schaeffler has developed a new plummer block housing for spherical rolling bearings which, it says, increases the operating life of the bearings by up to 50% compared to conventional plummer block housings

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22 October 2013

The lifespan of a greased bearing can be limited in a high temperature environment. However, dry lubrication bearings are extending maintenance intervals, protecting product quality and conserving both energy consumption and grease in many applications, says Phil Burge, country communication canager, SKF.

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28 October 2013

By replacing a solid spherical roller bearing on an exhaust gas fan with a split spherical roller bearing from Schaeffler, a chemical plant has saved €220,000

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17 April 2013

Hybrid ceramic bearings have proved so effective in challenging applications that ranges have expanded to serve ever-more demanding environments, as Phil Burge, country communication manager at SKF, explains

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25 January 2013

Modern plant and machinery greatly depends on the reliability of rolling bearings. Nick Dowding of The Barden Corporation, discusses the importance of lubrication, including correct selection, application and maintenance o

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