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 (FDM) filaments and selective laser sintering (SLS) materials at its test laboratory, 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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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

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

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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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06 June 2017

The Timken Revolvo Quick Series is designed to make installation of split cylindrical roller bearings easy for applications with limited access. The angled support pedestal reduces installation time by up to 90% and, in some cases, only one person is needed.

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20 April 2017

Bearing specialist, Bowman International, has announced the acquisition of Midlands-based John Handley Bearings.

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10 April 2017

As a result of continuous research and development, igus has a new material for very high speeds in continuous operation. The glider L350 is suitable for fans, blowers or electric motors and, in rotational tests in the igus test laboratory in Cologne, the material proved its full potential against its metallic counterparts.

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31 March 2017

Specialist supplier of miniature bearings, SMB Bearings, has introduced a new range of 316 grade stainless steel ball bearings to its catalogue. These have been specially selected for customers with applications in harsh environments, which the bearings can withstand due to their marine grade stainless steel construction.

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FEATURES

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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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15 July 2015

Contamination of bearing oil can be eliminated through the use of modern labyrinth design bearing protection seals, as Dr Chris Carmody, special products manager at AESSEAL explains

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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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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

23 November 2016

JTEKT manufactures a large range of deep groove ball bearings.

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23 November 2016

The Ceramic and EXSEV Bearings are designed for applications operating in extreme special environments where conventional bearings are not suitable for.

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23 November 2016

JTEKT offers a vast range of bearings for the automotive industry including various types of tapered roller bearings.

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23 November 2016

Available as Single, Double or Four Row.

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23 November 2016

These types of bearings are self-aligning and feature a large load rating capacity.

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23 November 2016

Available as single or double row, in metric and inch sizes, they can be produced as either TDO (one double cup and two single row cones) and TDI (one double cone and two single row cups).

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23 November 2016

Available as Single or Double row, Matched Pair and Four Point Contact.

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23 November 2016

Needle roller bearings are an economical alternative for applications requiring minimal space to carry a given load at a desired speed.

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23 November 2016

Thrust ball bearings are divided into single and double direction types.

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23 November 2016

Ball bearing units consists of pre-lubricated sealed ball bearings and a housing which varies in shape.

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