PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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08 April 2021

THE NEW Tschudin Cube 350 centreless grinding machine is using NSK’s RA series of low-friction, high-rigidity roller guides, where they are helping to generate excellent levels of surface finish on machined workpieces.

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20 November 2020

DEVELOPMENTS IN 3D printing technologies mean there is now a whole range of high-performance polymers with mechanical characteristics similar to those of metal – so what does this mean for bearing design? Chris Johnson explores the plastic bearing additive manufacturing (AM) landscape

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23 October 2020

BY INSTALLING automatic lubricators for bearings on its conveyor drive motors and belt pulleys, an opencast mine in Hungary has seen a range of benefits, including prevention of unplanned downtime, longer bearing life and reduced repair work.

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18 September 2020

A RECYCLING plant that was experiencing regular failures of mounted bearings on the conveyor of an optical sorting machine is enjoying major gains following the switch to NSK SNN series plummer blocks fitted with NSKHPS spherical roller bearings.

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31 July 2020

NSK spherical roller bearings with TL technology are being increasingly adopted in the papermaking industry as more machinery manufacturers and paper mills seek to maximise operating life and uptime.

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12 June 2020

The latest technology from FOBA Laser delivers a single step solution for bearing and laser mark inspection, ensuring that only good parts are marked and that the laser mark content is also correct.

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31 March 2020

Repeated failures of its table guide rollers prompted an international woodworking machine manufacturer to turn to NSK and its AIP Added Value Programme. The result has been a €13,333 saving per annum in labour and assembly costs.

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26 November 2019

R.A. Rodriguez (U.K.) has supplied large turntable bearings for periaktoi used by Kylie Minogue on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival.

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16 July 2019

ABB has launched Dodge Safety Mount spherical roller bearings with a built-in patented locking mechanism that is said to reduce installation time by up to 75% compared to traditional products.

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23 November 2018

Industria Bearings & Transmissions, with its nationwide branch network, is highlighting its exclusive distributorship of Murtfeldt high performance plastic products for a wide range of industrial applications.

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05 December 2018

What do an exoskeleton, an articulated robotic arm and a research project on space debris have in common? They all include plastic plain bearings and were chosen as the three winning applications at the last manus award – which is initiated every two years by igus. The manus award 2019 is now open for entries and the winners can look forward to prize money of up to €5000.

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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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FEATURES

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28 October 2020

VIBRATION ANALYSIS has long been an instrument of choice for use with bearings and other rotating equipment. More commonly, ultrasound is being used in conjunction with vibration analysis to help technicians confirm the condition of mechanical assets

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03 March 2020

By resisting the effects of contamination, split spherical roller bearings extend the working life of conveyors. This reduces the need for maintenance, which improves both operating efficiency and worker safety. Clive Jennings, SKF Cooper Split Bearing Product Manager at SKF explains. 

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14 November 2019

Keeping abreast of technological innovations is challenging, but what if something as simple as changing your bearings could increase plant productivity and reduce costs? Jane Curtis, bearings product manager at Brammer Buck & Hickman, looks at the potential impact of some of the most recent innovations in bearing technology.

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16 July 2019

Condition monitoring is transforming the once complex and costly business of maintaining mounted bearings, says ABB’s Tristin Hurst.

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22 November 2018

As the name suggests, corrosion-resistant bearings can be used in applications where corrodible materials wouldn’t suffice — think food processing, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical production and bearings for marine applications. But, what materials suffice? Chris Johnson, managing director of miniature bearing supplier SMB Bearings, explains

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24 September 2018

Early indications of bearing damage enable a user to replace bearings during regularly scheduled maintenance, avoiding otherwise costly unscheduled machine downtime. Important parameters for monitoring machine condition include noise, temperature and vibration. Phil Burge, marketing and communications manager of SKF explains

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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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