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Robotics boom creates components shortage

A global surge in robotics manufacturing has created a shortage of common industrial components required for other industries, according to suppliers. For example, the increased demand for bearings for use in robots has created significant delays in the supply of bearings for other industry sectors. Specialist bearings distributor, SMB...

Iljin Bearing GmbH – Our new Manufacturer Member!

Since establishment in 1973, ILJIN has led the global wheel bearing market through growth and innovation.  We strive for the highest level of customer satisfaction through customer focus, a top-down quality focus, based on “creative innovation management.”  Today ILJIN is a world class company that realises the highest customer...

What’s the Difference Between Ceramic and Hybrid Bearings?

Chris Johnson, managing director of precision bearing company SMB Bearings, explains the specifications, capabilities, and differences of full ceramic and hybrid bearings. Approximately 27,000 ceramic tiles cover the exterior of the NASA Space Shuttle—a reusable spacecraft that carries astronauts in a low orbit around Earth. Acting as...

Schaeffler donates 25,500 euros to charity project in South Africa

This year the Automotive Aftermarket division is donating a total of 25,500 euros to the Khayalethu Youth Centre in Port Elizabeth, South Africa “Education as a Chance” – the Christmas donation will make possible the construction of a new school building Project cares for street children and...

PTI Acquires IPTCI | P.T. International

Charlotte, NC October 26, 2018 – P.T. International (www.ptintl.com), a leading manufacturer of Industrial Bearing and Power Transmission components specializing in Metric and Imperial products based in Charlotte, NC, has completed an acquisition of IPTCI Bearings based in greater Minneapolis, MN. IPTCI (www.iptci.com) is a leading manufacturer...

CRAFT bearings Dakar Rally Team to tackle 2019 edition with new force

The most brutal off-road racing event across the globe – the Dakar Rally – will once again gather the fastest car, motorbike and quad drivers from across the globe in January 2019. The 41st edition is full of novelties – from track specifics to new rules, rookie...

Axel Johnson International enters Czech power transmission market

Axel Johnson International’s Industrial Solutions business group acquires a majority stake in Arkov, one of Czech Republic’s leading distributors of mechanical power transmission- and hydraulics products. The acquisition is in line with Industrial Solutions’ strategy of acquiring distributors with a strong market position and expertise in mechanical...

PTI Revolves Around You With Customization.

PTI Revolves Around You With Customization.     P.T. International offers CUSTOM solutions for SAF units including: – Custom Coatings – Custom Part Numbers – Custom Labeling / Tags / Laser Etching – Custom Drill and Tap Available for Grease Fittings – Various Seal and End Cover...

How Much Grease is Enough?

All of the formal training I’ve had on the application of lubricants suggests that for greasable bearings, one should never pump in so much grease as to push out the external seals. However, the instruction manual that comes with Dodge Type-E bearings states: ‘Operation in presence of...

Keeping Vibration Analysis Happy

Implementing condition monitoring can reduce the frequency and cost of equipment maintenance. Specifically, vibration analysis can provide valuable insight into machine condition, flagging up problems before extensive damage occurs. This article explains the steps machine builders should take to reduce the likelihood of bearings being the root cause....