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SKF joins the Renewable Energy 100 initiative

As part of SKF’s goal to achieve Carbon Neutrality for its global manufacturing operations by 2030, the company are pleased to announce that it has joined the Renewable Energy 100 (RE100) initiative. RE100 is a global initiative bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to using 100%...

Gearmotor Output Shaft Orientation

Geared motor units are often classified by their output shaft orientation, which is to say the place from which they power the application. The two most common output shaft orientations are parallel and right-angle gear-motors, which are discussed in more detail below. Differences Between Parallel and Right-Angle...

Ball Screw Protection Tips

Motion system components are always susceptible to harsh conditions, especially those with a rolling action like ballscrews. There are plenty of protective additions for other components such as rail covers and protective casings, but the nature of ballscrews makes them particularly vulnerable. Keeping ballscrews safe from extreme...

Do you know your ZZs from your 2RUs?

Knowing the suffix code for your preferred bearing closure may make you look like a bearing whizz. However, asking the right questions to ensure that you’ve selected the most suitable option for your specific application environment is the real smart move and will extend your bearing’s service...

KUKKO Safety-First-Label

7 Golden Rules For Safe Pulling To eliminate the risk of injury in the workplace, even the best tools require proper handling. So that you can safely use our tools, please always be sure to observe the safety and usage instructions! All pullers with spindles come with...

How to get started with predictive maintenance

Downtime is something that every business wants to avoid. All too often engineers spend most of their time firefighting component failure, leaving little time for system optimisation and improvements. High levels of downtime mean that production is compromised and profits are minimised. Predictive maintenance solutions are often...

How do Flender N-EUPEX® couplings reduce downtime?

There is nothing more important in production than keeping your plant up and running. Downtime can often be costly, resulting in lost production and a reduction in profits. Keeping downtime to a minimum and optimising productivity is a priority in every industry. Flender N-EUPEX® pin couplings, also...

The 6 stages of implementing a successful Lockout Tagout Program

The main aim of a lockout tagout program is to protect workers from harm caused by the unintentional start-up of machinery or release of stored energy. A program should prevent injuries and fatalities to personnel working within or near to operational machinery when conducting maintenance or servicing....

Oxford Brookes University turns to Carter Bearings!

For the last 5 years, Oxford-based Carter Bearings has provided support to one of the UK’s leading teams in the Formula Student motorsport series, a prestigious racing programme organised and overseen by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). One of the leading entrants in it, the Oxford Brookes Racing (OBR)...

Ultrasound bearing inspection

Pierre Langevin patented the first technological application of ultrasound during World War One by inventing a device to detect submarines. Like Langevin, maintenance engineers and plant managers can also use ultrasound for detection.  Either by itself or as a companion technology, ultrasound can be an excellent part...