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Long Live The King – John King Chains

Our Heritage in Cast Chains is evolving and improving through consistent Research and Development, new technology, processes and quality control. Here, we are hard face welding to a large cast manganese drag chain for a US cement plant. This is all done robotically to ensure consistency of...

SKF Induction Heater Makes Hot-Mounting Bearings Faster and Safer

December 17, 2019— The TWIM 15 induction heater has been designed to simplify the hot-mounting process. Alberto Herrera, product development manager at SKF, says: “All the operator has to do is to place the bearing in the center of the heater and connect a temperature probe to...

Load sensing bearings with fiber optic sensors designed to speed up product development

Designers can accelerate the design cycle by analysing bearing loads quickly and accurately thanks to the addition of fiber optic based SKF’s Load Sensing Bearings – for pumps and compressors Gothenburg, Sweden, 24 October 2019: SKF releases the world’s first commercial load sensing bearing based on its...

Bearing mounting with induction heating 4.0 technology

Vaassen, the Netherlands, October 2019. It is well known that bearings fail for many different reasons. One such reason is improper mounting. If the right techniques and tools are not used, bearing life is jeopardized. It is estimated that approximately 30 per cent of bearing failure is...

ABB and B&R Launch Fully-Integrated Machine-Centric Robotics Solution

November 26, 2019 — B&R, a unit of ABB’s robotics and discrete automation business, announced the integration of ABB robots into its automation portfolio. With the ability to offer unprecedented levels of machine flexibility and precision, merging robotics with machine control into one unified architecture will enable...

RKB provides 3D models of bearings

Bearing Manufacturer RKB offers several facilities for their customers, one in particular, is their bearings’ 3D models. These models are designed for commercial purposes and the internal geometry features are simplified, with the file compatible with both .iges and .step formats Who are RKB? A Swiss manufacturer...

HB Bearings acquires Gamet

Huddersfield engineering company HB Bearings, which has been manufacturing precision ball and roller bearings since 1972, has acquired Colchester-based Gamet Bearings. HB serves a variety of customers, from machine tool manufactures to the elite of motorsport in F1 and specialises in the design, development and manufacture of...

Bearing mounting with induction heating 4.0 technology

Vaassen, the Netherlands, October 2019. It is well known that bearings fail for many different reasons. One such reason is improper mounting. If the right techniques and tools are not used, bearing life is jeopardized. It is estimated that approximately 30 percent of bearing failure is caused...

Orbital chooses SKF technology for world’s most powerful tidal turbine

Two 1MW turbines with a total rotor area of 600m2 will be able to power more than 1,700 homes per year. Gothenburg, Sweden, 23 October 2019: SKF has developed a power train for the world’s most powerful tidal turbine, capable of generating 2MW, being developed by Scotland-based Orbital...

Timken Acquires BEKA Lubrication in Germany

The Timken Company has reached an agreement to acquire BEKA Lubrication (BEKA), a leading global supplier of automatic lubrication systems, for approximately $165 million. The company serves a diverse range of industrial sectors including wind, food and beverage, rail, on- and off-highway and other process industries. BEKA...