Industry News Archive

Elgeti Engineering’s newest test rig: “Laura”

Elgeti Engineering would like to welcome their newest test rig, an EELPRAAX-130 model christened “Laura.” Laura is a twin to the first 4th generation test rig we built and sold earlier this year and will provide additional capacity at their testing facility which is in Aachen, Germany....

RKB spherical roller bearings: ROVS-ROVSX & ROVSX/T CLASSES for vibrating machinery

RKB’s latest publication shows one of the most critical designs on the market, the SRB for vibrating applications. It shows the incredible know-how and experience RKB has in the bearing industry. You can view the document here  Over a period of time, RKB has developed two different...

PTDA Announces 2021 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2021 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council to lead the Association next year. Brian Davis, executive vice president/COO, B & D Industrial (Norcross, Ga.), was re-elected as PTDA’s president in 2021. Davis has been active in PTDA since 2010...

Timken Offers Poly-Round Plain Bearing Housed Units

The Timken Company has launched the Timken brand line of Poly-Round Plain Bearing Housed Units, corrosion resistant and lubrication free bearings ideal for applications where sanitation and contamination are critical concerns. Poly-Round Plain Bearings are self-aligning bearing inserts manufactured from a variety of high-performance bearing-grade polymer materials...

Effective Tool Kitting And Control – Vital To Operations In A Time Of Pandemic

In a time where workshops, factories, and manufacturing plants are busy producing goods up and down the country against a backdrop of a global pandemic, tool kitting and control practices have come under increased focus for businesses. The usual wide-spread sharing of tools and equipment among employees...

Elgeti Engineering’s technological test rig updates

In recent weeks, Elgeti Engineering have been updating their oldest test rigs, built from 2010 onwards, to the latest technological level. These upgrades will improve their measuring capabilities, increase software control and reduce electrical needs. This increased efficiency is due to the optimised pipe routing and the...

NKE at PTC Asia in Shanghai, China

Steyr, Austria, November 2020. NKE Bearings were exhibitors at the 2020 Power Transmission and Control (PTC) Asia trade show in Shanghai, China. With a focus on power transmission and control, PTC Asia was the industry’s largest exhibition worldwide this year. NKE (Shanghai) Bearing Sales Co., Ltd., part...

Cutting lead times and providing cost saving alternatives for local asphalt plant

A local asphalt plant who are in the mining and quarrying industry were replacing their bearing units every 8-10 months due to the harsh conditions, meaning they were frequently having to shut down machinery for maintenance causing unnecessary downtime and loss of production. After careful analysis and...

ABB Names Costa President of Mechanical Power Transmission Division

ABB recently named company veteran Roger Costa as president of its global Mechanical Power Transmission Division, also known as the Dodge business. “ABB’s recognition as a global leader in the mechanical business stems from a strong culture that focuses on customer experience,” Costa said. “I look forward...

SKF and Imperial College London Extend R&D Partnership

SKF, a leading global supplier in the areas of bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems founded in 1907 and Imperial College London, involved in tribology research since 1948, are extending their R&D partnership. The SKF University Technology Centre (UTC) has been housed at Imperial College London...