Industry News Archive

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...

Better performance, less cost thanks to automatic relubrication

CONCEPT2 lubricator for automatic relubrication Available as an economical set including accessories – perfect for use with electric motors Arcanol lubricants for rolling bearings and linear applications: ‘FAG Arcanol’ has been rebranded as ‘Schaeffler Arcanol’. SUTTON COLDFIELD, UK, January 6, 2020. An efficient and economical lubrication concept includes not...

Axel Johnson International extends its offering in power transmission solutions in Slovenia

Axel Johnson International’s business group Power Transmission Solutions has acquired Bell d.o.o., effective 19 December 2019. Bell is a leading Slovenian provider of power transmission products and services for more than 30 years. “Entering the Slovenian market by the acquisition of Bell is well in line with...

Siemens Digital Industries Updates Simcenter Portfolio for Motor Design

Siemens Digital Industries Software recently announced new releases of Siemens Simcenter MAGNET software and Simcenter Motorsolve software for simulating electric motor design and electromagnetic fields at any stage of the design process. Electric traction motors must be durable and NVH-compliant, however, electromagnetic forces induce mechanical vibrations which may lead to failure....

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...

Intelligent search, fast entry and display of shipping options – the new PICARD onlineshop

Finally, here it is – the new PICARD onlineshop. Many new features make purchasing in the PICARD onlineshop even more efficient and easier than ever before:    Managing of up to three discrete shopping carts for a long-term product disposition, short-term requirements and your special project business.   Dynamic...