Industry News Archive

Digital Sales For The Bearing & Power Transmission Industry

2020 was a challenging year which affected everyone on the planet, in one way or another. Many businesses were forced to adapt their practices and change their sales processes in order to survive. E-commerce, E-Shops, webshops, online shops (or whatever else you choose to call them!), were...

Schaeffler and Flender introduce innovative and eco-friendly packing system for large size bearings

The new “SMART Box” (Schaeffler Modular Adaptable Returnable Transport Box) is an innovative reusable packaging system for large size bearings. Schaeffler and Flender develop innovative “SMART Box”, a reusable transport box for large size bearings The modular design of the box ensures improved handling and reduced storage...

The 5 Main Challenges For Bearings In The Food & Beverage Industry

Bearings are fundamental where mechanical equipment performs a business critical function in any operation. This is a fact that is applicable across many industry sectors. Given that the food and beverage industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, and is worth an annual £28bn to the economy, it’s...

Regenerating lubrication oils cuts costs and reduces CO2 emissions

SKF RecondOil’s Double-Separation Technology (DST) system removes even the smallest of particulates, which helps to keep lubrication oil in prime condition – reducing ongoing costs and improving environmental performance An oil-recovery system, which SKF has used to regenerate lubricant at two of its production plants, is now...

Bearing failure analysis

What caused these fractures?  In a failure analysis, the inspection of fracture faces can provide valuable information on the primary damage mechanism. Typically, one can easily distinguish between fatigue and forced ruptures as well as between brittle and ductile failures. Even the direction of sectional loads can...

Why Are Ball Bearings Used in Machines?

Everywhere throughout industry, and everywhere moving parts are operational, it’s likely there’s a need for constant velocity joints. Especially in the case of connecting both stagnant and moving parts in need of removing friction impairment. When sourced diligently these ball bearing joints work to protect moving parts...

SKF Develops New Range of High Precision Bearings

SKF has created a range of high precision bearings based on proven bearings technology specifically suitable for use in driven tool applications. The company has adapted an existing, proven super-precision angular contact ball bearings design so they can meet the specific requirements of the driven tool application....

Is bearing lubrication important?

Comparative endurance testing is a common practice when changing bearing suppliers. But what about the lubricants? Grease and oil can have an enormous impact on bearing performance – hence, changing lubrication conditions could have an enormous impact on the reliability of your equipment. Some influences of the...

Helical spring couplings by Torsion Control Products prolong service life for planers

Werdohl, Germany, March 2021. Thanks to their special torsional elasticity, spring couplings designed by Torsion Control Products (TCP) are ideal for use in mobile road building machines powered by modern diesel engines. For one manufacturer of planers, TCP developed a solution with a helical spring coupling which...

Industrial V-belts guide

There is a wide variety of industrial v-belts available made by many different reliable manufacturers, so here is a quick guide to help you when choosing, installing and maintaining your industrial belts. Yorkshire-based YB Components keep local stocks of such parts ready to ship out fast and...