Industry News Archive

Safe bearing assembly thanks to smart technology of the new generation BETEX Low Frequency induction heaters

At the Hannover Messe Bega Special Tools have introduced a new generation of low-frequency induction heaters. These are used for controlled heating of bearings, gears and other machine parts. By using smart processor technology, there is better control over a stress-free and controlled heating process. The heating...

How did digital technology turn this ugly duckling factory into a world-beater?

Siemens UK has been in the vanguard of the industry’s drive for a meaningful industrial strategy from the government. The result is the Made Smarter Commission, which leads the campaign to digitalise manufacturing in the UK – the company’s CEO Juergen Maier CBE is its co-chair. In...

Will robots take your manufacturing job? Hint: No!

Around 1.5 million jobs in England are at “high risk” of some of their duties being automated in the future, new analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows. The report analysed the jobs of 20 million people in England in 2017 and has found that 7.4%...

Schaeffler combines condition and torque monitoring in one single system

The long-term development partnership of Schaeffler and Bonfiglioli, the market leader in yaw and pitch drives for wind turbines, leading to the creation of a compact Industry 4.0 solution package. Schaeffler has combined two of its proven measuring systems, the SmartCheck and the TorqueSense to create a...

Rolling bearings from NKE for motors and generators

Steyr, Austria, May 2019. Bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH offers a wide range of rolling bearings for electrical machines. Particularly designed for motors and generators, the bearings are noted for their low running noise, efficient seals, high load ratings and long service life. NKE presents these bearings...

MCB celebrates its 35th anniversary as it returns to Automechanika Johannesburg

Dubai, May 9, 2019- On its 35th year anniversary in the aftermarket industry, Mineral Circles Bearings (MCB) takes centre stage at Automechanika’s hall 5, stand 5F01A from the 18th until the 21st of September 2019 at the Expo Center Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa. In preparation for the next decade, MCB transitions...

ACORN becomes UK stockist for Timken Type E Tapered Roller Bearing Housed Units

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd has increased its range of Timken products by investing in a large stockholding of Timken Type E tapered roller bearing housed units. The new range will enable customers to slash their downtime by receiving and fitting the units to their machinery the same...

ABF is moving up, with new offices in Rotterdam too!

ABF has recently moved into office space on the sixteenth floor of the Millennium Tower at Weena. Commercial Director, Ben van Oosterhout, explains the expansion: “This compact office space provides flexible workspaces creating opportunities for growth for various departments. It is a logical next step in view...

Our Hannover Messe 2019 experience

At the start of April, BearingNet exhibited at the Hannover Messe 2019 as part of the EPTDA Pavillion. We caught up with lots of our current members and had exciting conversations with companies interested in BearingNet. Our industry magazine ‘Best Bits’ was handed out to hundreds of industry...

Celebrating 100 years of the spherical roller bearing

The spherical roller bearing, that helps engineers accommodate heavy radial and axial loads in applications prone to misalignment or shaft deflections, celebrates its 100th birthday this year thanks to SKF. Gothenburg, Sweden, 16 April 2019: Originally developed in 1919 by an SKF engineer, Arvid Palmgren, the spherical...