Industry News Archive

Bearings with black oxide finish – Increased performance in critical applications

Steyr, Austria, January 2019. At this year’s Hannover Messe in Germany, bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH presents bearings with black oxide finish. The protective layer improves run-in and wear characteristics and protects against environmental effects. Especially in critical applications such as wind turbine gear boxes, black oxide...

The hidden side of needle roller bearings

There are many types of bearings, the most common being ball bearings, or tapered roller bearings, cylindrical or spherical roller bearings. Their design meets specific technical requirements to adapt to particular use. Among them, less known, is the needle roller bearing, which is nevertheless essential in certain...

Motion Industries Names New President

Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, announced the promotion of Randall (Randy) P. Breaux to president. “Randy has an impressive history, having served in numerous management roles during his career,” said Paul...

PEER Chain Promotes Mashanna Moore To Client Engagement Specialist

PEER Chain recently announced Mashanna Moore’s promotion to client rngagement specialist. PEER Chain is a family-owned and personally managed leading industrial chain provider. “Mashanna always finds the way to get it done and out the door for our customers,” says Jeremy Fogo, vice president of product, solutions, and experience...

Your invitation to the virtual launch of SKF Food Line ball bearing units

There is no greater priority in the food and beverage industry than food safety. Strict cleaning regimes are in place to prevent food borne pathogens from entering produce, and the consequent product recalls which are both costly and damaging to the brand. SKF have teamed up with independent microbiology and...

Applied Industrial Technologies Announces Its 2018/2019 Product Catalog

CLEVELAND, OH — Applied Industrial Technologies has introduced its new 2018/2019 Applied Product Catalog with more than 31,000 products, including bearings, belts, hoses, motors, drives, power transmission products, hydraulic and pneumatic components, tools, maintenance products, safety items, and much more. Applied has selected its most popular products for...

Purvis Industries acquires Ready Bearing Supply

Dallas, TX—Purvis Industries announced that effective Jan. 4, 2019, they have acquired substantially all the assets, brand rights, websites, personnel and intellectual property of Ready Bearing Supply located in Lubbock, TX. Ready Bearing has been serving customers in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Kansas since 1978. For...

Aetna Bearing Company completed an interstate move from Illinois to Michigan

Aetna Bearing Company recently completed an interstate move from Illinois to Michigan. Started as Schulz Bearing Company in 1916 in Chicago, the fledgling company occupied 7,500 square feet of floor space. A name change to Aetna Ball Bearing Manufacturing Company the next year marked the beginning of...

NKE Austria and Fersa Bearings: International expansion and investments

Steyr, Austria, January 2019. NKE Austria GmbH has been part of the Fersa Group for more than two years now. The corporate group was established through the merger of the Austrian bearing manufacturer with Spanish company Fersa Bearings S.A. Both companies are active in the development, production...

Porsche to introduce new all-electric sports car at end of 2019

Porsche will release its first all-electric sports car next year. The arrival of the new EV, the Taycan, is eagerly awaited even by Tesla owners. The Taycan is to come onto the market at the end of 2019.   CEO of Porsche, Klaus Zellmer said that if everyone who...