Industry News Archive

RKB’s quality control programme

RKB’s quality control programme is rooted in RKB top management’s insistence on quality and encompasses controls performed on multiple levels, from raw material procurement, through pre-process and in-process operations to post-process check activities. In the presented pictures, it is possible to see the final inspection phase of...

Motion Industries announces two acquisitions

Birmingham, Ala. – Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC), announced two acquisitions. Motion has entered into agreements to acquire TRC Hydraulics, a Canadian-based supplier of hydraulic products and services, and...

Vibration resistant bearings EXV-series

The highest vibration levels are characteristic of vibroscreens, road rollers and sawmills. All bearings, which are used in these machines must provide high rotation speed, perceive increased loads, speeds, centrifugal forces, and node operating temperature. In addition, dirt and moisture are additional adverse operating factors. All these...

Ballscrews Terminologies

There is a lot of jargon related to ballscrews, some familiar and some less so. Ballscrews suppliers don’t often explain what it all means so here we will run through a few of the terms associated with these products that you should know if you have any...

Start of the DTM season: Schaeffler forges ahead with technology transfer

Successful cooperation enters second year Schaeffler using partnership with BMW M Motorsport to gain knowledge from the DTM, in order to use it in production development Matthias Zink: “The goal is to win the title with Marco Wittmann.” This weekend, the new season of the German Touring...

RKB provided spherical roller bearings for a cement plant

RKB provided spherical roller bearings (very large items with a mass of over 1,500 kg) for a cement plant, where they were mounted as spare parts in a Polysius vertical mill. Before shipping, standard IQC was done for the spherical roller bearings in the HQ metrological lab...

Congratulations to Acorn Industrial Services Ltd for winning our company video competition!

Congratulations to Acorn Industrial Services Ltd for winning our company video competition and a bottle of champagne! We asked our members to send us videos to share with the industry, whether it’s a light-hearted video of how companies are currently operating or a message to their colleagues in the...

Mineral Circles Bearings shares positive market foresight for aftermarket industry post-COVID-19

COVID-19 has undeniably upended the global economy as it continues to batter businesses at scale. Five months into the pandemic, certain industries have accentuated their loss as the pandemic swiftly result in an unprecedented steepest downfall due to a massive decline in demand and stringent global restrictions....

Disinco, RKB’s partner in Guatemala

Disinco, RKB’s partner in Guatemala, has just received a new shipment to increase their stock, which is mainly focused on the steel and sugar market. RKB’s partner is very satisfied, and taking into consideration the current coronavirus situation, having all the goods in Guatemala will increase the...

Dr. Klaus Patzak appointed new CFO of Schaeffler AG

Dr. Klaus Patzak has been appointed as a member of the Board of Managing Directors, effective from August 1, 2020 Dr. Patzak will succeed Dietmar Heinrich as head of the Finance & IT function Dietmar Heinrich will leave the company on July 31, 2020  The global automotive...