Industry News Archive

Autonomous vehicles, so near and yet so far

A highlight of the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed was the sight of a 1965 Ford Mustang driving itself autonomously up the famed hill climb with the Duke of Richmond and a BBC TV crew in the back. In the front, ready to take over in the...

Social robot maker Jibo sells off assets

Social robot maker Jibo has sold its IP assets. According to a former Jibo executive with direct knowledge of the situation, New York-based investment management firm SQN Venture Partners is the new owner. The Robot Report has reached out to SQN Ventures Partners multiple times, but there has been no response....

Koyo is the JTEKT Corporation brand for Bearings.

Koyo has established itself with aerospace engineers, automakers and industrial manufacturers around the world. The business has gone on to attain ISO/TS 16949:2009 certification (now IATF 16949:2016) at all their bearing manufacturing facilities whilst the JTEKT corporation – which also manufactures steering systems and drive chain components...

Increased representation for Vesconite Bearings in USA

Experienced polymer-products representative Gary Croeser has officially become the Vesconite Bearings representative in the US. This was the announcement made by Vesconite Bearings chairperson Dr Jean-Patrick Leger this month. “Croeser has successfully managed the Vesconite Bearings Texas warehouse since 2004,” he said. “I am very pleased to...

Schaeffler acquires Elmotec Statomat GmbH

The global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler today concluded a contract to acquire Elmotec Statomat Holding GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “Elmotec Statomat”), based in Karben near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Elmotec Statomat GmbH is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of production machinery for the high-volume...

Thordon bearings help in cutterhead suction dredger application

The world’s most powerful LNG-fuelled cutterhead suction dredger (CSD), Spartacus, will enter service with water-lubricated Composite cutterhead shaft and intermediate ladder bearings from Thordon Bearings. When delivered next summer to Belgian dredging and reclamation specialist DEME Group from Royal IHC’s shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands, Spartacus will be...

PEMAC Names Award Winners at MainTrain Conference

As part of the MainTrain conference, Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) held an awards dinner at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario. The first-ever PEMAC Maintenance Team of the Year – Large Organization award was presented to Cameco Port Hope Conversion Facility. The...

Miller Park roof engine removed as part of stadium maintenance

Workers jacked up a part of the Miller Park roof Monday and removed one of the bogies — the powerful engines used to open and close the massive structure. The work is part of a $900,000 project that combines routine maintenance with an investigation into an odd “clicking”...

Bet On Black – King Engine Bearings pMax Racing Bearing System

Engine bearings are one of those items, where because you don’t see them on a regular basis, they suffer from the “out of sight, out of mind” problem. The only time the average performance enthusiast thinks about their bearings is when first assembling the engine, and when...

10 good reasons to change from metal bearings to plastic

Bearing failure on linear guide systems results in unplanned downtime and additional costs, which is why it’s time to change to igus plastic bearings. With the drylin linear guides expert, engineers can configure a linear guide to suit a particular application online and, at the same time,...