Industry News Archive

Thordon Bearings joins World Ocean Council

Thordon Bearings, a global leader in designing and manufacturing innovative non-polluting marine bearing solutions for ships, has joined the World Ocean Council. The Canadian company is helping ship owners eliminate oil and grease discharges from their ships contributing to sustainable operations and cleaner oceans and seas. Operational...

PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference Is All Business for the Power Transmission/Motion Control (PT/MC) Industry

Registration is now open for the PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference, to be held June 4-5, 2015, at the Four Seasons Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia. For the fourteenth year, key decision makers of the Canadian Power Transmission/Motion Control (PT/MC) industry gather for business networking, impactful market-driven education, a...

Schaeffler UK publishes plain bearings compendium

Precision bearing manufacturer Schaeffler UK has published a 428-page catalogue on its range of plain bearings. The catalogue contains information on ELGES radial, angular contact and axial spherical plain bearings, as well as rod ends, metal/polymer composite plain bearings (in the form of plain bushes), thrust washers/strips,...

Bakery saves €27,000 per year with new bearings

NSK‘s Molded-Oil Technology has saved a bakery $27,000 a year on maintenance for it’s conveyor. They were experiencing failures every six weeks and were replacing around 36 bearings a year, which caused downtime and loss of production. To reduce these costs an initiative was launched to source...

RBC Bearings Director Sells $459,000.00 in Stock

RBC Bearings (NASDAQ:ROLL) Director Amir Faghri sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.20, for a total value of $459,000.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 11,353...

Flaws sideline MBTA’s new commuter rail locomotives

The 40 new commuter rail locomotives delivered to the MBTA late last year at a cost of $222 million have all been sidelined to have their traction motor bearings replaced after the manufacturer discovered last summer that at least some of the bearings are faulty. The major...

The CIA, the Cold War, Howard Hughes, and the Triple Ring Bearing

Written by Michel (Mitch) Bouchard on LinkedIn This has got to be one of my favorite bearing-innovation related stories to date. I remember a few years ago my dad and I came across this story in a magazine (maybe National Geographic) and saw this picture of a...

NSK low torque bearings improve energy efficiency in MRO sector

NSK is known across the world for its class leading reliability and long bearing life, as well as its economic and environmental credentials. Within the global automotive sector, NSK has worked with the industry to produce low torque bearings which help to reduce power consumption and emissions....

Georg Schaeffler makes Forbes billionaires list

The Forbes billionaires list is just that; a list of the richest people on this planet, and Georg Schaeffler has made it to number 21 and is number 1 in Germany. Schaeffler Group (Schaeffler Gruppe) is one of the world’s largest producers of roller bearings and machine...

Slewing rings bring shark to life

You may or may not remember a film in 2011 called Shark Night 3D. It had an animatronic shark that went on the rampage killing college students in a lake. Ok so it wasn’t a blockbuster success, but Igus helped bring that shark to life, using their...