Industry News Archive

Tapered Roller Bearings feature 4-row design

Available in open and sealed variants that are identical, both dimensionally and in terms of load-carrying capacity, SKF Explorer Tapered Roller Bearings are intended for work rolls in rolling mills. Compact seal, made with heat- and wear-resistant material, allows unified bearing design. Open bearings have no cage...

FRABEX GmbH is the new Premium Logistics Partner for FBJ in Europe

The well reputed Brand FBJ finally has a Premium Logistics Partner for Europe: FRABEX GmbH in Austria has become the official EDC in April 2015! Providing the superior quality products of this experienced manufacturer, with over 50 years accumulated technical Know-How, FRABEX GmbH is now looking for...

Bearings Maker SKF Sees Lower Demand as Carmakers Cut Orders

SKF AB, the world’s biggest manufacturer of bearings, predicts demand will drop in the current quarter as clients from carmakers to mining companies see weakening orders from China. The stock declined the most in three months. “Given the latest macro coming out of China, there’s a big...

Schaeffler UK launches new two-in-one bearing lubricator

German precision bearing manufacturer Schaeffler UK has launched a two-point lubricator for rolling bearings. FAG Concept2 provides two separate lubrication points that can be individually adjusted to supply bearings with varying lubricant volumes. The system ensures a constant, optimum supply of grease to the bearings without the...

The Iglidur-On-Tour demo car completes global tour

After a gruelling one-year and 100,000km journey across four continents, the Cologne-based motion plastics specialist Igus’ compact car with plastic body with its Iglidur plain bearing components has finally reached home. The global journey of the small car was to demonstrate the resilience of the company’s lubrication-free...

ICP Builds Awareness of Industrial Distribution Careers with National Audience of Gen Y “Right Fit” Individuals

Who will fill the pipeline for jobs at industrial distribution (ID) companies in the years to come as Baby Boomers continue retiring in record numbers? Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP) has determined those new workers will come from the Generation Y cohort (also known as Millennials) who have...

Schaeffler launches Halal and Kosher-certified bearing grease

Food and beverage producers are constantly striving to increase productivity, while ensuring that the food they produce is not contaminated by lubricating oils and greases that may be present in processing equipment and machines. This is particularly important if the food produced is a Halal or Kosher...

Stefan Hantke appointed President Sales and Engineering at Schaeffler Industrial

Schaeffler AG, one of the leading auto component manufacturers globally appointed, Stefan Hantke as the president for sales and engineering at Schaeffler Industrial. Hantke assumed global management of Sales and Engineering on June 1 2015.  In his new position, Mr. Hantke is member of the Industrial Division’s...

PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference Facilitates Canadian Cross-Channel Connections

Chicago, Ill.—June 18, 2015—Canadian power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributors and manufacturers gathered June 3-5, 2015, at the Four Seasons Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia for PTDA’s 14th Canadian Conference. Networking and face-to-face meetings between channel partners and peers proved to be the primary focus for participants, along with...

Timken Tricks of the Trade: Active Seal Encoders

An easy and effective tip to check the orientation of the sensor encoder in wheel bearings.