Industry News Archive

SKF secures agreement with Indonesian state-owned railway company

SKF has signed a three-year agreement with PT. Kereta Api Indonesia (Indonesian Railways), Indonesia’s state-owned railway operator, for the supply of tapered roller bearing units. The units will be produced in SKF’s factory in Nankou, China, with deliveries expected to start during the third quarter of 2015....

Large-diameter ceramic bearings offer positive results for THA despite tendency to squeak

Although the use of large-diameter ceramic bearings for total hip arthroplasty produced squeaking in certain cases, early postoperative results were encouraging, according to study researchers. The researchers reviewed data from 178 patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty in 189 hips, with an average follow-up of 28 months....

Top bearing manufacturer NTN-SNR officially announces Mineral Circles Bearings as its UAE distributor for its SNR brand

Mineral Circles Bearings (MCB) has acquired the SNR brand distributorship in UAE, a significant milestone in strengthening its local supply chain as part of its 2015 diversification strategy. Michel Peltier, NTN-SNR’s Middle East Sales Manager, stated “MCB has been chosen as SNR distributor because of its good...

Introducing Dunlop Tensioners & Idlers

Power transmission drives, namely V-belts, timing belts and roller chains will elongate significantly over time if not properly maintained. Incorrect belt or chain tension will lead to increased downtime, lower equipment productivity and inflated maintenance costs, we offers a wide selection of tensioners and idlers to eliminate...

Instrumented Bearing Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast… — LONDON, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Bearings are machine elements that are primarily used for reducing friction between moving parts. Instrumented bearings are integrated with sensor units for measuring angular position of the rotatable ring with respect to the fixed ring of the bearing. The information collected through these sensors are used in...

British Engines to buy Rolls Royce subsidiary Michell Bearings for £12m

One of the region’s most dynamic firms is to expand with the acquisition of a Tyneside-based subsidiary of Rolls Royce. Newcastle’s British Engines will buy Michell Bearings, a marine company based in the city’s west end for around £12.6m, making it the group’s seventh engineering company in...

The Young Women Leaders Who Make Manufacturing Strong

Written by Jennifer McNelly The Manufacturing Institute has dedicated its STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Ahead initiative to promoting the role of women in manufacturing. For the first time, the Institute will honor young women who have demonstrated excellence early on in their careers. Women are...

Global Economy Loses Its (Ball) Bearings

Few components are as essential to the workings of industry as the humble ball bearing. So the bleak economic picture painted by today’s earning report from the world’s biggest bearings maker was worrisome enough. But combined with sales news indicating weak consumer demand for staples such as...

James Dyson Foundation gives £12m for creation of engineering school

A £12m donation by Sir James Dyson to Imperial College London was announced in March for the launch of a new Dyson school for engineering, which will open its doors later this year. The new Dyson School of Design Engineering is aimed at helping to train the next...

PTDA 2015 Membership Directory Is a Convenient Resource for Connecting with Decision-Makers in the Power Transmission/Motion Control Industry

Chicago, Ill.—May 11, 2015—The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has released its 2015 Membership Directory. The Directory is the ideal resource for connecting with the top decision-makers of the global power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry. PTDA member companies distribute and manufacture products including motors, bearings, gears, belts,...