Manufacturers News Archive

SKF – Neverending Story

We are truly everywhere. And that’s never going to change. Because everything around us will keep turning, spinning, rotating. We are creating a world of reliable rotation so our crusade against friction and weight continues. That work will never be done. It’s a neverending story. This film...

Bearing solutions for the rail industry Schaeffler (UK) Ltd

SUTTON COLDFIELD, UK, June 06, 2019. In rail passenger vehicles and freight cars, door systems are complex sub-systems that are subject to high loads and stresses. Door components such as bearings, therefore, need to be reliable to ensure long maintenance intervals. Schaeffler offers a wide range of rotary...

Safe bearing assembly thanks to smart technology of the new generation BETEX Low Frequency induction heaters

At the Hannover Messe Bega Special Tools have introduced a new generation of low-frequency induction heaters. These are used for controlled heating of bearings, gears and other machine parts. By using smart processor technology, there is better control over a stress-free and controlled heating process. The heating...

Automated Guided Vehicles: Optimising logistics & improving efficiencies

Brose’s Coventry factory in Colliery Lane has fully embraced Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), with the driverless technology helping to speed up the movement of finished goods and significantly reduce the prospect of human error. Travelling at one metre per second, the AGVs are expected to cover 67,000km...

Switch to NSK bearings saves circa €400,000 at ore plant

When an ore preparation plant began experiencing repeated bearing failures on an air recirculation fan, it turned to NSK for advice. As a makeshift countermeasure, the facility was applying compressed air cooling in an attempt to reduce elevated bearing running temperatures, so the requirement for an urgent long-term solution was clear to...

PTI Revolves Around You With Material Choices

PTI SAF and SDAF split pillow blocks are available for shaft sizes ranging from 3/4” (SAF505) to 24” (SDFAF 231/630). Multiple seal options are available to suit every application.  Click here to view all of our SAF products. Click for Article & Flyer View Our SAF Products...

Hybrid Steel® – introducing the future

Hybrid Steel® is designed to meet the demands of high-stress, elevated-temperature applications where mechanical and fatigue strength are critical. Traditionally, steels for these applications are produced by expensive small-batch processes. Hybrid Steel, however, enables high volume production at a competitive cost. The world of steel has traditionally...

Failure is Not an Option: Timken Engineers Design Bearings for the Next Mars Rover

In July 2020, a new rover will land on Mars with a mission to search for signs of ancient microbial life. When that day comes, Timken senior application engineer John Renaud may venture a fist-pump and a “Yes!” The bearings for the descent brake that lowers the...

Koyo invests in Magnetic Bearings

Koyo is a global manufacturer of bearings with a long history of producing high quality products for extreme environments. A huge part of their success has been a continuous investment in Research and Development to look for new products, technologies and materials that can improve on existing...

Iljin Bearing GmbH – Our new Manufacturer Member!

Since establishment in 1973, ILJIN has led the global wheel bearing market through growth and innovation.  We strive for the highest level of customer satisfaction through customer focus, a top-down quality focus, based on “creative innovation management.”  Today ILJIN is a world class company that realises the highest customer...