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SKF bearings are key to a new generation of lightweight automotive machine tool spindles from Vigel

SKF, the knowledge engineering company, has developed a performance bearing arrangement that forms the heart of a new generation of machine tool spindles. These have been designed by Vigel S.p.A., the leading Italian manufacturer of advanced CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machining centers, and are a key step...

SKF equips Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement fleet with Marine Condition Monitoring kit

SKF has initiated a condition-based maintenance programme for Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement (TCM) fleet that has the potential to cut costs and decrease maintenance. The detailed maintenance programme enables a range of benefits, from preventing unexpected failures in critical machinery to providing early indication of possible problems in...

Timken has new product line

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) has introduced its full Revolvo split cylindrical roller bearing housed unit line to the North American marketplace. Timken added the Revolvo line, which is well-known across Europe, to its bearing and power transmission product line-up when it acquired the assets of...

igus Launches New Iglidur Tribo-Tape Black Option for Automotive Applications

igus® has launched the B160, a new black option of its iglidur® tribo-tape. Where a standard bearing solution won’t suffice, the B160 has proved an excellent alternative across many automotive applications. tribo-tape black The iglidur® tribo-tape offers a low friction and noise dampening properties, and will eliminate...

Schaeffler pushes back stock market float

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German ball bearings and car parts maker Schaeffler said it was sticking with plans for an initial public offering (IPO) but would not announce a price range until Monday, pushing back the stock market flotation. “After a series of comprehensive meetings with investors over...

GGB’s HPMB™ Bearings Approved for use in Hydropower Turbines

THOROFARE, N.J., Jul 27, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has approved GGB Bearing Technology’s new HPMB™ filament wound bearings for use in hydropower turbine wicket gates. The approval is based on simulation testing performed by Powertech Labs. Conducted in April 2015...

Schaeffler expand X-life rolling bearing range

New high-performance toroidal bearings offer higher loads and operational reliability SCHAEFFLER have launched a new range of toroidal rolling bearings with angular adjustment capability, providing high operational reliability, even under heavy loads. Manufactured to the company’s premium-quality X-life standard, the latest FAG Torb rolling bearings are single-row...

German car parts maker Schaeffler to cut debt with IPO

FRANKFURT: German ball bearings and automotive parts maker Schaeffler AG plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange to restructure its finances seven years after a takeover of rival Continental almost bankrupted the family-owned group. The Schaeffler initial public offering, scheduled for Oct. 5, could become Germany’s...

SKF opens bearings factory in Brazil’s Sao Paulo

September 15 (SeeNews) – Swedish company SKF (STO:SKF-A) has launched operations at a new factory in Sao Paulo state to produce Kaydon slewing ring bearings for wind turbines. The new factory, focused on the local market, opened last week in the city of Cajamar. General Electric Co...

Morris retains sponsorship for long-standing IoW charity classic car show

One of Europe’s leading oil blenders has renewed support for the Isle of Wight International Charity Classic Car Extravaganza 2015. The Extravaganza now in its 14th year anticipates record breaking numbers of visitors over the 19th and 20th September, at Newport Quay and Ryde Esplanade respectively. Victor...