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22 April 2024

COSTLY MACHINE failures due to undetected defects in demanding applications could soon become a thing of the past with help form a new generation of two- and four-hole flange bearings with 'smart' features from igus. The lubrication-free high-performance plastic bearings are equipped with miniature wireless sensors that enable condition monitoring and aid predictive maintenance.

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06 December 2023

FOR THE first time igus has found a way to manufacture heavy-duty bearings made from two components of high-performance plastic, using the cost-effective injection moulding process. Until now, a plastic-based multi-layer structure was only possible using a winding which is more expensive for mass production.

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06 December 2023

When a steel mill was experiencing regular failures of the bearings on its pilger mill, the plant turned to NSK for a robust and economic solution. By recommending bearings with 200% more life than the units they replaced, NSK provided the mill with annual savings of €159,933.

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06 December 2023

BEARINGS & Drives has taken delivery of the first batch of bearings from CeramicSpeed that are destined to be retro fitted into fan motors in wind turbines.

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07 December 2023

SKF HAS developed the first spherical roller bearings specifically designed for the food and beverage industry. These bearings with food-grade grease and seals have a longer service life than SKF open spherical roller bearings and raise relevant food safety standards in the food and beverage industry.

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25 January 2023

IGUS IS accepting submissions for 'the manus award 2023', which the motion plastics specialist has hosted biannually for 20 years. The award honours the most creative, economical and sustainable applications of plastic plain bearings in industrial applications.

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01 September 2022

THE RECENT discovery of a large number of counterfeit NSK bearings in Johannesburg, South Africa, highlights the need to remain vigilant in the face of criminals who look to put the safety and integrity of industrial machinery and humans at risk.

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03 August 2022

MEETING Growing demand for miniaturisation, igus has further developed its PRT-04 slewing ring bearing series for tight space applications while keeping high load bearing properties.

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18 August 2022

IGLIDUR M210 and M260 from igus enable heavy machinery, such as construction equipment, to switch from thick-walled metal bearings to plastic bearings with no structural modifications.

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10 May 2022

Wind turbines cannot be serviced easily. This is why the components of the gearbox, especially the bearings, must be exceptionally reliable.

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18 May 2022

NSK'S GROUND ball screws, linear roller guides and super-precision ball bearings are helping IMSA to consolidate its position of excellence in the field of specialised deep-hole drilling machines, which are particularly popular for mould-making applications in the automotive sector.

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26 May 2022

FOLLOWING ITS 2021 development of what is reported to be the world’s first bioplastic cage for rolling bearings, NSK can now reveal its initial product line-up. The new heat-resistant cage will be available on its 60 and 62 series of deep groove ball bearings, which are ideal for fan motors in air conditioners.

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12 May 2022

A NEW training module for pulp and paper applications is now available via the NSK academy online platform. Focussing on the dryer section of papermaking machinery, the course will benefit all those who specify or work with bearings for this demanding application. Participants achieving an 80% pass mark will receive a certificate.

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12 April 2022

AT THIS year's Hannover Messe, Schaeffler will focus on sustainable solutions for the food and packaging and robotics sectors.

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17 January 2022

ROBOTICS AND automated machinery applications require highly versatile bearings; not only must bearings carry diverse loads with high precision, robotic motion is also becoming more complex. Machine designers must also fit bearings into shrinking mechanisms such as articulating arms that position and rotate objects.

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01 November 2021

THE RECENT MRO Europe exhibition provided precision bearings specialist, Carter Bearings, with the perfect opportunity to meet leading contacts in the commercial air transport maintenance and repair industries, face-to-face.

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01 November 2021

WHEN MOTION equipment is used in harsh environments, it needs to be of resilient design and manufactured from highly durable materials. Matara UK, specialist in automation, pneumatics and linear motion products, provides Armoloy TDC coated linear rail and ballscrews for maximum longevity in demanding applications and locations.

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14 September 2021

SCHAEFFLER HAS acquired BEGA International B.V. (Bega), a leading manufacturer of special tools for mounting and dismounting rolling bearings. The acquisition marks another step in the expansion of Schaeffler’s lifecycle service portfolio.

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20 May 2021

BEARING DIAGNOSTICS provide a crucial indicator of the overall condition and reliability of a motor. In addition to developing a portfolio of condition monitoring solutions for operators, Schaeffler is also working with OEM customers such as Siemens on joint offerings to increase the availability of machinery and equipment.

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04 March 2021

BUILDING ON a long history of success in the rail industry, NSK has developed a new series of gearbox bearings that increases even further the reliability levels achieved by previous-generation products. The bearings, which can be used to support large and small gears in rolling stock gearboxes, are ideal for both high-speed and low-speed applications.

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FEATURES

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17 April 2024

Although martensitic stainless steels have been favoured for bearings in robot applications, their performance falls short of rising standards to prevent contamination in medical environments. Chris Johnson explains why ceramic high-precision bearings hold the answer

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24 January 2024

CHRIS JOHNSON explains how miniature and instrument ball bearings can support Automated Test Equipment (ATE) advancement in such areas as control, instrumentation and metrology.

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05 May 2023

Charlotte Stonestreet visited Glasgow-based company Kingdom to find out how igus products are helping the company in the development of its innovative robotic lawnmowers

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28 April 2023

Next time there is a need to specify bearings, it is worth considering an added-value solution, not simply a quick fix for immediate gain asserts Charlie Kortens

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17 April 2023

IGUS will use Hannover Messe 2023 to launch an unprecedented 190 new physical and digital products under the concept of 'Enjoyneering', which aims to "unleash engineering power with play".

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13 April 2023

LABOUR SHORTAGES and carbon emissions of petrol mowers mean robotic lawnmowers are on the rise. Kingdom Technologies turned to igus to help keep its pay-per-use robotic mower maintenance-free.

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17 February 2022

Karl Brundell looks at thin section bearings, the types of applications they are used in, and how to select the most appropriate option for your needs

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21 October 2021

For the four million inhabitants of the Arctic, it is crucial that machinery operates effectively – particularly in the depths of winter. Chris Johnson explains the lubrication requirements for bearings operating in such extreme temperatures

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23 February 2021

To improve rotating equipment performance, it pays to address both the component level – such as bearing management – and the ‘bigger picture’ of increased digitalisation

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12 May 2021

R.A. Rodriguez is supplying large turntable bearings and steel spur gears for use in a new generation of slitter-rewinder machines being built by Atlas Converting Equipment

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20 April 2020

How can you tell in advance whether a hybrid bearing will outperform a steel one in your application and whether its extra cost can be justified? This difficult, recurring question can now be answered by a newly developed bearing life model, as Guillermo Morales-Espejel explains

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18 February 2020

When a leading UK manufacturer of soft drinks experienced premature bearing failures on its automatic bottle sleeving machine, it solved the problem by adopting non-contact, shielded, greased-for-life deep groove ball bearings from NSK. The move has increased the operational life of the bearings by a factor of 52, which in turn is generating annual savings of €10,874

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08 January 2020

Many engineers have at least a basic understanding of rotating bearing technology, and in some cases are experts in the field, but what do they need to consider when specifying bearings for extreme environments? Mike Page looks at the issues

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12 December 2018

Phil Burge describes how a new design of single-row angular contact ball bearings is enabling pump and compressor manufacturers to boost the output of their machines economically without compromising reliability and efficiency

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01 February 2018

The use of application-specific bearing steels and surface treatments permits the reliability of bearings to be increased significantly, which in turn contributes to the reduction of machinery and equipment TCO (total cost of ownership). A combination of a special alloy and specific heat treatment was used to develop NSK's Super Tough steel.

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04 January 2018

The best way for buyers to protect themselves and their customers from counterfeit bearings is purchasing only from a reliable source – such as direct from the manufacturer or through a certified distributor, says Martin Ryan, Industrial Distribution director for Schaeffler UK.

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16 October 2017

High-performance plastic bearings have replaced their metal counterparts across a range of applications. The motives for engineers to choose plastic over metal are numerous; Robert Dumayne, dry-tech director, igus highlights some of the key drivers

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26 October 2016

Robert Dumayne, director, igus, discusses how the choice of bearing material can affect the performance and service life of plain linear bearings

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06 July 2016

Many engineers are comfortable with rotary bearing technology but view linear as complicated and over-engineered with complex maintenance requirements. Bob Love, business development manager at Schaeffler UK dispels the common myths about linear bearing technology

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29 April 2016

Surface hardened stainless steels and tribopolymer bearings make an ideal material combination that is unbeatable in the areas of wear values and corrosion resistance. In this article, Robert Dumayne, director at igus explains why they work particularly well together in packaging and filling machines for the food and beverage industry

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