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18 September 2019

The main spindle is crucial to the performance capability of the complete machine tool. It is at the heart of the machine and largely defines the achievable cutting capacity, surface quality, and precision.

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09 September 2019

Schaeffler has produced the largest spherical plain bearing in the company’s history to date. This special bearing weighs in at around 4.7 tonnes and has an outside diameter of 1900mm, a bore diameter of 1500mm, and a height of 600mm.

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23 July 2019

A drinking water treatment company in Asia is preventing unplanned downtime of critical equipment across its pumping stations following the successful installation of a condition monitoring solution from Schaeffler.

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12 August 2019

ABB has launched Dodge Safety Mount spherical roller bearings with a built-in patented locking mechanism that reduces installation time by up to 75% compared to traditional products.

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23 May 2019

The quest to stop the fake bearings industry continues apace at NSK, where the recent seizure of counterfeit NSK packaging and labels in Hebei Province, China, illustrates the scale of the problem. More than 23,000 fake boxes and cartons, which were subsequently confiscated pending further investigation and potential prosecution, were discovered in Linxi County, Xintai City.

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21 May 2019

Schaeffler has extended its X-life range of high performance, premium quality cylindrical roller bearings with two additional products that offer improved performance, extended maintenance intervals and extremely high power density. The bearings are said to be ideal for machine tool applications such as high speed turning, milling and grinding machines.

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14 May 2019

Automotive voltage is on the rise. While most cars today run on 12-volt DC batteries, cars in the future will run on 48 volts. Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of SMB Bearings, addresses the implications of this increased voltage on ball bearing performance.

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15 March 2019

A new online training module concentrating on the use of bearings in jaw crusher applications within the quarrying and mining industry has been added to the 'NSK academy' online platform. As with existing content, registered users who successfully complete the new jaw crushers module receive a certificate based on the attainment of an 80% pass mark.

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13 February 2019

When an ore preparation plant began experiencing repeated bearing failures on an air recirculation fan, it turned to NSK for advice. NSK carried out an application review as part of its AIP Added Value Programme, which revealed that the bearings had been fitted incorrectly. In addition, excessive lubrication was evident, as was an inadequate sealing arrangement.

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20 February 2019

New from NKE are bearings with black oxide finish. The protective layer improves run-in and wear characteristics and protects against environmental effects.

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20 February 2019

Stromag, part of Altra Industrial Motion Corp, has launched a new, modular range of brakes designed for applications in challenging environments.

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11 December 2018

Schaeffler has seen an increase in demand for its FAG Black Series of housing units, which are manufactured to Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS).

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08 January 2019

Schaeffler has engineered and supplied 67 cylindrical roller bearings for one of the busiest and geographically important bridges in The Netherlands

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06 December 2018

Highlighting the benefits that can be achieved by using Moulded-Oil bearings from NSK, a British snack food manufacturing plant is saving more than €52,000 a year after replacing the existing bearings in a seven-track conveyor system

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06 December 2018

As a result of pillow block bearings that were failing every six weeks on the multiple-belt dough-prove section of a process line, a UK-based tortilla wrap manufacturer turned to NSK for help.

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05 October 2018

Faced with regular bearing failures on the blade support of a concrete pipe-slotting machine that would cause eight hours of downtime each time, a UK-based concrete pipe plant turned to NSK for assistance.

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02 October 2018

When NSK was called in to investigate bearing failures on a feed conveyor at an animal feed production plant, the team was able to not only reveal the underlying cause of the failures, but generate cost savings of over €13,000, thanks largely to the elimination of machine downtime.

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01 July 2019

Specialist bearing distributor, Industria Bearings & Transmissions, has announced the arrival of a new range of JTekt Hyper Strong (JHS) spherical roller bearings from leading Japanese manufacturer, Koyo.

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14 June 2018

When a UK-based electricity producer was experiencing frequent breakdowns due to bearing failures in two industrial fan units, the plant requested the services of NSK to propose and implement a suitable solution.

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18 June 2018

To advise manufacturers on best practice methods for selecting components for robots, SMB Bearings has published a white paper on Bearings for Robotics. The white paper is available to download on the SMB Bearings website.

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FEATURES

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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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15 April 2016

Adding new design features or applying special techniques and coatings to bearing components can optimise the performance of bearings for challenging applications, providing unique bearing solutions to clients’ problems, says Nick Dowding from The Barden Corporation.

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20 April 2016

Bearing failures can be costly, disruptive and in some cases dangerous. Paul Mitchell, managing director of Bowman International, considers three of the main reasons for failure – and explores why it is so important to make the right decision first time

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16 February 2016

Do you know when and why to use ceramic bearings? Erick Sloan from Carter Manufacturing writes an Engineer’s guide to design using ceramic bearings.

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05 October 2015

Acceleration enveloping is a signal processing technique that can improve condition based monitoring by detecting the first faint signs of bearing failure, explains Chris Hansford, managing director at Hansford Sensors.

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05 May 2015

Precision bearing manufacturer Schaeffler UK has extended its X-life range of high performance rolling bearings, plain bearings and linear guidance systems with a toroidal rolling bearing with angular adjustment capability, as well as radial insert ball bearings and housing units.

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28 November 2014

As the development of more efficient electric motors continues to keep pace with upcoming regulations, it is important to ensure that all the components are engineered to the latest specifications, including the bearings. Tony Synnott, UK Engineering Manager for NSK Europe, explains how bearing design is affecting electric motor performance and reliability.

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11 November 2013

Although motors can fail due to a range of problems, for example faulty insulation, control faults or overloading, the single most important step that engineers can take to improve uptime and reliability is an assessment of motor bearings.

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30 September 2013

Bearings for modern industrial drive systems must deliver efficient and reliable performance even in the most demanding of environments. This is reflected in NSK's focus on continuously improving solutions.

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26 April 2013

In automotive and industrial applications, super precision bearings play a key role in thermal and kinetic energy recovery systems, helping OEMs develop greener, more energy efficient systems, says Chris Mitchell, project manager at Barden.

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20 March 2013

Phil Burge, country communication manager for SKF, explains why hybrid bearings have proved so effective in challenging applications.

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19 October 2012

The SKF range of power transmission products, supplied by authorised distributor Dickson Bearings, has enabled Irish manufacturer Danann to build a series of bespoke air handling units in three Irish data centres

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19 October 2012

With engineers often having to specify suitable rolling bearings for a variety of rotating machinery and automated production systems, Dr Steve Lacey, engineering manager at Schaeffler (UK) gives some tips on selection

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