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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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07 September 2020

A RECYCLING plant that was experiencing regular failures of mounted bearings on the conveyor of an optical sorting machine is enjoying major gains following the switch to NSK SNN series plummer blocks fitted with NSKHPS spherical roller bearings.

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06 July 2020

Today’s advanced automation and production facilities need lightweight robots (LWRs) and collaborative robots (cobots) that are highly dynamic and accurate. Drawing on its many years of experience in industrial automation, Schaeffler has developed two new and highly innovative components for LWRs and cobots, with which it is opening up new opportunities in a fast-growing market segment.

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04 June 2020

A leading UK manufacturer of soft drinks that was experiencing premature bearing failures on its automatic bottle sleeving machine, resolved the issue 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 Euros.

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06 July 2020

The latest technology from FOBA Laser delivers a single step solution for both bearing and laser mark inspection, ensuring that only good parts are marked and that the laser mark content is also correct.

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16 October 2019

Among the innovations being presented by NSK at EMO 2019 is a new series of ball screws which, among other things, achieves a service life that is around three times longer when subjected to high loads. Of benefit to machine tool builders and users, this longevity is made possible by a specially devised surface texture that promotes improved oil film formation.

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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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FEATURES

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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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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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