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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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30 August 2022

LEADING UK and European specialised industrial service provider, ERIKS, has been appointed by SKF as a Certified Gearbox Rebuilder. The new certification represents an important element in ERIKS’ long term programme to develop a wide range of high value, fully accredited engineering services to support its OEM and end-user customers throughout the manufacturing sectors.

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09 July 2022

RULAND OFFERS beam couplings for robotic applications. The beam couplings are machined from a single piece of aluminium or stainless steel with several spiral cuts for higher torsional stiffness and torque capabilities than single beam couplings.

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13 July 2022

NEW FROM Delta Line is the GPW56 Wheel Hub Gearbox, a planetary gearbox designed specifically for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs).

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10 July 2022

THANKS TO the adoption of NSK's linear guides with K1 lubrication units, a timber manufacturer managed to reduce conveyor downtime by a factor of more than 12, prompting annual cost savings of more than €77,000.

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09 July 2022

A MANUFACTURER of PET bottles frequently had to replace the linear guides on its blow moulding machines. However, after switching to NSK’s RA series roller guides, there have been no failures for over a year, producing annual cost savings in maintenance, spare parts and downtime of €60,000.

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09 July 2022

THE K900 industrial robot from KEMARO cleans floors wherever it needs to, autonomously and without programming, even in places where it is potentially dangerous or even impossible for people to clean. Lubrication-free linear guides, shafts, plain and fixed flange bearings from igus all play a crucial role in the robot’s mechanics.

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26 May 2022

FARNELL HAS announced its participation at this year’s Manufacturing Expo, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on June 8-9. As a major sponsor, Farnell will showcase its growing industrial automation and control product range of more than 80,000 competitively priced solutions, and broad electronics portfolio, to support design and maintenance engineers.

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16 May 2022

THE ENTIRE team at Tom Parker, including staff across the Preston Northwest HQ, those based in the Basingstoke branch and the network of Area Sales Managers covering the UK, are "immensely proud" to be celebrating the company's 50th anniversary.

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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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11 May 2022

FOR ANY company looking to improve the life and energy efficiency of its compressed air system, Hi-line Industries now offers its range of class-leading Vertical Air Receivers from stock at competitive prices.

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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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14 March 2022

AT THE forthcoming Drives and Controls exhibition, Beckhoff UK will be showcasing its new XTS with no cable technology (NCT) linear transport system, alongside a selection of its other automation technologies

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10 March 2022

BEVEL GEARS from igus made of high-performance plastics iguform S270 and igutek P360 are a cost-effective and maintenance-free alternative to metallic gears.

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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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FEATURES

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28 July 2022

TO SUPPORT continued reliability at one of the six gas terminals making up Bacton Gas Terminal, Bibby Turboflex recently refurbished a critical gas compressor coupling which had been operational for two decades.

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20 June 2022

When it comes to selecting linear actuators for motion applications, some confusion remains on whether an electric or pneumatic solution is most suitable. Simon Gass, Product Marketing Manager, Actuators, from Norgren looks at the key considerations

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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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19 November 2020

With such a wide variety of products capable of fulfilling diverse requirements, selecting a gearbox can be quite a conundrum. This article from Stober offers some guidance

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05 May 2020

Although most conveyor chain these days is wedge riveted as standard, the option to specify spin riveting is an important one, and should be considered for critical applications both by designers of original equipment and maintenance engineers alike

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22 April 2020

When a group of engineering faculty and students from Virginia Tech University wanted to address inherent inefficiencies associated with traditional residential construction, electronic linear motion systems from Thomson Industries provided part of the solution

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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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07 April 2020

Located in areas of high tidal energy, tidal turbines require reliable and robust braking systems to handle challenging environmental conditions, avoid shock loads in the drivetrain and protect all the various components. Svendborg Brakes addressed these needs and delivered an ideal tidal turbine setup for installation at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)’s test site

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10 March 2020

With multiple OEMs testing or delivering autonomous agricultural vehicles to market, new powertrain solutions are required to provide optimal application performance for the many classes of new vehicles. Altra Industrial Motion offers a suite of innovative solutions designed to meet the needs of each vehicle requirement

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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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18 February 2020

While there no shortage of options when it comes to choosing shaft couplings, the devil is in the detail, so it is worthwhile taking a critical look at the technical product details and the range of services offered by the manufacturer

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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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23 January 2020

Keeping a servo driven system running at peak efficiency is no simple feat. Misunderstanding performance criteria such as misalignment, torque, or RPM can be all it takes to cause a critical and costly failure says Robert Watkins

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21 June 2019

Prototype parts have been developed by the University of Sheffield AMRC for a company aiming to disrupt the mechanical power transmission market with its redesign of the roller chain – producing one that promises to be more durable, lightweight and low maintenance.

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10 June 2019

David Proud explains how to overcome the potentially damaging effects of vibration using drive couplings with a high torsional flexibility

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06 December 2018

Team BRIT and MME Motorsport have developed a new hand control technology that enables disabled and able-bodied drivers to use the same car

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08 January 2019

Introduced at last year's SPS IPC Drives, ROBA-brake-checker and ROBA-torqcontrol intelligent modules from mayr easily and quickly monitor safety brakes or facilitate the even and smooth deceleration of machines – even with varying load

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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24 June 2016

Plastic and metal plugs, oil breather caps and level indicators for hydraulic systems comply with Health and Safety Requirements according to 94/9/EC ATEX European Directive (explosive atmospheres) for equipment in Group II, category 2GD.

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05 August 2014

S&P contra-foil range of contra rotating high pressure axial fans.

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10 January 2017

The Optidrive P2 offers the perfect combination of high performance together with ease of use to allow even the most demanding applications to be tackled easily.

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15 February 2013

When searching the web for a suitable industrial gearbox and geared motor repair centre within the UK it appears that the customer is spoilt for choice. However Rossi UK believe that very often, this choice is limited, as many of these repair centres are not authorised by the OEM and therefore the repair is carried out at higher risk to end user and could lead to incurring additional costs.

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05 February 2013

Rossi Gear Motors Ltd UK an affiliated company of Rossi SPA situated in Modena Italy, one of the largest manufacturers of Gear Reducers and Gearmotors in Europe have recently agreed to promote the Full frequency inverter range of Control Techniques.

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18 April 2017

The all-round CNC milling machine The new generation ROBODRILL vertical machining centre promises unrivalled quality and precision at great hourly rates.

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05 August 2014

Fans. Bifurcated fans, long cased axial fans, and centrifugal fans built to customer specification.

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12 January 2017

Lightweight, advanced composite material design. Customized per specific applications.

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07 April 2016

The ARCUSAFLEX coupling is a highly flexible flywheel coupling with an axial plug-in facility, providing a torsionally soft connection between an internal combustion engine and a driven machine.

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18 April 2017

Boost productivity with your own personal maintenance strategy Regardless of what you manufacture, ensuring your machines exhibit maximum reliability is essential to your bottom line.

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16 July 2015

The POSICHRON® product family offers a wide range of non-contact linear sensors in various profile styles to suit many different applications. Units are available up to a stroke length of 5750mm for all profile types including “In-Cylinder” solutions.

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08 April 2013

When a Welsh based Steel works required an upgrade of the roller table gearboxes on their casting production line, they turned to Rossi Gearmotors UK. Rossi have an unrivalled experience and reputation in supplying OEMs and end users, within the global metal manufacturing industry. Majority of the world's largest steel producing companies have Rossi products installed on their machinery, in various arduous applications either via OEM equipment or via retrofitting equipment upgrades.

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12 January 2017

Mechanical-flexing couplings with triple-crowned teeth. High-speed and high-torque applications.

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31 January 2018

Our Metal bellows couplings, elastomer couplings and torque limiters complete the drive train. Flexible in design, couplings fine-tune your device offering maximum performance.

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20 September 2017

NORD fulfils all of the current efficiency regulations and supplies a wide range of energy saving motors for the international market, with which operating costs can be considerably reduced.

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