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12 August 2019

For many companies who need a reliable source of compressed air, the age of their compressor isn't much of a concern. However, the running cost or energy consumption of an old compressor, matched against the cost of a new one with all the latest energy-saving features should be taken into account.

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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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14 August 2019

Pneumatic cylinders often require running actuators as fast as possible without introducing excessive shock or vibration, which can become demanding. Engineers generally use an air cushion to avoid any lasting damage to the cylinder, however, adjustment of these end-position cushions requires time.

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11 June 2019

SG Transmission has supplied a robotics manufacturer with a new Ø56 diameter x 24.5mm Permanent Magnet Brake. The client, who has applications such as servo motors and cobots, based in Asia with locations across the world, has worked with SG Transmission for a number of years.

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20 June 2019

Producer of precision roller and conveyor chains, iwis antriebssysteme has in recent years conducted intensive research into solutions that prolong chain service life, as well as developing its own range of lubricants.

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11 June 2019

Following the success of its VP6 Kombi Superplus Spray for industrial chain applications, drive systems supplier iwis antriebssysteme has launched another innovative product: VP8 FoodPlus Spray.

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11 June 2019

Thomson Industries has introduced a ball screw with more than twice the load capacity of a standard ball screw.

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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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11 June 2019

Mecaline from Brammer Buck & Hickman is an exclusive new range of power transmission products that combines quality and reliability, backed with Brammer Buck & Hickman’s extensive engineering experience and added value services.

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03 May 2019

Insight from ERIKS estimates that incorrectly installing and maintaining belt drives accounts for 98 per cent of premature failures, leading to downtime and lost production. With this in mind, Gary Price, Power Transmission Regional Product Group Manager at ERIKS highlights some tips that can extend the life of belt drives and pulleys, increasing reliability, reducing total cost of ownership, and minimising the chances of downtime.

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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 April 2019

TransDev is an Authorised IKO Linear Partner and distributor for NTN SNR. With ongoing demand for these brands high, TransDev currently has large stocks available of IKO and NTN SNR Linear products ready for fast shipment including popular ball, roller and miniature ranges.

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12 April 2019

A complete virtual representation of drive trains and gearboxes is only possible when gearbox, rolling bearing and gearing specialists can digitally link their simulation models together. This makes the exchange of data across companies and systems one of the most important factors in generating ‘digital twins’.

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16 April 2019

The second longest roller coaster in the world, and the longest in Europe, has specified replacement chain from Renold for its two huge chain lift hills that take the coaster trains on a long climb to the thrilling heights of 102 and then 107 feet respectively.

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05 April 2019

Designed for testing pressure, lubrication, bleeding air and sampling oil in a wide variety of mobile and fixed position hydraulic applications, R+L Hydraulics has added test couplings to its product portfolio.

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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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04 March 2019

Significant growth in steel manufacturing and in the machine tool industry has resulted in a surge in the demand for high precision strain wave gears at Harmonic Drive.

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01 March 2019

Automotive supplier Hirschvogel Eisennach relies on Renold tooth chains for a long-lasting and safe solution for the transport of hot steel blanks.

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FEATURES

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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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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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12 June 2018

Spending time evaluating and selecting the correct drive coupling for a specific application may seem like a source of frustration for designers and engineers, however the resultant benefits greatly outweigh the initial effort, says David Proud, general manager of Reich Drive Systems UK

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17 April 2018

MULCO partner TransDev is the UK & Ireland distributor of BRECO PU belts. In this application example a Mulco partner in Germany utilises BRECO linear belts with attached profiles; TranDev undertakes similar projects via its expert Special Belts manufacturing facility

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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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16 August 2017

For some magnetic gears are a curious novel new technology. For others, such as the innovative artificial lift company ZiLift, magnetic gears are proving to be the solution for some very demanding applications in the oil and gas sector

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26 June 2017

Engineered precision motion systems nearly all rely in one way or another on the accuracy of high-precision couplings. These couplings must deliver smooth, rotation, often at high speeds. These needs are met by R+W's ‘White’ range of precision couplings

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04 May 2017

Key spokespeople from British Fluid Power Association member companies Parker Hannifin, Bosch Rexroth and Eaton Hydraulics, discuss some of the latest technology trends within the construction sector, and the benefits these developments afford OEMs and end users

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04 January 2017

When selecting a gear drive solution, the obvious choice is not necessarily the most appropriate. Here, we offer an overview of typical gearbox arrangements together with a recent case study from Brevini UK whose engineering expertise helped solve a long-term odour problem

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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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22 August 2016

The market for flexible couplings is diverse: At one end are simple, low cost couplings connecting shafts of 4 or 5mm diameter; at the other large, expensive multi-part couplings with shaft sizes of 150 to 500mm. What unifies them is the basic need to accept shaft misalignment, together with meeting machine specific backlash and rigidity conditions

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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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23 June 2016

The gear industry is able to provide more innovative technology and services than ever before to help plant operators minimise downtime and get optimum performance. Roger Godson of Renold Gears recommends 10 simple steps for best practice in industrial gearbox maintenance

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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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23 July 2013

The new BLDC flat motors from Fulling are the ideal solution for many applications due to their compact, flat design (45 mm diameter; length <30mm).

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24 June 2016

Handwheels, knobs, lever handles, adjustable levers and handles conceived for a broad spectrum of applications, typical of new market segments, Ergostyle® elements are destined to hospital and medical equipment, scientific instruments, laboratory fittings, office furniture, leisure and sporting equipment, and, generally, whenever aesthetics and user-friendliness are key requirements for the market success of the product.

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28 September 2015

Bearings are essential in most industries and at times operating under demanding and extreme conditions.

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31 January 2018

Low-backlash planetary gearboxes with an output shaft or flange in hygienic design. Reliable and efficient cleaning of the gearbox is a key feature.

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28 July 2015

Our range of Wave Springs are durable and compact in design, they have dimensional uniformity and a long fatigue life.

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09 May 2017

High Torque. High Precision. Our Power Transmission Solutions are designed with torque in mind.

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24 June 2016

Grip knobs, control knobs and handles represent the "SOFT" LINE.

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31 January 2018

WITTENSTEIN provide an optimum system solution comprising a gearhead, rack and pinion and accessories tailored to your requirements.

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20 September 2017

high efficiency, maintenance free pulleys guarantee long working life

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28 July 2015

TFC Ltd offers an extensive range of circlips and retaining rings with next day delivery available on all standard DIN and Imperial circlip sizes up to 50mm/2” diameter.

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05 August 2014

Suds Pumps. From stock or an very short delivery.

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18 April 2017

All your parts online That part you need is just a few clicks away. Register now for full 24/7 access to a huge selection of original equipment parts straight from the manufacturer.

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13 May 2016

LG Motion launch new fully integrated microstep motor controller from Arcus technology

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10 January 2017

Optidrive Eco Variable Frequency Drives provide efficient, reliable and quiet control of motors for HVAC and pumping applications.

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05 August 2014

B56 res mounted electric motors. Often used in chip shop ranges as well as many other applications such as lathes and drills.

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