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ABB’s new Dodge Safety Mount spherical roller bearings cut installation time by up to 75 percent

Dodge Safety Mount spherical roller bearings with patented built-in mounting system substantially cut installation time and improve safety and productivity. ABB has launched Dodge Safety Mount spherical roller bearings with a built-in patented locking mechanism that reduces installation time by up…

  • 15/07/2019

Choosing components for cobots

Behind the drawn factory doors of facilities across Europe, humans are working safely alongside a new kind of colleague, one that is stronger, faster and more efficient than ever before: Collaborative robots. Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of bearing distributor SMB Bearings, explains how…

  • 12/12/2017

Trelleborg joins the Smart Data Innovation Lab to move further towards Industry 4.0

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has joined the Smart Data Innovation Lab (SDIL) and its first project with the lab is ‘Advanced Condition Monitoring for Sealing Solutions’. The main goal of the SDIL is to accelerate innovation cycles using smart data approaches and it provides extensive…

  • 14/07/2017

Find the right bearing fit with new igus Fit Calculator app

igus Fit Calculator is a new app for iOS and Android that enables engineers to calculate dimensions and tolerances for bearings according to ISO 286. This free app, which can be easily found and downloaded from a smartphone or tablet’s app store, is very simple to use and requires no…

  • 16/05/2017

Japanese bearings find a UK base

Oxfordshire-based specialist bearings supplier, SMB bearings, has been appointed as the UK’s official distributor of Sapporo Precision bearings. Sapporo Precision, a Japanese bearing manufacturer, has a fifty-year history of supplying quality miniature bearings to manufacturers around the…

  • 04/05/2017

SKF updates SKF SEAL JET – its technology for prototype seals

SKF has perfected the latest version of SKF SEAL JET, its proprietary method of producing seals by machining soft materials such as rubber and polyurethane. The technique allows seals to be machined quickly and easily – for use as either product development prototypes or as low-volume…

  • 02/04/2016

Intelligent components for feed spindles

Precision bearing manufacturer Schaeffler has introduced its fifth generation of linear recirculating roller bearing and guideway assemblies. The RUE-E series now includes sensor units that provide both automatic relubrication and bearing condition monitoring … Where necessary, the sensors…

  • 17/02/2016

Precision thin section bearings from Carter ensure rigidity and repeatability of camera motion control rigs

Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) is utilising Silverthin precision thin section bearings from Carter Manufacturing on a variety of its robotic motion control camera rigs. The thin section bearings are playing a key role in ensuring the overall system rigidity and repeatability of the camera booms…

  • 04/02/2016

Three decades of problem solving for process industries

DuPont Kalrez perfluoroelastomer parts (FFKM) were developed some three decades ago and have delivered outstanding sealing reliability throughout, even in the most aggressive production and processing environments. These high performance products are available in the UK from authorised distributor…

  • 02/02/2016

The bearings market: Top trends for trends for 2016

Innovation of materials, availability on demand and more streamlined supply processes are amongst the top trends that OEMs and distributors can expect to see from the bearings market in 2016 … The predictions come from Bowman International which sold more than 13 million bearings in 2015. Paul…

  • 13/01/2016