Self-lubrication slewing rings from igus

iglide PRT slewing rings use self-lubricating, low-friction sliding elements in place of ball bearings. They represent a step forward in slewing ring bearing technology. The sliding elements are made from an igus-developed, low-cost, high-performance plastic called iglide J, which is completely lubrication- and maintenance-free. All the housing components are made from aluminum (except style 02, […]

NKE weighs in on IoT and the future of bearings

By Ken Korane We recently had the opportunity to meet with Thomas Witzler, Managing Director of NKE Austria, to get his take on a couple engineering trends affecting the bearing industry in general and his company in particular. One promising area of development, he said, is the much-talked-about area of “smart” bearing-units that incorporate bearing […]

Bearing design considerations for hand tools

By John Wallace, Vice President of Operations, AST Bearings Edited by Mike Santora Handheld power tools are commonplace in many industries from automotive to aerospace. Ball bearings play a critical role in the performance and reliability of these tools and are responsible for handling combined loading conditions (radial and axial), high speed operation, low friction,

How do I determine the loads on a bearing?

Matt McCormack, applications engineer for SKF gives us a little insight into what design engineers are frequently asking him. Here, he focuses on the basics of determining the loads on a bearing system. This article was taken from a short presentation by McCormack and has been edited for length and clarity. Often, our customers want […]

How do I determine which bearing to use?

Matt McCormack, applications engineer for SKF gives us a little insight into what design engineers are frequently asking him. Here, he specifically focuses on the basics of the bearing selections process. With the variety of high-specialized bearing options, it can be daunting just to decide where to begin. May we suggest this article as a […]

New Alfa Romeo Stelvio with SKF units

The  new Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV is equipped with SKF’s third generation, premium quality HBU3. A fully integrated, lightweight wheel bearing system, the HBU3 features a double row angular contact ball bearing with matched rings and ball-sets to provide the required preload. Contact angles are optimised to provide specific preload and withstand the extreme wheel […]

SKF MultiPoint Automatic Lubricator TLMP series

The new SKF MultiPoint Automatic Lubricator TLMP series introduces a centralized and ready-to-use lubrication system to automatically lubricate multiple bearing lubrication points in rotating equipment applications across a variety of industries. This sturdy system with pluggable outlets is packaged as a complete kit and designed for easy installation and user-friendly programming via keypad with LED […]

Americardan 2000 Series U joints

The Ameridrives Universal Joint is available in seven basic bearing designs: Sizes U2131-U2155: Needle bearing design. Bearing caps are retained by snap rings. Sizes U2160-U2188: Needle bearing design. Bearing caps are retained by bolts. Sizes U2192: Uses two rows of roller bearings. Bearing caps are retained by snap rings. Lube fitting in center of cross. […]

SKF TKSA 71 shaft alignment tool

The new SKF TKSA 71 shaft alignment tool is  designed in a compact and durable package to deliver precise measurements for a range of alignment tasks in harsh industrial environments. This tool functions quickly and intuitively using six dedicated software apps tailored for different alignment jobs. The tool ultimately achieves superior alignment performance in demanding […]

Rolling bearings keep motors and generators running

Bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH offers a wide range of rolling bearings for electrical machines. Particularly designed for motors and generators, the bearings are noted for their low running noise, efficient seals, high load ratings and long service life. Electric motors are the driving force behind most industries. In close cooperation with the customers, NKE […]

Maintenance of rolling stock – removal and installation of bearings

At this year’s Railway Interchange exhibition in Indianapolis, Bega Special Tools presented tools for easy and safe installation and removal of bearings and other transmission components in railway vehicles. Rolling stock maintenance is an important part of the railway system. It’s unthinkable what would happen if this was neglected: stalled trains would block rails and […]

SKF Multilog IMx-8 on-line system

The new SKF Multilog IMx-8 on-line system introduces compact and cost-effective technology for monitoring the condition of industrial rotating machinery. This  device offers 8 analog output channels with connectivity to mobile devices and laptops for easy configuration and monitoring. The system equips users with a 24/7 monitoring solution to detect machine faults early, integrate automatic […]

SKF remanufacturing services

SKF remanufacturing services for industrial gearboxes provide cost-effective solutions to refurbish and/or upgrade obsolete or damaged systems and quickly return them to service. A systems approach is applied to diagnose root causes of gearbox failure and prescribe technical remedies to implement proper fixes. This process further engages proprietary modeling and simulation software combined with engineering […]

Disc couplings with integrated coolant tube for spindle drives

R+W has recently expanded its LP product line with a new disc pack coupling model. In addition to the wide range of standard designs, R+W can now supply a version with an integrated coolant tube. This offers many advantages to manufacturers of machine tools with long spindle drives. This specially designed double disc spindle coupling […]

Drone and UAV components include shaft collars, couplings and mounts

A broad range of standard and custom shaft collars, couplings, clamps, and mounts for attaching cameras, sensors, and other devices to drones and UAVs are being introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, MA. Stafford Parts for Drones can include shaft collars, couplings, and flange mounts for attaching and repositioning structural components, cameras, sensors, and […]

Thordon Bearings propeller shaft bearing system

Thordon Bearings’ Jacksonville-based distributor Coppedge Marine has secured an order with Tropical Shipping for the  COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system. The COMPAC systems destined for two 300TEU environmentally-compliant box ships under construction in China, at the Guangzhou Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard, will represent a first reference for COMPAC with this shipowner. “Tropical Shipping is […]

SKF new and notable products

SKF has a range of new products available. Here are just a few of the new items from the global bearing and  solutions company. Multipoint Automatic Lubricator- TLMP series Centralized and ready-to-use system to automatically lubricate multiple bearing lubrication points in rotating equipment. Packaged as complete kit for easy installation. One liter reservoir capacity Stirring […]

What does Big Data mean for the design engineer’s business?

By Mike Santora At this year’s PTDA Canadian Conference, the Power Transmission Distributor’s Association chose to bring in a speaker to address the buzzword on the tips of everyone’s tongue: Big Data. A suprise to no one, the big question wasn’t “how do I collect data from my motion system?” but rather, “what do I

AutomationDirect adds wide area sensors

AutomationDirect has expanded its sensors offering to include wide area sensors for object detection. The new area sensors from Micro Detectors (MD) are multi-beam, through-beam sensors with emitter and receiver elements used for detecting the presence of any object by sensing the light beam intensity returning from the receiver. The area sensors have an IEC […]

Schaeffler invests $36.5 Million and creates 105 additional jobs for the Palmetto State

Schaeffler Group USA Inc., a global manufacturer of precision components for the industrial and automotive sectors, today celebrated the grand opening of its expanded manufacturing plant and new administrative building in Fort Mill, S.C. The project resulted in the creation of over 100 South Carolina jobs. The grand opening celebration featured over 100 invited guests […]

Emerson Bearing Boston expands line of bearings for robotic applications

Emerson Bearing Boston, a bearing company catering to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) markets, has expanded their line of thin section bearings. Lightweight, versatile, space-saving bearings Used in a wide range of applications, from medical automation and robotics to high tech – thin section bearings have a compact, lightweight design. […]

All-weather enclosures excel at digital signage apps

Apollo Enclosures is expanding its commercial market offering with the introduction of their all-weather outdoor digital signage PRO Line. The new commercial-grade enclosures are designed to house and protect ultra-bright displays for the use in digital signage solutions. The Pro Line is comprised of Models DS5550, a 55-in. enclosure that houses 50 to 55-in. displays,

Sulzer to attend the Facilities Show

Sulzer will attend the Facilities Show this year for the first time, bringing an insight to the wide range of maintenance services that the company offers to those involved in facilities management. This year, Sulzer engineers will be available at Stand No. P840 to discuss the company’s capabilities, both mechanical and electrical. In-house manufacturing and […]

Improving reliability with outsourced maintenance strategy

Plant maintenance is a highly skilled operation that requires considerable resources for unexpected repairs and long term planning for preventative maintenance programs. Large scale equipment, such as gas turbines, generators, compressors and large pumps, require specialist knowledge and expertise to maintain optimum performance. Increasingly plant owners are looking to outsource the major elements of equipment […]

Coupling options for pump and compressor applications

When designing pumps and compressors, you’ll need to use couplings that balance efficient torque transfer against the ability to withstand vibration, shock loads and misalignment between the motor and drive shaft. Ringfeder offers four coupling options that help do just that. TNR Coupling consists of an aluminum housing and steel hub, separated by cylindrical elastomer […]