Motion Canada earns SKF certifications

Motion Industries has announced that its Motion Canada TechCan Services in Edmonton, Alberta, has recently been authorized as an SKF Certified Rebuilder – Gearboxes, as well as an SKF Certified Rebuilder – Conveyor Pulleys. SKF associates audited TechCan Services and presented certification signifying that TechCan had met all the necessary criteria, with the emphasis on […]

Bearings help improve bone fracture operations

In a project called “Smart Drill,” students from Germany’s Bremen Institute of Measurement Technology, Automation and Quality Science (BIMAQ) developed an attachment for a medical drill with the goal of improving the safety of bone fracture operations. When fixing a fracture in osteosynthesis, or by means of surgically uniting the ends of the fracture, it […]

Emerson Bearing Boston expands line of split bearings

Emerson Bearing Boston, a bearing company catering to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) markets around the world, has expanded their line of Split Roller Bearings. Used in a variety of applications, from food processing and steel manufacturing to power generation and water treatment facilities, Split Roller Bearings offer great versatility […]

Timken deep groove ball bearings now available

A full range of metric deep groove ball bearings is now available from The Timken Company. The portfolio includes standard, thin section, narrow, wide, miniature and extra-small deep groove ball bearings from 3 to 400 mm bore sizes. Reducing noise and vibration in electric motors is a challenge in many industries, and quiet-running bearings are […]

Freudenberg’s S4 cassette seal for agricultural equipment

Maximum efficiency under extreme operating conditions is crucial for agricultural machinery. The equipment has to function as long and reliably as possible, whether it is used in demanding temperatures, in water and mud, or in dust-filled fields. That’s because downtime and malfunctions, especially during sowing and harvesting, lead to major reductions in profitability. Freudenberg Sealing […]

Hard-wearing polymer bushings for outdoor gym equipment

If you thought that you could only access shoulder press machines, stair steppers, push-up presses, rowing apparatus, sit-up benches, and waist twist machines in a gym, you haven’t been to several sites in Johannesburg, Newcastle and Cape Town, in South Africa, where rugged outdoor gym equipment, including hard-wearing non-seizing Vesconite bushings, have been installed. Jonathan […]

Low temperature grease: Rheolube 1000

The newly commercialized, ultrafiltered Pennzane-based grease, Rheolube 1000, joins Nye’s Rheolube 2000 family of greases to extend the life of gears and bearings in lower temperature Aerospace and Vacuum applications. Rheolube 1000 is formulated with a specialized MAC fluid that combines the low vapor pressure and low outgassing of a PFPE, with the lubricity and […]

Production times on marine bearings reduced

Vesconite Bearings has brought production times on extra large bearings down to 36 hours and was able to complete a simultaneous order for two extra large marine bearings in 48 hours in late September. The quick turnaround order was for two superstave bearings, which are bearings made from plates that are cut and milled and […]

Slewing ring bearing from igus for equipment monitoring

Slewing rings from igus are used in applications that handle high cycle speeds and loads, including control desks, welding equipment, indexing tables and chainsaws. Therefore, the slewing rings need to be extremely durable and reliable. iglide slewing ring bearings from igus have plastic sliding elements between aluminum or stainless-steel inner and outer bearing rings. These […]

No return to oil for STQ ferries

It is more than twenty years since Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ) retrofitted Thordon Bearings’ water lubricated propeller shaft bearings to the double-ended ferries Armand-Imbeau and Jos-Dechênes, as part of an ambitious vessel modification project. It was in 1996 that STQ decided to lengthen each of the ferries by 19.2m (63-ft.) to increase passenger […]

DryLin N low profile guide systems

The DryLin N low profile guide system offers low profiles in various widths. Like in all DryLin products, the carriage runs without lubrication in anodized aluminum profiles. The material used and the unique design makes DryLin N a cost-efficient and flexible guide system. Technical data Gliding elements: Maintenance-free Material: iglide J * Max. surface speed: 15 m/s […]

Rotary table bearing series in gets upgrade

By completely overhauling the YRTC series of INA rotary table bearings, Schaeffler has achieved even faster speeds and  high tilting rigidities, thereby providing machine tool operators with new ways to improve metal cutting performance while increasing precision at the same time. Schaeffler is now presenting its INA YRTC rotary table bearing unit in X-life quality. […]

King Engine Bearing at SEMA 2017

King Engine Bearings will be showcasing new products, hosting special guests, and offering some fun games for exciting prizes at the 2017 SEMA Show. Race Bearings  On display will be King’s  XP, HP and coated race bearing lineup. The company will also be showing bearings in the newest race applications… including for Ford Coyote and […]

Quiet-running bearings for conveyor applications

CB-14 Series conveyor bearings from Kilian Manufacturing are specifically designed to operate quietly and dependably in the most demanding material handling applications. The unique, cost-effective CB-14 bearing design combines two major features that act together to reduce the metal-to-metal contact that is a common source of noise throughout a conveyor system. A nylon retainer separates […]

Engineered plastic bushings pass FAA compliance requirements

In accordance with FAA requirements, GGB EP 43 and EP 63 self-lubricating engineered plastics bushings passed a variety of flammability and toxicity tests for interior aircraft certification. The tests demonstrated that the EP 43 and EP 63 engineered plastic material complies with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) 25.853 and 25.855, making them suitable for interior aircraft […]

Quiet-running bearings for conveyor applications

CB-14 Series conveyor bearings from Kilian Manufacturing are specifically designed to operate quietly and reliably in the most demanding material handling applications. The CB-14 bearing design combines two major features that act together to reduce the metal-to-metal contact that is a common source of noise throughout a conveyor system. A nylon retainer separates and guides […]

Low-noise rolling bearing grease

Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, introduces Klüberquiet BQ 72-72, a low-noise rolling bearing grease for long-term lubrication. The low-noise characteristic of this grease makes it suitable for applications that include rolling bearings in electric motors, fans, air conditioners, generators and belt tighteners in cars, electric household appliances and office equipment. Klüberquiet 72-72 […]

SKF helps keep brewery flowing

Using a sectional lubrication system to ensure performance, SKF helps Erdinger Weißbräu to keep its 1.81 million hectolitres of beer flowing. SKF has provided a modern lubrication system to the largest family-owned wheat beer brewery in Germany, to help them improve the flexibility of internal processes and meet growing demand. The 131-year-old Erdinger Weißbräu brewery […]

SKF at Kormarine 2017

Under the banner ‘Simplify with SKF Marine’, bearing and seal manufacturer SKF will present its range of marine products at Kormarine 2017 – the international marine, shipbuilding, offshore and oil & gas exhibition (Busan, Korea – October 24-27). The overarching message of the company’s stand is that – SKF Marine is a global marine expert […]

Igubal pillow block bearings on pest control drone

The FitoStinger drone was developed for pest control by the TSA Center in Spain. The drone is equipped with an extendable arm, which is used to accurately spray pesticides. To treat only affected areas accurately, the drone must be both durable and lightweight. The linear guide from igus that is used in the drone consists […]

Rotary bearings: Answers to common questions

Bearings are internal machine components that are crucial to motion applications. They reduce friction between moving parts by giving a surface something on which to roll rather than slide. Rotary bearings consist of smooth rollers or metal balls and inner and outer surfaces (races) against which the rollers or balls travel. These rollers or balls […]

A guide to ball bearing materials

By Preston Souza Product Specialist, xiros Bearings Ball bearings can be used in a range of applications, from medical and packaging technology to electronics and office technology. Since these components are available in different types of materials, each with their own set of features and benefits, weighing the pros and cons of a specific kind […]

Thordon and IMarEST support water lubricated propulsion systems

Shipping industry leaders attending London International Shipping Week (LISW) next week will be able to hear the case for water lubricated propeller shafts during an evening technical lecture organized by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST). Taking place on September 13th at the IMarEST’s London HQ, Thordon Bearings’ regional manager George Morrison, […]

C-Flex double end pivot bearing

The C-Flex bearing or pivot is a cylindrical, limited rotational bearing, with a high relative radial and axial stiffness which is available in low, medium, or high torsional spring rates. It is typically available for maximum deflection angles of +/-30, but various configurations are supplied upon request. Torsional stiffness ranges from .0003 Lb-In/degree to 7.8023 […]

Basics of plain bearings

Plain bearings are cylindrical sleeves that bear light to moderate radial loads. They slide radially or axially over shafts to allow rotary motion or linear motion (or sometimes both) of these loads. Plain bearings of all types are compact and lightweight with high strength-to-weight ratio. Plain bearings have none of the moving parts that rolling-element […]