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Friction clutch meets dredging vessel demands

Performance and reliability are essential to dredging operations, yet few applications have the challenges that are faced by the pump drivetrain on a dredging vessel, including massive power ... more

Are bearings really such a bad investment?

Explosive growth in the offshore wind sector and aggressive renewables targets in India are expected to drive a ten-year CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 12.2% in Asia Pacific. Here, Chris ... more

Bearing technology for bridge builders

Bridges are sensitive structures. They become stressed by enormous forces, must withstand heat and freezing cold temperatures, and can also be exposed to storms and earthquakes. Often, hidden behind ... more

SEAT Componentes produces new 6-speed gearbox for group brands

SEAT Componentes, together with Martorell and Barcelona, one of the three production centres for the Spanish brand and simultaneously part of the production portfolio for Group Components, has ... more

Rotamec’s prompt maintenance support keeps fast food restaurant cooking

When a noisy extractor fan risked production for a busy Bristol restaurant, and a replacement bearing as well as drive pulleys and belts were needed by 5am the next morning, Rotamec’s ability to ... more

Skynet increases parcel throughput capacity with Interroll crossbelt sorter

L.A.C. Conveyors and Automation working closely with long standing partner Interroll have installed a full turnkey sortation system at a UK sorting facility of leading courier, Skynet Worldwide ... more

Rotamec offers flexible machining service for engineered products

The CNC and manual machines operated by Rotamec are available to refurbish or manufacture new components in any quantity from single pieces to batch runs of thousands. The company’s machining service ... more

Global repair and support service for the mining industry

Equipment used in the mining industries is subject to extreme mechanical stresses: it has to operate in challenging climatic environments, yet has to work reliably with an operational lifespan ... more

Reliable in every turn - Interroll presents new tapered elements for curved roller conveyors that offer optimised fixing

Interroll offers a wide variety of tapered rollers for installing roller conveyor curves. All are based on tapered elements, which are pressed on a cylindrical steel pipe.

Installing a roller ... more

Singing the praises of Rodriguez turntable bearings

Wakefield-based Brilliant Stages is leveraging the benefits of turntable (TT) bearings supplied by R.A. Rodriguez (UK) for stage sets used by some of the globe’s biggest-selling pop artists. Robbie ... more

Curtiss-Wright introduces electronic twist throttle

Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division has today announced the launch of the WM-D10, an electronic twist throttle solution that is ideal for motorcycle applications.

In 1904, Curtiss-Wright’s ... more

NSK bearing solution saves over €130,000 at energy plant

When a UK-based electricity producer was experiencing frequent breakdowns due to bearing failures in two industrial fan units, the plant requested the services of NSK to propose and implement a ... more

Improving lifetime and performance for tube winding belt with Nitta Zeroseam

At Sonoco Consumer Products in Mechelen, Belgium, machines are hardly ever standing still, producing cardboard tubes for the food market non-stop. Time is of the essence, so every minute counts when ... more

NKE Austria and Fersa Bearings: International expansion and investments

NKE Austria GmbH has been part of the Fersa Group for more than two years now. The corporate group was established through the merger of the Austrian bearing manufacturer with Spanish company Fersa ... more

Optimise bearings to avoid production downtime

Bearings are highly-stressed drive components which, over a period of time, become susceptible to wear. With this in mind, it is particularly important to include bearings when developing a ... more

New thinking is breaking the gearbox repair cycle

Failing industrial gearboxes can be a real problem in any industry, but particularly so wherever there is ageing plant, older equipment, arduous ... more

Bearing up to modern robotic challenges

Thin section bearings are being specified for the latest generation of robots. Chris Johnson, managing director of SMB Bearings, examines what design engineers, as well as end users specifying a ... more

When airline efficiency hinges on aircraft weight reductions

When it needed to find a new headrest hinge which would help to reduce the overall weight of its aircraft seating, Geven turned to Southco for a solution... more

The science of skateboarding - it’s not just a simple case of a board and wheels

Skateboarding was first developed in the 1950s in California and Hawaii by surfers who wanted something to do when the ocean waves were flat. Since then, the art of skateboarding has grown ... more

5-axis clamping fixture and further additions

norelem showcases 5-axis clamping fixture and further additions to standard component range at EMO 2017. Visitors to EMO Hannover 2017 will be given an exclusive chance to learn more about the latest additions to the norelem product range more

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