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PINET small aluminium spring-loaded latch from FDB Panel Fittings

The new PINET 30mm barrel bolts from FDB Panel Fittings are a neat way of providing light duty spring latching to doors and drawers. They are quickly fitted to latch into a locating hole in the ... more

Introducing the world’s first hybrid bearing life model

SKF has unveiled a pioneering model that it claims, for the first time, enables the working life of hybrid bearings to be determined more realistically. Called the Generalized Bearing Life Model (... more

Slim safety brake launched

New from ABSSAC, the BXR-LE type super slim safety brake is half the thickness, but with the same outer diameter, as its big brother, the BXW series. This features holding and braking torque just ... more

Free online tool to design and predict service life of wear-resistant 3D-printed gears

How long will my 3D-printed my gear last? To answer this question, igus has developed the online gear service life calculator for its 3D-printed gears made of the SLS high-performance plastic, ... more

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

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