SKF, founded in 1907 and Imperial College London, involved in tribology research since 1948, are extending their R&D partnership. The SKF University Technology Centre (UTC) has been housed at Imperial College London since 2010 and has delivered … [Read more...] about SKF and Imperial College London pushing the limits of tribology-related bearing R&D
For rolling element ball bearings, determining the right lubricant is essential to maximize the life of the bearings and machinery and in turn, save money, time, and manpower. Unfortunately, many engineers fail to consider the multiple factors … [Read more...] about Rolling element ball bearings: finding the right lubricant
One of the United States’ largest poultry producers was suffering production crippling bearing failures on its cropper machine caused by water ingression. Failures were occurring on a monthly basis, accounting for over $33,750 in lost production per … [Read more...] about NTN’s Sentinel Series decreases downtime at poultry processing plant
With 13% of bearing failure attributed to lubrication factors, bearing lubrication is a fast-evolving area of research, supported by academics and industry alike. Here, Chris Johnson managing director of EZO bearings supplier SMB Bearings, explains … [Read more...] about Keeping the food production wheels turning
While many have historically praised rubber and nitrile rubber marine bearings, Vesconite Bearings, the maker of the no-swell Vesconite Hilube polymer, has seen ship repairers increasingly turn to its product. Such was the case in June, when one … [Read more...] about Vesconite wins over rubber propeller bearing
First-person view (FPV) drone racing is a competitive sport where participants pilot drones via a camera and a head-mounted live stream display. In such competitive races, winning can come down to the smallest of margins, so mechanical components … [Read more...] about How do I get the most out of my Drone bearings?
The final vessel in a series of five ship-assist tugs has been successfully converted to Thordon’s RiverTough tailshaft bearings and TG100 shaft seals and has returned to work on the Mississippi River. These five tugs are considered to be the … [Read more...] about Tailshaft bearing retrofit for tugboat application
Constructed in the mid-1930s, the Norris Dam was the first major project for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Its purpose was to bring economic development to the region and control the flooding that had long plagued the Valley. TVA worked … [Read more...] about PTFE thrust bearing conversion improves operations at hydropower station
Condensate pumps can get very hot. They are used in industrial steam systems to collect and return steam to a boiler for reuse. This is why when a large energy company in Africa required lineshaft and bowl bearings for condensate pumps at its … [Read more...] about Vesconite Hitemp 150 used in condensate pumps
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 bearing line with innovative plastic bearings. Plastic … [Read more...] about Emerson Bearing Boston expands line of plastic bearings.