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Blowin’ in the wind – Wind Turbines benefit from Schaeffler bearings

by Amy Jasper

White etching cracks signify damage within the microstructure of steel, drastically shortening the reliability and operating life of bearings in wind turbines. However, thanks to Schaeffler UK, help is at hand via a wide range of innovative solutions.

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The energy crisis and supply chain disruption

by Richard Ludlam

In recent months, the cost of energy for manufacturing and process companies has risen significantly.  As recently as April, the cost of gas per therm, which had been stable for some time, was under £0.50; by October, however, the cost had jumped to over £2.50 per therm.  That’s a staggering 400% increase in gas prices in just six months; a similar, although not quite so dramatic, situation is now taking place with oil prices, which have topped $80 a barrel for the first time in three years.

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Bearings grease: know your rights

by James Goodgame

If you want to improve the performance and reliability of your assets, while reducing maintenance and lowering energy costs, you need to know your rights. Right lubricant, right place, right amount and right time. Get all of these right for each of your bearings, and you’ll soon see the benefits. 

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Keeping the river on stream - Condition Monitoring benefits the Steel Industry

by David Manning-Ohren

Of all the things you can think of that might bring steel production to a halt, lack of water probably wouldn’t be the first. But without sufficient water, steelmaking would have to stop. That’s why a major UK steel producer relies on numerous pumps to extract river water and fill reservoirs feeding its production sites. And why pump condition monitoring is so essential to keeping the business’s head above water. 

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A lightbulb moment (now that Halogens are banned)

by Jon Whitehouse

It’s going to affect you at work and at home. And there’s a good chance you haven’t heard anything about it. But the sale of halogen lightbulbs (or halogen ‘lamps’ as they’re called in the industry) are now banned in the UK from September this year. Do you know what happens now?

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What's one of the main causes of failing Bearings? Poor lubrication accounts for 50% bearings failures...

by Amy Jasper

Spherical roller bearings often operate in challenging environments with virtually inevitable dirt ingress and bearing grease loss. In fact, independent SKF analysis has shown that 50% of premature bearings failures are caused by poor lubrication or ingress of contaminants. What’s more, since the assets that rely on bearings for operation are often those crucial to your production processes, any downtime can lead to costly stops in manufacturing.

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When Dublin had too many tram stops... New AC Motors and Pumps for the fleet

by Alex Mills

When a tram stops at a tram stop, that’s good. When it stops anywhere else, because it’s broken down, that’s not so good. It not only blocks and disrupts the whole tram network, but in the case of Dublin’s Luas Light Rail system, it also puts the operator at risk of a fine. Transdev – operator of Dublin’s network – asked ERIKS Dublin to get on board and help. 

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Talking the Torque 30 years later

by Alex Mills

Can you remember the reasoning behind decisions you made 30 years ago? A leading supplier of building cement couldn’t. Which is why they needed to talk to someone about torque. 

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Untapped productivity in your plant – a (pallet) moving story

by Karl May

If you sometimes feel your customers want to have their cake and eat it, in several different flavours and delivered next day… you’d be right. They want more diverse products. Delivered more quickly. In smaller quantities. And at lower prices. But in the highly competitive, ever-accelerating manufacturing sector, your only option is to keep pace and keep your customers satisfied. So an untapped source of increased productivity in your plant could help. 

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Increase uptime and reduce maintenance on your bearings

by Amy Jasper

Mining, mineral processing, and cement making operations face some of the toughest and often remote working conditions on earth. With heat, contaminants, vibration, heavy loads, and extreme production demands prevalent and where lost days can be very costly, you need machinery that you can trust.

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Blowin’ in the wind – Wind Turbines benefit from Schaeffler bearings

Amy Jasper

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The energy crisis and supply chain disruption

Richard Ludlam

In recent months, the cost of energy for manufacturing and process companies has risen significantly...

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