Amy Jasper

Want to hear a secret? Sealed bearings extend conveyor lifecycles

by Amy Jasper

Aggressive industries such as quarrying and mining are highly demanding. The rigorous nature of the processes. The ever-changing environment. The unpredictability. The combination of these factors makes achieving efficiency difficult, particularly when you take into consideration elements such as contamination which is unavoidable.

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Thinking outside the box with a bespoke bearing solution

by Amy Jasper

Consistency during the manufacturing process is important to ensuring the overall quality of products is maintained to the highest standards. Failure to do so could impact not only the integrity of the product and its intended application, but that of the company in question.

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Rising to industry demands with reliable and robust bearings

by Amy Jasper

In a modern world with so much CCTV in operation, it’s hard not to feel like we’re constantly under the microscope. And for companies in the food and beverage sector, with the growing concerns of contamination and trust from the public somewhat diminishing, eyes are open wider than ever before.

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How clean are your bearings?

by Amy Jasper

There's one thing we expect of the food industry. Faultless hygiene. And rightly so too. But despite the gleaming surfaces we see on the exterior of our processing equipment, it's the concealed bearings and their housings that often pose major issues.

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Serving up the recipe for efficient bearings

by Amy Jasper

There's no taste quite like that of a freshly baked batch of crumpets - crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy at the centre. But bearings don't feel the same about the glorious gooey consistency of batter mix as we do. And one well-known bakery found this out the hard, and costly way.

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Identify problem bearings with SmartCheck from Schaeffler

by Amy Jasper

Knowing how much longer your rolling bearings will run sounds like something only a fortune teller could help with. But the new SmartCheck diagnostic system from Schaeffler not only automatically identifies potential bearing problems, but also provides valuable data for calculating the bearing's remaining useful life.

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How to Live a Longer, Pain-Free Life, Unfortunately Only for Bearings

by Amy Jasper

In any high volume, high-cost production environment, a single bearing can make the difference between an efficient and inefficient production line. But like any other mechanical component, bearings have a finite life. So how do you ensure that's as long as possible?

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The Affect of Temperature, Loading and Contamination on Bearings

by Amy Jasper

What we’re concerned with – and so should you be – are temperature, loading and contamination. Separately or together, they’re the leading aggressive factors in limiting bearing life and causing premature system failure.

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Prioritising Productivity for the Food and Beverage Industry

by Amy Jasper

The most recent annual survey of the food and beverage industry by accountants BDO found that 89% of manufacturers thought productivity improvement was a critical priority for the year ahead.

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Double the Life, Half the Trouble - SKF Bearings

by Amy Jasper

An open cast mine in Germany mines coal – estimated to be approximately 30 million year old – but it was the short two-year life cycle of its conveyor bearings that was causing the operators the most concern.

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