Amy Jasper

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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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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Bearing down on contamination

by Amy Jasper

As we move towards a post-COVID world, there will undoubtedly be a greater focus on hygiene. As a result, maintenance teams at food and beverage plants, along with machinery and equipment suppliers and system integrators, must increase their efforts to avert any opportunities for contamination. Deploying a new strategy, effectively, demands a component-level approach, one in which astute bearing selection will pay a vital part with significant benefits to unlock.

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Reliability starts at the very beginning, with your bearings

by Amy Jasper

Reliability is a popular buzzword in industry but can have different meanings for different businesses and engineers. But when it comes to your bearings, reliability is summed up in two main areas – quality and operating environment.

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Bearing the brunt of aggressive environments

by Amy Jasper

The steel industry can be one of the most volatile and unpredictable industries, with machinery at the peril of ever-changing conditions and increasingly high demands. Therefore, selecting the right product for the right application is vitally important for ensuring unplanned downtime can be eliminated, and high efficiency levels maintained.

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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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