Gareth Pollard

SKF's 5 Step Process to Achieve Performance and Productivity Goals

by Gareth Pollard

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is industry’s prime metric for identifying and rectifying machinery-related problems in the manufacturing process. It’s also a benchmark for progress made against other manufacturers’ performance. But for companies lacking the necessary in-house skills, and striving to achieve more productivity for less cost, achieving the reliability and long service life that drive OEE can be challenging. A new industry-leading asset care strategy from SKF could be the answer.

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The Affect of Temperature, Loading and Contamination on Bearings

by Gareth Pollard

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 Gareth Pollard

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 Gareth Pollard

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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Run Smoothly with NSK Bearings

by Gareth Pollard

Bearings are found in a wide variety of machinery, in fact, in most electric motors, pumps, fans and electrical appliances, and many of those will be designed and produced by NSK – one of the world’s leading and largest bearings manufacturers.

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Timken Solve the (Bearing) Housing Crisis

by Gareth Pollard

Industry research has shown that the majority of bearings don’t actual achieve that specified basic life cycle, so there’s clearly a need for a housed unit that can overcome the three main causes of concern when it comes to bearing failure: contamination, incorrect lubrication and installation.

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Energy Efficient Bearings from SKF

by Gareth Pollard

Motor-driven equipment for light to medium-loaded applications consume roughly 1.36 trillion kWh per year in the EU and US alone. So anything that can reduce friction and increase industrial electric motor efficiency will inevitably make a major contribution to cutting the world’s energy consumption.

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Timken Split Roller Bearings - Savings & Benefits

by Gareth Pollard

We often get asked a few questions in relation to split roller bearings – how are they made, how do they work and what is the technology behind them? What are the key benefits? How do they deliver savings? So here, we provide our answers.

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The Truth About Quality: Counterfeit Bearings and the Consequences

by Gareth Pollard

Unfortunately we live in a generation of counterfeit products, and the rise of illegitimate bearings in the marketplace is truly concerning. So how you do know you won’t be the next victim?

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On Patrol with the Vibration Detective

by Gareth Pollard

Vibration can tell you a great deal about plant and equipment, if you know how to collect and read the data. Which is why, since 2012, Schaeffler have been providing a regular site patrol, to monitor and analyse vibration data from a range of critical assets at a UK-based EfW facility.

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