Gareth Pollard

Raising the reliability bar through sophisticated technology

by Gareth Pollard

Asset performance and reliability are popular buzzwords across industry, and critical factors for engineers and plant managers. Over the years, the importance of optimising production uptime has increased significantly, alongside the requirements for planned maintenance, with engineers now embracing regimes of predictive maintenance to closely monitor their machine health.

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Reliability starts at the very beginning, with your bearings

by Gareth Pollard

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 Gareth Pollard

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 Gareth Pollard

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 Gareth Pollard

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 Gareth Pollard

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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Ball screws with greater flexibility and availability

by Gareth Pollard

NSK's new series of ball screws, with freely combined nut and shaft, make stocking and purchasing high-quality ball screws much easier for both dealers and end-users.

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How clean are your bearings?

by Gareth Pollard

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 Gareth Pollard

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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Safety first with Ambersil Bioweld

by Gareth Pollard

The recent reclassification of mild steel/steel weld fumes by the HSEi has highlighted the risks associated with welding fumes, placing added responsibility on employers to provide adequate local exhaust ventilation (LEV).

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