Gareth Pollard

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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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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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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Understanding Zinc and Zinc-Like Coatings with Ambersil

by Gareth Pollard

Corrosion is an ever-present problem for all ferrous metals, there are many methods to guard against it. ERIKS and Ambersil aim to demystify zinc and zinc-like coatings.

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Identify problem bearings with SmartCheck from Schaeffler

by Gareth Pollard

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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OKS launches its first MOSH/MOAH-free lubricant

by Gareth Pollard

Mineral oil residue contamination of food packaging is increasingly becoming an issue for consumer protection organisations. Instead of waiting for legislation to force action, OKS has launched its first MOSH/MOAH-free adhesive lubricant.

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Weathering the Storm of Parts Forecasting

by Gareth Pollard

Jog your memory back to 1987. We all remember, what's labelled as arguably one of the biggest forecasting fails of all time, when Michael Fish wrongly dismissed the worst storm for several hundred years. But similar forecasting fiascos are still happening in industry. And even if there are no trees uprooted, productivity, efficiency and profitability can be blown away in the wind. Here's how ERIKS helped one customer to weather the storm.

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

by Gareth Pollard

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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