Gareth Pollard

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 diagnistic 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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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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