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Redesigning the gear

Graham Mackrell explains a new development in strain wave gearing

Food and packaging bearing material

Tribopolymer meets the requirements of FDA and EC directive 10/2011, achieving low wear rates

Correct installation of bearings maximises operating life in critical applications

In order to exploit the full potential that bearings have to offer, they must be correctly installed by using the appropriate tools. The repercussions of a poorly mounted bearing can be catastrophic, says Martin Wakelin


The evolution of industrial brake technology

Steve Powell tracks the evolution of industrial brake technology over the past 45 years, and highlights some of the key technical and commercial changes which have occurred

Benefits for all with lean manufacturing

Hamish Oag looks at the introduction of Lean Principles in a manufacturing environment and the benefits to both the business and the customer

One-way roller clutches

Roller clutches transfer a torque in one direction and move freely in the opposite direction

Servo gearboxes offer versatile performance

Suit a wide range of applications, from packaging machines to robots, medical equipment to aerospace, precision engineering and high speed printing presses

Bearings: plain by name, not by nature

Paul Mitchell explains why plain bearings are more interesting and valuable to design engineers than their name might suggest

Boosting log saw accumulator availability

Tsubaki provided a solution that increased availability, improved product quality, reduced maintenance costs and increased productivity

Global bearing demand to exceed $104bn in 2020

China will remain the largest bearing market in the world and will account for more than a third of total industry demand in 2020

Ensuring reliability of high speed trains

Schaeffler axlebox and gearbox bearings continue to ensure reliability of Hitachi Javelin high-speed trains

Gear range designed for ultimate gear integration

Precision gearing specialist Harmonic Drive UK has launched IridiumLine, a series of lightweight gears with an extremely large hollow shaft

Dispelling the myths surrounding linear guidance systems

While many engineers are comfortable with rotary bearing technology, they view linear motion systems as complicated and over-engineered with complex maintenance requirements. Bob Love dispels some of the common myths about linear bearing technology

Super precision ball bearings ensure long life of marine gyroscopes

Marine gyroscopes are critical navigational aids that run continuously around the clock. Barney Eley outlines the important factors to consider when selecting the right bearing for a marine gyroscope application

A question of balance

Andrea Masala reports on efficient balancing of active magnetic bearing–supported rotors

Vibration monitoring of rolling bearings to maximise asset reliability

The results from a series of in-depth studies on the vibration monitoring of rolling bearings in wind turbine gearboxes and generators, have been published in a report by Dr Steve Lacey

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