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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

Improving car fuel efficiency by 25%

Second-generation Gasoline Technology Car is a 48-volt mild hybrid car

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

Two-speed gearboxes bring flexibility to machine tools

Getting the most out of machine tools means providing the ability to process a range of different materials and to be able to perform both high and low speed cutting. Ian Carr describes how two-speed planetary gearboxes allow the cutting edge power of modern machine tools to be fully realised

Bearings: smaller, faster, hotter

Adding new design features or applying special techniques and coatings to bearing components can optimise the performance of bearings for challenging applications, providing bearing solutions to clients’ problems, says Nick Dowding

Rolling bearing research project

Aims to cut fuel and energy consumption in vehicles and machines

Two-stage helical bevel gearboxes with output torques up to 50Nm

The NORD helical bevel gearbox series ensures highly efficient speed adjustment in various applications

Bearings designed for food industry

SKF has introduced a new series of food industry compliant bearings that help to minimise the risk of food adulteration and contamination

How to specify simple, reliable and adaptable screw jacks

Without proper consideration during the specification stage, it’s possible to miss some of the design advantages that the latest technology offers. Ian Car explains the key considerations

Bearing design calculation software

Schaeffler has released a revised and updated version of its bearing design calculation software, BEARINX

How to specify simple, reliable and adaptable screw jacks

Ian Carr explains the key considerations that should be made when specifying screw jacks

The new driving force

Breaking the buying cycle in precision power transmission component specification

Chain reaction

Greg Sharp reveals how constant development keeps chain at the forefront of technology

New range of gearmotors introduced

Range includes parallel shaft helical gearboxes, foot and flange mounted inline helical gearboxes, bevel helical gearboxes and special gearboxes for hoisting applications

Monorail guidance systems 4.0

RUE-E series now includes sensor units that provide both automatic relubrication and bearing condition monitoring

Contactless power transmission

Burnt, bent or dirty contacts can often be the cause of time consuming and costly production failure

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