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Permanent bearing protection

Inpro/Seal’s sealing solution for gearbox based on the VBXX-D Bearing Isolator

The benefits of plastic bearings

Rob Dumayne reviews the latest developments in plastic bearings, and how industrial manufacturers can use them to produce cost savings while increasing their environmental credentials

Belt drive optimisation and energy saving

David Clark reveals how to ensure belt drives are efficient and economical

What’s the damage?

Malcolm Watson and Tony Synnott discuss common causes of bearing damage and the effects that damaged bearings can have on machinery and production equipment, and provide some advice on how damage can be prevented

Block concept shortens assembly times

Ruppel Hydraulik developed a control block with more than 50 valves for the control console of an item of construction machinery

Automated commissioning system for bearings

Gives OEMs and end-users the ability to carry out the maintenance and commissioning process

Material success for timing belts

The driving force for innovations in timing belts has been the automotive industry, with the increasing demands on service life, noise characteristics, temperature resistance and reliability. David Clark reports

Best practice in bearing lubrication

Malcolm Watson and Tony Synnott discuss the grease versus oil debate for bearings, and how to achieve best practice in lubricant replenishment and replacement

Traceability essential to bearing manufacture

New barcode system allows every single bearing to carry details about its manufacture

High-performance tapered roller bearings reduce frictional torque

Precision bearing manufacturer Schaeffler has extended its range of X-life tapered roller bearings

3D measurement for railway bearing quality control

Using an LMI Gocator 3D smart camera, the system measures the height of various bearings used in bogies in the rail industry

Bearings meet tough demands of medical and dental applications

The demands made upon bearings in medical and dental applications are such that developments are always at the leading edge of technology, explains Nick Dowding

New high-precision couplings for servomotor drives

Coupling is specifically designed for use with servomotor drives such as those on machine tool feed shafts, says Tsubakimoto Chain

Cables in less than 24 hours

igus makes pre-assembled drive cables from 0.5m readily available

Split sphericals save €220,000 for chemical plant

By replacing a solid spherical roller bearing on an exhaust gas fan with a split spherical roller bearing, a chemical plant has saved €220,000

Polyurethane flat belts

Wolfgang Körfer outlines the advantages of these belts in a variety of high performance applications

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