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Bearing requirements for offshore facilities

Questions to consider before making a purchase



Keeping vibration within acceptable limits

Monitoring bearings and how prevention is better than cure



Radial and thrust forces in bearings

Matching the bearing to the load to improve life expectancy



Lubrication selection for low temperature operations

Bearing lubrication can dramatically affect the lifespan of a bearing. However, when it is required to operate in extreme conditions, such as low temperatures, choosing the right lubrication is even more critical. Chris Johnson reports



Bearing reconditioning can save time and money

Ensuring that the bearings are restored to an acceptable, functionally reliable condition, says Dave Wall



Augmented humans: the future of robotic exoskeletons

Robotic exoskeletons suits will one day see widespread use in the workplace, to increase capabilities and reduce injury. Chris Johnson outlines some of the key benefits of this technology, with a particular focus on development



Bearings for those who aren't bulking up

SMB Bearings now offers small batch relubrication service



Choosing the right bearings

Chris Johnson weighs up the difference between full ceramic bearings and hybrid bearings



Plastic bearings make the grade

Bearings need to be available in a range of materials in order to cope with the variety of applications they can be used in



Bearing the load for longevity

Chris Johnson explains a different kind of load – and how a bearings ability to deal with it can help maximise bearing longevity



The top five challenges of relubricating bearings

Chris Johnson explains the top five challenges of relubricating bearings



Things to bear in mind for the food sector

Chris Johnson explains the considerations manufacturers must take when choosing bearings and lubrication in the food and beverage industry



Building tougher turbines

Andreas Mangold on the role of crack-resistant rolling bearings in producing durable wind turbines



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



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



Bearings keep lock gates and valves moving on the Panama Canal

Schaeffler supplied more than 3,400 rolling bearings for the canal’s water management systems, including lock gates and valves



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



Improving car fuel efficiency by 25%

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



Carbon graphite vane material

Reduces the processing time and effort for vanes in electric vacuum pumps within the automotive sector



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