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How do metal ball bearings compare to plastic bearings in salt water?

How do metal ball bearings compare to plastic bearings in salt water?
At igus’ dry-tech test lab in Cologne Germany it recently carried out an experiment in comparing the resilience of its xiros flanged ball bearing and a conventional metallic bearing in salt water. The results prove that the use of lubrication-free and maintenance-free tribo-plastics enables the xiros bearing to remain completely unharmed.
13th November 2018

Temperature and media stability with EPDM sealing materials

Temperature and media stability with EPDM sealing materials
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has announced the release of its latest generation of EPDM sealing materials. The latest material portfolio offer optimised temperature and media stability, as well as full safety testing in accordance with industry standards. The material is available through Dichtomatik UK.
20th September 2018

From rivets to pins and weld studs to all other fasteners

From rivets to pins and weld studs to all other fasteners
In the engineering lexicon rivets and pins are In the engineering lexicon rivets and pins are commonplace and are fundamental to location, for example by use of dowels or groove pins and slotted steel tension pins. Challenge Europe ex-stock delivery reflects the everyday usage of simple security fixings such as split cotter pins as well as the wide range of weld studs, self-clinching pins, brass threaded inserts and the many types of rivet in daily use. 
19th September 2018


Are your products built to last?

Are your products built to last?
It’s unlikely that any design engineer would knowingly develop a product that was unfit for purpose or unable to last. But without close attention to materials selection, this can be the fate of many products due to mechanical stress and natural creep. Richard Huber, Materials Scientist at materials comparison site Matmatch explains the impact of mechanical stress on commonly used materials.
18th September 2018

Aluminium PROflex window kits for quicker self-assembly

Aluminium PROflex window kits for quicker self-assembly
The EMKA PROflex aluminium window system enables users to fabricate what they want, when they want it, off the shelf for use as windows or mounting panels with or without depth frame for clearance of door mounted instrumentation. The DIY approach enables panels to be outsourced in non-standard materials to non-standard sizes. It also allows for standard sizes to be adapted or modified to suit custom requirements at short notice.
5th September 2018

Electrical machine protection devices for increased safety

Electrical machine protection devices for increased safety
  The recently introduced CFSW hinges with built-in safety switch and the RH-FG16 series of tubular handles, also with built-in safety switch, highlight a significant development for standard component manufacturers Elesa.
24th August 2018

Wide ex-stock offers support to manufacturing supply chains

Wide ex-stock offers support to manufacturing supply chains
  While many machine screws or bolts fit into a tapped thread within a larger component the versatility of these threaded fasteners is often exploited by using a nut which Challenge Europe stock in many variations and materials. Their wide ex-stock offering supports manufacturing supply chains - including nylon insert nuts.
22nd August 2018

Handling the tough wood supply chain

Handling the tough wood supply chain
As handling requirements in the wood production and processing industry become ever more varied, the right equipment and attachments are vital for efficient operations throughout the supply chain. Hyster Europe explains, as it prepares to show varied solutions for wood handling applications at the International Wood Fair in Austria.
21st August 2018

Low noise sliding slam latch

Low noise sliding slam latch
The new DIRAK sliding slam latch from FDB Panel Fittings provides a low noise secure door closure mechanism for internal doors, and cupboards. It is expected to be of value in specialist vehicles such as caravans, commercial vehicles, railway rolling stock and similar.
17th August 2018

Fight engine wear with additives

Fight engine wear with additives
Metal rubbing against metal is the quickest way to wear out an engine. It shortens the service life and drives up repair costs. LIQUI MOLY protects engines and for this purpose the additive specialist from Germany offers three powerful agents: Oil Additive, Motor Protect and Cera Tec.
15th August 2018


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