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Quality crane components meet expert technical advice

Quality crane components meet expert technical advice
CP Automation now distributes and fits Magnetek-brand MagnePulse DMC Series 2 Digital Magnet Control, the OmniPulse DDC series 2 Digital DC Drive, the Flex VUE Tandem Crane Control and newly rebranded Flex Wave Radio Remote Control product lines. These latest releases will bolster CP Automation’s comprehensive range of products for the crane and hoist industry.
4th May 2021

Sandvik and BEAMIT launch 3D printed super duplex

Sandvik and BEAMIT launch 3D printed super duplex
Sandvik and part subsidiary, BEAMIT Group have announced a unique capability to additively manufacture components in super duplex stainless steel. The components printed in Osprey 2507 metal powder - known and trusted for its corrosion resistance and durability - are near fully dense (more than 99.9%) and crack-free, even before post processing.
20th April 2021

Radial and thrust forces in bearings

Radial and thrust forces in bearings
Where accuracy is required, it is important for engineers to consider the forces acting on a bearing. Because a bearing typically supports the free motion of a shaft about an axis of rotation, two forces normally act on the bearing: a radial load and a thrust load. But, what is the impact of these forces? Here, Chris Johnson, Managing Director of SMB Bearings, explains.
6th April 2021


Ceramic bearings for medical environments

Ceramic bearings for medical environments
Back in 2000, scientists discovered zircon in rocks that showed life might have started 500 million years earlier than previously thought. This incredible compound has made a huge impact, as has its oxide, zirconia (ZrO2), used to make full ceramic bearings. Here, Chris Johnson, Managing Director of SMB Bearings, explores if the increased costs are really worth it in medical applications.
24th March 2021

The myth surrounding hybrid ceramic bike bearings

The myth surrounding hybrid ceramic bike bearings
Choosing the right bicycle bearings is an important decision for both competitive and leisurely cyclists. While many cyclists associate switching from steel to hybrid ceramic bearings as a performance upgrade, there is another party who simply believe hybrid ceramic bearings are based on clever marketing hype and a waste of money. Here Chris Johnson, Managing Director at SMB Bearings, explains the crucial difference between good quality hybrid ceramic bearings and cheap hybrid bearings.
18th March 2021

Ten tips for proper bearing maintenance

Ten tips for proper bearing maintenance
What do clocks, skateboards and industrial machinery have in common? They all rely on bearings to maintain their smooth rotational movements. However, to achieve reliability, they must be maintained and handled correctly. This will ensure a long bearing service life, preventing many common issues that can result in bearing failure and costly down time. Here Chris Johnson, Managing Director at SMB Bearings, explains ten top tips for optimal bearing maintenance care.
24th February 2021

Keeping the food production wheels turning

Keeping the food production wheels turning
With 13% of bearing failure attributed to lubrication factors, bearing lubrication is a fast-evolving area of research, supported by academics and industry alike. Here, Chris Johnson Managing Director of SMB Bearings, explains how new innovations in polymer-based lubrication could increase lubrication life, while reducing maintenance needs and contamination risks for food production plants.
16th February 2021

The buzz around drones in the oil industry

The buzz around drones in the oil industry
A bee can travel over five miles and then remember its way home, despite possessing a brain the size of a pinhead. Scientists have been putting them in virtual reality simulators to help improve Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone technology. While the honey bee currently has the edge, drone technology is catching up. Here, Chris Johnson, Managing Director at SMB Bearings, explains the potential value of drones for maintenance inspection of oil pipelines and cooling towers.
9th February 2021

UK Coastline is kept safe with the help of igus

UK Coastline is kept safe with the help of igus
Volunteers at the St Albans Head Coastwatch Station are keeping people safe - thanks to a special pair of binoculars and a gift from igus. The station, based along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, received some much-needed help from igus.
3rd February 2021

Understanding the internal geometry of ball bearings

Understanding the internal geometry of ball bearings
The humble bearing has many geometric factors such as radial play, axial play and the contact angle which are interlinked and must be carefully considered to ensure the optimal performance of the component. Here Chris Johnson, Managing Director at SMB Bearings explains what design engineers need to know about radial play.
27th January 2021


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