NSK training resolves bearing failures at steel plant

Unaware that rod mill chocks had been fitted with the incorrect spacers, maintenance technicians at the plant of a steel manufacturer were facing regular bearing failures and the need to source high-cost urgent replacements. However, the intervention of NSK – via best-practice training sessions – soon resolved the issue, delivering impressive annual savings of €46,190. Read more about NSK training resolves bearing failures at steel plant[…]

Schaeffler and Flender introduce innovative and eco-friendly packing system for large size bearings

Schaeffler and Flender develop innovative “SMART Box”, a reusable transport box for large size bearings The modular design of the box ensures improved handling and reduced storage space “SMART Box” provides an innovative solution for environmental and climate protection Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler and drive manufacturer Flender have joined forces to create a new, Read more about Schaeffler and Flender introduce innovative and eco-friendly packing system for large size bearings[…]

NSK wins two Toyota supplier awards

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has bestowed two awards upon NSK Europe: a Certificate of Recognition (in the Supply category) and an Achievement Award (in the Quality category). In normal circumstances, TME presents the awards at its showpiece Annual Business Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, with around 200 people in attendance. This year, however, the company organised Read more about NSK wins two Toyota supplier awards[…]

NSK Agri Disc Hubs offer reliability in extreme conditions

For bearings deployed in the agriculture sector there is no shortage of potential hazards, including moisture, soil dust, corrosive fertilisers and very high shock loads (such as those generated by stone chipping). However, the robust bearing design and highly effective sealing of NSK Agri Disc Hubs makes them a proven choice in extreme operating conditions. Read more about NSK Agri Disc Hubs offer reliability in extreme conditions[…]

3D CAD configurator for Thomson ball screws streamlines online product selection

Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of linear motion control solutions, has announced the launch of an online selector tool that streamlines the purchasing experience for its precision ball screws. The tool helps design engineers zero in on the right part quickly, access a 3D model with just a click, view pricing and lead times, Read more about 3D CAD configurator for Thomson ball screws streamlines online product selection[…]

APPLICATION NOTE: Phoenix America’s robust, high resolution magnetic rotary encoder technology now available from Variohm EuroSensor

Following its recent acquisition by the Variohm Group, Phoenix America’s unique range of magnetic encoders and sensor components are now fully available from sensor and measurement specialist Variohm EuroSensor. With UK- and German-based sales teams and distribution partners throughout Europe and in many global industrial countries, Variohm EuroSensor will provide complete technical sales and application Read more about APPLICATION NOTE: Phoenix America’s robust, high resolution magnetic rotary encoder technology now available from Variohm EuroSensor[…]

NSK completes acquisition of Brüel & Kjær Vibro

NSK Ltd. has completed the acquisition of Brüel & Kjær Vibro (‘B&K Vibro’), a global condition monitoring system (CMS) specialist. Following the initial announcement on 10 December 2020, finalising the purchase of B&K Vibro from Spectris Plc. will further strengthen NSK’s ability to meet customer demand for automation, labour savings, smart technology and environmentally sustainable Read more about NSK completes acquisition of Brüel & Kjær Vibro[…]

Sourcing linear motion solutions from NSK’s global manufacturing sites: the benefits of an international production network

High-precision linear guides are an important product group for NSK’s Linear Motion Technology (Seiki) management unit. As a specialist in this field, the company meets the requirements of many demanding market sectors, including the machine tool industry. Many of the linear guides supplied to European customers operating in high-precision, high-quality sectors are application-specific or adaptations Read more about Sourcing linear motion solutions from NSK’s global manufacturing sites: the benefits of an international production network[…]

Emerson’s New Ultrasonic Metal Spot Welder Delivers Repeatable, High-Quality Welds

Emerson announces its new Branson™ GMX-20MA ultrasonic metal spot welder, an advanced spot welder that bonds nonferrous metals, including bus bars, foils, switches, and wire terminations in automotive electrical systems, electric vehicles, batteries and battery packs, power storage systems and related applications. The GMX-20MA metal spot welder is built around an all-new, rigid pneumatic actuator with Read more about Emerson’s New Ultrasonic Metal Spot Welder Delivers Repeatable, High-Quality Welds[…]

Michell Bearings’ Unique Capability a Success for Nuclear Station Blackout

In what is thought to be one of the world’s first successful bearing run downs, the test demonstrated the bearing’s ability to survive a station blackout condition without the use of an externally powered high pressure oil injection system. Failure of the on-site power generators concurrent with the loss of offsite power ultimately results in Read more about Michell Bearings’ Unique Capability a Success for Nuclear Station Blackout[…]