If you have cam follower bearings installed in your facility, then maintaining a great performance from those bearings will be something you are interested in. You can help obtain great bearing performance if you keep some particulars in mind during installation.Read More
There are a variety of methods used to attach pulleys to shafts. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each one will help you make a better choice when installing drive components into your assembly. Using the appropriate method for your application can go a long way in preventing damage and possible equipment failure. Consideration should also be given to field service needs.Read More
According to FEMA study back in 2000, America suffers $4.4 billion in losses due to earthquakes every year. While that’s a drop in the bucked for their $16 trillion plus GDP, it’s still a substantial amount of money, and some people are working on to lessen those losses. One group is Earthquake Protection Systems (EPS), a company that is designing bearings to better protect buildings from earthquake damage.Read More
This article provides insight into the four main lines of research through modelling at SKF: bearing steel, fatigue mechanisms, polymer design and tribology.
In the past few years SKF has been expanding its knowledge with the atomic scale simulation methods such as DFT, MD, and DPD, to understand how materials behave in its products. This has enabled and will continue to enable SKF to innovate and cope with ever-increasing technological challenges by ensuring that every atom is in the place it belongs.Read More
Friction is all around us. Without it we would find it very difficult to run, walk, or eve stand on our own two feet. We need friction to drive our cards and fly our airplanes; and we need friction for our motors to drive pumps. But when it comes to our plant machinery, friction is both friend and foe. If part of your job is greasing plant machinery, then you know well the battle against frictional forces that threatens the useful life of rolling element bearingsRead More