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Mechanical Components Features

Split bearing solution cuts conveyor maintenance costs and risks

For companies and employees in the mining, mineral processing and cement industries, maintenance and replacement of conveyor bearings may come at a very high price.

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NSK bearings and training help woodworking machine builder make savings

After suffering repeated failures of its table guide rollers, an international woodworking machine manufacturer called upon the expertise of NSK and its AIP Added Value Programme to resolve the issue.

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How igus takes our country from farm to fork

The Farm to Fork Strategy aims to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable food system that should have a neutral or positive environmental impact.

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SMB Bearings sponsors Great Britain rowing record attempt

SMB Bearings has partnered with ocean rowers, Gus Barton and Duncan Roy as they attempt to break the world record for the fastest unsupported row around Britain.

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    Three unusual applications of wave springs(01/05/2020)

    It may come as a surprise that top artists such as Noel Gallagher, Stevie Wonder and Madonna have performed on stage and in the studio with wave springs. When examining potential uses for wave springs, aerospace, automotive and medical applications are usually the first that come to mind – not live music.

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    Seven proven solutions to maximise spring cycle life(01/05/2020)

    By putting in place the correct measures during the early stages of the design process, manufacturers can significantly reduce spring relaxing and enhance their efficiency – elongating the performance and cycle life of their springs.

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    Wireform seat mats ensure passenger comfort on luxury off-road vehicle(02/03/2020)

    Renowned for its off-road capabilities, the latest iteration of one of the world’s most iconic 4-wheel drive vehicles is the toughest and most luxurious to date. Those qualities extend to the interior of the vehicle as well, with drivers and passengers expecting the toughest and most luxurious seats. This has been assured with the help of William Hughes, who fabricates a key structural element of the seat frame.

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    Bearing selection for extreme operating environments(02/03/2020)

    Many engineers have at least a basic understanding of rotating bearing technology, and in some cases have become experts in the field as various projects have come and gone over the years. A few design engineers will have hands-on experience too but what happens when the talk – and the project – turns to specifying bearings that must survive in a constant 473°C for three hours, and then continue to perform faultlessly as the temperature plummets to -219°C for another three hours?

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    igus plain bearings help adaptive skier find the fast lane(02/03/2020)

    Like every competitive athlete, Christopher Young stays acutely attuned to his equipment. Whether it is motorsport, cycling, skiing or any other event where equipment plays an important role in performance, athletes can feel instantly when their equipment is working properly…and when it is not.

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