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Mechanical Components Features

Bearing the harsh environment

With its freezing climate, the Arctic is one of the most extreme and barren environments on Earth. Despite this, four million humans have learned to live there, and these inhabitants expect crucial machinery to operate effectively.

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Rolling bearing selection – look at the bigger picture

When selecting rolling bearings for industrial plant, machines and equipment, it is important to analyse the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) not just the purchase price of the bearings, says Dr Steve Lacey, Technology Centre Manager at Schaeffler UK.

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Trust but verify: the value of acceptance testing

For many applications, the values and engineering data in bearing manufacturers’ catalogues provide all the information needed for bearing selection. But in critical applications with a narrow performance window, designers need a greater safety margin.

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Experimental race motorcycle uses igus plastic bearings

Introduced in 1999, the Yamaha YZF-R6 was the world’s first 600cc production four-stroke motorcycle producing over 100 horsepower in stock form. Since then, Yamaha has incorporated a number of upgrades to improve speed and engine performance.

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