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Mechanical Components Features

Keeping vibration analysis happy

Implementing condition monitoring can reduce the frequency and cost of equipment maintenance.

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Pizza plant saves over €15,000 after switch to NSK bearings

A manufacturer of frozen pizzas was experiencing failures every four weeks on the belt tensioner serving one of its food conveyors.

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Hybrid bearings: a developing technology

Hybrid bearings perform well under poorly lubricated and contaminated conditions. While they are much less prone to surface distress than their all-steel counterparts, imperfections that may pre-exist in the material or on the surface of a hybrid bearing’s ceramic rolling elements can potentially compromise performance.

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Students learn from failure ready for 2019 Submarine Races

A team from the University of Southampton working on submarine technology is receiving engineer support and engineering-grade plastic bearings through the igus’ YES (Young Engineers Support) programme. The Southampton University Human Powered Submarine Society (SUHPS) is a group of students that design, build and test human-powered submarines to compete internationally.

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