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Guide To Suppliers

SMB Bearings

Unit 8 West Oxon Ind Park
Brize Norton
Oxford
OX18 3YJ
United Kingdom

Telephone : 01993 842555
Fax : 01993 842666


Article archive for SMB Bearings;

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    The rise of recycled materials in bearing manufacturing(29/02/2024)

    Here, Chris Johnson, Managing Director of SMB Bearings, explores how integrating recycled materials into bearing manufacturing can reduce environmental impact and promote a circular economy.

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    Less friction, fewer emissions: Solving the environmental impact of industrial machinery(31/07/2023)

    According to the International Energy Agency, the industrial sector is responsible for a staggering 37 percent of global CO2 emissions, making it the largest emitting sector worldwide – with industrial machinery being a significant contributor. This alarming reality underscores the urgent need to address the environmental impact of industrial machinery and find sustainable solutions to reduce its carbon footprint.

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    Driving sustainability: Specialist bearings slash vehicle emissions(30/06/2023)

    According to McKinsey & Company’s Lightweight, heavy impact report, the use of lighter materials in the latest aircraft and automobile designs will be essential in reducing the CO2 emissions that these vehicles produce. But lightweighting presents design and cost challenges, as well as sustainability advantages, for manufacturers.

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    Why better robots need thinner bearings(22/12/2022)

    "Never forget the basics,” goes the old saying. “They're the foundation of what you're capable of now.” Supply chain managers have turned their attention to integrating robotics and automation technologies to maintain competitive. Here, Chris Johnson, Managing Director at SMB Bearings, explains why bearings must not be overlooked as vital components in realising the full potential of more compact, speedy and precise industrial robots.

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    How bearings can fight the beast of climate change(30/11/2022)

    Reducing your carbon footprint is like a marathon: dedication and discipline will only get you so far. To get first place, you will need to be efficient in every step you take. Similarly, businesses must strive to be efficient, in order to meet tighter goals to reduce CO2 emissions.

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    Is personal touch in the supply chain still important?(10/08/2022)

    With global supply chains still facing disruption as a result of the pandemic and shortage of components such as semiconductors, choosing a trustworthy supplier is more important than ever. Here, Chris Johnson, Managing Director of SMB Bearings, explains why you should consider the importance of personal touch when selecting suppliers.

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    Supply chain management: Navigating the global bearing shortage(30/06/2022)

    In March 2021, a huge container ship wedged across the Suez Canal caused severe disruption to global supply chains. According to one estimate, the blockage held up an estimated $9.6 billion of trade every day. For businesses that rely on global supply chains, a single event like this can wreak havoc.

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    The top five challenges of relubricating bearings(01/03/2022)

    A car owner's worst nightmare is accidentally filling their tank with diesel when their car runs on petrol. A fuel mix-up can be very damaging and costly, not to mention embarrassing. The same can be applied to being selective when designing machinery, particularly when choosing your bearings. Here, Chris Johnson, Managing Director of SMB Bearings, explains the top five challenges of relubricating bearings.

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    SMB Bearings publishes whitepaper on bearing problems and diagnostics(10/09/2021)

    SMB Bearings has published a new whitepaper on bearing problems and diagnostics. The whitepaper, which is available to download for free on the company’s website, takes a closer look at some of the most common bearing problems and how to diagnose failures.

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    Is industry ready for bearing simulation software?(08/03/2021)

    Bearing buyers often request bearings with a lifespan of up to 100,000 hours of operation. While the bearing manufacturer has done its own testing to validate the lifespan against different loads, this doesn’t paint the whole picture of how a bearing will endure the buyer’s specific application.

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    Bearing specialist publishes steel bearings guide(07/10/2020)

    To counteract confusion over the many steel bearing variations available, SMB Bearings has published a new materials guide to provide a helpful resource.

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    SMB Bearings sponsors Great Britain rowing record attempt(25/06/2020)

    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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    SMB Bearings publishes essential guide to ceramic bearings(02/08/2019)

    SMB Bearings has published a free informative guidebook on different ceramic bearings, their materials and potential applications.

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    Keeping vibration analysis happy(27/03/2019)

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

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    Bearings for robotics(21/05/2018)

    To advise manufacturers on best practice methods for selecting components for robots, SMB Bearings has published a whitepaper on Bearings for Robotics.

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