The metals industry is extremely challenging. Frequent changes in the buy price of steel in combination with the rising price of raw materials mean that businesses are under more pressure than ever to increase their efficiency and reduce downtime. This can be a difficult task in the harsh conditions of the metals industry.
Applications Commonly Found in the Metals Industry Include:
- Sintering machines
- Casting machines
- Rolling mills
Today, the metals industry is faced with heavier loads, higher speeds and greater output than ever before. Combined with the extreme temperatures and high levels of contamination which are typical in this environment, there is no wonder that failure rates are high.
Shock loads and high levels of vibration put strain on even the toughest equipment, and catastrophic failure can lead to financial loss, endanger other application components, and even result in personal injury. Downtime in a steelworks can be extremely costly, especially in applications such as blast furnaces which need to be maintained at a constant temperature. Any downtime in a blast furnace could take months or even years to recover from, affecting the quality of the end product.
Heat, molten metal and rolling materials mean that personal injury levels in the metals industry are high. With workers are 28% more likely to have an accident performing reactive maintenance over planned maintenance, selecting the best components for specialist applications, as well as implementing a comprehensive condition monitoring system, could have a huge impact on worker safety.
ACORN® has the solution to this. Our product experts will work with you to find the perfect solutions to keep your machinery running more efficiently, enabling you to work at maximum capacity without the worry of mechanical failure.
Products Commonly Used in the Metals Industry Include:
- Roller bearings
- Ball bearings
- Bearing housings
- Bearing units
- Condition monitoring
- V-belts and wedge belts
- Conveyor belts
- Flexible couplings