ACORN® Insight

Keep up-to-date on the latest product and company news, along with useful information for the maintenance, repair and overhaul industry.

The ACORN Bearing Compendium: Bearing Terminology, Part 2

The majority of people will have heard of a bearing, but the world of bearings is complex, so we've put together some of the most commonly used bearing terminology to help you.

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Brands in the spotlight: SKF

World-leading manufacturer - you've probably heard the name, but do you know everything that there is to know about SKF?

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CASE STUDY: Eliminating dangerous guess work for local quarry

By eliminating dangerous guess work for a local quarry, ACORN helped them to dramatically cut costs & downtime.

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ContiTech® SilentSync®: Quietly Solving Problems in Every Industry

Every industry has its challenges, but there's one industrial belt the could change the way your applications operate completely?

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CASE STUDY: Helping to prevent chain failure for bakery customer

A bakery customer was experiencing excessive downtime due to chain failure on their packaging machine, see how ACORN solved their issue...

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The ACORN Bearing Compendium: Everything you need to know about bearings, Part 1

Part 1 of the new ACORN Bearing Compendium

What is a Linear Actuator?

There are many types of Linear Actuator. The purpose of this article is to explain the main differences between types.

ACORN revs up to provide cost savings through linear repair services

When a Reliability Manager was looking to generate a repair strategy to create a sustainable work stream, ACORN came in to provide a full repair service while providing a 19% cost saving!

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What is the difference between a v-belt and a wedge belt?

At first glance, V belts and wedge belts might look quite similar. However, take a closer look and you’ll begin to see the differences. These variances may seem subtle but the importance of choosing the right belt for your machinery can’t be underestimated.

How to mount a bearing using a bearing heater

Follow Bearings Product Manager, Andy Fletcher as he shows you how to fit a bearing using a bearing heater.a