ACORN® Insight

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

How can you tell if your bearings are counterfeit?

Counterfeit bearings can often be near impossible to identify, however there are measures you can take to you aren't the victim of these piracy products.

Adrian Biggs awarded employee of the month for October

Congratulations to Purchasing Manager, Adrian Biggs for being awarded Employee of the Month

How to check component health without machine downtime

Many businesses associate machine health checks with added downtime, leaving them reluctant to perform these predictive maintenance checks. This doesn't have to be the case.

Featured App of the Month: NSK Calculation Tools for Cost Saving

Calculating the best bearings for your machinery and their maintenance costs can be laborious, but it can be easy to calculate and implement potential savings with the NSK Calculation Tool!

How to choose the right coupling for your mixer

The choice of coupling to connects an electric motor with a mixer's paddle or impellor is critical to the successful operation of the machinery.

Extending the life of wire ropes in the marine industry

The marine industry is one the most challenging operating environments, with harsh sea conditions often leading to the rapid deterioration of machine components.

Brands in the spotlight: Rexnord Falk

We proudly announced ACORN’s distributorship of Rexnord’s Falk range of couplings back in June 2019, and we are delighted that our customers have been taking full advantage of our new offering and reaping the benefits.

The portable solution to bearing heating

SKF has launched the new TWIM 15 portable induction heater, in replacement of the former TMBH 1 heater.

5 ways to improve the efficiency of your electric motor

Improving the efficiency of your electric motor can reduce the likelihood of machine failure, extend component lifespan and help to reduce energy consumption.

How to choose the right fitting tool for your bearing

Poor bearing fitting practices are responsible for around 16% of premature bearing failures, so it’s easy to see why the choice of method for bearing mounting is so important.