ACORN® Insight

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

What is Industry 4.0 and why is everyone talking about it?

Industry 4.0: it seems to be the topic on everyone's lips. But, what does it actually mean? In an age supposedly on the cusp of a 4th industrial revolution, why do you need to move into 'Industry 4.0' and how can you make it as easy and pain free as possible?

Freudenberg Simmering Oil Seals

How do you tell if you’ve got a top quality Freudenberg radial shaft seal?

Picture this: you walk into your metal rolling mill and see your largest electric motor, sitting there in a puddle of oil. On closer inspection, it’s obvious to you that a replacement rotary shaft seal is what’s required, but where do you start?

IMx-8 Unit

SKF Introduces IMx-8 For Compact Machine Health Monitoring

SKF have unveiled their new Multilog online machine health monitoring system, IMx-8. This smaller condition monitoring system provides a complete system for early fault detection, allowing maintenance to be carried out proactively to reduce downtime.

Cooper Split Bearing Unit

How do you reduce machine downtime?

Downtime is costly whether its planned or unplanned, and the last thing you want is a component that is difficult to replace. Changing bearings that are in hard to reach locations, or surrounded by heavy equipment which is time consuming to dismantle, adds to costs and puts staff at risk of injury.

Featured App of the Month: SKF Bearing Calculator App

SKF is back with another handy app to help you with the bearing selection process.   Not only does the SKF Bearing Calculator App help you to select the optimum bearing for your machinery, it also helps you to calculate the precise bearing for your specifications.

Adrian Celebrates 30 Years with ACORN

In 1988, ‘The Only Way is Up’ was topping the charts, Die Hard was in the cinema, David Hirst was SWFC’s top player and Adrian was starting at ACORN! Lots has change over the 30 years since Adrian joined so we talked to him about his time here.

If Harsh Conditions are Impacting Your Power Transmission: V-Belts for the Aggregates Industry

The aggregates industry creates some of the toughest conditions for applications. Power transmission can suffer as a result of unreliable v-belts in these extreme environments. Find out how changing your v-belts can help your machinery can run at it's optimum level.

Featured App of the Month: SKF Linear Guides Selection

The perfect app for engineers who need that last bit of help with their product selection, whether they have used SKF products before, are changing from another supplier or are building a whole new system.

Why should you rely on ROCOL FOODLUBE® to keep your products safe?

In the Food & Beverage industry, ensuring products are safe and free from contaminants is paramount. However, when it comes to lubrication contact can be unavoidable, so find a lubricant that keeps your products safe and your plant complying with food safety standards.

Featured App of the Month: Hutchinson Poly-V Design App

Selecting the optimum belt for your drive can be difficult, however Hutchinson have created software that makes selecting the correct Poly-V belt simple.