ACORNĀ® Insight

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

How to Know When You Should Use a Bearing Heater

Heat is one of the most effective methods used to mount bearings. This is because when the inner ring is heated, it expands to allow the bearing to slide onto the shaft without the need for excessive force.

Timken and the Tapered Roller Bearing: The Full Story

Since its invention in 1898 by Henry Timken, the tapered roller bearing has become a staple in many industries, with applications across the globe relying on the tapered roller bearing for reliable operation. But where did this bearing come from, and how has it evolved over time?

The History of the Bearing

Bearings are the most common machine component, found in almost every industrial application in the world. The history of the bearing dates all the way back to 2,600BC; find out how we got to the bearings we know today.

Brands in the spotlight: Rexnord

Renowned for their reliable and high quality couplings, Rexnord has been a leader in the development of innovative coupling solutions for over a century. Lets find out all there is to know about them.

Are SKF Chain Oils Right for your Application?

One of the most popular types of chain lubricant is SKF chain oil. This is a versatile range, with options available to suit almost every chain drive across almost every operating environment. But how do you know whether SKF chain oil is right for your application?

How to use the SKF TKSA 11 Alignment Tool

Bearing Product Manager, Andy Fletcher demonstrates how to align your shaft using the TKSA 11 shaft alignment tool and app.

CASE STUDY: Fife Branch Help Local Biomass Plant with Major Turbine Oil Change

A local Biomass plant reached out when they urgently needed to change out 1,500 litres of oil, having never previously changed the turbine oil.

Image of an engineer using a TKSA 41 alginment tool to align a shaft

Four SKF Laser Alignment Tools to Banish Downtime

Misalignment is a leading cause of component failure, whether it's bearings, couplings or electric motors. SKF has a large range of alignment tools designed to reduce machine breakdown.

The ACORN Bearing Compendium: Why do Bearings Fail? Part 6

Part 6 of The ABC has us asking "Why Do Bearings Fail?" and going in depth with all the possible reasons that your bearing may fail.

CASE STUDY: Out-of-Hours Service Saves Local Sand & Gravel Quarry from an Unexpected Gearbox Failure

Business Development Manager, Craig Tivey received the call Friday afternoon and had the plant up and running with a new custom gearbox by Sunday evening.