ACORN® Insight

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

Our insight categorised as 'Educational'

How to keep your fans spinning for longer

When it comes to downtime in fans, there is no tolerance. A breakdown could cause anything from unpleasant working conditions to a complete halt in production. But what is the solution?

5 ways to prevent premature bearing failure

From costly downtime to catastrophic machine failure: everyone knows the potential consequences of premature bearing failure. At ACORN, we want to help you avoid this.

How is ACORN helping customers to increase their sustainability?

At ACORN, we are committed to our contribution towards building a sustainable future, for our business, our customers and our planet. But just how do we do that?

Grease is the word: Five steps to effective lubrication

Clive Simkins, our Bearings and Maintenance Product Manager, has put together his top five steps to effective lubrication, to help you to reduce your risk of premature bearing failure due to lubrication issues.

Top 5 reasons for seal failure (and how to prevent them)

Bearing seals are perhaps one of the most underrated components on any machine. They perform the essential role of guarding against contamination whilst keeping hold of the lubricant. When a seal fails, it is often quickly followed by bearing failure: a costly consequence.

Does sustainability really matter when sourcing replacement machine components?

In this article, we look at the sustainability challenges that you face when selecting replacement machine components, and simple solutions that could boost the sustainability of your business.

How to prioritise food safety within the confines of strict regulation

We’ve put together our top tips to help you to succeed in prioritising food safety on your production line, without compromising on what is important to your business.

What happens when a bearing fails?

Premature bearing failure, which is when a bearing fails before reaching its expected service life, is a common occurrence. But that doesn’t mean you have to accept it.

Introducing SKF Shelf

SKF Shelf is a mobile app which provides you with instant access to a wealth of SKF product brochures, data sheets and technical articles.

Improving Worker Safety In The Aggregates Industry

Find out how component selection can reduce the risk of worker injury in mines and quarries.