ACORN® Insight

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

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How to fit a bearing

With around one in six premature bearing failures occurring as a result of poor fitting practices, it’s easy to see why it’s so important that bearings are fitted properly. But there are so many different ways to fit a bearing – how do you know which is right for your machinery?

SKF Quick Collect

How to use the SKF QuickCollect sensor & app

Follow Bearing Product Manager, Andy Fletcher, as he shows you how to measure your machine health witht he SKF Quickcollect sensor & app.

Brands in the spotlight: THK

Leaders in Linear Motion technology, THK is sysnonymous with performance, delivering unique solutions.

Black oxide bearings - improving operational reliability in the wind industry

We look at how black oxide bearings could help to improve operational reliability in wind turbines, by driving downtime requirements and minimising machine breakdowns.

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How to lubricate inaccessible chain

In chain driven applications, it can be difficult and dangerous trying to ensure that the chain stays lubricated, find out how you can keep chain running longer, even in inaccessible applications.

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5 reasons to adopt a total cost of ownership approach in your business

Do you know how much your components are costing you over their lifespan? You could be suprised by how much your components are actually costing you.

The ACORN Bearing Compendium: Types of bearing, Part 5

The sheer amount of different types of bearings can be overwhelming, in part 5 we take you through all the different types of ebarings and what they're used for.

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Electric motor problems and solutions

Failure of a critical electric motor can be catastrophic for business, understanding common problems that can occur allows you to take measures to avoid failure

The ACORN Bearing Compendium: How to measure a bearing, Part 4

Measuring a bearing doesn't need to be complex, in the fifth part of The ACORN Bearing Compendium Series, we have the ultimare measuring guide.

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Reducing CO2 with Remanufacturing

Reducing environmental impact is at the top of many busniesses agendas. In this series we discuss different ways you can reduce environmental impact and contribute to a sustainable future.