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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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with These Products

By choosing components that have been produced with lower carbon emissions, we can help to reduce our carbon footprint and protect the health of future generations to come.

Types of Electric Actuators

Each different type of electric actuator is used for a different purpose, but what makes these two types of electric actuator different and what else should you know about them?

How to Remove a Bearing

In this article, we'll talk you through the different methods available for bearing removal, as well as giving you some top tips for removing a bearing, helping to extend the life of your machinery.

Are You Ready to Roll?

As one of the world’s largest bearing manufacturers backed by over a century of manufacturing excellence, NSK solutions today help customers worldwide achieve optimal rotational motion.

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.

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.

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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.