ACORN® Insight

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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.

Your invitation to the virtual launch of SKF Food Line ball bearing units

As a preferred supplier for SKF Food Line, we would like to invite you to the virtual conference and launch of SKF’s new Food Line ball bearing units on the 30th January 2019.

Bearing Damage

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Bearings

There is no denying that bearings are under a lot of stress. This stress causes wear, eventually leading to bearing failure. But is this inevitable? Or is there a way to make bearings last longer?

SKF Cooper Bearing

Celebrating 50 years of Cooper Angled Pedestals

Many would argue that 1968 is the year that changed history. From the Vietnam war, to the civil rights movement, to the death of Martin Luther King Jr: 1968 changed the world forever.

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?