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'

What is a Linear Actuator?

There are many types of Linear Actuator. The purpose of this article is to explain the main differences between types.

How to mount a bearing using a bearing heater

Follow Bearings Product Manager, Andy Fletcher as he shows you how to fit a bearing using a bearing heater.a

The one-stop solution for abrasive environments

Heavy-duty industries facing abrasive conditions need to be able to get everything they can from a product - that's where our solutions come in.

What type of bearing puller should I use?

Choosing the right bearing puller for dismounting your bearings is critical. The safety and ease of removing the bearing will depend on the correct bearing puller being selected.

Everything you need to know about shaft collars

We’ve put together a comprehensive guide about shaft collars, to give you all of the information you need to become shaft collar savvy.

One simple secret for boosting your uptime

The one main enemy of productivity that everyone s looking to avoid: downtime. If only there were a way to accurately predict when something was about to go wrong.

There's something you need to know about your fan bearings

There’s something you need to know about your fan bearings that could be the difference between optimal uptime and repeated fan breakdown.

Why is my bearing suddenly making excessive noise?

Bearings are critical components in any piece of rotating machinery, when they suddenly become noisy it should be cause for concern and time to inspect.

Five reasons to hire a SKF bearing heater from ACORN

Poor bearing fitting can cost you more down the line, bearing heaters provide an effective method of mounting bearings.

Bearing Damage

Five signs that you should replace your bearings before it's too late

The impact of bearing failure can range from mildly inconvenient to completely catastrophic, causing irreparable damage to surrounding machinery.