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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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.

Manufacturer App of the Month: SKF Seal Select App

Similar to the SKF Bearing Calculator, the SKF Seal select App helps with the seal selection process depending on the application parameters users input. Find out our top reasons for loving this App!

The Engineers Guide to Essential Maintenance

What's in your maintenance cupboard? Our Bearings & Maintenance Products Expert, Clive Simkins has put together his guide to essential maintenance tools you should have in your cupboard.

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?

Cooper Split Bearing Unit

How do you reduce machine downtime?

Downtime is costly whether its planned or unplanned, and the last thing you want is a component that is difficult to replace. Changing bearings that are in hard to reach locations, or surrounded by heavy equipment which is time consuming to dismantle, adds to costs and puts staff at risk of injury.

Featured App of the Month: SKF Linear Guides Selection

The perfect app for engineers who need that last bit of help with their product selection, whether they have used SKF products before, are changing from another supplier or are building a whole new system.

Why should you rely on ROCOL FOODLUBE® to keep your products safe?

In the Food & Beverage industry, ensuring products are safe and free from contaminants is paramount. However, when it comes to lubrication contact can be unavoidable, so find a lubricant that keeps your products safe and your plant complying with food safety standards.

Featured App of the Month: Hutchinson Poly-V Design App

Selecting the optimum belt for your drive can be difficult, however Hutchinson have created software that makes selecting the correct Poly-V belt simple.