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 troubleshooting guide to electric motors

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

8 coupling mistakes that could cost you

Machine breakdowns often happen unexpectedly, causing costly unplanned downtime. By identifying mistakes that could cost your business when it comes to your Couplings, you'll be best equipped to avoid them.

RotaLube lubrication systems

5 things you should know about the RotaLube Inaccessible Chain Lubrication Kit

The RotaLube® Inaccessible Chain Lubrication Kit enables engineers to lubricate chain safely & effectively whilst machinery is in operation, without the need to remove guards.

Petro-Canada Beverage Industry

Overcoming lubrication challenges in the food & beverage industry

36% of bearing failures are due to poor lubrication practices, something that can be difficult to to maintain in the harsh environment of the food & beverage industry.

Five steps to implementing a successful preventative maintenance program

Whatever industry you work in, downtime is a major obstacle. From loss of production to repair bills, the cost of downtime can be huge.

Top 8 causes of v-belt failure

We've put together a list of problems and possible causes to help you identify the cause of your v-belt failure with tips of how to prevent it.

How can you tell if your bearings are counterfeit?

Counterfeit bearings can often be near impossible to identify, however there are measures you can take to you aren't the victim of these piracy products.

Featured App of the Month: NSK Calculation Tools for Cost Saving

Calculating the best bearings for your machinery and their maintenance costs can be laborious, but it can be easy to calculate and implement potential savings with the NSK Calculation Tool!

How to choose the right coupling for your mixer

The choice of coupling to connects an electric motor with a mixer's paddle or impellor is critical to the successful operation of the machinery.

5 ways to improve the efficiency of your electric motor

Improving the efficiency of your electric motor can reduce the likelihood of machine failure, extend component lifespan and help to reduce energy consumption.