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'

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.

How to choose the right fitting tool for your bearing

Poor bearing fitting practices are responsible for around 16% of premature bearing failures, so it’s easy to see why the choice of method for bearing mounting is so important.

How can root cause failure analysis save money for your business?

There are many possible reasons why your bearing has failed, but the only true way of finding out the cause is by performing root cause analysis.

Power Transmission Training Day announced for October!

Knowledge College returns with it's first Power Transmission training day on Wednesday 16th October 2019.

Can condition monitoring really extend the life of your machinery?

Condition monitoring is often talked about when looking at how to extend the life of machinery, but how does it work? And how effective can it really be?

How to keep your fans spinning for longer

When it comes to downtime in fans, there is no tolerance. A breakdown could cause anything from unpleasant working conditions to a complete halt in production. But what is the solution?

5 ways to prevent premature bearing failure

From costly downtime to catastrophic machine failure: everyone knows the potential consequences of premature bearing failure. At ACORN, we want to help you avoid this.

How is ACORN helping customers to increase their sustainability?

At ACORN, we are committed to our contribution towards building a sustainable future, for our business, our customers and our planet. But just how do we do that?

Grease is the word: Five steps to effective lubrication

Clive Simkins, our Bearings and Maintenance Product Manager, has put together his top five steps to effective lubrication, to help you to reduce your risk of premature bearing failure due to lubrication issues.

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.