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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Sheila receives a gift from Gavin Stacey for her 30 years of service

Sheila Celebrates 30 Years at ACORN!

It's '88, there's big hair and even bigger fashion statements (we have the pictures to prove it!). Most people are still recording every sale and piece of stock on paper - and as ACORN begins to grow, Sheila joins the team as an Office Assistant.

Cooper Angled Pedestal

ACORN Split Downtime In Half With SKF Cooper’s Split-To-The-Shaft Bearings

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd are proud to have been awarded Authorised Distributor status for SKF Cooper bearings, completing the full range of SKF products available to customers.

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.

What is Industry 4.0 and why is everyone talking about it?

Industry 4.0: it seems to be the topic on everyone's lips. But, what does it actually mean? In an age supposedly on the cusp of a 4th industrial revolution, why do you need to move into 'Industry 4.0' and how can you make it as easy and pain free as possible?

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?

IMx-8 Unit

SKF Introduces IMx-8 For Compact Machine Health Monitoring

SKF have unveiled their new Multilog online machine health monitoring system, IMx-8. This smaller condition monitoring system provides a complete system for early fault detection, allowing maintenance to be carried out proactively to reduce downtime.

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 Bearing Calculator App

SKF is back with another handy app to help you with the bearing selection process.   Not only does the SKF Bearing Calculator App help you to select the optimum bearing for your machinery, it also helps you to calculate the precise bearing for your specifications.

Adrian Celebrates 30 Years with ACORN

In 1988, ‘The Only Way is Up’ was topping the charts, Die Hard was in the cinema, David Hirst was SWFC’s top player and Adrian was starting at ACORN! Lots has change over the 30 years since Adrian joined so we talked to him about his time here.

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.