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 'Industry related'

Increasing plant uptime through correct v-belt maintenance

V-belt drives provide a versatile method of power transmission in the mining and quarrying industry as they are cost effective and versatile. See how to get the most from your v-belts.

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Innovative product solutions that improve site safety & performance

Straight forward linear for the medical industry

It is essential that medical and laboratory automation equipment runs smoothly, meaning the optimum machine parts must chosen.

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.

SKF Celebrates 100 years of spherical roller bearings

Pioneered in 1919 by SKF engineer Arvid Palmgren, the spherical roller bearing is now globally renowned for its ability to accommodate heavy combined loads in applications which are prone to misalignment or shaft deflection.

ACORN leads the way to helping keep tug boat fleet afloat

Our industry expert, Steve Hudson recently attended two tug boats based off the Scottish coast to complete an in-situ inspection of their SKF Cooper bearings, but soon found there was more than met the eye.

SKF Silent Series brings revolution of silence for machine tool spindles

SKF has unveiled its innovative new product for use on machine tool spindles: Silent Series angular contact ball bearings.

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.

Extending the life of wire ropes in the marine industry

The marine industry is one the most challenging operating environments, with harsh sea conditions often leading to the rapid deterioration of machine components.

A robust bearing solution for the most challenging environments

Operating conditions in the mining and quarrying industry are harsh, with wet and abrasive conditions commonplace. What you need is a robust bearing solution that can stand up to the challenges of the industry.