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 'Product related'

Is your wind farm blowing out money?

The majority of wind turbines are expected to have a service life of over 20 years, meaning that breakdown is almost inevitable at some point during a turbine’s lifetime. The question is: how big an impact will any breakdown have on the business?

The lightweight chain solution for the food & beverage industry

In the food and beverage industry, it is essential to balance regulatory compliance with cost minimisation and optimum production levels. A failure in any of these areas could have huge consequences for the business.

5 ways to increase your sustainability with SKF Food Line housed units

SKF has released its new Food Line range of bearing units, created specifically for the demanding environment of the food & beverage industry.

Ruland oldham couplings become even more versatile

World-renowned couplings manufacturer, Ruland, has announced its new stainless steel oldham coupling: a huge step forward for applications operating in corrosive, vacuum and cleanroom environments.

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.

Preventing chain reactions in corrosive environments

What do you do when you need a power transmission chain which can stand up to the demands of the industry, without losing any strength?

ACORN becomes UK stockist for Timken Type-E Tapered Roller Bearing Housed Units

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd has increased its range of Timken products by investing in a large stockholding of Timken Type E tapered roller bearing housed units. The new range will enable customers to slash their downtime by receiving and fitting the units to their machinery the same day.

Does sustainability really matter when sourcing replacement machine components?

In this article, we look at the sustainability challenges that you face when selecting replacement machine components, and simple solutions that could boost the sustainability of your business.

Four reasons to buy KTR ROTEX® couplings from ACORN

The range of flexible couplings on the market is vast, with every manufacturer making different promises. How do you decide which coupling to choose? And does it really matter where you buy it from?

Do you feel chained to your lubrication schedule?

Lubrication is an important aspect of any moving component, reducing friction and wear between parts, and helping to seal against contamination. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t feel like a chore sometimes, especially if the parts needing lubrication are difficult to access.