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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SKF Bearing Review: Spherical Roller Bearing

Read ACORN'S honest review of the SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings and it's real-world performance.

Black oxide bearings - improving operational reliability in the wind industry

We look at how black oxide bearings could help to improve operational reliability in wind turbines, by driving downtime requirements and minimising machine breakdowns.

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How to lubricate inaccessible chain

In chain driven applications, it can be difficult and dangerous trying to ensure that the chain stays lubricated, find out how you can keep chain running longer, even in inaccessible applications.

Brands in the spotlight: Tsubaki

Tsubaki is best know for being a world-leading manufacturer of industrial chain, but what more is there to know about Tsubaki?

ACORN Midlands set to power into the future

Midlands branch vastly increases its stock holding to include the full range of Tsubaki solution chains.

EXPOSED: SKF Cooper's greatest time-saving secret

Harsh conditions can mean frequent downtime and long bearing change-outs, but that doens't need to be the case. Let us tell you how.

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Electric motor problems and solutions

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

The ACORN Bearing Compendium: How to measure a bearing, Part 4

Measuring a bearing doesn't need to be complex, in the fifth part of The ACORN Bearing Compendium Series, we have the ultimare measuring guide.

Brands in the spotlight: TIMKEN

Timken is renowned for its high-quality products and pioneering designs, but do you know everything about Timken?

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The ACORN Bearing Compendium: How are bearings made, Part 3

There are many different types of bearings, in this article we will detail how each component of a bearing is made.