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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with These Products

By choosing components that have been produced with lower carbon emissions, we can help to reduce our carbon footprint and protect the health of future generations to come.

How to Remove a Bearing

In this article, we'll talk you through the different methods available for bearing removal, as well as giving you some top tips for removing a bearing, helping to extend the life of your machinery.

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How to Know When You Should Use a Bearing Heater

Heat is one of the most effective methods used to mount bearings. This is because when the inner ring is heated, it expands to allow the bearing to slide onto the shaft without the need for excessive force.

Timken and the Tapered Roller Bearing: The Full Story

Since its invention in 1898 by Henry Timken, the tapered roller bearing has become a staple in many industries, with applications across the globe relying on the tapered roller bearing for reliable operation. But where did this bearing come from, and how has it evolved over time?

The History of the Bearing

Bearings are the most common machine component, found in almost every industrial application in the world. The history of the bearing dates all the way back to 2,600BC; find out how we got to the bearings we know today.

The ACORN Bearing Compendium: Why do Bearings Fail? Part 6

Part 6 of The ABC has us asking "Why Do Bearings Fail?" and going in depth with all the possible reasons that your bearing may fail.

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Reduce your grease consumption with SKF sealed spherical roller bearings

SKF sealed spherical roller bearings offer an innovative option for businesses that are looking to prioritise sustainability by reducing their grease consumption. Not only do these bearings offer a solution to grease leakage, but they exhibit outstanding operating characteristics.

How to fit a bearing

With around one in six premature bearing failures occurring as a result of poor fitting practices, it’s easy to see why it’s so important that bearings are fitted properly. But there are so many different ways to fit a bearing – how do you know which is right for your machinery?

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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.