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 tagged with 'maintenance'

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.

ACORN partners with Petro-Canada Lubricants to enhance productivity in every industry

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd is proud to announce its new partnership with Petro-Canada Lubricants to distribute their range of over 350 specialist lubrication products, including lubricants, greases and speciality fluids.

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.

Five steps to implementing a successful preventative maintenance program

Whatever industry you work in, downtime is a major obstacle. From loss of production to repair bills, the cost of downtime can be huge.

How can you tell if your bearings are counterfeit?

Counterfeit bearings can often be near impossible to identify, however there are measures you can take to you aren't the victim of these piracy products.

Featured App of the Month: NSK Calculation Tools for Cost Saving

Calculating the best bearings for your machinery and their maintenance costs can be laborious, but it can be easy to calculate and implement potential savings with the NSK Calculation Tool!

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.

The portable solution to bearing heating

SKF has launched the new TWIM 15 portable induction heater, in replacement of the former TMBH 1 heater.

How to choose the right fitting tool for your bearing

Poor bearing fitting practices are responsible for around 16% of premature bearing failures, so it’s easy to see why the choice of method for bearing mounting is so important.

How can root cause failure analysis save money for your business?

There are many possible reasons why your bearing has failed, but the only true way of finding out the cause is by performing root cause analysis.