ACORN® Insight

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Decreasing maintenance downtime in the mining & quarrying industry through optimised bearing selection

From heavy shock loads to high levels of contamination, it’s easy to see why the rate of machine failure is so high in the mining and quarrying industry. But there is a way to change this.

Grease is the word: Five steps to effective lubrication

Clive Simkins, our Bearings and Maintenance Product Manager, has put together his top five steps to effective lubrication, to help you to reduce your risk of premature bearing failure due to lubrication issues.

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?

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.

What happens when a bearing fails?

Premature bearing failure, which is when a bearing fails before reaching its expected service life, is a common occurrence. But that doesn’t mean you have to accept it.

Bearing Damage

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Bearings

There is no denying that bearings are under a lot of stress. This stress causes wear, eventually leading to bearing failure. But is this inevitable? Or is there a way to make bearings last longer?

SKF TIH Bearing Heater

Don’t Wind Up With Damage: Fitting Tools For The Rewinders Industry

With up to 16% of premature bearing failures attributed to incorrect mounting methods, it’s clear that getting the mounting and dismounting of bearings right is key to achieving the maximum service life of your components. When the right tools are used, mounting and dismounting bearings correctly is be easy.

Clive Demonstrates SKFTMMD100

Clive Recommends his Favourite Maintenance Product for the Rewinder Industry

Find out what Clive recommends for the safe dismounting of bearings when refurbishing a motor.

Screening

How can condition monitoring reduce downtime in the mining and quarrying industry?

Clive Simkins explores the options available to help reduce downtime in this tough environment

Ruland beam coupling failure

12 Reasons for coupling failure and how to avoid them

This article will help you to identify the main reasons why couplings fail and provide you with useful information and advice to help you minimise the risk