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Why Should You Visit ACORN® at Hillhead 2022?

In June, Acorn Industrial Services will be joining over 600 firms at Hillhead 2022. Hillhead is the largest Quarrying, Construction & Recycling exhibition of its kind in the world.

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.

Are SKF Chain Oils Right for your Application?

One of the most popular types of chain lubricant is SKF chain oil. This is a versatile range, with options available to suit almost every chain drive across almost every operating environment. But how do you know whether SKF chain oil is right for your application?

How to use the SKF TKSA 11 Alignment Tool

Bearing Product Manager, Andy Fletcher demonstrates how to align your shaft using the TKSA 11 shaft alignment tool and app.

Image of an engineer using a TKSA 41 alginment tool to align a shaft

Four SKF Laser Alignment Tools to Banish Downtime

Misalignment is a leading cause of component failure, whether it's bearings, couplings or electric motors. SKF has a large range of alignment tools designed to reduce machine breakdown.

Image showing the markings on an SKF sealed spherical bearing

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.

Image of an engineer using a hydraulic bearing puller to remove a bearing

Top 5 Maintenance Products to save time & money

It is important to consider the possible implications of poor maintenance. Here's our top 5 maintenance products that will save you precious time & money.

CASE STUDY: Mapro Hire range saves a maintenance job with minimal wait time

Acorn's South West branch were recently able to save a customers repair job by delivering the correct alginment tool within 1 hour.

Image of differenct variations of the SKF explorer spherical roller bearing

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.