ABB to build world’s largest nationwide network of EV fast-charging stations in the Netherlands

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced today that it has been selected by Fastned to supply chargers to more than 200 electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the Netherlands, bringing an EV fast charger within 50 kilometers of all of the country’s 16.7 million inhabitants. Each of the … Continue reading

Igus develops blue polymer bearing materials for food and drink processing equipment

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Igus UK has developed two food-grade polymer bearing materials — Iglidur A181 and Iglidur A160 — that are compliant with both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specification for repeated contact with food and the EU 10/2011 Directive. The materials have been designed to allow food manufacturers to increase the … Continue reading

Thordon Bearings launched New Thorplas-Blue Bearings

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Thordon Bearings Inc. has launched the newest addition to their grease‐free polymer lineup: ThorPlas‐Blue. The lifetime lubricated bearing formula is capable of operating pressures up to 45MPa (6,527 psi) and can be easily back‐fit into virtually all deck machinery applications where greased bronze is currently installed. ThorPlas‐Blue was developed as … Continue reading

ZKL extends its product range of grease and oils

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ZKL extends its product range and offers to customers the integrity of the supplies, in which can be supplied bearings ZKL together with bearing grease ZKL. Quality of the bearings in connection with a quality grease ZKL and appropriate method of grease are essential for really long life. Current plastic … Continue reading

Premiere: Schaeffler Location in China Receives EMAS Registration

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The rolling bearing manufacturer and automotive supplier Schaeffler has had its production location in Yinchuan registered according to EMAS (the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme). This makes it the very first location in China to fulfill the requirements of the stringent European environmental management system and be granted an official entry. … Continue reading

SKF Group completes divestiture of metallic rods operation to Precision Castparts Corp.

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SKF’s divestiture of its metallic rods business to US-based Precision Castparts Corp. is now closed. Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) acquired the operations for around EUR 40 million on a cash and debt free basis. This includes the sale of the operations at the SKF sites in St. Vallier sur Rhône, … Continue reading

ZKL Group successfully fight against counterfeits and misuse of ZKL trademark.

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As amerged from the notification of the Customs Office of Mělník dated June 28, 2012, the customs authorities detained 4328 pieces of ball bearings under the trademark ZKL. Bearings was not made in the company ZKL Klášterec nad Ohří, a.s., but by Hafei KONCON BEARING CO., LTD., Ltd. in Jinzhai … Continue reading

Schaeffler destroys 26 tons of counterfeit rolling bearings

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Rolling bearings of various types and sizes are conveyed by the gripper arm of an excavator into a scrap press with a loud crash. The bearings leave the press chopped and broken into pieces or so badly damaged that they are rendered unusable. Large-size bearings with an outside diameter of … Continue reading

NSK Develops Shaft Seal Type Sealed Clean Ball Bearing for Transmission Applications

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Tokyo, Japan, July 3, 2013 – NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Norio Otsuka) today announced that it has developed a shaft seal type sealed clean ball bearing for transmission applications such as manual transmissions (MT) and dual clutch transmissions (DCT). The new bearing helps reduce friction … Continue reading

Materials and coatings increase operating life of bearings in harsh food and beverage applications

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Dr Steve Lacey, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler UK, discusses the importance of selecting a special surface coating or corrosion-resistant material for rolling, plain and linear bearings operating in harsh food, beverage or packaging environments. In the food, beverage and packaging industries, production is typically based on highly automated, fast moving … Continue reading

Dana Expands Share Repurchase Program to $1 Billion

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MAUMEE, Ohio, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an expanded common share repurchase program of up to $1 billion.  This represents an increase of approximately $900 million over the more than $100 million already returned to shareholders under … Continue reading

ABB wins $20 million FPSO order

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been awarded an oil and gas contract worth $20 million for providing power and automation technologies to a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) built by the Chinese shipyard COSCO Nantong for Dana Petroleum. The contract was signed in the … Continue reading

SKF wins service orders for over SEK 200 million in Latin America

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SKF has recently won a number of long-term contracts to provide companies in Latin America with services ranging from machine lubrication to condition monitoring. “Maintenance costs are a large part of the total cost of ownership. What we provide for these customers is SKF’s knowledge of their industry and the … Continue reading

Schaeffler Fully integrated linear actuator and rolling bearing units designed for solar tracking systems

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Photovoltaic (PV), concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) systems operate more efficiently when their mirrors, collectors and PV modules accurately track the course of the sun during the day. The more precise and trouble-free these systems are, the more efficient and profitable the solar power plants operate. By … Continue reading

Schaeffler – Manual Mounting and Dismounting of Rolling Bearings.

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Rolling bearings are heavy-duty machine elements with high-precision components. In order to fully utilize their capacity, the design engineer must select the right bearing type and design and match the bearing properties to those of the mating components. Mounting and dismounting, lubrication, sealing and maintenance must also be given special … Continue reading

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