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What makes a superior split roller bearing?
Split roller bearings have been on the market for many years and during that time their external appearances have not changed a great deal, but that is not to say that all designs are equal. New design techniques and changes in materials mean that some bearings can last far longer in operation than others. So what features should end users be looking for, and are they available across the board? Adrian Menzies, Sales and Marketing Director for Revolvo, describes some of the newest innovations and explains why Revolvo ensures that all its SRB products are fitted with them as standard.
Industrial cyber security – why prevention is better than cure
Wayne Ashworth, Product Manager of industrial IT provider SolutionsPT, addresses the increasing threat to industrial cyber security and why prevention is better than the cure.
Advanced grease lubrication: keeping electric motors online
An electric motor is a vital piece of equipment in today’s modern manufacturing processes – it can be found in practically every type of operation across a range of industries from iron and steel through to pulp and paper. With businesses under increasing pressure to reduce costs and increase productivity, the emphasis on care and maintenance of such equipment is rising. Part of that maintenance involves choosing the right grease.
Using energy-efficient electric motors to meet Energy Directives
Legislation on the minimum efficiency levels for AC electric motors has been in force since 2011. These regulations, often known in Europe as the ErP (Energy related Products) Directive, will become increasingly stringent over the next 10 years. The ultimate aim is to reduce the effects of industrial activities on the environment. As electric motors are responsible for 40 per cent of energy use in industrial nations, they are clearly an essential target in the process of reducing our carbon footprint.
Big data in manufacturing - how to make it work
Sue Roche, Business Unit Manager at SolutionsPT, looks at how some manufacturers are already using 'big data' and why more need to embrace it.
Emergency stop devices: the risks of installer liability
Alex D'Arcy, Sales Director at Hylec-APL, provides an insight into the current legislation relating to safety of electrical equipment, and explains how installers who fail to specify suitable components could be at risk.
Industrial gearboxes and geared motors: addressing market demand
Manufacturers of industrial gearboxes and geared motors need to address the market demand for higher operating efficiency and global availability, according to Philip Crowe, Marketing Manager of Bauer Gear Motor GmbH.
High-integrity spring-applied brakes
Basic designs of spring-applied electromagnetic release brakes have become standardised in a proven, highly reliable form that is also compact and economic. For example, they will have multiple coil springs, a well-developed non-asbestos friction material, a DC coil and torques typically in a range from 2 to 2000Nm. Whilst these suit the majority of requirements, certain types of machines have stepped up their braking requirements based on the need for higher reliability.