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How is bearing technology changing?

  How is bearing technology changing? Simple yet sophisticated, the humble ball bearing is arguably one of the greatest technological developments of all time. However, the story...

Ball Bearing Relubrication Services

 SMB Bearings provides a specialised bearing relubrication service. Using our bespoke relubrication facility, we clean and relubricate bearings from our own stock as well as customer-supplied...

Bearings in smaller robots

  Thin section bearings help industrial robots fit into smaller spaces “Great things,” said Vincent Van Gogh, “Are done by a series of small things brought...

From farm to fork: The role of bearings in the food...

 From the London Beer Flood of 1814 to the Tapioca Tanker Disaster of 1972, there has been a host of high-profile food and beverage...

Can ball bearings conduct electricity?

 While full and hybrid ceramic bearings and plastic bearings are non-conductive, steel ball bearings can conduct electricity. In settings where a build-up of static electricity...

Bearings for vacuum and clean environments

 Vacuum and cleanroom environments present difficulties when specifying bearings due to the risk of contamination. Materials can give off a vapour, a process known...

How many bearings are in your car?

  How the right bearings can drive performance for automotive A single car has about 30,000 components, from major body structures down to individual bolts and...

Condition Monitoring Methods for better Bearing Performance

  Effective techniques to identify faults and prevent failures It is estimated that bearing faults account for around half of all failures in electric machines. The...

How can Blockchain Transform the Bearing Supply Chain?

 In 2019, NSK reported the seizure of counterfeit NSK packaging and labels in Hebei Province, China. During the seizure, more than 23,000 fake boxes...

Resolving the Global Semiconductor Shortage

 According to Deloitte, we can expect the global shortage of semiconductor chips to continue as supply catches up with rising demand. Manufacturing these chips...