Engineering Competence

Industrial gearbox design has come a long way

Gearbox design often involves conflicting requirements from the main components – housing, shafts, gears and bearings – and all influences on these [...]
Design,Engineering tools,Research and development,
Engineering Competence

Grease with a longer life

The steel industry is a major consumer of lubricating oil and grease. For many years the greases used have been to an extremely low specification. In [...]
Lubrication Solutions,Maintenance,Research and development,
Engineering Competence

Contamination and bearing life

The influence of particulate contamination present in bearing lubricants and on the surfaces of machine elements has been studied for the last 25 to [...]
Bearing life,Lubrication Solutions,
Engineering Competence

Working close to the melting pot

Today molten steel is continuously cast to slabs, billets or blooms which are then rolled to plate, rods, rails etc. The molten steel is poured in at [...]
Bearings,Coupling systems,Lubrication Solutions,Seals,
Engineering Competence

Bearings stabilise agricultural machinery

Fortschritt Erntemaschinen GmbH has developed a new rotary grass cutter. The main requirements were larger working widths and higher driving [...]
Agriculture,Bearings,Coupling systems,Research and development,
Engineering Competence

First harbour crane with new series of spherical plain bearings

In 1988, a 45-tonne crane built by Krupp Fördertechnik GmbH (formerly Orenstein & Koppel A.G.) was put into service in Lübeck harbour by the [...]
Bearings,Coupling systems,Lifting and Handling,Research and development,
Engineering Competence

Bearings for high speed operations

Machine tool spindles should run with minimal runout, at high speeds with low temperature rise and have a high stiffness. Rolling bearings for [...]
Bearings,Coupling systems,Machine Tools,