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 [...]
Deep groove ball bearings,Design,Machinery and equipment,Simulation and software,
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 [...]
Machinery and equipment,Metal industry,Research and theory,
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 [...]
Cylindrical roller bearings,Pulp and paper,Research and theory,Spherical roller bearings,
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 [...]
Metal industry,Seals,Spherical roller bearings,
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 [...]
Cylindrical roller bearings,Pulp and paper,Research and theory,Spherical roller bearings,
Engineering Competence

Condition monitoring improves machine productivity

New approaches to diagnosing the health of machinery and bearings is revolutionizing the way industry looks at maintenance activities.Facing the [...]
Pulp and paper,Reliability,
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 [...]
Plain bearings,Transportation & logistics,