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Thursday, October 19, 2006
The ‘bible’ of rolling bearings
Schaeffler UK has launched a new, 1500-page rolling bearing catalogue, which not only includes more than 40,000 INA and FAG products, but also provides design engineers with a comprehensive ‘bible’ of technical knowledge and bearings expertise.
   
   
   
   
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Novel direct drive bearing system cuts noise levels by 50% on CT scanner
Precision bearings and a novel direct drive system have been developed for the latest CT scanners, helping to cut noise levels in half and enabling faster examination times.
   
   
   
   
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Schaeffler group acquires automotive chain maker to offer complete chain drive systems
By acquiring Renold Automotive Systems, the Schaeffler Group’s Automotive Division can now offer automotive customers complete camshaft drive and timing solutions, including chain systems, belt systems and variable camshaft timing systems
   
   
   
   
Friday, September 8, 2006
Gearbox and main shaft bearings pass with flying colours on new airbus turboprop engine
The maiden test run of Airbus’ turboprop engine for the new A400M military transport aircraft, was completed successfully at a test facility in France recently. The critical main shaft bearings and gearbox bearings on the engine were developed and supplied by FAG Aerospace, part of the Schaeffler Group.
   
   
   
   
Friday, September 8, 2006
Schaeffler Group wins Regional Quality Award from Nissan Europe for excellence in supplier quality performance
In recognition of the company’s excellent quality performance last year, the Schaeffler Group has been awarded a Nissan Europe Regional Quality Award for supply of tappets to Nissan Europe. Only three suppliers out of 500 received such an accolade.
   
   
   
   
Friday, September 8, 2006
Floor coverings maker cuts maintenance by 90% using vibration monitoring and balancing device
FAG Detector III is an easy-to-use, handheld vibration monitoring and balancing device that is helping companies reduce their plant maintenance costs by preventing costly, unplanned stoppages to critical plant machinery and equipment.
   
   
   
   
Friday, September 8, 2006
Guide to Non-Contact Temperature Measurement Now Available
For plant engineers, maintenance technicians, field and service engineers or anyone interested in understanding more about non-contact temperature measurement – in particular thermal imaging and infrared thermometers – a free, informative guide is now available.
   
   
   
   
Friday, September 8, 2006
Wheelset bearing kits reduce maintenance costs and improve safety of bombardier locomotive
FAG wheelset bearings are helping to reduce maintenance, improve safety and cut handling costs for locomotive manufacturers and the DT3, Germany’s most advanced ‘driverless’ subway system.
   
   
   
   
Monday, September 4, 2006
Novel key storage device ensures 24/7 access
With 10,000 possible combinations, the new, robust ‘ShurLok’ key storage device provides individuals with an ideal, secure place to store their keys, right next to a lock or door if required, eliminating the need to carry keys and preventing people from being locked out of their home or work area
   
   
   
   
Friday, September 1, 2006
Easy-to-fit housed bearing units offer improved performance in harsh environments
With special anti-corrosion protection, superior sealing methods and excellent casting strength, Schaeffler UK’s housed bearing units are capable of operating reliably in the most extreme environments
   
   
   
   
Friday, September 1, 2006
New automotive engine systems catalogue now available
Schaeffler Group Automotive has launched a new, 75-page ‘Engine Systems’ catalogue, which contains information on all of the company’s engine systems and components, including mechanical and hydraulic tappets, belt drive systems, chain drive systems, variable camshaft timing systems and crosshead valve train components
   
   
   
   
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Single bearing solution key to novel drive train concept on world’s lightest 5MW wind turbine
Wind turbine manufacturer Multibrid’s new ‘M5000’ offshore wind turbine is the world’s most compact, lightweight 5MW category system. Key to this is a large, single rolling bearing that directly supports the rotor hub
   
   
   
   
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Custom three-ring bearing replaces five components on automotive paint robots
Schaeffler (UK) has developed a custom, three-ring bearing for a paint robot hand axis system, replacing two crossed roller bearings and three geared rings, resulting in a more compact, lightweight system that is maintenance-free and easier to mount.
   
   
   
   
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
MD of UK sensor company gets recognition for 400% sales growth
Due to the continued growth and success of its UK operation, the Micro-Epsilon Group, developer and manufacturer of sensors, test and measurement systems, is pleased to announce that Chris Jones, Managing Director of Micro-Epsilon (UK) Ltd, has been appointed as Export Manager for the Western Territories.
   
   
   
   
Monday, August 14, 2006
Sensors enable real time measurement of engine piston displacement
A UK-based automotive consultancy is using miniature, eddy current displacement sensors built into pistons on gasoline engines, to measure the displacement between the piston and the cylinder bore - in real time. This means engineers can look closely at how the piston moves with critical engine operating parameters, such as cylinder pressure and engine speed.
   
   
   
   
Monday, August 14, 2006
Schaeffler’s linear demonstration bus to tour the UK this autumn
For engineers who find it increasingly difficult to take time out from their busy schedules to look at supplier products, Schaeffler’s demonstration bus is set to tour the UK this Autumn, showcasing its entire range of INA linear products
   
   
   
   
Thursday, July 27, 2006
New handheld PDA fulfils all data collection and scanning needs
Portable data collection and scanning devices are now used at almost every point in a supply chain, from field services and manufacturing through to equipment maintenance checks, ‘goods-in’ inspection, warehousing, retailing, fast food outlets and hospitals.
   
   
   
   
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Bearing design and calculation tools at your fingertips
The latest version of Schaeffler UK’s bearing selection and calculation software offers engineers even more information, as well as a wider range of support services that enable users to get to the right information faster than ever before.
   
   
   
   
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Modular ‘kits’ for linear guides offer reduced maintenance and longer operating life
With linear guides, designers often need to tailor the lubrication and sealing to the application. Schaeffler (UK) has launched a range of modular accessories that enable guides to be modified to suit the individual nature of the operating environment.
   
   
   
   
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Schaeffler (UK) launches novel, environmentally-friendly packaging concept for large bearings
Schaeffler (UK) has launched ‘K-Box’ – a unique, reusable plastic container specially designed for the shipping of large bearings. Schaeffler (UK) has developed an innovative, environmentally-friendly packaging concept for the company’s rolling bearing range.
   
   
   
   
Monday, July 17, 2006
New rolling element bearings combine the best of both ball and roller technologies
Schaeffler (UK) has unveiled the ‘ball roller’, an innovative rolling element bearing that not only saves valuable design space, but also reduces friction and enables bearing width and mass to be decreased by some 20 per cent
   
   
   
   
Saturday, July 8, 2006
Fully variable valve train on verge of volume production
Engineers at the Schaeffler Group have developed a fully variable, cam-actuated, electro-hydraulic valve train, which could be ready for full series production as early as Spring 2009
   
   
   
   
Saturday, July 8, 2006
New hydrostatic linear guides from Schaeffler (UK) fit same design space as profiled rail guides
Schaeffler (UK) has developed an innovative range of high precision, hydrostatic linear guides, that are not only cost effective and easy to mount, but also fit the same design space as a rolling element guidance system.
   
   
   
   
Thursday, July 6, 2006
Machine data acquisition optimises cigarette production
How Ethernet converter devices are helping to solve production planning and data visualisation problems for one of Europe’s largest tobacco manufacturers
   
   
   
   
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Sensors help guarantee quality of Gillette shavers
Braun, a leading global manufacturer of small electrical appliances, including innovative shaving, hair care and beauty care products, is using optical laser sensors from Micro-Epsilon to help guarantee the quality of its new Gillette brand of cordless wet shavers.