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Thursday, January 25, 2007
Using Vibration Analysis to Detect Early Failure of Bearings
Vibration produced by rolling bearings can be complex and can result from geometrical imperfections during the manufacturing process, defects on the rolling surfaces or geometrical errors in associated components. Noise and vibration is becoming more critical in all types of equipment since it is often perceived to be synonymous with quality and often used for predictive maintenance.
   
   
   
   
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Chewing gum manufacturer eliminates unplanned downtime
By installing bearing lubricators and vibration monitoring equipment on its production machinery, chewing gum maker Gumlink has eliminated bearing defects and unplanned stoppages.
   
   
   
   
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
New measurement guide now available
A new measurement product guide has been launched that will help engineers select the correct displacement, position or temperature sensor for their measurement task
   
   
   
   
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Schaeffler relaunches UK website
Schaeffler (UK) Ltd has relaunched its website, offering engineers improved navigation and easier access to bearing products and services
   
   
   
   
Friday, January 12, 2007
Switchable finger follower improves engine torque and power while cutting fuel consumption
Tested on a prototype engine, the Schaeffler Group’s new switchable finger follower for controlling valve trains not only improves engine torque by 10%, but also increases engine power by 15% and cuts fuel consumption by 15%.
   
   
   
   
Friday, January 12, 2007
Schaeffler Llanelli helps Corus Packaging Plus, Trostre Works, solve bearing vibration problem on critical tin plate leveller rolls
More than just a supplier of bearings, Schaeffler UK is now offering customers a full design and manufacturing service from its Llanelli plant. Corus’ Tinplate Works in Wales is one such company to have benefited from this service
   
   
   
   
Monday, December 11, 2006
Cranfield University students first in UK to use BEARINX software
Students at Cranfield University’s Defence College of Management and Technology will be amongst the first students in the UK to benefit from the Schaeffler Group’s online shaft calculation software, BEARINX to assist in their design exercises and gearbox design projects.
   
   
   
   
Monday, December 11, 2006
Schaeffler Group Industrial wins German Packaging Award 2006
Schaeffler Group Industrial has won the coveted German Packaging Award 2006 for its groundbreaking, environmentally-friendly packaging design concept ‘K-Box’.
   
   
   
   
Monday, December 11, 2006
Culture change initiative helps Welsh automotive bearings manufacturer become production location of choice
After introducing a three-year culture change programme to its manufacturing plant in Llanelli, automotive components supplier Schaeffler (UK) has now averted the threat of production being transferred to Eastern Europe.
   
   
   
   
Monday, December 11, 2006
High accuracy high resolution laser sensor for less than £500
A non-contact, optoelectronic displacement (position) measurement sensor has been launched that offers OEMs, machine builders and end users all the technical advantages of its predecessor, but at half the cost.
   
   
   
   
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Novel sensor system measures thickness of wet paint coatings and tyres
An innovative combination sensor system has been developed, which attaches directly to a robot arm, so that automotive OEMs can inspect the thickness of sprayed paint coatings on vehicle instruments, controls and airbag cladding – during the spraying process itself whilst the paint is still wet. The sensor system is non-contact, easy to mount and offers high accuracy when used against shiny black PU surfaces.
   
   
   
   
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Modular, rugged monitors and PCs withstand tough marine environments
Developed to meet stringent marine industry standards, a new range of compact, modular, rugged LCD monitors and embedded PCs has been launched, offering ship suppliers and end customers numerous special features and a raft of technical benefits.
   
   
   
   
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Bearings manufacturer receives recognition for investing in its people
Schaeffler (UK) has been awarded the ‘Education, Skills and Leadership Award’ at the CBI’s ‘Human Capital Awards’ for its outstanding performance in people management.
   
   
   
   
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Laser sensor helps to guarantee safety of pedestrians at Jaguar Cars
With the advent of Europe’s NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) and other automotive legislative testing protocols, pedestrian safety is now an increasingly important aspect of new car design and safety. Jaguar Cars in Coventry has invested heavily in this area, with new cars now addressing these growing concerns.
   
   
   
   
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Laser profile sensors guarantee the safety and stability of railway tracks
Guaranteeing the safety and stability of railway track when transporting passengers or goods is critical these days. The increased loading of the rail network and the higher speeds of modern trains lead to higher stressing of the rails.
   
   
   
   
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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 04, 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 01, 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