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Bearings and Bushes

Shift in strategy to maximise offering

By: Halima Frost     6th November 2020 Bearings manufacturer and distributor SKF held a virtual webinar last month to discuss the company’s three-pronged strategy shift to better meet client requirements.  “The strategy has encouraged every part of the company to rethink the way it works, especially SKF’s core research and development... 

New bearing brand well received

By: Halima Frost     6th November 2020 Bearings and accessories distributor Bearings International (BI) says the range from bearing manufacturer Craft Bearings has drawn a positive response across different sectors, with notable successes in the food and beverage, agriculture and mining sectors. “BI was granted the status of exclusive... 

New bearing brand well received
COMPREHENSIVELY CRAFTY The comprehensive range of Craft Bearings is now being distributed in South African and it's neighbouring countries

Bearing isolators faring well in bearings sector

6th November 2020 Bearings distributor BMG tells Engineering News that its Garlock Klozure and Guardian Bearing Isolators have fared notably well subsequent to being introduction to the BMG range of isolators. A bearing isolator is an advanced sealing solution that is used to protect bearings on rotating equipment... 

Bearing isolators faring well in bearings sector
SURE SOLUTION The Garlock sealing solutions offered by BMG have proven effective in many environments

Bearing mounting app simplifies installation

By: Halima Frost     6th November 2020 Bearing manufacturer and distributor SKF has developed a new mobile application (app) that simplifies the task of mounting and replacing bearings. SKF’s Bearing Assist app, developed together with customers, provides detailed mounting instructions for a comprehensive range of SKF bearings. 

Fibre-optic tech monitors bearing parameters

By: Halima Frost     6th November 2020 Bearing manufacturer and distributor SKF says its fibre-optic sensing technology used in its bearings to capture their working parameters, is “a world first”. The technology provides instant access to a variety of bearings data, including axial versus radial loads, polar lots of the bearing´s... 

Fibre-optic tech monitors bearing parameters
FULLY LOADED The fibre-optic load-sensing bearings developed by SKF gather data such as load and stress on pumps and compressors at a distance

Bearings supplier awarded distributorship  

By: Halima Frost     6th November 2020 Bearing manufacturer and distributor ISO Bearings South Africa has launched a substantial marketing drive to announce its being a distributor of bearing manufacturer FYH Bearings in Southern and South Africa. ISO Bearings GM Bennie van Niekerk tells Engineering News that the new brand was... 

Bearings supplier awarded distributorship
ISO Bearings GM Bennie van Niekerk discusses the company’s becoming a distributor of the FYH brand of bearings in South Africa. Camerawork: Halima Frost. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Company adds new compact slewing ring bearings to its range

8th November 2019 Electric utility company igus offers lubrication-free slewing ring bearings from the polymer slewing ring bearings PRT-04 range, which saves 60% weight and 50% space, while performing fast rotary movements in a small space. These are often the special requirements for slewing ring bearings in... 

Company’s bearings range caters for various industries

8th November 2019 Equipment and components manufacturer BMG’s range of bearings extends from precision miniature bearings used in machine tools and electronics applications to giant size bearings that meet the demands of the steel and mining industries. The company, which has grown from a single bearings outlet to... 

Distributorship secured for international bearing housing brand

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     8th November 2019 As part of its efforts to secure distributorships with international brands to boost its product portfolio, bearings supplier and distributor Bearings International (BI) expects the first stock from India-based bearing housing manufacturer Masta Group to arrive by the end of this year. BI signed... 

New portable bearing heating solution for sub-Saharan Africa

8th November 2019 The new portable induction heater TWIM 15 from bearings and rotation specialist SKF uses medium-frequency technology to heat up roller bearings and other ring-shaped, metallic components. 

Vast product offering caters to various industries

8th November 2019 Bearings supplier and distributor Bearings International’s (BI’s) Durban branch stocks a range of bearings, electric motors, gearboxes, lubricants, seals, tools, and power transmission products for a range of industries. These include food and beverage, cement and quarries, pulp and paper, port... 

Alignment With Laser and Thordon Bearings Inc.

8th November 2019 Canadian-based Thordon Bearings Inc. is the leading manufacturer of seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings, grease-free rudder bearings, deck equipment bearings, shaft coatings and shaft seals for the global marine market.  Fitted to over 2 000 ships, Thordon seawater lubricated propeller... 

Alignment With Laser and Thordon Bearings Inc.

Bearings mitigate health concerns in F&B industry

By: Paige Müller     9th November 2018 Amid stringent health and hygiene standards in South Africa’s food and beverage industry, bearings and power transmission products distributor, Bearings International (BI), offers the industry a bearing solution that will ensure the highest health and hygiene standards in food processing plants.... 

Bearings mitigate health concerns in  F&B industry
HIGH-PRESSURE READY All KML bearings housing units have smooth surfaces that can be cleaned easily with high-pressure washing equipment

Sealing solution prevents shaft damage

By: Paige Müller     9th November 2018 Split roller bearing specialist OE Bearings (OEB) has developed and patented a new sealing solution to prevent costly shaft damage in the event of bearing failure. OEB founder and MD Warwick Steinhobel tells Engineering News that the company first undertook the development of the new sealing... 

Sealing solution prevents shaft damage
INDUSTRY CONCERN OE Bearings has identified that shaft damage caused by undetected bearing failure is costly

Supplier expands into agriculture sector

By: Paige Müller     9th November 2018 Amid increased demand for wholesale bearing solutions in the agriculture sector, Boksburg-based wholesale bearing supplier ISO Bearings is actively looking to increase its supply into the sector. “ISO Bearings has noted potential for growth in the agriculture sector. As a result, the company has... 

Supplier expands into  agriculture sector
INVESTING IN AGRICULTURE ISO Bearings has been investing in the supply of internationally sourced price-competitive bearing solutions for agriculture since 2016

SKF South Africa

9th November 2018 The SKF brand has been synonymous with world-class quality for over a century and SKF South Africa, as a specialist in bearings and rotating equipment, offers 360° product and service solutions to southern African mining and industry.  Committed to nurturing long-term customer relationships, SKF... 

SKF South Africa

Vesconite Bearings

9th November 2018 Self-lubricated polymer bearings and bushes manufacturer Vesconite Bearings will next month add three computer-numerically controlled lathes and machining centres to its machine shop. The new equipment includes a Mazak slant turn lathe with a C axis, a Gate ECL 550 gap bed lathe and a Haas HS-1... 

Vesconite Bearings

Bearings company recommends predictive maintenance

By: Victor Moolman     10th November 2017 With predictive maintenance practices intended to help establish the condition of in-service equipment in order to predict when maintenance is required, engineering consumables and components distributor BMG operations manager Rouff Essop explains that predictive maintenance reduces downtime thus... 

Custom-designed bearing housing supplied to West African gold mine

10th November 2017 Bearing parts supplier SKF South Africa (SKF) has supplied a custom designed heavy-duty bearing housing assembly and two IMX-S conditioning monitoring systems for a 12 MW semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill currently operating on a gold mine in West Africa. “This is the first combination online... 

Custom-designed bearing housing supplied to  West African gold mine
BEARINGS The company has over 17 000 distributors located across the world

International distributor adds bearings to selection

10th November 2017 Last month, international components distributor RS Components, which acts as the trading brand for parts distributor Electrocomponents plc, announced that a significant expansion to its portfolio of available power transmission application had been completed. The company has added components... 

International distributor adds bearings to selection
NEW COMPONENTS The company has added bearings from Schaeffler and Timken to its available selection

Local bearings company experiences growth in food production sector

10th November 2017 Local bearings distributor Bearings International (BI) has experienced rapid growth in the food production industry. The company says food production security is important, especially given how harsh and dynamic an environment the South African agricultural industry operates in at present.... 

Supplier celebrates 25 years’ service excellence

10th November 2017 This year, bearing and power transmission products supplier Bearings 2000 is celebrating its 25-year anniversary. Throughout this time, the company has become the largest independent, authorised distributor of FAG and INA branded bearings from the German bearings manufacturer Schaeffler Group . 

ISO Bearings

10th November 2017 Boksburg-based bearings supplier ISO Bearings is the South African importer and distributor of the ISO and LYC bearings brands and ancillary equipment. The company’s product portfolio offers solutions for the mining, agriculture, general engineering, earthmoving, food processing,  railways and... 

ISO Bearings

Industrial supplier receives authorisation

By: Victor Moolman     4th November 2016 Industrial equipment supplier Bearings 2000 has been appointed as an ABB authorized value provider for Dodge mounted bearings, gearboxes and power transmission products. 

Industrial supplier receives authorisation
Photo by Duane Daws
DODGE CERTIFIED DISTRIBUTOR Bearings 2000 is an authorised value provider for Dodge bearings

Bearings manufacturer completes upgrades at the Port of Saldanha Bay

By: Victor Moolman     4th November 2016 Split roller bearing specialist OE Bearings installed 500-mm-diameter split bearings last month on the third of three stacker reclaimer bucket wheels at the Port of Saldanha Bay, in Western Cape. 

Bearings manufacturer completes upgrades at the Port of Saldanha Bay
SALDANHA BUCKET WHEEL Three of the bucket wheels at Saldanha Bay have been fitted with new split roller bearings from OE Bearings

New power transmission range introduced

By: Nadine James     6th November 2015 Industrial supplies distributor Bearings 2000 will officially launch its new brand Synergy Power Transmission Components in South Africa in January 2016, says Bearings 2000 product manager for power transmission Marius Scheepers. Scheepers, who will head the division, advises that the Synergy... 

New power transmission range introduced
Photo by Duane Daws
BEARINGS 2000 WAREHOUSE The components distributor expects a profitable 2016, thanks mostly to its developing business relations in West and East Africa.

Auto components supplier displays rotary table bearing range at world expo

6th November 2015 Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler Group displayed its rotary table bearing range at the world exhibition for machine tools, Exposition Mondiale de La Machine Outil, or EMO 2015 expo, which took place in Milan from October 5 to 10. Schaeffler’s stand, which also featured angular... 

Auto components supplier displays rotary table bearing range at world expo
YRTC ROLLER BEARING The Schaeffler showcased its extensive bearing range at EMO 2015

Improved split roller bearing design may assist in reducing maintenance costs

6th November 2015 Split roller bearings, designed specifically for proactive maintenance requirements, may assist with the industry-wide trend of companies reducing their maintenance budgets and staff to cut costs, says specialist bearings manufacturer Cooper Bearings product manager for Southern Africa Matthew... 

Improved split roller bearing design may assist in reducing maintenance costs
SPLIT ROLLER BEARING DESIGN The carbon chrome steel bearing's design allows for easy removal and quicker maintenance

Bearings manufacturer introduces new ball and roller range

By: Nadine James     6th November 2015 Local bearings manufacturer GB Bearings will introduce a new range of ball and roller bearings in the first quarter of next year, says company export sales and stock products manager Alec Cutting. He tells Engineering News that the crossover market between white metal bearings and ball and roller... 

Bearings manufacturer introduces new ball  and roller range
ALEC CUTTING The product manager says that the GB Bearings plans to increase exports to Europe

Components manufacturer sparks spherical roller bearings trend

6th November 2015 Industrial components manufacturer The Timken Company hopes to prompt a revolution with its recent introduction of medium-bore high-performance spherical roller bearings, including new steel cage sizes. "Customers have made spherical roller bearings an increasingly important element of our core... 

Components manufacturer sparks spherical roller bearings trend
SPHERICAL ROLLER BEARING The Timken company says its spherical roller bearings are more efficient and longer lasting

Bearings manufacturer introduces sealed spherical roller bearings

6th November 2015 Engineering company SKF has extended its range of sealed spherical roller bearings, significantly increasing the number of applications where they can be used. Due to their sealed construction, the bearings can reduce maintenance, while offering consistently high performance under demanding... 

Bearings manufacturer introduces sealed spherical roller bearings
SEALED EXPLORER BEARING These spherical roller bearings are long-lasting, low-maintenance products that are effective in demanding environments

Linear-motion system now locally available

6th November 2015 STAF integrated linear motion systems, which include linear guides, ball screws and linear tables, are available in Southern Africa, exclusively from BMG. “With the growing demand locally for economical yet efficient linear way products, BMG has established a partnership with OME Technology, to... 

Linear-motion system  now locally available
STAF NON-CAGED LINEAR GUIDE BMG's linear guides allow the platform to maintain higher precision, rigidity and load motion

Local company supplies split bearings to TPT

By: David Oliveira     7th November 2014 South African split bearings specialist OE Bearings secured a supply contract for four 500 mm cast-iron split bearings, last month, with State-owned port logistics company Transnet Port Terminals (TPT). OE Bearings MD Warwick Steinhobel tells Engineering News that the bearings, which will be... 

Local company supplies split bearings to TPT
LENGTHY DOWNTIME The bucket wheels needed to be removed to replace the bearing, which took up to three weeks

Heavy-duty bearing cuts machine downtime

By: David Oliveira     7th November 2014 Imported bearings and transmission products supplier Bearings International (BI) supplied the Link-Belt 5000 series bearing to a reputable Gauteng-based brick manufacturer, in September. BI Link-Belt product manager Lucas Pretorius notes that there were frequent bearing failures, including... 

First stockholding of new bearing housings received

By: David Oliveira     7th November 2014 East Rand-based Bearings 2000 received its first stockholding of the complete range of FAG SNS plummer block bearing housings in September. The plummer block bearing housings were first launched in 2013, but were made commercially available to the South African market only in June this year. 

First stockholding  of new bearing  housings received
FAG SNS PLUMMER BLOCK HOUSING Design improvements on the FAG SNS plummer block housing range resulted in ease of operation while reducing total life-cycle costs

Company relaunches SRB campaign

By: David Oliveira     7th November 2014 Global technology provider SKF relaunched its spherical roller bearings (SRBs) campaign in September to gather new momentum in the South African market for improved product penetration in key applications. SKF asset management business development manager Giscard Lailvaux tells Engineering News... 

Company relaunches  SRB campaign
EXPLORER SRB SKF relaunched its spherical roller bearings campaign, with its Explorer range, in September to gather new momentum in the local market

VescoPlastics

7th November 2014 South Africa-based self-lubricated polymer bearings and bushes manufacturer VescoPlastics produces its proprietary brand of Vesconite bushings and wear plates that operate in dirty or wet conditions and still last longer than other products on the market. These products do not require greasing,... 

VescoPlastics

Air bearing offers gentle transport without contact

8th November 2013 The ATBT air bearing from pneumatic and electrical automation technology supplier Festo is designed to provide a solution that ensures safe and gentle transport of fragile components such as flat panel displays and photovoltaic substrates on a cushion of air. 

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