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Bearings and Bushes

Instrument uses acoustic emissions to monitor bearing health

By: Chantelle Kotze     9th November 2012 As the early stages of bearing defects may not be detectible through condition-monitoring technologies, such as vibration, thermography and tribology monitoring, machine solutions provider Motornostix has introduced the MHC-Bearing Checker solution onto the South African market. 

Trial installation to improve seal life at hydropower plant

By: Chantelle Kotze     9th November 2012 Durban-based rotating-coupling alignment specialist Alignment With Laser (AWL) is supplying State-owned power utility Eskom with two sets of 1 100-mm-diameter Thordon SXL segmented shaft seals, worth $30 000, for use on a trial basis on one of its four hydro turbines at the Dakensberg... 

Frontline tools essential to maintenance

By: Chantelle Kotze     9th November 2012 Technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) condition monitoring manager Pieter van Zyl tells Engineering News that, since extending its range of shock-pulse method condition monitoring systems to include the VibChecker and BearingChecker portable instruments, many of the instruments... 

Manufacturer sees long-term growth for SA wind generation industry

By: Natalie Greve     4th November 2011 Global industrial solutions provider SKF says it is positioning itself to be the preferred supplier for South Africa’s developing wind generation industry, a sector where it expects to see significant long-term growth. 

Company emphasises importance of failure root cause analysis

4th November 2011 The identification and analysis of the root cause of bearing failure is critical to preventing similar failures from reoccurring, advises precision bearing manufacturer The Barden Corporation quality director Brian Williams.  

International JV serves as departure point for future partnerships

By: Natalie Greve     4th November 2011 South African bearings distributor Reelin Bearings believes that a successful joint venture (JV) between itself and US-based railroad solutions provider Amsted Rail will serve as a departure point for future international JVs. 

Distributor warns of bearings shortage, surge in counterfeit products

By: Natalie Greve     4th November 2011 The manufacturing, mining and automotive industries should prepare for a potentially significant shortage of bearings in the coming year, and also exercise caution when buying products amid a global influx of counterfeit products, says bearing and power transmission distributor Bearings 2000 MD... 

Bearings distributor adds housed units to product range

4th November 2011 South African bearing and coupler distributor Bearing Man Group (BMG) will add housed bearing units to its product offering, following the acquisition of bearing solutions company QM Bearings by industrial movement technology manufacturer Timken Company. 

Subsea success for magnetic bearings

4th November 2011 S2M, a subsidiary of global industrial solutions provider SKF, has signed a two-year bearing supply deal with large diesel engine manufacturer MAN Diesel & Turbo, global oil services company Aker Solutions Norway and international energy company Statoil. 

Investigating the 
feasibility of magnetic bearings for SA

By: Jessica Hannah     5th November 2010 Supplier of bearings and power transmission products Bearings 2000 is investigating the possibility of importing magnetic bearings that were originally developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), and was patented as early as 1941. 

Bearing designs for the 
industrial sector

By: Jessica Hannah     5th November 2010 Developer and manufacturer of precision products for machines, equipment and vehicles Schaeffler Group South Africa reports that its most recent product developments for the industrial sector are the tube roller bearing and the flat-sided ball bearing. 

Bearings supplied to Medupi, Kusile

By: Jessica Hannah     5th November 2010 Supplier and manufacturer of specialised bearings GB Bearings reports that it is the official supplier of HSR horizontal bearing assemblies and profile bore bearings to State-owned power utility Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile power stations. 

Split bearings specialist supplies mine expansion

By: Jessica Hannah     5th November 2010 Split bearings specialist supplier OE Bearings reports that it has been awarded a contract to supply global diversified mining group Xstrata’s Eland platinum mine, situated in North West province, close to the town of Brits, on the western limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex. 

Merging bearings 
and conveyor belts

By: Jessica Hannah     5th November 2010 Manufacturer and distributor of bearings, power transmission and seals Zhou’s has entered into a merger with supplier and service provider of conveyor belts Good Bearings & Belting. 

Spherical roller bearings offer extended service life

5th November 2010 Industrial consumables and engineering firm Bearing Man Group (BMG) reports that its NSK spherical roller bearings ensure efficient operation and extended service life in all environments, including harsh conditions. 

New hydraulic gear and bearing puller

5th November 2010 Diversified engineering services company Becker Engineering has designed a new gear and bearing puller self-contained hydraulic system, the Posi Lock PHS- 108 hydraulic puller.  

Enhancing standards of technical competence

5th November 2010 International bearings manufacturer SKF reports that it has noticed that too many vehicle technicians still do not check the constant velocity (CV) joint for wear and tear or critical damage after separating it from the wheel bearing hub during repair.  

Bearings replaced after 40 years

5th November 2010 Local bearings distributor Bearings International (BI) reports that split roller bearings manufacturer Cooper’s bearings, which were installed 40 years ago on a large electric motor on board a ship, have shown little wear. 

New line of cylindrical roller bearings

5th November 2010 Global manufacturer and supplier of bearings Timken reports that it has a new line of precision cylindrical roller bearings designed to maximise speed, precision and efficiency in high-demand machine tool applications. 

Maintenance-free 
self-lubricating linear 
bearing pillow blocks

5th November 2010 Manufacturer and supplier of linear and mechanical motion products Thomson reports that it has designed a Lube for Life self-lubricating linear bearing pillow block, which is also known as a plumber block or bearing housing, which provides support for a linear or rotating shaft.  

Interchangeable split bearings range developed

By: Lindsey Berry     6th November 2009 Split bearings specialist supplier OE Bearings has partnered with UK bearing manufacturer Revolvo, to develop a new medium series interchangeable split plummer block-mounted bearing range. 

Bearings distributor 
expands agency portfolio

By: Lindsey Berry     6th November 2009 Local bearings distributor Bearings International (BI), a division of Hudaco Trading, has recently taken steps to develop its partnership with two international bearings supply companies. 

Industry must take on skills development

By: Lindsey Berry     6th November 2009 Bearing distributors are seeing an increased need to provide in-house skills training for employees and customers, says industrial consumables and engineering firm Bearing Man Group (BMG) group technical director Dave Russell. 

Foundry casts largest bearing 
to date

6th November 2009 Casting specialist KEW Foundries has won the contract to manufacture bearing swivels and a main trunnion bearing housing for project management firm New Concept Projects - Osborn. 

Self-lubricating range 
experiences growth in 
renewable energy

By: Lindsey Berry     6th November 2009 Self-lubricated polymer bearings and bushes material manufacturer Vesco Plastics is experiencing increased interest in its self-lubricating Vesconite Hilube range from the international renewable energy generation market. 

Influx of surplus inventory affecting bearings market pricing

By: Lindsey Berry     6th November 2009 Fluctuating prices in the market and an increase in counterfeit products are some of the challenges currently facing the South African bearings industry, says bearings manufacturer Timken South Africa MD Danie Coetser. 

Bearings supplied for oil 
rig drilling platforms

6th November 2009 Integrated technology solutions provider SKF has supplied bearings for gearboxes designed by Korean diversified solutions company Hyosung Corporation for oil rig drilling platforms. 

BEE bearings supplier grows on new projects

By: Liam Morrison     7th November 2008 Split bearing specialist and black economic-empowerment sister company to EO Bearings Sekela Bearings is experiencing growth on the back of new projects. 

Bearings specialist completes Zimbabwean contract

By: Liam Morrison     7th November 2008 Split bearings specialist OE Bearings has completed a contract to supply Pretoria Portland Cement’s (PPC’s) Zimbabwe factory with split roller bearings.  

Local importer extends basket to Japanese bearings

By: Liam Morrison     7th November 2008 South African bearings, seals and power transmissions supplier Zhou’s Enterprises has included bearings from Japanese engineering and product development corporation Nachi in its product offering. 

SA bearings for international sugar mills

7th November 2008 The technical division of specialist distributor of bearings, seals and power transmission components, the Bearing Man Group (BMG), formerly Bearing Man, has recently completed two contracts for sugar mills in Mauritius and Guyana, South America. 

Beijing big wheel to revolve around FAG bearings

7th November 2008 German manufacturer of rolling bearings for the automotive, mechanical engineering and aerospace industries, Schaeffler KG, has supplied two 11-t rolling bearings for the Great Observation Wheel, Beijing, which is being constructed in Beijing's Chaoyang Park, north-east of Beijing city centre.  

Manufacturer introduces internal bearing puller

7th November 2008 Multi-national ball and roller bearings manufacturer and supplier SKF has introduced a new internal bearing puller kit, the TMIP series.  

The Bearing Man Group - Offering a dynamic and professional technical engineering solution

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th November 2008 The Bearing Man Group (BMG) - previously known as Bearing Man - recently announced its rebranding and new look group logo at the Johannesburg-based Electra Mining Exhibition in September this year. Originally founded as a bearings supplier, BMG has grown substantially and today, bearings... 

Company growth inspires warehouse expansion

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th November 2007 Engineering consumables specialist Bearing Man has increased its warehouse floor space in its bearings facility by 70%, as well as investing R2-million for shelving in an effort to increase the capacity for carrying stock in its centrally located Johannesburg warehouse. 

Bearings manufacturer looks to foreign shores for growth

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th November 2007 South African plain-bearing manufacturer and supplier Vesco Plastics has secured a contract to supply propeller shafts and rudder bearings to a US manufacturer of high-speed inboard motorboats for the wake-boarding industry. 

Supplier launches new product range

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th November 2007 Bearings and power transmission products distributor Bearings International is launching a new range of ancillary products that will support the operation of its core products. The products will be launched through the company's leading bearings agency, FAG Industrial Services. 

Split roller bearings contract to reduce down time, increase savings

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th November 2007 South African split bearings specialist supplier OE Bearings has won a contract to supply steel producer Highveld Steel & Vanadium's steel plants with UK bearings manufacturer Revolvo's split roller bearings (SRB). The two-year contract is valued at more than R1-million. 

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