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Industry 4.0 Summitt

Manchester Central (M2 3GX)

28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

Drives & Controls 2018

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

10/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

Drives & Controls exhibition is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation, Power (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK(MK1 1ST)


Following a successful launch in 2017, UKIVA Machine Vision Conference returns to Arena MK, Milton Keynes, (more)

Polymer bearing is 80 percent lighter than steel

SKF has released its latest generation of polymer ball bearings, which offer a lightweight and lubricant- free alternative to conventional steel bearings. The range has been developed to offer resistance to corrosion and chemical damage, making the bearings an ideal solution for applications subject to moisture or aggressive chemicals.

The bearings consist of polymer rings and cages, and can be specified with balls made of stainless steel, glass, polymer or other materials, depending on the characteristics required. Each of the bearings offers low friction and resistance to wear and fatigue, providing a long, low maintenance service life.

Perhaps as importantly, the latest bearings also weigh up to 80 percent less than conventional all-steel designs, with a high strength to weight ratio that makes them a vital component for design engineers looking to minimise the weight of equipment without sacrificing performance.

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