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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

Precision machined components

Schaeffler UK is now offering customers a full design and manufacturing service from its Llanelli plant. UK manufacturers can now benefit from a wide range of precision-machined components, one off prototype parts and housings - designed and produced locally in the UK by Schaeffler UK's Llanelli plant. Corus' Tinplate Works in Wales is one such company to have benefited from this service. It approached Schaeffler Llanelli because it was experiencing bearing quality problems on its back-up leveller rolls. The bearings for the leveller rolls are critical to tinplate production: the lines can run up to 500 metres per minute, so the bearings that support these are also critical. There's lots of metal-to-metal contact and the loads on the bearings are quite high. Any premature bearing wear causes excess vibration, which in turn, can lead to surface indentations in the coated strip. The problems, it transpired, were down to poor re-lubrication practice and maintenance procedures. These procedures have been changed. In addition, Schaeffler Llanelli now takes all the special purpose cylindrical, deep groove needle roller bearings from Corus Trostre, to check whether they can be refurbished. If the bearings can be repaired, the bearings are re-machined, re-greased and the end caps sealed.

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