Bearing the load for longevity

Bearings 10-07-2017

We’ve all tried it – carrying all of our shopping bags from the weekly food shop into the house in one go, just to avoid an extra trip out to collect the rest. Here, we explain a different kind of load – and how a bearings ability to deal with it can help maximise bearing longevity.

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Plastic bearings make the grade

Bearings 03-07-2017

Bearings are available in a variety of materials, the most common being chrome steel and stainless steel. However, these materials are not always appropriate for applications across industries like the food and beverage or pharmaceutical sectors.

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Bringing the bearings to National Fishing Month

Bearings 28-06-2017

National Fishing Month has helped introduce nearly 300,000 people to the incredible sport of angling over the last 25 years. Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of bearing relubrication expert, SMB Bearings, explains why the best anglers should be equipped with very best bearings for their reels.

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Manufacturing the future of robotics

Technology 23-06-2017

As UK robotics week (24 to 30, June 2017) begins, Chris Johnson, managing director of specialist bearings distributor, SMB Bearings, examines the state of the UK’s robotics industry.

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The top five challenges of relubricating bearings

Bearings 01-06-2017

When filling your bearings it's important to make good decisions to choose the perfect lubricant for the exact application. Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of SMB Bearings, explains the top five challenges of relubricating bearings.

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SMB Bearings support F1 in Schools national champions

Bearings 30-05-2017

SMB Bearings has supported F1 in Schools competitor Tiro Racing to achieve the prestigious title of national champions. A range of EZO bearings, supplied by SMB Bearings, was used throughout prototype and final construction stages in preparation for the regional and national finals competition.

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New ceramic bearings are harder than nails

Business 25-05-2017

SMB Bearings has launched its new range of non-magnetic, highly corrosion resistant ceramic bearings. This product launch will keep machinery moving smoothly in the harshest of environments.

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Japanese bearings find a UK base

Business 15-05-2017

SMB bearings has been appointed as the UK’s official distributor of Sapporo Precision bearings. As the country’s sole supplier of the Sapporo range, SMB Bearings is bringing Sapporo’s EZO bearing range to the British market.

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Aaron Skippings, SMB's very own downhill skateboarder

Bearings 11-05-2017

Our technical whizz Aaron Skippings is also a downhill skateboarding whizz! Last weekend saw the tremendously successful downhill skate event "Rumble at the Peep".

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Bearing specialist supplying Eurovision

Business 09-05-2017

SMB Bearings has been contracted to provide specialist bearings for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The stainless steel bearings will be used in lighting and camera rigs on the set of the annual televised contest.

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Things to bear in mind for the food sector

Bearings 26-04-2017

Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of SMB Bearings, explains the considerations manufacturers must take when choosing bearings and lubrication in the food and beverage industry.

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Keeping the ball rolling

Bearings 21-03-2017

The slinky was invented by accident when trying to make a meter to monitor power on naval battleships. The engineer dropped a tension spring and with that a world-wide phenomenon was born. But what about those accidents that are less happy?

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