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NSK doubles bearing life in continuous casting machine application

Cylindrical roller bearings mounted to a continuous casting machine were only lasting 1-2 months prior to failure at a major steelmaking plant in Europe (not pictured). To remedy the situation, the facility invited NSK’s team of experts to review the application and operating conditions, a process that ultimately led to the adoption of NSK’s sealed ... » Read More

21/01/2022 Toyota's counterbalance e-FLT Toyota Material Handling UK has launched a new range of electric ... » Read More

20/01/2022 Hydrogen small ships A consortium of partners has announced the UK’s first demonstration of ... » Read More

20/01/2022 Bosch-VW battery factory deal In a signed memorandum of understanding, the Bosch Group and the ... » Read More
19/01/2022 Parker accumulator blocks Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is ... » Read More

19/01/2022 Schaeffler's OPTIME lubricator Bearing supplier Schaeffler has developed OPTIME C1, an IoT solution for ... » Read More

14/01/2022 Stromag brakes ready for HPC Two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C, Somerset, are currently under ... » Read More

Safety leaders

The Sir Moir Lockhead safety award recognises leaders in operational safety around the world. Originally set up in 2018, this third year of the scheme highlights safety leaders working in the UK and overseas. Three 2021 winners are profiled here. Interviews by Will Dalrymple

Sir Moir Lockhead, the founder of First Group, says that the award named ...
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19/01/2022 HS2: full steam ahead Just over a year since construction began on Phase One of HS2, how far has the project progressed, is it still on track and what innovative technologies are being used? By Tom Austin-Morgan » Read More

19/01/2022 Concrete goes green Health risks from acid rain, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and nitric oxide are often attributed to concrete production, while CO2 emissions and climate change impact are also cited. But is the industry’s image now on the up as it ... » Read More

19/01/2022 Diesel alternatives Plant operators are moving away from conventional diesel-powered equipment and into alternatives; but the reasons for this change are varied. Some want to reduce their carbon footprint for reasons of corporate social responsibility ... » Read More
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