Bearing Centre Blog

A Move Towards Eco-Friendly Bearings
Monday, February 17, 2020

In the past few decades, there has been a global shift towards greener, more eco-friendly business models. The growing amount of scientific evidence proves that industrialised nations are having a negative impact on the future health of our planet. This has put a fair amount of pressure on industrial companies to find cleaner solutions for their production methods.  ..

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Clamping Down On Counterfeit Bearings
Monday, February 03, 2020

As we’ve discussed before, fake or counterfeit products are an enormous problem in almost every market and unfortunately this issue extends far into the industrial market, particularly with bearings. Evidence proves that, despite various attempts to educate customers, counterfeit bearings continue to flood the market. This is a major concern. Fake products cause a potential safety risk for applications that rely on good quality manufacturing and materials to function correctly.  ..

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A Guide To Correctly Mount Your Bearings
Monday, June 17, 2019

Bearings are built to last and as such, they should outlast the life of the machine in which they function. So why does this rarely happen? Bearings are such an essential part of so many pieces of equipment and yet they are often the main source of the issue when a problem occurs. There are many reasons that bearings fail but one of the most common comes down to how the bearing is initially installed. Following this guide will ensure that your bearings are always mounted correctly, guaranteeing a longer lifespan for your bearings and your machinery. ..

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Suitable Bearings For The Food & Beverage Industry
Monday, May 20, 2019

The food and beverage industry is usually home to some of the harshest environments in which bearings need to operate. With machines that have many moving parts, the bearings found in this industry are important, everyday components. They also have to adhere to the strict safety regulations, designed for manufacturing processes that come into contact with edible products.  ..

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Answering Your Most Frequent Bearing Questions
Monday, May 13, 2019

As an industry leader in Africa, we are constantly receiving questions about bearings. And since bearings are the core of our business at Bearing Centre, we are passionate about answering every query as professionally and promptly as possible. To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a short list of the most popular questions that come through (usually related to the many industry acronyms in use), along with a clear, simple answer.  ..

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Protect Your Bearings From Corrosion
Monday, April 29, 2019

For bearings, corrosion is an often undetected and deadly enemy. While stainless steel and chrome steel bearings are designed to be resistant to corrosion, they are still vulnerable, particularly when stored incorrectly in harsh environments, where humidity and condensation can ultimately lead to rusting. Even the smallest exposure to chemicals, dirt and other contaminants, can increase the risk of corrosion and significantly reduce the life of your bearings. ..

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Bearings At The Heart Of Clutch Control
Monday, April 22, 2019

If you’ve ever driven a manual vehicle, you’ll be familiar with the process required to switch gears and apply power while the car is moving. But have you ever considered how the clutch, gear and power system in your car really works? And did you know, that at the very centre of every clutch operation is a particularly special component called a clutch release or throw out bearing? Let’s have a look at the function of this bearing in more detail. ..

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The Explorer Spherical Roller Bearing From SKF
Monday, March 25, 2019

Did you know that SKF was the first to bring the spherical roller bearing to market, back in 1919? The original design by engineer Arvid Palmgren is similar to the spherical roller bearing that is used today but since its invention, SKF has been continuously improving them for modern machines. Their range of sealed spherical roller bearings is now the widest on the market, and it’s the following unique features that give the SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings, such high performance.  ..

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Back To Bearing Basics
Monday, March 18, 2019

Bearings are the core of our business at Bearing Centre, but it’s been a while since we’ve focused purely on what these highly engineered, precision made components are and how they make our lives so much easier.  ..

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What You Should Know About Wheel Bearings
Monday, January 28, 2019

Why are wheel bearings so important? The simple answer is that they quite literally keep the wheels attached to your vehicle. When you consider the alternative, it suddenly becomes clear that we should all know a lot more about these often overlooked but vital components in our vehicles; how they function and, most importantly, how to prevent them from failing. ..

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