On February 9 2017, there was an article that was posted by Bearing.com which talks about how SKF South Africa is working to help an OEM customer reduce and cut down their lead times. This occurred because the customers were unhappy with the length of time they had to wait for certain items to be delivered. Because of this, it was only natural that the customer work with SKF bearings.
For the customer’s earthmoving equipment needs, SKF suggested that they use the Speedi-Sleeve. This Speedi-Sleeve uses a stainless steel material which can be described more in depth by the journalist.
“[The Speedi-Sleeve] uses a proprietary stainless steel material and manufacturing process giving an optimized seal counter-face surface that minimizes wear on both the sleeve and sealing lip. The contact surface is wear resistant. Imperceptible lubricant pockets enable the lubricant to reside on the sleeve and thereby prevent dry running of the sealing lip that otherwise can create excessive wear.”
SKF South Africa is a company that has been headquarted in Witfield, Boksburg, Gauten since 1914. The company provides bearing solutions, sealing solutions, lubrication systems, and a whole variety of asset management services and mechanical engineering in order to assist their customers. SKF South Africa is ISO9001:2008, ISO 140001, and OHSA 18001 certified. The company uses the philosophy of Board Based Black Economics Empowerment Act (BBBEE). The company has a title of a level 7 contributor in BBBEE.
Schaeffler is growing its line of rolling bearings by introducing Generation C to the existing line of FAG bearings. FAG bearings are most commonly used in electric motors, electric power tools, pumps, fans, household appliances, and two wheel vehicles. The line will expand with product improvement, new production lines, and increased logistic capabilities.
Two new concepts to the FAG ball bearings have been introduced. The first being a new Z-type seal to reduce the loss of grease by 20% and reduce contamination by 30%. The second is an optional ELS lip seal that is ideal in situations where the ball bearing receives an axial load (motorcycle wheel bearings) to reduce friction and increase robustness. All together, improvements have increased durability, decreased friction, and increased value for ball bearing customers. Factories are prepared to implement the design features as they also increase production capabilities.
Over the next few months Schaeffler will expand its production lines by over 100%, doubling the output from then newest factory in Yinchuan China. The highly autonomous factory will be strictly adhering to ISO quality standards with a dedicated quality control team and routine inspection. The state of the art plant has multiple wash stations throughout the production line to ensure contamination free ball bearings. Quality is a top priority of Schaeffler during this expansion of the FAG ball bearing line. Factories in Portugal and India will also be ramping up production, making an optimized supply chain another top priority of Schaffler’s.
Schaeffler will be setting up a new central logistics distribution center in Germany to join the existing locations in Sweden and Southern Italy. The goal is to provide customers in Western and Eastern Europe prompt and reliable delivery.
A new member has joined the PEM family of lock nuts known as Type SL. These steel self-clinching locknuts by Penn Enginering use the TRI-DENT locking system to keep mating screws from loosening due to forces such as vibration, heat cycling, and other disruptions. The lock nuts meet 3 cycle locking performance and lock to the threads of mating screws. Type SL locknuts can also have screws removed without damaging the locking threads.
The TRI-DENT locking technology is ideal for thin metal assemblies where a standard lock nut runs the risk of vibrating off. SL locknuts install permanently into metal sheeting and lay flush with the outer hull. They never have to be tightened, and will never fall out after integrating with host metal. They are much more reliable and cost effective compared to chemical methods and affixed patches. PEM SL lock nuts can save you money by reducing maintenance cost as well as reducing the number of steps during assembly.
PEM lock nuts are installed with a press by squeezing the locknut into a properly sized mounting hole. The force embeds the lock nut into a metal sheet by stretching out the clinching ring. The clinching ring will only project on the inner side of the sheet—leaving the outer surface smooth. Once in place the lock nut is permanent, and ready to lock with prevailing torque against mating screws.
The prevailing torque feature is an ideal solution in preventing hardware from loosening. The unique design feature that increases the contact area between mated threads, thus increasing the force required to tighten and loosen the nut. Prevailing torque also prevents threads from more easily loosening with an increased axial load.
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On February 16 2017, there as an article published on Aerospace Technology that talks about how Pratt & Whitney, the United Technologies subsidiary, is planning to invest over $380m into aircraft engines at the production facility which is located in Columbus, Georgia in the U.S.
This $380m will be used to increase the production of parts and maintenance services as well as working on research and development in order to cut the costs of existing Pratt & Whitney Engines and well as new engines.
Along with the influx of new parts and maintenance, they will build a 200,000 square foot facility that will be used to overhaul Geared Turbofan Engines.
Here is what Chris Calio, the commercial engines president of Pratt & Whitney has to say about the facility.
“We're investing heavily in our Columbus facility to support the increased production and services planned for our F135 and GTF engines. This investment will help ensure that we have the appropriate infrastructure, tooling and trained workforce in place to provide the best products and services to our customers worldwide. The tremendous support we receive from the community and state have contributed to our success in Georgia.”
Pratt & Whitney also have plants in Connecticut, Texas, Florida, West Virginia, and Maine.
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