All posts by Tara Hamid

A journey from innovation to perfection

Ever since Dr. Georg Schaeffler first invented caged needle roller bearings over 70 years ago, the bearings have found extensive applications in a range of industries. While commonly used for power transmission in the automotive industry, needle roller bearings are also used extensively in the building material manufacturing sector; including for manufacturing power tools, machine … Continue reading A journey from innovation to perfection

Sealing the deal with NTN triple-sealed bearings

It’s not uncommon for machinery in building material manufacturing to be exposed to large amounts of dust or water splashing. Be it in cement production plants, brick kilns or steel mills, heavy air-borne dust and high humidity can greatly impact the bearings’ performance. That is where Tony Tormey, Product Manager for Industrial Bearings at CBC, … Continue reading Sealing the deal with NTN triple-sealed bearings

Keeping hydraulic systems ‘happy’ with lubrication best practices

Hydraulic systems are the lifeblood of every industrial setting, regardless of the size or complexity of the operation. Steve Keown, CBC’s National Product Manager for Lubricants, says the life of the hydraulic system is primarily tied to the life of the oil. “High performance Synthetic Fluids that provide extended drain intervals, system cleanliness, maximum component protection … Continue reading Keeping hydraulic systems ‘happy’ with lubrication best practices

Get a grip on energy bills with the right belt drive

The cost of energy in manufacturing building materials is a major contributor to the overall cost of the product. Steve Hittmann, National Product Manager at BSC, says upgrading from wrapped belts to raw edge cogged belts is a low-cost option to achieve higher energy efficiencies in drive systems. “Unlike wrapped belts, the raw edge construction does … Continue reading Get a grip on energy bills with the right belt drive

Keeping fasteners locked tight in high moisture applications

Vibrational loosening is a common contributor to equipment fails. And in water and wastewater applications, the risk of fasteners coming apart is further exacerbated by the amount of moisture in the environment. According to industry specialist Michael Rowe, who is the Product Manager of Adhesives and Sealants at BSC, the combination of vibration and moisture … Continue reading Keeping fasteners locked tight in high moisture applications