What Are Pneumatic Actuators and Why Do We Use Them?

July 28, 2020 by SLS & Festo

If you haven't got a clue about what pneumatics are and how a pneumatic system works, make sure you check out the "Introduction to Pneumatics" post here  as we'll be diving deeper into one of the major components that make up a pneumatic machine- Pneumatic Actuators in this article.  Everybody encounters an actuator at least once a day at home, at work or just out and about. We've mentioned pneumatic actuators in our previous blog, but only very briefly. Indeed, actuators provide a movement[...]

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

5 Reasons Why Predictive Maintenance is Important for Electric Motors

July 14, 2020 by SLS

What is predictive maintenance for electric motors? Predictive maintenance programs use condition-monitoring tools and testing systems within the motor to track the equipment’s performance. Sensors installed in the electric motors stream real-time data into a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and identify areas that need attention. Monitoring devices on electric motor   Monitoring the motor while it’s in operation assists the detection of potential defects, allowing repairs and[...]

categories: Predictive Maintenance, Service, Product- Non-Bearings

Linear Actuator: A Key to Factory Automation

June 24, 2020 by SLS & Ewellix

  Smarter, more flexible and more functional, Industry 4.0 enabled automation is more accessible than you think Around the world, factories are betting on the potential of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things to unlock a new wave of productivity, profitability and growth.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

4 Myths About Pneumatics- And One Key Advantage

May 14, 2020 by SLS & Festo

  High wear, costly maintenance, high energy costs- there is a whole series of myths perpetuated about pneumatic actuators, which make it appear less advantageous as an actuator technology than other alternatives. In some cases this has to do with misconceptions or outdated calculations. In other cases it is because disadvantages that play a role in certain applications and industries are transferred to the specific case. That is why a closer look is always worthwhile: what exactly is the[...]

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

An Introduction to Pneumatics

March 31, 2020 by SLS & Festo

Back in the days, pneumatics have for some considerable time been used for carrying out the simplest mechanical tasks. However in more recent times it has played a more important role in the development of pneumatic technology for applications such as robotic and automation. But before we delve into pneumatic technology, some of you might be wondering.. what exactly is pneumatic? How does a pneumatic system work?  And where can we use pneumatics? Without further ado, let us get down to it.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

Why Automatic Lubrication Systems Are a Must on Today's Machinery?

August 28, 2019 by SLS & JSG

      In our previous post, we've talked about the importance of lubrication and the different ways of lubrication as well as how sound lubrication practice saves money. To succeed in a competitive marketplace, machinery is pushed to its maximum productivity level. This trend in output production makes protecting your machinery absolutely vital. This is where an Automated Lubrication System (ALS) comes in. For our second installment, here is a guide to the reasons why Automatic Centralized[...]

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

Why Do O-Rings Fail? Here Are the Most Common Reasons

March 26, 2019 by SLS

O-rings are one of the most common seals used in equipment design because they are reliable and have simple mounting requirement. While these type of seals are often inexpensive, their failure can lead to significant amount of loss in production, downtime and maintenance costs. Therefore, it is important to look out for early warning signs and understand the various types of common O-Ring failure to prevent any unwanted damage or cost during critical operation. Here are 5 of the most common[...]

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

Making the Best Use of Your Grease Gun

February 12, 2019 by SLS

Choosing the right grease for your bearings is essential to prevent premature failure, but let's not forget the importance of grease guns too.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

The SKF Advantage: Vibracon Chock for Easy, Quick & Accurate Mounting

January 14, 2019 by Keith Goh

SKF Vibracon chocks are permanent, strong and re-usable machinery mounting chocks that are designed for easy, quick and reliable installation of primarily- rotating machinery. The chocks accommodate the angular difference between machine and the mounting base eliminating expensive machining of the base or extra work of installing epoxy resin chocks or steel shims. The self-leveling capability combined with the height adjustment feature eliminates the possibility of a soft foot during first[...]

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

Sound Lubrication Practice Saves Money

November 29, 2018 by SLS & JSG

Lubrication is the control of friction & wear by the introduction of friction reducing film between moving metal surface that are in contact. The function of lubrication is to: Reduce friction Prevent wear Protect equipment from corrosion Prevents entry of contaminates

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

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