Solid Lube: Improve Safety, Increase Uptime & Reduce Costs in the Food & Beverage Industry

November 26, 2020 by SLS & Timken

While you might guess that a steel mill or rock quarry presents the steepest challenge to reliable machine operation, the reality is that food and beverage plants rank among the toughest environments for rolling element bearings.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

How Can I Identify the Correct V-Belt Type?

November 09, 2020 by SLS

It will always be an annoyance to try replacing something without knowing exact models needed for purchase. This is especially true with flexible belts in transmission when there’s the need for a specific V-Belt.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

The Safe Operation of Hydraulic Tools | SLS Bearings

October 15, 2020 by SLS

At SLS Bearings, we take safety very seriously and always encourage our customers to read the user manual to their hydraulic tools carefully before operation. In addition, we have compiled this easy-to-read guide on how you can safely operate hydraulic tools.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

Maintenance Tips to Reduce Wear and Extend Conveyor Chain Life

September 23, 2020 by SLS

Conveyor chain systems have been improving efficiency for production companies for over 100 years. They save manufacturing facilities time and resources and cut labour costs through the automation of manual production operations.  While they’re running smoothly, the business prospers and can meet its production schedules and deadlines.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

3 Essential Tips to Keep Hydraulic Tools Healthy

September 15, 2020 by SLS

Almost everyone has experienced the power of hydraulics simply by riding in or driving a car. There are many areas where hydraulics play a role in industrial power, as it joins mechanical and electrical power as the world’s leading systems. Hydraulic power tools stand out as some of the best because of their efficiency. They are especially powerful systems for supporting industrial business where load requirements can have quick and dramatic shifts.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

V-Belt Code Guide: How to Read V-Belt Numbers

September 02, 2020 by SLS

A machine with two shafts definitely needs to transmit power from one shaft to the other. In other to carry out this task seamlessly, the use of power transmission devices such as chains, gears, and belts, in particular, are adopted. Of all mentioned means, one is highly flexible, seamless, effective, and also an efficient power transmission device, which is popularly known as V-Belt.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

Linear Automation Solutions: Packaging in Motion

August 28, 2020 by SLS & Ewellix

  Under pressure to improve productivity, agility and resource utilisation, the packaging sector is turning to advanced automation solutions. Its secret weapon? High precision electromechanical linear motion.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

How to Know When It is Time to Replace Your Roller Chain

August 11, 2020 by SLS

Knowing when to replace your roller chain is an important part to your power transactional process. This is because wear and tear at any point of the roller chain (also known as a drive chain or conveyor chain) will cause damage to other components of the process such as the cogs, sprockets or pins.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

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

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