Global Bearings celebrates 15 years of successful Partnership

In 2011 Global Bearings and Transmission Limited of Bromsgrove were very proud to announce becoming Bosch Rexroth official sole UK linear motion sales partner. This year, Global Bearings and Transmission Limited, celebrates 15 years in this partnership with Bosch Rexroth, further cementing an already, successful partnership. Bosch Rexroth is recognised for its high quality linear motion products, ranging from linear modules and actuators, profiled rail guides, ball screw assemblies, to a multitude of ball bushings and shafts. Global Bearings offer 25 years of experience in the linear motion marketplace and provides accurate alternatives to THK, SKF,INA, amongst other leading brands, which benefit from the in-built interchangeability of individual components within the Bosch Rexroth range of products. Gordon Reeves, Linear sales manager of Global Bearings and Transmission Limited explains, “It has been a pleasure to do business with Bosch Rexroth over the last 15 years, and we look forward to the next 15 years continued success!” and concluded; “With our highest ever stock levels in our Midlands warehouse, and a new computer link direct with Bosch Rexroth UK and Germany, we can now offer an even faster and efficient service to our customers.” Global Bearings’ customers can benefit from a full manufacturer’s warranty and joint technical expertise when purchasing through an authorised sales partner of Bosch Rexroth. Together with Bosch Rexroth, Global Bearings Limited, can assist with, and supply products, from inception and design stages right through to component replacement requirements for future service and repair operations....

igus dry running linear systems

The output of highly complex nappy production lines at Ontex Mayen has tripled over the past few years without any investment in new machines. This has been made possible by ensuring that the production line runs with virtually no downtime, as well as to continual improvements made on the production process. In addition, set-up times have been reduced significantly. The necessary flexibility when changing to different formats is guaranteed by various linear bearings from igus, which fulfill all manufacturing requirements. The drylin bearings are designed to operate in rough and dirty conditions, working 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Ontex Mayen is the European leading manufacturer of hygienic disposable products in the private label sector, offering a wide range of products for baby, feminine and adult hygiene. At one of its plants, 11 lines exclusively manufacture all sizes and variations of babies’ nappies which are sold worldwide. Each nappy production line is approximately 60 m long and produces and packs approximately 1,000 nappies per minute, that’s around 17 nappies per second. The throughput time for one nappy is about two seconds and between six and eight million nappies leave the factory every day. Nappies always have to be easy to change, leak proof and gentle to babies’ bottoms! Nappies differ depending on customer requirements and various raw materials, percentages or compositions are used. Some customers want their nappies to be perfectly white, while others want a colourful product. “However, the requirements are always the same, nappies always have to be easy to change, leak proof and gentle to babies’ bottoms!” says, Thomas Heege, Head of Industrial Engineering...

igus dry-running linear and rotary bearings help cameras to fly!

Aerial Camera Systems (ACS), the world’s leading supplier of specialist camera systems to the film and television industries, has found products from igus, an expert in cable carrier systems and plastic bearings, to be the ideal choice for demanding applications in a wide range of tracking camera systems. ACS has been using igus products for more than 20 years, during which time it has found them to offer exceptional reliability even in the toughest of operating environments. ACS develops and supplies specialist camera solutions for an exceptionally wide range of applications including, for example, systems that operate from helicopters and from tethered helium balloons. Among the company’s most popular products, however, are the ACS railcam systems, which essentially comprise a track-mounted camera that can be moved at high speed and with great precision – these systems can be ground based or ‘flown.’                               This arrangement means that the cameras can be used either to closely follow the action in a sporting event, or to provide dynamic and engaging views of subjects that are inherently more static, such as stage performances by singers and groups. ACS rail camera systems are currently in great demand by both film and television producers and the company’s long and impressive list of credits includes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as well as prestigious television shows such as The X Factor and Dancing on Ice. The design and manufacture of high-performance rail camera systems presents many engineering challenges. To meet the needs of today’s users, the systems have to be...
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