Around 50 pages of information on bearing and gear reliability, problems and solutions, is given on Neale Consulting Engineers’ site: www.tribology.co.uk. Issues covered include cavitation, lubrication breakdown and fretting.
More gear and transmissions information is available on the British Gear Association’s website. Pages include research and technical information, as well as members’ information, at: www.bga.org.uk
Out to tender
Context, an electronic publisher, has around a dozen tender opportunities every day suitable for engineering design, the firm says. UK, European Union, European Economic Area and World Trade Organisation member calls to tender are listed, and updated five days a week, at: www.tenders.co.uk
Abssac shows a complete range of power transmission equipment such as rolled and ground precision ball screws and Heli-cal shaft couplings, on its new site at: www.abssac.com. There is an e-mail link for sales contacts.
IMI Norgren has a site with detailed information on 6,000 pneumatic control and automation products with a ‘search and select’ feature. A datasheet is produced and technical data and drawings are downloadable from: www.norgren.com
Materials handling firm Barlow has a site keeping firms up to date with developments from short-term hire to fleet management, at: www.barlow.co.uk
Details of National Training Awards, sponsored by the Department for Education and employment, are at: www.gov.uk/nta/index.htm