Thursday, January 25, 2018

See Our Agricultural Bearings in Action at the World Ag Expo 2018


This isn’t just an exposition; it’s a tradition. The year 2017 marked its 50th anniversary and the line-up for World Ag Expo 2018 is looking as strong as ever.

World Ag Expo continues to be a marketplace and a celebration of all things ag. Visitors are likely to find whatever it is they need at this year’s show. They can explore the latest breakthroughs in agricultural machinery, post-harvest equipment, and biotech advancements.

What to Expect at World Ag Expo 2018

From February 13 to 15, 2018, the International Agri-Center in Tulare, California will host 1,600 exhibitors. Suppliers and progressive agri-businesses from all over the country will display the latest techniques and products aimed at increasing farm yield.  

The 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space will be jam packed with people hungry to bring innovation to agriculture. Leaders from heavy weight agri-focused companies will be in attendance, looking for ways to promote sustainability in their operations.

The free seminars will provide insights that farmers, dairy workers and ranchers will find invaluable.

PEER Bearing at Booth 4500 Pavilion D

For those in the market for long-lasting, reliable agricultural bearings, PEER Bearing will be exhibiting at Booth 4500 Pavilion D.

PEER agricultural bearings, featuring our patented sealing technology will be on display. Our bearings have an unmatched anti-contamination capability which defies abrasive dust, fertilizer and water to last longer than competing products. Check it out for yourself as PEER performs against our competition in a side-by-side mud slurry test.

Additionally, PEER offers bearings interchangeable to common industry sizes as well as customizable solutions for extreme application needs.

To learn more about the products we’ll have on display, feel free to contact us for more information. We’d also love to meet you at the show!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wrapping Up a Strong Year at PEER Bearing


2017 was a year filled with activity and growth at PEER Bearing. We launched new products and services, attended major industry events, and took part in community-centered initiatives. It’s hard to identify our top highlight from the year, so instead, here’s a round-up of some of our accomplishments.

New Releases at PEER Bearings

PEER Mower Deck Spindle

Mower deck spindle assemblies are vital components in landscaping equipment. We wanted to find a way to increase the life of these spindles for long-lasting performance. Since contaminants and debris are a common problem, we applied TURFXTREME seal technology and specialized shaft and housing components to block this contamination. We also adjusted the materials used to provide greater strength to the housings.

SER Insert Bearings

To keep up with heightening demand for conveying equipment, PEER released new features in[MP1]  our SER Bearing products. We’ve included premium seals to extend the life of bearings, customized seal options for different applications, industry standard sizes for interchangeability, and more. Our mission[MP2]  was to provide a superior bearing product to reduce conveyor downtime, thereby improving productivity in industrial facilities.

FLEXWORKS Center

Sometimes, companies require a custom bearing solution and with a limited production run. It can be difficult to find a supplier willing to work on this type of project, so PEER Bearing introduced our FLEXWORKS Center to fill this need. We are able to modify in-stock products to match our customers’ requirements, providing speed and flexibility in production.

Industry Trade Shows

AGRITECHNICA

This past November, PEER Bearing attended AGRITECHNICA, joining more than 2,800 exhibitors and 450,000 visitors in Hanover, Germany. The event brought together buyers and suppliers, and hosted an array of workshops and forums to discuss the latest technology trends in agriculture.

Farm Progress Show

In August, we attended the largest outdoor farm event in the United States, Farm Progress. This event featured lessons on mass grain harvesting with new equipment, and autonomous tractors to increase productivity despite the current skills gap in agriculture.

Expo Pack Guadalajara

Earlier this summer, we traveled to South America for Expo Pack Guadalajara in June. It brought together material handling companies and professionals to discuss the latest products and trends. As an exhibitor at the show, we explained the benefits of our ball and roller bearing systems in the material handling sector.

World Ag Expo 2017

Way back in February PEER Bearing attended the 50th installment of the World Ag Expo. We exhibited our AGXTREME range of products, with a particular focus on TILLXTREME and SEEDXTREME. These lines are designed for demanding jobs with continuous operation. In the farm sector, where the skills gap has led to labor shortage, it’s important for equipment to keep up the pace and minimize downtime.

Community Engagement

Customer Service Week 2017

To celebrate Customer Service Week in 2017, we planned a week-long event that kicked off our annual Giving Campaign. There were a number of activities that fundraised for the General Funds of Community Health Charities and United Way. We also hosted a Disaster Relief Lunch to benefit the United Way Hurricane Relief Fund and the Mexican Red Cross. For our employees, the event provided many teambuilding opportunities while allowing us all to give back to our communities.

We’re grateful for the many opportunities that presented themselves this past year, and look forward to seeing what 2018 has in store. We already have some exciting announcements in the works, so check back throughout the year to see what we’re up to.


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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New SER Insert Bearings Designed to Maximize Conveyor Productivity


As more automated systems find their way to the factory floor, conveyors are seeing heightened demand. Conveying systems are built to move bulk products more efficiently from one place to another.

Robotic systems are now designed to handle just about any task at the plant, with limited intervention necessary from employees. Conveying equipment makes this all possible. It is a vital component in manufacturing and distribution centers, and conveyor uptime is critical to maintaining production.

To keep these systems running smoothly, reliable components such as bearings are required. PEER Bearing is meeting this need by introducing new features to our SER Bearing products. Advances to our range include:

·         Premium seal extends bearing life and provides greater contaminant resistance

·         Available in various seal options to fit your specific application requirements

·         Nylon retainer for improved misalignment capability

·         Industry standard sizing designed to be interchangeable with other industry offerings

This is just a sampling of the improvements we’ve introduced to our SER bearing line. Our goal is to improve the functionality of our products and reduce customer downtime due to maintenance. This also serves as a cost reduction in the long term.

SER bearings are commonly used in bulk handling systems, agricultural machinery, intelligent conveyor systems, unit handling conveyors, and belt conveyors.

Learn more about these conveyor bearing offerings by contacting your local PEER Bearing representative. We look forward to discussing your needs.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Join Us in Celebrating Customer and Community Service Week 2017!


No business could survive without the support of its customers. In recognition of this fact, Customer Service Week aims to celebrate customers while reaffirming our commitment to service. This year, Customer Service Week runs from October 2-6, 2017, and PEER Bearing has planned a week-long schedule of events to  mark the occasion!
PEER employees excited to give back!
At PEER, there is no better way to celebrate than by kicking-off of our annual Giving campaign and volunteer outreach. We are committed to creating meaningful change in the communities we serve through philanthropic efforts and community development activities. PEER supports programs that help make our global communities better, stronger, and more vibrant places in which to live, work, and do business.
This year, we’ll be starting with Penny Wars on Monday, October 2nd, with proceeds going to the General Funds of Community Health Charities and United Way. This will be a competitive week-long fundraiser among our teams, with the winning team receiving a pizza party! Other events planned throughout the week include a Disaster Relief Lunch with proceeds benefiting the United Way Hurricane Relief Fund and the Mexican Red Cross, games such as BINGO and a scavenger hunt, and volunteer opportunities.
Our aim is to show our appreciation to customers and staff members while giving back to those who need it most. One of our core values at PEER is Teamwork, and the Customer Service Week events we have planned all support the teambuilding initiative.
To learn more about the plans we have in store for Customer Service Week, or to inquire about donating to one of our worthy causes, please call 1-800-433-7337 for further information.
Getting everyone together to celebrate service!
 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Gearing Up for the Largest Outdoor Farm Event in the U.S.


As a manufacturer of a wide range of bearing solutions, agriculture is a big industry for us. This year we will be attending the Farm Progress Show 2017 from August 29-31. We’re excited to learn more about the latest in farm technology and what’s new in the field of agriculture. This show is a great way to see what’s new, connect with others in the agricultural industry, and get our hands on the latest and greatest farming equipment.

 

Among notable trends, we’re hoping to learn more about new mass harvesting equipment for corn growers. We’ve seen reports on multiple companies designing new corn heads to provide mass grain harvesting. Some models have been developed that can accommodate any row spacing while driving the combine in any direction. This is an exciting innovation for corn growers, as it will improve efficiency in harvesting.

 

We’ve also been seeing more news related to autonomous tractors and other related farm equipment. This is a trend that we definitely see picking up in the future as more equipment goes high-tech for greater productivity. It also addresses the current skills-gap, which is a pressing concern as less young people are entering agriculture.

 


For these trends to succeed, it’s crucial for manufacturers to select the right parts for each product. Designers should take into account the lifespan of critical components, such as bearings, to keep equipment running smoothly. We have a number of maintenance free agricultural bearings that are ideally suited to for working in harsh environments. Especially for autonomous vehicles, having maintenance free bearing options can save a lot of time and money down the road.

 

Representatives from PEER Bearing will be roaming throughout the Farm Progress Show, taking a look at what’s new and exciting in this sector. If you’re going to be exhibiting, we’d love to stop by and take a look at what you’ve got to offer. Let us know your booth number on Twitter, and we’ll try to pay you a visit!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Keeping Up-to-Date with the Latest Trends in Material Handling


 
Material handling equipment represents an integral part of the supply chain of diverse industries for storage, control and movement of items, from the raw material stage to the distribution of finished products. The rising need for global production companies to automate operations, and foster flow of goods in an efficient manner is the key force driving growth in the material handling equipment market. According to a report from Global Industry Analysts, the global market for material handling equipment is projected to reach $134.8 billion by 2020, driven by the growing emphasis on production automation.

As technology continues to evolve in leaps and bounds, the integration of some of the latest tech is becoming a major part of our everyday lives. In the material handling industry, there is a constant push to be faster, more accurate, and more efficient.

Wearable Technology


While not a new idea in material handling, the evolution of wearable tech in recent years now allows the worker and warehouse to be more agile and functional than ever before. Wearable computers and headsets for voice picking have been in use for decades. However, the next-generation wearables, including smart watches and smart glasses, offer even greater agility.

Instead of a worker needing to scan material using a wrist or hand scanner, the glasses could scan a barcode when the worker looks at it, removing steps from the process. They can also be used to display items and quantities needed, removing the need for checklists while at the same time scanning items picked to ensure they are the correct item. Smart watches could talk to RFID tags in pallets, logging what is being moved. Instead of a worker needing multiple devices, these watches and glasses also incorporate microphones and earpieces, allowing the user to communicate or receive verbal communications while on the move.

The Internet of Things


Visibility and trackability has always been an area where retailers have aimed to improve, and as the Internet of Things grows, it provides incredible promise as far as improving these aspects. RFID tags allow improved tracking and monitoring, as well as improving the efficiency of picking and packing at the warehouse level. Real-time data can be analyzed to improve operations on the fly, instead of waiting for reports and summaries later.

We invite you to look at these and other trends, and to take in the latest in packaging and processing technology for Latin America and the world at Expo Pack Guadalajara 2017, running from June 13 through June 15. One of the largest expos of its kind, it will feature manufacturers focused on the material handling industry from around the world. Our team from PEER Bearing will be in attendance as well – come visit us at Booth 2530!

One of the major industries we serve at PEER Bearing is the material handling industry, producing ball and roller bearing systems that are reliable, efficient, and adaptable. Contact us to see how we can help meet your material handling needs, and make sure to connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest goings-on.