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.
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
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.
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.
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.