ERIKS Expert Blog


At ERIKS, we apply our skills, knowledge and expertise to make industrial companies work better. Over the last 78 years, we've built up deep knowledge in the areas of Sealing Technology, Engineered Plastics, Flow Control, Hoses and Gaskets, Power Transmission and Maintenance and Safety. Now we're sharing our know-how with you through a series of industry-focused articles.

Featured guides

Read our comprehensive guides to learn everything you need to know about our product groups, from types and legislation to selection criteria, potential hazards and maintenance.

mechanical drives guide


Learn about the different types of mechanical drives, how they work and their individual parts.
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Safety in the workplace guide


Learn about the most common workplace injuries and how to prevent them with personal protection equipment (PPE).
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Learn about the most common types of bearings and their operation mode, maintenance procedures and frequent causes of damage.
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Hands arms safety


Learn about the different hazards affecting employees' hands and how to prevent them with safety gloves.
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Articles per product group

Articles about hoses

Industrial and hydraulic hoses

Hoses come in different types, sizes and materials, and each industry and application requires a specific type of hose. Learn how to choose the best products for your application, based on the conveyed media and system.

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Articles sealing technology

Sealing technology and o-rings

Seals are used for joining parts or systems together and preventing leakage, as well as for preventing dust from entering a system. Learn about the different types of seals and how to select the proper product for your application.

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Articles bearings

Power transmission and bearings

A bearing is an important part of a power transmission system. The material, the lubrication and the desired service life should all be considered when choosing a bearing. Learn how to select the best bearing for your application.

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Articles flow control

Pumps, valves and compressors

Looking for a pump, valve or compressor for the workplace? Read our articles and learn how to select the proper machine for your application and how to maintain your equipment.

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Articles about safety in the workplace

Safety, tools and maintenance

Learn about the different hazards that can occur in the workplace and how to protect your employees with proper protection equipment.

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Most read articles

Browse through our most popular articles to gain knowledge from industry experts.

Hoses repeat inspection
Is repeat inspection of your hoses mandatory?

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Choose right bearing
How do you choose the right bearing?

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Hoses for food industry
Which hose should you choose for foodstuffs?

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Industry glossary

The Industry Glossary covers the most common terms and abbreviations used in the industries serviced by ERIKS, such as primary industry, food and pharma, energy and transport industry or machine construction. Read the Glossary

Brand spotlight

SKF Food Line

With their new line of food-safe ball bearing units, SKF is raising the bar for the entire food and beverage industry
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Hose terminology


One-stop solution for best in class tools, safety and maintenance products
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Hose terminology


World leader providing dedicated skin care and hand hygiene solutions for over 80 years
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