Light work for lighting beams and indoor cranes

The maximum extension/retraction speed of e-spool power is 1.2m/s, says energy chain specialist igus

Brakes are the ‘smallest on the market’

Warner Electric has developed a range of spring-set holding brakes. Mathieu Ruault reports

Reliable hydraulics thanks to high-quality connection technology

To ensure the greatest possible functionality long-term, corrosion-resistant and precise connection technology is indispensable. Harald Pott reports

Damping for increased stability

Barry Blair explains how Integral Squeeze Film Damper technology differs from conventional dampers

Ready-to-fit, self-contained housing units

FAG Black Series housing units from Schaeffler are direct replacements for many Far Eastern equivalents

Increasing efficiency and reliability between chain and sprocket

Physical interaction between chain and sprocket can have a profound effect on the performance of the entire drive system

Belt drives: offering alternatives for machine tools

David Clark explores the advances that belt drives present to users and designers of machine tools

Strengthening the weak link in the chain for asphalt pavers

Chain and sprocket set specifically designed for Material Tranfer Device

Programmable proportional amplifier for stationary hydraulics

The output current strength has a wide range of adjustment, as has the dither frequency, with the result that the amplifier can be customised to suit a wide range of valve types and applications

Offset adjustment for energy chains with floating tow-arm

Suitable for a variety of applications, includining ‘ship-to-shore’ container cranes where the system can accommodates for play in the trolley wheels and rails

New multi-million dollar alternator production facility

Cummins Generator Technologies announces new production facility for Stamford P8o alternator range

Advanced bearings cut life costs of dry vacuum pumps

Bearings are key components in dry vacuum pumps – their reliability and operating life have a significant effect on pump operating costs. Nick Dowding discusses how bearings can play a pivotal role in reducing whole life costs of dry vacuum pumps

Bakery saves €27,000 per year with new bearings

Producer was experiencing failures every six weeks with approximately 36 bearings being replaced every year

Bearing design for electric motors

Tony Synnott explains how bearing design is affecting electric motor performance and reliability

Surface coatings protect bearing elements

Coatings can be used in applications that impose particularly high demands on corrosion protection.

Optimum damping through hydraulic resistance

Hydro bushings offer more driving comfort than traditional bush bearings



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