Bearings combine benefits of stainless steel and solid lubricant

NSK is now offering stainless steel pillow block and flanged bearing units with Molded Oil solid lubricant technology

Rotary stages offered in manual and motorised variants

LG Motion is offering the LGR range of precision rotary stages in manual and motorised versions for payloads of up to 500kg

Shaft couplings now available in carbon fibre

Bibby's Torsiflex shaft couplings for large equipment are now being manufactured from carbon fibre to reduce weight and boost performance

Metering valves cut lubricant consumption by 25 per cent

Schaeffler's RUE-E linear guidance systems can be fitted with metering valves that ensure adequate lubrication without wasting lubricant

Redesigned ball bearings deliver improved performances

Schaeffler is launching the Generation C FAG deep-groove ball bearings that offer 35 per cent less friction and 50 per cent less noise

Motor bearings benefit form lower friction

Schaeffler's Generation C ball bearings for electric motors have 35 per cent less friction, which helps to achieve higher motor efficiency

Precision non-ball lead screws and custom nuts

Kerk lead screws can be designed to self-lock and prevent back driving, unlike traditional ball screws

Magnetic clutches provide non-contact power transmission

Misumi is introducing non-contact, low-wear, TM magnetic clutches for applications where particle generation must be minimised

Electric cylinder is compact and versatile

SMAC's new CAL36 high-performance and cost-effective electric cylinder provides users with independent control of position, speed and force

Chains suit food and beverage applications

New Flexon Flat Top chains and Modular Belts from Iwis are aimed primarily at conveying applications in the food and beverage packaging industries

Hybrid vehicles: low-torque ball bearings

NSK Ltd claims a 50–65 per cent improvement in frictional loss compared with conventional bearings

Planetary gearheads boast high capacity and quiet operation

Thomson's new Xtrue planetary gearheads are offered in a wide range of sizes, torque capacities and reduction ratios, all offering high performance and low noise

Ball bearings: cut friction by up to 65 per cent

Designed specifically for use in hybrid vehicles such as the Toyota Prius, NSK's low-friction ball bearings reduce frictional losses by 50 to 65 per cent

Heavy-duty slide carries cantilevered loads with ease

Techno's improved Heavy-Duty Slide 2 handles heavier cantilevered loads and offers the additional benefit of longer travel with shorter overall lengths

Electric actuators are an alternative to pneumatics

Festo's new family of high-performance electric linear actuators benefit from linear motor and air bearing technologies

Jacking system helps salmon up river

Raises and lowers the complete 'salmon ladder' so that the water velocity can be adjusted for river conditions

Magnets offer alternative to mechanical gears

Magnetic components are the norm in electric motors and non-contact drive couplings, but new developments could see magnets taking the place of mechanical gears in power transmission systems

PTFE bearing materials last longer

New formulations of FDA-compliant PTFE-based bearing materials from Quadrant are claimed to offer better wear performance than competitive grades



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