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Motors and drive systems in the water industry

Markus Kutny explains the benefits of improved motor efficiency and how to achieve lower running costs



Brakes use an electromagnetic coil

Unlike the brakes fitted to road-going vehicles, forklift brakes tend to require spring applied operation



Clutch drives forward hybrid transmissions technology

E220 electromagnetic clutch transmits high torque, high speed and high power from a diesel engine to an electric transmission system when the batteries begin to lose power



The evolution of industrial brake technology

Steve Powell tracks the evolution of industrial brake technology over the past 45 years, and highlights some of the key technical and commercial changes which have occurred



Benefits for all with lean manufacturing

Hamish Oag looks at the introduction of Lean Principles in a manufacturing environment and the benefits to both the business and the customer



Designing plastic extrusion equipment – protecting the key assets

With machines often having to manage changes in in-feed material the extrusion screw is liable to jam and so has to be protected by a torque limiting device



Designing plastic extrusion equipment – protecting the key assets

With machines often having to manage changes in in-feed material the extrusion screw is liable to jam and so has to be protected by a torque limiting device



Getting the most from heavy duty brakes

Steve Powell offers some advice on installation and maintenance to optimise the performance and service life of these very important systems



Energy savings for pharmaceutical production

Production processes that run 24/7 need reliable and energy efficient drive systems to maintain a cost effective process. Philip Crowe reports



Brakes are the ‘smallest on the market’

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



Backstop controls back running of inclined conveyors

RDBK is a centrifugally operated, lift-off sprag, high-speed backstop, equipped with integral torque limiter



Geared motors for marine applications

BF Series geared motor drives are use on perforated screens which are used in the wastewater treatment plants on larger marine vessels



Marine clutches and brakes: keeping their cool

Neil Wright assesses the requirements of modern marine clutches and brakes, which play such a crucial role in a variety of applications



Exploiting tidal power

Anthony George has been involved in engineering a number of offshore energy projects and offers some analysis on the real-world viability of these schemes



Power play

Robust and reliable power transmission and motion control products are vital to the global mining industry





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