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Screw-driven linear actuator can be used with stepper motors

Hepcomotion is launching the PSD80 screw-driven linear actuator that is available with numerous options, making it highly versatile

Plain slewing bearings use self-lubricating polymer

Igus says its low-friction slewing bearings offer a number of advantages over conventional types with rolling elements

High-grade stainless steel improves bearing life

NSK says its new ES1 (Excellent Stainless Steel) bearing material can deliver five-times longer life in harsh operating conditions

High-precision, high-throughput, linear positioning stages

New low-cost PRO165LM high-precision linear positioning stages from Aerotech are designed for high-throughput industrial production and test applications

Wheel bearing uses novel spur gear tooth connection

An innovative production process has enabled Schaeffler to develop a new FAG wheel bearing that is 10 per cent lighter than conventional alternatives

Worm-type gear is low-cost alternative to conventional designs

Dynamic Automation is launching a worm-type gear reducer that uses low-cost screws rather than conventional precision worm gears

Low-cost right-angle planetary gearheads in NEMA sizes

Sterling Instrument is launching the S91..SREG.. series of low-cost right-angle EG planetary gearheads in NEMA sizes 17, 23, 34, and 42

Bearings with Peek cages suit demanding applications

SKF is launching high-performance ball and roller bearings with Peek cages that offer numerous benefits for high-performance equipment and machinery

Rolling bearings keep London Eye turning for 10 years

Firmly located on the shaft, the locating bearing has an outside diameter of 2.66m and weighs 6.3 tonnes

Magnetostrictive linear transducers are immune to noise

Gefran says its MK4-S and IK4-S magnetostrictive linear position transducers benefit from higher immunity to electromagnetic noise feature and increased performance

High grade guide rollers bear radial and axial loads in contrast to conventional bearings

Tough environments require special technical preconditions. This applies especially for heavy load guidance systems used, for example, in foundries and surrounding areas due to contamination and heat

Bearings to provide greater load-carrying capacity

Tony Synnott looks at developments in roller bearings used in pumps, compressors and wind turbines

Bearings last longer in harsh environments

New Dodge Ultra Kleen bearings benefit from sealing and lubrication innovations that help to extend the operating life in harsh environments

Linear bearings offer higher performance and lower noise

Thomson is introducing an enhanced design of carriage for its 500 series profile rail that offer lower friction and smoother, quieter running

European market for bearings to lag recovery seen in USA

A new report from IMS Research suggests that the European market for ball and roller bearings will not recover as quickly as that in the USA

Precision linear actuators are powerful yet compact

Thomson's new T60 Precision Linear Actuator delivers static loads of up to 10kN over a stroke length of 1.5m, yet its cross-section is just 75 x 60mm

Oil and vibration monitoring combined in one system

Schaeffler is launching a combined system for monitoring both vibration and oil contamination on heavy-duty gearboxes

Bearing technologies offer benefits for power transmission designs

Rotary bearings are integral to most power transmission systems and are therefore an area on which design engineers should focus when attempting to reduce product costs, minimise maintenance requirements and enhance reliability. Paul Stevens reports

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