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

Needle roller bearings: 60 years and still evolving

Typical applications for caged needle roller bearings are gearboxes, automotive power transmission systems

Hydraulic-class electric cylinders

MP-Series heavy duty Electric cylinders offer greater flexibility than their hydraulic counterparts

Lube for Life pillow blocks extend life of linear bearings

Thomson is introducing Lube for Life self-lubricating linear bearing pillow blocks that offer the advantages of freedom from maintenance-free and extended operating life

Linear pofile guide rail brakes deliver high holding

Nexen's latest spring-engaged/air-released brakes provide a very high clamping force, yet they achieve this without having any effect on the bearing surfaces

Electric actuators: alternative to pneumatic cylinders

Tolomatic ERD actuators deliver forces of up to 334N at speeds of up to 1016mm/s, with the user having control over the speed, acceleration and thrust

Hard chrome plates linear bearings are corrosion-resistant

Hepcomotion's hard chrome plated LBG linear ball guides are said to be an economical alternative to stainless steel units for use in harsh environments

Wider range of standard cam clutches now held in stock

Tsubaki is not only extending its range of cam clutches, but its standard models are now available from stocks

USB Isolation: strong enough for medical applications

Medical systems require at least two independent isolation systems to protect patients and personnel

Only a few weeks left for OEMs exporting to the US

Time is running out. Energy Independence and Security Act becomes law in December. Are you ready for the consequences? Robin C H Cowley reports

Ovoid gearboxes offered with low-cost absolute encoders

Rotalink's ovoid-style gearboxes are now available with a choice of single- or multi-turn absolute encoders that use non-contact magnetic sensing technology

Linear guides feature patented bearings

Thomson is introducing 413 series linear guides with ball-guided profile rails, patented recirculating bearings and integral lubrication pockets

Compact cubic screw jack offered in 140million configurations

Power Jacks says its new C-Series compact cubic screw jacks have been designed so that customers can configure them to match the application requirements

Novel roller bearings offer high load ratings and low friction

Schaeffler's new roller bearing has a sheet steel cage to give a higher load capacity than conventional caged bearings and lower friction than full-complement bearings



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