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Liquid cooling halves component space

Steve Hughes explores the three key factors that make water-cooling beneficial to electrical engineers

Brakes use an electromagnetic coil

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

Cam clutch provides integral backstop for dual or tandem drives

Provides a combination of a centrifugal lift-off cam clutch and a coil spring torque limiter function BR-HT TL and TR

Wire race bearings with direct drive combine light weight and high dynamics

Applications include filling stations, pick-and-place machines for PCB assembly and initial prototypes of electric vehicles

Redesigning the gear

Graham Mackrell explains a new development in strain wave gearing

Food and packaging bearing material

Tribopolymer meets the requirements of FDA and EC directive 10/2011, achieving low wear rates

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

One-way roller clutches

Precision bearing manufacturer Schaeffler has seen an increase in demand for its one-way roller clutches, including applications on e-bikes (electric bikes) and motorcycles, as well as industrial applications in overrunning clutches for packaging machines and speed compensation devices for conveyor systems.

Bearings: plain by name, not by nature

Paul Mitchell explains why plain bearings are more interesting and valuable to design engineers than their name might suggest

Designing with hybrid bearings

If extreme speeds, temperatures and lifetimes interest you, then you’re at the right place. Erick Sloan writes an engineer’s guide to designing with hybrid bearings

Boosting log saw accumulator availability

Tsubaki provided a solution that increased availability, improved product quality, reduced maintenance costs and increased productivity

Global bearing demand to exceed $104bn in 2020

China will remain the largest bearing market in the world and will account for more than a third of total industry demand in 2020

Ensuring reliability of high speed trains

Schaeffler axlebox and gearbox bearings continue to ensure reliability of Hitachi Javelin high-speed trains

Gear range designed for ultimate gear integration

Precision gearing specialist Harmonic Drive UK has launched IridiumLine, a series of lightweight gears with an extremely large hollow shaft

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