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Mechanical backlash: how much is too much?

It is probably a natural reaction to assume that backlash is a bad thing which needs to be designed out of every engineered system. The reality isn’t so simple, as Ian Carr explains.



Two-speed gearboxes bring flexibility to machine tools

Getting the most out of machine tools means providing the ability to process a range of different materials and to be able to perform both high and low speed cutting. Ian Carr describes how two-speed planetary gearboxes allow the cutting edge power of modern machine tools to be fully realised



Planetary gearheads – their time is now

As industry becomes more automated and robotised the need for high precision gearboxes in machinery and plant engineering grows. Ian Carr explains how planetary gearheads have precision and power designed into them.



How to specify simple, reliable and adaptable screw jacks

Ian Carr explains the key considerations that should be made when specifying screw jacks



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