Bushings for Record-Breaking Miniature Steam TrainThe team that was awarded the Guinness World Record in 2017 for the longest distance covered by a miniature steam train is setting its sights on improving its record. Keyser Locomotive Works, together with the Pietermaritzburg Model Engineering Society, in South Africa, was able to cover 330 km in 24 hours in its record-breaking attempt, which outstripped the previous 1994 record of 269 km covered in 24 hours. It did so for a number of reasons, one of which was the self-lubricating Vesconite polymer bushings that were fitted to the connecting and coupling rods.
Comparing Disc and Bellows CouplingsFor the past 30 years or more, designers of highly dynamic servo drive systems have been turning to bellows couplings to optimize the stiffness, inertia, and smoothness of rotation in their coupling applications. When it comes to torsionally rigid couplings, the stainless steel bellows wins in all three categories. So why use servo disc couplings?
Engineering, Manufacturing & Mechanical Components for 70 Years
For devices that require reliability, high-quality and precise performance engineers depend on SDP/SI components and engineering expertise. Standard parts, including gears, timing belts, pulleys and vibration & shock absorbing components are offered for immediate need. Download product specs, 3D CAD models and white papers. Partner with us for custom solutions.
Zero Room for Gear Drive Failure Aboard This Ship
For more than 125 years Philadelphia Gear has delivered mission-critical performance and reliable support for the U.S. Navy, even 1000’s of miles offshore. Click to see what “Philadelphia Gear dependability” looks like.
Spiroid Produces Greater Gear Torque in Less Space.
When failure is not an option, Spiroid Gears step in. Our gear solutions are depended on and used in nuclear power plants, commercial jets and national defense systems. We produce greater torque in less space with reduction flexibility and positive backlash control. Spiroid’s skew-axis, high torque gears enable world-class power density.
Concentric Maxi Torque Bushing System
Custom Machine and Tool Co. Inc.’s patented keyless hub/shaft connection device allows for precise component positioning and tight runout control. The Concentric Maxi Torque has superior features and benefits compared to other connection systems such as keyways, pins, set screws, clamp collars and other tapered shaft locking devices.
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Etel Offers IL+ Motors for Electronics and Semiconductor Manufacturing
Etel, a direct drive motor manufacturer of the Heidenhain Group, now offers updated ironless linear motors optimized for electronics and semiconductor manufacturing. Called the IL+ product lines, these motors are offered in the same profile as Etel’s previously established ironless linear motors but now specially re-designed to allow for increased performance to benefit these two industries.
ABB and B&R Launch Fully-Integrated Machine-Centric Robotics Solution
B&R, a unit of ABB’s robotics and discrete automation business, announced the integration of ABB robots into its automation portfolio. With the ability to offer unprecedented levels of machine flexibility and precision, merging robotics with machine control into one unified architecture will enable manufacturers to embrace the trend of mass customization and optimize their lot size one processes.
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