Mechanical Power Transmission

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

ABB Highlights High Performance Wind Technologies at AWEA Windpower 2016

May 26, 2016

New Orleans, Louisiana – Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS), microgrids, control systems and grid integration solutions on display to help wind developers and operators across the wind value chain leverage new technologies from source to socket. ABB, the wind industry’s leading technology solutions provider, is unveiling new wind farm applications and best practices at AWEA... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Offset Couplings Ensure Constant Speed at Connection Locations - They Ensure Accurate Registration for Roll Forming, Paper Converting, Printing and Similar Applications

May 26, 2016

They Ensure Accurate Registration For Roll Forming, Paper Converting,  Printing And Similar Applications Plymouth, Minnesota: Constant speed couplings improve registration and system accuracy when machine function requires driven shaft offsets. Using Schmidt Offset Couplings from Zero-Max, these couplings provide machine designers with a proven method to ensure constant speed at both ends of... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Automation Delivers 75% Energy Savings for Extrusion Application

May 26, 2016

For many manufacturing plants, the opportunities to achieve savings on energy consumption are plentiful. Businesses consider options ranging from simply adopting best practice in terms of switching off energy sources when not required, to making significant changes to machinery. Maintenance personnel are often the individuals tasked with making the savings. However these teams often come up... Read More

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

MD Anderson and Varian Expand Relationship with Acquisition of TrueBeam Systems

May 26, 2016

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has announced The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center signed an agreement to acquire six TrueBeam™ linear accelerators. Scheduled for delivery over the next 24 months, the six TrueBeam systems will be added to the 24 Varian linear accelerators already treating patients at the cancer center. "We have been able to deliver... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

BTI Upgrades Conveyor System for Cooling Plastic with Stainless Steel Belt

May 26, 2016

AGAWAM, Mass. – Belt Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of stainless steel metal belt conveyor systems and retrofits. Recently, the company provided an upgrade to a customer who was using a conveyor system to process extruded plastic strands. "The client was originally using mesh metal belts, which met their heat-resistance requirements but left unsightly marks on the end product... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Electric Press Brake is available with 40 ton capacity rating.

May 26, 2016

Designed to bend parts at speeds up to 59 ipm, Dyna-Press 40/15 Plus compact electric press brake features 60 in. working length, precision 4-axis back gauge, and TOUCH-B 15 in. touchscreen CNC control. Latter facilitates setup and 2D creation/3D simulation. Coupling of electric ram and servomotors via 2 heavy-duty ball screws distributes force and tonnage evenly across working length, and ergonomic design features front support table that lets operator work in seated or standing position. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Volvo Penta Supplies Tier 4 Final Engines for Wiggins Lift Company

May 23, 2016

(CHESAPEAKE, Va.)  Wiggins Lift Company, Inc. has chosen Volvo Penta as the preferred OEM supplier of EPA Tier 4 Final diesel engines for its line of industrial material handling machines. The California-based company deployed its first fork lift with a Volvo Penta six-cylinder TAD870 engine for stevedoring operations at Port Hueneme, Calif. Recently, the company delivered new marina... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Power Transmission, Test & Measuring Instruments

Voice Coil Actuator Kit accelerates prototype development.

May 23, 2016

Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) Developer's Kit includes 6 actuators with ODs from 32–113.8 mm, force performances from 15.56–1,512 N, and total strokes from 6.35–31.7 mm. Designed to facilitate prototype building for those unfamiliar with VCA technology, kit provides all necessary components to build operational actuation system. Built-in feedback sensor and programmable controller with MotionLab Software runs on user’s local PC, and sample programs are included. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission, Plant Furnishings & Accessories

Custom Enclosures protect wireless torque sensors.

May 20, 2016

Designed for WISER 2030-S wireless torque sensors, Custom-Built Remote Enclosures protect remote unit and Li-Poly battery from damage due to debris. Enclosures accommodate wide range of shaft diameters and can be attached with 1- or 2-hose clamps. Made of plastic with high impact strength, enclosures consist of black base and red cover for remote unit and white cover for battery. Base is available in 3 sizes with heights of 15, 16.5, and 18.5 mm for shaft diameters from 19 mm to >60.3 mm. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission, Robotics

BENZ IMTS Booth to Feature Advanced German-Engineered Tooling Products

May 19, 2016

HICKORY, N.C. — BENZ Inc. will present several tooling systems during IMTS 2016 (International Manufacturing Technology Show), September 12–17 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Showing in Booth W-2445, BENZ will feature its LinA broaching tools, crown gear technology for heavy-duty machining, adjustable angle heads for machining difficult angles, and production-enhancing modular quick-change... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

Electric Vacuum Pump for Brake Systems helps reduce car emissions.

May 19, 2016

Providing on-demand brake-system vacuum for high-efficiency gasoline engines, diesels, and turbo-/super-charged engines as well as hybrid or full-electric powertrains, UP5.0 meets vacuum requirements for brake boosters under demanding applications. Functionality helps car makers meet emissions marks while satisfying consumer demand for brake-pedal feel and performance. Increasing vehicle fuel efficiency 0.2&ndash;0.4 mpg, use of this pump can result in CO<sub>2</sub> savings of up to 2 g CO<sub><font size="2">2</font></sub>/km. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

AC Motor Output Filters increase service life, reliability.

May 19, 2016

To increase service life and system reliability, FN5060 dv/dt filters protect AC motors from destructive effects of peak voltages and inrush amps. Design does not employ capacitors or resistors, which facilitates installation. Reducing high-output dv/dt from IGBT motor drives and eliminating over-voltages caused by line reflections on motor cables, products offer typical dv/dt reduction by factor of 8&ndash;12. Filters suit loads up to 760 Vac, 30&ndash;1,200 A, and motors up to 60 Hz. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

National Bearings Designs and Manufactures Custom Bearing with One Way Ratcheting and Audible Indicators

May 18, 2016

A leading tool manufacturer required a bearing that would allow one-way ratcheting, be compact in size, and make an audible “clicking” sound to signal the end user that the drill bit was tight in the chuck. In addition, the bearing had to be designed for precise and cost-effective manufacturing at high volumes. National Bearings was challenged with creating a bearing that included aesthetic... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Siemens to Provide Long-term Service for New Panda Hummel Station Power Plant in U.S.

May 17, 2016

Siemens has been awarded a 23-year long-term service and maintenance agreement for the upcoming Panda Hummel Station, a 1,124 megawatt (MW) combined cycle power plant in Pennsylvania. The customer is Panda Power Funds, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The new agreement includes coverage of scheduled maintenance activities, program management, and parts for the plant’s three SGT6-5000F gas... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Positioning Stage uses self-locking principle.

May 13, 2016

Measuring 35 x 35 x 15 mm and driven by ultrasonic piezo linear motor, Model U-521 can be integrated into industry and research applications, including automatic micromanipulation, positioning of samples, or when adjusting optical components, such as objectives and camera lenses. Unit offers speeds up to 200 mm/sec with low inertia that allows for dynamic start-stop behavior with settling times in milliseconds. Integrated optical linear encoder provides position feedback with 100 nm resolution. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Direct Drive Rotary Servo Motors provide 3-160 Nm torque.

May 13, 2016

Suited for demanding OEM and end-user applications, Series PM-DD includes 13 models covering 5 frame sizes of 135, 175, 230, 290, and 360 mm. Motors provide rated speeds of 150 and 200 rpm with accuracy of ±30 arc sec and repeatability of ±1.3 arc sec. Equipped with 20-bit, BiSS-C absolute encoder, motors are suited for robotic, indexing table, and inspection equipment applications. Read More

HVAC, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Schaeffler Experts Present, Exhibit at CTi's 10th Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives Symposium and Exhibition

May 11, 2016

10th International CTi Symposium TROY, Mich. - The International Car Training Institute (CTi) is shifting into the next gear for its 10(th) annual Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives Symposium and Exhibition. As a lead sponsor for the sixth year, Schaeffler will discuss market-specific trends, the company's advanced transmission solutions, as well as exhibit its key transmission... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Inductive Linear Position Sensors suit factory automation.

May 10, 2016

Featuring contactless operation, Model LR-27 has 6 ranges from 1&ndash;8 in., while Model LRL-27 has 5 ranges from 10&ndash;18 in. Units feature 1.05 in. diameter anodized aluminum housing sealed to IP67. Radial cable exit version comes with swivel rod eye ends, while axial termination versions utilize M-12 connector or 1 m cable. Operating from variety of DC voltages with choice of 4 analog outputs, sensors are suited for solar cell positioners, robotic arm position feedback, and packaging equipment. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Custom Rigid Shaft Couplings solve mating problems.

May 9, 2016

Available in 1-, 2-, and 3-piece designs, Stafford Custom Couplings can be made from steel, stainless steel, and aluminum with various bores to solve range of mating and mounting problems. Dual-keyed couplings feature axial and annular keyways to transmit torque while retaining lateral motion. Offered in sizes from 1/8 to 6 in. ID, couplings can incorporate different sized round, square, and hexagonal bores for step-up or -down mating of unequal, unsupported shafts and include mounting flanges. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Precision Linear Stage handles payloads up to 22 lb.

May 9, 2016

Available with travel ranges of 1, 2, and 4 in. and velocity to 0.8 ips, Model L-406 delivers smooth motion with minimum incremental motion and repeatability down to 0.2 microns. Recirculating ball bearings ensure optimized guiding accuracy with minimum backlash. Compact DC servo motor with gearhead is offered for high torques and resolution, while 2-phase direct-drive stepper motor delivers higher velocity. Mounted on motor shaft, integrated rotary encoder sensor provides position feedback. Read More