Mechanical Power Transmission

Mechanical Power Transmission

Low-Voltage Motors afford flexible deployment.

March 5, 2015

With outputs from 200–1,600 kW and shaft heights from 315–450 mm, Simotics FD motors offer modular concept for flexible and optimized adaptation to individual applications. Modular structure provides flexibility to choose between air and water cooling or self and forced ventilation, while diagonally divided terminal box can be rotated in 90° steps and is sized to facilitate connection. Design features cooling ribs integrated directly in stator core in rectangular gray cast-iron enclosure. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

Integrated Drives feature synchronous reluctance technology.

March 5, 2015

Combining Simotics reluctance motors and Sinamics converters, Integrated Drive Systems offer efficiency in full and partial load range. Reluctance motors, available with aluminum or gray cast-iron enclosure, cover output range from 5.5–30 kW. Sinamics G120 converter incorporates vector control designed specifically for reluctance motors. Identification of pole positions prevents jerking movements of drive on activation, while flying restart enables synchronization with running motor. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Positioning Stage delivers backlash-free motion.

March 5, 2015

Building on rack-and-pinion design, ServoSpline™ employs drive mechanism that provides backlash-free motion and simplified control. Product provides simple motion commands and positions stage in x- and y-axis by independently driving 2 splines. In addition to facilitating deployment/implementation, design ensures zero backlash and extended wear properties to provide engineers with reliable stage. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Precision Gear Reducers have compact, integrated design.

March 4, 2015

Maximizing torque-to-weight ratio and tilting rigidity, TwinSpin® G-series combines trochoidal gear arrangement with heavy-duty radial thrust bearing system each unit. This removes need for separate powertrain load support mechanics. Trochoidal gear contact profile provides ~50% simultaneous meshing, ensuring high torque transmission and backlash-free performance in precision motion control. There are 8 frame sizes with nominal ODs from 75–200 mm and rated torque from 34–950 Nm. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Gas-Powered Engines feature lithium-ion electric starting.

March 3, 2015

Available exclusively on Cub Cadet lawn mowers, InStart® lithium-ion starting technology, combined with ReadyStart® Starting System, requires no priming, choking, or rope to pull. Battery fully charges in 1 hour and provides up to 75 starts, enough starts for entire mowing season. With rapid recharge, 10 minutes of charging can provide up to 20 starts. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Lawn Mower Engine never requires oil change.

February 25, 2015

While operators need to check oil level and add it as necessary as well as keep up with regular scheduled maintenance, EXi Series never requires oil change. This engine, available on several lawn mowers, starts within 2 pulls and incorporates starting system (ReadyStart®) that does not require any priming or choking. While air filter that does not require any tools to change further facilitates maintenance, fuel neck is angled toward operator and sized to aid fueling. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Polynoid Linear Actuators replace air cylinders.

February 24, 2015

Providing forces up to 100 lb, acceleration to 1 g, and speeds to 90 ips, Polynoid Linear Actuators consist of electrically operated, open loop AC linear induction motors that deliver constant force over entire stroke. Units can run directly off of 115/230 Vac line voltage or with adjustable frequency drive. Direction of travel is reversible by switching 2 of 3 leads. Suited for limited duty cycle applications, actuators offer optional built-in electronic brake for end holding. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Rear Axle helps increases fuel economy with downspeeding ability.

February 20, 2015

With ratios of 2.31 and 2.47, FUELite+™ 6x2 rear axle features laser welded design that reduces weight and improves durability of components. Suspension fit design, compatible with T-type and industry-standard yokes, offers gross combination weight ratings up to 140,000 lb and has DualTrac™ housing that supports single or dual tires. Driver-controlled differential lock maximizes traction in unfavorable driving conditions; automatic differential lock at higher speeds is also available. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Material Handling & Storage

Electric Chain Motor is avilable as 2-ton, single-reeved unit.

February 20, 2015

Along with 10 mm, zinc-plated Star Grade load chain, 2-ton single-reeved CM-ET Lodestar® models have 5-pocket lift wheel for optimized chain engagement. Design facilitates access to components for inspection/repair, clutch located outside of load path prevents overload conditions, and lifetime grease-lubricated gear box eliminates need for oil changes. While weight facilitates transport and rigging in entertainment applications, motor may also be used in industrial lifting applications. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Servo Motors increase machine tool accuracy and quality.

February 20, 2015

Respectively, QSY 260B and QSY 260C EcoDyn series offer stall torque of 85.0 Nm and 120.0 Nm, rated power of 12 or 10.8 kW and 16 or 14.4 kW, rated torque of 57.3 or 507.1 lb-in. and 76.4 or 676.2 lb-in., and rated current of 21.5 or 19.4 A and 28 or 25.2 A. Synchronous motors offer low torque ripple for speed stability and positioning accuracy. Rotor moment of inertia enables max acceleration and high load inertia. Rated speed is 2,000 min-1 in EcoDyn mode and max speed is 3,000 min-1. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Spring Applied Brake operates over wide ambient range.

February 18, 2015

Able to serve as emergency brake as well as holding brake, BXR safety brake produces 3.688–40.566 lb-ft brake torque, operates over ambient temperature range of 14 to 104°F, and comes in ODs from 3.287–7.280 in. Profile helps conserve space and weight in designs. Initially designed as safety brake for robotic arms, brake features internal springs that compress disk and hold rotational motion when power is disengaged from coil. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Flange Couplings have no wear parts.

February 18, 2015

Suited for heavy-duty applications, RfN 5571 Series is equipped with shrink discs and can be integrated into machines without any heating or cooling. High torque units are slip fit and come with either hexagon-head or hexagon socket-head cap screws. With backlash-free shaft-hub connections and elimination of additional components such as keyways or shims, couplings are suitable for mining applications, general gearbox designs, and plant manufacturing. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

Single-Phase Soft Starter reduces startup current but not torque.

February 17, 2015

Reducing startup current while providing full start torque, SureStart soft starts single-phase compressors/motors and automatically adjusts to cover 1.75–7 hp range. Housing facilitates installation, and cover allows access to internal wiring lead terminals. Along with terminal block that uses flat-blade screws for lead connection, features include diagnostics; double-insulated, flame-retardant enclosure; and software that enhances starting capabilities in unsteady voltage conditions. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean

Compact AC Drive conserves energy in elevator applications.

February 16, 2015

Suited for new elevator drive installations and modernization projects, Quattro® AC Cube is all-in-one, regenerative, clean power elevator drive that maintains minimal harmonics and meets building power requirements. All drive- and regeneration-related power control components, including line and motor contactors, harmonic filters, and fusing, are integrated into space-constrained package. Voltage boost feature supplies additional voltage for operation. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Precision Hollow Shaft Stage comes in NEMA 23-compatible package.

February 13, 2015

Customizable, precision, hollow bore, direct drive servo motor system has NEMA 23 footprint and scalable encoder paired with precision bearings. This rotary stage enables automation and OEM engineers to add hollow shaft precision stage and realize precise positioning and smooth motion. Suited for fine positioning applications, product supports multiple options for encoder resolutions as well as choices between higher torque ULT or smoother UTS slotless motor technologies. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Hybrid Motors provide motion control for high-throughput machines.

February 11, 2015

Targeting builders of high-throughput production machinery, TSM step-servo motors use closed loop feedback and control technology to optimize torque, dynamic response, and operational efficiency. There are 36 models available, and each all-in-one motor/drive solution combines features of step motor and servo system. All models include pulse/direction options, fieldbus options, and stored program options. NEMA size 17 and 23 options are also available. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Squeeze Handle Actuator targets entry doors.

February 10, 2015

Made of corrosion-resistant materials and tested to 40,000 cycles, Model AC-50 is suitable for rugged outdoor environments. Unit enables ergonomic one-handed squeeze actuation and features curved profile specifically designed for mounting on rounded surfaces, such as steel tube. When combined with R4 Rotary Latches and AC Cables, AC Actuators create complete system that provides secure, remote latching for both interior and exterior applications. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Mechanical Power Transmission

Combination Drives offer optical and HDD storage.

February 9, 2015

Sapphire Combo Blu-ray/HDD and DVD-RRW/HDD combine optical and hard drive storage into one package to address situations requiring addition of optical storage capability or external storage to computing devices via eSATA or USB 3.0 connection. Both models let users play movies or access data stored on all optical media as well as burn video/data onto DVDs or CDs. Snap-In Mobile Rack allows any 3.5 in. SATA HDD to be added or removed from Sapphire drive, and encryption capability is optional. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Weldable Shaft Collars, Couplings promote design options.

February 9, 2015

Available in ANSI 1018 steel and weldable stainless steel, Stafford Weldable Shaft Collars and Couplings let users add such diverse mechanical and structural components as brackets, cams, lever arms, mounts, pins, and rods. Stafford Weldable Shaft Collars and Flange Mounts, available in 1- and 2-piece as well as hinged styles, come in ¼–6 in. bore sizes, while Weldable Shaft Couplings come in ¼–2 in. bore sizes. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Electric Linear Actuator Slide enables flexible system design.

February 6, 2015

Along with other PHD electric and pneumatic solutions, Series ESFX linear slides can combine to create any system to meet multi-axis Cartesian robot/system requirements. Rigid frame promotes support and strength, and heavy-duty versions are available to provide additional bearing support for demanding load and offset applications. This saddle type actuator also offers Your Motor, Your Way for configuration of motor mounting plates for diverse motor manufacturers. Read More