Mechanical Power Transmission

Mechanical Power Transmission

Ejector Tie-In System accelerates IMM ejector coupling, release.

July 22, 2016

Intended for 1,500+ ton injection molding machines (IMMs), Smartflow® 3 in. FasTie® Quick Ejector Tie-In System offers max ejector force per knock-out position of 15 tons. Accelerated ejector coupling and release supports SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) practices and reduces mold change times in most IMMs. Couplers reside on press ejector plate, while molds in storage may be equipped with pull studs. Couplers and pull studs connect mechanically and release using 80–100 psi shop air.
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Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Non-Industrial Products, Transportation Industry Products

Thomson Provides Motion Control Products for Student Tractor Design Competition

July 20, 2016

RADFORD, VA – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, was a silver sponsor of this year’s International Quarter Scale (IQS) tractor design competition of the American Society of Agricultural Biological Engineers (ASABE).  In this annual event, engineering students design and build garden-sized tractors and then compete in a variety of... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Pratt & Whitney Signs Deal for Up to 64 Engines; Split Order Between PurePower® Geared Turbofan(TM) and V2500® Engines

July 18, 2016

FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW - Pratt Whitney today signed a deal for PW1100G-JM and V2500 engines to power up to 32 A320 family aircraft with an undisclosed leasing company. The PW1100G-JM engine is offered by Pratt & Whitney. The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney, a division of United... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Software, Transportation Industry Products

Middle East Technical University Leverages VABS to Accelerate Design of Composite Wind Turbine Blades

July 14, 2016

North Logan, Utah (USA) - AnalySwift, LLC, a provider of efficient high-fidelity modeling software for composites and other advanced materials, announced today Middle East Technical University (METU) is leveraging its powerful VABS software to accelerate design of composite wind turbine and helicopter rotor blades. METU has used VABS for a variety of projects in its Department of Aerospace... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Moving Voice Coil Actuators have miniature form factor.

July 14, 2016

At 0.735 in. long with 0.40 in. OD and 0.10 in. stroke, NCM01-04-001-2IB moving magnet voice coil actuator generates continuous force of 0.10 lb and peak force of 0.30 lb. Unit utilizes hardened shaft and sliding contact bushing and is suited for oscillatory motion. At 0.36 in. long with 0.44 in. OD and 0.13 in. stroke, NCC01-04-001-1X moving coil voice coil actuator generates 0.06 lb continuous and 0.18 lb peak. Plastic bobbin prevents damping forces otherwise caused by metallic bobbin. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Inline Planetary Gearbox limits lost motion.

July 13, 2016

Available in 6 frame sizes with nominal torque ratings from 15–900 Nm, SPH Flange Gearbox has single piece steel housing and ring gear machined directly inside for maximum stiffness. Helical gears are precision cut and ground for quiet and smooth torque transmission with standard backlash rating of <3 arcmin or <1 arcmin reduced. In addition to dynamic and cyclic applications, gearbox can be optimized for high speed and continuous duty applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

Standard Motor Products Releases 213 New Parts for Standard® and Intermotor®

July 12, 2016

NEW YORK - Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 213 new part numbers to its Standard® and Intermotor® lines. The release spans 49 product categories and expands coverage through the 2016 model year with more than 100 million additional VIO. SMP continued to make expansions to its diesel program, with the introduction of a diesel fuel injection harness, diesel fuel... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Siemens to Supply 141 Turbines for Major Wind Power Plant in New Mexico and Texas, USA

July 11, 2016

  • Broadview Wind project with a combined capacity of 324 megawatts
  • Siemens Financial Services Division to provide loans for the project
  • Project expected to supply about 180,000 average U.S. homes
Siemens has contracted with Pattern Energy Group LP to deliver, install and service a total of 141 wind turbines for the Broadview Wind project. Broadview... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

High-Torque Tooth Clutches drive/hold large loads.

July 8, 2016

Size 80 and 100 high-torque tooth clutches, available as air-engaged, spring-released or spring-engaged/air-released models, include 45 versions in multiple bore sizes. Also available in flange- and pilot-mount versions, these nickel-plated, enclosed clutches are suited for use in wet or dirty environments. IP55 protection is ensured when equipped with rotary seals. At 80 psi, models 5H80P and 5H100P offer respective torque ratings of up to 65,500 and 90,000 lb-in. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Siemens Expands Portfolio with 8 MW Offshore Wind Turbine

July 7, 2016

  • New offshore SWT-8.0-154 turbine with up to 10% higher AEP based on existing offshore direct drive platform
  • Direct drive SWT-3.3-130 onshore wind turbine passes type certificate from DNV GL
Siemens’ direct drive wind turbine technology for offshore and onshore wind turbines reaches the next development milestone: The latest addition to the offshore direct... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

XY Piezo Nanopositioning, Scanning Stage offers 1800 µm travel.

July 5, 2016

Meeting needs of micro-assembly, beam guidance, photonics, and optical metrology applications, PIHera P-620.2 to P-629.2 direct metrology stages are driven by PICMA® piezo ceramics and offer positioning accuracy of 0.02%. Flexure-guided piezo positioning stages offer vibrationless motion, virtually unlimited resolution, and accelerated response. Excluding rolling elements, there is no bearing rumble to affect uniformity or straightness of motion. Resolution is down to 0.1 nm. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Planetary Gearbox offers reduction ratios up to 1000:1.

July 1, 2016

Available with 18 standard ratios from 5:1 to 1000:1, PL7300 planetary gearbox produces optimal yield torque and promotes extended life in diverse applications. Specifications include 950 lb-in. max output torque, 5,000+ hr rated continuous duty life, and up to 95% efficiency. In addition to 2 standard output mounting options, product is available in right angle options. Standard NEMA 23 or 34 mounting and customized mountings and output shafts are available. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Schaeffler Supplies Key Components for New Panama Canal

June 30, 2016

Bearing Solutions for the Project of the Century The newest of what are now three channels in the Panama Canal eliminates a bottleneck for global commercial shipping. Schaeffler has supplied more than 3,400 rolling bearings for the lock technology and for water management. PANAMA CITY, Fla. and SCHWEINFURT, Germany, June 27, 2016 - After a nine-year construction period, the new, third... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

Reinforced Isolated Amplifier expands performance, lifespan.

June 30, 2016

Available in 5.85 x 7.5 mm SOIC package, AMC1301 helps engineers design accurate systems without having to compensate for DC and temperature drift errors. Offset drift is 3 µV/°C over -40 to +125°C range, and working breakdown voltage – 1,000 Vrms for insulation barrier lifetime of 64 years min – exceeds VDE0884-10 requirements. Used for shunt-based current sensing in high-voltage equipment, this product exhibits 200 uV max offset error, 0.03% linearity, and no relevant lifetime degradation. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Stepper Stage offers 2 axes of coordinated motion.

June 30, 2016

Run in horizontal or vertical orientation, closed loop LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M series integrates absolute linear encoder into single-axis linear stepper motor stage to operate linear stepper motor as 2-phase brushless linear motor. Linear stepper motors STS-0620-R generate 6.0 lb with total stroke length of 12.5 in. for each axis, and 1.0 micron (absolute) resolution encoder allows precise positioning. Also, use of absolute encoders eliminates need to use home position sensors. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

IKO's CRBF Crossed Roller Bearings Reduce Power Consumption Visit IKO at IMTS, East Building, booth E-4752

June 29, 2016

Parsippany, NJ – IKO International's CRBF Crossed Roller Bearings will be on show at IMTS on booth E-4752. These specialized bearings feature a space-saving design, with rollers alternately crossed at right angles between inseparable inner and outer rings. Because the rollers make inline contact with the raceway surfaces, elastic deformation under load is minimal. Bearings can... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Miniature Voice Coil Actuators

June 29, 2016

H2W Technologies offers miniature versions of both our moving coil and moving magnet voice coil actuators.  Additionally, we offer custom designed solutions to meet your application specifications. H2W has built its smallest moving magnet voice coil actuator (NCM01-04-001-2IB) to date, with an outside diameter of 0.40 in [10 mm and a length of 0.735 in [18.8 mm.  It has a stroke of 0.10 in... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

Integrated Electronic Brake System is lightweight and compact.

June 29, 2016

To promote driving comfort, MK C1 reduces pedal vibrations and ensures driver always feels same force-path characteristics in pedal. Unit integrates brake actuation, brake booster, and control systems (ABS and ESC) into compact braking module. While able to build up braking pressure at rates to fulfill pressure dynamics requirements for ADAS, electro-hydraulic MK C1 also meets requirements for recuperative braking system without any additional measures. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Outboard Engines combine output power and regulation compliance.

June 29, 2016

Covering 150–200 hp range, Evinrude E-TEC G2 models 150, 150 HO, 175, and 200 are optimized for delivery of torque and fuel efficiency as well as regulated emissions reduction. Motors, available with integrated Dynamic Power Steering and i-Trim (intelligent trim system), promote handling confidence and performance at any speed or in any sea conditions, and steering mechanisms in mid-section simplifies rigging for clean transom. Pushbutton automatic winterization is also standard. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Brushless Motor and Drive Package delivers up to 610 lb-in.

June 29, 2016

Available with 200 Watt (¼ hp) or 400 Watt (½ hp) motor, BMU Series features flat speed torque curve, compact design, and digital speed indicator. Motor rated at 200 W is available in 100-120 Vac input and existing 200-240 Vac input, while 400 W model produces approximately 40% more starting torque and provides 100% more continuous running torque. Offered in inch or metric geared output shafts, package includes 9.8 ft motor cable. Read More