Mechanical Power Transmission

Mechanical Power Transmission

Disc Couplings target critical drivetrain applications.

June 14, 2016

Aligned to torque requirements of turbomachinery, Kop-Flex High Performance Disc Coupling 2.0 Series matches established English and Metric shaft sizes and is available in 2 reduced-moment styles: standard RZS and full-featured RMS, with interlocking flanges for additional safety in event of torque overload. Both feature minimum nominal bore capacity of 1.6–8.5 in., with max torque ratings of 12,000–1,880,000 lb-in. Max speeds range from 7,900 rpm for largest coupling to 34,300 rpm for smallest. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission, Optics & Photonics

Ametek HSC Adds Optical Laboratory, Fiber Optic Component Production and Testing Capabilities

June 13, 2016

Expands Its Leadership in Hermetic Optical Components for Harsh Environments ROSEMEAD, CA - As today's specialty optical components market expands into increasingly harsh environments in oil and gas, aerospace and industrial applications, there is a growing need for reliable hermetic terminations that are critical to reliable system performance. Single mode (SM) and multimode (MM) optical... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Geared Turbofan(TM) Jet Engine Featured at Sustainable Brands 2016

June 10, 2016

Sustainability Leaders to Learn of Breakthrough Improvements in Fuel Efficiency, Regulated Emissions and Noise Footprint SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2016 - United Technologies Corp., well known for creating smart, sustainable technologies for the building and aerospace industries, is showcasing Pratt Whitney's PurePower Geared Turbofan engine to attendees at this year's Sustainable Brands... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Mack Trucks Showcases Wrightspeed's the Route Powertrain at WasteExpo 2016

June 10, 2016

Mack and Wrightspeed highlight retrofitted Mack-Wrightspeed refuse truck LAS VEGAS - WasteExpo 2016 - At this week's WasteExpo2016, Mack Trucks, one of North America's largest manufacturers of heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, engines and transmissions, will demonstrate its continued commitment to product excellence by showcasing a highly advanced powertrain innovation, Wrightspeed's The... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Hybrid Motor exceeds NEMA Premium efficiency levels.

June 10, 2016

Utilizing hybrid motor design, RPM XE achieves efficiency performance 2–4 efficiency bands above NEMA Premium® efficient levels (IE3). Design specifically exceeds premium efficiency performance on sine wave power while meeting IE3 as combined motor and drive package. Along with technology that combines starting attributes of induction cage with permanent magnets, features include laminated finned frame construction. Available configurations include power dense and standard NEMA frame. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Motorized 3-Axis Gimbal Mount enables precise movement.

June 10, 2016

Along with 3 axes, each featuring 360° rotation and 10°/sec travel speed, AU300-XZ has rigid aluminum alloy frame that handles loads to 22.5 lb. Low-backlash worm gear drives as well as precision V grove and cross roller bearings for each axis enable 3.6 arc sec resolution as well as 18 arc sec repeatability and positional accuracy. Frame has 11.8 x 11.8 in. clearance for mounting lasers, cameras, optics, and instrumentation, and azimuth stage rotary table has 8.425 x 8.425 in. footprint. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Direct Drive Hollow-Shafted Motors deliver speed and accuracy.

June 8, 2016

Offering alternative to motor-driven mechanical arrangements, direct drive hollow-shafted motors increase speed and acceleration while promoting accuracy and response times for industrial processes. Move time may be reduced to <10 msec in applications appropriate for direct drive hollow motors. In addition to industrial automation processes, these products can also be made for such challenging environments as vacuum/space, waterproof/deep sea, and radiation resistant. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Self-Protected Motor Controllers protect multi-motor applications.

June 8, 2016

Series KTV7 combination motor controllers are intended for use with VFDs featuring output frequency of 400 Hz or less in multi-motor installations for such industries as food and beverage, material handling, and factory automation. With fixed magnetic trip and interruption ratings available up to 65KaIC at 400 and 480 V, these current limiting devices provide disconnect function for motor branch circuits, branch-circuit short-circuit protection, and manual (ON/OFF) switching. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Bronze Bearings have high-strength, self-lubricating design.

June 7, 2016

Able to withstand extreme environments, maintenance-free, M Series Enduralube bearings utilize Manganese bronze as base metal. This construction provides strength needed for use in applications that require higher than normal load bearing capabilities with slower rate of motion. Solid lubricant plugs provided necessary lubrication to keep bearings moving. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, HVAC, Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Standard Motor Products Releases 186 New Parts for Standard® and Intermotor®

June 6, 2016

NEW YORK - Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 186 new part numbers to its Standard® and Intermotor® lines. The release expands coverage through the 2016 model year covering more than 67.5 million additional VIO. SMP introduced 90 new sensors covering 23 million VIO. Highlights include 47 accelerator pedal sensors, 16 ABS speed sensors, 7 mass air flow (MAF)... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Motor (600 rpm) serves low-speed direct drive applications.

June 6, 2016

Available from 0.75&ndash;3 hp, 600 rpm versions of PremiumPlus+® Electronically Commutated Permanent Magnet (ECPM) motors are suited for directly driving larger-diameter fans at low speeds. Geometry allows use of ferrite (versus rare earth) magnets, and overall design contributes to energy conservation by eliminating maintenance and efficiency losses associated with belts and pulleys. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Compact Linear Positioner utilizes stick-slip piezo motor.

June 6, 2016

Able to be run in open- and closed-loop, 45 mm wide Q-545 comes in XY configurations. Self-clamping motor design, with holding force of 8 N and max velocity of 10 mm/sec, provides long-term power-off position-hold capabilities without need for brake. In addition to standard product variations with 0.5 and 1 in. travel, stages and drives can be customized for OEM production quantities. High resolution option with integral linear position encoder providing 1 nm resolution is available. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Ring Drive System delivers up to ±30 ArcSec indexing precision.

June 2, 2016

Along with precision grade bearing and drive mechanism in sealed housing, Compact Ring Drive (CRD) system features freely programmable, 3-drive design configurations that allow optimization for speed, torque, or both according to application demands. Roller pinion technology with integrated bearing and motor/gearhead deliver rigid, smooth system with zero backlash options from motor through driven load. Features also include up to ±5.1 ArcSec repeatability and 108 kN output load capacity. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Closed Loop Linear Stepper XY Stage integrates absolute encoder.

June 1, 2016

Low-profile LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M integrates absolute linear encoder into single-axis linear stepper motor stage to operate linear stepper motor as 2-phase brushless linear motor when coupled with H2W motion control electronics package. Able to run in horizontal or vertical orientation, this open type positioning stage uses H2W linear stepper motors to generate 6.0 lb of force with total stroke length of 12.5 in. (each axis). Use of 1.0 micron resolution encoder fosters precise positioning. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Automotive Aftermarket Parts include pumps, belts, and more.

June 1, 2016

Original Equipment (OE) quality automotive products include 255 new part numbers, which cover 6 heavy-duty water pumps for diesel truck applications, 300-psi working pressure Fiber Braid Lock-On Hose (5LOC) in 300 ft bulk reel and 50 ft packaging, and Variable Valve Timing Solenoids. Expanded SKUs also include RPM (Race, Performance, Muscle) Micro-V® belts, which utilize multiple adhesion gum layers and nylon reinforcement in EPDM compound. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

WEG Presents New Geared Motor Product Line

May 31, 2016

WEG presents the new WG20 geared motor product line, which boasts worldwide interchangeability along with extremely high efficiency and reliability, at this year’s Hannover Messe. WEG, a leading global vendor of drive technology, is presenting the new WG20 geared motor product line at Hannover Messe 2016. It includes helical, parallel-shaft and helical bevel gear units with rugged... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Rotary Bearings suit CNC turntable applications.

May 31, 2016

Featuring predrilled, evenly distributed holes and screws, YRT Series Rotary Bearings provide high axial and radial load capacity as well as high tilt stiffness and accuracy. Multidirectional load capability, along with high rigidity and high precision, make bearings suitable for CNC turntable applications. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Quarter Turn Electric Actuators combine usability and performance.

May 31, 2016

Supplied in NEMA 4/4X/IP67, powder-coated, aluminum alloy housing, HRS Series provides multiplication of motor power to produce compact torque ranges from 300&ndash;177,000 lb-in. Larger models feature epicyclic transmission system, and clutch-free manual override system provides full-time override capabilities during powered or un-powered events. Features include on/off or proportional control (2&ndash;10 Vdc/4&ndash;20 mA inputs and outputs), integrated local control stations, and visual position indicators.<br /> 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

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