Mechanical Power Transmission

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When the Industrial(TM) Label Matters - Deutsche Windtechnik Discovers the Pitfalls of Commercial Grade Equipment

March 24, 2016

NASHVILLE, TN – While many forms of raw renewable energy are free and seemingly infinite, the equipment needed to collect, process and transport the energy is not. With many wind farms located in difficult to reach offshore and hill-top locations, where wind can be harvested without physical interruptions, it is imperative to invest in infrastructure products that are able to withstand... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Hy-Mag Circuit Breaker is offered with recessed paddle actuator.

March 22, 2016

Designed for precision operation in OEM markets requiring general-purpose as well as full-load amp applications, A-Series hydraulic-magnetic (Hy-Mag) circuit breakers are available with visi-rocker or paddle actuators. Sealed toggle actuator style suits harsh environments, while optional rocker-guard and push-to-reset bezels help prevent inadvertent actuation. With 1–6 poles and 0.02–50 A... Read More

Green & Clean, Mechanical Power Transmission

Brake Motors operate in fixed or variable speed applications.

March 22, 2016

Based on IMfinity® induction motor, Leroy-Somer FFB Brake Motors withstand severe stresses encountered in handling applications. Units offer total control of noise level, for both pick-up and engagement, as well as optimum control of application and release. Available in frame sizes 71–160, motors are sized for dynamic braking, and are based on failsafe operation. Products feature... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Velmex BiSlide® Pan and Tilt System Used on Several Shots for Oscar Nominated Anomalisa

March 18, 2016

Dick Kaneshiro, an owner of Velmex positioning systems for stop-motion photography, recently completed camera work on the film Anomalisa. The film, nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Film category, was shot in part using a camera rig Kaneshiro designed and comprised of several Velmex BiSlides Stages and Rotary Tables. In additional to rotating movement through the Rotary Tables, the rig... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Small Profile Belt Drive Actuator solves automation issues.

March 17, 2016

LEZ 1 (Automation stick), driven by 9 mm HTD belt, has max speed of 1.5 m/sec and can be ordered without motor or with either 50 Ncm stepper motor or 160 Ncm stepper motor with 2:1 belt drive. While 44 x 30 mm cross section and standard travels from 153–2,853 mm accommodate use in tight spaces, 70 mm wide carriage facilitates mounting of objects. Slide comes standard with limit... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Components and Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

BWD Automotive Releases 197 New Part Numbers

March 16, 2016

NEW YORK - Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 197 new part numbers to its BWD® engine management line, covering domestic and import vehicles. The BWD line expansion features more than 60 million additional VIO with new key category coverage through the 2015 model year. BWD® added 110 new parts to its diesel category, including several new product categories and... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

Driver Amplifier offers high gain over wide bandwidth.

March 11, 2016

Featuring frequency range of 2–9 GHz, Model CMD232 is suited for military, space, and communications systems that require small size and high linearity. At 6 GHz, GaAs MMIC driver amplifier delivers greater than 15 dB of gain with corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +17 dBm and output IP3 of 23 dBm. Device's 50 Ω matched design eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF... Read More

Lubricants, Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

Milacron's CIMCOOL® Fluids Approved for Use by Leading Aerospace Manufacturer, Pratt & Whitney

March 11, 2016

CINCINNATI – Milacron Holdings Corp. (“Milacron”) (NYSE: MCRN), a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing and industrial fluid industries, announced that its CIMCOOL brand; the leader in fluid technology, has communicated that four of its innovative fluids have received Pratt Whitney approval. These fluids are used in the manufacture of gas turbine... Read More

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

Standard Motor Products Releases 197 New Parts for Standard® and Intermotor®

March 9, 2016

NEW YORK - Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 197 new part numbers to its Standard® and Intermotor® lines. The release expands coverage through the 2015 model year covering more than 60 million additional VIO. The highlight is the addition of 110 SKUs to the company's diesel line, including both new product categories and line expansions to existing... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Precision Linear Positioning Stage supports up to 22 lb payload.

March 8, 2016

Available with travel ranges of 26, 52, and 102 mm and velocity to 20 mm/sec, L-509 positioner delivers smooth motion with unidirectional repeatability down to 0.1 micron. Precision crossed roller bearings with anti-creep cage assist lend to guiding accuracy with minimum backlash, while noncontact optical limit switches and reference point switches with direction sensing in middle of travel... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

DARPA Selects Aurora to Build VTOL X-Plane Technology Demonstrator

March 8, 2016

Aurora's Revolutionary Aircraft Design Includes the First-Ever Distributed Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System MANASSAS, Va. - Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the company the prime contract for Phase 2 of the Agency's Vertical Takeoff and Landing Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program. Experience the... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Portescap's Ultra EC(TM) Brushless Mini Motor Platform Wins 2016 Golden Mousetrap Award from Design News Magazine

March 8, 2016

Portescap’s Ultra EC™ Brushless DC Mini Motors have been recognized with a Golden Mousetrap Award in the Automation and Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion category. The annual awards are sponsored by Design News to recognize and celebrate the companies, products and people energizing North American design, engineering and manufacturing. Winners were announced at the Golden Mousetraps... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Small Motor Clutch/Brake provides precise repeatability, control.

March 7, 2016

Designed for fractional to 3 hp drives, Posidyne® size 1.5 totally enclosed clutch/brake has double C-Face mounted package and maximizes oil shear durability. Multiple-disc design promotes accuracy and enables up to 300/min cycle rates and 20,000,000–40,000,000 cycle life expectancy. While negating adjustment requirements, oil shear technology allows rapid and precise stopping,... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Control Loader Actuators and Systems

March 4, 2016

Electric Digital Control Loaders - High Force, High Fidelity Model 400-X are designed for primary controls with FAA Level D requirements. These requirements typically need high torque, high fidelity and velocity. The gearbox is combined with a low inertia DC motor, angular displacement transducer and a load cell. The system comes complete with computer and maintenance software. Host interface and... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Servo Motor Brakes feature zero backlash design.

March 3, 2016

With Eclipse Servo Motor Brakes, no energy is consumed when brake is disengaged, unlike electrically released brakes that consume power continuously. Spring-engaged/air-released design keeps brake cool until it is needed and supports holding and E-stop applications. Supplied in square-shaped housing, brakes mount to shaft end of servo motors up to 20 hp, including NEMA 23, 34, and 42 frame sizes.... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Front Steer Axle is designed to reduce weight not performance.

March 3, 2016

Available in standard and wide track versions with 12,000–13,200 lb gross axle weight rating (GAWR), Meritor® Front Steer axle™ (MFS+) features gooseneck beam design and offset knuckle with integrated torque plate and tie-rod arms that lend to reduced weight design. Low-profile, which reduces space constraints to foster technician access, also simplifies integration into chassis. Along... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Multi-Channel Digital Piezo Controller offers broad connectivity.

March 3, 2016

Integrating with existing piezo-based nanpositioning systems and piezo actuators, E-727 features 20-bit DACs and ADCs, 4 PAs, PID control, and 2 programmable notch filters. Closed-loop nanopositioning systems are supported with capacitive feedback sensors, piezoresistive sensors, and strain gauges. Linearization fosters positioning accuracy, and DDL eliminates non-linearities at high... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Gates Corporation Releases 283 New Automotive Aftermarket Parts

March 3, 2016

The aftermarket leader expands coverage across product lines by adding 283 new parts. DENVER - Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial, automotive, and heavy-duty aftermarket products, has expanded its extensive Original Equipment (OE) quality automotive products line with 283 new part numbers. The product release includes 9 new BladeRunner® Lawn and Garden belts... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Software

Configuration Software Matches Gearboxes with Motors, Creates CAD Files for Easy Design Integration

March 2, 2016

Regal’s Marathon Motors and Hub City collaborate with PARTsolutions to provide perfectly matched gearbox/motor configurations downloadable in 150 CAD formats. Regal divisions Hub City and Marathon Motors have collaborated with PARTsolutions to create product configuration software that allows design engineers to create and download perfectly matched gear/motor configurations. The configurator... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Dana Announces Key Downspeeding Technologies for SmartAdvantage(TM) Powertrain

March 2, 2016

Innovations Designed with Eaton, Cummins to Enhance Engine Efficiency NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced today that it offers axle ratios compatible with all seven configurations of the newly enhanced SmartAdvantage™ powertrain, a joint collaboration between Eaton and Cummins.  These configurations include the original small-step overdrive transmission and a... Read More