Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Multi-Axis Joint Modules suit lightweight applications.

Suited for automation applications, Robolink multi-axis joint modules feature actuators and control module, decoupled from tools, that minimize dynamic forces. Corrosion-resistant joints, made from tribologically optimized plastics, are driven by cables and can rotate and swivel freely. Along with central drive option, mechanical accessories are available for attaching robot joints and routing...

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Siemens to Supply Solar Field for 50 MW CSP Plant Termosolar Olivenza 1 in Spain

Erlangen (Germany), July 4, 2011 - Siemens Energy has received an order for a solar field in Extremadura, Spain, from the Spanish EPC UTE Termosolar Olivenza (Acciona Infraestructuras, Acciona Ingeniería and Seridom) who acted as turnkey contractor for the CSP Plant Termosolar Olivenza 1, owned by Ibereólica Solar Olivenza, S.L. The scope of supply encompasses the turnkey solar field, including...

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McDermott and Trelleborg Develop Innovative New Clamp to Improve Diver Safety

McDermott and Trelleborg Develop Innovative New Clamp to Improve Diver Safety

Trelleborg Offshore has revealed a new diver-friendly piggyback clamp designed to improve safety during installation. Trelleborg developed the clamp at the request of leading offshore construction company, McDermott in collaboration with Trelleborg Offshore UAE distributor, Unique Maritime Group. The Trelleborg system includes the use of edge treated banding and a new fastening system which...

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Q-Lab Wins Award to Improve Solar PV Module Durability

WESTLAKE, Ohio- Q-Lab Corporation and several partners were recently awarded $2.9 million for a Solar-Durability and Lifetime Extension (S-DLE) Center project, as part of the Ohio Third Frontier program. Q-Lab is a recognized global leader in advanced weathering test equipment and services. The other program collaborators are Case Western Reserve University (program lead), DuPont Photovoltaic...

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These Boots Are Made For Flying

These Boots Are Made For Flying

Newark, NJ - When you're serving coffee at 20,000 feet, keeping the galley shipshape can be a challenge. Inevitably, turbulence causes drops and spills which can damage expensive flight deck and galley equipment. So who did a major aerospace equipment manufacturer turn to when they needed a watertight seal for this sensitive galley equipment? ZaGO Manufacturing Company, of course. ZaGO provided...

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Cutters and Inserts hasten heavy-duty application feed rates.

Cutters and Inserts hasten heavy-duty application feed rates.

Optimized for cuts of 1.250-4.000 in. dia, RHINO-FEED(TM) Heavy-Feed cutters and inserts allow for accelerated feed rates in moderate- to heavy-DOC and -FPT applications. Heavy-Feed 12 mm IC (inscribed circle) inserts have 4 usable edges and strong cross-section. End mills and shell mills feature top clamping strength suitable for heavier DOC (up to .060 in.) and larger machines, such as 50-taper...

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Fluid Handling Solutions from Bio-Chem Fluidics at AACC 2011

Boonton, NJ - Bio-Chem Fluidics will feature its electric rotary and solenoid pinch valves for OEM engineers at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Clinical Laboratory Expo, booth 1211. The show takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center (Atlanta, Ga.), from July 24-28. Bio-Chem Fluidics' electric rotary valves provide inert fluid paths for sample collection, loop...

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Reducer Snap Bushings suit through-panel applications.

Reducer Snap Bushings suit through-panel applications.

Designed for mounting hole diameters from .375-2.0 in. and panel thicknesses up to .125 in., Reducer Snap Bushings insulate and mechanically protect electrical and telecommunications cables, tubing, hose, rope, and utility lines. Products also provide neater look where cable OD to bushing ID clearance is minimized. Manufactured from 6/6 nylon in standard black color, bushings insert into mounting...

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Mounting Clamp permits one-handed quick release.

Mounting Clamp permits one-handed quick release.

Suited for joining steel and aluminum process equipment covers and ports with up to 750 lb of clamping force, quick release mounting clamp helps OEMs boost access to machinery internals. It mounts permanently on process equipment and features yoke and pin assembly that enables tension release without any unscrewing or dismounting. When returned to closed position, retractable clamp design...

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Plastic Flange Mounting Blocks have 4-bolt design.

Plastic Flange Mounting Blocks have 4-bolt design.

BBPBLD Series standard-duty 4-bolt flange mounting blocks have polyester housing, removable acetal bearing insert, and 316 stainless steel ball bearings. Designed to fit shafts ranging from -½ to 1-¼ in. in diameter they can contribute to making machinery efficient, functional, and safe. Two-bolt flange mounting blocks with insert ball bearings are also available.

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