BEI Kimco Magnetics' Voice Coil Actuator Solves Challenging Application Requirements for High Temperature Capabilities
Actuators

BEI Kimco Magnetics' Voice Coil Actuator Solves Challenging Application Requirements for High Temperature Capabilities

VISTA, Calif, − BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., recently met the challenging voice coil actuator requirements for a high temperature spectrometer application. The device is used to identify materials in a given sample based on its spectral lines and operates under severe conditions. Key to the customer's product design specification was a voice coil...

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Linear Shaft Motor achieves sub micron resolution.
Motors

Linear Shaft Motor achieves sub micron resolution.

Designed for ultra high-precision market, Linear Shaft Motor features ironless construction and cylindrical design that uses 100% of magnetic flux. All available magnetic flux cuts coils at 90° angle. Because it has no cogging issues and does not produce Eddy currents, motor does not dump heat into work point, which enables it to achieve sub micron motion profiles. Lack of inherent airflow...

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Turbines

Siemens Receives Follow up Order for Direct Drive Wind Turbines from Minnesota Power

Siemens Energy has been awarded another order from Minnesota Power for 35 3-megawatt (MW) SWT-3.0-101 direct drive wind turbines for its Bison 2 wind energy center near Center, North Dakota. The scope of supply for the wind power plant with a capacity of 105 MW includes erection and commissioning of the 35 wind turbines, as well as a three-year service and maintenance agreement. Deliveries of the...

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Bearings Win Best Product Award
Plain Bearings (Bushings)

Bearings Win Best Product Award

Plastic bearings named 2011 Golden Mousetrap Winner East Providence, RI - April 6, 2011 - iglide® X6 plastic plain bearings from igus® have been selected by Design News magazine as a 2011 Golden Mousetrap Best Products Winner. iglide X6 is made of an advanced bearing material containing nano particles. The material is up to six times more wear resistant at long term temperatures of...

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Ondrives Extra Bores in Helical Gearboxes
Gearheads and Gearboxes

Ondrives Extra Bores in Helical Gearboxes

Ondrives Ltd have added an extra range of bore options to their popular crossed axis helical gear reducer range, available from February 2011. These right angle heavy duty units are available with both smaller and larger bore sizes than standard to accommodate customer's ever more demanding requirements, states Sales Director Andy Higgs. "We decided to introduce this as a standard range in...

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Turbines

Wind Turbine Towers minimize impact from turbulence.

Available for GE's 2.5 MW series, including 2.75-103 model, Taller Wind Turbine Towers feature hub heights in excess of 130 m, which extends potential wind site options and maximizes annual energy production. Towers have hybrid pre-cast concrete and tubular steel design, making them suitable for densely forested areas and hillside locations that are prone to high turbulence intensity.

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Brakes

TRW's Electric Park Brake for Front Axles Brings Advanced Safety to Smaller Vehicles

LIVONIA, Mich. -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) today unveiled its Electric Park Brake (EPB) system for front axles - a development which makes the technology more affordable for a wider range of vehicle segments. TRW's EPB offers a number of safety benefits in addition to space optimization in the vehicle's passenger compartment thanks to the elimination of the handbrake lever or...

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Rolling Bearings enhance wind turbine rotor shaft performance.
Bearings

Rolling Bearings enhance wind turbine rotor shaft performance.

Combination of tapered roller (locating) and cylindrical roller (non-locating) bearings with angular adjustment capability enable narrow axial guidance of wind turbine rotor shaft, minimizing effects of vibration. Bearing housing design enables required angular adjustment to be made in order to compensate for any misalignment between bearing positions. Able to prevent high axial clearances,...

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Gearheads and Gearboxes

Washdown Worm Gear suits food processing applications.

Available in washdown option to suit applications requiring extra environmental protection, alpha V-Drive® servo worm gearbox comes in VDS (shaft output) and VDH (hollow output) gearhead versions. Each has stainless-steel interfaces to promote service life in washdown applications, and accessories are also available in stainless steel. Food-grade lubrication option allows use in food and...

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Axles

Tandem Drive Axles feature 40,000 lb rating.

With ratios from 3.25-3.90, Spicer® Pro-40(TM) Axles are suited for commercial trucks with 9-, 10-, 12-, or 13-speed overdrive transmissions; diesel engines rated up to 475 hp and 1,750 lb-ft of torque; and Gross Combination Weight Ratings up to 80,000 lb. Approved with 2 in. outset wheels and optional 11 mm wall housing, axles meet needs of linehaul, bulk, regional, and city delivery...

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