Custom Simplicity® Pushdown Foot Assembly Saves Carpet Manufacturer 95% on Scrap
Plain Bearings (Bushings)

Custom Simplicity® Pushdown Foot Assembly Saves Carpet Manufacturer 95% on Scrap

Carpet tufting creates a tough environment for linear motion products. Processing synthetic fibers into carpet backing using a high speed, reciprocating short stroke machining system, a carpet manufacturer was experiencing unplanned downtime due to linear bearing failure and massive profit loss due to thousands of yards in scrapped end-product. Poor quality and damaged carpeting were sited as the...

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Siemens SGT-400 with New Standard Package - One Million Hours in Commercial Operation
Turbines

Siemens SGT-400 with New Standard Package - One Million Hours in Commercial Operation

The latest SGT-400 of the Siemens Energy gas turbine fleet, redesigned and optimized in a new standard package, is now supplying independent power and process heat to meet the needs of one of Europe's largest wastewater treatment plants, the island-based installation at Psyttalia off the coast of Athens, Greece. Additionally the SGT-400 gas turbine fleet has achieved 1,000,000 hours of commercial...

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Turbines

Siemens Receives Wind Turbine Order from Canada

Siemens Energy has received an order for the supply of 60 wind turbines for the St. Joseph wind farm in the province of Manitoba. Purchaser is the utility Pattern Energy. With an installed capacity of 138 megawatts (MW), the wind farm will provide clean power for more than 40,000 Canadian households by the end of 2010. For this project Siemens will be responsible for supply, technical field...

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Granted Two U.S. Patents for Radiation Instruments That Can Help Lower Risk of Nuclear Terrorism
Sensors / Detectors / Transducers

Thermo Fisher Scientific Granted Two U.S. Patents for Radiation Instruments That Can Help Lower Risk of Nuclear Terrorism

Thermo Scientific RadEye PRD helps border guards, customs agents or counterterrorism teams detect radiation sources more effectively than conventional personal detectors OAKWOOD VILLAGE, Ohio - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that its Radiation Measurement & Security Instruments business has been awarded two U.S. patents for radiation...

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Turbines

Siemens to Build Wind Turbine Production Plant in the UK

Target: Expansion of market leadership in offshore wind power Siemens Energy is to build a new production plant for offshore wind turbines in the UK. With the new plant Siemens wants to meet the growing demand for wind turbines for British offshore projects. As world market leader in the offshore sector Siemens has already successfully implemented eleven projects with a combined capacity in...

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Alabama Power Upgrades 90 Damper Drives on Two 720-MW Generators
Motor Controllers and Drives

Alabama Power Upgrades 90 Damper Drives on Two 720-MW Generators

Replacing vintage actuators with new smart" electric drives eliminates high maintenance costs and offers large fuel savings on coal-fired boilers Warminster, PA, -- Alabama Power has modernized drives for most major air dampers on two, coal-fired generating units -- 90 drives in all. Installations took place at the company's 25-year old, James H. Miller, Jr. plant near West Jefferson, AL. Each...

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Crossed Helical Gears are available to application demands.
Gears

Crossed Helical Gears are available to application demands.

Available from sizes 0.5-3.0 Module, 45Â-º crossed helical gears feature right hand helix that runs with another right hand helix. Gears are manufactured to Quality Grade 7e25 DIN 58405 (AGMA Q10), and other Quality Grades are available upon request. While standard materials are 817M40T (28 HRC) steel and 805M20 (58 HRC) case hardened steel, customer-specific options include tapped holes,...

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Double Brake Design improves commercial elevator safety.
Brakes

Double Brake Design improves commercial elevator safety.

Double MNB brake for commercial elevators consists of 2 identical brakes mounted on one adaptor flange. Since brakes are holding only, both operate simultaneously when required to come on. If problem occurs with one brake, other can still handle torque load required. Both brakes are equipped with limit switches to know when brake is either engaged or disengaged. Product helps meet demands in...

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Linear Actuators have low-profile narrow positioning stages.
Actuators

Linear Actuators have low-profile narrow positioning stages.

Model LSMA-175 precision linear actuators feature compact, fully-enclosed stages that measure 25 x 50 mm. Stages have travel ranges between 50 and 200 mm, with positioning repeatability of 0.31 micron, and maximum speed of 10 mm/sec with 8 kg payload. Micrometer-grade screw with lead pitch of 0.5 mm, miniature linear bearing, and non-contact limit switches with stepper or DC servo motor are...

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Autodisconnect Clutches require no external actuation.
Clutches

Autodisconnect Clutches require no external actuation.

AD-Series Tiny-Clutch® purely mechanical automatically disconnecting clutch, available for loads up to 100 in./lb and with bores up to Â-½ in., suits applications such as coil/spool winding, film drives, or any similar application requiring automatically free wheeling clutch. When Torque is applied to input hub, clutch engages, and output sleeve is driven one way. When torque is...

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