Bearings

A Smoother Ride with Plastic Bearings

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - December 16, 2008 - Straitline Components, a manufacturer of precision pedals for biking hobbyists and extremists, employed lubrication-free iglide® G300 bearings after roller bushings caused premature wear and failure for its customers. Straitline manufactures a wide range of bicycle pedals and parts from brake levers and inner guides to bash rings. Every component is...

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High Torque Mobile Clutches Developed for Gas and Diesel Engines
Clutches

High Torque Mobile Clutches Developed for Gas and Diesel Engines

Ogura's new series of mobile electromagnetic clutches provide quick and easy engagement and disengagement of pumps, engine cooling fans or other accessory drives. Torque ranges from 100 lb. ft. to 1500 lb. ft. Large bearings and a single piece bi-directional spring help the clutch to withstand heavy vibration. Most units have a single piece construction, which makes for easy mounting of pumps and...

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Engines

BorgWarner Introduces Innovation in Variable Cam Timing Technology for 2009 Ford Escape

BorgWarner's Industry-First Technology Improves Performance and Fuel Economy, Reduces Emissions AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 3 // - BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) will supply Cam Torque Actuated (CTA) variable cam timing technology for the upgraded Ford Duratec 3.0-liter V-6 engine, debuting in the 2009 Ford Escape. BorgWarner's industry-first, patented technology improves engine performance and fuel...

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Integrated Servo Motors offer DeviceNet compatibility.
Motors

Integrated Servo Motors offer DeviceNet compatibility.

With inclusion of DeviceNet Expansion Module, MAC50-141 and MAC800 series integrate AC-servo motor, encoder, amplifier, positional controller, and DeviceNet. Double-supply facility is available so position and parameters are maintained intact, for example, during emergency stop. Devicenet Expansion Module, which enables access to motor registers, offers position, torque, and velocity control; 6...

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Integrated Motor, Drive suit limited-space motion applications.
Motor Controllers and Drives

Integrated Motor, Drive suit limited-space motion applications.

Measuring 1.9 x 1.4 x 2.0 in., MDrive14Plus Microstepping and MDrive14Plus Half/Full Step utilize NEMA size 14 brushless 1.8° stepping motor. MDrive14Plus Half/Full Step suits basic applications requiring no more than half and full step, while MDrive14Plus Microstepping is capable of full (256 x 200) microstepping and features 12-48 Vdc supply input, choice of internal magnetic or external...

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Conveyors

Serapid Push/Pull Rigid Chain System to Transfer Nuclear Waste

Serapid recently provided a stainless steel push/pull Rigid Chain system with the unique feature of providing both horizontal and vertical motion using a single motor. This solution proves Serapid's unrivaled flexibility in delivering linear movement from discrete locations, over great distances, and around corners. The customer required a mechanical linear actuator for a guided carriage...

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£-V Servo Series from Yaskawa Offers the Highest Accuracy, Easiest Set-up, and Versatile Connectivity
Controls and Controllers

£-V Servo Series from Yaskawa Offers the Highest Accuracy, Easiest Set-up, and Versatile Connectivity

Waukegan, IL - Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. proudly announces the revolutionary Â-£-V servomotors and amplifiers. This fifth generation of servos is a massive leap forward in technology. The most impressive feature of the £-V series is its improved positioning accuracy by one thousand times the industry standard. In addition, the well-known, autotuning function was optimized for...

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Controls and Controllers

Siemens to Supply Four Advanced Gas Turbine Packages in the U.S.

Erlangen, Germany, December 11, 2008 Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract to supply four simple cycle gas turbine packages for the Cleveland County generating plant near Grover in North Carolina. The purchaser of the equipment is Birmingham-based Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, which provides power to the Southeast. The plant will be able to generate approximately 720...

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Linear Servo Motors are offered in variety of configurations.
Controls and Controllers

Linear Servo Motors are offered in variety of configurations.

Ranging from 140-6000 N of linear thrust and offered in over 24 coil configurations, Linear Sigma Series PMBL is offered for use with Sigma II digital servo amplifiers. Available in 2 product levels, level-I group provides wide array of linear motors with plug-and-play Sigma II servo amplifiers, while level-II group provides range of fully-integrated linear positioning slides with linear encoders...

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Solid Brass Bearing Cages from NKE - New Cage Design Reduces Moving Mass
Bearings

Solid Brass Bearing Cages from NKE - New Cage Design Reduces Moving Mass

Steyr, Austria, December 2008. Bearing specialist NKE Austria introduces a new generation of solid brass bearing cages with an improved design. With their reduced mass, the new cages cut the rolling bearings' energy absorption and prevent sliding friction. In bearings that operate at high speeds, the force created by the rolling elements' moving mass causes a significant additional internal load....

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