Gearheads and Gearboxes

Pratt & Whitney/Rolls-Royce F135 STOVL Team Completes Successful Gearbox Test

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 4 -- Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce successfully completed the first phase and initiated phase two of the F135 short-takeoff/vertical-landing engine LiftFan(R) gearbox qualification test at the Rolls-Royce facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pratt & Whitney F135 powers the F-35 Lightning II advanced military aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp....

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Electronic Boards

Interposer Card accelerates 2.5 in. SATA drive integration.

Offered as turnkey board solution, SS9135 provides OEMs with means to implement 2.5 in. SATA drives in enterprise-class storage arrays, including SAS and Fibre Channel-SATA (FC-SATA) infrastructures, for near-line and tiered-storage applications. Solution is based on SS1350 Active-Active Multiplexer, which enables single-ported SATA drives to connect like native dual-ported drives. Card also...

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Power Transmission Equipment

Fallbrook Technologies Inc. to Develop Continuously Variable Transmission for Outdoor Power Equipment Industry

SAN DIEGO, May 1 -- Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook), a pioneering technology development company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Aftermarket Technology Corp. (ATC) to develop a production design for a continuously variable planetary (CVP) drivetrain (based on Fallbrook's breakthrough NuVinci technology) specifically for the outdoor power equipment (OPE) market....

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TEFC Motors suit general-purpose applications.
Motors

TEFC Motors suit general-purpose applications.

Rated at 208-230/460 V, 3-phase, 60 Hz, Elektrimax explosionproof and 56C NEMA AC Motors are equipped with vacuum pressure impregnated windings and oversized bearing on drive end. They are designed with rigid cast iron frame and Class F insulation with Class B rise. Featuring corrosion-resistant epoxy coating and IP55 protection rating, motors are EPACT Certified, C-CSA-US approved, and CE...

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Linear Actuators facilitate conversion from air cylinders.
Actuators

Linear Actuators facilitate conversion from air cylinders.

Equipped with 200 V servo motor, ROBO Cylinder RCS2 Series comes in Rod or Slider types and utilizes SCON position controller as well as SSEL and XSEL program controllers. Units convert revolutions of electrical motor to linear motion force. AQ seals supply lubricating oil during operation to ensure maintenance-free period up to 2,700 miles, while servo standby modes and automatic servo off modes...

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Linear Actuators offer alternative to air cylinders.
Actuators

Linear Actuators offer alternative to air cylinders.

Available in Slider or Standard Rod versions, ROBO Cylinder ERC2 Series includes built-in position controller that allows user to select from up to 3 operation patterns and 4 positioning methods. Actuators convert revolutions of electrical motor to linear motion force. AQ seals supply lubricating oil during operation to ensure maintenance-free period of up to 3,100 miles, while servo standby...

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Deep Groove Ball Bearings offer minimized running noise.
Bearings

Deep Groove Ball Bearings offer minimized running noise.

Offered in 6000-6012, 6200-6212, and 6300-6310 sizes with bore diameters from 10-60 mm or 50 mm, single-row POP Series features double-lipped labyrinth seals, which protect against contamination. With temperature range of -50 to +150°C, lubricant ensures quiet operation and minimizes starting torque, even at low operating temperatures. Bearings come in open version, 2RS2 sealed version with...

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DC Gearmotor develops 125 lb-in. torque at 37 rpm.
Motors

DC Gearmotor develops 125 lb-in. torque at 37 rpm.

Accepting any 12 Vdc source, including battery power, Model MMP-TM55-12V GPk52-124 measures 2.14 in. in dia x 7.7 in. long and has keyed output shaft of 12 mm dia x 25 mm long. Mounting is accomplished with 4 face mount M5 threaded holes, equally spaced on 40 mm dia BC. Rated at IP54 protection level, motor requires 7.2 A at 12 Vdc to generate full load torque. Unit is available with 24, 36, 48,...

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Engines

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's Revolutionary Scramjet Engine Successfully Powers First X-51A Simulated Flight

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 30 - Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR), a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, along with its X-51A team members - U.S. Air Force, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), NASA and The Boeing Company - successfully demonstrated operation and performance of the revolutionary X-1 scramjet engine in the first simulated flight at Mach 5 of the X-51A. The...

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Controls and Controllers

Custom Submersible Motor Gearbox Assembly from Empire Magnetics Make Waves in "O" by Cirque du Soleil

ROHNERT PARK, CA - Empire Magnetics, a leading supplier of specialty motor products, motion control systems and support services, is often called on to develop custom motion control solutions for unique applications and environments where standard motion control components are simply unsuitable. One of Empire's custom motor gearbox assemblies has even made its way into show business as an...

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