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05 October 2018

Offering variety in functionality when designing linear motion and automation, Drive Lines Technologies has introduced a new range of linear chain from Grob.

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05 October 2018

Faced with regular bearing failures on the blade support of a concrete pipe-slotting machine that would cause eight hours of downtime each time, a UK-based concrete pipe plant turned to NSK for assistance.

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02 October 2018

When NSK was called in to investigate bearing failures on a feed conveyor at an animal feed production plant, the team was able to not only reveal the underlying cause of the failures, but generate cost savings of over €13,000, thanks largely to the elimination of machine downtime.

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08 October 2018

Complementing its comprehensive range of drive couplings, Reich Drive Systems has expanded its comprehensive product portfolio with the addition of a new range of torque limiters.

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13 September 2018

Friedrich LÜTZE has expanded its LCOS bus coupler for universal plug options. In addition to the electronic load sensors of the LCOS-CCI family, the widespread LOCC-Box-Net components can now also be used.

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04 September 2018

Inoxline stainless steel fittings were developed by Eisele especially for use in hygiene-sensitive areas; the series has now been expanded to include coded quick-release couplings.

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09 October 2018

Gardner Denver distributor Direct Air & Pipework (Direct Air) has helped Longleat Safari and Adventure Park (Longleat) bring animatronic dinosaurs to life for a new exhibition.

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08 October 2018

Bodine Electric Company’s new 22B4-60P integral planetary gearmotor combines the company’s high-performance type 22B brushless DC motor with the new 60P (60mm) planetary gearhead. 

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13 August 2018

Abssac offers an Industrial ball screw range that effectively converts high torque rotary input into precise high load linear movement.

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13 August 2018

TransDev can now supply Driveflex plastic gears in a highly wear-resistant material that is ideal for the machinery, equipment, and precision mechanics industries.

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14 August 2018

With constant smooth power transmission and reliability as key factors norelem has launched its new range of bevel gears and worm drives, developed to be maintenance-free for design engineers and manufacturing managers.

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13 August 2018

With its clutches, couplings and brakes, mayr power transmission offers complete solutions from a single source for the reliable protection of machine tools and machining centres. For example, a wide spectrum of backlash-free, high-performance servo couplings provides a secure connection between the shafts.

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09 August 2018

Specialist bearing distributor, Industria Bearings & Transmissions, has announced the arrival of a new range of JTekt Hyper Strong (JHS) spherical roller bearings from leading Japanese manufacturer, Koyo.

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06 August 2018

Global manufacturer of industrial chain, coupling and gearbox solutions,Renold is investing in new technology to drive greater efficiency and accuracy in its processes, replacing its former ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems and also introducing new WMS (warehouse management) systems worldwide.

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18 July 2018

Project MARCH aims to change the lives of wheelchair users like Ruben de Sain who was told he would never walk again following a serious motorbike incident, using motorised robotic armour. Having heard Ruben’s story and the vision of Project MARCH, the team at Harmonic Drive partnered with the two to boost the technology in the armour.

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14 June 2018

When a UK-based electricity producer was experiencing frequent breakdowns due to bearing failures in two industrial fan units, the plant requested the services of NSK to propose and implement a suitable solution.

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14 June 2018

Pneumatics specialist Aventics now offers customers in the UK an innovative service and product portal. Available at www.pneumatics-shop.uk, the portal helps users to quickly and easily find information on components and solutions tailored to the requirements of engineers and purchasers. At the same time, the portal’s lean structures and processes speed up online order processes.

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18 June 2018

For situations that require particular cleanliness or especially gentle conveying of sensitive or fragile goods iwis has developed a comprehensive range of transfer chains with durable plastic attachments.

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04 June 2018

In 2015 Camozzi Automation invested in excess of £10K in a new, fully interactive training suite at its Nuneaton, Fluid Power Centre UK headquarters, providing a purpose built environment for trainees to gain an introduction to the basics of pneumatics or for those with advanced knowledge to tackle more complex modules. To date, more than 200 trainees have used this state-of-the-art facility.

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18 June 2018

To advise manufacturers on best practice methods for selecting components for robots, SMB Bearings has published a white paper on Bearings for Robotics. The white paper is available to download on the SMB Bearings website.

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FEATURES

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12 June 2018

Spending time evaluating and selecting the correct drive coupling for a specific application may seem like a source of frustration for designers and engineers, however the resultant benefits greatly outweigh the initial effort, says David Proud, general manager of Reich Drive Systems UK

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17 April 2018

MULCO partner TransDev is the UK & Ireland distributor of BRECO PU belts. In this application example a Mulco partner in Germany utilises BRECO linear belts with attached profiles; TranDev undertakes similar projects via its expert Special Belts manufacturing facility

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01 February 2018

The use of application-specific bearing steels and surface treatments permits the reliability of bearings to be increased significantly, which in turn contributes to the reduction of machinery and equipment TCO (total cost of ownership). A combination of a special alloy and specific heat treatment was used to develop NSK's Super Tough steel.

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04 January 2018

The best way for buyers to protect themselves and their customers from counterfeit bearings is purchasing only from a reliable source – such as direct from the manufacturer or through a certified distributor, says Martin Ryan, Industrial Distribution director for Schaeffler UK.

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16 October 2017

High-performance plastic bearings have replaced their metal counterparts across a range of applications. The motives for engineers to choose plastic over metal are numerous; Robert Dumayne, dry-tech director, igus highlights some of the key drivers

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16 August 2017

For some magnetic gears are a curious novel new technology. For others, such as the innovative artificial lift company ZiLift, magnetic gears are proving to be the solution for some very demanding applications in the oil and gas sector

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26 June 2017

Engineered precision motion systems nearly all rely in one way or another on the accuracy of high-precision couplings. These couplings must deliver smooth, rotation, often at high speeds. These needs are met by R+W's ‘White’ range of precision couplings

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04 May 2017

Key spokespeople from British Fluid Power Association member companies Parker Hannifin, Bosch Rexroth and Eaton Hydraulics, discuss some of the latest technology trends within the construction sector, and the benefits these developments afford OEMs and end users

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04 January 2017

When selecting a gear drive solution, the obvious choice is not necessarily the most appropriate. Here, we offer an overview of typical gearbox arrangements together with a recent case study from Brevini UK whose engineering expertise helped solve a long-term odour problem

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26 October 2016

Robert Dumayne, director, igus, discusses how the choice of bearing material can affect the performance and service life of plain linear bearings

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22 August 2016

The market for flexible couplings is diverse: At one end are simple, low cost couplings connecting shafts of 4 or 5mm diameter; at the other large, expensive multi-part couplings with shaft sizes of 150 to 500mm. What unifies them is the basic need to accept shaft misalignment, together with meeting machine specific backlash and rigidity conditions

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06 July 2016

Many engineers are comfortable with rotary bearing technology but view linear as complicated and over-engineered with complex maintenance requirements. Bob Love, business development manager at Schaeffler UK dispels the common myths about linear bearing technology

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23 June 2016

The gear industry is able to provide more innovative technology and services than ever before to help plant operators minimise downtime and get optimum performance. Roger Godson of Renold Gears recommends 10 simple steps for best practice in industrial gearbox maintenance

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29 April 2016

Surface hardened stainless steels and tribopolymer bearings make an ideal material combination that is unbeatable in the areas of wear values and corrosion resistance. In this article, Robert Dumayne, director at igus explains why they work particularly well together in packaging and filling machines for the food and beverage industry

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15 April 2016

Adding new design features or applying special techniques and coatings to bearing components can optimise the performance of bearings for challenging applications, providing unique bearing solutions to clients’ problems, says Nick Dowding from The Barden Corporation.

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20 April 2016

Bearing failures can be costly, disruptive and in some cases dangerous. Paul Mitchell, managing director of Bowman International, considers three of the main reasons for failure – and explores why it is so important to make the right decision first time

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11 January 2016

Permanent magnet brakes offer a safe, lower cost option for servo motors

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16 February 2016

Do you know when and why to use ceramic bearings? Erick Sloan from Carter Manufacturing writes an Engineer’s guide to design using ceramic bearings.

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20 October 2015

Monitoring electromagnetic safety brakes is increasingly important. The Mayr Roba-Brake-Checker is not only able to energise brakes, but can also monitor them without the use of sensors. Hermann Bestle explains how.

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17 November 2015

Franck Roussillon, product manager for actuators at Parker Hannifin, has some best practice advice on how engineers and specifiers can convert necessary outlays into returned investments

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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28 September 2015

Components of power transmissions include rubber and polyurethane belt drives, chain drives, couplings, shaft mounted gear units along with gearboxes and electric motors with each part playing a vital part in driving industry essentials such as machinery, vehicles and conveyors.

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28 July 2015

If you are lost for a solution and can’t find what you are looking for don't worry, TFC will have the solution for you, offering a diverse range of fasteners and fully bespoke products to suit our customers individual needs;

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18 February 2013

If you need a custom design, Exlar’s Application Engineering department will work with you to engineer a solution specifically tailored to your application.

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09 May 2017

Precise and powerful custom solutions. Cone Drive is the world leader in double-enveloping worm gear technology.

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20 September 2017

high efficiency, maintenance free pulleys guarantee long working life

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24 June 2016

The high corrosion resistance of stainless steel makes it one of the most demanded materials in many industrial sectors.

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15 February 2013

Industry’s Most Compact All-In-One Linear & Rotary Motion Actuators

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23 June 2016

The new Portescap 22DCP DC motors deliver high speed-to-torque performance at optimised cost

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09 May 2017

Accudrive Product Family. The breadth of products within the Accudrive product family, will exceed the most demanding needs in motion control applications.

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18 April 2017

Upskill with FANUC and improve your productivity At the FANUC Academy we’re passionate about automation – and love nothing more than conveying that passion.

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05 July 2016

The ATEX-Compliant embedded controller features a wide operating temperature range, wide DC power input and comprehensive I/O interfaces.

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18 April 2017

Short cycle times, consistent parts quality FANUC ROBOSHOT takes state-of-the-art CNC precision technology from turning and milling and applies it to electric injection moulding.

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08 February 2013

AC Servo Motors

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05 August 2014

Fan wheels manufactured to customer specification on short delivery times

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15 February 2013

When searching the web for a suitable industrial gearbox and geared motor repair centre within the UK it appears that the customer is spoilt for choice. However Rossi UK believe that very often, this choice is limited, as many of these repair centres are not authorised by the OEM and therefore the repair is carried out at higher risk to end user and could lead to incurring additional costs.

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