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22 April 2024

COSTLY MACHINE failures due to undetected defects in demanding applications could soon become a thing of the past with help form a new generation of two- and four-hole flange bearings with 'smart' features from igus. The lubrication-free high-performance plastic bearings are equipped with miniature wireless sensors that enable condition monitoring and aid predictive maintenance.

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11 January 2024

CARTER MANUFACTURING has been invited to participate in ground breaking aviation hydrogen project, Future Engine Technology for the Control of Hydrogen (FETCH), a collaboration of the University of Bath/IAAPS, Cranfield University, along with Carter Manufacturing, Moog, Baker Hughes Druck and Curtiss-Wright.

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06 December 2023

KEB AUTOMATION is expanding its product portfolio with the new COMBISTOP S1 spring-applied brake. The holding brake has a new, patented friction system.

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06 December 2023

FOR THE first time igus has found a way to manufacture heavy-duty bearings made from two components of high-performance plastic, using the cost-effective injection moulding process. Until now, a plastic-based multi-layer structure was only possible using a winding which is more expensive for mass production.

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06 December 2023

When a steel mill was experiencing regular failures of the bearings on its pilger mill, the plant turned to NSK for a robust and economic solution. By recommending bearings with 200% more life than the units they replaced, NSK provided the mill with annual savings of €159,933.

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06 December 2023

BEARINGS & Drives has taken delivery of the first batch of bearings from CeramicSpeed that are destined to be retro fitted into fan motors in wind turbines.

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07 December 2023

SKF HAS developed the first spherical roller bearings specifically designed for the food and beverage industry. These bearings with food-grade grease and seals have a longer service life than SKF open spherical roller bearings and raise relevant food safety standards in the food and beverage industry.

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06 September 2023

AVAILABLE FROM Mclennan, Wittenstein’s new cynapse® smart gearbox combines built-in sensors with analysis and visualisation software to monitor significant gearbox threshold data that is communicated via IO-Link to PLCs as well as higher level IPCs/Gateways and Cloud systems for comprehensive IIoT integration. Data including acceleration, vibration, operating time, and temperature etc. can be evaluated as part of Industry 4.0 predictive maintenance.

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01 May 2023

WAYNE ROSE has officially become the new director and CEO of the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA), following the retirement of his longstanding predecessor, Steve Schofield.

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01 May 2023

WITH THE Hydraulics for You (H4U) software platform and the ctrlX AUTOMATION toolkit, Bosch Rexroth has transferred the control functions of hydraulics, which are traditionally hardware-agnostic, into hardware-independent software modules. This enables the use of apps to access the functions.

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07 March 2023

MATARA UK, specialist in automation, pneumatics and linear motion products, has released its very first Pneumatics Product Catalogue. The new 204 page catalogue features the company's air preparation range, solenoid valves and valve islands, pilot and mechanical valves, pneumatic cylinders (built in the UK), rodless cylinders, grippers, and ancillary equipment.

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02 March 2023

STOBER HAS partnered with FVA-Workbench, the leading software solution for the calculation and parameter modelling of gear systems for faster, more efficient planetary gear unit design.

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25 January 2023

IGUS IS accepting submissions for 'the manus award 2023', which the motion plastics specialist has hosted biannually for 20 years. The award honours the most creative, economical and sustainable applications of plastic plain bearings in industrial applications.

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02 March 2023

The R26HT high torque gearhead is the latest addition to Portescap’s robust motor accessory portfolio and pairs perfectly with the company's existing 22mm brushless slotless motor technologies.

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02 November 2022

DAVALL IS highlighting how its Spiradrive precision spiroid gear assembly can help users enable business growth.

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21 October 2022

DESIGNED FOR applications that require long e-chain travels, igus has launched a new drive-chain that offers almost limitless long travel distances, with high dynamics and long running times. Reported to be world’s first energy chain with its own drive, it helps ensure significantly higher running times on extremely long travel distances because hardly any tensile loads or thrust forces act on the e-chain.

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01 September 2022

THE RECENT discovery of a large number of counterfeit NSK bearings in Johannesburg, South Africa, highlights the need to remain vigilant in the face of criminals who look to put the safety and integrity of industrial machinery and humans at risk.

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03 August 2022

MEETING Growing demand for miniaturisation, igus has further developed its PRT-04 slewing ring bearing series for tight space applications while keeping high load bearing properties.

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18 August 2022

IGLIDUR M210 and M260 from igus enable heavy machinery, such as construction equipment, to switch from thick-walled metal bearings to plastic bearings with no structural modifications.

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30 August 2022

LEADING UK and European specialised industrial service provider, ERIKS, has been appointed by SKF as a Certified Gearbox Rebuilder. The new certification represents an important element in ERIKS’ long term programme to develop a wide range of high value, fully accredited engineering services to support its OEM and end-user customers throughout the manufacturing sectors.

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FEATURES

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17 April 2024

Although martensitic stainless steels have been favoured for bearings in robot applications, their performance falls short of rising standards to prevent contamination in medical environments. Chris Johnson explains why ceramic high-precision bearings hold the answer

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29 February 2024

Everybody is talking about digitalisation – and sometimes it is the simplest applications that demonstrate its power to transform. By opening a window to locate and calculate compressed air energy wastage in real time, production teams are saving up to 30% of their electricity costs, reports Charlie Walker

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24 January 2024

CHRIS JOHNSON explains how miniature and instrument ball bearings can support Automated Test Equipment (ATE) advancement in such areas as control, instrumentation and metrology.

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14 December 2023

Japh Humphries looks at common mistakes when selecting ball screws and how to avoid them

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07 December 2023

Thomas Marks looks at several issues that poor pump maintenance can lead to and outlines some of the key steps that can be taken to minimise the chance of them emerging

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05 December 2023

Different materials make gears suitable for the desired application. The key involves identifying the right recipe, says Brian Dengel

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09 October 2023

Simon Gass outlines the key application and specification questions engineers should consider when assessing multi axis electric motion control solutions

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12 October 2023

JOSH ROBERTS explores the range of linear motion technologies available today and guides us through the design considerations that will result in the best selection for your application.

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21 August 2023

Mike Gulliford looks at the advantages and applications of hypoid gearboxes

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08 August 2023

When Hermle needed a heavy-duty version of its HS flex handling system, it created an automated drive that integrated a rack and pinion drive, planetary gear unit and servo motor from STOBER

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12 June 2023

Manufacturers face a £20,000 fine and, at worst, imprisonment, for failing to comply with regulations coveroing the disposal of compressed air condensate. Yet many companies are unaware of the regulations and their responsibilities under them, warns Steve Boults

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05 May 2023

Charlotte Stonestreet visited Glasgow-based company Kingdom to find out how igus products are helping the company in the development of its innovative robotic lawnmowers

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28 April 2023

Next time there is a need to specify bearings, it is worth considering an added-value solution, not simply a quick fix for immediate gain asserts Charlie Kortens

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05 May 2023

With the help of Thomson Industries, a team of engineering students from Canad's University of Waterloo has prototyped a solution to a problem faced by cane and crutch users worldwide

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17 April 2023

IGUS will use Hannover Messe 2023 to launch an unprecedented 190 new physical and digital products under the concept of 'Enjoyneering', which aims to "unleash engineering power with play".

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13 April 2023

LABOUR SHORTAGES and carbon emissions of petrol mowers mean robotic lawnmowers are on the rise. Kingdom Technologies turned to igus to help keep its pay-per-use robotic mower maintenance-free.

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23 February 2023

With the global shift to low carbon sources, nuclear power is very much back on the energy agenda. These complex, high value installations require equipment of the highest quality to ensure reliable operation. And this equipment often needs innovative power transmission solution, says David Brooksbank

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28 July 2022

TO SUPPORT continued reliability at one of the six gas terminals making up Bacton Gas Terminal, Bibby Turboflex recently refurbished a critical gas compressor coupling which had been operational for two decades.

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20 June 2022

When it comes to selecting linear actuators for motion applications, some confusion remains on whether an electric or pneumatic solution is most suitable. Simon Gass, Product Marketing Manager, Actuators, from Norgren looks at the key considerations

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17 February 2022

Karl Brundell looks at thin section bearings, the types of applications they are used in, and how to select the most appropriate option for your needs

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24 June 2016

Plastic and metal plugs, oil breather caps and level indicators for hydraulic systems comply with Health and Safety Requirements according to 94/9/EC ATEX European Directive (explosive atmospheres) for equipment in Group II, category 2GD.

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27 October 2021

The pressure transducers of the 10L series have a robust housing made of stainless steel, giving them optimum long-term stability for a range of OEM applications.

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05 August 2014

Backward curved impeller. This is an example of the other types of impeller we can fabricate and balance.

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12 January 2017

A general purpose coupling offering easy installation and a wide range of shaft gaps.

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18 April 2017

Every part. When you need it. Where you need it. Outstanding quality and constant availability during the complete lifetime of your FANUC product make us a very reliable partner.

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13 May 2016

Schneeberger’s MINISCALE miniature linear motions guideways with position feedback now available from LG Motion Ltd

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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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01 July 2020

Giving your process the best start possible

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08 April 2013

When a Welsh based Steel works required an upgrade of the roller table gearboxes on their casting production line, they turned to Rossi Gearmotors UK. Rossi have an unrivalled experience and reputation in supplying OEMs and end users, within the global metal manufacturing industry. Majority of the world's largest steel producing companies have Rossi products installed on their machinery, in various arduous applications either via OEM equipment or via retrofitting equipment upgrades.

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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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15 February 2013

More than 50 brushless dc motors, gearheads and controllers from maxon motor are responsible for the humanoid's precision movements.

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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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28 September 2015

Seals and other similar products are vital accessories to a host of larger components and these often need to be replaced frequently as a result of preventative maintenance or breakdown.

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31 January 2018

WITTENSTEIN’s servo actuator TPM+, precision planetary gearboxes and synchronous servo motors are integrated without a clutch for a unit that is flexible in its application.

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12 September 2017

Portescap introduces three new ranges of Ultra EC™brushless motors

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