Equipment that aids the control of industrial processes subject to continuous changes in position. Includes drives, motors, gears, chains and belts, bearings, actuators, brakes and clutches.
Product & Service Resources
Rud Chains | Fri, 30 Jan 2015
CE 120 from RUD delivers improved safety features, wear indicators and higher working load limit all at a full chain diameter smaller than GR 80 systems.
Tandler Precision | Thu, 29 Jan 2015
Tandler Precision will be exhibiting its range of gears at Race Retro 2015 at Stoneleigh on 20–22 February.
Cedrat | Wed, 28 Jan 2015
In this paper the question will be discussed where and when the expense of a CoSimulation with two established simulation tools such as 1) Matlab/Simulink and 2) FLUX is worthwhile. A linear actuator is used as an example, which is simplified and abstracted from a real part due to confidentiality reasons.
Barden | Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Identifying and analysing the root cause of a bearing failure is critical in order to prevent similar failures from occurring again. Brian Williams, quality director at The Barden Corporation, urges companies to introduce a regime that enables the symptoms of bearing damage to be recognised early, as well as putting a systematic procedure in place for securing damaged bearings.
Barden | Wed, 28 Jan 2015
Experience shows that up to one third of bearing failures can be attributed to improper handling and faulty mounting. Moreover, these problems get worse as bearing tolerances become more exacting, says Gary Hughes, product engineering manager at The Barden Corporation.
Cedrat Technologies S.A | Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Pin pullers are used to hold, lock or secure deployable or moving parts on spacecrafts during their launching. These ‘one shot’ actuators used to be based on explosive charges.
Igus | Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Igus has developed its new e-rover carrying system for tubber tyre gantry (RTG) cranes. The e-rover provides a safe and secure means of switching the RTG from diesel to electrical power.
Rud Chains | Wed, 21 Jan 2015
Sideflex from RUD Chains is designed to provide a cost-effective solution to the problem of sidewall damage to expensive and valuable dump-truck tyres, for construction and mining equipment — in particular earthmoving machines.
Rud Chains | Tue, 20 Jan 2015
RUD Chains manufactures a range of lifting and lashing applications designed to ensure ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. The company’s latest product is the WBPG: a next-generation hoist ring for heavy-duty lifting.
maxon motor | Tue, 20 Jan 2015
When we think of a gearhead, we tend to assume that it is incompressible and rigid. The truth is it still bends, compresses and has elastic properties. This has an effect on the difference between the perceived motion (encoder counts) and the actual motion of a drive system — we are not where we are supposed to be. According to Mark Gibbons of maxon motor, when measuring anything we need to keep in mind how the instrumentation works and what are its limitations.
DSP Robotics video article
Matlock , UK
DSP Robotics are the manufacturers of the ‘Flowstone’ computer programming language for engineering and education.
SMAC Moving Coil Actuators video download article
SMAC manufactures precision programmable electric actuators based on moving coil technology. These actuators are unique in that force, position ...