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Design World Article – What Is A Gearmotor

Design World Article – What Is A Gearmotor

by Miles Budimir, Senior Editor for Design World Gearmotors are a fairly well-established technology. And recently, there is renewed interest in gearmotors, following a trend in integrated systems in general. More specifically, rising energy costs are driving demand for improved process efficiencies. This presents an opening for gearmotors that can be used in a variety…

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NEW Baldor Dodge Metal Detectable End Covers that Keep both Food and Workers Safe

NEW Baldor Dodge Metal Detectable End Covers that Keep both Food and Workers Safe

Engineered for Dodge washdown mounted ball bearings, end covers create a safer working environment by covering exposed, rotating shafts and can be detected if they accidentally fall into food. Traditional end covers that protect workers from moving parts are not practical under strict food industry guidelines because plastic pieces are not detectable if they fall…

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ISC Companies Now Offering Garlock Sealing Technologies

ISC Companies Now Offering Garlock Sealing Technologies

ISC Companies is pleased to announce that we are now an authorized distributor for Garlock Sealing Technologies. Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC. designs and manufactures fluid sealing products for processing industries. Their line of products consists of compression packing, including valve stem packing and dry-running self-adjusting pump packing sets; gasketing; anti-stick gasket coatings; and hydraulic components,…

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Gates Whitepaper: Proper Alignment Can Increase Belt Drive Performance

Gates Whitepaper: Proper Alignment Can Increase Belt Drive Performance

Misalignment is one of the most common causes of premature belt failure. Depending on its severity, misalignment can gradually reduce belt performance by increasing wear and fatigue. Or, it can destroy a belt in a matter of hours or days. While the forms of misalignment may be fairly well understood, accurate measurements and acceptable limits…

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Bishop Wisecarver – Linear Actuators Accelerate Motion System Design

Bishop Wisecarver – Linear Actuators Accelerate Motion System Design

A linear actuator is a combination of linear guides and power-transmission components contained in an assembly. Sometimes these are referred to as a linear motion system, or an actuated system. Designing with a complete actuated linear system can reduce overall machine design and fabrication costs. Standardized actuator products eliminate the effort associated with integrating lower-level…

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Tsubaki Titan Series Chain for Improved Wear Life

Tsubaki Titan Series Chain for Improved Wear Life

Titan chain integrates the latest advancements from Tsubaki’s research and development to increase the wear life of roller chains in high speed and harsh environments. Our Titan chain incorporates the best features of our standard ASME/ANSI chain coupled with new and unique features that will outperform competitors’ extended life chains. Titan chain delivers the ultimate…

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IDC Select Keyless Locking Devices

IDC Select Keyless Locking Devices

You can replace keyways, key stock, bushings and/or setscrews using an IDC Select keyless locking device (KLD). For even greater cost savings, use keyless locking devices for applications requiring long keyways, splined shafts, threads, grooves and steps. Why go keyless? Eradicate backlash Unaffected by reversing loads Easy assembly – only one tool needed Available in…

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New IE3 Compliant DRN Series from SEW-Eurodrive

New IE3 Compliant DRN Series from SEW-Eurodrive

As of June 1, 2016, all 2, 4, 6, and 8-pole asynchronous motors with a power rating from 1.0 HP to 500 HP must meet the efficiency requirements according to NEMA MG1 Table 12-12 and IEC energy efficiency class IE3. Motors that do not meet these Department of Energy (DOE) efficiency standards cannot be sold…

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Timken Acquires Lovejoy Inc.

Timken Acquires Lovejoy Inc.

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, July 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Timken Company, the world leader in tapered roller bearings, today announced that it has acquired Lovejoy, Inc., a manufacturer of premium industrial couplings and universal joints, for approximately $66 million. For the 12 months ending March 31, 2016, Lovejoy sales were approximately $56 million. “The acquisition…

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Guide to Selecting & Replacing Synchronous Belts

Guide to Selecting & Replacing Synchronous Belts

Just as we now consider rotary dial phones archaic, so are many installed synchronous belt drives. That they continue to operate is testimony to their durability—but that should not prevent you from taking advantage of newer synchronous belt drive technology that can improve equipment design, efficiency, and field installations. Synchronous belt technology has taken a…

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