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Gears & Gearboxes
Shorter drive targeting smaller, lighter robotic rigs
Gears & Gearboxes : 20 April, 2015
Gear specialist Harmonic Drive UK has launched a gear component set for use in robotics and motion control. The market for motion control experienced a 6% rise in 2014, reaching a revenue of $12.2bn, according to a recent survey by the IHS. Similarly, the industrial robotics market is growing by 6.2% annually and is currently worth $28.9bn. Expecting this growth to continue for the rest of 2015, Harmonic Drive has developed a new, shorter, SHD drive targeting the trend for smaller, lighter rigs.
Intermediate sizes for parallel and bevel helical gearboxes
Gears & Gearboxes : 23 April, 2014
The Bonfiglioli heavy duty parallel and bevel helical gearboxes HDP and HDO are now more competitive thanks to the new 125 size. HDP 125 and HDO 125 are available in two, three and four stages, with a range of reduction ratios from 1:9 to 1:500.
UK source of standard and customer worm gear sets
Gears & Gearboxes : 15 April, 2014
RA Rodriguez is introducing Framo Morat standard and custom worm gear sets to the UK market. Manufactured in Germany, these high-quality yet very competitively priced products are available in large or small quantities. There is plenty of in-depth technical support available directly in the UK as well as from Framo Morat’s experts in Germany. Darren Reynolds is the new Product Manager for Gears at RA Rodriguez.
Mini frequency inverter with integrated micro-PLC for simple technical applications
Gears & Gearboxes : 15 April, 2014
WEG has added the CFW100 mini frequency inverter to its line. It is available in three sizes (A, B and C) for rated motor power from 0.18 to 0.75kW and rated current from 1.6 to 4.2A. With a height of 100 to 126mm, a width of 55mm and a depth of 129mm, the CFW100 units are among the smallest frequency inverters currently available.
Lightweight, hygienic helical bevel gear units for food conveyors
Gears & Gearboxes : 19 April, 2013
For hygienically demanding applications, Nord Drivesystems supplies aluminium two-stage helical bevel gear units in five sizes with a maximum torque of 660Nm that are easy to clean.
Nord UK plant gains ISO14001: 2004 accreditation
Gears & Gearboxes : 10 March, 2013
Nord Drivesystems' UK sales and assembly facility has achieved ISO 14001: 2004 accreditation by LRQA following approval of its Environmental Management System (EMS).
Harmonic gearhead with strain-wave gearing challenges planetary gearheads
Gears & Gearboxes : 01 March, 2013
Nexen Group is showcasing diverse motion control products at Hannover Messe 2013, 8-12 April in Hannover, Germany, including its roller pinion system (RPS) and precision ring drive (PRD), together with the newest addition, the harmonic gearhead.
Robust geared motors for steel mills
Gears & Gearboxes : 19 February, 2013
Nord Drivesystems supplies TENV and TEFC motors as well as resilient gearboxes for all kinds of processes in the harsh environments of the steel industry. The internationally active manufacturer configures individual low-maintenance drives meeting the thermal and overload requirements of this sector.
Geared motors with have smart head for positioning tasks
Gears & Gearboxes : 01 February, 2013
Geared motors with integrally mounted frequency inverters have same functional range as centralised series of cabinet-installed inverters.
High load worm gear jacks feature pre-assembled modules
Gears & Gearboxes : 15 November, 2012
Thomson's worm gear screw jacks MULI and JUMBO set high engineering standards for precision and reliability and meet safety, cost-efficiency, and durability mandates.
Geared motor same-day assembly service expanded for ATEX Gas and Dust up to 18.5kW
Gears & Gearboxes : 01 November, 2012
Nord Drivesystems has expanded its fast assembly service for ATEX geared motors to include Gas Zone 1 & 2 and Dust Zone 21 & 22 for nominal motor power ratings up to 18.5kW.
Zero-backlash harmonic gearhead integrated with roller pinion system
Gears & Gearboxes : 03 October, 2012
Nexen Group launched its breakthrough Harmonic Gearhead at this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago. With over 100,000 attendees present to preview the newest manufacturing technologies from nearly 2000 exhibitors, Nexen’s Harmonic Gearhead debuted to outstanding feedback.
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