A free Belt Drive Preventive Maintenance and Safety Program provides information to help avoid costly belt failures and increase production uptime. A belt maintenance and safety expert can be sent to your site to help maximize the efficiency and longevity of belt drive systems. Register at the site to request this preventive maintenance and safety seminar.
Gates Corp. , gates.com , Write 300 on PE card
Custom plastic bearings
A plastic bearing solution to suit any application can be delivered quickly with no lead time. Sixteen high-performance, engineered polymers (such as Q for high loads, H for wet environments, and L280 for extended service life) boast unique properties. All bearings come in traditional sleeve, flange, and thrust washer design but can be molded to meet an unusual application.
igus, inc. , igus.com , Write 301 on PE card
Tamper resistant (locking) Swing-Couplings cannot be removed without the use of a special tool. This makes them the perfect coupling in plants that need to restrict workers' ability to change out pneumatic tools. The coupling possesses inherent safety features that allow for safe connection and disconnection without pressure kickback or hose whip.
EFC Intl. , efc-intl.com , Write 302 on PE card, Tough gauge
The Ashcroft digital gauge comes in three case styles: welded stainless steel, fiberglass reinforced thermoplastic, and cast aluminum. Safety features include pressure ranges on the keypad and a bar graph to reduce the possibility of accidental overpressure. Proof pressure equals two times the gauge range and meets ASME B40.7.
Dresser Instruments , ashcroft.com , Write 303 on PE card
PT Series Disposable Filter Cartridges provide high-efficiency microglass filtration for applications in industrial and metalworking industries. The filter is available in two diameters and three lengths for flow ranges from 5 to 50 gpm. The PT2 and PT4 filter cartridges utilize Microglass III media in 2, 5, 10, and 20 microns. There is an integral 25-psi bypass valve.
Parker Hannifin, Hydraulic Filter Div. , parker.com , Write 304 on PE card
Shaft flaw detection
ShafTest ultrasonic flaw detection system uses unique volumetric grid scanning to test large, complex shafts. The portable system allows fast in-situ scanning from the shaft end, maximizes data capture and detail, while 3D graphic displays and software tools speed and simplify crack analysis.
Uni-Tech Engineering , unitechsales.com , Write 305 on PE card
Reducer eliminates alignment
QC 700 Series worm gear speed reducers are designed for applications that experience aggressive washdown, heavy shock loading, or frequent motor changes. The reducer utilizes a "quick connect" coupling system that enables the motor to connect and disconnect from the reducer without the need for a large coupling alignment hole.
Boston Gear , bostongear.com , Write 306 on PE card
A specialty bearing product line includes Type SX adapter deep groove ball bearings with tapered bores and sleeves for mounting on inch-size shafting, Type CONV conveyor roll ball bearings for inboard and outboard idler roller applications, and Industrial Truck Mast guide bearings with heavy-section outer rings.
MRC Bearing Services , mrcbearingservices.com , Write 307 on PE card
Static Rod Lock is a spring-engaged, air-released rod lock designed to clamp and hold cylinder rods and shafts up to 13/ 8 -in. diameter. Features include: extremely low backlash (0.000 to 0.003 in.), high clamping force, IP67 rated for washdown, small air chamber, 60 psi air released, and rated for more than 3,000,000 cycles.
Nexen Group, Inc. , nexengroup.com , Write 308 on PE card
Accumulators store power
Accumulators are designed to store fluid power for intermittent duty cycles, economizing pump drive power. They can also provide emergency or standby power, compensate for leakage loss, and dampen periodic pulsations and shocks. Accumulators are available in diaphragm and bladder designs.
Bosch Rexroth Corp. , boschrexroth-us.com , Write 309 on PE card
Disk seal protects bearings
NILOS-Ring steel disk seals offer protection for grease-lubricated roller bearings in applications where washdown or regular exposure to liquids is required. Their design uniquely incorporates a Viton gasket, which enhances sealing performance, especially when liquids are in permanent contact with bearing housings.
SKF Motion Technologies , linearmotion.skf.com , Write 310 on PE card
A catalogue details proper sizing, selection, applications, and installation of shaft locking devices. Nine models include one external and eight internal designs for applications from low-torque situations with small radial dimensions to medium and high-torque applications.
Lovejoy, Inc. , lovejoy-inc.com , Write 311 on PE card
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey