Linear speed adjusts mechanically
Uhing rolling ring linear drives with the H-lever option provide accurate slow down and ramp-up to linear speed independently of drive motor speed. For applications requiring deceleration prior to reversal followed by gradual acceleration, the lever is an inexpensive alternative to clutches, cams, and gears. Instead of adjusting linearly with electronic controls and programming, it is done mechanically.
Amacoil, Inc. : amacoil.com TO VOTE, WRITE 1 ON BALLOT For more information, write 1 on card
Program analyzes V-belt drives
Drive Pro version 1.0 is a Windows-based program that is user friendly and analyzes V-belt drives with up to 20 pulleys and seven load conditions. The package includes length analysis, drive layout, idler map, tensioning options, drive tensions, shaft loads, and estimated drive life. Various cautions and warnings appear, when appropriate, to help the user recognize potential problems.
Carlisle Power Transmission Products, Inc. : cptbelts.com TO VOTE, WRITE 22 ON BALLOT For more information, write 22 on card
Shaft alignment training is interactive
iLearnAlignment provides detailed, computer-based training on shaft alignment, including dial indicator and laser alignment methods. Over 900 interactive, fully narrated slides cover all essential topics. 3D animations and simulator programs make alignment concepts and procedures easy to understand. Approximately 100 animations illustrate the fundamentals of misalignment and alignment procedures.
Mobius : ilearninteractive.com TO VOTE, WRITE 42 ON BALLOT For more information, write 42 on card
Filter maximizes media
Ultipleat SRT filters have an innovative pack design that maximizes the amount of filter media in an element. Combined with stress-resistant media technology, antistatic construction, coreless/cageless makeup and an into-out-of flow path, the result is a smaller, lighter weight filter element that does not sacrifice filter service life. The filter design provides more consistent particulate removal.
Pall Corp., Machinery & Equipment div. : pall.com/ultipleat TO VOTE, WRITE 61 ON BALLOT For more information, write 61 on card
Vent protects gearbox
PosiVent replaces a traditional vent plug in a speed reducer, contracting and expanding as needed to let the gearbox breathe without letting in contaminants such as water or dust. It also is able to operate in any orientation, meaning the gearbox can be used in any position. The design includes a single seal, guaranteeing the vent will not leak or come apart over the life of the gearbox.
Boston Gear, Colfax Power Transmission Group : bostongear.com TO VOTE, WRITE 150 ON BALLOT For more information, write 150 on card
Hollow bore gearmotor
H Box hollow bore gearmotors have a 1-in. dia. bore hollow output shaft that can be connected directly to the driven load. This saves space and eliminates shaft couplings, chains, or sprockets as well as chain guards. Features include: chill cast bronze gearing; 10, 20, 30, and 60:1 ratios; and synthetic, food-grade oil. The gearmotors are offered in single and three-phase configurations and in
Baldor Electric Co. : baldor.com TO VOTE, WRITE 158 ON BALLOT For more information, write 158 on card
System provides machinery monitoring
CMM is a permanently installed, continuous condition monitoring system, consisting of transducers, converters, power supply modules, and combined display and control modules. The transducers measure bearing condition, vibration severity, and temperature. The converters transform shock pulse and vibration transducer signals into 4%%MDASSML%%20 mA analog signals. The display modules have two input channels.
SPM Instrument AB : spminstrument.com TO VOTE, WRITE 279 ON BALLOT For more information, write 279 on 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