Power Transmission

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Hollow shaft mounting eliminates keys

TorqLOC is a compact, keyless, hollow shaft mounting system for speed reducers. Shaft clamping forces are located outside the gearbox, eliminating bearing preload. The gearbox does not slide axially since all forces are radial. Since the clamping collar is on one side, the gearbox can be mounted close to the machine. The clamping assembly is available in corrosion-resistant steel. SEW-Eurodrive, Inc. ; seweurodrive.com TO VOTE, WRITE 132 ON BALLOT For more information, write 132 on card

Seal and bushing enhance gearbox

Barrier seal system combines a V-ring face seal, grease-filled labyrinth, and rotating outer flinger to provide triple protection against contamination and oil seal damage. TorqTaper Plus tapered reducer shaft mounting is reversible, it can be mounted from either side of the gearbox. A stabilizer ring minimizes wobble and resists fretting corrosion. Emerson Power Transmission-EPT Gearing ; emerson-ept.com TO VOTE, WRITE 92 ON BALLOT For more information, write 92 on card

Coupling guard trims to fit

Type MCG guards are designed for coupling-connected electric motor and gearmotor applications requiring a stationary safety guard. The guards are sized based on motor frame size or key dimensions and simply trimmed to length. They replace custom fabricated guards, are available from stock, and offer cost savings up to 80%. Orange Peel-Rotating Shaft Guards ; opguards.com TO VOTE, WRITE 70 ON BALLOT For more information, write 70 on card

Drive has remote pitch control

Z-control on Amacoil/Uhring RG rolling ring linear drive assemblies permits remote, infinite pitch control without changing drive motor speed. This also reduces the risk of injury because adjustments can be made without going near the traversing assembly. The only maintenance required is periodic light lubrication of the shaft and reversal mechanism. Amacoil, Inc. ; amacoil.com TO VOTE, WRITE 17 ON BALLOT For more information, write 17 on card

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