The advantages of plain bearings
Learn more about plain or sleeve bearings which are replacing
rolling-element bearings in a wide range of products including pumps,
wind turbines, and equipment for agriculture and construction.
Lee Supplies MIL-SPEC Springs
Lee Spring is a
leading manufacturer of products in compliance with Military
Specifications for both Compression Springs (MS 24585) and Extension
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These high precision designs meet stringent technical requirements and
are used in a multitude of Military and Aerospace applications, both
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Making springs (video)
This video shows a variety of springs being made and gives a good
overview of what services you can expect from a spring supplier.
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Put a spring in your step
The details behind a so-called "body amplifier", the SpringWalker,
that lets walkers cover greater distances more efficiently.
Blow stuff up!!!
Tired of building things? This games gives you a chance to blow
things up. But it's not as easy as it sounds.
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The EKH flexible coupling is designed to handle 10,000,000 cycles at
rated torque. A resilient polyurethane insert damps vibration and
absorbs slight shaft misalignment in the lateral, axial, and angular
directions while transmitting torque free of backlash.
The EKH is available with English, metric, keyed, and smooth bores and
handles torque from 15 to more than 19,000 lb-in. Three different
insert-hardness levels are available for a choice between torsion
resistance and flexibility levels.
Plastic bearings save money and last
plastic bearings require no oil. They are a self-lubricating and
maintenance-free alternative to bronze or ball bearings. Lower costs
and extend service life with predictable wear rates and life
expectancies. With more than 20 material blends to choose from, igus
offers a longer-life solution at a lower cost. If an iglide bearing is
not available to meet your specifications, igus will custom design a
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excellent vibration dampening and will not corrode. Ask for
complimentary samples and design advice today.
A comprehensive range of standard open gearing products includes
spur, helical, miter, bevel, worms, and worm gears are available. Gears
can be designed and manufactured in steel, cast iron, brass or
Boston Gear, Altra
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Make plans now to attend the Energy Efficiency Web Conference and Expo. The
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with a Resource Center where visitors can download or link to additional
- Power-efficient drive techniques for lighting
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- Designing for SEMI S23 and the Energy Act of 2007
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Machine Design Video Spotlight
||Membrane Switches for
||Joseph Schwartz from The Bergquist
Co. shows Lee Teschler of Machine Design magazine the advantages
of heat-sealed membrane switches over pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA)
membrane switches in harsh environments.
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PT Pilot® Custom Online Drive Selection
Access SEW-Eurodrive's extensive catalog of gearmotors, drives and
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Motor Sizing & Selection
Use project specs to nail down the brushless, DC servo, and/or stepper
motor along with drive products....from Danaher Motion.
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