Falk Couplings: What are they and what are they used for

Falk’s couplings have been considered the industry standard for many, many years now. They are renowned for their durability and versatility in a variety of critical applications, with each of the designs having a proven performance record. Just in North America alone, the Falk Steelflex couplings are one of the most frequently requested grid couplings from machinery component distributors. The Falk Wrapflex couplings are also widely sought by many organisations operating in a wide variety of industries around the world.   Falk Steelflex Couplings   There are numerous models of Steelflex coupling which Falk produce, including high-speed, flywheel brakes and controlled torque designs. Each design will have its own specified torque and bore capacities, while a variety of rpm choices […]

A look at Sferax Linear Bearings

Sferax is a Swiss company that specialises in linear bearings manufacture. They produce a wide variety of different bearing types, including Metric ball bearings, Open ball bearings and Miniature ball bearings. Sferax also produces Compact ball bearings and bearings for rotating shafts in both stainless steel and other materials.   A Brief History of Sferax Linear Bearings Manufacture   The Sferax company was originally founded by Claude-André Bétrix back in 1962, before notable expansions in 1967 and 1980 brought the company closer to the globally renowned entity they are regarded as today. These days, not only do they continue to operate out of their main facility in Cortaillod in the west of Switzerland (in a building architecturally designed by Bétrix’s […]

An exploration of Osborn Rollers

Osborn’s Load Runners are some of the most sought after rollers as they have been specially designed to tolerate both thrust and radial loads for a wide variety of heavy-duty applications. They are so good that they are often touted as the complete solution for linear motion control. The Osborn rollers manufacture design is especially useful as it is geared towards ease of application and user convenience. The Osborn designers make use of tapered roller bearings or deep-groove ball bearings and they parts themselves are often pre-cut and drilled according to customer specifications.   About Osborn Rollers Manufacturers   While everyone probably knows the Osborn brand thanks to their patented Load Runners, the main Osborn International company is also a […]

Gearbox Repair Services

Certain components of industrial machinery will always need a repair service every now and then, no matter how well you look after them. Gearboxes can be especially prone to problems which can only be solved with the help of a reliable repair service, mostly due to the fact that transmission systems are usually some of the most complicated mechanisms used in either industrial machinery or vehicles such as cars and trucks.   Part of the problem is that they rely so much on several small and large parts working in unison together, so the potential for one element to throw everything else out of kilter is huge. Thanks to these complex mechanisms, there is usually a high probability that machines […]