Heynau H-Drive and Mini Drive

Heynau Getreibe manufacture high quality traction drives that are especially suited to operations where noise reduction is important. Their products are also renowned for having long lives while providing plenty of speed and power transmission options for a wide variety of applications. Below we take a closer look at the H-Drive and Mini Drive from the Heynau product catalogue. Heynau Gearboxes – H-Drive As a mechanical variable speed drive, the Heynau H-Drive is one of the most popular and reliable traction drives on the market. The all-steel construction is very basic and only features a few components which promotes reliability. These Heynau gearboxes are ideal for applications that require quiet operation as well as premium precision and a steady speed […]

Pneumatic Industrial Components

There are few better manufacturers of pneumatic industrial machinery components than the firm best known as Parker. The American conglomerate’s merging of the quick connect coupling specialist Rectus (renowned for the Rectus hose coupling) with the hydraulic connecting element specialist Tema created an unrivalled pneumatic parts manufacturer. Now Parker boast a stacked catalogue full of air hose and quick couplings for as many different applications as exist in the world. Below we run through a selection of some of the Parker products available today. Series 20 – Air Hose Quick Coupling Similar to the original Rectus hose coupling, the Series 20 couplings are specially built for pneumatic air hoses. Parker’s version is a general purpose quick coupling with nipples that […]

Factory Robot Technology Increases Worldwide

A recent report published by industrial industry research experts reveals that global investment in robotic technology is set to increase significantly over the next eight years. The Industrial Robots Market Update published by ABI Research predicts sales of commercial robotics in the industrial manufacturing sector will grow to almost £17 billion by 2027. Capability of Robotics Has ‘Improved Significantly’ One of the main reasons why robotic technology is being adopted in such large numbers around the world is the fact that the capabilities of industrial robotics have improved so much over the last few years. ABI Research’s principal analyst, Lian Jye Su, was interviewed by industrial machinery website Design News, where he remarked on this advancement of robotic capabilities. Lian […]

Volvo Recalls 200,000 Faulty Cars

It seems that Swedish car manufacturer Volvo might be in need of some reliable repair services soon as they have begun recalling over 200,000 of their vehicles due to recently discovered engineering issues.   The recall is voluntary, with the problematic issues believed to be associated with one of the fuel lines in the engine compartment, and not anything immediately dangerous to drivers of the affected cars. While the problem is not believed to cause any imminent danger – as indeed it would had the brakes or gear-motors been affected – the issue is certainly serious enough that the company is willing to attract what will undoubtedly be some poor media coverage for the recall.   It is one of […]

How to Eliminate Maintenance Guesswork

All manufacturers of industrial machinery and machine parts will soon be able to benefit from predictive maintenance born of machine learning, according to an expert in the field who is due to explain his ideas at the upcoming Pacific Design and Manufacturing show in the USA in February. Kayed Almasarweh is the head of Cognitive Solutions for IBM, as well as being the lead for IBM’s artificial intelligence supercomputer ‘Watson’, and he believes that machine learning has progressed to the stage where it can help all manufacturers avoid machine failures, no matter how big or small the company is. Advancing machine reliability would of course result in a reduction in the need for repair services and the often costly machine […]

Spaggiari Gearboxes

Spaggiari Trasmissioni was acquired by the Motovario Corporation back in 1999, and they have since spent the best part of the first two decades of the new millennium designing and manufacturing some of the highest quality gearboxes and gear reducers on the market. Below we take a closer look at just a few of the products available through Spaggiari suppliers like YB Components. Spaggiari Parallel Shaft Gearboxes – PBH Series The Spaggiari bevel helical gear reducers are designed for use with heavy machinery. They are made out of cast iron to be robust with only minimum maintenance requirements, and their installation and application is easy thanks to the modern design concept. The Motovario PBH series (as they are also known) […]

Li-Ming Motors

Based in China, the Li-Ming Machinery company specialise in the design and manufacture of high tech speed reduction motors and helical gear reducers, worm gear and planetary gear reducers. Here we take a closer look at some of the products in Li-Ming’s high quality planetary gear reducer range. Li-Ming SERVOBOX Motors Li-Ming’s SERVOBOX series of planetary reducers make good use of helical gears to create a high precision performance. The gears themselves are precision machined which enables these Li-Ming geared motors to achieve extremely accurate gear engagement. Also helping to achieve the high engagement and performance accuracy is the amount of backlash compensation each of these Li-Ming geared motors possess. The 1-stage planetary gear reducers of the SERVOBOX series have […]

Exploring Lenze Pulleys

Lenze Selection are the company who manufacture all the Lenze variable speed pulleys and belts. They took on that new name in 2013 after previously being known simply as Lenze since they first entered the drive components industry back in the 1970s. Since then they have continued expanding the range of Lenze products available to order with each of them meeting the high quality standards customers have come to expect from the company. Below we focus on a few of Lenze’s available belt drive products. Lenze Ribbed V-belt These variable speed belts are designed to produce high quality performance in tight spaces. They offer greater flexibility and reduced heat generation, both of which minimise the risk of cracks forming in […]

Ballscrews and Space Telescopes

Ballscrews are not usually considered a particularly interesting talking point, but their inclusion in the construction of an exciting new space project may shine a slightly more intriguing light upon them. The James Webb Space Telescope A special kind of ballscrew has become an integral part of the construction of the James Webb Space Telescope, which is intended to be the successor to the famous Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble was launched into low orbit back in 1990 and was a basic reflector using a 2.4m long mirror that was equipped with multiple instruments to acquire clear views of the deeper universe in both infrared and ultraviolet light, as well as visible light. Since its launch, Hubble has transmitted immeasurable amounts […]

Desch Couplings

Desch are a German manufacturer specialising in the design of industrial clutches and couplings. Here we focus on three of their excellent coupling designs in the form of the flexible Habix and Hadeflex couplings, as well as the sturdier Orpex coupling. Desch Habix Couplings Desch’s Habix coupling is a flexible jaw coupling that enables a versatile connection of two shafts that can handle multiple torque power variants. The two halves do not require a particularly high accuracy of shaft alignment to be connected and thus they are easy to install and maintain. The machined Habix couplings also boast excellent precision as their primary operating characteristic, as well as being distortion-free and displaying an impressive durability. Operational safety is also guaranteed […]