Industrial Shock Absorbers and Anti-Vibration Mounts

Industrial equipment often experiences an abundance of shocks and impacts, either as a result of the usual applications or as unexpected loads suddenly occurring because of a deviation in the operational process. Often such shocks are pre-empted during the design phase of the equipment, with special shock absorbing materials incorporated into its manufacture. Additional shock-absorbing and vibration-dampening components can be integrated afterwards to help minimise the forces caused by shock loads and constant operational vibrations. Types of Shock-Absorbers and Anti-Vibration Mounts The primary purpose of any shock reduction component is to absorb or deflect kinetic energy away from the load as it stops, sometimes converting it into thermal energy which is then dissipated as heat. This process prevents the kinetic […]

Gearbox Design and Manufacture

Understanding exactly what goes into the design of a gearbox will help anyone who needs to identify the ideal model for their purposes. There is no one-size-fits-all method and many gearbox manufacturers these days even offer entirely customised options for unique applications. Here we will delve into the gearbox design process and explain the steps that an engineer must take in order to develop a gearbox design. Preliminary Gearbox Design Questions The first step is identifying the basic framework within which the more detailed elements will added. Questions a gearbox engineer must ask before commencing the design stage include the likes of what kind of input speed and horsepower the final build will be required to sustain. The engineer will […]

Crane Wheels Supplier

A lot of modern construction projects rely heavily on cranes and their ability to move enormous and extremely heavy loads with relative ease, and it is because of this ability that they require constant maintenance to ensure all a crane’s components are in good working order. One of the most important crane components are the various crane wheels. Suppliers like Yorkshire’s YB Components usually keep a good stock of crane wheels from the top crane wheel manufacturers in order to ship them quickly all around the UK and the rest of the world. The Importance of Crane Wheel Maintenance Crane wheels are pretty much the most important parts within crane-based travelling systems as they enable the crane to function, however […]

Supror Gearboxes

Supror Gearboxes are a professional manufacturer of gearboxes and geared motors as well as planetary and worm gear reducers. Supror planetary gear reducers are especially useful for port machinery applications as they guarantee high efficiency and operational stability. The Supror geared motors come in either co-axial form or in right angle form for applications that require an angle. There are also special reducers available for either horizontal or vertical installation. Introducing Supror Gearboxes Originally based in China, though incorporating some imported Italian technological breakthroughs to guarantee the highest quality product, Supror Transmission have exported their gearbox products to over a hundred countries across five continents, making them one of Asia’s largest exporters of worm gear and planetary reducers. The company […]

Finding the Right Flexible Coupling

Couplings are one of the most commonly sought after machine components as they are necessary to connect two shafts together as a way of transmitting power from one to the other. This demanding role means they experience a lot of wear and tear and are thus one of the most frequently replaced parts of many different types of machine. Different Types of Coupling There are two types of coupling in their most basic form, the rigid type and the flexible type. The former are usually found in applications that require very precise alignment, with the latter mostly used in applications where even a slight amount of misalignment between the shafts can be expected or even necessary. Flexible couplings accommodate misalignment […]

Torque Limiters Explained

Torque limiters are required to protect loads or the equipment itself from the damage caused by excessive torque during a mechanical overload. Sometimes referred to as ‘overload clutches’, they are devices that shut down a machine in order to dissipate the rotational energy being generated by the machine’s operations. Machinery systems that operate at relatively low speeds also end up developing an excess of torque, which becomes a major problem should that machine then malfunction. Machine components such as gearboxes and geared motors or couplings and drive shafts can be seriously damaged by excess torque during a malfunction. Torque limiters prevent this potential damage from crash stops and jams by reducing the torque to a set level. How a Torque […]

Industrial Machine Safety Standards After Brexit

Since 1988, industrial machinery safety standards in Britain have been certified by the Code of Practice for Machine Safety (BS 5304:1975). However, since the uncertainty of Brexit arrived, this standard is under review, although until such a review is complete and any amendments to the original standards are announced, all British industrial businesses should continue to abide by the standards detailed in the original Code of Practice. The original documentation is still available in the archives of the British Standards Institution (BSI), under the title of Published Document PD 5304:2014. New Temporary Euro Standards In addition to the old British standards coming under review, the European Commission has temporarily instituted a set of legally-binding standards for suppliers of goods as […]

Osborn Rollers Load Runners

The Load Runner range manufactured by Osborn Rollers features a variety of heavy-duty idler rollers and associated products designed specifically to maintain accuracy and precision during high-capacity load handling tasks. Osborn’s Load Runners provide high precision performance across numerous applications and are available in all standard configurations, including either metric or imperial, stud or yoke, as well as ranging in rolling sizes up to 12” (30.5cm). The reliable Load Runner rollers will also help to significantly reduce your overall material handling system costs. Specific Attributes of Osborn Load Runners Osborn’s engineers have designed their product to have a unique profile for each and every suitable application, applying their engineering and manufacturing expertise to truly set the Load Runners brand apart […]

Industrial Gearboxes and Transmissions

The words ‘gearbox’ and ‘transmission’ are often used interchangeably, though there are differences as to what each actually means. The differences will be largely dependent on which side of the Atlantic ocean you come from, but with so many excellent industrial gearbox manufacturers out there, it is worthwhile pausing a moment to consider what each term actually means according to who. Transmission or Gearbox? Transmission exists within a power transmission system, which then enables a controlled application of the power being generated. Gearboxes use gears and gear-trains to generate power by converting speed and torque from a rotating power source into another device. The word ‘transmission’ as applied in British English refers directly to the entire drive-train and incorporates the […]

Rulmeca Bulk Handling Rollers

The Rulmeca Group, comprised of the Precismeca, Melco and Rulmeca brands, understands that the movement of goods and especially bulk materials requires state of the art methods and machinery. With a specialised technical competence accumulated over fifty years of experience, the Rulmeca Group have become an international leader in the production of such components and equipment for all types of conveyors. Rulmeca’s range of belt conveyors for bulk handling purposes is especially revered in the multitude of industries they are used in. Their product range includes steel rollers and thermoplastic rollers with rubber rings for impact and return stations. There are also transoms and garland sets for carrying, return and self-aligning stations, as well as drive and idler pulleys for […]