Motion Canada earns SKF certifications

Motion Industries has announced that its Motion Canada TechCan Services in Edmonton, Alberta, has recently been authorized as an SKF Certified Rebuilder – Gearboxes, as well as an SKF Certified Rebuilder – Conveyor Pulleys. SKF associates audited TechCan Services and presented certification signifying that TechCan had met all the necessary criteria, with the emphasis on […]

Rexnord introduces its Smart Coupling

Rexnord has announced its Smart Coupling, part of its portfolio of connected products featuring the IIoT Smart Tag Solution. Its Coupling & Shaft Solutions products, including Elastomeric, Disc, Grid, and Gear Coupling products as well as Torque Limiters, are used in a variety of applications across numerous industries in the Energy, Industrial Equipment and Material […]

Bearings help improve bone fracture operations

In a project called “Smart Drill,” students from Germany’s Bremen Institute of Measurement Technology, Automation and Quality Science (BIMAQ) developed an attachment for a medical drill with the goal of improving the safety of bone fracture operations. When fixing a fracture in osteosynthesis, or by means of surgically uniting the ends of the fracture, it […]

Emerson Bearing Boston expands line of split bearings

Emerson Bearing Boston, a bearing company catering to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) markets around the world, has expanded their line of Split Roller Bearings. Used in a variety of applications, from food processing and steel manufacturing to power generation and water treatment facilities, Split Roller Bearings offer great versatility […]

Timken deep groove ball bearings now available

A full range of metric deep groove ball bearings is now available from The Timken Company. The portfolio includes standard, thin section, narrow, wide, miniature and extra-small deep groove ball bearings from 3 to 400 mm bore sizes. Reducing noise and vibration in electric motors is a challenge in many industries, and quiet-running bearings are […]

Freudenberg’s S4 cassette seal for agricultural equipment

Maximum efficiency under extreme operating conditions is crucial for agricultural machinery. The equipment has to function as long and reliably as possible, whether it is used in demanding temperatures, in water and mud, or in dust-filled fields. That’s because downtime and malfunctions, especially during sowing and harvesting, lead to major reductions in profitability. Freudenberg Sealing […]

PTDA Foundation introduces PT WORK Force

Recruiting, hiring, retaining and training employees continues to be an overwhelming challenge for industrial distributors. With a focus on developing resources to assist power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) employers in these critical areas, the PTDA Foundation Board of Trustees will launch the PT WORK Force initiative in 2018. PT WORK Force (where WORK stands for Workforce […]

Rigid shaft adapters solve shaft compatibility issues

A line of rigid clamp-style shaft adapters that come in a  variety of configurations to connect dissimilar shaft sizes and types is available from Stafford Manufacturing Corp. Stafford Shaft Adapters are rigid couplings with a clamp-type female end that fits securely over an output shaft and feature male ends which can be supplied in various […]

Hard-wearing polymer bushings for outdoor gym equipment

If you thought that you could only access shoulder press machines, stair steppers, push-up presses, rowing apparatus, sit-up benches, and waist twist machines in a gym, you haven’t been to several sites in Johannesburg, Newcastle and Cape Town, in South Africa, where rugged outdoor gym equipment, including hard-wearing non-seizing Vesconite bushings, have been installed. Jonathan […]

Spin-welding technology helps redesign bottle cap

Produced by Karma Culture LLC, Karma Wellness Water features a patented cap that protects dry probiotic cultures to maintain the highest efficacy without the need for refrigeration. This product is just one of the latest examples in increasing package complexity fueled by demand for more convenient, on-the-go products. For Karma, that meant finding a way

Support bearings help fabric roll keep turning out products

Dam linings, billboards, butchery aprons, and many others are just some of the items that Arthur Dowson (Pty) Ltd. will start producing at the end of October in Johannesburg, South Africa. The laminating and coating factory is establishing a production line that will be introducing Vesconite Hilube support bearings for its fabric roll shaft. Arthur

Stepper motor steps in for discontinued product line

Quadrel Labeling Systems designs and builds all of their stepper-based Pressure Sensitive and Shrink Sleeve Labeling Systems using stepper motor technologies and has been doing so since the late 1980s. Certain situations can prompt a company to change components within a system. For example, when a supplier is sold to a larger company, which then

Timken elastomeric couplings

Durability for the Long Haul When equipment operates in harsh environments reliability is crucial. Timken Quick-Flex elastomeric couplings can withstand harsh conditions, yet need minimal maintenance. They’re easy-to-install and require no lubrication. With a lifespan that can match that of your equipment, you can keep your overall cost of ownership competitively low. Value Timken Quick-Flex […]

Timken Quick-Flex single-ended spacer couplings

Common on pump applications, Timken stocks standard ansi and iso spacer body lengths for immediate availability. A new larger spacer hub has been added as an option to accommodate larger shaft sizes. Durability There is no metal to metal contact between opposing hubs with Timken Quick-Flex couplings. The only wearing component is the elastomeric insert, […]

PTDA’s industry research reports accelerating growth

The second quarter 2017 Sales History & Outlook Report (SHOR) released by the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) showed power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributor sales accelerated, up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. Second quarter sales were up 10.8% from the second quarter 2016, which is the highest quarterly growth rate in nearly two years. This […]

Webinar: Speed up production using 3D printing

The following is taken from the webinar: Break out of the traditional mold – Speed up production using 3D Printing. Here, DSM Application Development Manager, Brigitte Jacobs covers rapid tooling, the use of 3D printed molds, and a recent study comparing stereolithography with other types of  3D printing. This article has been edited for length and clarity. Brigitte Jacobs:

Lovejoy / Sier-bath gear type couplings

Lovejoy offers a variety of designs and models in its gear coupling family. From standard, off-the-shelf stock to new, high speed, special designs-Lovejoy can satisfy your gear coupling needs. Lovejoy / Sier-Bath gear couplings are stocked in a wide assortment of configurations, which include C and F standard hubs and sleeves, Mill Motor hubs, Vertical […]

Low temperature grease: Rheolube 1000

The newly commercialized, ultrafiltered Pennzane-based grease, Rheolube 1000, joins Nye’s Rheolube 2000 family of greases to extend the life of gears and bearings in lower temperature Aerospace and Vacuum applications. Rheolube 1000 is formulated with a specialized MAC fluid that combines the low vapor pressure and low outgassing of a PFPE, with the lubricity and […]

Heavy duty safety couplings from R+W

R+W has recently introduced two new smaller STN series safety couplings with conical clamping hubs, to bring heavy duty industrial style overload protection into midsize applications. The two new sizes, 2 and 5, cover disengagement torques ranging from 200 to 5,000 Nm, and shaft diameters from 45 to 80mm (1.750 to 3.125-in.). Taking advantage of […]

Guardian Couplings’ curved jaw flange coupling

Guardian Couplings has launched the new curved jaw flange (JF) K45 Series shaft-to-shaft coupling with a bolt-on disc for use with brake calipers. The new torsionally flexible coupling is designed for industrial applications including various types of cranes and hoists, winches, and mining conveyors, reclaimers and draglines. Five models are available with bore sizes from […]

PTDA welcomes six new members

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, recently welcomed six new member companies. Distributor Members Bob Dean Supply Inc (Fort Myers, Fla.) is a distributor of adjustable/variable speed drives, bearings, belt & chain drives, conveyors & material handling components, shaft couplings & u-joints, gearing, […]

Production times on marine bearings reduced

Vesconite Bearings has brought production times on extra large bearings down to 36 hours and was able to complete a simultaneous order for two extra large marine bearings in 48 hours in late September. The quick turnaround order was for two superstave bearings, which are bearings made from plates that are cut and milled and […]

PTDA fundraising for industrial distribution careers

Recruiting, hiring, retaining and training employees continues to be an overwhelming challenge for industrial distributors. The collaborative efforts of the PTDA Foundation’s programs to build awareness of industrial distribution careers continues to garner unprecedented financial support with a final total of nearly $302,000, demonstrating a continued commitment from the industry in reaching the future industrial […]

Slewing ring bearing from igus for equipment monitoring

Slewing rings from igus are used in applications that handle high cycle speeds and loads, including control desks, welding equipment, indexing tables and chainsaws. Therefore, the slewing rings need to be extremely durable and reliable. iglide slewing ring bearings from igus have plastic sliding elements between aluminum or stainless-steel inner and outer bearing rings. These […]

No return to oil for STQ ferries

It is more than twenty years since Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ) retrofitted Thordon Bearings’ water lubricated propeller shaft bearings to the double-ended ferries Armand-Imbeau and Jos-Dechênes, as part of an ambitious vessel modification project. It was in 1996 that STQ decided to lengthen each of the ferries by 19.2m (63-ft.) to increase passenger […]