Industrial IoT using artificial intelligence

Alchemy IoT, a provider of IoT Asset Intelligence for industrial applications, today launched with $4 million seed funding from Aweida Venture Partners and several angel investors. The startup’s cloud-based application, Clarity helps users achieve a greater return on their industrial assets and competitive advantage. The product introduces a “no-code” approach to IoT Asset Intelligence that […]

PTDA 2018 Leadership Development Conference

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is now taking registrations for the PTDA 2018 Leadership Development Conference to be held on March 22-23, 2018, at the Hotel Contessa, San Antonio, Texas. PTDA members continuously seek ways to educate their future management teams so they can step into a supervisory role ready to excel. The PTDA […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Rigid shaft adapters solve shaft compatibility problems

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 lengths and ends to solve shaft compatibility problems. Providing a host of solutions, these adapters are offered in step-up and step-down configurations with or without keyways and […]

Disc pack couplings for explosion-protected atmospheres

Having experienced increased demand for torsionally rigid disc pack couplings for use in explosion-protected atmospheres, R+W Antriebselemente GmbH has expanded its range of industrial couplings. The disc pack couplings in the LP1, LP2 and LP3 series – including the 25,000 size – are now available for use in ATEX areas. The R+W disc pack couplings […]

SP3 metal bellows coupling with external clamping ring

The range of SP3 metal bellows couplings has been expanded to include new models. The welded design is capable of transferring torques of between 800 and 10,000 Nm. Previous models of the SP3 with external clamping ring were available for torques of between 60 and 500 Nm. The coupling can be installed via the external […]

Regal Beloit coupling maintenance- Pt. 2

This is part two of a two-part article on coupling maintenance from Regal Beloit. Equipment and Operating Conditions Simulation of the torsional vibration response of a drivetrain is a critical analysis technique because it allows for the evaluation of transmitted torques during the equipment design stage. Because some degree of uncertainty is present in the […]

Regal Beloit coupling maintenance for critical equipment- Pt. 1

Regal Beloit Corporation, is a manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission components. Unplanned outages due to mechanical failures can cost millions of dollars of lost production time to Oil and Gas companies. While it’s difficult to quantify the cost of unplanned downtime, an outage of a single day may […]

High gain type coupling from NBK: Video

In this video, we see a single-piece construction coupling with the two aluminum hubs molded and vibration-absorbing rubber. The “XG2” designing with damping and high rigidity helps the coupling meet servomotors’ demanding high gain and its precision positioning requirement. NBK www.nbk1560.com

NBK Flexus line

This is a multi-functional part made of various materials with slits and the portion between the slits works as a spring. It is a simple structure made of various materials with slits and its functionality is demonstrated in a flexible coupling( MST and MSX ). This protects arbitrary spring properties against compression, tension, shearing, and […]

Shaft collar evolution

The first mass-produced collars were used primarily online shafting in early manufacturing mills. These early shaft collars were solid ring types, employing square-head set screws that protruded from the collar. Protruding screws proved to be a problem because they could catch on a workmen’s clothing while rotating on a shaft, and pull them into the […]

KTR developing a new servo coupling

KTR has developed a steel lamina coupling for servo drives in the higher power range. The backlash-free and torsionally rigid RADEX-NC High Torque covers speeds up to 27,500 rpm while transmitting torques up to 2,000 Nm. Main application ranges are machine tools as well as measuring and test bench technology. KTR will introduce the coupling […]

Split hub clamps

Custom designed split hub clamps that can be manufactured to OEM specifications for use with hollow shaft motors, encoders, and gearboxes are being introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington, Massachusetts. Stafford Split Hub Clamps are available in one and two-piece clamp-style designs machined from a variety of materials with special features such as wider […]

Locking devices: basic designs and applications

A locking device is a mechanical component that prevents mated shafts and other machine elements from moving out of position when subjected to external forces. Operating conditions such as initial installation error, temperature variations, vibration and others can all cause issues. These are critical components. The safety of an entire system often relies on locking devices. […]

Update on flexible-coupling considerations for OEM and plant designs

Couplings connect rotating shafts in equipment powered by electric motors and other drives. All transmit torque and angular velocity. Flexible variations compensate for misalignment. Many of the latter even address vibration and improve system dynamics. Design considerations include machine or installation construction and backlash, torsional stiffness, damping, inertia, torque ratings, maximum rpm, size, misalignments, ease […]