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Power transmission tech aimed to increase efficiency, safety

By |  October 18, 2021
Photo: ABB

Photo: ABB

The Torque-Arm II is now offered with an enhanced safety belt guard. According to ABB, the belt guard is designed to protect workers from rotating equipment and provide users with several improvements. A sliding guard prevents access to the rotating motor shaft, and expanded side and bottom guards eliminate access to the spinning bushing and offer viewing ports to read nameplate information without having to remove the guard. Additionally, larger sizes offer an access port for routine inspection and maintenance of v-belts, utilizing a small, lightweight panel instead of requiring the removal of the entire front of the guard.


Noticeable improvements present in gear units

Photo: SEW Eurodrive

Photo: SEW Eurodrive

The X.e Series is the next generation of helical and bevel-helical industrial gear units from SEW-Eurodrive. The X.e generation, which builds off of the X-Series units, was developed to the latest international standards with advanced calculations, according to the company. The X.e gear units were tried and tested in the harshest of conditions, both in simulated laboratories and real-world applications. The results are improvements that increase lifetime, reduce maintenance and offer cooler operating temperatures while maintaining the footprint and mounting geometry of the existing X-Series product, SEW-Eurodrive says. The X.e generation allows for additional customization, including multiple fan designs and diameters housed in one common shroud. Also, dust-protected, radial labyrinth and contactless sealing solutions are available in both standard and regreasable designs.


Photo: Regal Beloit

Photo: Regal Beloit

Solutions to convert power into motion with energy efficiency

The Regal electromechanical powertrain offering encompasses a range of Regal Beloit-produced components – including motors, speed reducers, gearing, couplings, bearings and belt drives – that can be integrated to create complete end-to-end solutions, customized to meet specific application requirements and optimized to maximize energy efficiency and productivity. In addition to helping customers design, assemble and commission their powertrains, Regal says it can monitor a solution’s ongoing performance through its cloud-based Perceptiv Internet of Things platform. Data collected and analyzed via Perceptiv can support a range of diagnostic and prognostic activities, the company says, enabling customers to sustain high performance from their assets.


Photo: Force Control Industries

Photo: Force Control Industries

Fan-cooled clutch brakes deliver relief

Fan-cooled Posidyne clutch brakes allow rapid and precise stopping, starting, speed change and positioning even in harsh environments such as high-heat, high-cycle rates and high-inertia loads. According to Force Control Industries, oil shear technology transmits torque through lubricated surfaces so there is no wear and no heat buildup, meaning the clutch brakes require no maintenance or adjustment. The housing is continuously cooled by adding fan cooling, providing as much as four and a half times the cooling capacity of non-fan models, the company says. Fan-cooled Posidyne clutch brakes allow for rates of up to 300 cycles per minute, increasing production rates with less downtime. They are ideal for applications with frequent start and stop cycles.


Photo: Bosch Rexroth

Photo: Bosch Rexroth

Small hydraulic motor undergoes transformation

The Hägglunds Atom from Bosch Rexroth takes over for the Hägglunds CAb, supplying more revolutions per minute and more power. The result is a tiny, power-dense package that’s ideal for mobile, marine and recycling applications, the company says. Revamped and renamed, Bosch Rexroth says the Hägglunds Atom is a powerhouse in a miniature form, featuring a maximum torque of up to 13.6 kNm and a specific torque of 40 Nm/bar. It supplies full torque at speeds up to 400 rpm and has a maximum power of 394 kW. The compact and lightweight motor fits on a winch on land or at sea, the company adds, and it can easily handle shock loads at peak pressure of up to 420 bar.


Photo: Master Power Transmission

Photo: Master Power Transmission

Robust shaft mount reducer made in U.S.

Fortis MXD series gearbox features ductile iron housing, premium bearings and a premium backstop, according to Master Power Transmission. Fortis MXD, which is manufactured in Columbus, Indiana, features accessories such as motor mounts, belt guards, CEMA adapter kits, taper bushing kits and parts.


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