Getting Your Hands on Smart ToolsBy Matthew Jaster, Senior Editor
Forget the IIoT and Industry 4.0 buzzwords. We're not interested in 10 to 15 years down the road or what the factory of the future is going to look like. There are plenty of industrial, automotive and aerospace applications today where smart manufacturing can impact a power transmission system. Here’s a look at some real-world applications where smart components are benefitting manufacturing operations minus all the tech-talk and prognostication. Call it "The Future is Right Now," or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Smart Manufacturing."
Zero Room for Gear Drive Failure Aboard This Ship
For more than 125 years Philadelphia Gear has delivered mission-critical performance and reliable support for the U.S. Navy, even 1000’s of miles offshore. Click to see what “Philadelphia Gear dependability” looks like.
Linear & Rotary Axis Drives- Servo Planetary Reducers
Andantex offers four families of planetary reducers optimized for stiffness & precision. DRP, KRP, and KRPX reducers are dedicated to rack & pinion or pinion ring gear drives with radial and torsionally rigid integral output pinions. SRP is a versatile unit that can be integrated with spilt pinions, ballscrews, couplings.
Inline Helical Gearmotors & Speed Reducers
Our inline helical gear reducers are offered in 14 sizes, with torque capacities up to 14,000 Nm, input power capacities from fractional to 75 HP, gear ratios from 1:1 to 13,500:1. Multiple input options include integral gear motors, inch or metric shafts, NEMA, IEC, and servo motor adapters.
20,000 Stock Metric Gears
KHK USA offers the largest selection of Stock Metric Gears in North America. With over 20,000 configurations, KHK USA has the gear you need typically from stock. KHK USA offers free 3D CAD models for all of our products for easy design of your application. All products are produced in our ISO:9000 & ISO:14000 certified facilities in Japan.
Concentric Maxi Torque Bushing System Applications
Custom Machine & Tool Co., Inc., an innovative designer and market leader, can apply the Concentric Maxi Torque keyless bushing connection system in solving your most demanding high-speed synchronous drive and rotating component applications. Flexible positioning enables customers to easily phase, install, adjust, remove; and reinstall drive components offering precise component positioning.
Igus Slewing Ring Bearing Offers Reduced Size and Weight
Igus has developed a maintenance-free and wear-resistant slewing ring bearing for medium loads that also offers significantly reduced weight and space. The new bearing is 50 percent smaller in installation height, 60 percent lighter and can save users up to 20 percent in costs. The bearing will be particularly effective in automation, stage technology and control panels.
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