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Cooling Tower Components: Pros and ConsBy Jerome Jennings, global product manager, SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
Cooling towers can use several power transmission technologies, including a gear drive, belt drive, direct drive, and electronically commutated (EC) drive. Each has advantages and disadvantages. The proper selection strikes an appropriate balance of initial cost versus operating costs.
General Purpose Aluminum Worm Speed ReducersOur economical aluminum body worm speed reducers provide highly reliable power transmission for general purpose applications. 9 sizes with 12 standard ratios are available. NEMA, IEC, or servo motor adapters are offered, supporting up to 40HP motors. These gearboxes provide improved performance, high reliability, and easy maintenance.
EDUCATIONAL VIDEO ON PRECISION SAFETY COUPLINGS
Learn about how R+W ball-detent torque limiters protect equipment from overload in ways that electronic controls cannot. This new video includes how they're made, how they work, how to use them, and why they matter.
Flexxpump: Specialized lubrication pumps
A new high-performance system automatically lubricates rack and pinions, open gearing, linear guideways, ball screws, and chain drives. This compact unit, is available in three sizes 125/250, 400/500 and 1500/2000, delivers grease or oil to the item being lubricated through a piston pump with programmable frequency and delivery rate.
Don't get stuck with automation issues
Recognizing seal feedability problems during the production process often occurs too late for a simple solution. Here at Apple Rubber, we have over 40 years of experience in rubber parts. That's why people call us when rubber automated assembly feedability issues arise.
Level the eCommerce Playing Field
“AD made our 300,000-item site possible through their e-content platform, and since we’ve launched, they’ve done a tremendous job supporting us as a strategic partner and by providing technical expertise.” - Gary Khodanian, eCommerce & Marketing Manager, Quality Mill Supply Co.
Voith Expands Houston-Area Operations
Voith has announced that it has secured a location in Houston for use as a customer service center for the turbomachinery market. The 32,000-square-foot site is expected to open in January 2019. The new facility allows Voith to provide its customers with a variety of OEM services including repairs, retrofitting and overhaul service for a number of Voith products including industrial and high speed gearboxes, Vorecons, torque converters and fluid couplings.
NUM Launches Hollow Shaft Direct Drive Torque Motors
CNC specialist NUM has significantly expanded its portfolio of motors for machine tool applications by launching a range of high performance brushless torque motors. Employing innovative optimized magnetics, NUM’s new TMX series direct drive motors have an extremely low cogging torque – almost half that of competitors’ motors.
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