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The proof of the reliability of a gear drive is now an additional requirement. In Europe, the acceptance authorities for wind turbines are requesting a system reliability proof from gearbox manufacturers. The AGMA committee reviewing the AGMA 6006 standard for wind turbines is considering adding a chapter about design for reliability. However, reliability considerations are not new; NASA, for example, was in the 1980s using reliability concepts for gear drives.
OEMs can minimize the cost of ownership by using highly efficient motors and recognizing when unreliable motors are driving up the operating costs of their applications.
Prototype and Process Development Ensuring Stable Quality at the Highest Level
Now more than ever, manufacturing companies are examining what steps need to be taken to ensure improvements to machine reliability by predicting system failures and minimizing downtime.
SKF Insight ups the ante on condition monitoring technology.
In recent years, gearbox technology has advanced and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have specified required gear oils to meet the lubrication requirements of these new designs. Modern gearboxes operate under severe conditions while maintaining their reliability to ensure end-user productivity. The latest generation of industrial gear lubricants can provide enhanced performanceâ”even under extreme operating conditionsâ”for optimal reliability and reduced cost of operation.
Durability requirements must be balanced with the need for lightweight and low-cost solutions which meet noise and vibration targets whilst also exhibiting excellent efficiency.
It is a simple fact: better lubrication can lead to dramatic energy savings and an improved bottom line. This ought to interest any plant manager who is looking for ways to reduce operating costs, and it is especially significant at a time when stricter government regulations are in direct contradiction to reducing costs. Lubrication reliability is the solution; this article will describe how manufacturing plants can use âœlubrication reliability best-practicesâ to reduce their energy consumption, emissions and operating costs—all at the same time.
Engineers typically learn that the bearing L10 life can be estimated using the so called âœC/P methodâ â” or the âœbasic rating lifeâ of the bearing, a method rooted in the 1940s. Major developments have since led to the âœmodified rating life,â released in ISO 281:2007, which includes the aiso life modification factor. In this paper a succession of equations used for bearing life ratings are reviewed, and current bearing life rating practices are discussed in detail. It is shown that â” despite the introduction more than 30 years ago of the adjustment factor of the basic rating life, and the standardization in 2007 of the aiso modification factor â” use of these improved calculation methods are not practiced by all engineers. Indeed â” many continue referring to the old model as a way of seeking compliance with existing, established practices.
In most applications, gearbox reliability is critical to the productivity of the overall plant operation. So it follows that when industry is looking at the best ways to increase efficiency, reduce downtime, and increase profitability, gearbox performance and reliability are key factors. Designing for repair, and writing effective repair procedures, can speed the service time, and provide a quality refurbishment. The best practices listed in this article are proven, effective methods used to install and remove bearings, seals, gears, couplings and shafts within a gearbox.
Faulhaber Provides Motor Technology for Pipe Renovation Projects
Todayâ™s competitive industrial gear marketplace demands products with excellent reliability, high capacity and low noise. Surface-hardened, ground tooth gearing predominates, but the legacy tooth forms handicap further improvements in capacity and noise generation. Vehicle and aircraft equipment use tooth forms not found in the standard tables to achieve better performance â” with little or no increase in cost. This paper will propose adopting these high-contact ratio forms to industrial use.
Single-vendor sourcing has probably never been more attractive to businesses of all typesâ”especially manufacturingâ”than it is today. The concept makes perfect sense, especially for companies that buy power transmission and motion control components. Big dollars and perhaps even bigger safety issues ride on the quality, performance and reliability of the components used for any number of applications.
Electric motors are often considered a mature industryâ” one whose basic technology wasinvented more than a century ago and whose fundamental concepts havenâ™t changed much since. But new applications continue to demand change. Engineers want greater efficiency, more precise control and improved reliability.
Mean Time Between Failures is a very frequent and broadly used reliability measure of components, systems and devices used mainly in conjunction with electrical and electronic equipment.
This paper summarizes the chemical, metallurgical and physical aspects of bearing steels and their effect on rolling bearing life and reliability.
Th e signing of a contract for more than 5,000 sets of SKFâ™s latest high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings (HCCRB) for wind turbines will impart added load-carrying capacity, more reliability and longer life to the Nanjing Gear Companyâ™s (NGC) line of gearboxes for wind generation applications.
This paper is part 2 of 2 in a series that summarizes the chemical, metallurgical and physical aspects of bearing steels and their effect on rolling bearing life and reliability.
Gear drives deliver power to industrial equipment such as bulk material conveyors, mixers, pumps and paper mills. The reliability that translates into greater uptime and profitability begins by specifying and selecting the proper drives for these critical applications.
Pneumatics Ensures Reliability in Packaging Application
Reliability and maintenance engineers can improve uptime and save money on both long-term maintenance and downtime costs by properly diagnosing and correcting bearing vibration issues when they exceed their acceptable limits. This requires inspecting the housing as well as the liner for wear, and replacing them as a pair when the housing is worn, so that wear-in between the mating surfaces can occur.
The Latest Clutch & Brake Technology Looks at Reliability, Cost and Design Specifications.
News Items About reliability
1 Moticont Linear Voice Coil Motor Offers High-Speed and Reliability (December 28, 2018)
Moticont’s GVCM-051-025-01 Linear Voice Coil Motor features: High acceleration/deceleration, high speed, high reliability, zero b...
2 Revolvo's Water Wheel Bearings Improve Efficiency and Reliability (December 17, 2014)
For any power generation project, efficiency and reliability are two very important characteristics. So, when a 2-star Michelin restauran...
3 KISSsoft 03/2017 Release Allows Users to Evaluate Reliability of Gear Units, Individual Gears and Rolling Bearings (August 23, 2017)
A function in KISSsoft Release 03/2017 enables you to evaluate the reliability of gear units, individual gears and rolling bearings. ...
4 Zero-Max ServoClass Couplings Provide Reliability Benefits in Servo and Stepper Motor Applications (April 27, 2020)
Zero-Max announced that its ServoClass Couplings provide important reliability and misalignment advantages in servo motor, and stepper mo...
5 SKF Black Oxide Bearings Promote Reliability (June 11, 2014)
SKF black oxide bearings add a surface layer of protection to promote higher reliability and performance for wind turbines...
6 Nord Gearmotors Offer Reliability for Rolling Mills (January 16, 2012)
In recent years, Nord Drivesystems has been very active in the steel industry in China and India. Nord has supplied 2,500 geared motors t...
7 Baldor Type E Series Ensures Performance and Reliability (August 1, 2011)
Baldor Electric Company, a Fort Smith, Arkansas-based manufacturer of energy-saving, industrial electric motors, drives, mechanical power...
8 Klüber Gear Oils Provide Improved Component Reliability (July 12, 2016)
Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, provides high-performance gear oils that are based on high-gra...
9 Sulzer Pump Field Services Vital to Maintaining Reliability (February 5, 2018)
Large pumps, such as those operated in the oil and gas, power generation and water industries perform a crucial role and represent a si...
10 R+W Introduces Intelligent Couplings for Process Reliability (December 20, 2019)
Accurate measurement of torque and other parameters can be a challenge in machinery applications, as measurements taken at the drive and ...
11 Sulzer Extends Wind Turbine Reliability (July 30, 2019)
Electricity is essential to everyday modern life. Turning on the lights, watching television, getting a cold drink out of a refrigerator ...
12 Sulzer Improves Gas Turbine Reliability (May 2, 2018)
Gas turbines are employed around the world to provide power. As vital pieces of equipment, they require regular maintenance to provide ...
13 Advanced Machine Reliability Resources Merges with Generation Systems (June 29, 2020)
Advanced Machine Reliability Resources (AMRRI) and Generation Systems Inc. (GSI), creator of Lube-It management software, two of the most...
14 Kuebler Optical Encoders Deliver Accuracy and Reliability (July 3, 2017)
Kuebler’s newest series of Sendix F58 encoders combines certified EtherNet/IP support with patented mechanical and electro-optic te...