Month: October 2018

Understanding Speed Reducers and Their Purposes

Blog | October 23rd, 2018

Non-engineering types aren’t aware of basic system design issues. And that’s okay, they shouldn’t ever need to know about such things. Instead, they make blanket assumptions. One such assumption imagines a need for high rotational velocities at all times. Speed reducers, a common feature in power transmission linkages, suggest there are applications where lower velocities […]

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Bearings Used for Conveyor Belts

Blog | October 9th, 2018

Conveyor bearings are specifically built to quietly facilitate linear belt motion. Arguably, they’re the central components in the system, so their mechanical characteristics are mirrored by a conveyor belt’s performance. Consequently, if these rolling elements interface efficiently between the equipment frame and the belt pulleys, then the product stream loaded on the belt will move […]

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