Mechanical Components

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Quick clamping shaft collars with clamping lever

Quick clamping shaft collars with clamping lever
Ruland now supplies quick clamping shaft collars with clamping levers. These adjustable levers mate a Ruland metric and international series inch shaft collar to a specially designed clamping lever, creating a shaft collar that requires no tools to install, remove, or reposition.
20th September 2019

Hydraulic shock absorbers make for smooth operation

Hydraulic shock absorbers make for smooth operation
The drive for ever-greater productivity means machine speeds tend to increase over time, but this can lead to increased vibration, wear and tear. WDS Components Parts offers a range of hydraulic shock absorbers that control deceleration of moving parts and conveyed items to prevent damage to machinery and products.
18th September 2019

Updating mechanical locks to electronic security systems

Updating mechanical locks to electronic security systems
EMKA are offering their retro-fit eCam system as an upgrade for mechanical locks and latches where an electronic interface is now required to improve security and/or provide access logs integrated with other personnel monitoring networks.
18th September 2019


Pushbuttons and switches enable cost-friendly upgrade

Pushbuttons and switches enable cost-friendly upgrade
RS Components has added the Schneider Electric Harmony XB4F series of flush mounting pushbuttons, selector switches and pilot lights to its product portfolio. Designed for use in industrial automation and smart manufacturing applications, they give new machines and control panels a modern and ergonomic look and feel.
10th September 2019

Rapid parts for rotating equipment

Rapid parts for rotating equipment
Recent advances in the design and manufacture of spare parts have led to a significant reduction in the time taken to create replacement components for breakdown situations or for those that have reached the end of their service life. Digitalisation and new manufacturing techniques have paved the way for a dramatic improvement in lead times.
2nd September 2019

Guidance offered in rotary latch selection

Guidance offered in rotary latch selection
Ubiquitous in the car, truck and specialist vehicle industry, rotary latches make easy work of securing and remotely opening vehicle panels. They’re more typically used in applications involving bonnet, boot lid or storage compartments, e.g. on coaches, emergency vehicles or caravans etc. In these everyday situations we rely on comfortable, reliable manual operation to provide security and accessibility.
22nd August 2019

Technical support eases difficulties during development

Technical support eases difficulties during development
It can be a long and difficult journey for an engineer trying to navigate their idea from initial concept, through prototyping and into production. Darren Gilligan of engineering components supplier WDS Component Parts explains how the company has supported one particular inventor.
20th August 2019

Rack and spur gear transmission elements for mechanical resistance

Rack and spur gear transmission elements for mechanical resistance
Elesa ZCR and ZCL rack and spur gear transmission elements are suitable for applications where, in addition to mechanical resistance, even quiet operations are required, with no need for lubrication maintenance. Over the last few decades, the evolution in engineering plastics and technopolymers has led to the availability of spur gears in plastic material featuring high mechanical strengths. 
12th August 2019

Levelling feet match industrial apps and aggressive environments

Levelling feet match industrial apps and aggressive environments
Elesa are now offering units for all industrial purposes from simple desks and workstations to vibration damping and non-slip for heavy machines, food industry and biohazard applications. At the light duty end of the spectrum the LX series are designed with adjustment moulded into the foot. They are suited to application on instrumentation housings, office desking, bench top equipment, portable stands and displays or similar.
12th August 2019

Ball screw drives with nut cooling for machine tools

Ball screw drives with nut cooling for machine tools
Kammerer Gewindetechnik has developed ball screw drives with cooled nut for use in machine tools. The cooled nut makes it easier to cool the ball screw drive. This improves the precision and prolongs the service life of the ball screw drives permanently and enables machine tools to work at greater speeds and with greater precision. Kammerer will present the new ball screw drives at EMO 2019 exhibition in Hannover.
9th August 2019


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