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Motor Sizing for Unusual LoadsBy Don Labriola
One of the fun parts of the motion industry is involvement in popular movies! Motor specifications can be a bit rough: "I need to spin a 120-pound actor (and chair) 180 degrees in one-half second. He will be sitting up-right." This was the requirements for rotation portion of the half human, half CGI android bartender in Passengers.
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With the release of FVA-Workbench 5.6, FVA GmbH has made its high-performance simulation platform an essential tool for efficient gearbox development.
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Comparing Disc and Bellows Couplings
For the past 30 years or more, designers of highly dynamic servo drive systems have been turning to bellows couplings to optimize the stiffness, inertia, and smoothness of rotation in their coupling applications. When it comes to torsionally rigid couplings, the stainless steel bellows wins in all three categories. So why use servo disc couplings?
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Are you using the right cam follower?
For applications involving heavy dry/wet contamination or thrust loads, selecting the proper cam follower is essential for optimal performance of your production line. McGill® TRAKROL® bearings help prevent downtime in your application. TRAKROL bearings are available in ball and tapered roller types and with multiple roller configurations.
High Performance Spiral Bevel Gearboxes
With more models, sizes, and ratios, DieQua's spiral bevel gearboxes offer precision, performance and durability far above standard products. They're ideal for applications requiring high speed, precise motion control, high torque, or heavy shocks. Several configurations, options, and customized solutions provide unmatched design versatility.
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