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February 07-09, 2017
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Anaheim, CA

February 08-10, 2017
INDUMATION 2017
Harelbeke, Belgium

February 19-22, 2017
SME 2017
Denver, CO

March - 2015

30 March 2015

Vessel Mooring Winches and VKSD-FL Brakes

Twiflex VKSD-FL Spring-Applied Brakes for Vessel Mooring Winches

Twiflex Ltd., along with their partner Intertech b.v., recently supplied brakes to a major offshore winch manufacturer based in the Netherlands for use on ship-to-ship mooring winches. The brakes are used on the winches to limit tension in the towing cable and are required to slip briefly if the peak loading condition is exceeded.

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26 March 2015

Boston Gear Components Toughen Up

Components Toughen Up

While the power transmission industry is pretty mature, power transmission components have had to endure a lot of hardships imposed upon them by the food and beverage industry. With the ever-increasing concerns about foodborne illness and the need to kill bacteria to a 99.999 percent level, gearboxes, gears and bearings have been holding their own, while enduring the onslaught of harsh cleaning environments.

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23 March 2015

Oil Refinery Cooling Fan Drive

Marland CECON Clutches for Oil Refinery Cooling Fan Drive

A major industrial fan OEM needed a clutch solution for a large dual drive fan at an oil refinery in Brazil. The refinery never shuts down and requires a continuous, uninterruptible supply of cooling air. The fan is powered by an electric motor on one side and a steam turbine on the other side. Clutches are used to provide a smooth transfer of power from one power supply to the other without stopping the fan.

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19 March 2015

Seamless Tube Piercing Steel Mill

Ameridrives Power Transmission Custom Americardan U-Joints for Seamless Tube Piercing Steel Mill

A leading Midwest seamless tube piercing steel mill was experiencing repetitive OEM universal joint knuckle failures on their mandrel and piercing mills. The original OEM universal joint knuckles would catastrophically fail without warning, turning rollers and other component fragments into projectiles which created a major safety concern.

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16 March 2015

Material Handling Crane and Manipulator Arm

Warner ERC100 Brake & CBCx Switch for Material Handling Crane/Manipulator Arm

A major material handling manipulator and crane OEM was looking for an “all-electric” brake solution for their multiple swivel arm product used worldwide on automotive and industrial assembly lines.

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