UpComing Tradeshows

April 22-27, 2017
ISRI 2017
New Orleans, LA

April 23-26, 2017
GCA 2017
Galveston, TX

April 24-28, 2017
Hannover Messe 2017
Hannover, Germany

Application Profiles

20 March 2017

Mine Ventilation Fan

Formsprag LCB-200 Backstop for Mine Ventilation Fan

A major industrial fan manufacturer required a cost-effective backstop for a vertical ventilation fan used at an underground mine. The backstop is installed to prevent windmilling (rotation in the wrong direction) due to air flow from the environment while the fan is turned off.

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13 March 2017

MRI Scanner Table

Warner Linear H-Track Electric Actuators for MRI Scanner Table

Linear actuators are used to raise and lower patient tables on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. The beds are lowered to allow for easier patient access. Once the patient is positioned, the table is raised to the precise height required to enter the scanner.

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09 March 2017

Mine SAG Mill

Boston Gear Centric® Centrifugal Clutch for Mine SAG Mill

A large mine grinding mill OEM required a centrifugal clutch solution for a new SAG mill. The clutch’s primary role is to allow for smooth, controlled starts during mill startup. It provides protection against the shock loads which occur during the starting of a rigidly coupled mill drive.

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23 February 2017

Aircraft Engine Removal and Installation Trailer

Custom Backstop/Torque Limiter Clutches for Aircraft Engine Removal/Installation Trailer

A leading aerospace ground support equipment manufacturer located in Australia required a custom set of clutches for an engine removal and installation (R&I) trailer used by F-35 strike fighter aircraft maintenance crews.

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20 February 2017

Mine Sedimentation Tanks

Boston Gear Series 2000 Inline Drives for Mine Sedimentation Tanks

A mine operator in the Western US needed replacement gearboxes for its sedimentation tank drives. The circular tanks have a rake or scraper arrangement at the bottom to remove sludge, and a skimmer at the top to remove the scum. The scrapers and skimmers rotate continuously at very slow speeds.

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