MRO Magazine

Helical drives weigh less but have more torque

Two new small parallel helical drives, the R17 and R27, have been introduced by SEW Eurodrive. They deliver up to 30% more torque and higher permissible overhung loads, yet weigh up to 20% less than t...


December 1, 2000
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Two new small parallel helical drives, the R17 and R27, have been introduced by SEW Eurodrive. They deliver up to 30% more torque and higher permissible overhung loads, yet weigh up to 20% less than their predecessors. Also, more ratios and more mounting options are offered. The R17 is the company’s smallest helical drive, yet it comes with either two- or three-stage gearing.

SEW Eurodrive

Reader Service Card No. 375

Kits increase mounting flexibility of speed reducers

More mounting options are now available for the Morse Cobra worm gear speed reducer line with the introduction of new Accessory Kits. The family of kits includes a bolt-on output flange kit, a bolt-on base kit and a bolt-on riser block kit. Morse reducers already feature integral feet on all four sides and face mount registers front and rear. The kits are lightweight cast aluminum and include all necessary assembly hardware.

Emerson Power Transmission/Morse

Reader Service Card No. 376

Enhancements made to linear system components

Schneeberger’s line of linear motion products include the Monorail MR roller guideway system featuring high rigidity, the Monorail MZ, an anti-friction guideway with integrated rack, the Monorail MR with rollers or the Ball Monorail with a unique internal design, providing smooth movement regardless of acceleration. Also, the Ball Monorail carriage has been improved to include easily replaceable wipers. The company’s linear family also includes frictionless tables, recirculating and linear bearings, linear ball bearings and ball screws. As well, a new Monorail AMD (advanced measuring system) incorporates an integral linear encoder which provides high reliability under adverse conditions and is less susceptible to contaminants such as moisture, oil, grease or dirt than an optical encoder.

Schneeberger

Reader Service Card No. 377

Programmable display has Ethernet capability

An operator interface with built-in I/O and Ethernet capability, the Z-World Intellicom Series display terminal is low in cost, C-programmable, and offers direct connection to a 10BaseT Ethernet network. It also communicates with serial devices via RS-232 or RS-485 connections. The high-visibility display produces 4 lines of 20 characters, and a tactile feedback, 2×6-button keypad has a customizable legend.

Electromate Industrial Sales Ltd.

Reader Service Card No. 378

Portable staircase eases work in excavations

The Terra-Flex Stair System, made in Crandall, Man., is designed to make it easy and safe to climb in and out of trenches. Five-foot aluminum sections connect together to make a staircase with handrails, while its adjustable stair treads remain level. It easily adjusts to trenches of different slopes and depths. Each 45-lb section folds to a unit 4-in. high. Thirty feet of staircase can be carried in a standard pickup truck. The product was developed as the result of a request from the maintenance department of Interprovincial Pipelines. Modified versions are available for other applications, such as accessing trailers, trucks, rail cars and other equipment.

Crocus Hills Mfg.

Reader Service Card No. 379MRO