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In order to aid in the process of estimating torques, we'll review one of the basic calculations used to estimate the torque required to accelerate a rotating mass to a certain speed over a given... (View Full Article)
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What is a ball detent torque limiter? What are the advantages of ball detent torque limiters? How do you size a mechanical torque limiter?... (View Full Article)
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The New York Times printing machines are equipped with R+W intermediate axles.... (View Full Article)
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Elastomer Jaw Couplings: Not All are Created Equal... (View Full Article)
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As a manufacturer of safety couplings and torque limiters, we are often asked to provide some assistance in calculating the moment of inertia of various loads, in order to aid in selecting the... (View Full Article)
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R+W safety couplings in the ISS space station.... (View Full Article)
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The concept of fatigue resistance in flexible shaft coupling design has been highly valued by R+W since its inception in 1990. For much of its first two decades in business the company focus was... (View Full Article)
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Power generator with a converter using a BX series torsion-resistant, backlash-free metal bellows coupling by R+W.... (View Full Article)
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When sizing high performance drive components, proper shaft fit is an important consideration in helping to maintain concentricity and balance in the rotating equipment. In v-belt drives, chain drives... (View Full Article)
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One of the biggest challenges on this application was stiffness of the coupling. We have history with this application and have found if the coupling has wind up, even though it is zero backlash, it... (View Full Article)
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Many machine builders are well aware of the advantages of using configurable components in the design stages. As projects progress, specifications often change and builders must adapt components to... (View Full Article)
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Servo systems more often than not require that mechanical components have a high torsional stiffness in order to perform properly in applications requiring rapid acceleration and deceleration of high... (View Full Article)
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A customer sizing an elastomer insert coupling recently asked us if using a larger body size would provide better vibration damping... (View Full Article)
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Electronic current limiting is not always a 100% effective way to prevent torque overloads in a mechanical system... (View Full Article)