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  • Roller coasters go robotic
    ., Canada, an entertainment and attraction manufacturer, to create rides that are part flight simulator, part roller coaster, and part interactive game. FROM HOISTING ENGINES TO LIFTING SPIRITS The technology to produce economical, reliable, and, most importantly, safe, passenger-carrying robots
  • Cooler-running wheel bearings help racers burn up the track
    and controllability suffer. Excessive amounts rob horsepower and overheat bearings, possibly leading to early failure. Now racing teams have another option. RacePac wheel-bearing hubs from ), come preassembled and race-ready. The tapered-roller-bearing front and rear hubs are lubed with a proprietary
  • Whoa! Linear Motors Blast Vegas Coaster Straight Up
    Riders would be well advised not to eat just before climbing aboard Las Vegas' newest and fastest roller coaster. Visible in this view of the track are housings that hold the LIM coils. At the time this photo was taken in February, Speed was still under construction. It underwent two months-worth
  • Casters 101: Maintenance & Fitting
    of push to get a trolley rolling, and about 12kg (26.4lb) to keep it moving. This reduces to 6kg (13.2lb) over long distances. This is the reason that ball bearings and roller bearings are more popular than plain bearings, as they allow more load for the same push effort. Castors will not swivel
  • The coaster with the moster
    Hydraulic propulsion rockets the world's tallest, fastest roller coaster up a 420-ft megahill. Looming at 420-ft tall and topping out at 120 mph, Top Thrill Dragster is currently the tallest, fastest coaster ever built. A technician guides the hydraulic motors and gearbox as they are lowered
  • Glossary of Caster Terminology
    lubrication of the bearing without removing the wheel from the forks. These are known as Zerk Axles. Matching nuts are always sold with the axles. A set of rollers or balls that are encased in a track or Raceway that fit inside a wheel or in the Swivel section of a caster. For wet applications
  • Rugged Bearings Hold the Weight of Heavy Equipment
    in heavy equipment. A sleeve bearing 's job is to separate two nested cylindrical surfaces, like a track roller and a shaft, that are forced together under pressure. The bearing lets them rotate more easily relative to each other. The sleeve bearing is often fixed inside the outer cylinder, the housing
  • Plain Bearings Outperform Rolling-Element Bearings
    requirements. * Larger contact areas let plain bearings bear more load, resist shocks, and tolerate misalignment. Basics of Design Engineering: Bearing topics, "Composite bearings keep heavy equipment on track, " MACHINE DESIGN, Nov. 18, 2004, , 700 Mid Atlantic Pkwy., Box 189, Thorofare, NJ 08086

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