Technical Articles

Joyce/Dayton Corp. has published these technical articles:

(Material Handling Equipment)
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The time was 1941. It was a much different time, but Joyce was there to help when duty called. And the nation called for jacks....
(Metal Forming and Fabricating Machines)
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Aluminum smelters are faced with the problem of maximizing efficiency and potline up time, despite wear and tear on various components of their smelting equipment. Although anode jacks have a typical...
(Fastening and Joining)
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A comprehensive load calculation that accounts for multiple force components. Included in these components are: weight of the sliding mechanism (vertical), weight of the sliding mechanism multiplied...
(Material Handling Equipment)
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End fixity refers to the method by which the ends of the screws are supported....
(Linear Actuators)
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Contrary to common opinion electric actuators actually have a lower total cost than hydraulic cylinders. Although the upfront costs of an electric linear actuator can be more than a hydraulic system,...
(Material Handling Equipment)
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The type of load on a jack, and the way the jack is mounted, affects its load bearing capacity....
(Power Transmission)
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Semigood Design, LLC approached Joyce/Dayton with a concept for a unique conference room table that combined both bold and functional handcrafted elements. Inspired by the customer's ingenious...
(Linear Actuators)
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When specifying the initial system, designers may benefit from selecting electric actuators with internal load cells. This option is a practical solution that provides optimum alignment, protection of...
(Material Handling Equipment)
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Common terms related to the screw jacks and actuators....
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Today, they are a leader in the manufacture of coiled tubing equipment, which can be custom designed with different mast lengths and equipment. Screw jacks are used to raise the mast beams on the rear...
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Most operating nuclear reactors do not possess sufficient in-pool storage capacity. For such plants, dry storage and, for the moment an on-site dry storage facility, is the only viable option....
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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Operating Torque Constants and Tare Torque values can be found on specification pages. Use the following formula to calculate horsepower:...
(Material Handling Equipment)
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Steps to adjust the A95 Anti-backlash Device...
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Screw Jacks in industrial applications continue to provide proven results when used in appropriate designs and given proper maintenance. They reliably lift, position, support and hold industrial...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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WJT242 has a torque constant of 0.009W with (W) representing the load in pounds and a tare torque of 4 inchpounds (page 22). Using 350 RPM on the input shaft and a 2000-pound load results in the...
(Material Handling Equipment)
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See the steps to remove and replace the lifting screw in our keyed for traveling nut machine screw jacks....
(Material Handling Equipment)
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Compared to residential construction, log homes present many unique challenges. One of these are the jacks used for leveling. Joyce/Dayton joined forces with master distributors in the logging...
(Material Handling Equipment)
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Watch the different techniques used to remove and replace screws in Translating and Keyed jacks....
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Jesse Engineering Co. in Tacoma, Washington was hired as the primary contractor to design and build a Passenger Boarding Gangway system that would facilitate the loading and unloading of cruise ships...
(Material Handling Equipment)
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Engineers and designers frequently use screw jacks in the design of lifting and positioning equipment. They know that mechanical jacks offer reliable lifting and holding options that can be easily...
(Fastening and Joining)
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A load that is parallel to the centerline of the screw shaft and equally distributed around the mounting surface. It is the recommended method of attaching the load to the nut....
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Every system that is powered by an electric motor requires some type of control system. Joyce offers a number of control options. This document explains them and tests you at the end....
(Material Handling Equipment)
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If the screw is the only support for the load, it is considered unguided. The screw must be large enough to support the load and prevent buckling. On the Column Loading charts, use the row labeled...
(Material Handling Equipment)
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"The inherent design of the 50-ton machine screw jack from Joyce/Dayton doesn't let it backdrive under the weight of the roof panels ... a critical factor in controlling the roof safely."...
(Machine Tool Accessories)
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Removing and replacing the input worm shaft is simple. Watch as our engineer walks through the procedure....
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Screw Jacks provide a proven and reliable method of actuation. They convert rotary motion into linear motion and are used to lift and position loads of all sizes. Each screw jack includes a gear box...
(Power Transmission)
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Step-by-step guide to installing sleeve couplings....
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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Renewable energy is one of the hottest topics today, and one of the main priorities of the country. Thatâ s why Stirling Energy Systems, Inc. of Phoenix recently signed an agreement to construct a...
(Machine Tool Accessories)
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Advantages of using stainless steel jacks for corrosive- and wet-environment applications have long been in the forefront on systems designed for the packaging industry, paper mills, and other rugged...
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Every system that is powered by an electric motor requires some type of control system. Joyce offers a number of control options....
(Power Transmission)
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Screw jacks that are properly selected and maintained will reliably lift, position, support or hold industrial loads for years. Incorporating them into mechanized applications is a fairly simple...
(Material Handling Equipment)
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Step 1: Determine the type of jack you wish to use and locate that column load chart....