Candy Controls Timing Control Manufacturing Candy Controls
When Timing is Everything

Blog

INCREASE MACHINE PRODUCTIVITY WITH PHASE-SHIFTING DIFFERENTIAL GEARBOXES

Differential gearboxes control rotary position and speed Are you considering differential gearbox technology as a possible solution to your next rotary motion control application? Differential gearboxes are used in a number of automated manufacturing applications to provide static and dynamic rotary motion control. These gearboxes are often referred to as phase-shifting differential gearboxes due to their ability to adjust the… [more]

SCREW JACKS DO THE HEAVY LIFTING

How to choose the right jack for your application When faced with the need to lift, lower, push or pull a load—especially a heavy load—and hold it in the correct position, a screw jack or multiple jack system may provide the best linear motion solution when considering its performance/cost ratio. There are 3 main types of screw jacks: machine/worm gear… [more]

THE ABCs OF MOTION COUPLINGS

What are couplings? In the simplest of terms, couplings are mechanical devices used to connect two rotating shafts in order to transmit torque and position. Couplings generally fall under one of two basic categories, 1) Power Transmission couplings for connecting shafts in machines such as generators, compressors, motors, and pumps, and 2) Motion Control couplings used to connect servo motors,… [more]

The Mechanical Solution to Improve Machine Productivity

Retrofitting with precision differentials improves performance of web converting equipment

The manufacturing industry has seen dramatic change in the last decade: An evolution toward automation has expanded the requirements placed on manufacturing equipment and the need for machines to be more productive. This need for greater productivity has generated demand for manufacturing machinery that is precise, faster, and more flexible in set-up and operation. This trend is particularly true in… [more]

JDR Level Winds with the Candy Differential

JDR is an innovator and leading provider of subsea technology and services for the oil, gas and renewable energy industries. Simply put, JDR’s products provide the delivery of power and control that is critical to subsea wells and renewable energy applications. Products from JDR include power cables, production umbilicals, intervention workover control systems (IWOCS), end terminations and other accessories. Faced… [more]

States of Flex: Flexible they may be, but couplings aren’t a one-size-fits-all proposition – far from it, in fact.

Few drive train components are as deceptively simple as a coupling. Two rotating shafts, a coupling to connect the two, and all systems are go – or seemingly so. Not quite. Operations can sputter – sometimes to a halt – unless couplings can readily contend with the performance requirements of the application. In addition to speed and torque transmission, misalignment… [more]

Tech Support Is Key in Timing Applications

Although the shelves at timing-control equipment manufacturers are filled with shiny, new, ready-made gearboxes, the engineers and technicians at the best manufacturers understand that technical support is key to customer satisfaction. For many applications, it is the extra effort—beyond meeting the product literature specs—that helps a client be successful. John Neary, engineering manager at QuadTech, gives an example. “I was… [more]