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When It Comes to Linear Motion, Screw Jacks Are Your Solution

Worm gear screw jacks Also referred to as machine screw jacks, worm gear jacks are the most common type of screw jack. The advantage of this type of screw jack is that they use an acme, or trapezoidal lead screw, which can lift heavy loads and self-lock to resist back driving. Their internal gear ratio results in the ability to… [more]

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HYPOID GEARS – A LONG WAY FROM TRUCK AXLES TO MOTION CONTROL

About Hypoid Gears In this article we explain what hypoid gears are, how they are used, and their benefits and drawbacks compared to standard bevel gears and worm gears in a wide range of motion control applications. Invented in the 1920s, hypoid gears are a type of bevel gear that are used to transmit rotational power, or torque, between two… [more]

All New Precision Helical Planetary Gearbox Models

Candy Controls recently released several new Maximum Performance, Premium Performance, and Advanced Performance helical planetary gearbox models. They are compact, highly precise, with excellent wear resistance and exceptionally low backlash. There are in-line and right angle gearbox options. [more]

WHAT ARE HYPOID GEARBOXES?

Performance characteristics and best uses Hypoid gears are a type of spiral bevel gear that are used to transmit rotational power between two shafts at right angles. Their efficiency at transferring power is typically 95%, especially at high reductions and low speeds, while efficiency for worm gears varies between 40% and 85%. Greater efficiency means smaller motors can be used,… [more]

Improve Efficiencies for Power Transmission and Your Servo Motor

Choose the right servo motor coupling for your application Matching the coupling to the motor is essential to optimizing performance for any application. Candy Controls offers a wide variety of servo couplings to satisfy the growing needs of the motion control industry. Candy’s line of precision, zero-backlash couplings has expanded with four new additions: CL23 Series high response coupling CL24… [more]

CONSIDER HARMONIC DIFFERENTIAL GEARBOXES FOR POSITIONING AND SPEED TRIMMING APPLICATIONS

A Harmonic Differential Gearbox? What is it? Harmonic Differential Gearboxes are shaft-mounted, phase-shifting transmissions used for precise rotary position and/or speed trimming control. When mounted to the end of a shaft, these phase-shifting gearboxes provide bi-directional, adjustable motion control for virtually any type of rotating process. For convenience, either the hollow inner shaft, or the outer housing (with drive gear,… [more]

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]