Increasing plant uptime

By | August 21st, 2018|Couplings & Torque Limiters|

 Steel production is designed as a continuous process, which means that you need components you can rely on. One example which is historically known to require a lot of maintenance is the pairing of roller conveyor drives with torsionally flexible couplings.  A maintenance free alternative which can reduce the down-time, and associated loss of production, [...]

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By | July 25th, 2018|Couplings & Torque Limiters|

R+W have introduced a new employee, Kai Kupplung, in a series of videos which explain their product range - here Kai talks about couplings, with some examples for the engineering industry.

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Why choose Combined Bearings?

By | July 23rd, 2018|Applications, Couplings & Torque Limiters|

Combined bearings are a cost effective guide solution for all kinds of lift systems, platforms and cantilever loads. The combined bearing system involves a radial bearing - to take out high moment loads - and a smaller, axial roller to eliminate side movement. They are often used to guide screw jack lifting and sliding systems, [...]

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The concept of the machine tool

By | July 16th, 2018|Couplings & Torque Limiters|

Machine tools are important types of machines, used throughout the mechanical engineering field. Most can be categorised into one or more of milling machines, drills, lathes, grinders, saws, shaping machines, and gear cutting machines. Another grouping contains erosive machine tools, such as laser, water jet, wire and sinker EDM (electronic discharge machining). New technologies, enabling [...]

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10 tips on choosing the right coupling

By | November 16th, 2017|Couplings & Torque Limiters, News, Uncategorised|

10 tips for using couplings in your application Choosing the correct coupling for the task at hand is no easy task. It means asking the right questions before specifying a particular style. Choices abound, and more than one coupling type may be suitable for any given application. Here we share with you expert tips and [...]

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Industrial couplings: unsung heroes of the drive train

By | July 17th, 2017|Couplings & Torque Limiters, News|

Matching a coupling to its duties in any given drive train requires skill, expertise and insight. The coupling may be required to accommodate misalignment, ensure safety, absorb shock loads and perform other functions too. Ian Carr at specialist engineers, Drive Lines, explains the features and benefits that different industrial couplings from the R+W range offer, [...]

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Dynamic balance improves motion systems’ performance

By | July 17th, 2017|Couplings & Torque Limiters, News|

High speed precision motion systems have to have dynamic balance, otherwise they will vibrate in use, lose precision, suffer excessive wear and fail prematurely. Ian Carr of Drive Lines Technologies in Bedford reviews procedures and techniques for balancing high speed precision couplings. Precision drive systems are generally required to have a relatively long working life, [...]

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R+W Coupling catalogue offers extra info through augmented reality

By | June 7th, 2017|Couplings & Torque Limiters, News|

One of Germany’s leading couplings manufacturers, R+W Antriebselemente GmbH, reaches new heights in the provision of information on its R+W coupling range, blurring the lines between real & virtual worlds. Represented in the UK by Drive Lines Technologies, R+W has used Augmented Reality technology, so that engineers can experience the R+W product portfolio like never [...]

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Precision couplings are an essential element of advanced machines

By | May 31st, 2017|Couplings & Torque Limiters, News|

Engineered precision motion systems nearly all rely in one way or another on the accuracy of high-precision couplings. These couplings must deliver smooth, rotation, often at high speeds. R+W is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of couplings, with a dedicated ‘White’ range of precision couplings; its products are available in the UK through Drive Lines. [...]

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Largest hot drape former in the world

By | February 10th, 2016|Applications, Couplings & Torque Limiters, Gearheads, Screw Jacks|

Drive Lines Technologies Ltd aerospace expertise and experience helps to build the world’s largest hot drape former!

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