Synchronised jacking system for precision tilting on research flumes

By | July 20th, 2017|News, Screw Jacks|

From flood prevention to resource protection, water represents one of today’s biggest ecological challenges. Tilting flumes are increasingly providing engineers with a key tool in the research of hydraulics and sedimentology. The latest products from Armfield offer the greatest levels of versatility, thanks to an automated jacking system supplied by Drives Lines Technologies Ltd. People [...]

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Gear System 2.0- Another exciting innovation from Graessner

By | July 19th, 2017|News|

The German manufacturer MS Graessner, have been at the forefront of newer and better ideas when it comes to gearboxes. Their latest offering is the Gear System 2.0 built for rack and pinion applications. These systems come with proven servo angular gear with factory-mounted spur gears and three rack precision classes. A complete lubrication system [...]

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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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Combined bearings & profiles for lifting applications – A cost effective guide

By | June 13th, 2017|News|

Choosing a reliable, efficient and cost effective lifting system for heavy duty fabrications and automation projects can become a mine field. With so many different solutions available often the time invested in finding the most suitable solution for an application is devoted to the type of screw jack and motor used. However, if you start [...]

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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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Linear motion transmission engineering gets straight to the point

By | April 28th, 2017|Linear Motion, News|

The need for linear motion is increasingly common, especially in areas such as automated assembly packaging and robotics, but also diverse applications such as retail displays, sports equipment and many other areas. This has led to a plethora of different linear technologies, and finding your way through this can be daunting. Matt Jones, a linear [...]

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Drive Lines lifts Manchester Cathedral’s dais to new heights

By | February 27th, 2017|News|

When Manchester Cathedral embarked on a development project to enhance the experience of worshippers and visitors, one of the important aspects of the project was to improve the heating facilities in the Cathedral. This involved the installation of ground source heat pumps and an under-floor heating system. The decision was made to use the opportunity [...]

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Drive Lines Technologies gains ISO9001:2015 Certification

By | November 23rd, 2016|News|

DriveLines has upheld excellent standards when it comes to quality management and customer relationships. So it is gratifying to be recognised and certified for something we do as a matter of course. “Drive Lines has been ISO 9001 approved since 2002, so we have been through the 2000 and 2008 revisions,” says Ian Carr, Drive [...]

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