What’s the difference between a ball screw and a lead screw?

In a recent conversation with a customer one of our technical engineers was asked which would be best suited to a specific application; a ball screw or a lead screw. We recognised that this is a question we’ve been asked a number of times in the past – and will no doubt be asked again [...]

By | February 4th, 2020|Linear Motion|Comments Off on What’s the difference between a ball screw and a lead screw?

Industry leading screw jacks from Grob and Drive Lines

One of our more popular product solutions is the range of screw jacks and lifting solutions from Grob Antriebstechnik, based in Germany.   These screw jacks are suited to such a wide range of environments, applications and industries that it’s easy to find the ideal solution for your specific application, no matter what the scale [...]

By | January 29th, 2020|Screw Jacks|Comments Off on Industry leading screw jacks from Grob and Drive Lines

What is a bevel gearbox?

What is a bevel gearbox? There are many different kinds of gearbox – or gearhead, as some prefer – and the bevel gearbox is one of the most commonly used in automation and power transmission applications. The name refers to the gear within the gearbox – i.e. bevel gears – a single stage unit which [...]

By | November 20th, 2019|Gearboxes|Comments Off on What is a bevel gearbox?

Nidec Graessner Corporate Video

Nidec Graessner There have been a lot of changes from Nidec Graessner in recent months - and this video showcases the history and current corporate position, highlighting the quality pride from the production. Bevel gears create powerful systems using housings, shafts, flanges and bearings. Your complex design is in good hands with Nidec [...]

By | November 20th, 2019|Videos|Comments Off on Nidec Graessner Corporate Video

R+W Precision Safety Couplings

Learn about the basic design, function, and handling of R+W ball-detent torque limiters and safety couplings, including how to properly adjust the disengagement torque value, and re-engage fully disengaging versions.

By | October 30th, 2019|Videos|Comments Off on R+W Precision Safety Couplings

Quick turnaround and a wider selection from Nidec Graessner

PlanetGear from Nidec Graessner: You may have noticed that some new pages have been published in our product area - and in case you missed them, let us tell you a little bit more. Nidec Graessner have been working hard on the production and expansion of their products, and we have been able to detail [...]

By | October 10th, 2019|Gearboxes|Comments Off on Quick turnaround and a wider selection from Nidec Graessner

ADE Werk celebrate 70 years

Last week some of our team members were invited to ADE Werk to join their 70th anniversary celebrations. Ian Carr, Managing Director, Peter Moody and Matt Jones, Technical Sales Engineers, made the journey to Offenburg to learn more about the new products ADE have released, and then enjoy the fine dining and superb hospitality of [...]

By | September 17th, 2019|Drive Lines Technologies|Comments Off on ADE Werk celebrate 70 years

Video showcasing the Mitre Gates for Ipswich flood defence

See more about this Case Study on our news page;   Drive Lines were part of the design and build process for the Ipswich Flood Defence system - and these mitre gates are a vital component of the wider system designed to protect the area from the risk of flood damage.  This video shows  [...]

By | June 20th, 2019|Applications, Videos|Comments Off on Video showcasing the Mitre Gates for Ipswich flood defence

Case Study: Ipswich Flood Defence – Mitre Gates

  Drive Lines Technologies were recently part of the manufacturing and design process for part of the Ipswich Flood Defence Management Scheme (FDMS). Hunton Engineering Ltd. were commissioned to provide Volker Stevin contractors with a mitre gate solution with flap seals, designed to protect against flood risks. As part of the new multi-faceted FDMS, the [...]

By | June 20th, 2019|Applications, Screw Jacks|Comments Off on Case Study: Ipswich Flood Defence – Mitre Gates

Couplings page redesigned with a broader range

We have been partnered with R+W as their UK distributor for many years, and the quality and reliability of their products make them a popular choice for many of our customers. To better promote the full range, and in line with their own branding, we have redesigned our Couplings pages to showcase more of the [...]

By | June 13th, 2019|Couplings & Torque Limiters|Comments Off on Couplings page redesigned with a broader range