Drive System solutions for rack and pinion applications

Drive Lines Technologies, the specialist provider of power transmission solutions, now offers a complete linear drive solution incorporating rack and pinion mechanisms that complement the MS-Graessner ranges of precision servo gearboxes, including KS-TwinGear, DynaGear, DynaGear DG and DynaGear PL systems. These comprehensive solutions include low-backlash precision gearboxes, shrink-fit direct shaft mounted pinion gears and precision [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Linear Motion, News, Products|Comments Off on Drive System solutions for rack and pinion applications

World’s biggest mechanical torque limiter

In June and July, R+W built the world’s largest mechanical coupling with an outer diameter of 4,000 mm. Guinness is still checking whether it qualifies for the World Record as the “world’s biggest mechanical torque limiter”. The safety coupling – an STF 20.000, 470 mm long – is destined to protect two six-megawatt [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Videos|Comments Off on World’s biggest mechanical torque limiter

Cavendish Nuclear

In a corner of northwest England’s Sellafield – one of the most complex and dense nuclear sites in the world – a team of engineers is proving just that. After years of collaboration, designs and painstaking rehearsals, a Bechtel-Cavendish Nuclear joint venture, under the aegis of Sellafield Ltd, has achieved a major milestone. The Pile [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Cavendish Nuclear

High performance bevel gearboxes range extended

A new size, the P-65, has been added to the Graessner PowerGear P range of bevel gearboxes available from Bedford-based Drive Lines. Being 65mm cubed in size it is expected to prove very popular in a wide range of applications, such as for use with screw jacks to create vertical lifting and lowering mechanisms. With [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on High performance bevel gearboxes range extended

Mechanical Backlash: How much is too much?

It is probably a natural reaction to assume that backlash is a bad thing which needs to be designed out of every engineered system. The reality isn’t so simple, as Ian Carr, Managing Director of Drive Line Technologies, explains: there are times when backlash is unacceptable; other times when it does not really have any [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Mechanical Backlash: How much is too much?

Space saving servo gearhead reduced backlash to less than 1 arcmin

Meeting the needs of demanding servo applications in areas such as packaging, materials handling, machine tools and robotics, as well as general automation, Drive Lines Technologies includes a precision worm gearbox in their Servoplan range. Promising maintenance-free, long life operation with a highly compact design, the SWG gearhead can be specified with precision of better than [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Gearheads, News|Comments Off on Space saving servo gearhead reduced backlash to less than 1 arcmin

Synchronised jacking system for precision tilting on research flumes

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 [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|News, Screw Jacks|Comments Off on Synchronised jacking system for precision tilting on research flumes

Gear System 2.0- Another exciting innovation from Graessner

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 [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Gear System 2.0- Another exciting innovation from Graessner

Industrial couplings: unsung heroes of the drive train

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, [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Couplings & Torque Limiters, News|Comments Off on Industrial couplings: unsung heroes of the drive train

Dynamic balance improves motion systems’ performance

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, [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Couplings & Torque Limiters, News|Comments Off on Dynamic balance improves motion systems’ performance