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Mechanical Components Features

WDS is helping to keep the rail industry on track

The rail system underpins much of the UK economy, enabling people to travel and freight to be transported. It employs about 120,000 people directly and many more in the supply and support network. Maintaining it is a major undertaking that requires the continuous efforts of many companies.

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Food for thought

Special customer requests are often the driving force for new innovations at igus. More than 50 years’ ago, company founder Günter Blase built up the company by asking customers about their greatest machine design problems. This ‘solutions’ approach continues to lead to new products every year.

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Taking the simple approach

Design cycles can become complex and unwieldy, which is why tools to streamline the process are always welcome.

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You spin me right round

Slewing ring bearings have been in use for many years and are often associated for rotating heavy and slow-turning or slow-oscillating loads on a horizontal platform, such as on a crane. In this article, however, dry-tech director, Robert Dumayne, focuses on the ‘Lazy Susan’ type of slewing ring bearings for fast rotary movements in confined spaces.

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    A bearings solution for every application(01/07/2019)

    Bearings manufacturer Bowman International recently launched its new range of split roller bearings, the JHB Split Bearing, through its subsidiary John Handley Bearings. Combining higher capacities than any other split bearing on the market and interchangeable parts, it has been lauded by the industry press as “the future of split bearings.” Here we take an in-depth look at some of Bowman’s most notable innovations and services.

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    Power supply in overhead cranes: energy chains vs. festoons(25/06/2019)

    Reliable, dynamic cable management is one of the greatest challenges in modern crane technology.

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    The ubiquitous spring deserves more attention than it’s given(03/05/2019)

    Choosing a spring from a catalogue may seem like an easy answer, especially if it offers the cheapest option. Not so, argues Emma Burgon, Engineering Director at William Hughes, who maintains that selecting a spring purely on grounds of cost can prove a false economy, especially when production line inefficiencies are taken into consideration.

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    What is bearing preload?(03/05/2019)

    When assembling individual bearing components, the outer race, inner race, balls, and retainer all work together so that there is a controlled amount of internal clearance between the rings and balls.

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    A brief guide to spring design(03/05/2019)

    Whether selecting a catalogue spring or specifying a custom item Chris Petts, M.D. at Lee Spring suggests that it is always worth considering the following factors:

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