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Mechanical Components Features

Power supply in overhead cranes: energy chains vs. festoons

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

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?

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

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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