Effectiveness, safety, customization, profitability – the diverse and complex requirements in drive and damping technology are constantly increasing and changing. How do development engineers approach them? What specific solutions do they create for different industrial and technological sectors? How are pioneering innovations successfully achieved that provide real added value? We discuss this and much more in our The Engineer's Blog.
As we already mentioned in previous blog posts RINGFEDER® Couplings not only play an important role in heavy-duty equipment like cranes and hoists or pumps and compressors. But also our couplings can make or break applications requiring advanced, precision motion control—like surgical robots, medical device manufacturing, medical imaging, lab automation, semiconductor equipment, and industrial robots.
Even if this year has been challenging, we surely will not forgo gift giving on Christmas. In other words: The Covid virus has affected almost all of us and upset our plans. Nevertheless, we still want to please our loved ones, so we compiled a few gift ideas for engineers which you can still get at the last minute and without much stress. We hope these tips will work out for you!
Keyways aren’t the only way to couple heavy-duty motor and gearbox shafts. In fact, keyways aren’t even the best way when you consider the alignment and installation difficulties you’ll encounter when installing keyed shaft couplings that may weigh thousands of pounds. A better alternative is to use couplings that employ a mechanical shrink fit around the shafts.