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.
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.
Of the wide variety of equipment used by the pharmaceutical industry, vacuum pumps are predominant. They are used in research labs and large-scale production units of bulk drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and by intermediates manufacturers. Various pharmaceutical processes, including degassing, vacuum distillation, crystallization, drying, freeze drying and sterilization utilize vacuum pumps. These vacuum pumps ensure high efficiency and low cost of operation by minimizing wear and leakage. The high demands made on vacuum pumps can be optimally fulfilled with the help of RINGFEDER® Locking Assemblies. Read this article to learn how!