The company is introducing steering and shift linkage solutions (MS20271 and MS20270 series) focused on the cross- and needle-bearing design. They incorporate high-strength alloy steel yokes with permanently-sealed drawn cup needle bearings and a forged cross. The joint has rigid axial stiffness for push/pull loads. A variety of hub materials are available, including alloy with or without plating, stainless steel, forged steel, and extruded aluminum.
Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
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