Hevi-Rail bearings from Pacific Bearing Co. use cylindrical-style
rollers and are available with either a fixed or adjustable eccentric bearing.
The self-lubricating bearing ranges in size from 52.5 mm OD to 149 mm OD with
single bearing capacities ranging from 5,000 to 33,500 lbs. Built within the
outer bearing at 90 degrees is an inner bearing that handles axial or side
This design eliminates the need for two or more cam follower-type
bearings mounted in opposite directions. Hevi-Rail bearings are suitable for any
linear application where high load capacities are required, such as the pulp and
paper, steel, and automotive industries.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.