Tol-O-Matic SlideRite CR (corrosion resistant) gearboxes target packaging equipment with washdown requirements or operating environments where water or high relative humidity is present. The units consist of two 45-degree helical gears that mesh at right angles and achieve shaft speeds up to 1,200 rpm. The gearbox has corrosion-resistant electroless nickel-plated geared sleeves, keys and retaining rings as well as corrosion-resistant stainless steel bearings and races. A one-piece hard-coated aluminum case provides a built-in lubricant reservoir. The factory-lubricated units are leak-proof with floating operation in either direction on keyed shafts for long-term alignment. Operating temperature range is 0 to 300F. Recommended shaft materials are either alloy steel or stainless-steel for shafting with a minimum hardness of RC40 or transmission shafting grade such as 4140 or equivalent. For more information, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4931-508.
Wal-Mart will hold its second Made in the USA Open Call July 7-8, at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The event will be a repeat effort by the world’s biggest seller of consumer goods to increase the amount of US-made products it sells in Wal-Mart stores, in Sam’s Club members-only wholesale outlets, and on walmart.com.
From design feasibility, to development, to production, having the right information to make good decisions can ultimately keep a product from failing validation. The key is highly focused information that doesn’t come from conventional, statistics-based tests but from accelerated stress testing.
There’s a good chance that a few of the things mentioned here won't fully come to fruition in 2015 but rather much later down the line. However, as Malcolm X once said, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
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