ETP Connections are keyless shaft-mount bushings that serve as locking devices for all shaft-to-hub connections. The bushings are for applications where keyways and tapers can either weaken or cause excess wear to shaft components. Brochure features cutaway photos and drawings that illustrate how these connections operate and how they can improve power transmission systems. Also included are a series of application photos showing operating systems that use these connections.
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.