The trend in
industry to process more material faster and more efficiently calls for a
high-torque, high-misalignment, low-inertia servo coupling, with minimal compromise
to torsional stiffness. Stainless-steel bellows couplings have the highest
torsional stiffness of commercially available flexible couplings, making them
the best choice for aggressive servo-driven applications. But in cases where
the two shafts to be connected are mounted to different bearing surfaces, it
can be difficult to maintain the precise alignment tolerances normally
special, high-stiffness bellows and new, high-strength connection method, R+W's
handles an average of 2.6 times the traditional torque rating at a given
outside diameter, and an average of 2.9 times more lateral misalignment,
opening up the benefits of precision bellows couplings to a whole new segment
of machine design and servo motion control.
diameters ranging from 15 to 60 mm and torque ratings from 20 to 1,000Nm, the
BKZ range is available in four sizes, with a variety of materials, finishes and
the optional self-opening clamp system.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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