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Coupling Offers Greater Concentricity for High-Speed Spindles 14639Coupling Offers Greater Concentricity for High-Speed Spindles

Charles Murray

September 21, 2016

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Coupling Offers Greater Concentricity for High-Speed Spindles

A new coupling for high-speed spindle motors promises greater shaft concentricity and smoother running for milling and grinding machines.

Showcased at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2016) last week, the SP6 coupling from R+W America is aimed at users who want to customize their applications. "The advantage is better balance," Andy Lechner, sales manager for R+W, told Design News at the show. "It's for people who are looking for the smoothest running they can achieve at high speeds."


About the Author(s)

Charles Murray

Charles Murray is a former Design News editor and author of the book, Long Hard Road: The Lithium-Ion Battery and the Electric Car, published by Purdue University Press. He previously served as a DN editor from 1987 to 2000, then returned to the magazine as a senior editor in 2005. A former editor with Semiconductor International and later with EE Times, he has followed the auto industry’s adoption of electric vehicle technology since 1988 and has written extensively about embedded processing and medical electronics. He was a winner of the Jesse H. Neal Award for his story, “The Making of a Medical Miracle,” about implantable defibrillators. He is also the author of the book, The Supermen: The Story of Seymour Cray and the Technical Wizards Behind the Supercomputer, published by John Wiley & Sons in 1997. Murray’s electronics coverage has frequently appeared in the Chicago Tribune and in Popular Science. He holds a BS in engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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