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Compliance certification letters for Fenner Drives' Eagle EC polyurethane belting product line meet the requirements of European Regulation 10/2011 (and in the legislation which it replaces: Commission Directive 2002/72EC) within the framework defined by the Regulation 1935/2004/EC (27/10/2004) relating to plastic materials and articles intended to come into direct contact with foodstuffs.
Fenner Drives' High Performance Composite (HPC) Belting is uniquely designed to integrate custom composite materials which provide energy efficiency and cost-savings benefits to maintenance engineers and equipment designers. When compared to traditional connection methods, Fenner Drives Keyless Locking Devices offer energy efficient interfaces that optimize productivity while minimizing material and fabrication costs.
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Ogura Industrial Corp. is not only committed to the environment but was chosen to create a generating system that could engage with the main wooden gears built on windmills in the Netherlands in 1851. The Ogura MMC electric clutch with high torque and compact design for long life was used to drive the 10 kW windmill generator. The challenge was to create a generating system that could interlace with the wooden gear. A special gear of rollers, similar to roller chain was created. Plastic rollers drive a right angle gearbox into the clutch and pancake generator to save space. This allowed the entire compilation to fit on one side of the wooden gear with no changes to the windmill’s exterior, also preserving the historic design of the windmill.
The speed up ratio between the wooden gear and the plastic roller gear is 10:1, allowing the generator to turn between 40 and 240 rpm. The clutch will automatically disengage if wind speed causes the wheel to turn faster than 240 rpm. This protects the life of the generator. Most of the electricity produced by the generator is consumed by the mill and any excess capacity can also be fed back into the national grid, saving energy and providing an eco-friendly environment. Ogura was proud to be involved in this “ green” application.
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PBC Linear’s SIMO® process uses synchronized cutters simultaneously to mill all critical points and edges of an aluminum extrusion in one speedy pass. This creates a piece of extrusion that is straight, accurate and consistent on all sides. The entire machining process, which used to take hours, now takes minutes, saving valuable energy! This allows PBC Linear to provide their customers with extremely accurate long-length products at little to no extra cost, as well as increasing factory uptime.
PBC Linear’s introduction of the Integral V™ Technology (IVT) is an innovative linear guide system that reduces cost by removing unnecessary mounting components while at the same time maintaining extreme precision. IVT has been successfully implemented in many different applications and environments and is offered in several different configurations. This lowers both production time and cost which saves energy.
PBC Linear’s Hevi-Rail® and Linear Actuator Technology (LAT) eliminate components, reduce installation time and subsequently decrease costs. Both products have proven to be fast and reliable while decreasing energy use.
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P.T. International's new SR2200 and SRE mounted spherical roller bearings are designed to meet industry standard “E” and “2000” series dimensions. SR2200 and SRE products feature Ductile Iron housings using an environmentally friendly metal for added strength and HNBR triple lip seals for superior sealing and chemical resistance to remain eco-friendly. The SR2200 and SRE products are widely used in bulk material handling, mining, aggregate, food (grain handling conveyors), bucket elevators, and wood elevators.
P.T. International has partnered with WINKEL, the market leader for heavy load linear systems. Their Fast Pick is an efficient and space-saving system for packing, loading and unloading pallets. Combined bearings fit precisely into channels, minimize components, guide linear movement and handle both radial and thrust loads at the same time, saving energy and application uptime.
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RACO International pioneered the clean, environmentally safe Electric Actuator. RACO Actuators are ideal components/subsystems for Automation applications that require precision. RACO’s electric actuator, linear actuators, spring loaded brake systems and components are used in countless applications from heavy mining operations to ultra-fast precision positioning in automatic production machinery and transportation. The actuators long-life expectancy provides RACO’s customers huge economic benefits.
In maintaining their commitment to environmental preservation, RACO International is practically the world supplier of Failsafe “clean” electrical brake actuators for mass transportation, electric locomotives and light rail vehicles.
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Stober Drives offers many different gearing options for various applications. Stober’s gearbox efficiency has proven to save money when compared to less efficient gearing systems. In one STOBER case study, converting 111 worm gears to helical bevel units and changing to a high efficiency motor had an energy savings of $23,000 per year based on 8,000 hours of runtime per year at a cost of $0.076 per kWh.
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