Bearings extend the working life of wheels, pulleys, and other rotating parts by reducing friction and enabling parts to move smoothly. Also called slewing rings or slewing bearings, they are installed between two surfaces to keep parts aligned and support axial and radial loads. Axial (thrust) bearings support loads parallel to the axis of the shaft, such as those exerted by a table supporting a weight. Radial bearings support rotating wheels and other applications where the force of the load is perpendicular to the shaft. Ball bearings are used with applications that have high axial loads and low-to-moderate radial loads. Mounted bearings (bearing units) have a bearing inside a housing unit to ensure a secure fit and mount. Sleeve and clip bearings support high loads, have no moving parts, and require lubricant to allow the shaft to turn smoothly. Spherical bearings and spherical rod ends are used on articulating joints and when the bearing must accommodate for axial misalignment.
Brakes and Clutches
Brakes and clutches stop and control the movement or speed of motors in rotary applications such as horizontal conveyors, gates, and packing machines. Brakes slow or stop forward and backward movement. Clutches disengage the drive shaft of an attached motor, so workers can pause rotation of conveyor belts and other industrial equipment without turning the machinery or motor off. Torque limiters protect machinery from damage due to unexpected mechanical overload.
Brakes and Clutches
Bushings, sometimes called plain bearings, sleeve bearings, or linear sleeve bearings, are installed between a rotating drive shaft and a housing to help secure the shaft in place and reduce vibration to extend the working life of hubs and shafts. Keyless bushings have a smooth, round bore without a keyway or set screw, allowing them to be used in applications that require the direction of shaft rotation to change. Reducing bushings allow tools with smaller shafts to be used on larger bores. Quick detachable (QD) bushings have a split along one side that eases fitting on shafts of varying diameter. Tapered bushings have a keyway and are installed by pressing the bushing into the bore.
Gearing is used to transmit motion and change the speed and direction of rotation in drive systems. Gears are used to alter the speed or torque of an object without slipping. They usually have teeth parallel to the bore, such as with spur or straight-cut gears, or at an angle to the bore, such as bevel gears. Gear racks are straight and transmit forward and backward motion in a straight line, and can be cut or combined to any length.
Gearmotors consist of a motor, gear, and bearings in a housing and are commonly used in applications that require a high amount of force (torque) at low speed. DC gearmotors require a battery power source and are used for precise variable-speed applications such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, lifts and medical tables, power seats, and other automotive applications. AC gearmotors operate off an AC power source and are often used in high-power applications, such as lifts, jack, and robotics. Gearmotor accessories like brackets, covers, and extension cables are used to protect, mount, and power gearmotors.
Linear motion products are used in conveyors and assembly operations to provide movement in a straight line, including rolling elements in a raceway or guide rail. They also keep parts and machinery moving and aligned. Movement can be forward or backward and either vertical or horizontal. Actuators, ball screws, and nuts convert rotating movement, such as that coming from a motor, to movement in a straight line. Bearing guides, guide rails, shafts, and carriages (slides) align components to reduce friction and provide smooth, precise movement. Magnetic capping headsets apply caps to small bottles. Sleeve bearings, and mounted and unmounted linear bearings, reduce wear caused by friction and evenly distribute loads for use with heavy loads. Screws are used with screw jacks, presses, and linear actuators at low-to-moderate speeds under heavy loads.
Power Transmission Belts
Power transmission belts, sometimes called drive belts, gear belts, or automotive belts, transmit power between two components, such as from a motor or driver to a drive shaft or pulley. Round belts are used on serpentine drives, line shaft conveyors, and commercial sewing machines. Connectors are used to connect two ends of a round belt that has been cut to size or needs to be installed without disassembling the drive system. Twisted O-rings are installed in V-belt and round belt pulleys and have a hook connector so they can be installed without dismantling the drive system. Variable-speed belts are used with variable-speed pulleys and accommodate changes in speed and pulley width as the drive systems speeds up and slows down. Belt accessories protect, maintain, and measure belt grooves and tension.
Power Transmission Chains and Sprockets
Power transmission chains and sprockets work together in a chain drive system to convert the electrical energy generated by a motor to mechanical energy used to power conveyors and other industrial machinery. Idler sprockets are used to take up slack in long chains or in applications with high vibration, such as robotic arms and conveyors. Roller chains are used for horizontal and vertical applications. Leaf chains are designed for lifting applications. Chain links are used to extend the length of a chain or replace worn or damaged links. Clevis connectors are used to anchor the end of a loaf chain to a clevis.
Power Transmission Chains and Sprockets
Power Transmission Parts
Replacement parts replace and connect components in power transmissions to repair, rebuild, and help extend their performance. They include motor brush sets, bearings, adapters, subassemblies, O-rings, worm gears, and other power transmission parts.
Shaft Couplings, Collars, and Universal Joints
Shaft couplings, collars, and universal joints are parts that connect equipment to transmit power and help protect against shock, vibration, misalignment, backlash, and overload. Jaw couplings, sleeve couplings, and tire couplings do not require lubrication and are commonly used on electric motor applications, such as gearboxes, conveyors, and medical equipment. Motion control couplings provide good rigidity in moderate- to high-torque applications like servomotors, robots, and machine tools. Oldham couplings maintain constant velocity with low bearing loads and are ideal for applications with high parallel misalignment. Rigid couplings allow minimal backlash between shafts of the same dimension and are suitable for continuous-motion applications. Shaft collars, adapters, and keyed shafts hold bearings, sprockets, and gears to shafts and other components and can act as mechanical stops. Universal joints transmit torque between rotating shafts that are at an angle to each other.
Shaft Couplings, Collars, and Universal Joints
Sheaves and Pulleys
Sheaves and pulleys are round wheels with a flat or grooved edge that transmit rotational force from one shaft to another when connected with a V-belt or gearbelt. They are typically used to power fans, pumps, conveyors, and other industrial machinery. Idlers maintain consistent tension on belts to reduce slippage and move belts away from obstacles. Timing belt pulleys have grooves that provide maximum surface contact with the belt teeth for good power transmission and minimal slipping. V-belt pulleys provide maximum friction and torque in compatible V-belt drive systems.
Speed reducers are mechanical devices that help drive systems maintain optimal speed and torque for the application. Also known as gearboxes and gear drives, they lower the speed of rotation of the input shaft by a certain ratio and increase the power transmitted to the output shaft by the same ratio. Ratio multipliers increase the speed reduction and torque supplied by a speed reducer by a certain ratio and are suitable for parallel setups. Mounting bases, torque arms, and flange couplings are accessories used with speed reducers. They are often used in applications where the speed reducer will not be directly attached to the drive mechanism.
Tensioners and Tighteners
Tensioners and tighteners are devices that apply force to help maintain proper tension of belts and chains and prevent damage to drive system components. Automatic tensioners keep chains and belts taut to prevent them from slipping and breaking, help minimize wear on shaft and drive bearings, and absorb shock and vibration. Drive tighteners, also called drive tensioners, are attached to an idler sprocket or pulley with a tightener shaft and used to manually adjust the tension on chains and belts. Belt and chain guides are used in conveyor belt applications to guide belts and chains and keep them aligned while helping reduce friction and wear.
Vibrators are mechanical devices that generate vibration to speed the flow of materials through bins, hoppers, screens, drums, and bags. They are also used to consolidate concrete and unjam parts on conveyors and in chutes. Industrial vibrators are commonly used in food processing facilities, pharmaceutical plants, chemical plants, farming operations, automotive parts production, and mining operations. Electric vibrators are fully enclosed and can be used inside or outside, in dust, dirt, rain, or snow. Pneumatic or air-powered vibrators are suitable for continuous-duty applications to move fine, granular, and dense materials. Hydraulic vibrators are ideal for heavy-duty, dirty jobs in wet, muddy, or dusty conditions. Accessories include mounting brackets, plates, and pins to help properly install vibrators on any power transmission application.
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