Bargteheide – NORD DRIVESYSTEMS now offers a new range of worm gear units in a robust, one-piece UNICASE housing in five sizes with a maximum torque of 427 Nm. New, larger output bearings allow users to choose increased shaft diameters than the previously available series. In addition, the large bearings ensure a much extended service life. The aluminum permanent mould casting process was optimized for the SMI series, resulting in an especially smooth surface that prevents dirt build-up. Closed SMI worm gear versions are washdown-capable, and can therefore be easily cleaned along with other systems during plant cleaning processes. If required, these gear units are available with NORD’s NSD tupH surface conversion treatment which transforms their durability with up to seven times the hardness of the base aluminum material, providing excellent protection against acids and alkaline solutions. A synthetic long-life lubricant makes the worm gears maintenance-free during their entire service life. Equipped with oil gauge screws, the gear units are now also suitable for use in hazardous areas.
Tata Steel Rail France takes great care in inspecting the straightness of the ends of its rails so that its customers receive the straightest possible rails. As a result, it has recently retrofitted its end straightness inspection systems with Keyence's newest generation of CCD laser displacement sensors, the LK Series.
Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) announced today that two company leaders received honors in the inaugural Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards presented by The Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte, University of Phoenix, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Kennametal’s Colleen Wood Cordova, vice president global product management, and Martina Igel, plant manager of Kennametal’s Schongau, Germany facility, were selected with 120 other woman recognized at all levels, from the factory floor to the C-suite
For the past few years, Renault's site in Cléon, France, has been using Keyence's LJ-G laser displacement sensors on its G9 engine production line. The site chose the sensors for their detection reliability and ease of use.