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Aug. 7, 2019

Today, over 300 million electric motors are used in industries and other infrastructure globally. Every year, about 30 million motors are acquired for industrial use. With the demand for the motors increasing year after year, more manufacturers are entering the market. Here is a closer look at the main manufacturers.

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Aug. 6, 2019

The term coupling, suggest that something is being coupled. Couplings are mechanical devices for transmitting torque from a shaft to another. This post takes a closer look at the different types of couplings and their applications.

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July 25, 2019

The primary moving part of an industrial ventilation system is the fan. The industrial ventilation fans are grouped into several categories: centrifugal, axial, and special types. When selecting an industrial ventilation fan, you need to go beyond the pressure and airflow considerations. In addition, you need to factor operating temperatures, drive arrangements, airstream characteristics, and mounting.

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July 24, 2019

When it comes to handling materials in industrial and commercial settings, the conveyors are as important as the materials getting moved. However, it is not uncommon to get conveyors developing minor or major problems during their operations.

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June 20, 2019

When a pneumatic or hydraulic hose fails, the problem can be caused by issues such as incorrect selection of components, wrong assembly process, poor installation, or a combination of the above. This post explores some of the common failure and solutions to it. Note that if a problem can be recognized, you should target preventing it as opposed to dealing with the consequences.

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June 10, 2019

To many people, HVAC systems that help to heat and cool their homes are complex and mysterious. However, the basics of air conditioning are indeed relatively simple. HVAC (abbreviations for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) is a complete system designed to help make the indoor environment comfortable.

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June 7, 2019

When you set up a commercial or industrial workplace, safety comes first. Starting from the 1970s, the trend of workplace injuries has gone down with a huge margin. This drop is attributed to better safety products and safety training. Besides, organizations such as the Occupational Safety Administration (OSHA) have helped in designing safety guidelines for keeping the workplace safer.

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May 30, 2019

In the electric power niche, over 70% of motors in use are induction motors. DC motors come with many advantages over the conventional AC designs. Here is a closer look at the main benefits you can get from using DC motors over AC motors.

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May 28, 2019

Clutches and brakes are crucial components in systems that require stopping, holding or indexing loads. They help to transfer torque from one point (shaft) to another through clutching or stopping and holding load through brakes.

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May 24, 2019

Gears are everywhere. They are used in electronics at home, commercial establishments, air conditioning, industries, and vehicles among other areas. A gear has three core functions: increasing torque, reducing speed generated from a motor, and changing the direction of torque. Gears can be classified by looking at the position of the axis such as parallel shafts, intersecting shafts, and non-intersecting shafts. Here is a closer look at the different types of gears

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