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Energy efficient, personalized, smart - in need of extensive maintenance? Engineers in machine design are faced with increased demands. How do they meet them? What kind of solutions evolve in different industries? How is it possible to enforce innovation internally? Have a read on this and more in our blog.

 

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Holiday Reading for Engineers

By WP on Aug 01, 2018

Summer time is holiday time. And holiday time means it is time to get lost in a book. Finally having time to plunge into a book and travel to distant planets, go on adventures or to get to know more about the life of a certain person. Regardless of whether you sit on a balcony or couch, at the beach or in an alpine cabin enjoying the fresh mountain air, a book is always a pleasant companion. We have selected five highly interesting books for your holidays.

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Safe Energy Absorption – DEFORM plus® Shock Absorbing Units

By Friedhelm Detzner on Jul 18, 2018

In our last blog article we compared the most commonly used damping systems in terms of their damping properties and highlighted the importance of installing such systems to protect your machines and components. Our comparison referred to dampers made of optimized synthetic polymers. In this article, we would like to present our shock absorbing units DEFORM plus®.

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Safe Energy Absorption - Damping Systems by Comparison

By Friedhelm Detzner on Jul 04, 2018

If a braking device fails, or in the event of an operating error, moving masses can cause significant damage upon collision or impact. To avoid this, you should use a damping system that is tailored to your application, because the removal of such damage usually costs more than the purchase of suitable shock absorbing units.

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Couplings and Coupling Systems – Requirements, Selection and Design

By Norbert Telaar on Jun 20, 2018

Regardless of the application for which a coupling is used – a variety of requirements must be fulfilled to ensure efficient and reliable operation of the coupling system. Undoubtedly, the coupling is a vital component of the entire propulsion line. Therefore, when designing a coupling, attention must be paid that the coupling is able to withstand the mechanical requirements, requires virtually no maintenance, operates trouble-free and, ideally, has a long service life.
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10 Fun Facts about Engineers

By Hannah Döttling on Jun 06, 2018

Engineers beware! You thought you knew everything about yourself, your colleagues and your job?
You surely have not heard the following 10 facts – which will make your engineer’s heart skip a beat ;-)

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Review: Expomin 2018, Santiago (Chile)

By WP on May 23, 2018

The 15th edition of the World Exhibition and Congress EXPOMIN was held from 23rd to 27th April in Santiago (Chile). EXPOMIN is considered Latin America's largest mining fair and provides with a total exhibition space of 55.000m² a comprehensive overview over the cutting-edge technologies of this industry. Like the previous exhibtions, the event was hosted in the Espacio Riesco Convention Center.

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Review: PLASTINDIA 2018, Ahmedabad

By WP on May 09, 2018

The 10th edition of the PLASTINDIA Exhibition and Conference took place from 7th to 12th February 2018. PLASTINDIA is the most significant exhibition on plastics in India and offers a unique overview of the world of plastics in fifteen exhibition halls on a gross area of 125.000 sqm. Like the previous exhibitions, PLASTINDIA 2018 was hosted at the exhibition center Helipad Grounds in Gandhinagar - Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India).

Topics: Materials
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What are the factors that can reduce the service life of a metal bellows coupling?

By Thomas Marterer on Apr 18, 2018

It is generally assumed – and typical applications confirm – that metal bellows couplings reliably work over the entire service life of an installation, if the coupling is correctly designed. In the future, this can no longer be taken for granted as applications are becoming more and more dynamic. Such applications require you to consider additional criteria when selecting and designing a coupling. Read here about the most important factors which have to be taken into account.

Topics: Couplings
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What is the reason for using a coupling with limited end float?

By Norbert Telaar on Apr 04, 2018

A coupling is an element of a drive line that primarily serves the purpose of transmitting power from one shaft to another, thereby providing for the connection of the driving and driven machine. At the same time, shaft misalignments, e.g. caused by assembly inaccuracies, should be compensated by the coupling while generating minimum reaction forces.

The distinction is made between angular, radial and axial shaft misalignments which may also occur simultaneously. Depending on the coupling type you choose, the dynamic behavior of the entire drive line, and consequently of the machine and its production process, can often be influenced by adjusting the torsional stiffness of the coupling.

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Friction Springs for Earthquake Protection of Critical Infrastructure Objects

By Lars Jahnel on Mar 21, 2018

What started almost a century ago as buffer between railway cars has now become a universally applicable damping element for almost all industry sectors – also as a protective element against potential damages to buildings and industrial facilities caused by earthquakes.

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