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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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Case Study: Application of Shrink Discs in Industrial Gearboxes

By Carlos Rohrig on Jan 23, 2019

Shrink discs are external locking devices that provide a high capacity interference fit as well as all positive features of a conventional connection method, but which are much easier and faster to assemble and dismount. When a torque is transmitted through the connection of a shaft and a hollow shaft, the contemporary solution is to use a shrink disc instead of a failure-prone keyed connection. Shrink discs are typically available with outside diameters from 24 mm up to 500 mm.

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Video: How to install RINGFEDER Shrink Discs

By Ross Rivard on Jan 09, 2019

We wish you a very happy New Year - and hope to help ease you into your work routine by posting a video to kick off 2019! In this video we provide you with a simple step-by-step guide on how to install and remove our Shrink Discs. The process is quick and easy:

Topics: Shrink Discs
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The Connection between Engineering and Christmas Chocolate

By Timo Schmidt on Dec 12, 2018

The Christmas season is full of chocolaty goodness. The enjoyment of cacao is an implicit part of it all – no matter whether in the shape of a Santa Claus, praline or contained in the advent calendar that puts you in a good mood every day. But what do engineers actually have to do with chocolate? More than you imagine!

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Case Study: Coupling Application in Sugarcane Handling

By Matheus Mendes on Nov 28, 2018

The sugarcane industry is one of the most flourishing segments of the Brazilian Economy. With a production of up to 624 million metric tonnes of sugarcane in the 2017 harvest season, the country holds the world record production for both sugar and ethanol from this raw material. A broader view reveals that more than 37 million tonnes of sugar and 27 million cubic meters of ethanol were produced to meet national and expanding global demand. 

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Video: How To Use RINGFEDER Shrink Discs

By Ross Rivard on Nov 14, 2018

Shrink Discs are simple but high-force shaft-to-hub connections that eliminate failure-prone keyed connections - making them a great choice for a large variety of light- and heavy-duty applications.

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Review: Expomina 2018, Lima (Peru)

By WP on Oct 31, 2018

The 6th edition of the international trade fair EXPOMINA was held from September 12th to 14th in Lima (Peru). Within just a few years this exhibition has developed into one of the largest worldwide and most significant mining trade fairs in Latin America. A comprehensive range of heavy machinery, equipment and services were presented on an exhibition area totaling 47,000 m². Like previous trade fairs the event was again hosted in the Centro de Exposiciones Jockey.

Topics: HENFEL Service
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Why The Right Coupling Matters In Heavy-Duty Hoist Applications

By Craig Shepherd on Oct 17, 2018

Cranes and hoists are only as good as their couplings, which are essential to maintaining uptime and enhancing the safety and reliability of your operation. Without the right coupling, your crane or hoist may not function properly, causing your manufacturing process to grind to a halt. This kind of downtime is not welcome – especially where very high loads and expensive equipment are concerned.

Topics: TSCHAN Couplings
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Video: How To Install RINGFEDER Locking Assemblies

By Ross Rivard on Oct 03, 2018

Our Locking Assemblies are easy to install and remove. In fact, the process takes only a few minutes, depending on the size of the Locking Assembly.

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Hydrodynamic Couplings in Bulk Material Handling Equipment Drives

By Matheus Mendes on Sep 19, 2018

Bulk material handling is an engineering field that is centered on designing and manufacturing of special equipment utilized to handle mainly dry materials such as ores, grains, sand, gravel and stone in loose bulk form. Mineral production, for instance, depends on a great quantity of bulk material handling equipment in order to move an impressive portion of the iron and copper ore productions in the world. In the following we want to explain how hydrodynamic couplings operate and how they can improve the MTTR of bulk material handling equipment drives.

Topics: HENFEL BMH
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Video: How To Use RINGFEDER Locking Assemblies

By WP on Sep 05, 2018

If you want a backlash- and wear-free way to join shaft components, take a look at our locking assemblies. These locking devices, which take the place of traditional keyed couplings, are installed between the shaft and the hub. 

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