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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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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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Bulk Material Handling Technology - a Rocky Matter

By WP on Aug 22, 2018

Everyone has seen them – these large bulk carriers sailing across the sea or on the long waterways in Germany. In addition to containers, crude oil, fuels, gas and other products, they also transport bulk materials. And yet, it is often a long way from the source of the bulk material until it reaches the ship.

Topics: Materials
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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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