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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 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:

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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