Altra Industrial Motion launches new website

Altra Industrial Motion, a global designer and manufacturer of power transmission and motion control products, has launched a new multi-lingual website designed to provide users with quick and efficient access to desired information. www.altramotion.com features a new user-friendly interface that focuses on Altra’s brands, markets. and product platforms. The new site includes an updated Newsroom

Global Wind Turbine Supply Chain 2014

This article comes from consulting firm Make Consulting.  Shifting demand and overcapacity of critical wind turbine components continues to challenge the global wind energy supply base. Divestment of production assets and successful engagement in the O&M sector have allowed several turbine OEMs to return to profitability; but the road ahead demands a delicate balance between

New educational resource kit focusing on lean production and automation now available from Bosch Rexroth

Latest in the Rexroth Resource Kit series provides case studies, technical papers, software tools and web resources to help manufacturers and machine builders incorporate lean principles into their production solutions. Bosch Rexroth has added a new Lean Production and Automation Insights Kit to its popular educational resource kit series. Drawing on a wealth of expertise

Adhesives solve assembly problems for turbine that solves industry issues

An unusual wind turbine design supports a rotor of about nine blades along with generator elements on a large rim that rolls on wheels fixed to a frame. The design provides a range of advantages, such as power production in winds up to 110 mph. R&D went well, but manufacturing proved a bit troublesome. “The wind

Konecranes’ new CLX electric chain hoist boosts productivity

The new CLX electric chain hoist from Konecranes has been designed to speed up work cycles, enhance safety, and extend service life, and is targeted for manufacturing applications where high-speed load transfers and precise assembly work are required. Currently in capacities of 60 to 2,000 kg (130 to 4,400 lbs), CLX can be paired with

Extra-wide shrink wrap protects over-sized assets

Larger and over-sized assets need just as much protection from the elements as smaller items. Now they can be shrink wrapped just as easily with Dr. Shrink’s new 60′ wide premium shrink wrap. With the large width, it’s much simpler to cover extra-large machinery, boats, RVs, or any other equipment during transport or storage. It

How threadlockers reduce failure and improve safety on wind structures

Doug Lascarbeau, Anaerobic Technology Director Ed Fisher, Senior Market Application Engineer Henkel Corp. Damage and mechanical failures on wind turbines happen most often on blades, in gear boxes, on generators, drive trains, and brake assemblies all of which are housed in the nacelle. Access to these areas on a large commercial turbine requires that maintenance professionals

Leine & Linde draw wire, linear measuring unit spans up to 30m

Leine & Linde WDS series draw-wire length measurement units provide up to 30m of cost effective position data for lifts, factory doors, hoists and gantry systems. The WDS draw-wire unit has a durable and compact design that can be used with either absolute or incremental rotary encoders. The simple and flexible encoder mounting attaches to

Lincoln Electric Releases 2014 Equipment Catalog

New edition goes mobile, adds products and expands accessories detail Lincoln Electric has released its new 2014 Equipment Catalog (E1.10), which details the company’s MIG, TIG, and multi-process equipment, as well as plasma cutting systems, welding automation, fume control systems, training product solutions, orbital welding systems, accessories and welding gear products. New in 2014, the welding consumable

Eilon Engineering load monitoring useful in many Industries

Eilon Engineering has been developing load monitors for more than 30 years, manufacturing high-quality crane scales, dynamometers, hanging scales and load cells for all manner of heavy industry. Routinely employed across a number of industries by companies such as Boeing, General Electric, NASA, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, GE and Rolls Royce, Eilon load monitoring products have