Monthly Archives:: October 2017

What Is Case Hardening And Why Is It Used?

Published By: Shannon

Case hardening is a heat-treatment process that is used to prevent rotating components from becoming brittle and failing. Machines that use rotating components like ball bearings, gears, and shafts are subject to “rolling contact fatigue” or “spalling.” Rolling contact fatigue is caused by miniature cracks that occur just below the surface. The more a component is used, the more these cracks snake up to the surface. Eventually, once the cracks reach the surface of the component, they cause pits that result in flaking. The more material that is pitted, the more the component vibrates. Vibrating components are louder and often cause full equipment breakdowns.

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6 Types Of Industrial Gearboxes And Their Most Typical Uses

Published By: Shannon

An industrial gearbox is an enclosed system that transmits mechanical energy to an output device. Gearboxes can modify their speed, torque, and other attributes to convert the energy into a useable format. Gearboxes are used in a variety of devices, for a broad range of purposes. These machines can slow the rate of rotation to increase torque and speed. The following will explain some of the different types of industrial gearboxes and how they are commonly used.

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