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Bearings

How to Measure Bearings
By Shizu Yamaguchi on March 19, 2021

Whether you are looking to replace an old bearing or seeking out extras to have on hand, knowing how to measure your bearings beforehand is important and can save you some hassle. This...

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Robots Cables

Robot Cable Failures Part 1: What’s Flexibility Got to Do with It?
By David Sandiland on March 5, 2021

Quite often, when I visit users of industrial six-axis robots, they tell me that their biggest problem is cable failure. There are dozens of reasons why cables fail inside moving...

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Cables

Can control cables also be used as ASi bus cables?
By Nils Jager on March 5, 2021

Why are ASi bus cables are specially shaped? Is it possible to use a round 2×1.5mm² control cable instead? Let’s take a closer look at the AS-i bus.

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Cables

The Three Advantages of Assembled Cables
By Avory Brookins on March 2, 2021

Every moving application requires continuous-flex cables, but why waste time assembling them when you don’t have to?

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Cables

UL Verified: What It Means and Why It Matters
By Avory Brookins on February 8, 2021

Finding out that a product or process is UL verified is like getting an unsolicited pep talk from your distant uncle: It’s interesting, but you’re not really sure what it means or why...

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Cables

6 Most Commons Causes of Cable Failure
By Don Nester on February 8, 2021

Cable failure can result in a waste of resources as well as time and effort applied to replacing the failed cables. This issue is one of the leading causes of downtime, resulting in an...

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Can Your Products Cope in Cold Winter Temperatures?
By Erin Kemal on January 27, 2021

Now that we are in the depths of winter, it seems fitting to highlight a few product groups that are designed to function outside. in sub-zero temperatures. Below are a couple of key...

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Bearings

The Right Lubrication for Plastic Plain Bearings
By Lars Butenschon on January 27, 2021

Despite the variety of plastic plain bearing applications – from engine block bearings to mountain bike pedals – they all have one thing in common: their best lubrication is no...

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Free CAD Library
By Christian Ziegler on January 26, 2021

Create CAD models for energy chains and download them directly into your design

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Bearings

The 3 most common misconceptions about polymer plain bearings
By Lars Butenschon on January 26, 2021

Plastics have become an integral part of our lives and the industries we work in. We are increasingly aware that there is no such thing as one superior plastic material just as there is...

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