How to secure bearings properly – Part 2: axial securing

Lars Butenschön | 27. November 2018

In part one of my series “How to secure bearings properly”, we learned how and why bearings move in their mounting holes and what we can do against it. If press-fit is not enough or not available in order to keep a bearing in place, you can do so by changing it´s shape. In this […]

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Finding the right bearing: 7 essential criteria

Lars Butenschön | 4. January 2019

The various influences that affect the lifespan of a plain bearing are relatively trivial. It´s easy to imagine that a truckload of fine dust is rather less helpful for a long bearing life. Also, that 500 ° C ambient temperature can cause difficulty in choosing the right lubricant, results in few raised eyebrows. And yet, often times […]

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Plastic bearings for high loads? What does high load actually mean?

Lars Butenschön | 4. December 2018

There is a saying among german conservative engineers going like this: “Wer Kunststoff kennt, nimmt Stahl”. “Those familiar with plastics use steel instead”. To be honest I didn’t hear this in quite a while now. But it´s still in the heads of many engineers. Even if they don´t know a word of german. In the […]

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How to secure bearings properly – Part 3: Anti-rotation features

Lars Butenschön | 27. November 2018

In episode two of this series, I showed you some options of how to secure bearings axially to keep them from moving out of housing holes. In this episode, I want to show you how to make an easy anti-rotation feature and why you would need one in the first place. Why would you need […]

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Educational Application

Martin Raak | 27. March 2018

pprentices from Keller Lufttechnik (german customer) designed this unit with Nanotec controls and robolink Joint arm as their final Project:

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Customer application APOPICK

Martin Raak | 16. March 2018

Company APOSTORE (http://www.apostore.de) uses robolink® in their picking Automation APOPICK: Please activate JavaScript to view this video.Video-Link: https://youtu.be/InG6j4Xfnuc

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Statement on robolink® D (in GER)

Martin Raak | 5. March 2018

Here is a 3 min. Video statement about our RL-D modular joint kit. This is only available in GER (sorry), it gives a quick overview about the product line! https://developmentscout.com/interviews Please activate JavaScript to view this video.Video-Link: https://youtu.be/F_pPVqS4qpU

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Customer Application FH Bielefeld (GER)

Martin Raak | 14. February 2018

A group of bachelor graduates developped an automated 3D game with robolink® (4 axis RL-D-RBT-3322-BC-AE in this case). They used Beckhoff control electronics for the complete unit. For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Freund: thomas.freund@fh-bielefeld.de

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