UXBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Specifying spiral bevel gear drives can be a deceivingly complex process. To assist design engineers and maintenance and repair (MRO) specialists, a new white paper, "Five Things to Consider Before Buying Spiral Bevel Gear Drives," is now available to download from http://www.mitrpakbevelgear.com/buying-spiral-bevel-gear-drives.
Spiral bevel gear drives — a refined type of right-angle drive — function as important motion control components of equipment for packaging, food processing, textile, military, agricultural, and a wide variety of material handling and marine applications. These power transmission products play a critical role where motive force within a machine must be transferred "around a corner."
Often mischaracterized as simple commodities, such drives are actually complex mechanisms whose specification can demand close collaboration between engineers and distributors or suppliers, notes George Abbott, MITRPAK product manager and author of the new white paper. "It's critical that engineers understand the vendor and its product's specific capabilities prior to undertaking the ordering process — as both can greatly affect performance."
The new white paper guides engineers through the specification process, discussing variables such as lead times, costs, reliability, ordering ease, applications expertise, and customized solutions. The paper details five key issues for engineers to explore in determining whether a prospective vendor's spiral bevel gear drive is the optimum choice to meet the unique needs of their application:
- Suitability for use in challenging environments
- Appropriateness for field maintenance, repair, and rebuild
- Minimization of noise and backlash
- Availability in sizes and ratings for specific applications
- Customization options for specific applications
"Only with careful upfront examination of product specifications and vendor options, engineers can avoid potential design, functionality, and costs issues and obtain the right spiral bevel gear drive to deliver optimum performance over a long service lifetime," Abbott notes.
About MITRPAK Power Transmission Products
Lampin Corporation, a 100% employee-owned firm, designs and manufactures the MITRPAK line of high-quality, precision-machined spiral bevel gear drives in right-angle formats. These products enable motive force within a machine to be transferred "around a corner." Since 1970, MITRPAK drives have set reliability standards in a variety of industrial, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, military, textile, agricultural, consumer, and marine applications worldwide.
Lampin makes most components in-house in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, USA. This helps ensure responsiveness to customer needs; increased opportunity for effective customization; the highest degree of manufacturing quality; and rapid, reliable delivery. For more information, visit http://www.mitrpak.com.
SOURCE Lampin Corporation