Gareth Lenton

How to Lower Your Total Cost of Couplings (TCC)

by Gareth Lenton

The most important factor in determining the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of couplings is often the amount of downtime experienced. In demanding applications couplings face numerous challenges, from impact loading to dust and temperature extremes. Maintaining uptime against the odds can be the difference between a cost-effective coupling and a costly one. 

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Advantages of Timing Belts: A Question of Belt Timing

by Gareth Lenton

Though friction belts are the traditional choice, engineers are coming to realise that timing belts have several advantages. Friction belts and pulleys wear during use, so need re-tensioning 3-4 times during their average three-year lifetime. Each re-tensioning results in downtime.

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Fenner Grants Three Wishes with Triflex Couplings

by Gareth Lenton

Do you want drive trains with resistance to shock stress? With silent operation? Or do you want the capability to adjust your couplings to compensate for misalignment? The new Fenner® TriFlex Couplings give you all three.

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Below the belt - Are your pulleys costing you?

by Gareth Lenton

Traditionally, the cure for an inefficient belt drive has been to simply replace the worn one with a new one. However, Gareth Lenton, ERIKS General Manager for Power Transmission, argues that the replacement of a pulley is a far more effective way to resolve your problems.

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Getting the Best Efficiency from Geared Drives

by Gareth Lenton

Motor efficiencies are well known, IE2 (high efficiency) and IE3 (premium efficiency. Depending on how much you are willing to invest, you pay your money and make your choice, but are you selecting your geared motors in the same manner? If not, then you should be!

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Handle with Care: Convey Delicate Products at High Speed

by Gareth Lenton

There used to be only one way to ensure careful product handling on conveyors: low-speed running. Especially if the products being conveyed were small, delicate, or unstable. But industry in general, and food and beverage production in particular, increasingly demands high-speed and mass-flow conveyors, to optimise productivity. So there’s a real need for a conveyor chain for critical applications that’s able to run fast and still handle products without loss or damage.

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The Great Baking Belt Off

by Gareth Lenton

What sticks to a conveyor belt even more persistently than Paul Hollywood sticks to the Great British Bake Off? Bread dough. At least that’s what one industrial baker found. But fortunately ERIKS found a non-stick solution.  

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When Two Heads are Better Than One

by Gareth Lenton

No-one knows as much about your industry and your application as you. Except ERIKS. You have the day-to-day, on-the-job experience gained at your own facility. We have the industry-wide experience that comes from working on countless different applications to resolve unique problems. So working together, your engineers and our technical and application teams can resolve any drive or power transmission issue in your plant. 

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Belts Go Up a Notch

by Gareth Lenton

The Fenner® Quattro PLUS CRE and Quattro Plus TW friction belts take belt technology further than ever before. 

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Why You're the Manchester United of Your Plant Room

by Gareth Lenton

Man Utd. claimed to have over 650 million at the last count. You won’t have quite so many. But just like Man Utd., you’ll want them to go on supporting you, day in and day out. And though you’re not looking to make money out of them with replica shirts, you certainly don’t want them to cost you money. 

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