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Types of Sprockets

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  Sprockets are sturdy wheels with teeth that lock onto a chain. As the sprocket spins, the teeth grab onto the chain and move other parts that interlock with the chain. This sequential series of operations allows for simple and controlled rotational movement of larger equipment and machinery. Sprockets are often made from metal or […]

Robotrax: How to Install

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  Does your robot application do 3-dimensional rotations? If yes, you definitely need a cable carrier that supports multidimensional rotating movements. Tsubaki KabelSchlepp Robotrax is a cable carrier that reliably follows movements while leading and protecting your cables. PLUS, it’s easy to install. Here’s how to do it: The open design of this product allows […]

Designing Your Own Single Strand Attachment Chain

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Here is an easy drag and drop tool that you can use in designing an attachment chain—the Tsubaki Chain Configurator! This is an online program that enables engineers and chain enthusiasts alike to conceptualize a design from scratch and see them in 2D and 3D renditions with just a click of a mouse.  It enables […]

Guide to Overload Protection Relays

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  Electric motors see wide usage in machines with rotating components. Motors are often quite expensive, so it is important to prevent them from failure caused by carrying more electric current than their rated amperage. Electrical overload can sometimes develop from ground faults (short-circuits in the motor windings or peripheral cables), but more commonly occurs […]