Intech Power-Core Engineering Blog https://www.intechpower.com/blog Intech Power-Core Thermoplastics Engineering Blog en Fri, 15 Jul 2022 19:04:25 GMT 2022-07-15T19:04:25Z en Replacing Cracked Track Rollers - An ElliptiGO Gets Smoother & Quieter https://www.intechpower.com/blog/elliptigo-cracked-track-roller-replacement <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/elliptigo-cracked-track-roller-replacement" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/2%20Old%20cracked%20OEM%20rollers.jpg" alt="Replacing Cracked Track Rollers - An ElliptiGO Gets Smoother &amp; Quieter" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="font-size: 14px;">A customer, Tim ONeill, recently reached out to Intech looking for a small quantity of flat track rollers<span style="color: #26282a;"> (<a href="https://www.intechpower.com/product-types/rollers-and-bearings">Intech FT1-1.500 track rollers</a>) to replace the failed OEM </span><a href="https://www.elliptigo.com/product/load-wheel/">Load Wheels&nbsp; </a><span style="color: #26282a;"><a href="https://www.elliptigo.com/product/load-wheel/">on his ElliptiGo</a>. After Tim received his rollers and was able to install them on his ElliptiGO bike he had some great things to say about the Intech product: "</span>I finally got time to install the Intech rollers today, and what a difference. They are much quieter and smoother than the previous (original) rollers. Riding the ElliptiGO is now a different and more pleasant experience...quiet and smooth and better than before.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/elliptigo-cracked-track-roller-replacement" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/2%20Old%20cracked%20OEM%20rollers.jpg" alt="Replacing Cracked Track Rollers - An ElliptiGO Gets Smoother &amp; Quieter" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="font-size: 14px;">A customer, Tim ONeill, recently reached out to Intech looking for a small quantity of flat track rollers<span style="color: #26282a;"> (<a href="https://www.intechpower.com/product-types/rollers-and-bearings">Intech FT1-1.500 track rollers</a>) to replace the failed OEM </span><a href="https://www.elliptigo.com/product/load-wheel/">Load Wheels&nbsp; </a><span style="color: #26282a;"><a href="https://www.elliptigo.com/product/load-wheel/">on his ElliptiGo</a>. After Tim received his rollers and was able to install them on his ElliptiGO bike he had some great things to say about the Intech product: "</span>I finally got time to install the Intech rollers today, and what a difference. They are much quieter and smoother than the previous (original) rollers. Riding the ElliptiGO is now a different and more pleasant experience...quiet and smooth and better than before.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=62516&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.intechpower.com%2Fblog%2Felliptigo-cracked-track-roller-replacement&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.intechpower.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> guide roller Track rollers Plastic Bearings iCam Cracked Rollers Fri, 15 Jul 2022 19:04:25 GMT https://www.intechpower.com/blog/elliptigo-cracked-track-roller-replacement 2022-07-15T19:04:25Z Farrah Afsari Small, Greaseless Cam Followers Rise to the Occasion in Robotics Applications https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/small-greaseless-cam-followers-rise-to-the-occasion-in-robotics-applications <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/small-greaseless-cam-followers-rise-to-the-occasion-in-robotics-applications" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/Intech_JFC_0147.jpg" alt="Small, Greaseless Cam Followers Rise to the Occasion in Robotics Applications" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Have you ever run into issues trying to select small cam followers for your application? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Certain design constraints may be limiting your choices. You might be asking questions like: “Can I access the cam followers easily for lubrication?” “Will my cam followers wear out aluminum rails?” “Can they stand up to washdown?”</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/small-greaseless-cam-followers-rise-to-the-occasion-in-robotics-applications" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/Intech_JFC_0147.jpg" alt="Small, Greaseless Cam Followers Rise to the Occasion in Robotics Applications" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Have you ever run into issues trying to select small cam followers for your application? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Certain design constraints may be limiting your choices. You might be asking questions like: “Can I access the cam followers easily for lubrication?” “Will my cam followers wear out aluminum rails?” “Can they stand up to washdown?”</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=62516&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.intechpower.com%2Fblog%2Fblog%2Fsmall-greaseless-cam-followers-rise-to-the-occasion-in-robotics-applications&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.intechpower.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Thu, 02 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/small-greaseless-cam-followers-rise-to-the-occasion-in-robotics-applications 2021-09-02T04:00:00Z Alexander Bartosch Quiet Gears Improve Patient Comfort and Imaging Quality in Medical Equipment https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/quiet-gears-improve-patient-comfort-and-imaging-quality-in-medical-equipment <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/quiet-gears-improve-patient-comfort-and-imaging-quality-in-medical-equipment" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/IntechPowerGears1.jpg" alt="Quiet Gears Improve Patient Comfort and Imaging Quality in Medical Equipment" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>If you have a medical exam or procedure that involves X-rays, mammography units or robotic surgery equipment, the last thing you want to hear is grinding gear noise. Noisy or vibrating motion systems are off-putting for patients and can compromise their comfort during an already stressful medical test. Not only that, motion chatter in the drives that move imaging equipment can also produce fuzzy images that aren’t suitable for diagnostic purposes.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/quiet-gears-improve-patient-comfort-and-imaging-quality-in-medical-equipment" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/IntechPowerGears1.jpg" alt="Quiet Gears Improve Patient Comfort and Imaging Quality in Medical Equipment" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>If you have a medical exam or procedure that involves X-rays, mammography units or robotic surgery equipment, the last thing you want to hear is grinding gear noise. Noisy or vibrating motion systems are off-putting for patients and can compromise their comfort during an already stressful medical test. Not only that, motion chatter in the drives that move imaging equipment can also produce fuzzy images that aren’t suitable for diagnostic purposes.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=62516&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.intechpower.com%2Fblog%2Fblog%2Fquiet-gears-improve-patient-comfort-and-imaging-quality-in-medical-equipment&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.intechpower.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Thu, 15 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/quiet-gears-improve-patient-comfort-and-imaging-quality-in-medical-equipment 2021-07-15T04:00:00Z Alexander Bartosch Sealed End-Cap Design Boosts Cam Follower Durability in Washdown Applications https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/sealed-end-cap-design-boosts-cam-follower-durability-in-washdown-applications <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/sealed-end-cap-design-boosts-cam-follower-durability-in-washdown-applications" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/Intech_capped-roller.jpg" alt="Sealed End-Cap Design Boosts Cam Follower Durability in Washdown Applications" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>If you’re designing for packaging or processing machines in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical or electronics industries, then you might want to reach for cam followers that can endure frequent washdown cycles, resist contamination and corrosion and exhibit long wear life. At Intech, we offer several high-performance, greaseless iCam® Follower options for these environments. These options include:</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/sealed-end-cap-design-boosts-cam-follower-durability-in-washdown-applications" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/Intech_capped-roller.jpg" alt="Sealed End-Cap Design Boosts Cam Follower Durability in Washdown Applications" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>If you’re designing for packaging or processing machines in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical or electronics industries, then you might want to reach for cam followers that can endure frequent washdown cycles, resist contamination and corrosion and exhibit long wear life. At Intech, we offer several high-performance, greaseless iCam® Follower options for these environments. These options include:</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=62516&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.intechpower.com%2Fblog%2Fblog%2Fsealed-end-cap-design-boosts-cam-follower-durability-in-washdown-applications&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.intechpower.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Thu, 27 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/sealed-end-cap-design-boosts-cam-follower-durability-in-washdown-applications 2021-05-27T04:00:00Z Alexander Bartosch Long-Lasting, Lubrication-Free Guide Rollers Enable Flexible Automation for Genomic Research https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/long-lasting-lubrication-free-guide-rollers-enable-flexible-automation-for-genomic-research <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/long-lasting-lubrication-free-guide-rollers-enable-flexible-automation-for-genomic-research" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/Intech_Guide-Roller-001.jpg" alt="Long-Lasting, Lubrication-Free Guide Rollers Enable Flexible Automation for Genomic Research" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>When it comes to life science and laboratory instruments, your choice of motion components can make a big difference in terms of performance. As a testament to this fact, a biotechnology company that specializes in detection and imaging equipment outfitted one of its automated liquid handling systems with Intech polymer guide rollers. Compared to previous motion components, these guide rollers have unlocked a number of benefits, including long, wear-free service life, which has helped improve the speed and performance of the dispensing system.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/long-lasting-lubrication-free-guide-rollers-enable-flexible-automation-for-genomic-research" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/Intech_Guide-Roller-001.jpg" alt="Long-Lasting, Lubrication-Free Guide Rollers Enable Flexible Automation for Genomic Research" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>When it comes to life science and laboratory instruments, your choice of motion components can make a big difference in terms of performance. As a testament to this fact, a biotechnology company that specializes in detection and imaging equipment outfitted one of its automated liquid handling systems with Intech polymer guide rollers. Compared to previous motion components, these guide rollers have unlocked a number of benefits, including long, wear-free service life, which has helped improve the speed and performance of the dispensing system.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=62516&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.intechpower.com%2Fblog%2Fblog%2Flong-lasting-lubrication-free-guide-rollers-enable-flexible-automation-for-genomic-research&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.intechpower.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Wed, 07 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/long-lasting-lubrication-free-guide-rollers-enable-flexible-automation-for-genomic-research 2021-04-07T04:00:00Z Alexander Bartosch Power-Core™ Gear-Drive Overcomes Belt-Drive Challenges in Frozen Food Slicing Applications https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/power-core-gear-drive-overcomes-belt-drive-challenges-in-frozen-food-slicing-applications <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/power-core-gear-drive-overcomes-belt-drive-challenges-in-frozen-food-slicing-applications" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/Y7JPAAN8XLp0XIqKuSjXRad3ig90lHi-WRYzjG85PJo-FB2gK9o7AEWFsfM88dGIlVcFuzPxVRDv43BpDn0bfsVXvdXtFBVcvWOnV4wMeVSlye0py1PqXVKd1PDSpw0Vp5OZ_1vR.jpeg" alt="Power-Core™ Gear-Drive Overcomes Belt-Drive Challenges in Frozen Food Slicing Applications" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Slicing operations in frozen food applications are demanding, to say the least. They involve a constant switch between sub-freezing processing operations and hot washdown cleaning cycles, exposing components to thermal extremes. The nature of the cutting operation itself is also harsh and repetitive in nature, subjecting components to high shock and vibration loads.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/power-core-gear-drive-overcomes-belt-drive-challenges-in-frozen-food-slicing-applications" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/Y7JPAAN8XLp0XIqKuSjXRad3ig90lHi-WRYzjG85PJo-FB2gK9o7AEWFsfM88dGIlVcFuzPxVRDv43BpDn0bfsVXvdXtFBVcvWOnV4wMeVSlye0py1PqXVKd1PDSpw0Vp5OZ_1vR.jpeg" alt="Power-Core™ Gear-Drive Overcomes Belt-Drive Challenges in Frozen Food Slicing Applications" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Slicing operations in frozen food applications are demanding, to say the least. They involve a constant switch between sub-freezing processing operations and hot washdown cleaning cycles, exposing components to thermal extremes. The nature of the cutting operation itself is also harsh and repetitive in nature, subjecting components to high shock and vibration loads.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=62516&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.intechpower.com%2Fblog%2Fblog%2Fpower-core-gear-drive-overcomes-belt-drive-challenges-in-frozen-food-slicing-applications&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.intechpower.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Wed, 07 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/power-core-gear-drive-overcomes-belt-drive-challenges-in-frozen-food-slicing-applications 2021-04-07T04:00:00Z Alexander Bartosch Precision Track Rollers Beat Metal and Plastic To Hold Up 1,280-Pound Glass Door https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/precision-track-rollers-beat-metal-and-plastic-to-hold-up-1280-pound-glass-door <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/precision-track-rollers-beat-metal-and-plastic-to-hold-up-1280-pound-glass-door" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/KjZLKEvz5jhwkd-gbCHdqGK5LL8lc-cMHAXlOBfhmQL6NfgsgLdDFqtcG293nxj14VM1pTRn2f30llmA62vi7betTfd7YeLUmKwXkI_GATxpjvscalujx3OFMzemRyx2bjsHkhsg.png" alt="Precision Track Rollers Beat Metal and Plastic To Hold Up 1,280-Pound Glass Door" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">High-quality sliding doors are expected to open easily and quietly—a motion that largely depends on high-quality track rollers. Unfortunately, many materials used in door hardware fall short. For example, metal track rollers will wear out the aluminum rails typically used in sliding door installations. These rollers are also noisy. On the other hand, ordinary plastic rollers lack dimensional stability and can fail when exposed to real-world static and dynamic loads, temperatures, moisture or chemicals. Another challenge for sliding door applications is the weight of the door itself.&nbsp;</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/precision-track-rollers-beat-metal-and-plastic-to-hold-up-1280-pound-glass-door" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/KjZLKEvz5jhwkd-gbCHdqGK5LL8lc-cMHAXlOBfhmQL6NfgsgLdDFqtcG293nxj14VM1pTRn2f30llmA62vi7betTfd7YeLUmKwXkI_GATxpjvscalujx3OFMzemRyx2bjsHkhsg.png" alt="Precision Track Rollers Beat Metal and Plastic To Hold Up 1,280-Pound Glass Door" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="color: #000000;">High-quality sliding doors are expected to open easily and quietly—a motion that largely depends on high-quality track rollers. Unfortunately, many materials used in door hardware fall short. For example, metal track rollers will wear out the aluminum rails typically used in sliding door installations. These rollers are also noisy. On the other hand, ordinary plastic rollers lack dimensional stability and can fail when exposed to real-world static and dynamic loads, temperatures, moisture or chemicals. Another challenge for sliding door applications is the weight of the door itself.&nbsp;</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=62516&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.intechpower.com%2Fblog%2Fblog%2Fprecision-track-rollers-beat-metal-and-plastic-to-hold-up-1280-pound-glass-door&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.intechpower.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Tue, 06 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/precision-track-rollers-beat-metal-and-plastic-to-hold-up-1280-pound-glass-door 2021-04-06T04:00:00Z Alexander Bartosch Explore The Ways Our Large Diameter Gear Integrated Bearings Shine in Difficult Environments https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/explore-the-ways-our-large-diameter-gear-integrated-bearings-shine-in-difficult-environments <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/explore-the-ways-our-large-diameter-gear-integrated-bearings-shine-in-difficult-environments" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/Intech_Large_Gear_Bearing.png" alt="Explore The Ways Our Large Diameter Gear Integrated Bearings Shine in Difficult Environments" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>When the design calls for a large bearing—for example, to support a large outer diameter (OD) ring gear—choosing a sturdy yet lightweight mechanism with the properties and stability for reliable performance can be tough. Finding an appropriate bearing that can operate in cleanroom, food processing or vacuum environments, with all their hygienic requirements, can be an even greater challenge.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/explore-the-ways-our-large-diameter-gear-integrated-bearings-shine-in-difficult-environments" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/Intech_Large_Gear_Bearing.png" alt="Explore The Ways Our Large Diameter Gear Integrated Bearings Shine in Difficult Environments" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>When the design calls for a large bearing—for example, to support a large outer diameter (OD) ring gear—choosing a sturdy yet lightweight mechanism with the properties and stability for reliable performance can be tough. Finding an appropriate bearing that can operate in cleanroom, food processing or vacuum environments, with all their hygienic requirements, can be an even greater challenge.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=62516&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.intechpower.com%2Fblog%2Fblog%2Fexplore-the-ways-our-large-diameter-gear-integrated-bearings-shine-in-difficult-environments&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.intechpower.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:00:00 GMT https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/explore-the-ways-our-large-diameter-gear-integrated-bearings-shine-in-difficult-environments 2021-01-13T05:00:00Z Georg Bartosch Greaseless Cam Follower With Hybrid Design Excels in Washdown Applications https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/greaseless-cam-follower-with-hybrid-design-excels-in-washdown-applications <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/greaseless-cam-follower-with-hybrid-design-excels-in-washdown-applications" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/Capped_iCams.png" alt="Greaseless Cam Follower With Hybrid Design Excels in Washdown Applications" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>The wrong type of cam follower or roller can lead to contamination issues, frequent maintenance and reduced service life—especially in washdown applications. This is an especially important concern now that washdown chemicals have become more caustic under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In these environments, even traditional all-metal stainless steel cam followers are subject to corrosion and accelerated metal-to-metal wear, leading to premature failure.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/greaseless-cam-follower-with-hybrid-design-excels-in-washdown-applications" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.intechpower.com/hubfs/Imported_Blog_Media/Capped_iCams.png" alt="Greaseless Cam Follower With Hybrid Design Excels in Washdown Applications" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>The wrong type of cam follower or roller can lead to contamination issues, frequent maintenance and reduced service life—especially in washdown applications. This is an especially important concern now that washdown chemicals have become more caustic under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In these environments, even traditional all-metal stainless steel cam followers are subject to corrosion and accelerated metal-to-metal wear, leading to premature failure.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=62516&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.intechpower.com%2Fblog%2Fblog%2Fgreaseless-cam-follower-with-hybrid-design-excels-in-washdown-applications&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.intechpower.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Wed, 11 Nov 2020 05:00:00 GMT https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/greaseless-cam-follower-with-hybrid-design-excels-in-washdown-applications 2020-11-11T05:00:00Z Alexander Bartosch 5 Advantages of Plastic Rack and Pinions in Motion Applications https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/bid/206380/5-advantages-of-plastic-rack-and-pinions-in-motion-applications <div class="hs-migrated-cms-post"> <p><span><b>&nbsp;Polymer Eliminates Contamination in Linear Motion Systems&nbsp;</b></span></p> </div> <div class="hs-migrated-cms-post"> <p><span><b>&nbsp;Polymer Eliminates Contamination in Linear Motion Systems&nbsp;</b></span></p> </div> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=62516&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.intechpower.com%2Fblog%2Fblog%2Fbid%2F206380%2F5-advantages-of-plastic-rack-and-pinions-in-motion-applications&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.intechpower.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> rack and pinion system self-lubricating gears gear design r gear life calculation custom gear design Wed, 21 May 2014 04:00:00 GMT https://www.intechpower.com/blog/blog/bid/206380/5-advantages-of-plastic-rack-and-pinions-in-motion-applications 2014-05-21T04:00:00Z Alexander Bartosch