MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
How to improve machine reliability using threadlocking adhesives
Robert Dunkel PEng, Director of Technical Service at Henkel Corporation, explains how the use of threadlocking adhesives can dramatically improve the reliability of machines assembled using threaded fasteners, partly due to the way threadlockers prevent fasteners from loosening, and partly due to threadlockers acting as a lubricant during assembly and removing the variability that occurs when tightening as-received fasteners.
Explainer: threadlockers, sealants and anti-seize compounds
Andy Bardon, a Senior Application Engineer at Henkel Corporation, outlines the main characteristics of threadlockers, sealants and anti-seize compounds, and explains how these different thread treatment options benefit machine builders, end users and maintenance technicians.
Constant development keeps chain at forefront of technology
Chain is one of the unsung heroes of the engineering world. Although a long established technology, it continues to develop and improve, so remains one of the most efficient methods of power transmission available today. Greg Sharp, Engineering Manager at Tsubaki Chain in Nottingham, looks at some of the recent developments and shows how they appeal to new markets.