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Author: Steve Fesperman | Category: Beverage Solutions, Conveying Solutions, Food Solutions
Plastic modular belting has been around for decades and is the preferred method for conveying numerous food and beverage products.  While the polymer-based belts are ideal for both industries, there is one decision that all end users need to make when selecting a belt: closed hinge or open hinge belts.
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Author: Robin Olson | Category: Gear
The housing of a gear drive is the foundation for the unit and is the main barrier between the internal components and external abrasives. The housing may look like a simple casting or fabrication, but there are many considerations to its design. In this post, you will learn the difference between housing types.
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Author: Robin Olson | Category: Gear
Gear drives tend to be described by either the arrangement of their shafts or the way that they mount to the driven equipment. It’s important to realize that the shaft arrangement and the mounting are two different characteristics of the drive. Asking a supplier for a “shaft mounted” drive or a “right angle” drive is not enough information for selection by itself!
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Author: Robin Olson | Category: Gear
The heart of a gear drive is obviously the gears within it. Gears operate in pairs, engaging one another to transmit power. In this blog post we will go over the different types of gears that are found in drives. 
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Author: Mike Miclot | Category: IIoT Smart Solutions
Industry 4.0 ties the computer based, analytic driven Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into the physical processes of a factory. Not to be confused with IoT (Internet of Things), Industry 4.0 is the culmination of IoT, analytics, automation, physical systems, the cloud, and additional factors that make up a “smart” operation, or a “smart factory”.
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Author: Chuck McGrady | Category: Beverage Solutions, Conveying Solutions
The main function of a Rexnord flat top conveying chain is to convey or transport products from one point to another. Rexnord flat top modular chains can be used to convey, transfer, accumulate, meter, elevate and lower items of various sizes and shapes. In this blog you will learn the differences between Rexnord MatTop and TableTop chains. 
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Category: Bearings, Conveying Solutions, Gear, IIoT Smart Solutions
And so ends the first year of content for the Rexnord Power Transmission Blog. As we look back on 2017, we thought it would be fun to take a look back on the 5 most read articles from the last year.  We hope that you’ve enjoyed reading our content as much as we have creating it for you. If you have a topic that you would like one of our subject matter experts to address, leave us a message on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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Author: Bill Holtz | Category: Couplings
A disc coupling is a relatively simple coupling design, consisting only of two hubs, a center member, two disc packs and fastening hardware. Here are a few tips that will help ensure a proper disc coupling installation that will provide years of reliable service.
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Author: Bill Holtz | Category: Couplings
Coupling fall into two main categories: Material Flexing and Mechanical Flexing. The material flexible types obtain their flexibility from stretching or compressing a resilient material, such as rubber, or from the flexing of thin metallic discs or grid. Material flexing couplings do not require lubrication, with the exception of grid couplings.
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Author: Jon Utz | Category: Industrial Chain
Heat treatment is used to alter the physical properties of a material – typically to increase the strength and wear characteristics of a chain while maintaining adequate toughness and ductility for the application. Heat treatment involves the use of heating, rapid cooling (quenching), and sometimes even chilling components to extreme temperatures to achieve a desired result.