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Universal Joints

29 October 2015

U Joint Reduce Mill Vibration

Universal Joints Help Reduce Mill Vibration

Steel producers worldwide continually refine their processes to serve the changing needs of their customers. For example, Federal emission standards and consumers demand more efficient vehicles without compromising performance and styling. In response, steel producers have begun to develop thinner, lighter weight auto gage steels that perform as well and look better than previous materials.

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17 August 2015

Ameridrives Power Transmission Americardan U-Joint

Custom-Engineered Ameridrives Universal Joints Save Millions On Seamless Tube Piercing Mills

A leading Midwest seamless tube piercing steel mill was experiencing repetitive OEM universal joint knuckle failures on their mandrel and piercing mills. The original OEM universal joint knuckles would catastrophically fail without warning, turning rollers and other component fragments into projectiles, which created a major safety concern. Failures were
unpredictable, with some breaking down in days, weeks, or months, creating substantial delays and often shutting down production.

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19 March 2015

Seamless Tube Piercing Steel Mill

Ameridrives Custom Americardan U-Joints for Seamless Tube Piercing Steel Mill

A leading Midwest seamless tube piercing steel mill was experiencing repetitive OEM universal joint knuckle failures on their mandrel and piercing mills. The original OEM universal joint knuckles would catastrophically fail without warning, turning rollers and other component fragments into projectiles which created a major safety concern.

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03 February 2014

Auto Shredder

Ameridrives Power Transmission Modified Americardan Model U3440 Universal Joints for Auto Shredders

A major international metals recycler was experiencing problems on their shredders due to universal joint damage caused by excessive torque generated during rotor jams. Repeated repair and replacement of the damaged universal joint cross and bearings required costly downtime.

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07 June 2010

Molten Steel Ladle

Ameridrives Modified Americardan 3285 Universal Joints for Steel Mill Slab Caster

The original U-joints installed in this demanding application featured split-flanged yokes. The driven (segment) ends of the U-joints pass through the sidewall of the segment frame and position within 12" of a heat/water wall. The tight space constraints did not allow full access to the roller end of the U-joints. This resulted in mounting bolts that could not be tightened to the torque specifications.

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