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NEWSROOM

13 July 2020

steel plate mill levelers

Ameridrives Custom U-Joints for Steel Plate Mill Leveler

A large steel producer was experiencing failures of the U-joints on a plate mill leveler at their Indiana plant. The mill produces 160 in. wide plates that are then cut-to-length. The 350 mm U-Joints drive a series of 6 upper and 7 lower rollers that level 2 in. to 6 in. thick steel plates as they pass through.

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11 May 2020

Ameridrives Smart Couplings Remove Guesswork

Ameridrives Smart Couplings Remove Guesswork

Quite often, the collection of precise data in drive technology applications can be problematic. Data monitoring in a rotating drivetrain is difficult because a direct networking cable connection is often not an available option. Nothing sends shivers down the spine of for example, a production line manager or a system integrator like uncertainty.

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08 April 2020

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Altra's Global Covid-19 Response

Altra’s businesses are providing essential products and technology being used on the front lines of the COVID-19 war. Altra has received many letters from our customers asking for our help and our brands have responded.

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12 December 2019

Coupling Connections

Using Couplings to Reduce Downtime

Downtime, downtime, downtime. When it’s planned, it’s bearable. When it’s not, it’s not.
To maintain machinery, planned downtime is necessary. To fix broken equipment, unplanned downtime is excruciating, especially when your factory is running closer and closer to full capacity.

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27 June 2019

High Torque Gear Coupling Steel Mill Roughing Stand

Case Study: High Torque Gear Coupling for Steel Mill Roughing Stand

A major steel manufacturer needed a large replacement gear coupling as part of an upgrade for a roughing stand drive at one of its U.S. mills. Positioned on the low-speed, high-torque shaft between the gearbox and pinion drive, the gear coupling rotates at approximately 10 RPM.

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