Industry Spotlight: Power Transmission Systems

At Standby Screw, we proudly manufacture power transmission parts such as bushings, gears, worm gears, pulleys, hubs, and shafts in order to ensure that machines efficiently operate.

gear boxTransmission systems are complex, as they are an assembly of parts that include speed-changing gears and propeller shafts by which the power is transmitted. Most often, transmission refers to the gearbox that utilizes gears and gear trains to provide speed and torque conversions from a rotating power source to another device.

The most common use of power transmission is in motor vehicles, which ultimately drives the wheels.

All of the parts we manufacture for power transmission systems, big and small, are all important in the grand scheme of power transmission systems operating properly!

Industry Spotlight: Gear Motors

At Standby Screw, we are proud to manufacture gear products, specifically parts that go into gear motors. You may think you know what a gear motor is, but the extent of functionality of these parts is tremendous.

gearsGear motors are complete, motive force systems that consist of an electric motor and a reduction gear train that are both integrated into an easy-to-mount and easy-to-configure package.  This design greatly reduces the intricacy and cost of designing power tools and other machines and appliances that call for high-torque at a low shaft speed or RPM.

Gear motors allow for the use of economical, low-horsepower motors that in turn provide a strong force with low speed, such as in lifts, cranks, medical tables, jacks, and robotics.

We bet you didn’t know that gear motors could be large enough to lift a house or small enough to power a tiny clock!

The next time you turn the dial on your washing machine, open your garage, or use a power drill, you’re taking advantage of the strength and productivity gear motors produce. Gear motors make the world “go round!”

Industry Spotlight: Conveyor Systems

When you think of a conveyor system, oftentimes a conveyor belt will come to mind, showing items moving in one direction. That would be exactly right. Conveyor systems are common pieces of mechanical handling equipment that move materials from one location to another and are especially helpful for moving heavier items.

conveyorThese systems allow for quicker and more efficient movement in a product line and are especially handy in the material-handling and packaging industries. All conveyor systems are not the same, however. Chain conveyers also exist and consist of enclosed tracks, power & free, hand-pushed trolleys, etc.

At Standby Screw, we are proud to manufacture parts for conveyor systems because we are helping other industries with their efficiency of work. What, more specifically, are the benefits of conveyor systems? Take a look:

• Conveyors are able to safely transport materials from one level to another, which when done by human labor would be strenuous and expensive
• Conveyors can be installed almost anywhere and are much safer than using a forklift or other machines to move materials
• These systems can move loads of all shapes, sizes, and weights. Also, many have advanced safety features that help prevent accidents
• There are a variety of options available for running conveying systems, including the hydraulic, mechanical and fully automated systems, which are equipped to fit individual needs

The next time you’re near one of these industries, look out for the different conveyor systems they use!

• Automotive
• Agricultural
• Computer
• Electronic
• Food Processing
• Aerospace
• Pharmaceutical
• Chemical
• Bottling & Canning
• Print Finishing
• Packaging

Industry Spotlight: ABS Systems

If you are not familiar with this industry, ABS systems is just short for ‘anti-lock braking systems.’ This industry is very important to us, as its primary job is to ensure automobile safety.

An ABS brakessystem allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to maintain tractive contact with the road surface while a driver is braking, preventing the wheels from locking up and avoiding uncontrolled skidding. An ABS system is an automated system that uses the principles of threshold braking (maximizing the braking force by controlling the brake pedal) and cadence braking (steering and braking on a slippery surface) which were practiced by skillful drivers with experience in older braking systems. Since its initial widespread use in production cars, ABS systems have evolved to now prevent wheel locking under braking and also electronically control the front-to-rear brake bias.

There are four main parts to ABS systems:

1. Speed Sensors- used to determine the acceleration or deceleration of a vehicle’s wheel

2. Valves- located in the brake line of each brake in an ABS system

3. Pumps- used to restore pressure to the hydraulic brakes after the valves have released it

4. Controller- receives information from each individual speed sensor if a wheel loses traction and signals the valves to turn on and off

We are proud to manufacture parts in this industry because of the importance it has on every day human safety and always ensure to create the most efficient parts at Standby Screw.

Spotlight on the Automotive Industry

114288673When people think of the automotive industry, they generally think of the cars they drive. While this will suffice, there is a much deeper explanation of everything the automotive industry entails. At Standby Screw, we are proud to serve such an important, worldwide industry.

Did you know? The auto industry is highly concentrated. The top 10 global automakers account for roughly 80% of the worldwide production and nearly 90% of total vehicles sold in the U.S. (Zacks)

As time goes on, drivers are looking for more improvements on their choice of vehicle and automotive manufacturers must be able to adapt to changes for mature driver markets and emerging markets, while keeping as low costs as they possibly can with the most advanced technology.

Automakers are also concentrating on offering more optional features (which will save money on gas) even on the small and fuel-efficient vehicles in order to attract new buyers. The sale of optional features is helping them
offset lower profit margins for small cars relative to large trucks.

Standby Screw in the Automotive Industry: Our very own Standby Screw parts can be found in a handful of higher-end vehicles with manual transmissions.

-Cadillac CTS V ( shift rails, detent shafts )

-Camaro  ( shift rails, detent shafts )

-Challenger  ( shift rails, detent shafts )

-Aston Martin  ( shift rails, detent shafts )

-Jeep Wranglers ( transmission shafts)

-Jeep Cherokees (splined tubes for power tilt steering units)

-BMW (splined tubes for power tilt steering units)

We have also recently made samples to go in Ford F-150 shifters and we make a host of pins and bushing that go in three and four speed transmissions for Ford and Mazda.

We are extremely proud to service the automotive industry and hope to grow and expand our parts manufacturing for new vehicles in the future.