t’s Autumn 2012 and Drive Lines Technologies Ltd, UK distributors of power transmission solutions, continue to introduce some great new products to the UK.

Drive Lines have established themselves as partners to some of Europe’s biggest Power Transmission component manufacturer, serving markets in the UK and Ireland.

The standard range of highly popular Screw Jacks, Gearheads, brakes and clutches and linear motion is now added to with R+W state of the art couplings and torque limiters, ADE-Werk Linear Actuators and additions to our Graessner range.

Drive Lines can offer the complete solution and is a one stop shop for Power Transmission and automation requirements.

New products include:

KS Precision Gearbox from Graessner

This gearbox impresses by its high performance and accurate precision. With its compact design this two stage gearbox with ratios up to 50:1 fits almost all applications. Torsional stiffness and minimal backlash lead to higher performance, even with high speed and high ratios.

Features include:

  • high accuracy at high ratios
  • suitable for high input speeds
  • extremely compact design
  • direct motor assembly or with coupling
  • high stiffness
  • low noise
  • output shaft with shrinked pinion for rack and pinion and output hollow shaft for shrink connection

R+W Couplings and Torque Limiters

R+W offer state-of-the-art flexible shaft couplings, motor couplings, and line shafts for any precision application: backlash-free torque limiters, torsionally rigid metal bellows couplings, vibration dampening elastomer jaw-type couplings, compact miniature couplings, flexible servo couplings, axial zero backlash linear couplings, and high-quality line shafts.

R+W couplings fulfil the highest requirements and they are wear- and maintenance-free. All motor, shaft, and servo couplings, as well as torque limiters and line shafts are torsion resistant, with zero backlash. Every shaft coupling and line shaft is also available in stainless steel. CAD drawing files of every shaft coupling, torque limiter, and line shaft are available to download from the Drive Lines website.

ADE Werk Linear Actuators

Drive Lines Technologies are proud to announce they are now official partners of ADE-Werk, representing their products in the UK & Ireland.

ADE-Werk is a leading German manufacturer of electric linear actuators for many different industrial and infrastructure applications.

As well as a standard range of industrial actuators, a major business sector of ADE is the bespoke manufacture and supply of electric actuators for the operation of canal lock gates, penstocks, weirs and bridges which ADE group under the term ‘Hydraulic Steel Structures’.  The growing trend throughout Europe is to replace traditional hydraulically operated actuators, with their associated environmental risk of leaking oil and high maintenance costs, with clean, quiet and efficient electrically operated actuators.  Since their first installation in 1995, ADE has supplied over 900 drives of this type in Germany, France, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Ian Carr, Drive Lines General Manager, says after his recent visit to ADE:

‘We are pleased and excited to be partnering ADE-Werk.  Although we have had dealings with ADE for several years, the relationship is now on an official footing and we are well placed to introduce the ADE special products in to the UK.  Britain & Ireland have an extensive canal and waterway network which it is justifiably proud of, and we are looking forward to engaging with this industry to supply environmentally beneficial solutions using well proven technology’.

Drive Lines pride ourselves on our level of customer support and technical competence.  If you have a potential project requiring ADE products, the first step is to complete a technical questionnaire (link) with the application details to allow us to size a suitable actuator.  We are then happy to visit site with you to discuss any special considerations before submitting a tailored quotation. 

For full details of the ADE, Graessner and R+W range and our others products take a look at www.drivelines.co.uk or contact sales@drivelines.co.uk or call 01234 360689