At the occasion of EPTDA 2019 Annual Convention, JTEKT Koyo celebrated its 13 year-long strategic partnership and membership with EPTDA – EMEA’s leading executive association of power transmission and motion control, amidst 300+ CEOs and decisions makers of the global industry.
Founded in 1998, EPTDA is the leading executive association for industrial distribution distributors and manufacturers across Europe, the Middle East & Africa, setting the highest commercial, environmental, social and ethical standards. Its mission is to advance distribution and strengthen members to be successful, profitable and competitive in a changing market environment. EPTDA vision is to be the leading community in the EMEA region for industrial distribution, as recognized by customers. EPTDA currently has a membership of more than 250 leading companies – including JTEKT KOYO – across 35 countries worldwide, working with some 313,000 employees and representing over €24 billion in annual revenues.
“Our partnership with a leading organization, like EPTDA, complements our unparalleled legacy of innovation, sustainability, cultural heritage and growth ambitions,” said Dimitri Loutfi, General Manager, JTEKT KOYO Europe. “Being associated with EPTDA and PTDA, gives us an incredible world platform to not only promote our products and services, but to get involved in decisions and trends that impacts the automotive and industrial automation industry as a whole. EPTDA’s core values of Open Dialogue, Mutual Respect, Integrity, Honesty, Fairness, Continuous Growth and Learning, resonate so well with JTKET’s values. The association provides us with an open stage every year to grow our business, better understand the challenges and opportunities of industrial distribution, navigate the technological developments of our industry, access the powerful intelligence and trend analysis tools that measure the pulse of the entire industry and so much more,” added Dimitri Loutfi.
“EPTDA is honored to have industry leading brands and companies like JTEKT KOYO as our members. We are grateful for their support and loyalty, and very honored to recognize them a Silver Member. Two more years, and we will be celebrating a true gold standard together of our partnership,” said Hans Hanegreefs, Executive Vice President of EPTDA. “We would want to particularly honor the company’s commitment to innovative Products & Technologies, supported by a strong will to establish a low-carbon society, a recycling society that lives in harmony with nature, and that is committed to environmental protection. We look forward to continuing our journey together of making positive contributions to our world together,” said Hanegreefs.
Recently we published a paper on the importance of the proper validation of bearings for the Automotive repair/maintenance application, in BearingNews. The main focus in that paper was on the "bearing design" validation. In the latest paper the focus is on the importance of proper "bearing manufacturing" validation.
This year’s HannoverMesse was visited by more than 215,000 visitors including ~40% international attendants joining this industrial fair with ~6500 global exhibitors. Among those exhibitors was JTEKT/Koyo with a booth in hall 22 displaying its latest bearing products and related technologies. As usual Koyo’s booth was well visited by industry experts, branch representatives, the press, students and other interested attendants. Among those visitors were several valued Koyo distributors, including Künemund, Kugellager Premium, Mondial, Ditzinger, Dono, PWO, Ubex, HL Group, Enso and others, that attended our cocktail drink on the Wednesday late afternoon to catch up with each other and exchange in a friendly spirit. During the fair our Partner Kugellager Premium invited us for joint visits to different OE customers. The open discussions were very fruitful and will reinforce our strategy to grow the aftermarket business through our distribution network.
This event again contributed successfully to the expansion and intensification of Koyo’s business activities in the roller bearing markets in “greater” Europe and beyond.
Un rulment cu contact unghiular are căile de rulare axial asimetrice. O sarcină axială trece într-o linie dreaptă prin lagăr, în timp ce o sarcină radială are un traseu oblic, a cărei rezultanta tinde să se separe căile de rulare pe direcție axiala. Unghiul de contact de pe inelul interior este același cu cel pe inelul exterior. Rulmenții cu contact unghiulari suporta mai bine „încărcări le combinate" (încărcări în ambele direcții, radiala si axiala) și unghiul de contact al rulmentului trebuie să fie adaptat la proporția relativa a fiecărei forte. Cu cat unghiul de contact este mai mare (de obicei, în intervalul 10 - 45 de grade), cu atât mai mare este capacitatea de încărcare axială, dar mai mică cea radială. În aplicații de mare viteză, cum ar fi turbinele, motoare si echipamente cu jet, echipamente pentru stomatologie, forțele centrifuge generate de bile schimbă unghiul de contact de la inelul interior și exterior. Materialele ceramice, cum ar fi nitrura de siliciu sunt acum utilizate cu regularitate în astfel de aplicații, datorită densității lor scăzute (40% din cea a oțelului). Aceste materiale reduc semnificativ forța centrifugă și funcționează bine în medii cu temperaturi ridicate. Ele au, de asemenea, un comportament la uzura similar cu cel al oțelului, nu se crapă sau se sparg ca sticla sau porțelanul.
Cele mai multe biciclete utilizează rulmenți cu contact unghiular - in furca, deoarece forțele de pe aceste lagăre sunt atât de direcție radială cat și axială.
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