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Engineering applications are not a one-size-fits-all proposition. We can customize nearly everything we sell, from modifying housings and mechanical interfaces to fine-tuning performance parameters. Interested in custom assemblies?
Mechanical systems are often an important part of an overall application solution. Whether you need an industrial clutch or brake, a ball bearing, coupling, or some other mechanical component, Motion Solutions is here to help. We carry a broad selection of mechanical devices to support your motion designs. And if our inventory doesn’t include an appropriate product, we’ll work closely with your team to develop a custom solution that works for you.
Rotary Bearings: Bearings play key role in just about all motion systems. At Motion Solutions, we understand that better than almost any company in this space. After all, we began as a bearing consultancy and bearings were some of the earliest products we distributed. Proper bearing selection and implementation are among our core competencies to this day. For our customer base, that is critical because the choice of bearing can make or break performance of a system. Learn more
Clutches & Brakes: Clutches and brakes are used to adjust the speed of rotating elements. A clutch connects in-line or parallel shafts to either start or adjust the speed of the load. A brake is used to slow, stop, or hold the load static by transferring energy to the machine frame or motor flange. A variety of technologies are used for clutches and brakes including (in order of increasing force) pneumatic, electromagnetic, mechanical, and hydraulic. Key factors to consider include torque, diameter, response time, power budget, and cost. Work with our engineering team to determine the best solution for your application. Learn more
Couplings Couplings are mechanical components used to connect two in-line shafts to enable one shaft to drive another at the same speed. A coupling can be rigid or flexible, allowing various amount of angular, radial, and axial misalignment between the two shafts. Couplings can be used to reduce shock and overload, which can decrease wear on the machine and increase overall lifetime. Unlike clutches, couplings are not designed to engage-disengage as a normal operation. Learn more
Lubrication Greases & Oils: Lubrication is the single most important maintenance task that can be performed to prolong equipment lifetime. It starts with using the right grease or oil and following best practices. At Motion Solutions, we can assist on both fronts, performing the lubrication so that your maintenance team doesn’t have to find time for it and supplying the greases recommended by the manufacturer. Learn more
Hardware: It’s easy to get preoccupied with motors, drives, controllers, and gearing. Without proper hardware, however, even the best design will not perform properly. We offer a comprehensive selection of hardware components designed to support machine function and streamline procurement. Learn more
Rotary Systems: Rotary systems typically combine stationary and rotary elements. This can be challenging when electrical signals, fluids, or gases need to cross the interface. Rotary unions and rotary slip rings provide the solution. At Motion Solutions, we have substantial rotary-motion expertise inherited from RM Hoffman. Our sales team and application engineers can work with you to help specify the appropriate component for your application. Learn more