Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The VE offers vertical mounting and a fully-enclosed drive in one high-powered unit.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The VE offers vertical mounting and a fully-enclosed drive in one high-powered unit.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The SE drives offer load-holding and rotational torque from one enclosed gearbox.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The VE offers vertical mounting and a fully-enclosed drive in one high-powered unit.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The KE drive offers an IP55 rating with no maintenance required after installation.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The S is an open drive offering easy adjustments for equipment requiring daily maintenance.

Dual Axis

Dual-axis slewing drives rotate around two separate axes independently at the same time. These products can hold large loads with a wide range of movement. The SDE is a dual positioner that can be mounted on a combination of axes to offer a full range of movement.

Rings & Gears

Slewing rings and gears are used when an entire gearbox is not needed. These products are specialized, individual components and can be functional in new marketplaces and unique applications. Slewing rings offer rotary devices a cost-effective, load-holding solution in a compact design.

Rings & Gears

Slewing rings and gears are used when an entire gearbox is not needed. These products are specialized, individual components and can be functional in new marketplaces and unique applications. The W rotator offers high power and rotational control in a compact package.

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Improving Reliability and Lowering Lifetime Costs

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Understanding lifetime costs requires a deep knowledge of the reliability of all the components in the system. Lifetime costs are heavily dependent on the need to service and maintain components – apart from the cost of replacement parts, the cost of labor required to effect repairs can be substantial. In most applications, and certainly in mission-critical ones, costs resulting from being out-of-service can easily dwarf repair costs.

To understand reliability, since there are many potential failure mechanisms, exposing parts to real-world stresses is required. Careful analysis of failures in the field is key to an ongoing continuous improvement program, where product changes are driven by observed failures. These can lead to significant increases in reliability, quality, performance and lower costs. Kinematics Manufacturing continuously monitors field data, and we implement improvements in our products based on this analysis.

Field data relevant to your application or product may not always be available. The science of reliability engineering began to evolve in the early 1800’s, and today we have robust tools and methods for predicting reliability of new products based on accelerated life testing. Accelerated life testing is the process of testing a product by subjecting it to conditions (duty cycle, stress, temperatures, voltage, vibration, etc.) in excess of normal service values, to uncover potential modes of failure in a short amount of time. By analyzing the product’s response to such tests, engineers can make predictions about the service life and maintenance intervals of a product.

KMI uses accelerated life testing extensively throughout its slewing drive product line. Most recently, we are developing a comprehensive test capability for accelerated life testing and life cycle testing of electric motors, motor control electronics and gear reducers used in conjunction with our slewing drives. Through this test program, KMI can confidently supply high reliability actuation systems – with lowest associated lifetime costs.

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