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    [VIDEO] Right Angle Gearboxes: Answers to Common Questions

    Posted by Troy Branham on Aug 31 ,2020

    In this video W.C. Branham’s Chad Randleman answers some of the most common questions we receive regarding right angle gearboxes.

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    Topics: Videos, Right Angle Gearbox

    How to Select the Right Gearbox Supplier

    Posted by Troy Branham on Aug 25 ,2020

    If you’re in the market for a right angle gearbox, you need to find a high quality gearbox supplier. But how can you determine whether someone is the “right” gearbox supplier? Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

    Look at their Past Work

    Do they have a website? If so, check to see who they’ve worked with in the past and what they’ve accomplished.  If the work they’ve done in the past lines up with the requirements of your application, they might be the “right” gearbox supplier for you. Be sure to also check their reviews online, if they have any!

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    Topics: Right Angle Gearbox

    [VIDEO] A Deep Dive into W.C. Branham's Right Angle Gear Drive Product Line

    Posted by Troy Branham on Jul 22 ,2020

    W.C. Branham was industry-first with right angle hollow bore helical gearboxes that package an all ball bearing configuration in a leak-proof, sealed gearcase with a pre-lubricated design. The immediate benefits were achieving higher thrust and radial loads, lower operating temperature for greater efficiency, no leakage, and longer service life.

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    [VIDEO] Industrial Engineering: How to Size and Select the Appropriate Right Angle Gearbox

    Posted by Troy Branham on Jun 24 ,2020

    Right angle gearboxes are useful across a broad range of industrial applications. To choose the best gearbox(es) for your design, you’ll need to consider size, capability, mounting, and environmental requirements.

    All of these factors affect sizing and selection of right-angle gearboxes:

    • Input speed and horsepower
    • Target output speed, or output torque (this helps determine gear ratio requirements)
    • Service characteristics, such as how many hours per day the gearbox will operate and whether it will need to withstand vibration and/or shock
    • Overhung loads, axial loads, and external moment loads should be supported by bearing block supports. Unsupported loads can transfer to the internal gears and push them out of alignment and accelerate wear and tear
    • Shaft versus hollow-core input (and output)
    • Gearing orientation (shafts can protrude vertically or horizontally, and with a right-angle worm gearbox, the worm can be positioned over or under the wheel. If the shaft will protrude downward, you may want to add redundant seals)
    • Special-needs working conditions that require stainless-steel shafts and housing or corrosion-resistant paint
    • Mounting requirements
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    Types of Right Angle Gearboxes

    Posted by Troy Branham on Jun 16 ,2020

    Necessity is the mother of invention, and that certainly rings true in the case of the many different types of gearboxes available on the market. Each gearbox variation offers unique capabilities and serves different applications. Let’s unpack the various types of right angle gearboxes on the market, what they are, and how they're used.

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    Which Right Angle Gearbox Will Work Best for Your Mechanical Design [FREE CHECKLIST]

    Posted by Troy Branham on Jun 3 ,2020

    Within the world of gearboxes, there are so many configurations that choosing the right product for your particular mechanical design can be challenging. Nowadays, custom gearboxes are more and more common, chiefly because manufacturing to specification is easier than ever, with newer machine tools as well as design and automation software. So, when determining the right angle gearbox that will work best for your mechanical design, it’s important to identify the key aspects of your design and application.

    A Checklist for Selecting Your 

    Right Angle Gearbox

    Gearing that mounts properly and performs to specification is easier after reviewing the following and answering as many of these questions as possible:

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    Topics: Right Angle Gearbox

    What's the Difference Between a Hydraulic and Pneumatic Linear Actuator?

    Posted by Troy Branham on Apr 30 ,2020

    There's a variety of types of actuators available. The energy source that operates an actuator can be hydraulic (fluid-based), pneumatic (air pressure-based), or even electric, and with each energy source comes distinct advantages or disadvantages for use in certain applications. Here’s a summary of the main differences:

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    Topics: Pneumatic Actuators

    W.C. Branham's COVID-19 Update: We're Waiving our Quick-Turn Delivery Fee

    Posted by Troy Branham on Apr 16 ,2020

    All of us at W.C. Branham Inc., value our customers' business. We hope that you, your family and friends are healthy and safe during the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

    W.C. Branham Inc. is Open for Business due to our essential designation. While open we continue to monitor the safety of our employees and using best practices to remain healthy.

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    Topics: Working at W.C. Branham

    [VIDEO] An Overview of Our DURATRK Rodless Cylinder Line

    Posted by Troy Branham on Apr 8 ,2020

    In this rodless cylinder video, our experts introduce you to Lanamatic: a Swiss manufacturer of pneumatic rodless cylinders. Through a private label arrangement, Lanamatic products can be found in the United States within the DURATRK™ label here at Branham

    Learn more about the versatility of the DURATRK Rodless Cylidner Line in our rodless cylinder video:

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    Topics: Pneumatic Actuators, Videos

    W.C. Branham's COVID-19 Update: Open for Business

    Posted by Troy Branham on Mar 23 ,2020

    With “stay at home” or “shelter in place” orders being issued across the U.S.A, we would like to inform you that W.C. Branham Inc. remains open for business.

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    Topics: Working at W.C. Branham