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We want to help you learn everything you need to know when purchasing the right pulleys and gears for your applications. That’s why we created a manufacturing innovation blog to answer some of your most crucial questions related to the products or the industry in general. Relying on over 90 years of combined experience, we offer industry-specific details and tips to help you stay informed.

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Custom Poly-V Pulleys

Poly-v pulleys are one of the most common pulley systems, utilized in a light duty to heavy duty machinery in a multitude of industries. In fact, you are probably quite familiar with some common pulley applications, such as power tools, lathes, drills, and milling machines. Poly-v pulleys are desirable, because they’re extremely efficient. However, poly-v…

What Are the Different Types of Gears?

Gears are one of the most common, useful, and varied tools in machines. Simply speaking, gears are utilized to transfer motion between separate components. Depending on the unique characteristics of a gear, various kinds of motion and torque will be produced. Gears mesh together via carefully produced teeth. Most often, gears are mounted to a…

Automation in Agriculture: Maximizing Efficiency in Production

Did you know that the world population is predicted to grow to 9.7 billion people by 2050? That spike in population means the demand on our food supply will be higher than ever, necessitating a change in the way our agricultural processes work. Revolutionary advancements are crucial to keep up with the worldwide population boom—…

Get The Data You Need From Timing Belt Pulley Pitch Diameter Charts

Timing belt pulleys are one of the most commonly utilized mechanisms for machinery in a wide variety of industries – from aerospace and robotics to wire processing and automation. However, when a new timing belt pulley is needed, finding the right mechanism can be challenging! Most pulley manufacturers utilize timing belt pulley pitch diameter charts…

Specialty Automotive Pulleys for Racing Applications

The anatomy of a race car is complex, each component built for speed, power, and veracity. From roof strips and windshield clips to body panels and a TV camera, each piece plays a role in the vehicle’s ability to function as it should. The engine is one of the most important elements of a vehicle…

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    Eric BroseProject Manager, Technico Precision Manufacturing, Inc.
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