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Weak Links in the Chain

Posted May 25, 2011 8:00 AM

Neglecting the efficiency of one component in a mechanical power transmission system can doom overall operational efficiency. Have you ever had a design that was less than optimal thanks to simply one component that wasn't up to par? And how did you discover that culprit and meet your design objectives?

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Re: Weak Links in the Chain

05/28/2011 4:07 AM

Sometimes this is intentional, as in the case of a shear pin that is meant to break before a more expensive component is damaged.

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