EPTDA honors JTEKT Koyo for 13 years partnership at its Annual Business Convention


At the occasion of EPTDA 2019 Annual Convention, JTEKT Koyo celebrated its 13 year-long strategic partnership and membership with EPTDA – EMEA’s leading executive association of power transmission and motion control, amidst 300+ CEOs and decisions makers of the global industry.

 Founded in 1998, EPTDA is the leading executive association for industrial distribution distributors and manufacturers across Europe, the Middle East & Africa, setting the highest commercial, environmental, social and ethical standards. Its mission is to advance distribution and strengthen members to be successful, profitable and competitive in a changing market environment. EPTDA vision is to be the leading community in the EMEA region for industrial distribution, as recognized by customers. EPTDA currently has a membership of more than 250 leading companies – including JTEKT KOYO – across 35 countries worldwide, working with some 313,000 employees and representing over €24 billion in annual revenues. 

 “Our partnership with a leading organization, like EPTDA, complements our unparalleled legacy of innovation, sustainability, cultural heritage and growth ambitions,” said Dimitri Loutfi, General Manager, JTEKT KOYO Europe. “Being associated with EPTDA and PTDA, gives us an incredible world platform to not only promote our products and services, but to get involved in decisions and trends that impacts the automotive and industrial automation industry as a whole. EPTDA’s core values of Open Dialogue, Mutual Respect, Integrity, Honesty, Fairness, Continuous Growth and Learning, resonate so well with JTKET’s values. The association provides us with an open stage every year to grow our business, better understand the challenges and opportunities of industrial distribution, navigate the technological developments of our industry, access the powerful intelligence and trend analysis tools that measure the pulse of the entire industry and so much more,” added Dimitri Loutfi.  

 “EPTDA is honored to have industry leading brands and companies like JTEKT KOYO as our members. We are grateful for their support and loyalty, and very honored to recognize them a Silver Member. Two more years, and we will be celebrating a true gold standard together of our partnership,” said Hans Hanegreefs, Executive Vice President of EPTDA. “We would want to particularly honor the company’s commitment to innovative Products & Technologies, supported by a strong will to establish a low-carbon society, a recycling society that lives in harmony with nature, and that is committed to environmental protection. We look forward to continuing our journey together of making positive contributions to our world together,” said Hanegreefs.

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¿Qué es un rodamiento de Bolas de Contacto Angular?

Se trata de un rodamiento de bolas que tiene pistas de rodadura asimétricas. La carga axial atraviesa el rodamiento en una línea recta diagonal, al mismo tiempo la carga radial sigue una línea oblicua. Ambas condiciones provocan la separación axial de las pistas del rodamiento.
El rodamiento de Bolas Contacto Angular tiene una buena capacidad de carga combinada; a medida que el ángulo de contacto es mayor, la capacidad axial aumenta en detrimento de la radial (el ángulo es el mismo para ambas pistas de contacto, interior y exterior); el rango habitual del ángulo es de 10 a 45 grados.
En aplicaciones de alta velocidad, como turbinas o motores a reacción, el ángulo de contacto en las pistas resulta modificado por la fuerza centrífuga generada por las bolas. En estos casos se utilizan bolas de material cerámico por su baja densidad respecto al acero (un 40% de este aprox), por eso estos materiales reducen significativamente la fuerza centrífuga y se comportan bien a altas temperaturas; además de tener un comportamiento mecánico de fallo similar al acero de rodamiento.
Como ejemplo de aplicación, las horquillas de motos o bicicletas usan este tipo de rodamientos por estar sometidos a cargas en ambas direcciones.

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