Resources on the Web

June 1, 2010

Serial-number lookup

Gearmotor manufacturer Bodine Electric Co. has expanded product information and support at Now information and parts can be identified (and purchased) with just a serial number; connection diagrams and operating manuals can also be downloaded instantly. Available are mounting brackets, terminal boxes, capacitors, replacement brushes, and springs. When a serial number search identifies a custom-built OEM product, the new support tool provides that OEM's contact information or a distributor link.

  • Portions of the site are open, but others require registration.

Newly updated site

Actuators and accessories

Parts from Mazak Corp. can now be purchased at — including components from light bulbs, bearings, and switches to spindles, ballscrews, and linear guides. Customers can also peruse the catalog of over 46,000 part numbers.

  • The site cannot be accessed without registering, but past orders are saved and order tracking is available.

iphone application

Martin Sprocket & Gear now offers Engineering Tools of the Trade — a mechanical engineering reference tool available for download at the iTunes store. The application allows quick access to power transmission information and contains over 200 formulas and conversions used by industrial professionals.

Areas covered include: bearings, belts, gears, kinetic energy, metalworking, shafts, sprockets, engineering data, commonly used formulas and conversions, drive selection charts, and more. All formulas can be saved for easy access, and results can be emailed.

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