Mechanical power transmission is the most essential movement at work stations as it ensures execution of energy at the outlet as it transfers energy from the energy generation point. Mechanical power transmission is needed in industries that manufacture products in order to execute the process smoothly.
Mechanical power transmissions can change energy. For example: It can change rotational energy to linear energy or vice versa. It also has the ability to change direction and torque.
The advantages of mechanical power transmission are that it can change rotational speeds, it is well equipped with reversing rotational direction from the motor and it has elements that help to distribute and split power sources.
There are various types of mechanical power transmissions like power screws, brakes and clutches, chains and sprockets, shafts and couplings, belts, ropes and pulleys.
Key Developments in Mechanical Transmission Market
AmTech International has a variety of custom-made gears for mechanical power transmission. The gear range includes spur gears, bevel gears, worm gears; these gears are designed according to specifications given by the customers. The company uses high-quality materials like iron, stainless steel, bronze and carbon steel.
The task at hand for manufacturers of mechanical power transmission elements is to produce high-quality equipment that needs less maintenance and would consume less energy. Plus, the number of equipment used in mechanical power transmission is more. Thus, assembling all the elements is a task too. But, with companies rolling out custom-made elements, the market is expected to observe a boost.
With prominent mechanical power transmission product manufacturers such as SKF offering advanced and comprehensive range of solutions, the industry has seen a remarkable rise in recent years. Most stakeholders in the mechanical power transmission market are offering specific but limited product ranges, by better understanding of interrelation between industrial processes and machine components.
As design variables in mechanical power transmission products, such as diameters of bearings and gears, are associated with certain confinements, design strategies are being developed for an optimal integrated design of mechanical power transmission system. These new designs of mechanical power transmission systems include confinements of every part, with a view to meet an overall optimum for these systems.
Design and manufacturing expertise on high-efficiency, high-torque mechanical power transmission systems are highly eyed upon for design developments in high-power electric vehicles, and motorsport applications. In combination with latest finishing processes, a new era of performance has been witnessed in mechanical power transmission systems that impart increased component life, reduced gearbox temperatures, and improvements in efficiency.
Industrial applications are likely to benefit from introduction of advanced mechanical power transmission systems with silent and vibration-free operations, developed by key stakeholders such as Hewland. Extensive know-how and multiple capabilities of mechanical power transmission system developers will continue to aid catering requirements of applications such as in heavy-duty industry, material handling, and water & wastewater treatment.
Increasing demand for optimum performance and trouble free operation of the equipment’s in various end-use industries are assisting the demand for the mechanical power transmission products. Mechanical power transmission primarily refers to the products utilized in the systems with moving parts as opposed to systems powered electrically.
Various types of mechanical power transmission products are available in the market such as chains, belts, couplings, pulleys, sprockets etc. These products provide various advantages which include reduced noise and vibration levels, increased output and reduced replacement and repair costs, lower energy consumption etc.
Power transmission products significantly affects the total cost of equipment ownership as well as the customer’s up-time within an end-use industry, thus they demand technical support, better availability, easier installation, reduced energy consumption, easier installation, reduced noise levels and increased service life and stability.
Global Mechanical Power Transmission Market: Dynamics
- Over the recent past, demand for the power transmission products has grown at significant rate, owing to the growing end-use industries such as automotive, food & beverage, construction etc. Automotive OEMs are focussing on reduction of the weight of the vehicles in order to improve fuel efficiency will boost the demand for the lightweight components and thus in turn supporting the growth of various mechanical power transmission products such as belt drives and chain drives etc.
- On the other hand, with the slowdown in the economic conditions across the globe, the mechanical power transmission products have faced a certain impact due to the decline in end-use industries.
Key manufacturers of the mechanical power transmission products are found to be involved in the development of innovative product solutions and cutting-edge technologies in order to decrease downtime, improve the output and enhance the system value. Further, with growing competition in the market, both regional as well as global players are engaged in technological innovation and mergers & acquisition activities to gain the market share.
Considering regions, the global mechanical power transmission market is anticipated to be dominate by Asia-Pacific region owing to the rising demand from various end-use industries across the developing countries such as China and India.
North America and Europe are expected to be the most mature markets for the mechanical power transmission products because the manufacturers have limited product offerings in these regions. Middle East & Africa and Latin America are expected to account for small share in the market and anticipated to grow at moderate rate over the forecast period, owing to the slow growth of the end-use industries in various countries.
Examples of some of the market participants involved in the global Mechanical Power Transmission market include ABB, Altra Industrial Motion, Regal Beloit Corporation, TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO., Renold, Rexnord Corporation, HangZhou DongHua Chain Group Co., Ltd., Gates Corporation, AB SKF, The Timken Company, OPTIBELT GROUP, ContiTech AG, ELECTROMATE INC., Weasler Engineering, BK Power Systems and others.
Globally, the mechanical power transmission market is very fragmented owing to the presence of large number of regional as well as global players across the globe. Prominent manufacturers of the mechanical power transmission products are found to be involved in the product innovation and development in order to gain the significant share and enhance the presence in the global market.
Globally, the mechanical power transmission market can be segmented on the basis of product type and end-use industry
Based on the product type, the global mechanical power transmission market can be segmented into
- Belt Drives
- V-Belt Drives
- Synchronous Belt Drives
- Chain Drives
Based on the end-use industry, the global mechanical power transmission market can be segmented into
- Food & Beverages
- Metals & Mining
Based on the sales channel, the global mechanical power transmission market can be segmented into