Kayak cancel tour with The Flower Kings after Ton Scherpenzeel has heart attack

Kayak have to withdraw from their December tour with The Flower Kings – Iamthemorning and Rikard Sjöblom brought in Kayak have been forced to withdraw from their December tour with The Flower Kings after keyboardist and bassist Ton Scherpenzeel suffered a heart attack over the weekend. Scherpenzeel reports he’s “feeling reasonably OK, all things considered” but as he recuperates, he and Kayak will take a step back from future touring plans. Scherpenzeel says: “I didn’t see this one coming. If the doctor had told me I had won the lottery without even having subscribed, I couldn’t have been more surprised. My prize was a genuine heart attack. “The doctor said it was just bad luck – basically it can happen to anyone, even with the right predisposition or a reasonable healthy lifestyle. I also understood that I had been lucky as well. It could have ended differently. “I have no clue yet as to what the impact of this will have on our lives in the foreseeable future. In a couple of days I will go off radar as much as possible. No socials, so everything goes on hold. “That includes Kayak too. There will be no European tour in December. It really is a pity, as we have been v...

ATLANTA Drive Systems introduces Z-Series, L-Series & I-Series of stainless steel washdown gearboxes

April 24, 2019 – ATLANTA Drive Systems announced a range of stainless steel washdown gearboxes, for use in applications in the Food & Beverage, Meat & Poultry, Marine, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries. They are designed for applications that have direct contact with food products which require washdown under high pressure and are available with ATEX and IP69k protection. They are offered in three levels of corrosion protection depending on the environment they are exposed to: Coated Aluminum (Z-Series), Stainless Steel Shielded (L-Series) and Stainless Steel (I-Series). The gearboxes are available inreduction ratios from 5:1 to 102:1, with output torque capacities up to 480 lb.ft. and input powers up to 5.4 hp. Stainless steel motors are also available for use with these gearboxes. Unit design benefits include: housings with smooth surfaces, stainless steel 316L output shafts, viton seals with stainless steel 316L shield, hardened & ground gearing, all stainless steel 316L hardware, closed stainless steel 316L protection cap with o-ring, and fully modular IEC and NEMA C motor flanges. Both protocols run on top of the middleware GOAL, jointly enabling por...