March 2017

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Feature Articles

Why Direct Drive
In today's highly competitive world, the better someone understands the advantages and benefits of direct drive technology, then the more they will have an advantage in machine building, giving them an edge over their competition.

Saving Time with Auto-Tuning Drives
If there are two things that are in tight supply in the industry, it's time and talent. Manufacturers are always pressured to do more faster, and the industry is producing fewer experts to help them do it, so the industry's had to get crafty and find what time-cutting procedures they can.

Devising New Devices
Medical Device Industry Continues to Grow and Innovate

Engineering Showcase 2017
One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you understand, identify and select the best technology for your mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.

Technical Articles

A Major Step Forward in Life Modeling
The SKF Generalized Bearing Life Model is (GBLM) an innovative new bearing rating life model that is designed to help engineers calculate bearing rating life in a more realistic manner. The new model is a major step forward for the industry and will play an important role in enabling OEMs and end users to better match bearings and applications, resulting in improved machine life and reduced operating costs.

Baldor Basics: Motors
This issue our Baldor Basics series continues with the topics of motor temperature ratings and metric motors.

Copper in Motor Repair Facilities
Three electric motor repair facilities share best practices for utilizing copper in motor repair, and recommending new motors to replace older, less-efficient motors

Departments

Showing Up Is Half the Battle (Publishers Page)
For the past several months, I've been sneaking away from work early every Thursday afternoon to coach my daughter's Science Olympiad team. Those of you who read this column regularly know that I'm a supporter of STEM education programs, and I've encouraged you to participate in those programs wherever possible.

ISO-AGMA Standards: Specific Sliding Defined (Ask the Expert)
Does the definition of specific sliding mean the same between ISO 21771:2007 and AGMA 917-B97? In ISO, specific sliding is the ratio of the sliding speed to the speed of a transverse profile in the direction of the tangent to the profile. In AGMA, specific sliding is ratio of gear tooth sliding velocity to its rolling velocity.

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Setting Sights on Hannover Messe 2017 (Events)
Digital and industrial sectors collide in Germany for popular trade fair

Automate 2017 Highlights Solution Providers and Integrators (Events)
Automate 2017 (April 36) will showcase the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions, from traditional industrial applications to cutting edge new technologies.

Calendar (Events)
The complete Calendar of Events from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Your Robotic Chariot Awaits (Power Play)
Furrion is developing a mech in the hopes of launching racing into realms so far only explored by science fiction.