The 6 Latest Trends in Direct Drive Motor Technology

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The 6 Latest Trends in Direct Drive Motor Technology

Despite the maturity of the machine tool industry, allowing for many advancements in engineering design over the span of decades, a machine is still limited by what the builder is

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Product Spotlight: Romax Nexus Blends Desktop and Cloud Solution Technologies

There are several driving factors in today’s manufacturing environment that motivate the Romax Nexus strategy.  Some are timeless, while others are new and forcing companies to adapt and be more

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A Better Way to Measure High-Performance Plastics Means Better Performance

Caption: Wear and friction data from application testing on two grades of PEEK. In today’s manufacturing environment, and especially in the automotive industry, the benefits of High Performance Plastics (HPPs) are

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Getting Your Hands on Smart Tools

Forget the IIoT and Industry 4.o buzzwords. We’re not interested in 10 to 15 years down the road or what the factory of the future is going to look like.

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Troubleshooting Noisy Ground Systems — Resonances

Designing systems to avoid EMI/EMC issues takes some serious effort at times. And sometimes “improvements” only make it worse. One system I got called in on had the power supplies

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Morgan Advanced Materials Examines Wind Turbine Mechanics

Reliance on wind power is increasing, so the industry must continue to find ways to operate more efficiently, while reducing maintenance and costs. One key to wind energy lies in

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The Electric Evolution

The challenges remain the same regarding the electrification of the automotive industry. A majority of the CTI Symposium USA event in Novi, Michigan focused on areas like battery life, battery

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Wittenstein Smart Gearboxes

Shaping the Future of Manufacturing (Contributed to PTE by Wittenstein North America) Digital transformation is a catalyst for profound changes in all branches of industry. Products, production, sales and work

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Schaeffler Optimizes Lubrication Systems with Mechatronics

The following is an update on Schaeffler’s DuraSense relubrication system for linear recirculating roller bearing, ball bearing, and guideway assemblies. The technology was featured during Hannover Messe 2019 in Germany.

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Troubleshooting: Use ALL of Your Senses

Troubleshooting infrequent intermittent problems can be one of the most frustrating engineering areas. It is also a great opportunity to use system knowledge and all of your senses and sleuthing