February 2012 (Complete Issue PDF)
The Energy Efficient Agenda
Next time you are strolling across a manufacturing plant, check out the hardware on the ground. Shop floors are nothing but cables plugged into machines, cables plugged into computers, cables plugged into other cables...
Compact Loaders for Compact Spaces
Compact loaders are employed where large machines have no access or are over dimensioned. New hydrostatic drives from ZF meet the demanding needs of this market.
Guidelines for Designing Better Motion Control Systems
Motion control systems engineers work chiefly in two well-defined areas: 1) new designs and 2) redesigns or retrofits. This article examines the best approach for each option.
Applying Open Gear Lubricants
When selecting an open gear lubricant for use in a particular application, the method of application used must be considered.
Optimizing Drive Systems for Energy Savings
In looking for potential opportunities to reduce energy consumption via the drive system, a number of areas should be considered.
Free Energy for Sale...Are You Buying (Publishers Page)
Managing Editor Randy Stott takes a look at what is really stopping us from pursuing energy efficiency in engineering.
Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the February 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Technical Calendar from the February 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering
Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the February 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Major Tom Meets Rocket Man (Power Play)
NASA launches Third Rock Radio.