February 2020

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February 2020 (Complete Issue PDF)

Feature Articles

Tackling Fluid Power Challenges
Increasing power density and improving cylinder lifespan are key issues.

A Mechatronic State of Mind
Welcome to the Age of Information, where flexible, intelligent drive systems separate the haves from the have nots

Integration Nation
Gearmotors handle harsh environments with digitalization, customization and improved service life.

Creature Comfort
Intelligent drive technology in the cowshed

IFPE 2020 Shapes Expectations and Technology for the 2020s and Beyond
The International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) is a one-stop exhibition where you'll find just about everything to help maintain your company's leading edge in the ever-expanding fluid power industry.

Motor Sizing Unusual Loads
One of the fun parts of the motion industry is involvement in popular movies! Motor specifications can be a bit rough: "I need to spin a 120-pound actor (and chair) 180 degrees in one-half second. He will be sitting up-right."

Technical Articles

Computing Gear Sliding Losses
As concerns surrounding the environmental impact of fossil fuels continue to grow, so does the need to produce vehicles with higher overall efficiency. The importance of enhanced vehicles has spurred drivetrain component manufacturers to study every aspect of efficiency loss in their products. The gearbox is a key contributor to the overall drivetrain efficiency.

Departments

Cast Your Ballot (Publishers Page)
States, and we thought we'd get in on the action by encouraging you to take part. No, this is not a message about politics. We don't care whether you're Republican or Democrat. But we do want you to vote. We want you to vote for us. The ballot appears on page 55, and it looks suspiciously like a subscription form.

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News Section from the February 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Calendar (Events)
The complete technical Calendar from the February 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the February 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Schaeffler Goes Big in Bearing Applications (Power Play)
One of the largest components manufactured by Schaeffler last year was a double-row tapered roller bearing featuring an outer diameter measuring 3.6 meters and a weight just over nine tons.