April 2008

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Features

Saltwater Solutions from igus
igus bearings solve undersea issues for the marine vehicle industry.

Rain or Shine
Brevini Power Transmission helps spectators enjoy stadium sights and sounds.

MPTA Remains a Viable Resource for Power Transmission Industry
The Mechanical Power Transmission Association was founded in 1933 as the Multiple V-Belt Drive and Mechanical Power Transmission Association.

Technical Articles

Torque Arm Design Considerations for Shaft-Mounted Speed Reducers
Most manufacturers of shaft-mounted speed reducers offer torque arms for their products. However, in some situations, a machine designer may be required to design his own.

How to Determine the MTBF of Gearboxes
Mean Time Between Failures is a very frequent and broadly used reliability measure of components, systems and devices used mainly in conjunction with electrical and electronic equipment.

Departments

Product News (Product News)
The complete product news section from the April 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

A Record-Setting Week at IFPE 2008 (Events)
With its labyrinth of cranes, cement mixers and Mack trucks, the entrance of CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2008 looked more like a carnival than a trade show.

Events (Events)
The complete Events section, including technical calendar, from the April 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the April 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

Parker Sorts 76,800 Bottles of Beer an Hour (Power Play)
There may be 99 bottles of beer on the wall, as the song suggests, but it is no longer necessary to take one down and pass it around.