June 2011

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Feature Articles

Non-Metallic Bearings - An Alternative Worth Considering
This article takes a look at alternative-material, non-metal bearings, and it turns out the first bearings of that type - wood, in this case, were the norm - not an alternative.

Microprocessor-Controlled Prosthetic Leg
A new solution has been developed around the use of microprocessor-controlled prostheses. Just like natural limbs, these can react automatically, adapting to the current situation.

(Material) Moving into the Future
a custom hydraulic brake system from Mico Inc. aid in the development of specialized material handling equipment.

Technical Articles

Integrated Motion Control in Packaging Machines Delivers Value
Maximizing packaging machine productivity and performance is imperative to success and is driving OEMs to adopt and invest in the latest technologies that can meet their customers’ challenges. At the forefront of these performance-driven technologies is an integrated control system—or programmable automation controller (PAC)—and latest-generation motion solutions.

Soft Starters vs. Variable Speed - Or Both
Given that many different hydraulic systems recommend the use of either frequency converters or cyclic control (soft starter technologies), the question must be asked - Which one of these solutions is the most cost-effective in reducing energy consumption and providing the most satisfactory payback time?

Departments

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the June 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Energy and Automation Create Buzz at Hannover Messe 2011 (Events)
More than 6,500 businesses from 65 countries came to Hannover to display their solutions with energy and automation the main topics of discussion.

Technical Calendar (Events)
The complete Technical Calendar section from the June 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the June 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Carnage and Mayhem 101 (Power Play)
What did you learn in school today? This typical parental inquiry is met with several responses but rarely followed with, “The complete and total annihilation of robotic machines in a no-holds-barred death match.”