June 2014 (Complete Issue PDF)
Lubrication and Seals Product Showcase
The following news items offer the latest on lubrication and seal technology in the power transmission market. From bearing greases to high-performance seals, these products will help extend the service life and manufacturing capabilities for a wide range of industrial sectors.
Best Practices for Bearing Protection
For either brand-new motors or those already in service, "best practices" means that informed technicians can make use of the latest diagnostic techniques (vibration analysis, thermography, shaft-voltage testing, etc.) to prevent electrical bearing damage -- either at the very beginning or very quickly thereafter. If done correctly, the work need only be done once.
Wichita Clutch helps drive storm simulator at the University of Florida.
Tapered Roller Bearing Application Guide
This article summarizes some common hurdles, issues and questions encountered by the newer and casual users of tapered roller bearings.
Study of Multiple-Point Oil-Jet Lubrication of High-Speed Ball Bearings
The air-oil, two-phase flow inside the multiple-point, oil-jet lubrication ball bearing was studied based on CFD (computational fluid dynamics) theory and technique, and compared with single-point, oil-jet lubrication. The results indicate that the air-oil distribution inside the bearing with multiple-point, oil-jet lubrication is more uniform than single-point injection.
Brushless PM-Motors Speed Ahead
There are more brushless PM motors being made every day. These brushless PM motors are smaller in size -- i.e., less than 50 watts in power output found in hard-disk drives, CD and DVD players and many portable medical devices. Servo systems with brushless PM motors ranging from 50 watts to 50 kilowatts are now challenging the larger electric motor applications. A few manufacturers have pushed brushless PM motors above 200 kW.
Who Do You Trust? (Publishers Page)
At the recently held annual meeting of the Bearing Specialists Association, there was a lot of talk about online sales channels and how Internet retailers are changing the way industrial products are researched, sourced and purchased.
Frogs Legs, Bratwurst and the Bear (Market Update)
First-quarter results are in (bad weather) and summer will prove more interesting than either the market or the fall elections until after Labor Day. But much is happening!
Adjusting Tapered Roller Bearings (Ask the Expert)
What are the best methods to adjust tapered roller bearings?
Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the June 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
CTI Symposium Raises the Bar on Transmission Technology (Events)
The 8th International CTI Symposium on Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives took place in Rochester, Michigan from May 12-15. The event kicked off with its popular introductory seminar "Basics and Practice of Automotive Transmissions."
The complete technical calendar from the June 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Bearing Specialists Celebrate Successful Convention (Events)
The Bearing Specialists Association held its annual convention at the Fairmont Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. from May 3-7. More than 160 distributors and manufacturers attended the convention, which included committee meetings, business meetings, guest speakers, and social events.
Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the June 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Destination Mars! (Power Play)
NASA is building a flying saucer.