August 2010

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Feature Articles

A Need for Reduced Energy Costs
Options abound for increased efficiency in lubrication.

Technical Articles

Gear Drives Used in Centrifuge Applications
In order to make better purchasing decisions about centrifuge applications, one must understand the concept of centrifuges and the drives that operate this equipment.

Sensing the Motion: Rotary Position Sensors
This paper provides an overview of the more common position sensor options and references actual case studies to illustrate the diverse solutions available and the reasons behind some of the decisions. Three cases are used to illustrate the needs of different applications leading to the choice of a particular type of position sensor. The cases reviewed include a gantry crane, wind turbine and aerial cable car.

Energy Efficiency by Using Innovative Bearing Solutions
Based on simulation methods and calculation tools developed by the Schaeffler Group and presented in the first part of this paper, three approaches regarding increased efficiency based on rolling bearings are presented.

The Case for Hollow-Shaft Torque Motors
Permanent-magnet, synchronous-torque motors offer significant advantages on high-energy-consuming and high-dynamic applications.

Departments

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the August 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Calendar (Events)
Calendar of upcoming events from the August 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the August 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

The Joys of Tinkering (Power Play)
Wheelie car competition helps develop future engineers.