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Feature Articles

Gear Expo 2017 Booth Previews
Highlights from some of the gear, gear drive, power transmission component, software, materials and related exhibitors at Gear Expo 2017.

Gear Expo 2017 Showstoppers
This special advertising section features some of our VIP exhibitors.

Gear, Gear Drive and Power Transmission Component Suppliers at Gear Expo 2017
Our listings of the booths at Gear Expo 2017 that are most relevant to PTE readers.

The Reliability of Sewer Robots
Faulhaber Provides Motor Technology for Pipe Renovation Projects

Motors and Mechatronics - Moving to a Higher Plane
This is an article about motors - preventive motor maintenance, actually. And something else - mechatronics. In today's high-tech manufacturing and industrial use environments, it is near impossible to talk about equally complex motor maintenance and repair-or-replace protocols without it.

Technical Articles

Fluid Couplings vs VFDs for High Inertia Rotating Driven Loads
As the old adage goes, "There is more than one way to skin a cat." In the early stages of any project, system designers are faced with choices; whether they are designing a new application or retrofitting an old one, they need to determine what is the most efficient, economical and practical way of completing the task at hand. Though there are usually at least two viable means to accomplish the task, the first step is always to review and weigh the merits of each option.

Baldor Motor Basics: Electric Motors and Power Systems and Electric Motors and Voltage
Part 1: There seems to be a lot of confusion about the voltage standards for motors and why they are structured the way they are. Part 2: The effect of low voltage on electric motors is pretty widely known and understood, but the effect of high voltage on motors is frequently misunderstood.


Gear Expo is for Gear Buyers (Publishers Page)
Most of you who read this magazine have a close relationship with gears and gear drives. According to our surveys, 75% of you recommend, specify or buy them. It's a shame, then, that the majority of you will miss Gear Expo (Oct. 24-26 in Columbus, OH) this year.

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the September 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Eats, Drinks and Treats (Events)
Process Expo and Pack Expo Highlight the Latest Technology for Food & Beverage Applications.

Calendar (Events)
The complete technical calendar of events from the September 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the September 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

The Hyperloop is Here - Sort of (Power Play)
It is unlikely the hyperloop will inspire Hollywood to start making films emulating the tried-but-true terror-on-a-train genre - a genre that includes many classics. But somehow titles like - Lady on a Hyperloop, Strangers on a Hyperloop, Murder on the Hyperloop Express, Throw Momma from the Hyperloop, The Great Hyperloop Robbery - just don't work. And you can forget about another venerable train travel tradition - the club car - given that you will probably reach your destination sooner than you can say "Jack on the rocks."