October 2008

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October 2008 (Complete Issue PDF)

Brakes and Clutches

The Ikona Clutch and Differential
This paper describes two devices—a clutch and a differential— which are based on the Ikona continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Bovine Bliss
Brake application keeps cows happy and comfortable at dairy farms.

Features

Selection and Performance Criteria for Power Transmission Couplings
Power transmission couplings are widely used for modifi cation of stiff ness and damping in power transmission systems, both in torsion and in other directions (misalignment compensation).

Gear- or Actuator-Driven, These Bots Are Cutting-Edge
Robots are everywhere these days— bots in the factory, bots in space, bots at the airport, bots in the movies and much, much more. But robots in the operating room?

Departments

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

Events (Events)
Siemens exiderdome, plus our calendar of upcoming events.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete industry news section from the October 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering (PTE).

Thermal Power Helps Plumb Ocean Depths (Power Play)
The ocean is full of secrets. Knowledge of its movement can help scientists and researchers predict when there’s going to be a drought in California, excessive rainfall on the East Coast or when crops might not make it through a season in Africa.