October 2018

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Feature Articles

The Consistency Game
A Look at Gear & Gear Drive Lubrication Performance Improvements

Gearmotors Pulling, Pushing and Controlling Their Weight
Industrial mainstay adapts to remain relevant in a 4.0 world

Hannover Messe USA - What we Learned
IMTS 2018 had its fair share of machine tools, 3D printers and advanced robotics. Meanwhile, the East Hall — home to Hannover Messe USA — took a more systematic approach, highlighting the smart components and techniques that will be integral in developing the digital factory of the future.

The Future of E-Mobility
Schaeffler Touts System Solutions and Electrification Advancements at Detroit Symposium

Technical Articles

Step vs. Servo - Selecting the Best
Over the many years, there have been many technical papers and articles about which motor is the best. The short and sweet answer is - let's talk about the application. More recently a number of papers and articles have appeared that compared each motor's advantages and disadvantages in generic or specific terms. Many times, the methods used to drive and control these motors are not completely described due to the many control schemes available for use. A few articles focus on just the open loop step motor and the closed loop servo motor advantages and disadvantages in a laundry list format. This article is attempting to "drill down" into the reasons why and to describe how it is done.

Smashing the Efficiency Barrier
A Practical Comparison of Planetary and Orbitless Gear-Heads.

Departments

Show Me Something (Publishers Page)
Fall is the season of change. But in industrial America, it's also the season of trade shows. Either way, the season is in full swing.

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the October 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Calendar (Events)
The complete technical Calendar from the October 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the October 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

The World's Most Famous Mass Damper (Power Play)
Marvels of engineering have always drawn crowds. But when we think of tourist destinations, we think of old, opulent buildings like the Vatican or Versailles, massive, elaborately designed fountains, or skyscrapers.