October 2020

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Feature Articles

Lubrication for Life
Lubrication plays a vital role in the performance and life of rolling element bearings, yet its significance is often underestimated. The most important task of the lubricant is to separate parts moving relative to one another (balls or rollers and raceways) in order to minimize friction and prevent wear. A lubricant that is designed for specific operating conditions will provide a load bearing wear protective film.

Sulzer Supplies Recirculation Pumps and Offers IoT Analytics for Retrofit
Nordlaks is a Norwegian fully integrated company that produces, processes and sells Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout worldwide.

Belt and Chain Technology
The following article examines some of the most recent product and industry news related to belts and chains, including news from Continental, Gates, Igus and Tsubaki.

Technical Articles

Keeping Drives Electrically Quiet: Ferrites, Shielding and Grounding
Motion control systems often combine high power drive signals in close proximity (or even within the same cable) with lower level signals, like encoders. You will often see ferrite beads added around cables; their effectiveness in minimizing noise is greatly affected by how they are deployed. This involves which signals are grouped, what are the drive characteristics, and how shielding and grounding are handled in the system.

Departments

Answer the Call (Publishers Page)
About once per year, we make a concerted effort to get you, our readers, to renew your subscriptions to Power Transmission Engineering. Well, it's that time again.

Product News (Events)
The complete Product News section from the October 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

The 2020 Packaging and Processing Experience (Events)
Virtual Pack Expo offers reimagined digital platform

Industry News (Industry News)
Obituary: Daniel B. Jones, plus the complete Industry News section from the October 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Mechanical Wonders of All Sizes (Power Play)
The industrial arts of mechanical engineering are all around us and seen in many forms and technologies. Of greatest interest is how these wonders are designed, constructed and used. From the smallest home appliance to the behemoths used for outsize building and excavation projects.