December 2009

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December 2009 (Complete Issue PDF)

Features

Honing a Competitive Advantage
Sunnen grows product portfolio with motion control solution from Siemens.

Soft Drink Solutions
Servo system from Bosch-Rexroth helps create more efficient beverage palletizer.

Start, Design and Market Your Engines
Honeywell and SAE team up for a unique middle school initiative.

The Best-Kept Secret in Green Technology
The Bearing Specialists Association explains the role of bearings in ensuring the efficient operation of machinery.

Technical Article

Direct Drive Technology and its Impact on the Gearmotor Business
An exploration of direct drive motor trends and examples of design uses for direct drives as replacements for gear drives or belt drives.

Departments

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the December 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Michigan Eyes Investment at AWEA Small and Community Wind Conference (Events)
The first trade show dedicated specifically to small and community wind took place in Detroit, Michigan November 3–5. Denise Bode, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO, was pleased with the turnout for the event and the increasing potential for this segment of the wind energy market.

Calendar (Events)
The complete technical calendar from the December 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the December 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

NuVinci Transmission a Work of Art (Power Play)
Leonardo DaVinci is credited with the idea first, as is the case with many engineering innovations; although, somewhere in China there may be a continuously variable transmission etched into an ancient cave dwelling.