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Feature Articles

Cut and Print
Norkol Converting Corporation is one of the nation’s leading independently owned converters and distributors of commercial printing papers. The company has full production capabilities and state-of-the-art machinery for winding, trimming and sheeting. The company utilizes traditional slitter re-wind equipment that unwinds, slits and then re-winds paper to new dimensions. These conventional re-winders, while typically producing new widths of paper with clean cuts, work at an inefficient, slow pace.

Project Integration - Design Engineers Adapt to Modern Day Mechatronics
Though the original definition of mechatronics derived from the Yasakawa Electric Company in the late 1960s (the company won trademark rights for the term in 1973), the word has remarkably evolved.

Technical Articles

Often Overlooked, Lubricants Can Help Lower Energy Consumption
It is a simple fact: better lubrication can lead to dramatic energy savings and an improved bottom line. This ought to interest any plant manager who is looking for ways to reduce operating costs, and it is especially significant at a time when stricter government regulations are in direct contradiction to reducing costs. Lubrication reliability is the solution; this article will describe how manufacturing plants can use “lubrication reliability best-practices” to reduce their energy consumption, emissions and operating costs—all at the same time.

Application of Ceramics to NU-Type Cylindrical Roller Bearings for Machine Tool Main Spindles
Bearings used to support main spindles on machine tools must be capable of higher speed and greater rigidity. This is true in that any main spindle that turns together with a tool or work piece mounted onto it is one of the critical machine tool components that directly affects machining efficiency and accuracy of the machine tool; and, the bearings that support the main spindle are the most critical machine elements on the machine tool.


Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the December 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Electric Automation Trends Discovered at SPS-IPC Drives 2011 (Events)
SPS-IPC Drives 2011, which took place in Nuremburg, Germany in November, covered all components down to complete systems and integrated solutions in the electric automation industry.

Calendar (Events)
The complete Technical Calendar section from the December 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the December 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Remembering Paul Winchell - A Man with Heart to Spare (Power Play)
Remember Paul Winchell? Sure you do - if you are a child of the ’50s. Who of that period does not recall ventriloquist dummies Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff?