December 2018

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Feature Articles

The ABCs of Linear Motion Rolling Guides
Improving System Performance One Application at a Time. PTE recently caught up with IKO, Rollon and THK to breakdown the basics in linear motion rolling guides.

How to Deal With Growing Pains
Wind turbines are getting bigger than ever, and the manufacturing infrastructure that facilitates their construction needs to start growing with them.

2018 PTE Buyers Guide
Our comprehensive annual directory of suppliers puts all the mechanical components you need right at your fingertips.

Technical Articles

Thermal Analysis and Optimization of Gearboxes by Simulation
With the increasing mechanical power capacity of gearboxes, the thermal power limit tends to become the limiting factor. To achieve a balanced system, the gear unit needs extra cooling. Using a fan that is mounted to a fast rotating shaft is a common solution. For this solution an optimal design is investigated.

Integrated Hybrid Servo Motors vs. Standard Integrated Servo Motors
Different motor types favor different application areas. No single style has advantages in all application spaces. Direct drive applications favor hybrid servos while high-speed, geared down applications tend to favor the conventional servo motors.

Departments

Your Search Starts Here (Publishers Page)
This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more.

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

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

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

Introducing the Ball Screw (Power Play)
The Swiss Army Knife of PT Components.