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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter February 2011

Your Monthly Resource on Power Transmission and Motion Control.


February 2011

PTE's monthly e-newsletter brings you highly targeted information on mechanical power transmission and motion control. The February 2011 issue focuses on custom gear manufacturing.

Below and to the right, you'll find related articles, back issues, featured products, videos and more. Many of these items are exclusive to the e-newsletter.

Power Transmission News

Actuator Offers Built-In Anti-Rotation Mechanism

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc, a manufacturer of precision linear motion products, now offers the 19000 Series, 20 mm captive linear actuator in a variety of stroke lengths... Read more

HBM Releases Torque Transducer

A torque transducer integrated between drive and machine, directly in the drivetrain, is suitable for precisely determining the performance of a machine... Read more

Mayr Brake Increases Safety of Vertical Axes

If there is a danger of falling loads on vertical axes in areas where personnel have to work, additional measures must be taken to minimize the risk of accidents. The Mauerstetten brake specialist, Mayr Power Transmission, has developed brake systems capable of providing safety in any critical situation occurring during vertical axes operation... Read more

Boston Gear Launches Stainless Steel Motors

Boston Gear, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently launched a new line of stainless steel motors which are value engineered for superior washdown performance. Exterior construction consists of 300 Series stainless steel housing, end bells, output shaft and conduit box... Read more

Buyers Guide

If you're looking for suppliers of Gear Manufacturing Services , there's no better place than in our online Buyers Guide. Also visit the buyers guide to find Custom Gear Manufacturers or suppliers of Stock Gears.

Handy Links

Custom Gears Often Require Custom Lead Times

Custom Gears Often Require Custom Lead Times--Photo Courtesy of PrecipartJack McGuinn, Senior Editor

In this e-news exclusive, senior editor Jack McGuinn catches up with a handful of custom gear manufacturers to find out what goes into determining their lead times.

If you're a buyer of custom gears or gear assemblies, this article should give you insight into how to get the most from your suppliers...Read more.

photo courtesy of Precipart


Featured Product (advertisement)

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Gear Manufacturing Articles—Editors' Picks

Do you need to stay up-to-date on the latest technical aspects of gear manufacturing? PTE's article archive provides a great resource. Here are some of our editors' picks for recent motion control articles that might be of interest.


Featured Resource

Gear Technology, the Journal of Gear Manufacturing
If you're looking for technical information related to gears, you'll find it in Gear Technology. From design engineering to manufacturing, heat treating, inspection and use, Gear Technology covers every aspect in the life of a gear.

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Gear & Gear Drive Case Studies

See how other engineers have solved common gear drive application problems in these editors' choice case studies from previous issues of Power Transmission Engineering.

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