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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter February 2014 Edition

Your Monthly Resource on Mechanical Power Transmission

The Power Transmission Playlist

Gear Headphones It's a safe bet that a Beatles song you heard sometime in the past week contained certain keywords such as:


These are all considered essential words when constructing the perfect pop song. While celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the Beatles U.S. Invasion, it got us thinking about power transmission components (because that's what we do). We wondered how many musical artists have reached into our industry for song ideas. Surprisingly, we found a few that we've listed below. Feel free to send us your favorite songs that feature mechanical components in the lyrics.

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C&U Hybrid Ceramic Ball Bearings

Engineered for motor applications to maximize the benefits of precision steel ring construction and lightweight ceramic balls. Performance features include reduced friction, electric isolation, increased operating speeds, and low maintenance costs. Service life exceeds all-steel bearings with extended grease life, and reduced wear from vibration and contamination. Bore sizes from 10mm...

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Wanted: Continuous Improvement/ Industrial Engineer

Wanted: Continuous Improvement/ Industrial Engineer to work closely with Engineering and Manufacturing and help develop production processes, layouts, and work centers to carry out our manufacturing processes. Join our fast-growing team and dynamic, family-owned business. Visit www.forestcitygear.com; send resumes to kyoung@forestcitygear.com. ...

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NES Announces Custom Bearing Services

Napoleon Engineering Services recently announced their newly expanded custom bearing manufacturing services, in support of oscillating, wear and corrosive applications. The bearings used within oscillating applications are prone to concentrated, magnified and accelerated fatigue on bearing rolling elements and raceways, since the oscillatory motion itself isolates bearing stress into localized areas...

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Latest News

Here's the latest from the mechanical power transmission industry.

ITAMCO Named Autodesk Inventor of the Month
When discussing machinery, let's consider for a moment the gear: That humble, mechanical cogwheel that quietly goes about its job of rotating and delivering torque to various pieces of machinery. Gears don't generate the same level of excitement and appreciation as, say, a shiny new smart phone with a built-in fingerprint scanner, but maybe they should....Read more.

Manufacturing Institute Honors Brazener and Wetzel
Bison Gear and Engineering is pleased to announce that two of its associates, Sylvia Wetzel and Christi Brazener, were recently recognized by the Manufacturing Institute with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award...Read more.

Bosch Rexroth Discusses Digital Ordering
By 2016, the sales in e-commerce in Germany are going to grow to almost 30 billion euro. This is predicted by a study of the German Internet Business Federation. Fast ordering of books and clothing is already a daily occurrence; now the trend has reached the machinery industry. The fact that Bosch Rexroth AG already fulfills the logistic requirements for this is due to an ordering and delivery process developed by its regional subsidiary in the U.S... Read more.

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