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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter March 2011

Your Monthly Resource on Power Transmission and Motion Control, brought to you by Bishop-Wisecarver:

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March 2011

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

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.

Linear Motion News

Drive System Offers Ultra-Precise Positioning

Atlanta Drive Systems, Inc. offers a complete range of zero-backlash rack and pinion drive systems that eliminate all axis backlash, providing ultra-precise positioning and repeatability. Positioning accuracy is maintained during acceleration and deceleration, as well as during changes in direction of travel... Read more

LM76 Whispah Offers Smooth Motion

The new Whispah Linear Slide is low cost, has very smooth motion, and is exceptionally quiet. Designed to fully utilize the outstanding properties of LM76's Minute Man Linear Bearings series... Read more

Aerotech ACT Offers High Speed, High Acceleration

The ACT by Aerotech is a high performance, cost-effective linear-servomotor-driven actuator that is faster and more accurate than a ball screw or belt-drive without the costly, time-consuming maintenance ball screw or belt-drives typically required... Read more

Balluff Transducer Includes VARAN Bus Interface

Balluff Inc. now offers its economical Micropulse AT Linear Position Transducer with the VARAN Bus interface. The Micropulse AT with VARAN Bus interface is able to track the location of up to four position-marker magnets... Read more

Buyers Guide

If you're looking for suppliers of Linear Motion Components , there's no better place than in our online Buyers Guide. Also visit the buyers guide to find Linear Actuators or suppliers of Linear Motion Assemblies.

Handy Links

An Engineering Advantage

ActionJac Provides Environmental Efficiencies for Solar Applications

ActionJac Provides Environmental Efficiencies for Solar Applications--photo courtesy of Nook Industries

This case study from Nook Industries describes how its highly configurable line of screw jacks is used to help position solar panels, solar trackers and solar collection towers...Read more.

photo courtesy of Nook Industries


Featured Video (advertisement)

img3 Heavy Duty Slide System for High Loads
In this video, a HepcoMotion HDS2 Heavy Duty Slide is being used to transfer solar tubes from one palette to another. The connected carriages travel 6 meters back and forth. The HDS2 product line includes large increased load capacity bearings, two sizes of construction beams, single edge v slides and flat track, and various drive options. Stainless steel and corrosion resistant components come standard. Watch the Video.


Linear Motion Articles—Editors' Picks

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


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img3 Eliminate Rack and Pinion Backlash
The Preloaded Double Pinions, PDP, from Redex Andantex is designed to provide a cost effective method of eliminating backlash between the rack and pinion in high precision linear motion applications. The PDP is made of two ground WMH pinions, each 1/2 the width of the rack, connected together through a patented coupling, preload system that cancels the backlash between rack and pinion providing a competitive alternative to ball screw drive systems. For additional information visit our web site or e-mail us at


Power Play Recap

Power Play is our back-of-the-book special feature section, where we look at the lighter side of engineering. Here are links to the most recent Power Play articles, in case you missed them the first time.


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