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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter April 2016 Edition

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Choosing the Right Motor for Your Application

George Holling, Technical Director of Drivetrain Technologies and CTO of Rocky Mountain Technologies, brings his wealth of electric motor design experience to the Power Transmission Engineering blog this month with his new column, “Motor Matters,” that debuts today.

Over the next few posts, George will provide us with some of the basics and technical details you’ll need to consider when specifying a motor for your project.

To see George's First post click here!

See more of our focus topics on our homepage at www.powertransmission.com



We Are Prepared

Jason is a Sr. Manufacturing Engineer at GM Powertrain is ready for IMTS. “Every time I have attended IMTS, I’ve been blown away by the innovation and technology the show brings together.”

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Become a Hydraulics Expert in 30 Minutes or Less

Hydraulics work requires the right materials. Our latest whitepaper teaches you to avoid system failure, discusses outside factors and teaches you to select the right material for fluid power applications. Get tips from our top engineers and become an expert when you download “10 Hydraulic Tips You Need to Know.”

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Superior Compact Bushing System for Shafts Less than One Inch

A single screw which never contacts the shaft, locks the split taper bushing in place and ensures near perfect hub-to-shaft concentricity. The revolutionary device allows for precise component positioning and tight run out control. Simple to install and remove. CMT®’s keyless hub/shaft connection device has superior features and benefits compared to other connection systems such as keyways, pins, set screws, clamp collars, and other tapered shaft locking devices.

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Right Angle Gearbox For Small Servo Motors

The economical Varvel Servo Worm is an ideal, cost effective solution for less dynamic servo driven applications requiring simple motion profiles or variable speed control. They save space, run quiet and many ratios are non back-driveable for holding loads. See more benefits.

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Moticont Direct Drive Linear Motor Offers High Resolution

The new Moticont SDLM-025-070-01-01 direct drive linear motor, also known as an electric cylinder, has a built-in encoder, zero backlash, zero cogging and provides users with high acceleration, high speed, high resolution and long life. This direct drive linear motor features 1.25 µm (0.000049 in.) in of resolution. This compact direct drive linear motor is just 1.00 in. (25.4 mm) in diameter and 2.75 in (69.9 mm) long.

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Portescap Miniature Motors Feature Energy Efficient Coreless Design

Portescap introduces the new DCT range of Athlonix Brush DC motors. The 24DCT miniature motor features Portescap’s proven energy efficient coreless design with an optimized self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit which ensures higher performance is delivered, all in a compact 24 mm diameter size.

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Latest News

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


Martin Sprocket & Gear Compiles Gear Drive Troubleshooting Tips
Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc. has compiled some quick troubleshooting tips with some common causes and solutions for gear drive problems associated with power transmission and material handling equipment. Assessing and evaluating gear teeth wear or breakage is very important in determining causes for excess wear or premature gear failure. Read more.

Yaskawa Motoman's Develops Robotic Strategy
Successful workforce development and sustainable economic growth depend on close alignment of STEM education, certification and training with the needs and expertise of industry leaders. Read more.

WEG Acquires Bluffton Motor Works
WEG S.A. recently announced the acquisition of Bluffton Motor Works, LLC. (“Bluffton”), an electric motor manufacturer with headquarters in Bluffton, Indiana. Founded in 1944, Bluffton specializes in manufacturing fractional electric motors up to five hp, offering a wide range of customized products to customers in the United States.Read more.

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