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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter March 2012

Your Monthly Resource on Power Transmission and Motion Control


May 2012

PTE's monthly e-newsletter brings you highly targeted information on mechanical power transmission and motion control.

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

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A Strong Online Presence Increases Opportunities in Linear Motion

by Matthew Jaster, Associate Editor

A Strong Online Presence Increases Opportunities in Linear Motion Al Gore was on to something with this whole Internet thing. Thanks to advanced mobile technology as well as the social media phenomenon, tech-savvy organizations are increasing their web presence and gaining new business in the process. Linear motion is one industrial segment that is benefitting from online demonstration videos, comprehensive e-catalogs and daily social media updates. In its simplest form, Internet marketing is reaching a larger customer base in a more timely and efficient manner.... Read more.

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Turntable Drive Solutions Turntable Drive Solutions
Redex-Andantex MSR 2- speed gearboxes offer ready-to-use drive technology for either continuous rotation (turning) or accurate positioning (C-Axis) of vertical lathe turntables. Combining a MSD 2-speed gearbox with high quality spiral bevel gearbox, eliminates the need for a complex and expensive gearbox with a clutching mechanism for C-Axis. The main drive motors are 1/2 the size of a conventional solution because they share the load 50/50 during turning operations.

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Industry News

You can always find the latest news in the power transmission and motion control industry at Here are some examples of news from the industry.

Fluid Power Industry Growth Trend
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) shows industry shipments of fluid power products for March 2012 increased 3.2% compared to March 2011, and increased 7.0% compared to last month...Read more.

Altra Industrial Motion Breaks Ground in Changzhou, China
Altra Industrial Motion recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new 90,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Changzhou, China (near Shanghai). The new plant, Altra's second manufacturing facility in China, will be home to Altra Industrial Motion Changzhou (AIMC)...Read more.

PTDA Welcomes New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) welcomed two new distributor members in the first quarter of 2012... Read more.

Chris Lake Rejoins Pacamor Kubar Bearings
Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB) recently announced that Chris Lake has rejoined the company as quality manager. Lake previously worked as quality manager at PKB for six years before temporarily leaving the company in December for a position closer to his home and family...Read more.

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Turntable Drive Solutions Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide Now Available
A newly revised brochure by Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc. provides helpful tips for routine maintenance as well as insight for troubleshooting common problems and corrective action on power transmission and material handling products. Individual sections on chain drives, gear drives, chain couplings, elastomeric couplings, synchronous drives, v-belt drives and screw & drag conveyors as well as heavy duty conveyor pulleys is included.

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