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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter May 2013

Your Monthly Resource on Mechanical Power Transmission


May 2013

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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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Siemens Opens Geared Motor Assembly Plant in South Carolina

Randy Stott, Managing Editor

Hannover Messe 2013 Need customized gearmotors in a hurry? With the opening of its Mauldin, SC assembly facility, Siemens now believes it has a solution. At the facility's grand opening May 21, company executives explained how assembling its Simogear geared motors closer to the customers allows them to provide exactly the right configuration in a timely fashion...

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IDC-USA Partner with Industry Experts.
Experience the Independent Difference.

IDC-USA is a cooperative owned by independent distributors improving the MRO solutions in their communities. Many IDC Distributors are 2nd and 3rd generation in their business and well respected in the industry. With more than 270 locations across the US carrying more than $1 billion in inventory, IDC Distributors provide the right product and expertise when you need it most. Industries served: Power Transmission, Construction and Building Materials, Farming, Electrical Utilities, Machine Shops, Food Processing Plants, Mining Facilities and more.

Find an IDC Distributor near you.

Latest Power Transmission Videos

Baldor Delivers Reliable Products for Food Processing
Baldor's motor range addresses key products engineered to perform in the demanding applications of poultry processing.

Bosch Rexroth: Mechatronics@Work
Since more and more OEMs and manufacturers are focusing their attention and investments on building state-of-the-art mechatronics systems seamlessly combining mechanical and electronic technologies, Bosch Rexroth created a new automation exhibit Mechatronics@Work.

SKF Insight
Hear what Dr. Alan Begg has to say about how SKF Insight will change the way condition monitoring is done.

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.

PTDA Adds 10 New Members
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has welcomed 10 new members year-to-date including Applied Power Solutions (Addison, IL), National Precision Bearing Group of Mechatronics Inc. (Preston, Wash.)...Read more.

Ronson Gears Recognized with Enterprise Award
Australian gear manufacturer Ronson Gears was recently announced winner of the "Enterprise Connect Significant Achievement Award." The award recognizes the significant achievement of Ronson Gears in improving its productivity, competitiveness, sustainability or innovative capability...Read more.

Former NASA Director to Offer Keynote at Siemens Automation Summit
Doug McCuistion, former director of the Mars Exploration Program for NASA, will be the keynote speaker during Siemens 2013 Automation Summit, June 24-27, in New Orleans, La. McCuistion will describe the daunting challenge that the Mars Exploration Program presented, and how he and his staff took a "project-by-project" approach to achieving one of the most monumental space exploration feats of the century.... Read more.


Andantex KRPX Rack and Pinion Drive KRPX Rack and Pinion Drive
Turnkey high class planetary Servo-Gearhead, dedicated to Rack & pinion applications, the Redex-Andantex KRPX offers cost effective, easy to implement, high performing solutions for moving column or gantry machine types as well as many other applications. The KPRX allows perfect mounting on both sides of the machine frame and enables true zero backlash when coupled with an electrical preload system.
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Upcoming Events

For a current calendar of upcoming events related to mechanical power transmission, you can always visit our Events Page. Here are some upcoming events.

PTDA Canadian Conference 2013
(June 6-8, 2013) InterContinental Toronto Centre, Toronto, Canada...Read more.

Advanced Concepts of Bearing Technology
(June 10-13, 2013) ACE Conference Center, Lafayette, PA...Read more.

North American Manufacturing Research Conference
(June 10-14, 2013) Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, Wisconsin... Read more.

Expo Pack Mexico 2013
(June 18-21, 2013) Centro Banamex, Mexico City... Read more.


Featured Event (advertisement)

Powder Metal Gears Featured at Global Conference in Chicago.
PowderMet 2013 The 2013 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials will take place June 24-27 in Chicago. The program features over 200 presentations from worldwide experts, a large industry trade exhibition and other special events including a PickPM End-User Day for industry customers. Visit for complete details... Read More.


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