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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter May 2015 Edition

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Norm's Back

Howdy Folks,

My apologies, I have been AWOL for a little while. Things can start to get a little sketchy around the PG as peak driving season ramps up.

I was recently approached for the 9000th time (at least) about fitting tapered bearing cups into bearing caps, which was my inspiration for this week’s post.

Read my latest Post Bearing Cap Pinch. Also check out my other Posts while you are there!



VFD-driven Motors Need Bearing Protection

Variable frequency drives produce voltages on the shafts of motors they drive. Shaft voltages can discharge through motor bearings, causing damage and leading to premature failure. Learn how to protect against electrical bearing damage with the free AEGIS® Bearing Protection Best Practices Handbook.

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QA1 Staked & Quick Disconnect Ball Joint Linkages

QA1 has added two new styles of ball joint assemblies for OEM and aftermarket applications. With a quick connect/disconnect ball joint linkage, the stud comes out quickly for ease of assembly and disassembly, while the staked ball joint assembly includes a rubber grommet to keep out dirt and other contaminants.

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Hydraulic Sealing Experts. Custom-designed Solutions.

Hydraulic applications depend on strong hydraulic seals. Our custom-shaped seals come in a wide variety of materials to meet your exact specifications. With a choice of manufacturing technologies, we can produce your custom parts efficiently and effectively.
Download our Hydraulic Master Class eBook to learn more from our expert engineers.


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Complimentary White Paper on the Basics of Bellows Couplings

Over the past few years the metal bellows has been employed in an increasing number of critical machine drive applications. Its unique characteristics can help optimize positioning accuracy, balance, service life, and system stability. In this paper we explore where they came from, why they're used, and other best practices...

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Applimotion Introduces Custom Direct Drive Motor Assemblies Using UTS Frameless Motor Kits

For years OEM customers have routinely designed Applimotion motor kits into direct drive systems unique to their process. MicroE has a history of supplying precision encoders to the same customer set offering both high accuracy and high resolution in one tight low profile package. Combining both technologies in one assembly offers the best solution for your precision low profile applications.

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Haydon Kerk Introduces PBL4850E Brushless Motor IDEA DriveTM

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions recently announced the latest addition to its IDEA drive line of motor controllers: the PBL4850E programmable 3-phase brushless motor drive. With the PBL 4850E, Haydon Kerk replicates the functionality of stepper-based drives for its brushless counterparts as the two drive types now share a common graphical user interface.

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Latest News

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


Bauer Opens Flagship Production Facilities to Halve Lead Time
Bauer recently opened a new production facility at the company headquarters in Esslingen. Read more.

Dr. Stefan Spindler Named New CEO Industrial at Schaeffler AG
The Supervisory Board of Schaeffler AG recently appointed Dr. Stefan Spindler as member of the board of managing directors at Schaeffler AG as of May 1.Read more.

Bosch Rexroth Offers Electric Drives and Controls Training Courses
Bosch Rexroth is now offering hands-on training courses for electric drive and control topics to help machine manufacturers and operators use Rexroth components and systems.Read more.

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