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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter May 2016 Edition

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Hash Mobile Creates Innovative Tech Improvements with Mobility Tools

They came from companies like SKF, Metso and Emerson with a mission to make the workday simpler and more effective. Robin Ottenfelt, founder, Hash Mobile, said the emphasis was on a total user experience where hardware and software tools were integrated and old manufacturing practices were improved upon. “The idea was to combine mobile and cloud solutions with the knowledge and experience from real industrial conditions to deliver innovative manufacturing technology,” Ottenfelt said.

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Motor Matters with George Holling

The Reluctance Force We Are Reluctant to Use

Almost daily I’m asked about the switched reluctance motor (SRM) — a motor that was invented more than 100 years ago. But only in the 1980s did it come back into focus, due to the work of Dr. Peter Lawrence, and especially Prof. Tim Miller.

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Smallest Precision Cycloidal In The World

DieQua's Spinea Twin Spin is offered in 4 sizes between 50 mm and 80 mm in diameter, in addition to 6 larger models. Zero backlash along with high torsional rigidity and tilting capacities provide compact motion control unavailable from other designs. Torque density is up to triple that of typical flex spline alternatives...

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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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Auto Lubrication System

Flexxpump, a high performance system to automatically lubricate racks and pinions, open gearing, linear guideways, ballscrews, & chain drives is available from Andantex. Available in two sizes 400/500 and 1500/2000, Flexxpump delivers grease or oil to the item being lubricated through a piston pump with programmable frequency and delivery rate.

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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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TUGear (TAIWAN UNITED GEAR) - Leading gear company in Taiwan.

50 years in design and manufacturing. Latest facility (LIEBHERR, GLEASON-PFAUTER, REISHAUER, HOFLER, KLINGELNBERG) – high precision and low prices. TUGear has kept its promises to clients and established lasting relationships built on trust. In an increasingly competitive market, TUGear will prove to become your most reliable business partner.

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Get the Motion you Need in any Engineering Project

QA1 spherical bearings are in stock and ready to ship! Precision, economy, carbon, stainless, inch, metric, PTFE lined, high misalignment, fractured race (GEZ) and custom sizes available with unmatched quality and technical support.

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Latest News

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

Gearbox Express Opens 75,000-Square-Foot Wisconsin Facility
"This is exciting news," said Tom Kiernan, of AWEA. "Two-thirds of the value of an American wind farm is made-in-the-USA. A robust U.S. supply chain, in particular a thriving operations and maintenance sector, will be critical to quadrupling American wind power to 20 percent of the grid by 2030, and saving consumers money while doing it. Read more.

Robotics Market Opens Strong in 2016
A total of 7,406 robots valued at approximately $402 million were ordered from North American companies during the first quarter of 2016. The number of units ordered in the first three months of 2016 is a new record among opening quarters, growing seven percent over the same period in 2015. Order revenue, however, decreased by eight percent in the first quarter. Robot shipments also set a new opening quarter record, with 7,125 robots valued at $448 million being shipped to North American customers. This represents growth of two percent in units and 21 percent in dollars over the same quarter of last year.Read more.

Obama and Merkel Visit Lapp Group at Hannover Messe 2016
The Lapp Group recently received a visit from President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the company's 2016 Hannover Messe trade fair booth. President Obama and Chancellor Merkel learned about the latest technology innovations from Lapp, which is a family-owned wire and cable manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in Florham Park, N.J.Read more.

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