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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter June 2012

Your Monthly Resource on Power Transmission and Motion Control


June 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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Hybrid Bearing Isolators—A.K.A. Labyrinth Seals—Meet Tough Demands for Sealing

by Earl Rogalski, Garlock Klozure

Hybrid Bearing Isolators Dynamic sealing technology has continued to advance in recent years, changing from off-the-shelf radial lip seal commodities to high-tech engineered products. As asset uptime and governmental requirements become more and more demanding, the need for high-quality engineered sealing solutions increases... Read more.

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NEW Cyclo Bevel Buddybox 4 (BBB4) NEW Cyclo Bevel Buddybox 4 (BBB4)
The new upgraded Cyclo Bevel Buddybox 4 (BBB4) series is a robust, state-of-the-art, mid-sized family of right angle spiral bevel speed reducers and gearmotors. This series offers a unique combination of features that results in a highly reliable, efficient and durable gearbox. The all-steel internal construction, featuring Cyclo® or planetary inputs that exceed performances of any involute input gear, and the ductile iron housing provide unmatched ruggedness. Dimensionally interchangeable with the Cyclo® BBB3 series, the newly redesigned BBB4 series has been optimized for increased power ratings over the previous generations.

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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.

SMMA Spring Event Garners Rave Reviews
The SMMA 2012 Spring Management Conference in early May included speakers on a variety of industry related topics; ample time for networking; and sponsorships, a new opportunity for companies to contribute to conference activities...Read more.

ABB Releases Energy Savings Estimates
ABB has released its annual estimate of the savings achieved by its installed base of drives. About 310 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of electric power was saved by ABB drives in 2011, an increase of 19 percent compared with the previous year. Electric drives are used to regulate the speed and power consumption of electric motors...Read more.

Vacon Drives Save Energy
Global AC manufacturer Vacon estimates that its products helped save approximately 44 TWh of energy in 2011. The energy savings helped reduce the carbon dioxide emissions considerably. Also, the amount of energy produced from renewable energy sources with Vacon's AC drives was approximately 18 TWh... Read more.

Stafford Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Stafford Manufacturing Corp., a manufacturer of shaft collars, couplings, and specialized mechanical drive and structural components, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification for their quality management system...Read more.

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IMTS 2012 IMTS 2012: Everything You Need to Succeed
IMTS 2012 is an unmatched resource for Power Transmission Engineers—from the design software to the machine tools to the quality systems—it's all at IMTS—in one place at one time. IMTS 2012 will provide you with the resources you need to produce more efficient drive systems. IMTS, the International Manufacturing Technology Show—is the largest display of global manufacturing technology in the Western Hemisphere. You'll find solutions you need from more than 1,100 exhibitors—the best the world has to offer. Breakthroughs are everywhere on the show floor. Be there!

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