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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter June 2014 Edition

Back to Basics - The Step Motor

The Step Motor - Step motors come in many sizes and shapes. But they all share one item in common - each step motor type moves in discrete-degree steps. They react to a series of voltage pulses supplied by their basic controller, known as an "indexer." The step motor was the first to accept digital pulses, then move or rotate a prescribed amount without any feedback device. All step motors are position devices without the need to use any feedback devices. They operate primarily in an open-loop control scheme.

IMTS 2014 - Come together. Leave informed.

Where else can you meet the minds that are moving manufacturing forward? Nowhere but IMTS 2014. It's happening Sept. 8-13 at McCormick Place Chicago. Early bird pricing closes August 8, so register today at IMTS.com.

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Need Custom Bearings with Expedited Lead Times?

No problem! Let the experts at Napoleon Engineering Services address your toughest custom bearing manufacturing challenges. We offer specialty ring materials, rolling elements, coatings and cages. Custom bearings are available with some of the industry's most competitive lead times. ISO9001 and AS9100C certified...

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Is the 10,000 Hour Rule a Myth?

Gear Technology blogger Chuck Schultz ponders whether 10,000 hours of practice makes you a master of anything, and, more importantly, whether it was worth the effort. Join Chuck as he discusses various topics related to gears, engineering and manufacturing on the Gear Technology blog. Comments and contributions are welcome...

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Latest News

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

CSIA Points to Upswing in Automation Industry
As U.S. manufacturing recorded the greatest monthly increase so far in 2014, a recent survey involving members of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) also points to an upswing in the automation industry. According to the J.P. Morgan/CSIA System Integrator Survey, the automation industry is experiencing a "steady lift" entering the second quarter..Read more.

QA1 Hires Industrial Sales Manager
QA1 is excited to announce the recent addition of Mike McVeigh, who joins the QA1 team as the industrial sales manager. Within this role, McVeigh will develop and execute sales plans to increase market share, develop and maintain relationships with key distributors and OEMs, identify and pursue opportunities that support QA1's complete portfolio offering and work on new product ideas and marketing strategies...Read more.

Baldor Electric Promotes Burdeshaw
Baldor Electric Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Galen Burdeshaw to power transmission components engineering manager. In this role, he will be responsible for all Dodge- and Maska-branded, power transmission product-related engineering and will directly manage the product development team in Greenville, South Carolina... Read more.

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