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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter May 2016 Edition

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Mobility for Tomorrow

CTI Symposium USA Examines Global Transmission Market

It began with the dinosaurs. There was a PowerPoint presentation with images of the T-Rex, the stegosaurus and the brontosaurus. For a moment, I wasn’t sure I was in the right hall, conference or industry. Dr. Ryozo Hiraku, alliance general manager at Nissan Motor Company, was there on stage, but he was talking about dinosaurs. Dr. Hiraku told the audience that dinosaurs had to change in order to survive. “Dinosaurs grew wings and became birds,” he said. “They evolved.”

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The Evolution of Connectivity

SKF Helps Change the Way We Work and Interact in Manufacturing Today

Mark Hinckley, director, strategic projects, SKF, used to carry a very large work bag to manufacturing sites. This included his laptop, a bulky battery pack and a couple of physical SKF product catalogs. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, we all had work bags that looked like this. We stuffed our bagged lunches between file folders, notepads and various books. Our shoulders hurt, our backs were sore and our designer work bags took a beating right down to their deep hidden pockets.

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DRP+ Planetary Gearboxes

DRP+ Planetary Gearboxes are the dedicated solution to ZERO-BACKLASH rack & pinion and rotary table drive applications. Two planetary reducers mounted in parallel inside of super rigid universal housing. Two integral output pinions engage the rack to allow system preloading and maximize the stiffness on rack.

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Quality. Expertise. Unmatched Selection.

QA1 is a global provider of rod ends, spherical bearings, ball joint assemblies and related products. With over 6,500 SKUs, QA1 has a deep and broad selection of rod ends, spherical bearings and more from which to choose. ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

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Worm Reducer Input Flexibility Allows Worldwide Usage

When shipping your machines around the world, or using a servo motor instead of standard AC, you typically need a different gearbox for each application. Not with the Varvel from DieQua. This video shows how the exact same worm speed reducer can accommodate NEMA, IEC and servo motors.

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We Are Prepared

Jason is a Sr. Manufacturing Engineer at GM Powertrain is ready for IMTS. “Every time I have attended IMTS, I’ve been blown away by the innovation and technology the show brings together.”

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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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Sprint Electric Presents Range of Digital DC Drives

Sprint Electric presents its extended range of digital DC drives up to 2,250 amps. The drives of the PLX range are ideal for controlling DC motors used in heavy industry applications such as metalworking, steel mills, mining or the cement, rubber and plastics industries.

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Latest News

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

IHS Reports Motion Control Growth Tied to Global Machinery Production
Following a sound 8.4 percent revenue growth in 2014, the global market for motion control hardware suffered strong headwinds and declined by 10.6 percent in 2015, with estimated $10.4 billion revenues, according to the latest research from the IHS Motion Controls Intelligence Service. Read more.

Baldor Electric Achieves Safety Milestone
Baldor Electric Company's gearbox manufacturing plant located in Belton, South Carolina, recently completed 18 years without a lost time accident, and the employees have worked one year without any recordable accidents. Recently the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation recognized the facility as a 2016 Palmetto Shining Star recipient for achieving 1 million or more safe work hours without a lost-time injury. Read more.

David Brown and Santasalo Merge to Serve Growing Gear Customer Base
David Brown and Santasalo merged on June 1st to create David Brown Santasalo. With more than 1,000 employees, seven major manufacturing plants and 23 service centers across six continents, the business is ideally equipped to serve its growing customer base in commodities, marine, defense, power, industrial and consumer end markets. Read more.

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