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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter June 2012

Your Monthly Resource on Power Transmission and Motion Control


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Mechatronics: By Definition—The Future of Engineering?

by Jack McGuinn, Senior Editor

mechatronics What's in a name? If the name is "mechatronics"—plenty. A combination of "mecha" from "mechanism" and "tronics" from "electronics"—get it?—mechatronics is an established, major player in the semiconductor, medical device, consumer electronic, automotive and many other high-tech manufacturing endeavors. In some quarters it is nothing less than "the future of engineering." ... Read more.


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.

SKF Awarded Bearing Contract in Las Vegas
SKF has been awarded the contract to supply the two giant main bearings and related technologies for Caesars Entertainment Corporation's Las Vegas High Roller observation wheel expected to soar at the heart of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip in late 2013...Read more.

United Technologies Acquires Goodrich Corporation
United Technologies Corp. has announced it has completed its acquisition of Goodrich Corporation, marking a major milestone for the company and strengthening its position in the commercial aerospace industry. Goodrich will be combined with Hamilton Sundstrand to create the new UTC Aerospace Systems business unit, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C...Read more.

Parker Powers Brammo's New Electric Race Bike
Parker's Electromechanical Automaton Division, a supplier of PMAC motors, is proud to announce that its GVM series traction motor propelled the latest all-electric superbike built by Brammo Inc., a 100 percent clean-technology company, to more than 133 mph... Read more.

North American Robotics Industry Shines in 2nd Quarter
North American robotics companies sold more industrial robots in the second quarter of 2012 than any previous quarter in history, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group. A total of 5,556 robots valued at $403.1 million were sold to North American companies...Read more.

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