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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter August 2013

Your Monthly Resource on Mechanical Power Transmission


August 2013

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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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.

NFPA Offers Fluid Power Data
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for June 2013 decreased 7.7% compared to June 2012...Read more.

Motion Control Shipments Fell in First Half 2013
Global shipments for motion control products fell by 6.8% in the first half of 2013, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control Association (MCA), the industry's trade group...Read more.

Schafer Appoints Gear Unit Manager
Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Industries, has announced the appointment of Thomas L. Troyan as manager of the company's Gear Unit where he is responsible for three plant locations including managing customer and supplier relations... Read more.


Motion Control 2013 Motion Control 2013 is a conference and pavilion at WESTEC 2013. The conference is focused on the latest trends and advancements in the design and operation of motion control systems and power electronics for manufacturing and industrial applications.

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Industry News

Micronor Celebrates 10 Years
Micronor is pleased to announce its 10th year in business together with 10 years of fiber optic sensor innovation. Since 2003, Micronor has established itself as a position sensor innovator and a commercial manufacturer of fiber optic absolute and incremental encoders...Read more.

Sumitomo and Hansen Finalize Merger
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia recently announced today that the company has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Hansen Industrial Transmissions Inc. (HNA), a leading provider in large size industrial gear drives, effective August 5, 2013...Read more.

AutomationDirect and the Boy Scouts Launch New Merit Badge has teamed up with the Boy Scouts of America to inform and inspire the nation's youth about programming. The 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree was held in mid-July at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in the mountains of West Virginia... Read more.

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