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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter August 2016 Edition

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IMTS 2016 First Look

Matthew Jaster, Senior Editor

Because the general metalworking industry can’t have all the fun in Chicago this September, here’s a quick guide to some of the relevant products and technologies for PTE readers from IMTS as well as co-located shows Motion, Drive & Automation (MDA) and Industrial Automation North America (IANA). For the full article, check out the August issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Motion, Drive & Automation North America
This event will feature technologies and solutions for the power transmission, motion control and fluid technology sectors together. Meet face-to-face with key suppliers from around the world and see first-hand the best new technology available. Here’s a quick preview:

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Are We Open to Change?

George Holling

This post will be a little different than normal as it does not address a specific technical issue but rather the industry’s “state of mind.” It was prompted by a discussion with a friend of mine in the semiconductor industry who is working with clients to change from silicon-based power devices to a new technology, i.e. — wide-bandgap devices.
My friend was complaining to me that the engineers that he works with are very focused on specific design issues when evaluating new technologies, and that he had a hard time convincing them to look at the broader picture.

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Finding Solutions at IMTS

Join the brightest minds in the industry at IMTS 2016 to learn, shop and network – we’ll change your perspective. Registration is open for nine educational conferences being hosted at IMTS. Sign up today!


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You will notice when it’s too late

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PTC ASIA (Power Transmission and Control)

Adhering to HANNOVER MESSE principal of Technology, Innovation& Service, PTC ASIA was established in China in 1991 as a leading industry exhibition in power transmission and control technologies. After 20 years of successful performance, PTC ASIA has become a premier industrial fair in Asia. This is the show you CANNOT afford to miss!

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Light Weight Reducer Gives Heavy Duty Performance

The Varvel die cast aluminum helical speed reducer from Diequa provides high reliability, superior performance and cost effective operation. They include a flexible input adapter for NEMA or IEC motors that eases mounting and reduces maintenance. 5 sizes, in 2 or 3 stages, offer torque capacity from 200 - 4,000 in-lbs. and are available with inch or metric series output shafts.

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AutomationDirect Offers Additional Proximity Sensors

AutomationDirect’s M-series cylindrical magnetic DC proximity sensors are now available in 8mm, 12 mm, and 18 mm sizes. With 10 models available, the magnetic sensors feature stainless steel shielded housings, are offered as NPN or PNP models with normally-open or normally-closed outputs, and are available with standard sensing distances of 0 to 70 mm.

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Latest News

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


Hitachi Automotive Systems Names C&U Americas Top Supplier
Top executives from C&U Americas, LLC enjoyed the best of both worlds on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI. Read more.

Kollmorgen Offers New Automation and Motion Control Catalog
Kollmorgen’s new Automation and Motion Control catalog details the features, benefits and specifications of the company’s complete range of motion control solutions including: Direct Drive motors, servo motors and drives, Safe Motion, distributed and central servo amplifiers and the complete Kollmorgen Automation Suite.Read more.

Giant Leap Technologies Receives Cooperative Award from DOE
Giant Leap Technologies (GLT) has received a two-year, $2.2 million cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.Read more.

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