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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter September 2016 Edition

Motor Madness with George Holling

Are We Open to Change?

George Holling

Today I want to follow up on a discussion of an often debated topic: do you want a custom motor or should you buy a standard (stock) motor?
The reasons to purchase a stock motor are simple and convincing, e.g.: stock motors are built in large quantities which means they are typically lower cost than a custom motor; and stock motors are inventoried, which means you can get them quickly without the need to carry a large inventory in-house. Lastly, there may be multiple manufacturers that produce the identical frame motor, which results in competition and a secured supply chain. All these factors translate into cost savings and risk reduction.

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New Servo Gear Heads

Diequa introduces their new Sesame line of planetary servo gear heads which offers an extensive range of inline and right angle designs for motion control applications. With 4 different precision levels to satisfy different dynamic requirements and price points, we have the optimal solution to meet your needs.

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Auto Lubrication System

Flexxpump, a high performance system to automatically lubricate racks and pinions, open gearing, linear guideways, ballscrews, & chain drives is available from Andantex. Available in two sizes 400/500 and 1500/2000, Flexxpump delivers grease or oil to the item being lubricated through a piston pump with programmable frequency and delivery rate.

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You will notice when it’s too late

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Latest News

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

Baumer Invests in New Development and Logistics Center
The sensor specialist Baumer is investing in its future with a new building in Stockach on Lake Constance (near to Constance) in Southern Germany. Read more.

TB Wood's Offers Belted Drive Online Selection Tool
TB Wood’s has recently introduced more enhancements to their popular online Belted Drive Selection Program at the website below. Read more.

MakingChips Presents Manufacturing Leadership Series During IMTS
The Make & Elevate Manufacturing Leadership Series will take place September 12-14 to coincide with IMTS (International Manufacturing & Technology Show). Read more.

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