September 19, 2013
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Gear Expo—Live from the Show
Ultra-Precision Injection Molding
By Randy Stott, Managing Editor
You may not have heard of them before, but Nichiei Company Ltd. of Japan is a name you might want to become familiar with if you design products that include plastic gear trains -- and maybe even if you use metal gears, says company president Yusuke Sugiura.
Sugiura has about 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing plastic gears. With customers in the automotive, office equipment and medical device fields, Nichiei specializes in molding highly precise geared parts out of the most difficult-to-work-with materials...
Fiber Optic Rotary and Linear Encoders for Power Transmission Feedback in Harsh Environments
Micronor's Fiber Optic Absolute and Incremental Encoders outperform resolvers and electronics-based encoders in a wide range of harsh environments and hazardous locations - including industrial, medical, mines, oil rigs, petrochemical plants, steel mills and electric train pantographs. The innovative passive sensor design provides immunity to EMI and lightning, ATEX inherent safety, radiation resistance, wide temperature operation and long distance transmission. Special non-metallic MRI compatible models available for extreme electromagnetic field environments. Controller module incorporates multiple built-in interfaces for maximum system compatibilty.
SKF to Aquire Kaydon Corporation
SKF and Kaydon Corporation have agreed that SKF will acquire Kaydon in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately USD 1.25 billion, including USD 95 million of net debt. The transaction will be paid through existing cash and credit lines and will be accretive to SKF earnings in year one...Read more.
SMMA Announces Small Electric Motor Grant
The Electric Motor Education & Research Foundation of SMMA -- The Motor & Motion Association will award a $15,000 grant to a university or research facility for developing pre-competitive research concepts on Achieving Improvements in Power Density while Simultaneously Increasing Efficiency in Small Electric Motors...Read more.
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in the design and operation of motion control systems and power electronics for manufacturing and industrial applications.