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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter August 2013

Your Monthly Resource on Mechanical Power Transmission


October 2013

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The Numbers are In

The latest monthly statistics on manufacturing shipments indicate a very slow growth in the most recent month-over-month periods. But we're still way behind 2012, according to the numbers...

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.

August Manufacturing Tech Orders Up Nearly Five Percent
August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $371.97 million according to the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO)program, was up 4.9 percent from July but down 18.1 percent when compared with the total of $454.19 million reported for August 2012...Read more.

NFPA Publishes Fluid Power Growth Trends
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for August 2013 decreased 8.9 percent compared to August 2012, and increased 0.3 percent compared to last month....Read more.

NTP Releases Gear Expo Numbers
National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP), recently announced notable show growth metrics for its client, the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). The association's biennial Gear Expo, held September 17-19, 2013 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, sold out the exhibition floor by attracting 219 exhibiting companies across 52,500 net square feet of exhibit space... Read more.


Andantex KRPX Rack and Pinion Drive KRPX Rack and Pinion Drive
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Industry News

Haq Joins Lafert North America
Fahad Haq, has joined Lafert NA, as the new project manager. Haq brings with him years of experience in industrial supply, motor distribution, and project management...Read more.

David Brown Wins Royal Navy Contract
David Brown has been awarded one of the first design contracts for key elements of the U.K. Royal Navy's Type 26 Global Combat Ship by BAE Systems. Under the Design Development Agreement (DDA) David Brown will create detailed designs and progress plans for the gearbox of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship...Read more.

GAM Gear Merges into GAM Enterprises
GAM, a leading manufacturer of precision gear reducers, servo couplings, linear mounting kits, and other innovative products used in automation technology announces the merger of GAM Gear, LLC into GAM Enterprises, Inc. GAM Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1990 when Gary Michalek introduced a line of servo bellows couplings to the North American machine tool market... Read more.


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