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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter November 2014 Edition

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Made in China: A GM Engineer's First-Hand Perspective on the Chinese Roller Bearing Industry
Believe me when I tell you that — as a domestic automotive engineer — I bleed U.S. manufacturing. I have never lived more than 50 miles from Detroit,

Servo Technology - Centralized or Decentralized
Which architecture type delivers the best technical and commercial advantages ?

Electric Vehicles Need Quieter Gears
For Mark Findlay of UK specialist driveline consultancy Drive System Design, reducing gear noise to suit the low noise levels in an electric vehicle cabin has meant throwing away the rule book.

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NSK Asset Improvement Program (AIP)

A well-proven, value-added program combining your business’ knowledge of processes and problems, with the expertise and innovation of NSK. We find the potential savings available and ensure they’re achieved. Our solutions are measurable in terms of lowered costs, increased efficiencies and reduced downtime which results in increased profitability for your facility...

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Shaftloc® Out-Performs Keyways and Screws

Mount mechanical components onto a shaft in seconds. Shaftloc® is a two-piece keyless fastener that due to its asymmetric thread geometry produces a large radial clamping force when the nut is tightened. These fasteners are vibration resistant and offer infinite radial and axial adjustments. Learn more at Stock Drive Products...

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Extended Bolt Calculation in KISSsoft

Neugart USA has designed its new HLAE gearbox from the ground up for use in food processing, pharmaceutical and other industries with stringent manufacturing hygiene standardsIn the bolt calculation according to VDI 2230 (module SPK), additional strength classes for nuts have been implemented in KISSsoft. Also new is the feature that stress can now be calculated either with a reduced torsional stress level or with none at all...

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Latest News

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


Fluid Power Industry Stats Show Continued Growth
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for September 2014 inc..The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for August 2014 increased 4.0% compared to August 2013, and decreased 4.7% when compared to last month. Industrial hydraulic and pneumatic shipments increased, while mobile hydraulic shipments decreased in August 2014 when compared to August 2013....Read more.

Quality Transmission Components Rebranded as QTC Metric Gears
Designatronics, Inc., a provider of complete mechatronic engineered solutions and services to the aerospace and defense, robotics, packaging, medical, and oil and gas markets announced the change in name and look applied to one of its brands, QTC Metric Gears..Read more.

Santasalo Receives On-Time Award from Valmet
In October 2014, gear manufacturing company Santasalo received the award for "Most On-Time Delivery" at the Valmet Supplier Day in Helsinki, Finland... Read more.

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