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Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter December 2011

Your Monthly Resource on Power Transmission and Motion Control


December 2011

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Motors Serving Many Masters

IPM Servo Motors Attracting Wider Acceptance

by Jack McGuinn, Senior Editor

Motors that Serve Many Masters

Senior editor Jack McGuinn gets the lowdown on current servomotor technology and market trends from leading industry suppliers. Read more.

photo courtesy Baldor


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How to Specify Intelligent Servo Motors How to Specify Intelligent Servo Motors
With the wide variety of possible functions that can be implemented into servo drives today, thanks to advanced technology, many servo motor manufacturers are tempted to pack them all into one "full-featured" product. But, is a "full-featured" product designed to satisfy the widest possible user audience the right choice for cost-conscious OEMs? The downside to this is that one could end up paying significantly higher prices compared to the servo drive that they actually need for a particular application. This new Dunkermotor white paper asks, "Why pay for more than you need?" and provides the answers design engineers are seeking.


Servomotor Articles—Editors' Picks

Do you need to stay up-to-date on the latest technical aspects of servomotor design and specification? PTE's article archive provides a great resource. Here are some of our editors' picks for articles about servomotors.


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Gear Technology Gear Technology
Do you use, make, buy or just need to know more about gears, gear drives or other geared components? If so, then Gear Technology is the magazine designed specifically for you. Gear Technology is filled with the highest quality technical articles related to gears, from design through manufacturing, processing and use.

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Product Updates

You can always find the latest in power transmission and motion control technology at Here are some examples of new products that have been posted recently.

ITAMCO Adds Large Grinder to its High-Performance Gear Capabilities
Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) has integrated a Niles ZP 40 gear grinder into its gearing capabilities...Read more.

AutomationDirect Updates Switches
AutomationDirect's line of Stride Ethernet products now includes industrial-grade managed Ethernet switches, designed with redundant power inputs with surge and spike protection and auto-crossover...Read more.

Galil Releases New Motion Controller
Galil Motion Control recently released the DMC-300xx Pocket Motion Controller Series, their latest generation, single-axis Ethernet motion controller. It combines a high performance motion controller and a 800 W sine drive in a low cost, compact 3.9 in. x 5.0 in. x 1.5 in. package... Read more.

Zero-Max Gear Drives Provide Directional Motion Change
Motion system designers looking for a smooth operating, quiet right angle gear drive might consider Zero-Max Crown gear drives. They feature heat treated AGMA Class 10 spiral bevel gears and non-magnetic stainless steel shafts...Read more.

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