After 15 Years in Print and 25 Years Online, the Power Transmission Engineering Brand is Stronger than Ever This issue marks the 15th anniversary of the launching of Power Transmission Engineering as a print magazine. Happy birthday, us! We created this magazine to provide a technical and informational resource on gearboxes, bearings, couplings and other mechanical power transmission components.
A flagship coupling in the Huco range, the Oldham solves the problem of side forces due to misalignment. Misalignment couplings that bend or flex do cause some side loading on bearings and shafts as the coupling tries to spring back. Of course, over prolonged use this can result in rapid deterioration of bearings, extra load on the motor, and eventual coupling fatigue.
Manufacturing is facing constant challenges stemming from labor shortages and disrupted supply chains to productivity declines and the high replacement and maintenance costs of legacy equipment. Trends today include equipment upgrades, e-commerce, a push for more robotics and automation and faster software and IIoT solutions.
Automate 2022 takes place June 6 – 9, 2022 at the Huntington Place Convention Center in Detroit, Michigan to discuss the latest trends and emerging technologies in areas like robotics, automation, mechatronics and motion control.
As well as evaluation of profile, helix and pitch deviations, harmonic analysis of measured 2D trace data is routinely used by some industries to control gear noise and characterize machine tool performance. Evaluation of 3D surface measurement data has not been investigated.
SKF has developed a new range of adjustable chocks with higher load capacity and an increased adjustment range. The chocks can be used in many industries, including food and beverage, pulp and paper, rail, marine, offshore, agriculture and power generation. They are typically found in equipment such as gas, diesel and LNG engines, generators, compressors, electric motors and gearboxes.
Couplings from JW Winco transmit rotary motions and torques from shaft to shaft. They also even out tolerances and mechanical deflection that would otherwise result in damage to drive or measurement configurations.
Rollon has updated its Smart System lineup of belt-driven linear actuators with a rugged new design that supports heavy loads and ensures low maintenance operation in automated manufacturing, packaging machines and food and beverage equipment.
Southern Gear has added two rebuilt Gleason No. 102 Generators to its production capabilities to meet growing demand for smaller, high-precision straight bevel gears produced with the Coniflex process.
Heidenhain Education Support Program (HESP) promises to bring the latest advancements on the shop floor to current classrooms of vocational training centers, universities, and corporate trainee programs.
Toni has mastered the art of mixing cocktails — swirling high-proof liquor through the air and elegantly swinging the shaker. Unlike most bartenders, Toni is mounted on the counter and boasts two mechanical arms (KUKA KR Agilus robots). This fully automated robotic bartender — from Italian company Makr Shakr— serves fresh drinks via an app.