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It's a fact that drive systems wouldn't function properly or efficiently without couplings. They quietly go about their business of transferring motion from one drive element to the next. In the PT market today, couplings have the unique challenge of satisfying a variety of customer needs including tighter tolerances, higher speeds and a more versatile selection process.
âœ[Motion, Drive & Automation] at Hannover Messe is the place where the future is determined.â
The Latest Clutch & Brake Technology Looks at Reliability, Cost and Design Specifications.
New products within the Industry
Wichita Clutch helps drive storm simulator at the University of Florida.
With the addition of Industrial Automation North America (IANA) as well as Motion, Drive & Automation North America(MDA NA), IMTS 2014 has greatly expanded its range of manufacturing technology services. These co-located shows complement the metalworking solutions found at IMTS by bringing in key suppliers from around the world.
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The complete Product News section from the August 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering
A nose-in-the-tent peek at the booths featuring mechanical motion components.
News about the latest Products from the Industry
The complete Product News section from the December 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the August 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering
The complete Product News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Smart actuators bring big benefits to utility and other off-highway vehicles
This article describes a series of tests that can be performed by the average user, with little experience, and without sophisticated measuring instruments, to quickly determine the most important performance characteristics of linear motion systems.
John Morehead, national sales manager of Crouzet Motors (Vista, CA), was bunkered down in his office in Palatine, IL surrounded at all points by ankle-deep snow from an unfortunately terrible Chicagoâ™s winter night.
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What was once targeted specifically toward the machine tool and metalworking industries, IMTS 2014 in Chicago spent a great deal of time and resources on automation, controls, mechanical components, self-diagnostics and an increase in productivity on the shop floor.
Take a look at some of the latest videos posted on powertransmission.com, plus the most recent updates to our online buyers guide.
The complete Industry News section from the August 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
A reader asks for clarification on last issue's Ask the Expert column about ball screw sizing.
The ball screw drive is an assembly that converts rotary motion to linear motion and vice versa. The ball screw drive consists of a ball screw and a ball nut with recirculating ball bearings...
Maximizing packaging machine productivity and performance is imperative to success and is driving OEMs to adopt and invest in the latest technologies that can meet their customersâ™ challenges. At the forefront of these performance-driven technologies is an integrated control system—or programmable automation controller (PAC)—and latest-generation motion solutions.
Motion systems bring award-winning and energy-optimizing âœSmart Houseâ to life.
The complete Product News section from the August 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
This Q&A session with various experts at Thomson Linear Systems covers linear slides & stages, clutches & brakes, bearings and actuators.
This special product news section takes a look at the latest in motion control products.
How to select a guide wheel with the properties best-suited for a given application to create a system that reduces design costs and engineering changes, and lowers warranty, assembly, installation and mounting costs.
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Beverage industry conveyor pours on advantages in distribution center. Case study describes the new conveying systems at Motion Industries Canada.
Motion control systems engineers work chiefly in two well-defined areas: 1) new designs and 2) redesigns or retrofits. This article examines the best approach for each option.
The complete Industry News section from the October 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
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As the old adage goes, "There is more than one way to skin a cat." In the early stages of any project, system designers are faced with choices; whether they are designing a new application or retrofitting an old one, they need to determine what is the most efficient, economical and practical way of completing the task at hand. Though there are usually at least two viable means to accomplish the task, the first step is always to review and weigh the merits of each option.
This is an article about motors - preventive motor maintenance, actually. And something else - mechatronics. In today's high-tech manufacturing and industrial use environments, it is near impossible to talk about equally complex motor maintenance and repair-or-replace protocols without it.
"For your safety, please keep your hands, arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times."
Schaeffler invests in North America, plus other news from around the industry.
Automated production of large objects such as auto body prototypes, boat hulls and surfboards traditionally requires computerized numerical control (CNC) systems costing nearly a million dollars. Thomson Cuts Costs and Production Time for Autoscale Inc.
The latest new hires and corporate announcements from around the industry.
The technology continues to evolve in chain- and belt-driven systems
Smart Factory solutions hint at machine design potential in 2018.
The future of motion control is connectivity. Read this issue to learn why.
The latest tools and techologies in power transmission, motion control and related components.
Motor technology thrives in aerospace/defense applications.
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Ball screw assemblies are key to this patent-pending oilfield corrosion prevention solution.
The complete Industry News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
A machine called Sub1 Reloaded solved a Rubik's Cube in 637 thousandths of a second in Munich.
Mechanical guiding systems, such as crossedroller bearings, work well for most motion control applications; however, when precision, angular repeatability, and geometric performance (runout, straightness) are critical or where submicron bearing rumble is problematic, air bearings are recommended. An air-bearing stage is a rotary or linear positioner that floats on a cushion of air, using one of several preload mechanisms, nearly eliminating mechanical contact and thus wear, friction, and hysteresis effects. Here are eight reasons why an air-bearing stage might be the right choice for your application:
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The complete product news section from the August 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Global economic demand remains solid - even if you couldn't tell by recent third-quarter results and despite all efforts by U.S. politicians of both political parties. Let's go through what happened and what is coming.
The complete Product News section from the December 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Industry News section from the June 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the December 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering
Global economic activity remains good -- noise about China slowing, notwithstanding -- and despite the ObamaCare debacle, non-Christmas-related consumer spending looks pretty good. Europe is still Europe and China continues to grow 7-8 percent -- even as the government seeks to clamp down on its own shadow banking system. And India remains a mess.
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The revolution goes by many names: machine-to-machine communication, smart manufacturing and the Industrial Internet, to name a few. In Europe, the prevailing term is Industry 4.0. In Germany, where that phrase was coined, the government is putting down â‚¬200 million to cultivate a lead in the industry. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that its potential economic impact will be almost $4 trillion (or more) by 2025. Enthusiastic evangelists will tell you that the Industrial Internet is the most important advance in their industries that theyâ™ve seen in their decades-long careers.
We anticipate no substantive improvement in manufacturing activity. Not in the U.S. or internationally. If anything, headwinds may have become slightly more pronounced because a U.S. â” Iran âœdealâ that everybody hates except a) the Iranian government and b) the Obama administration will result in the release of Iranian oil supply back onto the global market. Oil had rallied from about $50 to $60 over the past month (I like round numbers), but has since roundtripped. Expect further, deeper capital spending cuts in the U.S. oil sector to continue affecting demand for large capital equipment.
First quarter results confirmed our view. Capital expenditures are being slashed in the oil sector, the stronger U.S. dollar is enabling Japanese machinery competitors to gain share in the Middle East and Latin America, and lower soft commodity prices translate into a continuing North American decline in demand for farm equipment.
The complete Industry News section from the December 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the October 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the April 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the February 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete product news section from the December 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Industry News section from the December 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the February 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Industry News section from the August 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the April 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Third-quarter earnings are confirming the worst-case scenario, i.e. â” not only are energy related end markets in a downturn, but conditions continue to worsen.
Third-quarter earnings confirmed the worst-case scenario â” plunging oil prices are whacking almost the entire industrial sector. The theme is hardly new, as the pattern of our headlines has revealed over the past fifteen or so months:
The complete product news section from the October 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering (PTE).
Companies focus on customization and quality in linear motion
The complete product news section from the April 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Woodworking process gets much needed upgrade for guitar manufacturer.
Opto 22 Embeds Snap Motion Control subsystem in production equipment to control, monitor and gather operational data.
The complete Product News section from the February 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Sunnen grows product portfolio with motion control solution from Siemens.
As automation devices have grown more complex and have incorporated more plant data in their operation, there is an increased need for programming changes to continue smooth operation or improve performance. In environments requiring frequent changes, it is not uncommon for code to be lost or changes overwritten, resulting in increased downtime and decreased productivity
The complete Product News section from the February 2008 Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the August 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering
If there are two things that are in tight supply in the industry, it's time and talent. Manufacturers are always pressured to do more faster, and the industry is producing fewer experts to help them do it, so the industry's had to get crafty and find what time-cutting procedures they can.
Our âœBatten Down The Hatchesâ call proved timely as the market sold off by about (10 percent) before staging a partial recovery
Latest news from around the Industry
Automate 2017 (April 3-6) will showcase the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions, from traditional industrial applications to cutting edge new technologies.
The complete Industry News section from the June 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Controls from Quicksilver help in the design and development of medical rehabilitation equipment originally designed for returning astronauts.
Gear Expo coverage, plus a new video from Motion Industries and Rexnord.
The complete Product News section from the December 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering, featuring the latest from SKF, R+W, Brecoflex, Nexen, GÃ¼del, Renold Gears, Hansford Sensors, Ogura Industrial, Igus, Destaco, RÃ¶hm and Iwis.
The complete product news section from the April 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
News Items About Altra Industrial Motion
1 Altra Industrial Motion Breaks Ground in Changzhou, China (May 10, 2012)
Altra Industrial Motion recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new 90,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facil...
2 GKN Sells Stromag Business to Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (November 29, 2016)
GKN recently announced that it has agreed to sell its Stromag business (part of the GKN Land Systems division) to Altra Industrial Motion...
3 Hannover Messe Preview: Altra Industrial Motion (March 20, 2017)
Altra Industrial Motion will be displaying many of its brands at Hannover Messe 2017, showcasing a capability to offer premium engineerin...
4 Hannover Fair Preview: Altra Industrial Motion (April 17, 2017)
Altra Industrial Motion Corporation is offering a free Virtual Reality (VR) experience to all stand visitors at this year’s Hannove...
5 Altra Industrial Motion Offers Power Transmission Solutions for Vertical Lift Systems (April 20, 2018)
Altra Industrial Motion supplies technically advanced clutches and brakes, geared motors, speed reducers, couplings, controls and senso...