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1 Product News (Fall 2007)

Latest Product News

2 Product News (February 2017)

The complete Product News section from the February 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

3 Product News (February 2010)

The complete Product News section from the February 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

4 Industry News (August 2013)

The complete Industry News section from the August 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

5 Product News (March 2014)

The complete Product News section from the March 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

6 Product News (April 2011)

The complete Product News section from the April 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

7 Product News (August 2011)

The complete Product News section from the August 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

8 Product News (December 2012)

The complete Product News section from the December 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

9 Product News (September 2016)

News about recent products in the Industry

10 PT Extras (April 2013)

The latest power transmission videos, articles and updates from online.

11 Product News (December 2016)

News about the most recent products to hit the market.

12 Industry News (October 2014)

PERSONNEL CHANGES AND EXPANSION HIGHLIGHT CICERO, ILLINOIS GEAR MANUFACTURER

13 Product News (February 2016)

Latest information about upcoming products.

14 Product News (March 2017)

The complete Product News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

15 Product News (September 2018)

The complete Product News section from the September 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

16 Product News (June 2018)

Elastic housing deformation by MESYS, plus new motors, actuators, gear drives and more.

17 A Mechanical Healthcare Plan (June 2018)

Motor Operation Gets Big Boost from Smart Technology (Here's How to Take Advantage)

18 Purchasing Efficiency (September 2018)

You may have noticed a lot of merger and acquisition activity lately in the power transmission industry. What does it mean?

19 12 Current Trends in Motion Control (March 2018)

Smart Factory solutions hint at machine design potential in 2018.

20 MediaMation Utilizes Digitization and Pneumatics to Alter Theater Experience (August 2017)

"For your safety, please keep your hands, arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times."

21 Pack Expo: The Push to Automation (August 2017)

With Pack Expo Las Vegas around the corner, we took a look at the state of the packaging industry today to see what you can expect at the show. The answer is more automation.

22 Product News (March 2018)

The complete Product News section from the March 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

23 Pack Expo: Automation and Education (September 2018)

Ask any exhibitor at Pack Expo International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging Expo (Oct. 14-17 at McCormick Place, Chicago) why they're there, and you'll probably get the same response: end users.

24 Mechanical Motion in Tight Spaces (March 2018)

Framo Morat and Dunkermotoren Produce Drive Systems for Automatic Guided Vehicles.

25 The Automated Industrial Community (March 2018)

Hannover Messe 2018 will focus on mobility, integration and collaboration.

26 Power With Precision (February 2009)

Can direct drive technology improve your bottom line? Manufacturers relying upon drive systems in their production process have long sought ways to improve gearbox efficiency. While a gearbox-driven system has been the mainstay for manufacturers, it has also been, among other things, the source of frequent breakdowns, expensive line stoppages and increasingly costly maintenance.

27 2016 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2016)

A comprehensive directory of suppliers of gears, bearings, motors, couplings and other mechanical power transmission and motion control components.

28 Bosch Rexroth Powers Coal-Handling Equipment with Hydraulic Direct Drive (March 2014)

EECV in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, keeps on expanding and improving. In 2013 their transhipment of coal increased and they installed a new bucket wheel reclaimer with a capacity of 3,500 tons per hour. They chose a direct-drive system from Bosch Rexroth for this big bucket wheel. The drive system consists of a Hägglunds MB 1600 motor and a DUe drive unit.

29 Why Direct Drive (March 2017)

In today's highly competitive world, the better someone understands the advantages and benefits of direct drive technology, then the more they will have an advantage in machine building, giving them an edge over their competition.

30 2017 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2017)

The 2017 Power Transmission Engineering Buyers Guide was compiled to provide you with a handy resource containing the contact information for significant suppliers of power transmission and related components.

31 2018 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2018)

Our comprehensive annual directory of suppliers puts all the mechanical components you need right at your fingertips.

32 Your Search Starts Here (December 2018)

This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more.

33 VIPS - Very Important Products and Services (December 2013)

This special advertising section features Very Important Products and Services as part of our 2013 Buyers Guide.

34 Buyers Guide 2013 A to Z (December 2013)

Complete contact information for 800 leading suppliers of mechanical power transmission components and related companies and organizations.

35 Insider's Guide to Automate 2019 and Promat (March 2019)

Automate Show Examines the Integration of Robotics, Automation and Machine Vision, while Promat explores the latest in material handling technology.

36 Product News (March 2019)

The complete Product News section from the March 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

37 Tailor-Made (August 2017)

The Role of Coupling Technology in Current Developments in Industry

38 Direct Drive Technology and its Impact on the Gearmotor Business (December 2009)

An exploration of direct drive motor trends and examples of design uses for direct drives as replacements for gear drives or belt drives.

39 Categories - Buyers Guide 2013 (December 2013)

Our comprehensive 2013 directory of mechanical power transmission components suppliers by category.

40 The Green Spin: Baldor Redefines Cooling Tower Performance (February 2011)

The Baldor Reliance RPM AC Cooling Tower Direct Drive Motor is designed exclusively for the cooling tower industry. This motor combines the technologies of the power-dense, laminated frame RPM AC motor with high performance, permanent magnet salient pole rotor designs.

41 Hannover Messe USA - What we Learned (October 2018)

IMTS 2018 had its fair share of machine tools, 3D printers and advanced robotics. Meanwhile, the East Hall — home to Hannover Messe USA — took a more systematic approach, highlighting the smart components and techniques that will be integral in developing the digital factory of the future.

42 The Brave New World of Industrial Automation (September 2016)

One of the best things about being a journalist — whether for example it be reporting on manufacturing, politics, show business, or anything else — is being paid to “go to school” and learning about any number of things that you were perhaps ignorant of at the outset.

43 Product News (December 2010)

The complete Product News section from the December 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

44 Product News (August 2010)

The complete Product News section from the August 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

45 Integrated Motion Control in Packaging Machines Delivers Value (June 2011)

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 customers’ challenges. At the forefront of these performance-driven technologies is an integrated control system—or programmable automation controller (PAC)—and latest-generation motion solutions.

46 Motion Control - Product Spotlight (August 2011)

This special product news section takes a look at the latest in motion control products.

47 Project Integration - Design Engineers Adapt to Modern Day Mechatronics (December 2011)

Though the original definition of mechatronics derived from the Yasakawa Electric Company in the late 1960s (the company won trademark rights for the term in 1973), the word has remarkably evolved.

48 Energy Strategy Makes a Difference (June 2010)

How to optimize performance and sustainable production through strategic planning, informed analysis and automation and control technology.

49 Hardware-Software Synergy Automates Power Plant Data Collection (October 2009)

Robotics and other advanced automation technology systems are viewed as a looming threat to some in the plant maintenance field. Although there is a constant battle for some workers to remain useful while machines are continuously fulfilling more roles on the plant floor, there are those who in turn have found a better use of their newly freed time.

50 Custom-Made Manufacturing (June 2008)

Sound business model increases opportunities for Misumi USA Inc.

51 Product News (June 2008)

The complete product news section from the June 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

52 Product News (October 2008)

The complete product news section from the October 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering (PTE).

53 Product News (December 2008)

The complete product news section from the December 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

54 Product News (April 2009)

The complete Product News section from the April 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering magazine.

55 Drive and Motor Basics (October 2013)

A discussion of the basics in DC drives, DC motors, AC drives, AC motors and synchronous motors.

56 Product News (December 2013)

The complete Product News section from the December 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

57 Industry News (September 2016)

Latest News from around the Industry

58 IMTS 2016 Booth Preview (August 2016)

A nose-in-the-tent peek at the booths featuring mechanical motion components.

59 Industry News (December 2016)

News from around the industry.

60 Saving Time with Auto-Tuning Drives (March 2017)

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.

61 Automate 2017 Highlights Solution Providers and Integrators (March 2017)

Automate 2017 (April 3-6) will showcase the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions, from traditional industrial applications to cutting edge new technologies.

62 Modular Control Systems for Wind Energy (August 2016)

For a 5-megawatt wind turbine prototype, aerodyn employs the latest control and software technologies, including a comprehensive PC-based control solution and the new modular TwinCAT Wind Framework. The TwinCAT Wind Framework features the latest software engineering and Big Data applications to extend current Industry 4.0 concepts to the wind energy industry. The modular software supports, for example, the direct provision of sensor data to the operator’s database, and in general enables the easy adaption of the wind turbine operation management to future requirements.

63 Industry News (March 2016)

News from around the industry

64 Wall to Wall Technology (August 2014)

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.

65 Industry News (February 2015)

News from around the Industry

66 Product News (February 2015)

News from around the Industry

67 Industry News (February 2016)

Latest news from around the Industry

68 Industry News (June 2017)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

News Items About Automation Direct

1 Automation Direct’s New Temperature Controllers Offer Dual Output Control (August 6, 2007)
Automation Direct introduced the new SOLO process/temperature controller line with 22 different models.Available in four standard DIN siz...

2 Automation Direct Releases Sensor Series (May 23, 2011)
Automation Direct's offering of industrial sensors now includes two series of low-cost high-performance sensors. The FB series M18 pl...

3 Automation Direct Expands Line of Option Modules (June 15, 2007)
  AutomationDirect has extended its line of DirectLOGIC option modules to include 16-bit high-resolution analog modules designed for the ...

4 Automation Direct Adds Manual Motor Controllers/Disconnects (November 2, 2010)
The Bryant line of manual motor controllers (MMC) now available through AutomationDirect is UL listed as "suitable as motor disconne...

5 Automation Direct Expands SureStep Line (October 8, 2012)
AutomationDirect has expanded the line of SureStep motion control products. Stepping motors in standard NEMA sizes (17, 23, & 34) now...