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1 Designing for Static and Dynamic Loading of a Gear Reducer Housing with FEA (February 2010)

A recent trend has been a movement to more user-friendly products in the mechanical power transmission industry. A good example of such a product is a high-horsepower, right angle, shaft-mounted drive designed to minimize installation efforts. Commonly referred to as an alignment-free type, it allows the drive package mounting to be quicker, more cost effective and require less expertise during installation. This facilitates the use of the drive in applications such as underground mining, where there is little room to maneuver parts. The most common application for the alignment-free style drive is for powering bulk material handling belt conveyors.

2 Finite Element Method Based Analysis of Planetary Gear Systems Considering Backlash and Manufacturing Deviations (June 2018)

The load carrying capacity of gear transmissions depends strongly on design, material and operation conditions. Modern analysis methods, e.g. finite element analysis (FEA), consider the above parameters with more or less sufficient accuracy. Yet it remains an ongoing challenge to account for backlash and manufacturing errors, despite a definite need to do so.

3 Electromagnetic Know-How (August 2012)

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software can be used for a variety of mechanical engineering tasks, including injection molding simulation of plastic parts, analysis of aerospace components, impact and crash analysis of automobiles and the electromagnetic analysis of motors, actuators, transformers and sensors.

4 Robots Go Where Even Heroes Fear to Tread (August 2012)

The DARPA Robotics Challenge is creating first-response robots capable of going where the danger is.

5 Rating of Asymmetric Tooth Gears (April 2016)

Asymmetric tooth gears and their rating are not described by existing gear design standards. Presented is a rating approach for asymmetric tooth gears by their bending and contact stress levels, in comparison with symmetric tooth gears, whose rating are defined by standards. This approach applies finite element analysis (FEA) for bending stress definition and the Hertzian equation for contact stress definition. It defines equivalency factors for practical asymmetric tooth gear design and rating. This paper illustrates the rating of asymmetric tooth gears with numerical examples.

6 The Reluctance Motor Springs Forth (August 2014)

There are three major types of reluctance motors: all three reluctance motors are non-permanent magnet, brushless motors. They are synchronous motors with a non-linear relationship between torque and current. The variable-reluctance step and switched-reluctance motors utilize the principle of magnetic attraction by inducing magnet poles within the soft-iron rotor, and by energizing a set of coils wound around stator teeth resident in the laminated stator. These two reluctance motors must be sequentially excited to achieve continuous, steady-state rotation. The design of all reluctance motors requires finite element analysis (FEA) software.

7 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.

8 Historic Danish Theatre Gets a Facelift (April 2009)

The Royal Danish Theatre has occupied the heart of Copenhagen for centuries and recently upgraded to a new control system featuring Sprint Electric DC drives to extend the lives of the existing motors, keeping replacement costs down. The Swedish stage design and technology company Visual Act retained most of the original motors and mechanics while providing a much-needed facelift to the stage.

9 IMTS 2016 Booth Preview (August 2016)

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

10 Worm Gear Cutting (August 2016)

I have a fairly straightforward question about a worm gear segment. But as of yet, I haven’t gotten a straight answer from any of the gear job shops I’ve approached about this job. Is there a "traditional" gear cutting method that can produce a ~180 degree enveloping worm gear segment when a feature on the back of the part will interfere with a complete rotation of the part? Or am I left with only the option of 4- or 5-axis surfacing with a CNC mill? I have presented this part to several well-known gear shops in the U.S. without a straight answer on how the part can be made. Any help you could offer would be appreciated.

11 Product News (December 2017)

The complete Product News section from the December 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering, featuring the latest from SKF, R+W, Brecoflex, Nexen, Güdel, Renold Gears, Hansford Sensors, Ogura Industrial, Igus, Destaco, Röhm and Iwis.

12 Gear Expo 2017 Showstoppers (September 2017)

This special advertising section features some of our VIP exhibitors.

13 Plastic Replacing Metal in Coupling Applications (Spring 2007)

When it comes to selecting a connecting element between a drive motor and a pump unit, engineers most often choose an elastomeric coupling because of its failure protection and its vibration damping capabilities. Elastomeric couplings, traditionally manufactured with metallic hubs, feature a rugged and robust design noted for its simplicity.

14 Counterfeit Consequences (February 2016)

Power Transmission Engineering is collaborating with the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) on a special section within the magazine. Bearing Briefs will present updated reports on bearing topics for each issue in 2016. Complimentary access to all BSA Bearing and Industry Briefs is available on the BSA website at www.bsahome.org/tools. Additionally, our new Field Notes section on page 34 will feature field reports from BSA’s Certified Bearing Specialists.

15 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.

16 PT Extras (October 2013)

Online features this issue include the PTE Buyers Guide, a new video from Groschopp, plus the latest discussions on our LinkedIn page.

17 A Mechanical Melange of Art, Movement and Memory (December 2013)

A brief history of automata, featuring Henri Maillardet's automaton at the Franklin Institute.

18 PTDA Wraps Up 2012 with Successful Industry Summit (December 2012)

The PTDA Industry Summit, held on October 18-20, 2012 in Dallas, Texas, featured more than 700 participants for two-and-a-half days of networking opportunities and good old-fashioned Texas-style fun.

19 Setting Techniques for Tapered Roller Bearings (September 2015)

Tapered roller bearings can be set at initial machine assembly to any desired axial or radial clearance. This unique feature enables a designer to control bearings to meet anticipated application operating conditions, and thereby provide optimum bearing and system performance.

20 Desktop Engineering - How to Calculate Dynamic and Static Load Ratings (February 2015)

When comparing bearing suppliers, engineers are often left with few options other than to compare dynamic load ratings and corresponding life calculations. Of course, we can look at steel and manufacturing quality; but if we are comparing sources of similar quality, those items may not provide a large contrast. It often surprises people to learn that bearing capacities are calculated values, not tested values. Lately, however, a trend is emerging for bearing suppliers to increase their ratings for higher performance bearings that have premium features such as higher quality steel and specilaized heat treatment. Bearing companies are under intense competitive pressure to make every feature add to the dynamic capacity of their bearings because it is very well understood that an increase in capacity adds to the bottom line.

21 Kicking the Can - Into February (February 2013)

Washington political dysfunction is not as bad as we feared. It is worse.

News Items About FEA

1 Slit Type Plastic Couplings Feature Low Cost Solutions (August 24, 2009)
Sterling Instrument now offers a series of slit type plastic couplings that are inexpensive, UV resistant with voltage and RF isolation. ...

2 PCB Conformal Coating Features Fast Tack-Free Cure (September 10, 2009)
Moisture-curing silicone conformal coatings are suited as protective coatings for sensitive board components in demanding environments, b...

3 Control Knobs Feature Four Standard Options for Specific Applications (October 27, 2009)
All Metric Small Parts (aMsp) announced the availability of the MMAHOFM Series of control knobs. They feature four standard configuration...

4 Inch and Metric Magnetic Disk Couplings from Sterling Instrument Feature No Wearing Parts (July 8, 2009)
Magnetic disk couplings from Sterling Instrument (ISO 9001:2000+AS9100B Registered Manufacturer) feature no friction or wearing parts, us...

5 UNILOAD Vibration Mount Catalog from AAC Features Constant Natural Frequency Mounts (CNF Type) (September 27, 2007)
A new vibration mount catalog, "UNILOAD™ Constant Natural Frequency Mounts, V105” has been released by Advanced Anti...

6 Silicone Gel Base Vibration Mounts From AAC Feature Superior Damping Performance (September 27, 2007)
A new series of double studded silicone gel vibration mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components - AAC feature superior damping perfor...

7 Double Studded Silicone Gel Vibration Mounts From AAC Feature Superior Damping Performance (September 27, 2007)
The mounts, identified as the V10Z61MTH and V10Z61MMN Series, are designed for light to medium loads of from 2 kgf to 3.5 kgf (4.4 lb. to...

8 Safety-oriented Rotary Encoders Feature Small Footprint (December 29, 2009)
Heidenhain Corporation's 1000 Series rotary encoders offer IP 64 protection, absolute position-value formation and functional safety ...

9 Digital Servo Drives feature PCB mount design (March 18, 2010)
Servo2Go.com has added PCB mounts to its broad range of digital servo drives from Advanced Motion Controls.  The DZ drives are micro...

10 Stafford Collars Incorporate Wide Range of Features (May 18, 2011)
Custom manufactured hinged shaft and pipe clamping collars that can incorporate a wide range of bore modifications, face and O.D. treatme...

11 SDP Helical Gear Drives Offer Feature Base or Panel Mount Design (August 19, 2011)
A new series of right angle helical gear drives from Stock Drive Products (SDP), an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer, feature b...

12 Econobelt Video Features Timing Belt Drives (February 22, 2011)
A new video from Econobelt features metric timing belt drives plus belt and chain tensioners from off-the-shelf stock. The video shows th...

13 Linear Drive Features High Thrust Option (January 17, 2011)
Amacoil-Uhing RG3 linear drives are now available with an extra bearing option which doubles the axial thrust capacity of the drive unit ...

14 Encoder Ready DC Motors Feature Planetary Gearboxes (July 15, 2010)
Nidal Copal's HG16 series is a RoHS compatible DC motor with planetary gearbox. The 0.63 inch OD (16 mm) DC motor has two axial lengt...

15 Motion Control Technology Featured on YouTube (September 1, 2010)
Electromate has just launched its new YouTube Channel Video Library featuring the latest in motion control technology. The channel is pop...

16 Silicone Gel Pad Vibration Isolators From AAC Feature Superior Damping Performance (September 27, 2007)
These isolators, identified as the V10Z61MSN Series, are designed for light to medium loads of from 0.5 kgf to 2 kgf (1.1 lb. to 4.4 lb.)...

17 Silicone Gel Tape & Chip Vibration Isolators From AAC Feature Superior Damping Performance (September 27, 2007)
The mounts, identified as the V10Z62MGT and V20Z62MGC Series, are designed for light to medium loads. The gel tape are stocked in 1000 mm...

18 AAC’s New Ring Type Natural Rubber Vibration and Shock Mounts Feature Lower Vertical Spring Rate (April 21, 2006)
A new series of ring-type natural rubber vibration and shock mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components features a low natural frequen...

19 New Series of Self-Clinching Press Bearings Feature Acetal or Sintered Bronze Bearings (April 30, 2006)
Two new series of press bearings from SDP/SI feature Teflon-filled acetal or oil-impregnated sintered bronze bearings. Uses include mot...

20 PKB Offers Online Chat with a Bearing Expert Feature (February 8, 2007)
Pacamor Kubar Bearings,a domestic manufacturer of miniature and instrument ball bearings, added a live chat function to its website. ...

21 Del-Tron’s Online Catalog Features 3-D Models of Linear Motion Products (April 17, 2006)
Del-Tron Precision is creating 3D models of its linear motion products available in all major computer-aided design (CAD) formats in a...

22 Steinmeyer’s New Rotary Stage Features Built-In Stepper Motor and Controller (April 14, 2006)
Steinmeyer, Inc. announced a new precision rotary positioning stage. The fully integrated and compact DT 200-SM "plug and play" rotary st...

23 New Vibration Mounts from AAC Feature Finger-Flex Ring and Bushing Isolators (April 2, 2006)
The new V10Z 4 Series of vibration mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components feature unique "Finger-Flex" isolators which are designe...

24 Warner Electric Features A-Track Linear Actuators in New Brochure (April 8, 2006)
Warner Electric published a new eight-page, full-color brochure to introduce new A-Track Series Linear Actuators, a four-model series of ...

25 High Performance Stepper Drives with Advanced Features and Control Options Available in 200 VAC Models (February 21, 2007)
Applied Motion Products’ family of STAC6 High Performance Stepper Drives are now available in 220 VAC models. According to the ...

26 High Performance Stepper Drives with Advanced Features and Control Options Available in 200VAC Models (March 2, 2007)
Applied Motion Products’ family of STAC6 High Performance Stepper Drives are now available in 220 VAC models. According to the c...

27 J.W. Winco’s Linear Actuators Feature Two Separate Threaded Shafts (August 6, 2007)
J.W. Winco's metric linear actuators have two separate threaded shafts and feature guide tubes of chrome-plated precision steel with ...

28 Portescap's Brushless Ironless DC Motors Feature Carbon Brush Communication Method (August 9, 2007)
Portescap's 25 mm brushless ironless DC motors feature a carbon brush communication method for increased efficiency in high volume ma...

29 New Magnetic Clutches and Couplings from Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument Feature Frictionless Parts (July 25, 2007)
A new series of magnetic clutches and couplings from Sterling Instrument feature no friction or wearing parts, uses no electricity and no...

30 New 512-Page Hardware Catalog from All Metric Small Parts Features 5,600 RoHS Components (July 25, 2007)
A new 512-page catalog from All Metric Small Parts features 5,600 100% RoHS compliant components. The catalog, identified as M100 fe...

31 New Handbook of Metric Drive Components Features More Than 4,000 New Products (May 29, 2007)
The process of selecting small METRIC drive components for new prototypes or for production applications became easier with the publicati...

32 New Vibration Mount Catalog V100 from AAC Features Over 1,270 Off-the-Shelf Shock and Vibration Damping Components (July 9, 2007)
Finding the right vibration mounts for your application has become easier with the publication of a new 240-page catalog "Shock and ...

33 Zero-Max ServoClass Couplings Offer Robust Design Features (October 13, 2011)
Design engineers looking to increase speeds in electronic assembly systems will find ServoClass Couplings from Zero-Max a viable design o...

34 Siemens Releases Safety Features on TIA Portal (November 7, 2011)
Siemens Industry has released Simatic STEP 7 Safety Advanced V11 option as part of its TIA (totally integrated automation) Portal, provid...

35 Portescap Miniature Motors Feature Energy Efficient Coreless Design (April 6, 2016)
Portescap introduces the new DCT range of Athlonix Brush DC motors. The 24DCT miniature motor features Portescap’s proven energy ef...

36 Tolomatic Cylinders Feature Roller Screw Option (May 2, 2016)
The Tolomatic ERD hygienic all-stainless-steel electric cylinder features a new roller screw option that increases the maximum thrust to ...

37 Miki Pulley Clutches Feature Zero-Backlash Design (November 17, 2016)
Miki Pulley is introducing its 101 Electromagnetic Actuated Clutches for direct sale to OEM’s in North America. These 101 Clutches ...

38 Miki Pulley PBZ Variable Torque Brakes Feature Magnetic Particle Brakes (December 16, 2015)
Miki Pulley has introduced their PBZ Variable Torque Brakes for direct sale to OEMs in North America. Ideal for variable torque tensionin...

39 KISSsoft Offers New Shaft Calculation Features (December 10, 2015)
The shaft strength calculation method according to AGMA 6101-E08/6001-E08 is now available, and includes both a static and dynamic proof....

40 Rexnord Autogard 820 Series Torque Limiters Improved with New Remote-Reset Feature (November 16, 2015)
Rexnord’s Autogard 820 Series Torque Limiter is now available with the option to Remote-Reset, an option that is suited to applicat...

41 JVL MIS23 QuickStep Integrated Stepper Motors Provide Host of Options and Integratable Features (December 10, 2015)
JVL’s MIS23 QuickStep motors are a series of integrated stepper motors designed to be versatile, compact and economical. Motors in ...

42 AutomationDirect Adds Features to PLC Programming Software (January 5, 2017)
AutomationDirect’s Productivity Suite PLC programming software version 2.4 provides two new software communications enhancements fo...

43 Regal Beloit Launches New Features for SealMaster Ball Bearing (February 9, 2017)
Regal Beloit Corporation has announced it has launched the Time Saving Axial Groove in Bore feature to the SealMaster Large Bore Performa...

44 Neugart Right-Angle Gearbox Features Compact and Flexible Mechanical Design (February 5, 2018)
The WPSFN from Neugart is the latest in the company’s precision right-angle planetary gearboxes. Thanks to its standard flange in...

45 Kollmorgen Features Motion Solutions at 2018 Robotics Summit & Showcase (May 24, 2018)
Attendees of the 2018 Robotics Summit & Showcase (May 23-24, in Boston, MA) are invited to visit Booth #210, where Kollmorgen will ...

46 Third Wave Systems AdvantEdge 7.4 Improves Report Generation Feature (November 28, 2017)
The next release for AdvantEdge focuses on improvements related to the reporting generation feature, data collection and additional enhan...

47 Seeq R18 Visual Analytics Software Adds Ease-of-Use Features, Additional Interface Options (September 11, 2017)
Seeq Corporation announced the release of its latest version, Seeq R18. This is the seventh release of Seeq software in just the past 18 ...

48 MDL Motor-CAD EMag 2D-FEA Module Provides Thermal and Magnetic Software (June 14, 2017)
Motor Design Ltd. (MDL) has developed a comprehensive set of software solutions for designing electric motors. The Motor-CAD EMag module ...

49 QuickSilver Controls SilverMax X34 Integrated Hybrid Servomotor Features Improved Driver Design, 3200 in-oz Torque (June 15, 2017)
QuickSilver Controls, Inc. announced the release of their High Power NEMA 34 Integrated Hybrid Servo Family. The integrated servo includ...

50 Nanotec DS16 Slotless BLDC High-Speed Motor Features Ironless Core for Low Inductance (November 11, 2015)
Nanotec is now offering the slotless BLDC motor DS16 for high-speed applications such as drills, grinders, or tattooing instruments. The ...

51 New KISSsoft Feature Considers Compliance and Influence on Load Distribution in the Gearbox (November 4, 2015)
In the static system analysis, a new feature considers housing compliance and influence on load distribution in the gearbox as well as lo...

52 Oerlikon Features PST Transmission on Award-Winning Airport Transfer Vehicle (February 19, 2015)
Oerlikon Drive Systems, with its brand Oerlikon Graziano, features its PST transmission on an award-winning airport transfer vehicle. The...

53 Zero-Max ServoClass Couplings Feature Fail Safe Clamping Hubs (March 4, 2015)
ServoClass couplings from Zero-Max feature fail safe clamping hubs that provide maximum torque transmission in high speed applications.&n...

54 Siemens Sinamics Drive Family Features Integrated Web Server (August 24, 2015)
Siemens recently announced the enhancement of its Sinamics S120 drive system with an integrated web server to facilitate more efficient d...

55 India Featured as Partner Country at Hannover Messe 2015 (September 15, 2014)
India has just been designated the official Partner Country at Hannover Messe 2015, putting this vast nation of more than 1.2 billion inh...

56 Design Excellence Forum Features SolidWorks Training (September 27, 2013)
Fisher/Unitech, a top reseller of SolidWorks 3-D design software and Stratasys 3-D Printers, will inaugurate its Design Excellence Forum ...

57 Zero-Max Offset Couplings Offer New Features (March 21, 2013)
Zero-Max “Schmidt” Offset Couplings now feature needle bearings with internal micro-poly lubrication that do not require peri...

58 Thomson Products Featured on Extreme Homes (September 12, 2013)
Virginia Tech's Lumenhaus will appear in an upcoming  episode of Extreme Homes. Tune in and see Thomson technology in action. T...

59 Celera Motion MicroE Optira Encoders Feature High Resolution and Easy Setup (September 4, 2015)
Celera Motion recently introduced its MicroE Optira Series Encoders. They are the only encoders in their class to provide a resolution of...

60 Stafford Custom Hinged Shaft Collars Feature Simplified One-Piece Design with High-Strength Hinge (September 16, 2015)
Custom hinged shaft collars that can be manufactured in many configurations including with mounting holes, quick adjustment handles, and ...

61 Applied Motion SV200 Series Servo Drives Feature Programmable Notch Filters, Anti-Vibration Function and Auto-Tuning (October 28, 2015)
Applied Motion recently introduced its newest line of all digital servo drives, the SV200 Series. These servo drives offer programmable n...

62 Muncie Power Products MB and MJ Line Motors Feature Low Speed, High Torque and 23 Different Sizes (November 3, 2015)
Muncie Power Products, Inc. recently announced the release of its new line of low speed high torque motors. Featuring the MB and MJ Seri...

63 Portescap Athlonix 22DCP Brush DC Motor Features an Energy Efficient Coreless Design (October 16, 2015)
Portescap recently introduced the next generation of Athlonix high power density brush DC motors. Athlonix DCP motors offer an optimized ...

64 Bison Gear PowerSTAR 712 Series Gearmotors Deliver Same Features in a New, Smaller Package (October 14, 2015)
Bison Gear and Engineering recently announced a new addition to the PowerSTAR right-angle hypoid gearmotor product line: the 712 series. ...

65 Zero-Max ServoClass Couplings Feature Precise 304 Stainless Steel Disc Members (October 2, 2015)
Zero-Max’s ServoClass couplings are designed and manufactured to meet the exacting and consistent standards required of components ...

66 ABB to Feature Robotic Gear Handling Cell technology at Gear Expo 2015 (October 9, 2015)
ABB Robotics will feature its Robotic Gear Handling Cell technology at Gear Expo 2015 (Oct. 20–22, Cobo Center in Detroit, MI).&nbs...

67 Intellidrives Rotary Servo Table Features Outer Rotor Design (June 29, 2018)
Intellidrives new direct drive rotary servo table includes an outer rotor design. This allows for increased performance, greater magnetic...