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This article presents the first kW-Class, 3-phase GaN-based inverter. Hard-switched at 100-kHz PWM, its heart is a 6-in-1 power module with 600-V GaN power HEMTs, achieving a new efficiency of 98.5%, a more than 2% improvement.
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 complete Product News section from the February 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
This issue we present our Hannover Fair preview. As most of you know, Hannover is one of the biggest trade shows on Earth, and by far the largest that includes a significant focus on mechanical power transmission components.
The first trade show dedicated specifically to small and community wind took place in Detroit, Michigan November 3â“5. Denise Bode, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO, was pleased with the turnout for the event and the increasing potential for this segment of the wind energy market.
Using vibration analysis to evaluate machine health has many benefits, and with advances in sensor, recording, and analysis technology, vibration analysis is now within the reach of even small organizations.
Servo control system engineers typically work designing new systems or redesigning existing systems for conveyors, pick and place machines, gantries, machine tools or other equipment.
The Department of Energy estimates that 4 million megawatts of potential powerâ”four times the amount all U.S. power plants combined currently produceâ”exists in offshore wind energy. Construction of Americaâ™s first offshore wind turbines began in July. The wind farm, which is being constructed off the coast of Block Island, RI, will consist of five turbines. Together, they will produce 30 MW.
Thrust cone bearings are an elegant option to handle the axial forces generated by the torque transmission in helical-toothed gear stages. They have proven as an efficient and reliable bearing concept for integrally geared compressors but are nearly unknown in other fields of gearbox engineering. The presented investigations consider three aspects which appear relevant to extend the field of possible applications for thrust cones towards gearboxes constructed with roller bearings.
Bellows couplings first began to be widely used by machine tool builders in the mid-to-late 20th century. With the advent of CNC technology, machine engineers started looking to improve upon some of the negative influences traditional power transmission couplings can have on a precision rotary / linear motion system.
While some organizations focus on real-world analytics and data collection for predictive maintenance, simulation tools and virtual prototyping can be another solution for motor efficiency.
While metal-to-plastic parts conversion actually began way back in the Fabulous Fifties, think toys, household products, etc., it is only in more recent years that plastic conversion has gained a firm foothold in the more strength- and lifetime-demanding applications such as aerospace, under-the-hood automotive, motors, valves, bearings and, as they say, much more.
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is an organization consisting of manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and educators working together to strengthen the fluid power market. Its mission is to serve as a forum where all fluid power channel partners can advance fluid power technology and successfully compete in the global industrial market.
Industry leaders will gather to showcase their latest technologies September 23â“25, in Rosemont, IL. Presented by trade show organizer Canon Communications, National Manufacturing Week comprises nine manufacturing shows.
Since our last appearance in this space we've attended the Paris Air Show and met with companies involved in oil production, hydraulic fracturing and wind turbine towers and components. As an investment analyst I am always seeking to help my clients anticipate change in order to manage risk and capture alpha (positive returns relative to market). But as a regular columnist for Power Transmission Engineering, I also seek insights that can help your organization do the same. Here is what we've found...
The new energy economy is making some headway in the manufacturing community. Organizations are coming up with creative strategies to convert old industrial plants into green manufacturing hubs or simply cost-effective renovation projects. Itâ™s another sign that the country is taking sustainability and environmental awareness seriously.
This paper provides an overview of the more common position sensor options and references actual case studies to illustrate the diverse solutions available and the reasons behind some of the decisions. Three cases are used to illustrate the needs of different applications leading to the choice of a particular type of position sensor. The cases reviewed include a gantry crane, wind turbine and aerial cable car.
Complete contact information for 800 leading suppliers of mechanical power transmission components and related companies and organizations.
The challenge facing OEM procurement organizations is that the organizations themselves need improving before they can be proficient in a cost reduction program.
The 8th International CTI Symposium on Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives took place in Rochester, Michigan from May 12-15. The event kicked off with its popular introductory seminar "Basics and Practice of Automotive Transmissions."
News Items About GaN
1 TechnoMod Gantry Machine Provides Complete Automation Platform (September 10, 2009)
Techno, Inc. Linear Motion Systems announces the TechnoMod gantry machine, a multi-axis motion platform complete with controls, cabling...
2 Michigan Automatic Turning Purchases AA Gear (December 11, 2009)
AA Gear LLC and Michigan Automatic Turning Inc. completed the purchase of the assets of Ann Arbor Machine Gear Division. Michigan Automat...
3 Morgan Advanced Ceramics Introduces New Coatings from the Racing Industry (August 14, 2007)
The Diamonex Products division of Morgan Advanced Ceramics (MAC) introduced its Diamonex® Diamond-like Coatings (DLC) for the pe...
4 Aerotech Introduces New Gantry System (April 13, 2005)
The ASGS1000 Series Cartesian gantry system from Aerotech is designed for a range of automation platforms like high-speed pick-and-place,...
5 New Brochure from Logansport (December 8, 2003)
A new 12-page electronic brochure from Logansport Matsumoto Co. features their line of workholding chucks suitable for automotive part ma...
6 Hoeganaes Opens New Sales Office in Germany (January 28, 2004)
Hoeganaes Corp. has opened a new sales office in Meerbusch, Germany. According to the company's press release, the facility will o...
7 Great Lakes Industry Awarded Michigan Clean Energy Grant (June 29, 2010)
A $2.5 million Clean Energy Advanced Manufacturing (CEAM) award was granted to Great Lakes Industry Gear LLC, a subsidiary of Jackson, MI...
8 LCT Gantry Provides Universal Automation Tool (November 10, 2011)
The new LCT Gantry from Techno Automation Linear Motion Systems provides a universal tool for various automation applications. A compact ...
9 ABB Reorganizes Ring-Geared Mill Drive Offerings (August 19, 2016)
ABB has reorganized its ring-geared mill drive (RMD) portfolio to make it easier for its customers to identify and select the most suitab...
10 Stauff Announces New Michigan Location (February 2, 2017)
Jeff Behling, president and CEO of Stauff Corporation, recently announced the move of its Ann Arbor location to a much larger 52,000 sq. ...
11 Gan Systems Offers Inverters, Motors and Power Modules at APEC 2016 (March 18, 2016)
The stream of small, light and highly efficient commercial power systems entering the market continues. Computer travel adaptors, AC/DC p...
12 Ametek Promotes Regan to Regional Sales Manager (March 10, 2016)
Ametek Solidstate Controls, Inc. (SCI) has promoted Tim Regan, a 30-year manufacturing industry veteran, to regional sales manager. He no...
13 Michigan Manufacturing International Opens New Facility (November 27, 2013)
Michigan Manufacturing International (MMI), a broad line supplier of high-quality mechanical assemblies and components, held a grand open...
14 HMM Debuts Cable-less Robot Gantry Technology at Automate (April 9, 2015)
For the first time, global automated systems provider Harry Major Machine (HMM) displayed a new cable-less robot gantry technology for th...
15 Hoganas AB Showcases PM at CTI Symposium (November 27, 2017)
Höganäs AB will showcase its range of sustainable metal powder solutions for future powertrains at CTI Symposium and Transmissi...