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Automatic Lubrication for 7th Axis Robotics

Eliminate uncertainty and avoid downtime with a multi-point automatic lubrication system for the 7th axis. The Flexxpump system is based on standard components that are adapted for easy installation. Download the Andantex insider's guide to see how our customized solutions can correctly lubricate gears and bearings to provide reliable operation. White Papers Courtesy of Andantex USA Inc.

CB-14 Series Conveyor Bearings: Unique. Cost-effective. Quiet Operation

Noise Reduction - nylon ball retainer and shaft adapter eliminate metal-to-metal contact; Easy Replacement - standard 7/16-inch hex-shaped bore interchanges with most conveyor roller bearing sizes; High-Speed Operation - ball retainer permits higher speed, matching max conveyor requirements; One-Piece Outer Ring - precision machined from hardened steel, will not spread or split; Total Value Package - a dependable, low-cost choice. White Papers Courtesy of Altra Industrial Motion

Webinar: Advanced Mainshaft Bearing Solutions for Wind Turbines

Mainshaft bearings inside wind turbines are subjected to extremely harsh operating conditions that result in failure patterns which include surface-initiated fatigue, abrasive wear and uneven internal load distribution. This webinar will introduce you to the latest engineering advancements in spherical roller bearing design, including solutions that allow potentially damaging thrust to be safely transferred through the bearing to the housing support. The resulting reduction in torque, friction and heat significantly improves the overall efficiency of the system, thereby enabling the wind turbine to generate more power – more reliably! Webinar Courtesy of Schaeffler

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1 China! (April 2014)

Our last installment called out the likely headwinds from both the C.R.A.P. currencies (Canada, Russia, Australia and Latin America) and also weather impact. As companies start reporting in the coming weeks, expect first quarter results to be mildly impacted. This issue we take a closer look at China.

2 Made in the USA, Sourced in China (October 2014)

If you read only one article this issue, it should be Norm Parker’s article on the Chinese bearing manufacturing industry. Parker is an engineer with General Motors, a true industry insider who has become a regular contributor to Power Transmission Engineering.

3 Made in China: A GM Engineer's First-Hand Perspective on the Chinese Roller Bearing Industry (October 2014)

Believe me when I tell you that — as a domestic automotive engineer — I bleed U.S. manufacturing. I have never lived more than 50 miles from Detroit,

4 The Final Puzzle Piece (June 2018)

The PCCP, one of the largest pumping station systems in the world, is finally fully operational, marking the completion of the last piece of New Orleans' countermeasures against another Hurricane Katrina.

5 Autosave Increases Productivity, Reduces Downtime for Nestle Purina (August 2009)

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

6 Six Keys to Sustainable Manufacturing (February 2009)

The federal government estimates that manufacturing uses about one third of the energy consumed in the U.S., so manufacturing companies can play an important role in building a sustainable future.

7 Rewind Seminar Jump Starts Motor, Generator Know-How (June 2008)

Calling on engineers and maintenance power plant personnel, industrial users of low- and medium-voltage motors and generators and motor repair shop staff...

8 Reducing Core Loss of Segmented Laminations (June 2009)

The recent trend toward using segmented laminations as a means to increase slot fill and facilitate automated fabrication of electric machines comes with a penalty of increased core loss at the segment joints.

9 Global Industrial Outlook: Oil Slick, Currency Headwinds Challenge Growth (March 2015)

End market conditions for the power transmission industry have arguably worsened since our last column. In December we stated that with two armed conflicts underway impacting economic performance in Eastern Europe and the Middle East our stance was “Buy on the Sound of Cannons…. Selectively” while cautioning PTE readers not to be sanguine.

10 Industry News (February 2015)

News from around the Industry

11 All for One, One for All (February 2014)

Collaboration moves bearing modeling and simulation software forward

12 Oriental Motor Fair Covers Much More than the Basics (June 2008)

The question is whether or not a customer can save time and money using a step motor. It is followed by another on the differences between brush and brushless motors...

13 The Energy Efficient Agenda (February 2012)

Next time you are strolling across a manufacturing plant, check out the hardware on the ground. Shop floors are nothing but cables plugged into machines, cables plugged into computers, cables plugged into other cables...

14 Determination of Load Distributions on Double Helical-Geared Planetary Gearboxes (June 2017)

Standardized calculation methods such as ISO 6336 and DIN 3990 already exist to determine the load distributions on gears inside a planetary gearbox, but by their very universal nature, these methods offer varying results depending on the gearbox design. Double helical gears, in particular, can benefit from more specific, complex algorithms to reach a maximum level of efficiency. Double helical gears interact with the rest of the gearbox differently than helical or spur gears, and thus benefit from different analytical models outside the standardized methods. The present research project describes the algorithm to determine the load distribution of planetary gearboxes with double helical gears.

15 Destination Mars! (June 2014)

NASA is building a flying saucer.

16 University Improves Sustainability of HVAC Motors in Platinum LEED Building (April 2012)

A new preventive maintenance program at a leading New England Ivy League university demonstrates how the push for more sustainable "green" building management has led to a growing awareness of a chronic, widespread problem with HVAC motors—electrical bearing damage and failure.

17 Seeking Higher Ground (March 2016)

Even for a toddlin town famous for making “no small plans” — such as, for example, reversing in 1900 the Chicago River to secure clean drinking water, or rebuilding itself seemingly overnight after the devastating “Great Chicago Fire” (1871) — to physically — and successfully — elevate itself as much as 14 feet above its original ground level defies not only description but credulity.

18 What Lubrication Method Should I Use (April 2016)

in the performance and life of a rolling element bearing. Less than 10 percent of bearings reach their theoretical L10 life, and poor lubrication can be attributed to 80 percent of those that fall short. Ideally, a lubricant forms a film layer between moving components in a bearing, separating moving parts, minimizing friction and preventing wear between balls or rollers, raceways and retainers. Lubricants also protect metal surfaces from corrosion and moisture, dissipate heat and can even prevent the ingress of contaminants.

19 Automatic for the People (April 2016)

The world is full-on automated. From our factories to our vehicles to our leisurely activities, the future is now and it’s nothing but algorithms, robotics and hands-free operation. It comes as no surprise that a 2016 Google search brings a fair amount of technology gone awry. The following examples don’t scare us (they’re actually quite fascinating) but they probably should worry us a little bit…

20 Acoustic Analysis of Electric Motors in Noisy Industrial Environment (June 2016)

This paper presents a method for the acoustic analysis of electric motors in noisy industrial environments. Acoustic signals were measured via acoustic camera 48-microphone array, which has the capability to localize a sound (or sounds) source and, in turn, separate those sounds from intrusive background noise. These acoustic analysis results are then compared with vibration measurements; vibration monitoring is a well-known and established technique used in condition monitoring, and in this work vibration measurements were used as a reference signal for assessment of the value of the acoustic measurements. Vibration signals were measured by piezoelectric accelerometers. Two induction motor cases were examined — a healthy motor case, and a combination of static eccentricity with soft foot case. As shown, acoustic analysis appears to be a valuable technique for condition monitoring of electric motors — particularly in noisy industrial environments.

21 Can You Develop Your Own Custom Motor-and-Motion System (June 2016)

In this century’s complex, ever- changing world of manufacturing, such capabilities as hardware and software expertise, effective location and distribution, business savvy and yes, even luck, are some of the cardinal requirements for running a successful business.

22 Meet Mayhems Master (October 2015)

Power Play patrons may recall last month’s drop-in at the Museum of Unworkable Devices — a virtual and pretty damn funny ( “celebration of fascinating devices that don’t work.”

23 Space Shuttle Rudder-Speed Brake Actuator (October 2015)

The U.S. Space Shuttle fleet was originally intended to have a life of 100 flights for each vehicle, lasting over a 10-year period, with minimal scheduled maintenance or inspection. The first space shuttle flight was that of the Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102), launched April 12, 1981. The disaster that destroyed Columbia occurred on its 28th flight, February 1, 2003, nearly 22 years after its first launch.

24 The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication (June 2015)

Machine and equipment manufacturers today are feeling more pressure than ever to reduce costs without sacrificing machine performance — a balancing act difficult to achieve. OEMs often overlook a simple solution that can have a positive, long-term impact on profitability for themselves and their customers, i.e. — the elimination of bearing lubricant.

25 High Contact Ratio Gearing: A Technology Ready for Implementation (April 2015)

Today’s competitive industrial gear marketplace demands products with excellent reliability, high capacity and low noise. Surface-hardened, ground tooth gearing predominates, but the legacy tooth forms handicap further improvements in capacity and noise generation. Vehicle and aircraft equipment use tooth forms not found in the standard tables to achieve better performance — with little or no increase in cost. This paper will propose adopting these high-contact ratio forms to industrial use.

26 Are You Not Entertained (August 2015)

Like Moses descending from Mount Sinai toting a couple of stone tablets, Kate Achelpohl, director of member communications at PMMI and herald of all things Pack Expo, came hither proclaiming the four commandments of the forthcoming show:

27 And the Winner Is (August 2015)

Excellence Awards Competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation, were recently announced at the POWDERMET2015 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials. Receiving grand prizes and awards of distinction, the winning parts are examples of PM’s precision, performance, complexity, economy, innovation and sustainability. The winning parts show how customers from around the world are taking advantage of PM’s design advantages.

28 Mutiple Gearset-Type Calculation Software (September 2015)

Is there a gear software package out there that will calculate the design of spur, helical, worm, and planetary gearsets? Also, we would like a program that calculates stresses and material selection. Finally, we would like to have the program calculate bearings loads, too. Thank you for your help.

29 A New Geometrically Adaptive Approach for Tooth Contact Analysis of Gear Drives (August 2015)

Tooth contact analysis (TCA) is an important tool directed to the determination of contact patterns, contact paths, and transmission errors in gear drives. In this work, a new general approach that is applicable to any kind of gear geometry is proposed.

30 Mining for Solutions (September 2016)

Increasing pressure on many fronts is compelling mine operators to thoroughly examine every phase of their operations. Fluctuating demand that whipsaws mineral prices, government-imposed environmental regulations and rising operating costs related to maintenance downtime all pose serious challenges for the mining sector. Add pressure from customers and stakeholders for more sustainable operations as well as union demands for higher wages, and you have a scenario that requires mine operators to exercise every possible option to achieve more efficient operations.

31 Better Energy-Efficient Flow Rate Regulation (December 2016)

Implementing a power-on-demand concept based on variable speed drives allows for energy saving in any application that involves pumps or hydraulic systems. And when used in combination with an intelligent wiring and communication system, relevant machine data can also be easily recorded - the basis for comprehensive power management.

32 The Hyperloop is Here - Sort of (September 2017)

It is unlikely the hyperloop will inspire Hollywood to start making films emulating the tried-but-true terror-on-a-train genre - a genre that includes many classics. But somehow titles like - Lady on a Hyperloop, Strangers on a Hyperloop, Murder on the Hyperloop Express, Throw Momma from the Hyperloop, The Great Hyperloop Robbery - just don't work. And you can forget about another venerable train travel tradition - the club car - given that you will probably reach your destination sooner than you can say "Jack on the rocks."

33 How to Select a DC Motor: Coreless and Iron Core Brushed DC Motors (June 2017)

DC motors possess linear relationships that allow for very predictable operation. For instance, if enough voltage is applied across the terminals of a DC motor, the output shaft will spin at a rate proportional to that applied voltage. You can take the ratio of the applied voltage over the rated voltage and multiply that number by the no load speed and get the running speed.

34 A Model for Shear Degradation of Lithium Soap Grease at Ambient Temperature (October 2017)

In this study the mechanical shear degradation of lithium-thickened grease was evaluated using an in-house-developed aging rig and a commercial rheometer. It was found that this grease loses its original consistency during aging and shows a two-phase aging behavior. In the first phase, primarily reorientation and breakage of the thickener network take place, resulting in a progressive drop in the grease's rheological properties. After this, the aging is dominated by the breakage of smaller fiber fragments and the grease degrades at a much slower rate.

35 Understanding the Dynamic Influences of Gear Oils and Radial Shaft Seals (February 2018)

Sustainability is becoming one of the most important aspects within the power transmission business. Users demand low-maintenance drive systems with as little disruption as possible, and expect lifetimes of more than 10,000 hours. Approximately 40 percent of long-term gearbox leakages can be traced back to poor interaction between the radial shaft seal (RSS) and the lubricant. Thus, it becomes essential to analyze the tribological system as a whole, which includes the gear oil, seal grease (if required), elastomer material and design, and the shaft.

36 The World's Most Famous Mass Damper (October 2018)

Marvels of engineering have always drawn crowds. But when we think of tourist destinations, we think of old, opulent buildings like the Vatican or Versailles, massive, elaborately designed fountains, or skyscrapers.

37 Baldor Motor Basics: Part 12 (April 2018)

The final installment in our Baldor Motor Basics series covers 50 Hz requirements, as well as motors wet or damp environments.

38 Wind Pushing Future of Mechanical Components (April 2015)

After a sluggish 2013, annual installations of new wind turbines grew by 44% in 2014, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. And while much of that growth has been in Asia— particularly China, which now leads the world with 114 GW of installed capacity—the USA, Europe, and the rest of the world expect steady growth for the next couple of years as well (Fig. 1).

39 Baldor Basics: Motors (December 2016)

Beginning with this initial installment , and with the gracious permission of ABB/Baldor Electric, we are pleased to announce the beginning of a new series -- Baldor Basics: Motors. This is a collection of basicsdriven, motor-intensive articles authored by former Baldor engineer Edward Cowern, PE, a respected name by many in the electric motor industry. During his tenure at Baldor, Cowern - now enjoying his retirement - was tasked with producing a number of motor- and basics-related tutorials, primarily in response to a steady flow of customer questions regarding motors. Today's customers continue to ask questions and seek answers to address their various motor-related issues. As with Cowern's original introduction to the series, we hope you find these articles useful and would appreciate any comments or thoughts you might have for future improvements, corrections or topics.

40 Special Modifications (October 2016)

Eddy Swiben, branch manager at BDI Canada, explains how to problem solve on an automatic cutter for tissue rolls. “This is a very major paper tissue manufacturer that sells paper tissue rolls all over America.” They roll paper tissue just like newsprint paper mills do. When the product is finally done and dried, they need to roll it on a light carton core 20-ft. long.

41 A Model for Rolling Bearing Life with Surface and Subsurface Survival - Tribological Effects (September 2016)

Until now the estimation of rolling bearing life has been based on engineering models that consider an equivalent stress, originated beneath the contact surface, that is applied to the stressed volume of the rolling contact. Through the years, fatigue surface–originated failures, resulting from reduced lubrication or contamination, have been incorporated into the estimation of the bearing life by applying a penalty to the overall equivalent stress of the rolling contact. Due to this simplification, the accounting of some specific failure modes originated directly at the surface of the rolling contact can be challenging. In the present article, this issue is addressed by developing a general approach for rolling contact life in which the surfaceoriginated damage is explicitly formulated into the basic fatigue equations of the rolling contact. This is achieved by introducing a function to describe surface-originated failures and coupling it with the traditional, subsurface-originated fatigue risk of the rolling contact. The article presents the fundamental theory of the new model and its general behavior. The ability of the present general method to provide an account for the surface–subsurface competing fatigue mechanisms taking place in rolling bearings is discussed with reference to endurance testing data.

42 Guidelines for Bearing Seals (October 2016)

Equipment downtime and reduced component life are a few of the consequences — and potential costs — of using the wrong seals on many types of industrial equipment including pump bearing frames, electric motors, fans, pillow blocks, gearboxes and more. However, if correctly specified and installed, seals provide effective barriers that both retain lubricants as well as protect against water, corrosion, debris and other contaminants.

43 Bearing Lubricant Solution (December 2016)

A Chicago-area bakery was replacing the tray support bearings in its ovens on a reactionary basis. Their weekly inspection cycle was resulting in two mechanics spending an average of 20 labor hours per week to replace failed bearings. The premature bearing failures were caused by a combination of the high heat and humidity in the ovens, resulting in lubrication failure and contamination. When BDI was asked to recommend a solution, the bakery was averaging one month of bearing life in this application.

44 Eight Reasons to Use Air Bearings Over Mechanical Bearings (December 2016)

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:

45 Graco Pump Technology Solves Long-Term Pump Leaking, Dosing Issues (September 2016)

When trying to find a new bonding material dispense system, one manufacturer tested a series of pumps — all of which leaked due to the abrasiveness of the bonding material. The manufacturer also had been attempting to manage shot size manually with their previous system, and was not able to keep dispense consistent. The company searched for a system that could accurately dispense programmed shot sizes while also eliminating the leaking issues they had experienced with previous pumps. Graco provided a Check-Mate pump with SmartWare software, and the manufacturer is now able to automatically dispense shots of bonding material as small as one ounce without leaks.

46 A Focus on the Future at Pack Expo 2013 (October 2013)

More than 27,000 packaging and processing professionals attended Pack Expo 2013 in Las Vegas from September 23–25. In addition to launching new products, creating brand awareness, achieving sustainability goals and generating new business contacts, Pack Expo was an opportunity to engage the next generation of workers in packaging, robotics and processing applications.

47 Turning Brownfields Green (April 2009)

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. It’s another sign that the country is taking sustainability and environmental awareness seriously.

48 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.

49 NuVinci Transmission a Work of Art (December 2009)

Leonardo DaVinci is credited with the idea first, as is the case with many engineering innovations; although, somewhere in China there may be a continuously variable transmission etched into an ancient cave dwelling.

50 Energy Strategy Makes a Difference (June 2010)

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

51 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.

52 High-Performance Industrial Gear Lubricants for Optimum Reliability (October 2010)

In recent years, gearbox technology has advanced and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have specified required gear oils to meet the lubrication requirements of these new designs. Modern gearboxes operate under severe conditions while maintaining their reliability to ensure end-user productivity. The latest generation of industrial gear lubricants can provide enhanced performance—even under extreme operating conditions—for optimal reliability and reduced cost of operation.

53 Lower-Loss Technology for a Stepping Motor (April 2009)

The demand for stepping motors with high efficiency and low losses has been increasing, although the demand had been previously focused on high torque. Also, the selection of the most suitable grade of lamination for improvement in fastening of the laminated cores has reduced losses significantly at their peak, when compared to conventional stepping motors. Lowering the losses of the motor has enabled continuous operation that was previously impossible. An expansion of the stepping motor’s usage into applications where another motor has been used for continuous operation and other uses—due to the heat generation problem—can now be pursued. In addition, these motors are very effective for energy saving. This paper explains the technology used for lowering the iron losses of the stepping motor.

54 Going Green 101 (February 2009)

Perhaps you don’t need convincing that sustainability is the wave of the future. But where to start? Resources of all types—from websites to trade shows to white papers—are waiting to help green your operation. Most areas are home to regional business alliances devoted to helping local manufacturing outlets contribute in an environmentally sound manner. Here are a few go-to resources for going green.

55 Power Loss and Axial Load Carrying Capacity of Radial Cylindrical Roller Bearings (June 2013)

This paper is intended to enlarge the application range of radial cylindrical roller bearings by means of a more precise determination of thrust load capacity and more cost-effective design.

56 Medical Motion Control (August 2013)

Controls from Quicksilver help in the design and development of medical rehabilitation equipment originally designed for returning astronauts.

57 Selection and Performance Criteria for Power Transmission Couplings, Part II (December 2008)

Part I of this article appeared in the October 2008 issue. It provided an overview and general classifi cations of power transmission couplings, along with selection and performance criteria for rigid couplings and misalignment-compensating couplings. Part II continues the discussion with selection and performance criteria for torsionally flexible and combination-purpose couplings.

58 Improved Sealing Technology Extends Equipment Life (December 2008)

Th e primary sources of bearing failure are lack of lubrication and contaminant ingress. Industrial sealing devices are the primary protection against bearing failure. When the sealing device fails, bearing failure is imminent. Th erefore, extending the life of sealing devices extends bearing life and in turn improves equipment uptime.

59 The Green Revolution - A Global Win-Win (February 2009)

Green technology is more than changing a couple of light bulbs or reducing waste. In 2009, the concept is relevant in every facet of manufacturing as companies make a greater push towards energy efficiency and sustainability. In the power transmission and motion control fields, this technology has been integrated into the daily routine, both as an environmentally friendly business venture and a way to offer green products to customers. It’s apparent that the revitalization of manufacturing, both here and abroad, will center on energy technology.

60 When (Robotic) Animals Ruled the Earth... (April 2011)

Nowadays, you can find scientists and engineers creating micro-robotic creatures for a slew of fascinating research projects.

61 Pack Expo 2011 (August 2011)

The 2011 show examines sustainability, plant efficiency and total systems solutions.

62 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.

63 CTI Symposium Raises the Bar on Transmission Technology (June 2014)

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."

64 High-Tech Motors Evolving from PM Muck (September 2014)

University lab's motor eliminates pricey rare-earth magnets.

65 Motors and Motion Meet in St. Louis (December 2014)

The motors might be small, but the big-brain technology driving these electrical wonders was on full display at the 2014 Small Motor & Motion Association Fall Technical Conference, convened November 4-6 in St. Louis, MO. SMMA, the manufacturing trade association (120 members strong) that tends to the best interests of the electric motor and motion control industries — including manufacturers, suppliers, users, consultants and universities — played gracious host to a wide array of presenters from an equally diverse range of sources — from academia to the federal government. Like gears, motors are most everywhere, as evidenced by SMMA’s membership (consumer-, public interest-, national defense- and commercial-oriented) demographic which includes: appliance; transportation; medical equipment; office automation and computers; aerospace; and industrial automation. The association’s mission: To “serve as the principal voice of the electric motors and drives industry” and to provide a forum to “develop, collect and disseminate technical and management knowledge.”

66 Gear Wear Calculation and Prediction (February 2015)

Wear is a very important topic for dry running plastic gears. Over the past few years, the authors have worked closely with a number of manufacturers of plastic gears to investigate the problems of gear wear in detail. Together they have developed a calculation method that can be used to predict where and when local wear will occur on a tooth flank. Their findings have also just been published in the final version of VDI 2736.

67 Galactic Housekeeping (February 2014)

With the constant push for sustainable and environmentally friendly procedures on Earth, you'd think we’d apply the same rules high above it.

68 The CHIEF Issues - Global Industrial Outlook (February 2014)

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.

69 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.

70 Step Motor Lower-Loss Technology - an Update (October 2011)

The demand for stepping motors with high efficiency and low losses has been increasing right along with the existing focus on high torque. The selection of the most suitable grade and improvement in the fastening of the laminated cores has reduced losses significantly at their peak when compared to conventional stepping motors.

71 Gearbox Bearing Service Life: A Matter of Mastering Many Design Parameters (April 2012)

The availability of high-strength shaft materials, in combination with bearings with high carrying capacity, allows use of slimmer shafts. However, the modulus of elasticity remains the same, so seat design for bearings and gears must be given close attention.

72 Wear-Resistant Bearings (August 2012)

More than a decade of intensive research and development has resulted in two new technologies that, when used in combination, expand the performance of rolling element bearings well beyond previous limits.

73 Before There Were Bar Cars (February 2013)

The history of railroading is a saga of epic proportions: North meets South; Ocean meets Ocean. Track and trains and the locomotives that power them have long held Americans' fascination and fancy.

74 Four-Point Bearings Do Triple Duty While Saving Space (March 2015)

A four-point contact ball bearing makes it easy to simplify machine designs that combine radial, thrust and moment loads, because it can handle all three simultaneously. They are primarily used for slow-to-moderate-speed applications, or where oscillatory movement is predominant.

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14 Bill Mills Named Vice President of Dayton Lamina (January 22, 2015)
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15 PTDA Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for 2015 Wendy B. McDonald Award (March 11, 2015)
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26 Bodine's New Gearmotors Deliver Twice the Torque of Popular Motor/Gearhead Combinations (July 26, 2007)
Bodine Electric's CG gearmotor, an extra-rugged line of variable speed AC inverter-duty and permanent magnet DC gearmotors, was devel...

27 Cicoil’s Custom Shaped Flat Cables Eliminate Problems Caused by Precise Routing (August 6, 2007)
For space-sensitive electronics, Cicoil features custom shaped flat silicone cables. The custom shaping allows for very precise cable rou...

28 Keyway Broach Sets from DuMont Cut 36 Keyway Combinations (January 10, 2007)
The duMont Corp. is offering a complete set of high speed steel broaches, guide bushings and necessary shims for cutting 1/8", 3/16", 1/4...

29 Bonfiglioli Inaugurates Turkish Facility (April 26, 2006)
Bonfiglioli inaugurated a facility in Izmir, Turkey in October. According to the company's press release, Turkey has recently been...

30 Timken Plans to Close South Carolina Plant (January 5, 2005)
The Timken Co. announced plans to close its Clinton, SC, plant and phase down production over the next two years. According to the com...

31 Chairman of Timken Board to be Nominated as Ambassador to Germany (February 20, 2005)
W.R. Timken Jr. will be nominated by President George Bush for the position of U.S. Ambassador to Germany. His nomination will be forw...

32 Voith Transmission Used in China’s Most Modern Buses (February 16, 2006)
After the introduction of the first BRT "Bus Rapid Transit" line in Beijing in December 2004, Hangzhou is launching its own BRT line in A...

33 Sterling Instrument’s Anti-Backlash Gears Eliminate Marred Shafts (March 10, 2006)
A new series of 1158 anti-backlash gears manufactured by Sterling Instruments feature the Fairloc integral hub fastening system, which el...

34 Parker Hannifin’s Actuators Eliminate Need for In-House Positioning System (August 9, 2007)
The PROmech actuators from Parker Hannifin are designed for analytical, OEM and lab instrument manufacturers.The actuators come completel...

35 Moventas Appoints General Manager for China (November 9, 2007)
Yang Xilin has been appointed general manger of Moventas’ Industrial Gears division in China effective November, 1, 2007. In additi...

36 Vacon China Welcomes Managing Director (May 19, 2010)
Pertti Rajamäki has been appointed managing director of Vacon Suzhou Drives, effective September 2010. Rajamäki currently ser...

37 Kaman Acquires Minarik Corp. (May 24, 2010)
Motion control distributor Minarik Corporation was acquired by Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation (KIT) as of April 30, and is now...

38 Zero-Max Releases Sustainable CD Couplings (November 23, 2010)
Automation designers seeking more sustainability in their system designs will find CD Couplings from Zero-Max have more "green"...

39 SKF Receives Leadership Award for Sustainability (December 8, 2010)
SKF has received the corporate 2010 Supplier Leadership Award for "Sustainability" from Johnson Controls. The award was present...

40 Machinable Nylon Grade Broadens Size Range (October 8, 2009)
Nylatron NSM, a wear-resistant machinable nylon grade, is available in a wider range of tubular shapes for machining larger bearings, bus...

41 Survey Puts China at the Forefront of Wind Energy Market (November 24, 2008)
An annual wind survey conducted jointly by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International expects China to surpass Germany...

42 WEG Supplies Automation Package for Usiminas (January 21, 2008)
A WEG turnkey system including transformers, MV motors and MV frequency inverters is used to automate a crane that carries molten metal a...

43 Sercos Opens Office in China (January 31, 2008)
Due to increased interest in motion control technology in Asia, Sercos International recently opened a branch office in China. The office...

44 Fairloc Shaft Reducers and Extenders Eliminate Need for Special Shafting (August 19, 2008)
Sterling Instrument’s 21 inch and 27 metric size stainless steel adaptors, referred to as the S52FCY (-, M) Series, offer preci...

45 Fenner's New High Performance Conveyor Link Belting Eliminates Excessive Downtime (May 19, 2015)
Fenner Drives recently announced the launch of a new high performance link belt for conveying - Tango Belting. Tango Belting offers custo...

46 Siemens Combination Motor/Drive Packages Bundled to Fit Individual End-User's Needs (July 31, 2015)
Siemens Industry, Inc. recently announced the release of combination motor/drive packages, allowing an OEM or end-user the option to sele...

47 Dana Offers Axle/Gearbox Combination for Drum Rollers (January 25, 2018)
Dana Incorporated has announced a new, optimized axle/gearbox combination for small- and medium-sized single drum rollers that enables or...

48 SMT Hosts MASTA Software Overview Webinar (January 29, 2018)
SMT recently announced the company will be hosting its first live and interactive MASTA webinar on January 30th at 1 pm (GMT). This first...

49 Siemens Integrates Automation into LaGuardia Terminal (February 19, 2018)
A major redevelopment and construction project is designed to completely transform New York's LaGuardia Airport into a world-class tr...

50 PTDA Accepts Nominations for Wendy B. McDonald Award (February 20, 2018)
The PTDA Foundation’s Wendy B. McDonald Award recognizes a woman who has established herself as an integral contributor to her comp...

51 CTI Symposia Germany and China Call for Papers (January 16, 2018)
Worldwide, the automotive industry is undergoing a major technological transformation. A rollout of electric cars and commercial veh...

52 Bunting Magnetics Appoints Chief Financial Officer (January 9, 2018)
Bunting Magnetics Co. recently announced the appointment of Bill Wagner to the company’s executive leadership team as the chief fin...

53 Parker Launches New PAC Terminal (May 23, 2017)
Parker’s Electromechanical and Drives Division – North America has released the PAC Terminal (PT). The PT is a thin-client HM...

54 CCEFP Offers Monthly Fluid Power Webinar Series (August 23, 2017)
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Webinar Series is a monthly forum highlighting research, workforce and special t...

55 Sulzer Offers Key Components at Argentina Oil and Gas Expo 2017 (October 5, 2017)
As a fully independent service provider, Sulzer gathers vast experience in supporting oil and gas projects around the world. The business...

56 Bosch Rexroth Unveils New Vehicle Test Area in South Carolina (November 2, 2017)
Bosch Rexroth recently to unveiled its plan to open a vehicle test area in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. As a significant asset to resear...

57 Thomson to Host Smart Actuator Webinar Series for Design Engineers (March 27, 2018)
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, is hosting a series of technical webinars that w...

58 NSK Inaugurates New Plant in Mexico (April 9, 2018)
NSK Ltd. recently announced that NSK-Warner K.K. (NWC; Headquarters: Fukuroi, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan; President and CEO: Sakae Kuwash...

59 Altra Industrial Motion Completes Combination with Fortive's Automation & Specialty Platform (October 12, 2018)
Altra Industrial Motion Corp. has announced the completion of Altra’s combination with four operating companies from Fortive&rsqu...

60 SMT Presents MASTA 9 Overview Webinar (November 8, 2018)
SMT's next webinar will be presented by Dr. Tom Harvey, technical lead - software engineer/analyst at SMT, and will look at new funct...

61 CMI Time Management Releases TouchTime III Management Terminal (November 13, 2018)
CMI Time Management, a global provider of innovative workforce and resource management products for companies in a variety of major indus...

62 Rockwell Automation Offers Safety Enterprise Strategy Webinar Series (November 26, 2018)
The Rockwell Automation Safety Enterprise Strategy webinar series is designed to equip safety managers and safety champions with the know...

63 MCMA Offers Free Webinar on Improving Equipment Effectiveness (August 24, 2018)
The quest for improved automation and production efficiencies is never-ending. In this webinar MCMA will look at emerging toolkits and th...

64 Rockwell Automation Offers On-Demand Webinar on Maintaining Equipment (August 9, 2018)
Your equipment has been purchased, installed and is in operation. What is your plan to maintain it? Do you have the spare parts to addres...

65 Miki Pulley Step-Flex Couplings Eliminate Resonance in Ball Screw Assemblies (April 20, 2018)
Miki Pulley’s Step-Flex Couplings improve ball screw performance while solving resonance and vibration problems. The Step-Flex is a...

66 Schaeffler Releases Sustainability Report (May 30, 2018)
For Schaeffler, responsible action has always been part of its self-image as a company. In the Sustainability Report for the business yea...

67 Siemens Expands Wireless Capabilities of Sinamics G120 Drive Series (July 27, 2018)
Siemens has expanded its Sinamics G120 drive series to include an option for wireless commissioning and service.  The new Sinamics...

68 Festo Motion Terminal Offers Programmable Platform for Automation and Pneumatics (May 10, 2017)
The machinery and plant construction industry is faced with the challenge of catering to the increasing consumer demand for individually ...

69 Automate 2017 Announces US-China Robotics Forum (March 20, 2017)
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) recently announced a joint US-China Robotics Forum to be held April 4 at the Automate 2017 ...

70 Nord Gear Soft Starters Eliminate Mechanical Strain (December 24, 2015)
Nord Gear offers the SK135E/SK175E soft start drive family. The starters are designed to be used in a distributed control system and ca...

71 Comet Announces Gearbox Simulation Webinar (December 29, 2015)
Comet Solutions, Inc.announces its upcoming Gearbox SimApp webinar. Attendees will learn how Simulation Applications are empowering&...

72 Hydraulic Institute Announces Pump Vibration Webinar (January 4, 2016)
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) will host a webinar session on Vibration Measurement and Allowable Values for Rotodynamic Pumps. The session...

73 Siemens Sinamics Drives Offer High Power Density in Smaller Footprint (February 3, 2016)
Siemens recently announced the availability of its Sinamics G120C drive in AA size, which replaces the previous G120C frame size A in pow...

74 Ionbond Opens China Coating Service Center (December 15, 2015)
Ionbond has opened its new coating service center for automotive components in ChengDu, Sichuan Province, China. This operation - th...

75 Cicoil Opens New Sales Office in South Carolina (October 27, 2015)
Cicoil recently announced the opening of a new sales office in Mount Pleasant, SC. Located across the harbor from Charleston, the new loc...

76 Maxon EC-4pole 30 Brushless DC Motor Provides Nominal Torque of 106 mNm (August 17, 2015)
Maxon motor has developed a brushless DC motor for hand-held surgical tools: the EC-4pole 30. Featuring two pole pairs, this DC motor pro...

77 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...

78 OES Sonata Series Supports Up to Three Axes of Motion in Any Combination of Steppers (September 18, 2015)
The Sonata series of motion control systems from Optimal Engineering Systems (OES) is a stand-alone, easy-to-use, plug-and-play, cost eff...

79 Siemens Sinamics S120 Cabinet Module Drive Packages Now Compliant With North American Standards (September 24, 2015)
Siemens recently announced a new version of its Sinamics S120 Cabinet Module (CM) drive packages compliant with North American standards,...

80 Hydraulic Institute Announces Pump Intake Design Webinar (February 15, 2016)
The Hydraulic Institute will be offering a 4 part webinar series on Effective Pump Intake Design and Troubleshooting Problem Intakes. The...

81 Siemens Introduces Sinamics G110M (February 19, 2016)
Siemens introduces the Sinamics G110M, a motor-integrated drive for Simogear gear motors, offering flexible control, integrated safety, s...

82 Rexnord Releases Bearing Installation Webinar (December 14, 2016)
Rexnord recently released its new “Installing Your Bearings Right the First Time — 5 Tips for Success” webinar. This fr...

83 PTDA Accepting Nominations for Wendy B. McDonald Award (March 2, 2017)
The PTDA Foundation’s Wendy B. McDonald Award recognizes a woman who has established herself as a critical contributor to her compa...

84 Siemens Introduces Sinamics V20 Smart Access Web Server Module (March 13, 2017)
Siemens announces the launch of its Sinamics V20 Smart Access web server module, designed to mount directly onto the drive, transforming ...

85 A3 Announces Finalists in Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition (March 13, 2017)
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) recently announced the eight finalists in the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition. The ...

86 Oerlikon Offers Drive Technology at Bauma China (November 30, 2016)
Oerlikon Drive Systems segment, with its two brands Oerlikon Graziano and Oerlikon Fairfield, displayed its latest high-tech solutions fo...

87 SPS Guangzhou 2017 Looks to Bolster Automation Industry in China (November 15, 2016)
SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF), the sister event of SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany, is scheduled to take p...

88 Hydraulic Institute Offers Free Webinar on DOE Rulemaking (April 20, 2016)
The Hydraulic Institute will be offering a complimentary webinar on the Overview of the U.S. DOE Energy Conservation Standard and Test Pr...

89 Hydraulic Institute Announces Summer Webinar Lineup (June 20, 2016)
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has unveiled their live pump training webinar schedule for Summer 2016. Listed below is the HI summer webina...

90 CTI Symposium China Examines State of Auto Industry (September 29, 2016)
”Stricter legislation and increased environmental awareness among drivers, including those in China, are driving a radical rethink ...

91 Bonfiglioli Finalizes Acquisition of O&K Antriebstechnik GmbH (December 11, 2018)
On November 20 2018, Bonfiglioli and Carraro completed the process that began with the agreement signed by both companies in November 201...