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1 Remembering Paul Winchell - A Man with Heart to Spare (December 2011)

Remember Paul Winchell? Sure you do - if you are a child of the ’50s. Who of that period does not recall ventriloquist dummies Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff?

2 Custom-Made Manufacturing (June 2008)

Sound business model increases opportunities for Misumi USA Inc.

3 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

4 IMTS 2016 Booth Preview (August 2016)

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

5 Engineering Showcase 2016 (March 2016)

One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you understand, identify and select the best technology for your mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.

6 Product News (February 2016)

Latest information about upcoming products.

7 Product News (December 2016)

News about the most recent products to hit the market.

8 Gear Expo 2017 Showstoppers (September 2017)

This special advertising section features some of our VIP exhibitors.

9 Product News (February 2018)

The latest mechanical power transmission products from Nord Drivesystems, Gearing Solutions, Ogura Industrial, Stafford Manufacturing, Rexnord, Portescap, Steinmeyer, Intellidrives, J.W. Winco and Zero-Max.

10 Gear Expo 2017 Follow-Up (December 2017)

The following recap looks at some of the exhibitors from Gear Expo that manufacture mechanical power transmission components or provide resources for these components.

11 Eats, Drinks and Treats (September 2017)

Process Expo and Pack Expo Highlight the Latest Technology for Food & Beverage Applications.

12 Industry News (December 2015)

News from around the industry

13 Product News (September 2017)

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

14 Steps Towards Revolution (December 2015)

The revolution goes by many names: machine-to-machine communication, smart manufacturing and the Industrial Internet, to name a few. In Europe, the prevailing term is Industry 4.0. In Germany, where that phrase was coined, the government is putting down €200 million to cultivate a lead in the industry. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that its potential economic impact will be almost $4 trillion (or more) by 2025. Enthusiastic evangelists will tell you that the Industrial Internet is the most important advance in their industries that they’ve seen in their decades-long careers.

15 Product News (February 2010)

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

16 Product News (October 2009)

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

17 Product News (June 2009)

The complete product news section from the June 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

18 Product News (April 2009)

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

19 Industry News (February 2012)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

20 Product News (September 2014)

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

21 Engineering Showcase 2015 (March 2015)

One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you understand, identify and select the best technology for your mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.

22 Diagnosing the Health of Medical Motors (March 2015)

John Morehead, national sales manager of Crouzet Motors (Vista, CA), was bunkered down in his office in Palatine, IL surrounded at all points by ankle-deep snow from an unfortunately terrible Chicago’s winter night.

23 Product News (February 2015)

News from around the Industry

24 Industry News (September 2014)

The complete Industry News section from the September 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

25 Industry News (February 2015)

News from around the Industry

26 Innovative Design Solves AutomotiveParts Assembly Challenge (February 2015)

Weiss North America, Inc. of Willoughby, OH has designed and produced rotary tables and other components for the automation industry for more than 45 years. When approached by Alpha Integration, Inc. of Murfreesboro, TN, a manufacturer of turnkey automated assembly, vision and testing systems, to provide a reliable turnkey solution for their 6-foot-tall automotive parts assembly machine, Weiss ‘tiered-up’ an innovative chassis and indexing table system solution.

27 The Hidden Cost of Incomplete Hydrodynamic Bearing Maintenance (April 2017)

Reliability and maintenance engineers can improve uptime and save money on both long-term maintenance and downtime costs by properly diagnosing and correcting bearing vibration issues when they exceed their acceptable limits. This requires inspecting the housing as well as the liner for wear, and replacing them as a pair when the housing is worn, so that wear-in between the mating surfaces can occur.

28 IANA and the Increasing Relevance of IMTS (August 2012)

Many of you probably think of IMTS as just a machine tool show. Of course, it’s hard not to. With the majority of the show focused on metalworking equipment, tooling and supplies, there’s no doubt that IMTS is a machine tool show. But this year, the show has partnered with Hannover Messe to include IANA—Industrial Automation North America.

29 Is Maintenance Included in Your Strategic Plan (August 2008)

Few would now argue that what some may have perceived just a few years ago as “Chicken Little” stories regarding the depletion of this country’s skilled manufacturing workforce are now in fact firmly based in stark reality.

30 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.

31 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

32 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.

33 Changing Technologies, Changing Perspectives (February 2017)

A Conversation with Jeff Hemphill, CTO at Schaeffler Group USA Inc about mechatronic solutions and the electric vehicles of tomorrow.

34 Six Key Elements of Gearmotor Optimization (August 2017)

How to Ensure Reliable Performance, Increased Efficiency and Lowest Total Cost of Ownership.

35 (Material) Moving into the Future (June 2011)

a custom hydraulic brake system from Mico Inc. aid in the development of specialized material handling equipment.

36 CNC System Upgrades (December 2017)

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.

37 Identifying Bearing Failure (February 2016)

Guy Gendron, certified bearing specialist and technical sales representative at Timken Canada L.P. explains how he used his bearing expertise to increase a customer’s productivity.

38 Pushing the Envelope(s) (September 2015)

With advances in modern technology reducing demand for envelopes, manufacturers are finding it increasingly hard to justify investment.

39 With Buying Consortium, it's Advantage Suppliers and Buyers (Fall 2007)

A little over 10 years ago, Louise O’Sullivan was serving as president of one of Dover Corp.’s myriad divisions. One of her duties in that role was to attend the bi-annual cattle calls, i.e.— corporate executive business meetings attended by approximately 22 Dover decision makers. Invariably, at some point in those meetings, someone would ask, “Since we all buy the same things, why don’t we pool our signifi cant purchasing power to achieve better pricing and service?”

40 Global Industrial Outlook: Kind of Sluggish (August 2015)

We anticipate no substantive improvement in manufacturing activity. Not in the U.S. or internationally. If anything, headwinds may have become slightly more pronounced because a U.S. — Iran “deal” that everybody hates except a) the Iranian government and b) the Obama administration will result in the release of Iranian oil supply back onto the global market. Oil had rallied from about $50 to $60 over the past month (I like round numbers), but has since roundtripped. Expect further, deeper capital spending cuts in the U.S. oil sector to continue affecting demand for large capital equipment.

41 The Doomsday Clock is Ticking for Gearmotor Manufacturers (October 2015)

The secondhand on the Doomsday dial ominously spins around the face, slowly but ever so surely inching the motor industry towards its inevitable terminus:

42 Motor Management - Best Practices (October 2015)

Reducing losses and increasing profits by instituting a motor management plan is what this series of articles is all about. Here in Part I, we discuss how to create a motor inventory and establish repair-or-replace motor guidelines. Subsequent topics in this three-part series will address (Part II) motor failure policies and purchasing specifications, and (Part III) repair specifications and preventive and predictive maintenance, respectively.

43 Engineering Smart (February 2016)

Our theme for 2016 is “Engineering Smart.” Our goal as a publication is to help you engineer better systems, taking advantage of the latest in technology to create mechanical systems that last longer, save energy, cost less and increase performance. The way we do that is by bringing you the best information possible on the design and engineering of gears, gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings and related power transmission components and systems.

44 Motor Management - Best Practices (December 2015)

Energy costs and downtime can be greatly reduced by instituting a motor management plan. Part II of this three-part series specifically addresses the establishment of a motor failure policy and the development of purchasing specifications. Part I addressed the general aspects of a motor management plan, including the first steps of creating a motor inventory and guidelines for motor repair and replacement. Part III will examine motor repair specifications as well as preventive and predictive maintenance.

45 Motor Management Best Practices Part 3 (February 2016)

This three-part series on motor management best practices focuses on the importance of instituting a motor management plan as a necessity in effectively administering the electric motors in a facility. The goal of a motor management plan is to take advantage of opportunities for energy savings and increased productivity using energy efficient, reliable motors such as NEMA Premium efficiency motors, herein referred to as “premium efficiency” motors.

46 The Importance of Thermal Protection for Torque Motors (August 2015)

When talking about high-end machining or manufacturing applications that include direct-drive technology, one of the key advantages of utilizing this particular transmission method is its endurance. Because of the very nature of direct-drive motors they are able to operate at peak performance levels indefinitely — without any kind of wear or aging — as long as the motor isn’t pushed past its capacity. Unfortunately, because this isn’t a perfect world, unexpected things can happen which can cause the motor to overheat. Whether the heat source is due to a parameter being input incorrectly, or an unexpected external force causing more resistance than expected — it is important to have certain forms of thermal protection in place. Since torque motors are built in such a way that they cannot be repaired and yet maintain their efficiency, it is vital to prevent any overheating — thus precluding the need to purchase a new one.

47 Everythings Related (August 2015)

We’ve recently completed a major redesign of the powertransmission. com website. I know what you’re thinking. Big deal, right? Websites are redesigned every day. It’s not really news. You’re right, of course. We’re in the news business, and when companies send us press releases about their newly redesigned websites, our first instinct as editors is to respond the same way. So what. Big deal. Moving on.

48 Engineering Extravaganza (March 2015)

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.

49 Maximizing Your Power Transmission (Engineering) (February 2015)

Engineers are often challenged with the seemingly impossible task of doing more with less. Customers want more power transmitted in a smaller space, they want more efficient designs, and, of course, they want to spend less money. So engineers are always looking for ways to squeeze the most out of their mechanical systems. They’re constantly working to maximize power density, increase energy efficiency and reduce costs to meet their customers’ needs.

50 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.

51 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.”

52 The Modified Life Rating of Rolling Bearings: A Criterion for Gearbox Design and Reliability Optimization (March 2015)

Engineers typically learn that the bearing L10 life can be estimated using the so called “C/P method” — or the “basic rating life” of the bearing, a method rooted in the 1940s. Major developments have since led to the “modified rating life,” released in ISO 281:2007, which includes the aiso life modification factor. In this paper a succession of equations used for bearing life ratings are reviewed, and current bearing life rating practices are discussed in detail. It is shown that — despite the introduction more than 30 years ago of the adjustment factor of the basic rating life, and the standardization in 2007 of the aiso modification factor — use of these improved calculation methods are not practiced by all engineers. Indeed — many continue referring to the old model as a way of seeking compliance with existing, established practices.

53 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.

54 The Race for Efficiency (August 2015)

Over the past few decades, energy efficiency in motors has become an ever-increasing concern for OEMs and manufacturers alike. With multiple energy bills mandating higher efficiency across ever-broader spectrums of motors, including the most recent Small Motor Rule by the Department of Energy, efficiency has become an essential consideration when choosing a new motor.

55 Precision Plastic Gears (Fall 2007)

Some gear geometries are more practical to produce than others. Since choices made early in the design process aff ect the ease and cost of fabrication, those who design gears would do well to consider molding and how molders operate, especially when they create precision gears.

56 Global Industrial Outlook: Oil Slick, Currency Headwinds Worsen (April 2015)

End market conditions for the power transmission industry continue to worsen. With the Euro down 13% year to date and U.S. oil production surging we are seeing increasing headwinds, if not storm clouds, for the sector.

57 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.

58 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.

59 It Doesn’t End Here (December 2016)

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. This directory represents our best effort to give you updated information about the companies who can provide you with the components you need to design, build and maintain better machinery.

60 Lightweight, Highly Efficient Drive System (February 2017)

This paper presents a joint project conducted by Ashwoods Electric Motors and Oerlikon Fairfield that uses planetary drives with an integrated electric motor. Current solutions used in production of off-highway vehicles rely upon large, heavy and inefficient brushed DC or induction motors, coupled to a planetary gearbox. This presents a number of challenges to the vehicle designers such as: limited vehicle range, limited space around the motor/drivetrain, and motor durability. The proposed integrated system utilizes an Oerlikon Fairfield Torque Hub, widely used in off-highway vehicles, and the Ashwoods first-to-market, interior permanent magnet motor. How these products are integrated, i.e. incorporating a brake solution, represents a market-changing product. Using interior permanent magnet (IPM) technology in the motor design means the motor can be up to 70% lighter, 70% smaller and 20% more efficient than traditional motors used in off-highway traction applications.

61 Energy Efficiency, Configurable Solutions Highlight Pack Expo (December 2014)

A wide variety of companies displayed mechanical power transmission and motion control technologies at Pack Expo, held in November in Chicago. The event, which is the largest packaging and processing trade show in North America, attracted more than 48,000 attendees, according to show owner and producer PMMI. The four-day event included 2,352 exhibiting companies, an increase of more than 19 percent from the previous show in 2012.

62 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.

63 Mind Sport (September 2016)

Here’s what we know about Tremont, Illinois: It’s a small village in Tazewell County, (population 2,400+), holds an annual summer turkey festival (quite popular) and the courthouse is a famous historic site where politician James Shields challenged an “up-and-coming” lawyer named Abraham Lincoln to a duel with cavalry broad swords (they showed up, but the duel never materialized). In 2016, you can add FIRST Robotics Competition World Champion to the village’s rather eccentric list of accomplishments.

64 Bearing Good News (April 2017)

This issue's focus on bearings includes a number of important and informative articles about one of the most key components in any machine design.

65 Rolling Bearing Service Life Based on Probable Cause for Removal - A Tutorial (August 2017)

A bearing service life prediction methodology and tutorial indexed to eight probable causes for bearing failure and removal are presented - including fatigue. Bearing life is probabilistic and not deterministic. Bearing manufacturers' catalogue (L10) bearing life is based on rolling-element fatigue failure, at which time 90% of a population of bearings can be reasonably expected to survive, and 10% to fail by fatigue. However, approximately 95% of all bearings are removed for cause before reaching their L10 life. A bearing failure can be defined as when the bearing is no longer fit for its intended purpose. For a single bearing, you can only predict the probability of a failure occurring at a designated time - but not the actual time to failure.

66 The Development of Worm Drives (February 2018)

A worm drive is a geared power transmission device in which a worm meshes with a worm gear to transmit power between two non-intersecting shafts that are oriented at a right angle. The worm drive has been an active and challenging topic of technological study since Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).

67 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.

68 History of a Forgotten Engine (December 2017)

In 2017, there's more variety to be found under the hood of a car than ever. Electric, hybrid and internal combustion engines all sit next to a range of transmission types, creating an ever-increasingly complex evolutionary web of technology choices for what we put into our automobiles. But every evolutionary tree has a few dead end branches that ended up never going anywhere.

69 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."

70 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.

71 Opening the Envelope on Bearing Vibration (September 2016)

Experienced operators can often tell if a machine is not working properly, on the basis that it does not ‘sound right.’ The same principle can be applied — using modern electronics — to identify the exact cause of the problem. Sensitive accelerometers can detect and analyze the vibrations from industrial equipment, highlighting problems such as misalignment or bearing imbalance. The technique is known as vibration analysis. It can identify bearing failure in the very early stages, when there is a microscopic defect on the raceway, for example. The problem is that the identifying signal is usually drowned out in all the other noise emanating from the machine.

72 Gear Design Effects on Performance of High-Speed Helical Geartrains as Used in Aerospace Drive Systems (March 2016)

The performance of high-speed helical geartrains is of particular importance for tiltrotor aircraft drive systems. These drive systems are used to provide speed reduction/torque multiplication from the gas turbine output shaft and provide the necessary offset between these parallel shafts in the aircraft. Four different design configurations have been tested in the NASA Glenn Research Center, High-Speed Helical Geartrain Test Facility. The design configurations included the current aircraft design, current design with isotropic superfinished gear surfaces, double-helical design (inward and outward pumping), increased pitch (finer teeth), and an increased helix angle. All designs were tested at multiple input shaft speeds (up to 15,000 rpm) and applied power (up to 5,000 hp). Also two lubrication, system-related, variables were tested: oil inlet temperature (160–250° F) and lubricating jet pressure (60–80 psig). Experimental data recorded from these tests included power loss of the helical system under study, the temperature increase of the lubricant from inlet to outlet of the drive system and fling-off temperatures (radially and axially). Also, all gear systems were tested with and without shrouds around the gears.

73 Powder Metal Gear Technology: A Review of the State of the Art (March 2016)

During the past 10 years, the PM industry has put a lot of focus on how to make powder metal gears for automotive transmissions a reality. To reach this goal, several hurdles had to be overcome, such as fatigue data generation on gears, verification of calculation methods, production technology, materials development, heat treatment recipes, design development, and cost studies. All of these advancements will be discussed, and a number of vehicles with powder metal gears in their transmissions will be presented. How the transmissions have been redesigned in order to achieve the required stress levels while minimizing weight and inertia, thus increasing efficiency, will also be discussed.

74 Sum of the Parts (March 2016)

Energy’s endless energy efficiency game of whack-a-mole, motors have historically always been one of the go-to moles. They’ve been in the spotlight since 1992. Over the past few decades, repeated efficiency laws have seen motor efficiency get whacked into tighter and tighter shape.

75 The Test Run (March 2016)

Modeling and simulation is a key driver of innovation. Whether it’s general manufacturing, consumer goods or life sciences, the ability to realistically model and simulate the response of parts, sub-systems and complete assemblies to increase accuracy and repeatability is vital in today’s analytical world.

76 Plan Accordingly (April 2016)

Three upcoming shows cater to different areas of power transmission components and motion control technologies, including Windpower 2016, Powdermet 2016 and the Sensors Expo & Conference. All three exhibitions will offer the latest products, solutions and latest real world applications dedicated to wind energy, powder metal technologies and sensors. Here’s a quick rundown:

77 Motors and More (June 2016)

Electric motors are often considered a mature industry— one whose basic technology wasinvented more than a century ago and whose fundamental concepts haven’t changed much since. But new applications continue to demand change. Engineers want greater efficiency, more precise control and improved reliability.

78 FZG Gearboxes Lubricated with Different Formulations of Polyalphaolefin Wind Turbine Gear Oils (August 2016)

In order to analyze the different gear oils suitable for the lubrication of wind turbine gearboxes, five fully formulated ISO VG 320 gear oils were selected. In between the selected gear oils, four PAO base oils can be found: PAOR, PAOM, PAOC and PAOX. A mineral-based oil (MINR) was also included as reference.

79 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.

80 The Stage Where It Happens (June 2016)

Although David Korins had an impressive resume of Broadway, film, television and music credits, the New York-based production designer had something to prove when interviewing for the pop culture phenomenon Hamilton. “I prepped for the interview like crazy, sketching out my ideas, presenting a scene breakdown, basically doing everything I could short of begging for the job,” Korins said. “Lin Manuel Miranda (the show’s creator and star) had developed an incredibly effective blueprint. I just wanted the opportunity to help tell his story.”

81 Alternative to Ni-Bearing Carburizing Steels (June 2016)

Standard carburizing steel 18CrNiMo7-6 is often used when high hardenability is required, but due to its highly fluctuating price, there has always been an incentive to develop Ni-free steel grades. The 23MnCrMo5-5-2 — or Jomasco 23mod — has been developed for this purpose. But to ensure smooth substitution within existing production lines, a number of points must be addressed: first, checking the response to carburizing treatments; and second, having similar mechanical properties with identical tooth root bending performance on gears. The latter is the purpose of this paper.

82 Don't Believe the "R" Word (March 2016)

For several months, many economists have been using the “R” word when it comes to manufacturing. They say we’ve been in a global manufacturing recession since some time in the fourth quarter of last year.

83 Motion, Drive and Automation at Hannover Messe 2013 (February 2013)

Power transmission and motion control companies will be on-hand during Hannover Messe 2013 to display the latest technology offerings in key product categories including roller bearings, gears, pumps, motors, transmissions, drive system components, clutches and braking systems.

84 Michigan Eyes Investment at AWEA Small and Community Wind Conference (December 2009)

The first trade show dedicated specifically to small and community wind took place in Detroit, Michigan November 3–5. 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.

85 Safety Elements for Mechanical Torque Limiters (June 2010)

The world of high horsepower drives often calls for mechanical design to be approached from different perspectives. As motors, gearboxes and machines increase in size, power density can become disproportionate from one driveline component to the next, emphasizing the need for more rugged, robust and compact equipment.

86 Solar Energy - The Alternative Alternative (October 2009)

While gear and bearing manufacturers engage in a wind energy arms race, the robotic automation industry has its sights set directly on the sun. Solar power—wind energy’s somewhat neglected step brother—has been gaining ground in alternative energy since 2001.

87 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.

88 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.

89 A Need for Reduced Energy Costs (August 2010)

Options abound for increased efficiency in lubrication.

90 Sensing the Motion: Rotary Position Sensors (August 2010)

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.

91 AWEA to Wind Supporters--Do Not Panic (December 2010)

Despite posting its slowest quarter since early 2007, AWEA remains optimistic that the wind industry can and will work successfully with the revolving doors in Washington.

92 Development of an Actuator for Ambient to Cryo Application (December 2010)

During the qualification campaign of the NIRSpec (near-infrared spectrometer) instrument mechanism, the actuator could not achieve the expected lifetime that had been extended during the development phase. The initial design could not be adapted to the requested number of revolutions during that phase. Consequently the actuator needed to be modified so that the function of the mechanism would not be endangered or, by extension, the overall function of the NIRSpec instrument. The modification included a change of the overall actuator design—internal dimensions, tolerances, materials, lubrication and assembly process—while keeping the interface to the mechanism, mass and function.

93 A Present State and Future Vision of Motor Drive Technology (December 2010)

One of the driving forces behind the industrial revolution was the invention—more than a century ago—of the electric motor. Its widespread use for all kinds of mechanical motion has made life simpler and has ultimately aided the advancement of humankind. And the advent of the inverter that facilitated speed and torque control of AC motors has propelled the use of electric motors to new realms that were inconceivable just a mere 30 years ago. Advances in power semiconductors—along with digital controls—have enabled realization of motor drives that are robust and can control position and speed to a high degree of precision. The use of AC motor drives has also resulted in energy savings and improved system efficiency. This paper reviews the development and application of inverter technology to AC motor drives and presents a vision for motor drive technology.

94 Energy Efficiency by Using Innovative Bearing Solutions (August 2010)

Based on simulation methods and calculation tools developed by the Schaeffler Group and presented in the first part of this paper, three approaches regarding increased efficiency based on rolling bearings are presented.

95 To Buy American or Not - That is the Question (April 2009)

Much has been argued about the “buy American” clause included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

96 How Green is Your Gearbox (February 2009)

Rising energy costs and concerns about global warming are at the forefront of today’s news. Turn to local or national TV programming, browse the internet or read the paper and one can find numerous stories about the seemingly irreversible energy costs and the subsequent impact that these costs have on simply doing business. As a result, we as individuals are becoming increasingly aware of the cost of energy and we are being introduced to a variety of methods and/or products that will minimize the impact of these costs.

97 Quiet Out There - Global Industrial Outlook (August 2013)

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...

98 Improved Fuel and Energy Efficiency Through Optimized Bearing Design and Selection (February 2008)

Today, better fuel economy is a main objective in the automotive development process. It remains top-of-mind with the auto industry and consumers because of costs and environmental impacts. Because the industry’s average fuel-economy standard is required to increase by 40 percent by 2020, manufacturers and engineers are working to develop fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly and reliable designs for vehicles.

99 Motion Drive and Automation at Hannover 2013 (April 2013)

Power Transmission and control companies will be on hand during Hannover Messe 2013 to display the latest technology offerings in key product categories including roller bearings, gear wheels, pumps, motors, transmissions, drive system components, clutches and braking systems.

100 Alloying Strategy Boosts Powertrain Performance (June 2013)

The development of a new, gas-carburized gear steel, necessitated by a customer-driven specification, has not only increased the power density in an existing gearbox design, but has done so without requiring any significant change to production processes or heat treatment equipment.

101 Global Industrial Outlook - Sideways (June 2013)

We have just returned from the Electrical Products Group Conference in Sarasota, Florida. This is our favorite venue because it allows us to speak with the CEOs of nearly 25 global industrial companies that include General Electric, United Technologies, Honeywell, ABB and Emerson, with combined revenue of perhaps $500 billion.

102 Events (February 2008)

The complete Events section from the February 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering, including advance coverage of IFPE 2008.

103 Events (April 2008)

The complete Events section, including technical calendar, from the April 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

104 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.

105 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.

106 BSA is the Forum that Keeps Bearing Companies Rolling (December 2008)

In today’s increasingly competitive global economy, industries and the companies that serve them are always looking for an edge. Price and quality being routinely accepted as a given, businesses—large and small—are always looking for a little help. For the worldwide bearing industry, that help exists in the form of the Bearing Specialists of America (BSA).

107 Events (June 2008)

The complete events section from the June 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering, including the calendar of events.

108 Airport Baggage Handling: Queue Conveyor Design from a Gearmotor Perspective (February 2011)

The primary driver of an airport baggage handling queue conveyor must be able to operate under increasingly demanding operating conditions, including frequent starting and stopping. The selection of the primary driver of the queue conveyor is dependent on multiple criteria, including dimensional requirements and durability characteristics.

109 Drive-Based Integrated Safety (February 2011)

While safety functions have been integrated into drives packages for some years now, the current trends are very exciting, from many angles. Today, a full complement of safety functions can be implemented at the front-end of a system design on all types of production machines, including printing, packaging, converting, materials handling and other equipment used throughout American industry.

110 Solar Power Turns a Corner (April 2014)

According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), photovoltaic (PV) installations increased 41 percent from 2012 to 2013. Additionally, 410 MW of concentrated solar power came online in 2013. Solar was the second-largest source of new electricity generating capacity in the United States.

111 PT Extras (August 2014)

See the latest videos online at powertransmission.com, including an overview of mounted bearing technology from Baldor-Dodge.

112 Global Industrial Outlook (March 2014)

Fourth quarter results were above expectations for most U.S. machinery companies, including significant revenue beats at Cummins, Caterpillar, Oshkosh Corp and PACCAR with strong North American truck demand, improving construction equipment markets and general stability elsewhere.

113 Best Practices for Gearbox Assembly and Disassembly (March 2014)

In most applications, gearbox reliability is critical to the productivity of the overall plant operation. So it follows that when industry is looking at the best ways to increase efficiency, reduce downtime, and increase profitability, gearbox performance and reliability are key factors. Designing for repair, and writing effective repair procedures, can speed the service time, and provide a quality refurbishment. The best practices listed in this article are proven, effective methods used to install and remove bearings, seals, gears, couplings and shafts within a gearbox.

114 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.

115 No Time to Kill for Barge Operation (August 2014)

The scene is serene and picturesque. Sunshine reflects off the light chop of the Ohio River, as a barge winds its way into view. While those driving along Louisville’s River Road may be inclined to reach for a camera to capture this idyllic scene, the mood at Nugent Sand Company is anything but tranquil.

116 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.

117 Load Capacity and Efficiency of Grease-Lubricated Worm Gears (September 2014)

Varying installation requirements for worm gears, as, for example, when used in modular gear systems, can necessitate grease lubrication - especially when adequate sealing for oil lubrication would be too complex. Such worm gears are being increasingly used in outside applications such as solar power plants and slew drives. While knowledge about the operating conditions is often appropriate, the basic understanding for load capacity and efficiency under grease lubrication is quite poor. Investigations done at FZG and sponsored by FVA/AiF are shown here to give an impression of the basic factors of load capacity and efficiency. The results of the investigation indicate a satisfying quality of calculations on heat, load capacity and efficiency based on characteristic parameters of the base oil with only slight modifications to the methodology known from DIN 3996 or ISO TR 14521.

118 Wind Turbine Field and Test Rig Testing as Part of the Design Process for Gearboxes (September 2014)

The growth of worldwide energy consumption and emerging industrial markets demands an increase of renewable energy shares. The price pressure coming from coal, oil, nuclear and natural gas energy - combined with enormous worldwide production capacities for components of wind turbines - make wind energy a highly competitive market. The testing and validation of gearboxes within the test rig and the turbine environment attract a strong focus to the needs of the industry. The following contribution sums up the typical process requirements and provides examples for successful system and component verifications based on field measurements.

119 Bosch Rexroth Offers Hydraulic Solution for Blast Furnace (September 2014)

While the basic design of iron and coke blast furnaces is centuries old, today's steel makers are looking for innovative ways to produce molten iron with increased production and efficiency

120 Value Added at MDA, IANA and IMTS (September 2014)

What was once targeted specifically toward the machine tool and metalworking industries, IMTS 2014 in Chicago spent a great deal of time and resources on automation, controls, mechanical components, self-diagnostics and an increase in productivity on the shop floor.

121 Bearing Specialists Celebrate Successful Convention (June 2014)

The Bearing Specialists Association held its annual convention at the Fairmont Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. from May 3-7. More than 160 distributors and manufacturers attended the convention, which included committee meetings, business meetings, guest speakers, and social events.

122 The Workhorse of Industry: The Induction Motor (December 2013)

A brief overview of the induction motor, including the basics of construction, performance and variable speed drives.

123 Rolling Bearings in High-Speed Passenger Traffic (June 2012)

Passenger transport today moves significantly faster than ever before, often operating on separate tracks especially designed for high-speed trains. Accordingly, high-speed rolling bearings are very important components in the bogies of trains today. Maximum train speeds currently reach 380 km/h (236 mph) in the latest high-speed applications - 80% higher than in the earlier days of high-speed traffic. This paper presents two application examples of modern, high-speed traffic, together with some typical bearing arrangements and housings. It provides insight regarding measures taken in the bearing industry to meet the requirements of contemporary, high-speed traffic, and it cites important standards and regulations applicable for - but not restricted to - European applications. To be precise, the focus here is on journal bearings; information on traction motor bearings, transmission bearings and housings is included, but described in less detail.

124 Braking Toward the Future (August 2012)

In the past decade, electrohydraulic braking systems--including ABS and traction control--have grown increasingly popular, due largely to the vehicle design flexibility and performance advantages they offer. The industry has seen several other instances of intelligent machine controls, unrelated to braking, over the years as well. But what all of these technologies have typically had in common is that they’ve existed as standalone, point-to-point functions that have not been integrated together. The present and future of braking is all about taking the next logical step--getting fully connected and finding ways to embed intelligence throughout a machine.

125 Nervy Enterprise and Edgy Engineering: A Cant-Miss Mix (June 2012)

Fairchild International, a U.S.-based manufacturer of underground mining equipment, has produced battery-powered DC scoops since the early 1980s. With 17 different models available, Fairchild offers a size to fit any coal mining operation, making it the leader in the industry.

126 As Risk Recedes, Market Rises (April 2013)

The S&P 500 has rallied six percent since our last review...here's analyst Brian Langenberg's take on what's next for the industrial economy.

127 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.

128 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.

129 Considering the Mechanical Aspects of ATEX (December 2012)

For the past 30 years or more, designers have paid due diligence to the electrical aspect of hazardous atmosphere equipment design, but have often ignored the mechanical side. In recent years, the mechanical aspects of ATEX design have increasingly come to light. Not only do electrical power transmission products, but also mechanical power transmission products need to comply with the ATEX directive.

130 The Efficient Drive System (December 2013)

It's a fact that drive systems wouldn't function properly or efficiently without couplings. They quietly go about their business of transferring motion from one drive element to the next. In the PT market today, couplings have the unique challenge of satisfying a variety of customer needs including tighter tolerances, higher speeds and a more versatile selection process.

131 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.

132 Gears and Gear Drives Product Focus (February 2013)

Our product focus includes the latest technology in gears and gear drives from the leading manufacturers.

133 PT Extras (February 2013)

See the latest updates to powertransmission.com in the February 2013 issue, including our newsletter, online videos and additions to the buyers guide.

134 Encouragement and Enthusiasm (December 2014)

In the Stott household, we love math. Well, maybe not everyone in my household loves it equally, but since they were in kindergarten, whenever one of my children asked me for help with math homework, my reply has been an instant and cheerful “We love math!”

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1 Techno, Inc. Introduces Gripping System (April 5, 2011)
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2 Nexen Partners with Industri-Motion Inc. (January 14, 2016)
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3 J.W. Winco Offers Vibration and Shock Absorption Mounts (January 25, 2017)
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4 J.W. Winco Offers Retaining Magnet Assemblies (February 4, 2016)
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5 J.W. Winco GN 490 Aluminum Adjustable Two-Way Clamping Joints Now Come in Metric Sizes (November 17, 2015)
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6 J.W. Winco Releases Stainless Steel Fork Heads (January 6, 2016)
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7 Service Engineering, Inc. publishes new website (July 7, 2009)
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8 Timken Signs Aftermarket Sales Agency Agreement with National Sales Inc. (March 22, 2007)
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9 J.W. Winco Offers Revolving Ball Knobs (June 13, 2014)
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10 Siemens and HP Inc. Collaborate on 3D Printing Solutions (May 31, 2016)
Siemens recently announced it is collaborating with HP Inc. to develop new solutions to transform additive manufacturing (AM) from a prot...

11 J.W. Winco Offers Adjustable Levers (July 17, 2013)
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12 J.W. Winco Hex Keys Allow for Secure Work in Narrow Spaces (April 21, 2016)
J.W. Winco, Inc. now offers No. 911LG-H100F Long Arm Hexagon Key Sets with Ball End (100 Degree Angle), in inch sizes. These RoHS-complia...

13 JW Winco Flat Knurled Thumb Screw Offer Number of Assembly Options (January 11, 2018)
JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced the offering of GN 653.2 Steel ...

14 J.W. Winco Latch Clamps Utilized for Harsh Environments (February 23, 2016)
J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, now offers GN 854 Latch Clamps with Trigger Function, in metric s...

15 J.W. Winco Announces EN 450 Ball-Shaped Door Catches (November 21, 2014)
J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers EN 450 ball-shaped door catches, in metri...

16 CRP Industries Inc. Marks 60-Year Milestone (March 3, 2015)
CRP Industries Inc., a  leader in the automotive parts and industrial products sectorsrecently, recenttly marked its 60th anniv...

17 Custom Service Solutions, Inc. Introduces New 12-inch MiJETTM Parts Cleaning and Collection Unit (March 25, 2015)
Custom Service Solutions, Inc. recently introduced its 12 inch MiJET parts cleaning and collection unit. This new model has a larger diam...

18 J.W. Winco Now Offers GN 21 Stainless Steel Leveling Feet (February 3, 2015)
J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 21 stainless steel leveling fe...

19 Polygon Solutions, Inc. Joins National Association of Manufacturers (January 29, 2015)
Polygon Solutions Inc. recently announced it is joining the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The Florida company manufacturer...

20 J.W. Winco Introduces New Steel and Stainless Steel Door Hinges (January 8, 2015)
J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, recently announced it now offers GN 129.2 steel and stainless ste...

21 J.W. Winco Offers New Revolving Ball Knobs (December 11, 2014)
J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it's now offering GN 319.5 revolving ball knobs, lo...

22 J.W. Winco Stainless Steel Clamping Levers are Torque Free (May 14, 2015)
J.W. Winco, Inc. recently announced it now offers GN 927.5 stainless steel clamping levers with eccentrical cam, with plastic contact pla...

23 J. W. Winco Adds Threaded Set Collars (October 11, 2012)
J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers series GN 706.3 Threaded Set Collars, in ...

24 J.W. Winco Bull's Eye Levels Have Mounting Flange (May 31, 2016)
J.W. Winco, Inc. now offers GN 2277 Bulls-Eye Levels with Mounting Flange, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant bull’s-eye le...

25 Steinmeyer Inc. Announces Line of Double-Nut Ball Screws (December 14, 2007)
The Series 1510 by Steinmeyer Inc. is equipped with a spring preloaded double nut that compensates for torque variations due to inaccurac...

26 Big Kaiser's Boring Tools Allows Users to Make Incremental Adjustments (July 11, 2007)
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. introduces a patent-pending new series of Kaiser boring tools. The new series has adjusting resolu...

27 J.W. Winco Now Offers Lifting Eye Bolts in Inch Sizes (May 28, 2015)
J.W. Winco, Inc. recently announced it now offers WN 580 inch size lifting eye bolts. Eye bolts are made of forged1030 carbon steel, ASTM...

28 Rino Mechanical Components Inc. Launches E-Series Gearboxes (November 14, 2007)
With a recent upgrade to its mechanical tools, Rino Mechanical Components Inc. unveiled its new E-series of gearboxes. The E-series featu...

29 J.W. Winco's Steel Hinges Resist Tampering (July 6, 2016)
J.W. Winco, Inc. recently announced it now offers GN 129.5 Stainless Steel Hinges, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant hinges are used ...

30 igus Inc. Introduces New Actuators (April 26, 2006)
igus Inc. announced the availability of the company’s first linear actuator. The new DryLin ZLW is a lightweight, toothed-belt linea...

31 St-Pierre Joins Nordex USA, Inc. (May 6, 2011)
Nordex USA, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Dany St-Pierre to vice president sales. A respected leader in the wind indust...

32 Techno, Inc. Releases Multi-Axis Stepper Controller (October 8, 2010)
Techno, Inc. Linear Motion Systems has released the iMC-P1 multi-axis stepper controller. This single-to four-axis controller i...

33 SOR Controls Acquires Smart Sensors Inc. (October 4, 2013)
SOR Controls Group, Ltd. announced it has acquired Smart Sensors Incorporated (SSi), enabling SOR to strengthen its portfolio of temperat...

34 J.W. Winco Introduces Mini Indexing Plungers (June 13, 2017)
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35 J.W. Winco Releases Actuator Line (January 18, 2011)
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36 Siemens and HP Inc. Partner on 3D Printing Solutions (September 7, 2017)
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37 Taco, Inc. Completes HI Pump Test Approval Program (December 27, 2017)
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38 J.W. Winco Offers Steel Control Levers (December 1, 2017)
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39 Balluff Transducer Includes VARAN Bus Interface (February 25, 2011)
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40 JW Winco Launches New Logo and Company Website (September 19, 2017)
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41 Sensors Expo Preview: Micronor Inc. (June 12, 2017)
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42 J.W. Winco Offers Hinges with Safety Switch in Stainless Steel (April 6, 2017)
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43 J.W. Winco Offers Plastic Hollow Knurled Knobs (July 19, 2016)
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44 J.W. Winco Releases Torque Limiting Knurled Knobs (October 21, 2016)
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45 Happach Named President of Lovejoy, Inc. (July 13, 2016)
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46 Timken Acquires Industrial Coupling Manufacturer Lovejoy Inc. (July 11, 2016)
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47 Groschopp, Inc., Expanding Innovation and Quality Online (December 16, 2014)
Groschopp Inc. is now offering customers the ability to order custom motors and gear motors online. A recent redesign of Groschopp’...

48 J.W. Winco Offers Steel Horizontal Acting Toggle Clamps (November 11, 2016)
J.W. Winco, Inc. recently announced it now offers GN 820.4 Steel Horizontal Acting Toggle Clamps with Safety Hook Latch, with Vertical Mo...

49 J.W. Winco Offers Leveling Sets (November 23, 2016)
J.W. Winco, Inc. announced it now has available GN 350.2 Steel Leveling Sets with Spherical Washer. The leveling sets, made from steel, ...

50 Hydraulic Institute Signs Agreement with Hydro Inc. (November 12, 2013)
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51 Parker Acquires Clarcor Inc. (March 1, 2017)
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52 HBM Inc. Offers Digital Torque Transducer (February 13, 2017)
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53 MMI Offers Stainless and Inconel Ring Seals (December 22, 2016)
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54 J.W. Winco Offers Steel Set Screw with Retaining Magnet (January 2, 2014)
J.W. Winco, Inc. now offers GN 913.6 Steel Set Screws with Retaining Magnet, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant set screws are a shiel...

55 Inch and Metric Magnetic Disk Couplings from Sterling Instrument Feature No Wearing Parts (July 8, 2009)
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56 Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America Inc. are combining to form Yaskawa America Inc. (June 21, 2010)
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57 Shaft Locking Bushings Incorporate Double Walled Sleeve (July 29, 2010)
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58 Lincoln Electric Introduces Arc Welding Solutions (August 20, 2010)
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59 Quebec-Area Manufacturing Increases (May 10, 2010)
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60 High Speed Ogura Mico Clutch Enhanced to Include Shaft (April 13, 2009)
Ogura has enhanced the Hi-Mic5 clutch to include a shaft designed to customer specifications. The electromagnetic clutch incorporates...

61 Steinmeyer, Inc. Introduces High-Precision XY Linear Stage (February 7, 2008)
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62 alpha & Wittenstein Increase Measurement Accuracy (February 18, 2008)
New sensor technology from alpha & Wittenstein integrates torque and force sensors into the housing of servo gear reducers, enabling ...

63 Third Quarter Motor Shipments Increase Despite Forecasts (November 24, 2008)
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64 Sick Stegmann, Inc. Introduces Incremental Encoders (December 28, 2007)
The DSF 60 incremental encoder delivers from one to 65,536 ppr in an industry-standard 60 mm housing. Built on the company’s &ldquo...

65 Redex Andantex Uses Mechanical Preload System to Increase Drive Capacity (June 12, 2007)
The new DualDrive from REDEX ANDANTEX eliminates backlash and increases the rigidity of rack and pinion drives using a patented mechanica...

66 Sterling Instruments New Precision Internal Gears Selectable by Inches or Millimeters (April 30, 2006)
New precision internal gears from Sterling Instrument are available from stock in inch and metric sizes. The 20? pressure angle inch ...

67 Danaher Motion’s New Electronic Indexer Delivers Increase in Throughput (January 12, 2007)
Danaher Motion introduces the rotary indexer product set. This fully programmable direct drive solution provides electronic indexing in a...

68 Cincinnati Machine Introduces CNC Tape Layer Technology (February 6, 2007)
Cincinnati Machine's new CHARGER Series of machines were designed to improve upon the technology and productivity of CNC composite ta...

69 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...

70 New Lubrication from Linear Systems Offers Increased Smoothness (April 15, 2006)
The Precision Alliance and KSS Ball Screws introduce a dramatic improvement in lubrication of anti-friction linear bearing and ball screw...

71 Micronor’s Motorized Potentiometers Include 4-20 mA Control Option (February 21, 2005)
The MR267 current loop controller (CLC) option remotely controls a motorized potentiometer and/or rotary cam switch via 4-20mA current ...

72 Winco and Star Cutter Consolidate Sales (April 1, 2005)
Michael E. Winbald, president of Winco Industries, Brad Lawton, president of Star Cutter Co. and David W. Goodfellow, president of Star S...

73 HSI’s Linear Actuators Include Encoder Feedback (April 13, 2006)
Haydon Switch & Instrument’s size 11 hybrid linear actuators are now available with encoder feedback. According to the company&...

74 Brevini Power Transmission Acquires Brevini Winches (March 1, 2007)
Brevini Power Transmission completed its acquisition of Brevini Winches, a sister company specialized in the business of hoisting winches...

75 Association Report Reflects 10 Percent Sales Increase for Domestic Distributors (March 8, 2007)
The Power Transmission Distributors Association released data for 2006 year-end relating to trends for distributors and manufacturers of ...

76 J.W. Winco's Linear Actuators Available With Two Separate Threaded Shafts (June 20, 2007)
J.W. Winco offers metric linear actuators with two separate threaded shafts.The actuators feature guide tubes of chrome plated precision ...

77 ITW Rocol's Lubricant Applied to Grinding Wheels to Increase Belt Life (July 9, 2007)
Accu-Lube Stick lubricant is a ready-to-use lubricant stick that is applied to the tool before start-up. Accu-Lube Stick can be used on g...

78 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 ...

79 Handbook of Inch Drive Components: 790-2 (June 20, 2007)
The process of selecting small INCH size drive components for new prototypes or production applications just became easier with the publi...

80 Mayr Brake Increases Safety of Vertical Axes (February 11, 2011)
If there is a danger of falling loads on vertical axes in areas where personnel have to work, additional measures must be taken to minimi...

81 J.W. Winco’s New Actuators Available in Stainless Steel (May 29, 2007)
J.W. Winco now offers metric linear actuators with left- and right-hand thread. According to the company's press release, the act...

82 Handbook of INCH Drive Components: 790-2 (May 29, 2007)
The catalog itself includes over 48,000 off-the-shelf standardized commercial and precision quality INCH size components, including over ...

83 Lenze’s Brakes Include IP65 Enclosure (August 14, 2007)
A new series of brakes from INTORQ with IP65 enclosure offers a  solution for stopping and holding duties in damp or dirty environme...

84 REO-USA Increases Motor Lifespan (August 26, 2014)
In mission critical industries such as pharmaceuticals or paper and pulp, a motor malfunction can translate to millions of dollars in los...

85 SICK Launches DFS60S Pro Incremental Encoder (March 17, 2016)
SICK announced the launch of the DFS60S Pro incremental encoder for functional safety. The DFS60S Pro incremental encoder is a Certi...

86 Ricardo Software Ignite Vehicle System Simulator Incorporates Modelon's Optimica Compiler Toolkit (May 3, 2016)
Ricardo Software recently announced a key partnership that will deliver immediate benefits to users of its Ignite complete vehicle system...

87 Schaeffler Increases Capacity in Two U.S. Locations (May 17, 2016)
The Schaeffler Group is increasing its capacity at two U.S. locations by building new manufacturing halls and administration buildings. E...

88 WABCO Acquires MICO Incorporated (February 9, 2016)
WABCO, an innovator and global supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, recently announced...

89 EPC Model 30M Designed to Provide Accurate Incremental Feedback in Harsh Conditions (November 6, 2015)
Encoder Products Company (EPC) recently introduced the all new Model 30M, a low-profile 30mm diameter magnetic encoder module. The Model ...

90 Stafford Stainless Steel Shaft Collars and Mounting Devices Include 18-8 or 316 SST Fastener for Use in Harsh Applications (August 12, 2015)
Stafford Manufacturing Corp. recently introduced a full line of stainless steel shaft collars, couplings, and flange mounts designed for ...

91 Ruland Thin Line Shaft Collars Offer Increased Holding Power (August 26, 2015)
Ruland recently designed thin line shaft collars with a narrow profile and reduced weight to meet the requirements of encoder application...

92 Mitutoyo KA-200 Counter Updated With Absolute and Incremental Modes (September 22, 2015)
Mitutoyo America Corporation recently announced the KA-200 Counter, a multiple feature, intuitive display unit for linear scales. The lat...

93 Sensors Expo Preview: Micronor Inc. (June 2, 2016)
At Sensors Expo 2016 (June 22-23, San Jose, CA USA), Micronor will unveil the MR386 ZapFREE Microswitch purposely designed to meet the ch...

94 SKF Explorer Bearings Include High-Performance Seal Option (March 23, 2017)
SKF is making its high performance RSH seal design available on a larger range of SKF Explorer deep groove ball bearings. The tried and t...

95 Kuebler Expands Versatile Incremental Encoders for Harsh Environments (August 22, 2017)
Expanding on its line of versatile incremental encoders, Kuebler now offers a ruggedized hollow shaft alternative for use in harsh enviro...

96 NEMA's Industrial Controls Indexes Increase in First Quarter (September 12, 2017)
NEMA’s Primary Industrial Controls index showed a 0.5 percent decrease in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter ...

97 KISSsoft Calculations Include Splines, Springs and Plain Hydrodynamic Bearings (September 22, 2017)
KISSsoft's spline calculation now also includes a new function for calculating the strength of involute splined joints according to A...

98 Process Expo Preview: Stober Drives, Inc. (August 18, 2017)
Stober Drives will be displaying a variety of products at Process Expo 2017 at Booth 2637 (North Hall). This includes the quality-proven,...

99 Currax Incorporates Siemens Simatic S7 Controller Systems (August 11, 2017)
Mechanics, electrics, automation – Currax is reinforcing its role and expanding its drive portfolio with IDS Digital. Besides a wid...

100 KISSsoft Includes Latest Bearing Data from Schaeffler (July 5, 2017)
KISSsoft version 03/2017 now includes the latest data from the Schaeffler rolling bearings catalog for the INA and FAG brands.The company...

101 Gadget Girls Visit Principal Manufacturing Corporation (August 10, 2017)
On July 19th, 35 girls between the ages of 12 and 16 visited ICATT (Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training) company Principa...

102 Stafford Shaft Collars and Couplings Include 3,600 Standard Items for Building and Maintenance Converting Equipment (July 30, 2015)
Stafford is now offering its standard line of shaft collars and couplings in a range of designs and materials for building and maintainin...

103 Expanded Line of LeCentric Helical In-Line Reducers Includes Ratios up to 18,587 lb-in Torque (June 3, 2015)
Grove Gear's expanded range of LeCentric helical in-line reducers offers advantages for OEM and MRO applications alike, with quick de...

104 Induction Motors Increase Productivity (November 16, 2011)
Linear Induction Motors (LIM) from H2W Technologies can move large, heavy loads quickly and reliably increasing productivity, or with hig...

105 Kaman Industrial Acquires Catching FluidPower, Inc. (December 20, 2011)
Kaman Corporation recently announced that its subsidiary, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation, has acquired the business of Catchin...

106 USMTO Reports Increase in Manufacturing Technology Orders (March 12, 2012)
January U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $401.69 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Thi...

107 Small Wind Sees Increase in Sales Revenue in 2010 (October 24, 2011)
America's small wind turbine industry saw substantial growth in 2010, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported recently, ...

108 Maxon Power Package Includes Gear and Encoder Options (September 22, 2011)
Maxon Motor's newly designed 70 Watt flat brushless motor delivers a max. continuous torque of 130 mNm at an efficiency of up to 85 p...

109 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...

110 NEMA's Motor Shipment Index Increases (August 22, 2011)
Demand for motors grew for a fourth straight quarter during the April to June 2011 period as NEMA's Motors Shipments Index increased ...

111 Motoman Increases Education and Training Programs (March 28, 2012)
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) recently announced the opening of the Motoman Robot Laboratory at the Southern Indiana C...

112 Victrex Increases Lifetime of Sliding Bushing in Water Pump (April 11, 2012)
Automobile manufacturers are feeling the pressures of obtaining improved fuel economy and lowering maintenance costs for owners. One solu...

113 New Redex Gears Offer Increased Versatility (November 10, 2014)
Versatility is the key issue for manufacturers of multi-axis milling machines and vertical turning lathes. The same machine must be able ...

114 Bosch Rexroth's Adaptive Systems Increases Throughput by 50 Percent (November 26, 2014)
Adaptive Systems technology minimizes unwanted movements like oscillations and vibrations, increasing process throughput by up to 50 perc...

115 New R+W Safety Coupling Handbook Includes the Heavy-Duty ST Series (May 13, 2015)
R+W Coupling Technology recently released a new and updated version of its “Safety and Overload Couplings” educational handbo...

116 Techno Inc. Hosts In-House CNC Seminar (March 21, 2013)
Guest speaker and award winning CNC Designer, Jamie Oxenham, renowned expert in the field of film props, television, print advertising, t...

117 Stafford Weldable Shaft Collars Include Custom Solutions (March 5, 2013)
A line of weldable shaft collars that now includes couplings to let users create custom solutions for their power transmission, motion co...

118 Manufacturing Technology Orders Off to Best Start Since 1998 (April 17, 2012)
February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $444.06 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT).&nb...

119 ABB Joins Partners in THINC (November 7, 2012)
Okuma America Corporation recently announced that ABB has joined Partners in THINC. ABB, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, operates i...

120 IFR Reports Steady Increase in Robotics (April 28, 2011)
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) reported a shipment of 115,000 industrial robots which means that the number of units s...