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1 IMTS 2016 Booth Preview (August 2016)

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

2 Product News (December 2016)

News about the most recent products to hit the market.

3 Product News (December 2012)

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

4 Product News (March 2014)

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5 Product News (April 2009)

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6 Industry News (December 2016)

News from around the industry.

7 Product News (December 2008)

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8 Product News (March 2017)

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9 Product News (February 2014)

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10 Product News (June 2008)

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11 Product News (February 2009)

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12 Industry News (August 2013)

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13 Drive and Motor Basics (October 2013)

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

14 Wall to Wall Technology (August 2014)

With the addition of Industrial Automation North America (IANA) as well as Motion, Drive & Automation North America(MDA NA), IMTS 2014 has greatly expanded its range of manufacturing technology services. These co-located shows complement the metalworking solutions found at IMTS by bringing in key suppliers from around the world.

15 Industry News (February 2015)

News from around the Industry

16 Industry News (October 2014)

PERSONNEL CHANGES AND EXPANSION HIGHLIGHT CICERO, ILLINOIS GEAR MANUFACTURER

17 Product News (December 2013)

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

18 PT Extras (April 2013)

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

19 Product News (April 2011)

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

20 Product News (December 2010)

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

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

Maximizing packaging machine productivity and performance is imperative to success and is driving OEMs to adopt and invest in the latest technologies that can meet their customers’ challenges. At the forefront of these performance-driven technologies is an integrated control system—or programmable automation controller (PAC)—and latest-generation motion solutions.

22 Product News (August 2011)

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

23 Product News (February 2015)

News from around the Industry

24 Motion Control - Product Spotlight (August 2011)

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

25 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.

26 Product News (February 2016)

Latest information about upcoming products.

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

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

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

If there are two things that are in tight supply in the industry, it's time and talent. Manufacturers are always pressured to do more faster, and the industry is producing fewer experts to help them do it, so the industry's had to get crafty and find what time-cutting procedures they can.

29 Industry News (June 2017)

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

30 Tailor-Made (August 2017)

The Role of Coupling Technology in Current Developments in Industry

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

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

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

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

33 Product News (February 2017)

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

34 Industry News (September 2016)

Latest News from around the Industry

35 Product News (Fall 2007)

Latest Product News

36 Industry News (February 2016)

Latest news from around the Industry

37 Industry News (March 2016)

News from around the industry

38 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.

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

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

40 Product News (September 2016)

News about recent products in the Industry

41 Product News (August 2010)

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

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

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

43 Product News (August 2014)

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

44 DC Motor Protection (June 2013)

The purpose of DC motor protection is to extend a motor's lifespan by protecting it from conditions that can damage the motor's windings--both electrically and mechanically.

45 Industry News (August 2014)

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

46 Full Throttle (September 2014)

The Formula Renault 3.5 is seen as a crucial stepping stone on the way into the premier class, the Formula 1. Ambitious racers do not just bring their talents - they also have highly efficient motors on board to control the throttle of their 530-hp V8 engines.

47 Electric Vehicles Need Quieter Gears (October 2014)

For Mark Findlay of UK specialist driveline consultancy Drive System Design, reducing gear noise to suit the low noise levels in an electric vehicle cabin has meant throwing away the rule book.

48 Product News (October 2014)

News about new Products in the industry.

49 Should You Pay a Premium for a Mounted Ball Bearing (December 2013)

Mounted ball bearings are everywhere in industrial applications. They serve critical roles in keeping a manufacturing operation running smoothly and in ensuring that equipment functions properly and reliably. So why might it be advisable to spend significantly more for a dimensionally comparable bearing from one supplier versus another?

50 Industry News (October 2013)

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

51 Product News (December 2009)

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

52 Product News (April 2008)

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

53 Reducing Electricity Cost through Use of Premium Efficiency Motors (February 2010)

motors with premium efficiency counterparts presents businesses with a significant opportunity to reduce operating costs. A comparison between premium and standard efficiency motors from 0.25 to 10 horsepower is conducted; comparisons of full-load efficiencies are shown, and estimated payback periods are calculated. Methods for calculating the yearly kilowatt-hour consumption and yearly cost savings of premium efficiency motors for this horsepower range are also given. The cost advantages of premium efficiency motors are summarized, and relevant examples of real world cost savings are shown.

54 Development of an Educational Engineering Workshop on Electric Vehicle and Motor Technology (June 2010)

This paper describes the development of an educational program centered on electric motor and electric vehicle technology at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Edgerton Center.

55 Opportunities Amidst Crises (February 2011)

Energy-challenged industries--and countries--can benefit from improved motor design and materials.

56 Urban Mobility--Reinventing the Wheel (December 2010)

Suggesting a bicycle is environmentally friendly is stating the obvious. But the Copenhagen Wheel, unveiled at the 2009 COP15 United Nations Climate Conference, is taking green technology and cycling in a new direction.

57 Chariots to Steamboats to E-Fans (October 2014)

Heaven help Mr. Deane were he around today. In our non-stop world of transportation & transport technology, for at least the past decade it is without question the electric car that has drawn most of the attention

58 Product News (June 2015)

News about latest Products in the Industry

59 Baldor Motor Basics: Factors that Determine Industrial Electric Bills (August 2017)

A good deal of confusion exists regarding the factors that determine an industrial electric bill. The following information is presented to help sort out the various items on which billing is based, and to offer suggestions on measures to help control and reduce electric utility bills.

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 Custom-Made Manufacturing (June 2008)

Sound business model increases opportunities for Misumi USA Inc.

62 Product News (October 2008)

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

63 Product News (February 2010)

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

64 Product News (August 2008)

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

65 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.

66 Minimum Design Speed Considerations for Sleevoil Bearings for Industrial Fan Applications (September 2016)

Slow speed operation of fan systems within the air handling industry is generally performed due to two reasons: a coast down operation is required for hot (induced draft) fans to cool down before shutdown (often by using a turning gear), and operational efficiency improvements can be achieved during non-peak periods by slow speed operation using a VFD. In either case, when these fans are supported by hydrodynamic bearings, it is the oil film thickness developed from the bearing-shaft interaction that limits the minimum speed that can be maintained without causing premature wear and bearing failure. This paper will present a brief overview of lubrication theory and critical design parameters to achieve slow speed operation.

67 Industry News (December 2015)

News from around the industry

68 When it Comes to Mining, Bigger is Best (June 2015)

One of the key challenges in the mining industry today is maintaining throughput in the face of ore grade quality that has declined by 40 percent in the last decade.

69 Reducing Food Processing Plant Energy Costs (February 2016)

U.S. manufacturers, such as food processors, face an unprecedented competitive environment and must look for ways to be profitable without negatively affecting the quality of finished products.

70 Product News (Spring 2007)

News about upcomming products

71 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.

72 Energy Strategy Makes a Difference (June 2010)

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