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1 Getting Creative (October 2012)

Beverage industry conveyor pours on advantages in distribution center. Case study describes the new conveying systems at Motion Industries Canada.

2 PT Extras (August 2013)

Gear Expo coverage, plus a new video from Motion Industries and Rexnord.

3 Industry News (October 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

4 Industry News (September 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the September 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

5 Thermal Growth Issues and Solutions for Shaft Couplings (August 2018)

Many refineries and chemical plants are built with large pieces of rotating equipment in an outdoor setting exposed to the elements. The author has been researching thermal growth issues for decades across North America.

6 Industry News (December 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the December 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

7 Realizing the High Precision Load Handling Benefits of Rodless Electromechanical Actuators (February 2019)

Electromechanical rodless linear actuators can offer better load handling in smaller spaces than rod-style actuators, but realizing those benefits requires careful attention at the specification level. Whether you are replacing a failed actuator, looking for better performance or building a new application from the ground up, success depends on how precisely you specify application requirements.

8 Industry News (March 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the March 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

9 Industry News (February 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

10 Pushing Forward with Belts and Chains (June 2018)

The technology continues to evolve in chain- and belt-driven systems

11 Product News (February 2019)

The complete Product News section from the February 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

12 Industry News (April 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the April 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

13 INDUSTRY NEWS (March 2015)

News From the Industry

14 PTExtras (December 2012)

Take a look at some of the latest videos posted on powertransmission.com, plus the most recent updates to our online buyers guide.

15 Industry News (October 2012)

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

16 Industry News (February 2018)

The latest new hires and corporate announcements from around the industry.

17 Industry news (April 2015)

News From Around the Industry

18 Industry News (August 2013)

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

19 Fluid Couplings vs VFDs for High Inertia Rotating Driven Loads (September 2017)

As the old adage goes, "There is more than one way to skin a cat." In the early stages of any project, system designers are faced with choices; whether they are designing a new application or retrofitting an old one, they need to determine what is the most efficient, economical and practical way of completing the task at hand. Though there are usually at least two viable means to accomplish the task, the first step is always to review and weigh the merits of each option.

20 Industry News (September 2015)

News From Around the Gear Industry

21 Industry News (August 2017)

Schaeffler invests in North America, plus other news from around the industry.

22 Industry News (April 2016)

News from around the Industry.

23 In Motion (March 2019)

The following special product news section examines the latest products and technologies in motion control.

24 Product News (August 2010)

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

25 Introducing the Ball Screw (December 2018)

The Swiss Army Knife of PT Components.

26 Selecting and Sizing Ball Screw Drives (October 2012)

The ball screw drive is an assembly that converts rotary motion to linear motion and vice versa. The ball screw drive consists of a ball screw and a ball nut with recirculating ball bearings...

27 Gears, Fluid Power and Electric (February 2019)

The American Gear Manufacturers Association has evolved its trade show. What was formerly Gear Expo is now the Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), an event intended to represent the entire motion and power transmission supply chain. As part of the expansion of the show’s scope, AGMA has partnered with the NFPA (National Fluid Power Association) to include a fluid power pavilion and additional educational sessions.

28 The ABCs of Linear Motion Rolling Guides (December 2018)

Improving System Performance One Application at a Time. PTE recently caught up with IKO, Rollon and THK to breakdown the basics in linear motion rolling guides.

29 Product News (June 2009)

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

30 Gearmotors Pulling, Pushing and Controlling Their Weight (October 2018)

Industrial mainstay adapts to remain relevant in a 4.0 world

31 Product News (June 2013)

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

32 Planning Ahead (April 2019)

Navigating Clutch/Brake Operation in Harsh Environmental Conditions: Chemicals, saltwater, food particles, heat, dust, and electrical corrosion are just a few of the many issues that can cause clutches and brakes to fail prematurely.

33 Engineering Showcase - March 2019 (March 2019)

Special advertising section featuring mechatronics and motion control.

34 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.

35 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."

36 Product News (August 2017)

The latest tools and techologies in power transmission, motion control and related components.

37 Miniature Motion Solutions (June 2017)

Motor technology thrives in aerospace/defense applications.

38 Industry News (March 2017)

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

39 Motors and Mechatronics - Moving to a Higher Plane (September 2017)

This is an article about motors - preventive motor maintenance, actually. And something else - mechatronics. In today's high-tech manufacturing and industrial use environments, it is near impossible to talk about equally complex motor maintenance and repair-or-replace protocols without it.

40 Smarter Machines Need Smarter Components (March 2018)

The future of motion control is connectivity. Read this issue to learn why.

41 Purchasing Efficiency (September 2018)

You may have noticed a lot of merger and acquisition activity lately in the power transmission industry. What does it mean?

42 Making the Smart Choice in PT Components (April 2018)

The Latest Clutch & Brake Technology Looks at Reliability, Cost and Design Specifications.

43 12 Current Trends in Motion Control (March 2018)

Smart Factory solutions hint at machine design potential in 2018.

44 Product News (October 2018)

The complete Product News section from the October 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

45 Product News (April 2017)

Clutches and Brakes take center stage in the April 2017 edition of Product News.

46 Industry News (September 2017)

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

47 Industry News (June 2017)

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

48 Product News (June 2017)

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

49 Industry News (April 2017)

Corporate and personnel announcements from the April 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

50 Force Control Assists in Helicopter Transmission Overhaul (December 2017)

Oil shear brake technology is the key to quick and reliable test stand development.

51 Product News (March 2018)

The complete Product News section from the March 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

52 Keeping Production Running (April 2019)

Cement Backer Board Plant Utilizes Oil Shear Clutch Brake

53 Gearbox Innovation Evolves in Step with Expanding Servo Market (September 2018)

Approximately one quarter of all servo motors around the world require some type of gear reduction in their applications. From large satellite dishes to precision medical devices, gearboxes boost torque and reduce speed for servos in order for them to be sized more efficiently. While gearbox fundamentals haven't changed much over the past 20 years, their effectiveness has improved significantly, driven mostly by the need to accommodate advancements in servo technology.

54 Industry News (August 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the August 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

55 Controlling Backlash in Mammography Systems (April 2017)

Medical imaging equipment, water handling systems, conveyors, robotic systems and rotary and linear actuators are among the many devices that may be fitted with electric friction brakes to hold their loads in place when the power is off or disrupted.

56 Product News (March 2017)

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

57 Industry News (October 2013)

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

58 Product News (October 2013)

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

59 Blocks (Around the Clock) (August 2011)

Reading Rock manufactures concrete blocks - the kind that were probably used to build the schools that you attended. With employees working three shifts six to seven days a week, they make plenty of them.

60 Product News (December 2009)

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

61 Industry News (August 2014)

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

62 Braking the Cycle (August 2015)

Tucked away in the southwest quadrant of the state of Georgia, amid stately pine stands, pecan farms and cotton fields, sits Oak Crest Lumber.

63 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

64 Industry News (June 2016)

News from around the industry

65 Slicing Downtime (March 2016)

An independent cheese packager in central Wisconsin packages millions of pounds of cheese every year. Whether shredded, sliced, crumbled or waxed, each package is designed specifically for a customer’s unique needs. As a “toll processor,” production line speed is critical to productivity as well as profitability.

66 Product News (August 2009)

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

67 Product News (March 2015)

New products within the Industry

68 Oscillation Welding Protects Pipelines (April 2010)

Ball screw assemblies are key to this patent-pending oilfield corrosion prevention solution.

69 Product News (April 2010)

The complete product news section from the April 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

70 Product News (February 2010)

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

71 Honing a Competitive Advantage (December 2009)

Sunnen grows product portfolio with motion control solution from Siemens.

72 Linear Motion Q&A: Customized Machinery Built with Off-the-Shelf Components (April 2010)

This Q&A session with various experts at Thomson Linear Systems covers linear slides & stages, clutches & brakes, bearings and actuators.

73 The Limbs of Lumenhaus (October 2010)

Motion systems bring award-winning and energy-optimizing “Smart House” to life.

74 Motion Control - Product Spotlight (August 2011)

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

75 Product News (August 2011)

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

76 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.

77 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

78 Control System Upgrades Product Testing and Validation Machinery (December 2008)

Opto 22 Embeds Snap Motion Control subsystem in production equipment to control, monitor and gather operational data.

79 Product News (February 2008)

The complete Product News section from the February 2008 Power Transmission Engineering.

80 Product News (August 2013)

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

81 Medical Motion Control (August 2013)

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

82 Product News (April 2008)

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

83 Product News (August 2008)

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

84 Music in Motion (December 2008)

Woodworking process gets much needed upgrade for guitar manufacturer.

85 Product News (October 2008)

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

86 Motion System Management (August 2008)

Companies focus on customization and quality in linear motion

87 Best Practices for Selecting and Sizing Guide Wheels (October 2011)

How to select a guide wheel with the properties best-suited for a given application to create a system that reduces design costs and engineering changes, and lowers warranty, assembly, installation and mounting costs.

88 Guidelines for Designing Better Motion Control Systems (February 2012)

Motion control systems engineers work chiefly in two well-defined areas: 1) new designs and 2) redesigns or retrofits. This article examines the best approach for each option.

89 PRODUCT NEWS (October 2015)

All about new Products

90 Product News (August 2015)

News about the latest Products from the Industry

91 Product News (June 2015)

News about latest Products in the Industry

92 Product News (April 2015)

Latest Products

93 Product News (December 2015)

News about latest products

94 Product News (Spring 2007)

News about upcomming products

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

Mechanical guiding systems, such as crossedroller bearings, work well for most motion control applications; however, when precision, angular repeatability, and geometric performance (runout, straightness) are critical or where submicron bearing rumble is problematic, air bearings are recommended. An air-bearing stage is a rotary or linear positioner that floats on a cushion of air, using one of several preload mechanisms, nearly eliminating mechanical contact and thus wear, friction, and hysteresis effects. Here are eight reasons why an air-bearing stage might be the right choice for your application:

96 IMTS 2016 Booth Preview (August 2016)

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

97 Product News (March 2016)

News about the latest Products

98 The Future Rests on the River Leine (March 2015)

“[Motion, Drive & Automation] at Hannover Messe is the place where the future is determined.”

99 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.

100 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.

101 Ball Screws Revisited - Ask the Expert (February 2013)

A reader asks for clarification on last issue's Ask the Expert column about ball screw sizing.

102 Smart Actuators for Off-Highway (February 2013)

Smart actuators bring big benefits to utility and other off-highway vehicles

103 Inexpensive Methods to Measure the Performance Characteristics of a Linear Motion Device (December 2013)

This article describes a series of tests that can be performed by the average user, with little experience, and without sophisticated measuring instruments, to quickly determine the most important performance characteristics of linear motion systems.

104 Under Pressure (June 2014)

Wichita Clutch helps drive storm simulator at the University of Florida.

105 Industry News (February 2015)

News from around the Industry

106 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.

107 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.

108 Now That Is Smart Manufacturing! (February 2017)

A machine called Sub1 Reloaded solved a Rubik's Cube in 637 thousandths of a second in Munich.

News Items About Motion Industries

1 Motion Industries Announces Passing of President-CEO Tim Breen (August 20, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc. is saddened to announce the sudden passing of its president and CEO, Tim Breen.“Motion Industries has lost ...

2 Motion Industries Announces New Distribution Center in Pacific Northwest (March 16, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc. will open a new distribution center in Auburn, WA, late spring in 2018.Enhancing Motion Industries’ logisti...

3 Motion Industries Set to Acquire Missouri Power Transmission (February 18, 2016)
Motion Industries, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Motion Industries has agreed to acquire Missouri Power Tr...

4 Motion Industries Announces Executive Changes (January 8, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc. recently announced three management changes, effective December 11, 2017. Tim Breen, Motion Industries president ...

5 Motion Industries Achieves Platinum Level Timken Bearing Certification (June 28, 2016)
Motion Industries recently announced that its Service Center in Pensacola, Florida, has achieved Timken Bearing Certified Shop "Plat...

6 Motion Industries Relaunches Motor Specialist Website (April 15, 2016)
Motion Industries has announced the relaunch of its knowledge website (see below). The Motor Specialist website originally launched in 20...

7 Motion Industries Launches Bearings Knowledge Website (April 5, 2016)
Motion Industries recently announced the launch of its new knowledge website: www.Bearings.com. Designed as an information hub, Bearings....

8 Stoneburner Joins Motion Industries as Corporate Account Vice President (March 28, 2016)
Motion Industries recently announced the addition of Mark Stoneburner as corporate account vice president – industry segments.In hi...

9 Motion Industries Announces Agreement to Acquire Lake Erie Abrasive & Tool (September 8, 2015)
Motion Industries, Inc. recently entered into an agreement to acquire Lake Erie Abrasive & Tool (LEA&T) (Euclid, OH). LEA&T s...

10 Motion Industries Florida Location Achieves Timken Bearing Certified Shop Gold Level (August 24, 2015)
Motion Industries recently announced that its service center in Pensacola, FL has recently achieved Timken Bearing Certified Shop “...

11 Motion Industries Named Supplier of the Year (August 31, 2012)
Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, was named Supplier of the Year...

12 Motion Industries Catalog Available Online (July 5, 2012)
Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, has announced that the...

13 Motion Industries Releases Latest MiHow2 Video (July 11, 2013)
Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, has released a new video on th...

14 Motion Industries Releases Updated General Product Catalog (January 27, 2015)
Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, recently announced the release...

15 Motion Industries Chairman Bill Stevens Retires (February 27, 2015)
After 37 years at Motion Industries — a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts — chai...

16 Motion Industries Announces Expansion to Alaska (February 11, 2015)
Motion Industries, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, recently announced the purchase of Oil & Gas Supply, loca...

17 Motion Industries Breaks Ground For Expanded Distribution (July 15, 2016)
Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Pa...

18 Motion Industries to Acquire Numatic Engineering (July 21, 2017)
Motion Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agr...

19 Motion Industries Acquires Hydraulic Supply Company (October 15, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, announced that it has acquired Hydraulic Supply Company (HSC...

20 Motion Industries Promotes Sims to Vice President of Marketing (September 4, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of...

21 Motion Industries Adds Product Sales Manager (October 25, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, is pleased to announce the addition of Hal Midkiff as produc...

22 Motion Industries Names New President (December 20, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc. has announced the promotion of Randall (Randy) P. Breaux to president on December 12, 2018.“Randy has an im...

23 Motion Industries to Acquire Automation and Robotics Company (February 15, 2019)
Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine P...

24 Motion Industries Promotes Joe Limbaugh to SVP Supply Chain, Operations Support, and Marketing (January 7, 2019)
Motion Industries, Inc. has announced the promotion of N. Joe Limbaugh to the position of senior vice president of supply chain, operatio...

25 Motion Industries Opens Washington Distribution Center (July 11, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc. has opened the doors for business at its new distribution center (DC) at 4401 D Street NW, Suite A, in Auburn, WA...

26 Motion Industries Acquires California MRO Distributor (May 23, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC), has announced that it has entered into a definitive ...

27 Motion Industries Names Senior Vice President - Southeast Group (May 29, 2019)
Motion Industries, Inc. has named John Watwood group senior vice president of the company’s Southeast Group – effective May 1...

28 Motion Industries Opens New Dallas Distribution Center (June 16, 2017)
Motion Industries, Inc. recently announced the successful move to its newly built distribution center (DC) at 200 W. Trinity Boulevard, G...

29 Motion Industries Names Lenard Vice President/General Manager in Dallas (October 27, 2017)
Motion Industries, Inc. has named Stacy Lenard Vice President/General Manager of the Company’s Dallas Division – effective Oc...

30 Three Motion Industries Service Centers Become Rexnord Certified (January 19, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce that its service centers in Charleston, WV; Pensacola, FL; and Salt Lake City, UT; have b...

31 EIS Becomes the Electrical Specialities Group of Motion Industries (March 7, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that EIS – a wholly owned subsidiary of GPC as well, which was operating independent...

32 Motion Industries Acquires Braas Company (October 11, 2016)
Motion Industries, Inc. has acquired Braas Company. Execution of the transaction was effective October 3, 2016.Braas Company is a leading...