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Using Spiral Bevel Gearboxes to Control Converging Loads

In many material-handling applications it is necessary to make adjustments in the load support center distances to accommodate loads of different lengths or widths, especially if these loads have to be captured to avoid shifting. These loads can come in variety of shapes and sizes, and encompass a variety of industries. White Papers Courtesy of DieQua

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

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

Selecting the Best Hub Fastener for a Power Transmission Application

When attaching a gear, pulley or coupling to a rotating shaft, factors such as holding force, positioning accuracy after clamping, and alignment and machining and maintenance costs should be considered. Discover the unique hub design that addresses these items and proves superior to other fastening methods. White Papers Courtesy of Stock Drive Products & Sterling Instrument

A Complete Guide to Rack & Pinion Dedicated Reducers

Andantex USA offers a family of high precision planetary reducers specifically designed for use with racks on linear axes and ring gears on rotary axes for machine tools and automation equipment. These reducers are dedicated to rack & pinion, ring gear drives with radial and torsionally rigid integral output pinions. White Papers Courtesy of Andantex USA

Multipoint Automatic Lubrication System for Robotic 7th Axis

Specialized lubrication pumps with accessories and specialty greases for automatic re-lubrication of racks and pinions, open gearing, linear guideways, ball screws, and chain drives. Andantex USA offers two sizes of the Flexxpump with grease capacities of 1500 cc or 400 cc. White Papers Courtesy of Andantex USA

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1 Tuning a PID Controller (April 2011)

This paper introduces the basic fundamentals of proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control theory and the characteristics of each of the PID control loops.

2 Mathematical Modeling for the Design of Spiroid, Helical, Spiral Bevel and Worm Gears (April 2015)

Spiroid and worm gears have superior advantages for hightorque and miniaturization applications. And for this reason they are particularly preferred in aerospace, robotic and medical applications. They are typically manufactured by hobbing technology, a process with a typical overall lead time of 4 to 14 weeks.

3 Diametral Pitch Calculation (April 2015)

Circular pitch gives me the size of the teeth in my mind, but diametral pitch does not. What is the purpose of the diametral pitch concept? Does it merely avoid pi in calculation?

4 Application of Ceramics to NU-Type Cylindrical Roller Bearings for Machine Tool Main Spindles (December 2011)

Bearings used to support main spindles on machine tools must be capable of higher speed and greater rigidity. This is true in that any main spindle that turns together with a tool or work piece mounted onto it is one of the critical machine tool components that directly affects machining efficiency and accuracy of the machine tool; and, the bearings that support the main spindle are the most critical machine elements on the machine tool.

5 Microstepping Tutorial (October 2013)

This article describes the challenges involved in designing and implementing microstepping systems.

6 The Final Puzzle Piece (June 2018)

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

7 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.

8 High Gear Ratio Epicyclic Drives (June 2016)

Referencing a June 2014 Article, “High Gear Ratio Epicyclic Drives Analysis,” by Dr. Alex Kapelevich: I have designed a small compound epicyclic gearbox with common planets. Sun = 10 teeth Planet = 14 teeth Ring Gear stationary = 38 teeth Ring gear output = 41 teeth profile shifted onto a 38 tooth pitch diameter. Carriers are simply cages for the planet alignment and location. According to your article, and according to my calculations and the prototype I have built, my inputto- output ratio is a reduction of 65.6:1. I am using a ~ VG1 viscosity grease and Nylatron materials for the gears and carriers.

9 Determining Diametral Pitch, Center Distance (October 2016)

I need help determining the diametral pitch needed to achieve the closest center-to-center distance for 2 spur gears. The 1st gear is a 34-tooth and the 2nd gear is a 28-tooth. The center-to-center distance between the gears needs to be as close to 2 1/8" as possible.

10 Testing of Alternative Spiral Bevel and Hypoid Gear Theory (August 2014)

Following is a presentation of a gear design based upon a theoretically perfect gear technology, for which an overview is offered for consideration. What follows is a report on the design's testing and subsequent manufacture of a hypoid gear pair for a 1999 Ford Mustang.

11 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

12 Homogeneous Geometry Calculation of Arbitrary Tooth Shapes: Mathematical Approach and Practical Applications (February 2016)

This paper provides a mathematical framework and its implementation for calculating the tooth geometry of arbitrary gear types, based on the basic law of gear kinematics. The rack or gear geometry can be generated in two different ways: by calculating the conjugate geometry and the line of contact of a gear to the given geometric shape of a known geometry (e.g., a cutting hob), or by prescribing the surface of action of two gears in contact and calculating the correspondent flank shapes.

13 Product News (October 2016)

News on the latest products from around the industry.

14 Defining and Predicting Housing Strength for Mounted Bearings (February 2017)

Design engineers across industries rely on pillow block bearings for a variety of tough and unconventional applications. Having access to data that backs housing strength performance claims is an integral part of choosing the right bearing to keep operations running optimally. What design considerations must be made when the application demands a pillow block installation on a non-horizontal orientation? What happens when bearing load is not applied through the base of the unit? Timken answers these questions with physical testing, advanced modeling and real-world experience to facilitate the selection of pillow block bearings for specific applications.

15 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.

16 Industry News (September 2018)

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

17 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.

18 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.

19 Industry News (March 2017)

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

20 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:

21 PRODUCT NEWS (October 2015)

All about new Products

22 Showing Up Is Half the Battle (March 2017)

For the past several months, I've been sneaking away from work early every Thursday afternoon to coach my daughter's Science Olympiad team. Those of you who read this column regularly know that I'm a supporter of STEM education programs, and I've encouraged you to participate in those programs wherever possible.

23 Product News (December 2016)

News about the most recent products to hit the market.

24 Product News (August 2015)

News about the latest Products from the Industry

25 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.

26 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.

27 Industry News (August 2011)

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

28 Product News (August 2011)

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

29 Mold Machining Center Maintains Accuracy (June 2008)

Entrust enlists Advanced Machine & Engineering for 7-axis, 2-spindle performance.

30 Axis of Rotation Metrology (August 2009)

In the history of machine tools, spindles have been very good relative to other bearings and structures on the machine. So quality professionals have developed a cache of tools—-ball bars, grid encoders displacement lasers, etc.—-to help them characterize and understand the geometry of the structural loop. But as machine tools have improved in their capability and precision, and the demands of part-geometry and surface finish have become more critical, errors in spindles have become a larger percentage of the total error.

31 Product News (February 2012)

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

32 New Motor Technology (April 2013)

Novatorque energy efficient motors, Portescap smaller-size brushless DC motors, Pittman customized motors, Kollmorgen stainless steel motors, Crouzet expanded motor series, and a report from IHS on rare earth mineral supply.

33 Industry News (October 2014)


34 Product News (April 2012)

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

35 Industry News (September 2014)

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

36 Industry News (June 2015)

News from Around the Industry

37 Product News (October 2012)

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

38 The Quick Fix - Rexnord Solves Bearing Installation and Removal Challenges (June 2012)

At a Midwestern producer of tubular steel products, measures taken to counteract the effects of impact on a quench tank roll made it difficult to remove and replace the conventional pillow block bearings that support the roll’s shaft.

39 The Big Picture (February 2017)

When you work day-in and day-out with components like gears, bearings or electric motors, for example, it's easy to forget that those components are always part of a much bigger system.

40 Das (Human) Kapital (August 2014)

Columnist Brian Langenberg provides a current outlook update, key findings from a recent energy sector conference, and takes another look at education and employment.

41 Mapping the World of Manufacturing (August 2018)

After decades of iteration, you might think manufacturing software suites are running out of new modules to add, but improving hardware is opening up new avenues for them to explore.

42 Galactic Housekeeping (February 2014)

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

43 Keeping the Lights on - Machine Monitoring Basics (June 2018)

As manufacturers continually search for ways to cut costs and increase ROI, machine monitoring and predictive maintenance (PdM) solutions are an increasingly cost-effective way for plants and factories to help reduce process downtime.

44 Getting a Piece of that Sweet Coupling Pie (December 2014)

He was out. Nine years ago, Ross Rivard left the coupling industry for the shimmering new world of luxury automotive components at Lacks Enterprises, where he was immediately enveloped by platinum trim systems and chrome composite wheels. It was glitz and glam and as sparkly clean as the fresh-fromthe-dealership cars his products were embellished onto.

45 Meet the Dustbot - A New Spin on Waste Management (October 2009)

Scientists have been hard at work creating a robotic system with the capabilities to sweep and collect garbage in urban environments. This real-world Wall-E is known as the DustBot, aimed at designing, developing, testing and demonstrating a system for improving the management of urban hygiene.

46 The Green Spin: Baldor Redefines Cooling Tower Performance (February 2011)

The Baldor Reliance RPM AC Cooling Tower Direct Drive Motor is designed exclusively for the cooling tower industry. This motor combines the technologies of the power-dense, laminated frame RPM AC motor with high performance, permanent magnet salient pole rotor designs.

47 Helping Hands: How Robotic Automation Can Help Manufacturing Resurgence (April 2010)

Before Mike Cicco was involved on the engineering side, he used to sell robotic systems to manufacturers. Most of his sales pitches were met with hesitation and skepticism as he tried to explain the “benefits” of replacing employees on the shop floor with an automated system.

48 Eat Your Heart Out, Spielberg (February 2008)

"Restless Planet" transports guests to a Jurassic landscape with more than 100 animatronic dinosaurs.

49 Oscillation Welding Protects Pipelines (April 2010)

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

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

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

51 Analyzing the Poultry Process (June 2016)

Power Transmission Engineering is collaborating with the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) on a special section within the magazine. Bearing Briefs will present updated reports on bearing topics for each issue in 2016. Complimentary access to all BSA Bearing and Industry Briefs is available on the BSA website at www.bsahome.org/tools.

52 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.

53 Leaky Shaft Seals (June 2016)

conveying system on the varnishing line for a manufacturer of high-end kitchen cabinets were leaking. Oil was dripping on the cabinet parts — ruining the finish. Why were half of the gearboxes leaking?

54 Analyzing the Cement Process (April 2016)

The manufacturing process begins in a limestone quarry. Mining methods such as ripping, dozing, drilling and blasting are commonly employed. Limestone provides the first essential component, calcium, for the anufacture of cement. Materials are transported to the crushing plant for further size reduction. Common methods of transport are trucks, loaders and belt conveyors.

55 Worm Gear Cutting (August 2016)

I have a fairly straightforward question about a worm gear segment. But as of yet, I haven’t gotten a straight answer from any of the gear job shops I’ve approached about this job. Is there a "traditional" gear cutting method that can produce a ~180 degree enveloping worm gear segment when a feature on the back of the part will interfere with a complete rotation of the part? Or am I left with only the option of 4- or 5-axis surfacing with a CNC mill? I have presented this part to several well-known gear shops in the U.S. without a straight answer on how the part can be made. Any help you could offer would be appreciated.

56 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.

57 An Open-And-Shut Case: Greases for Gear Applications (September 2016)

For the lubrication of open gear drives used in different industrial applications such as cement and coal mills, rotary furnaces, or where the sealing conditions are difficult, semi-fluid greases are often used in preference to fluid oils. For girth gear applications the greases are used with a splash or spray lubrication system. The selection of such greases influences pitting lifetime and the load-carrying capacity of the gears, as well as wear behavior

58 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.

59 Load Ratings & Bearing Life (March 2016)

Power Transmission Engineering is collaborating with the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) on a special section within the magazine. Bearing Briefs will present updated reports on bearing topics for each issue in 2016. Complimentary access to all BSA Bearing and Industry Briefs is available on the BSA website at www.bsahome.org/tools.

60 How to Design A Better Servo Control System (Fall 2007)

Servo control system engineers typically work designing new systems or redesigning existing systems for conveyors, pick and place machines, gantries, machine tools or other equipment.

61 Recalibrated Equations for Determining Effect of Oil Filtration on Rolling Bearing Life (September 2015)

In 1991, Needelman and Zaretsky presented a set of empirically derived equations for bearing fatigue life (adjustment) factors (LFs) as a function of oil filter ratings.

62 The Cult of the Maintenance Evangelist (September 2015)

A man stands at a proverbial pulpit, dressed like a company executive but speaking like a fire and brimstone southern preacher.

63 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.

64 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.

65 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:

66 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.

67 Plastic Replacing Metal in Coupling Applications (Spring 2007)

When it comes to selecting a connecting element between a drive motor and a pump unit, engineers most often choose an elastomeric coupling because of its failure protection and its vibration damping capabilities. Elastomeric couplings, traditionally manufactured with metallic hubs, feature a rugged and robust design noted for its simplicity.

68 Counterfeit Consequences (February 2016)

Power Transmission Engineering is collaborating with the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) on a special section within the magazine. Bearing Briefs will present updated reports on bearing topics for each issue in 2016. Complimentary access to all BSA Bearing and Industry Briefs is available on the BSA website at www.bsahome.org/tools. Additionally, our new Field Notes section on page 34 will feature field reports from BSA’s Certified Bearing Specialists.

69 Preventing Roller Bearing Failure (December 2015)

I’m building a custom gearbox with 7075 T-6 spur gears, and I’m concerned that aluminum flakes will enter the races on the roller bearings (SKF 2307) and cause premature failure. So my question is — should I place an oil seal on the shaft first to protect the bearing — or is this an unfounded concern and I should mount the seal in the typical manner outside the bearing? Or both? Or go with a sealed bearing? I’m confused and could use your expertise, please.

70 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.

71 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.

72 Where We Stand (April 2018)

The automotive industry is on the precipice of a shift. Here's what the future looks like and what you need to know to prepare for it.

73 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).

74 2017 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2017)

The 2017 Power Transmission Engineering Buyers Guide was compiled to provide you with a handy resource containing the contact information for significant suppliers of power transmission and related components.

75 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."

76 Simulation Software Provides a Different Set of Tools for Motor Efficiency (June 2018)

While some organizations focus on real-world analytics and data collection for predictive maintenance, simulation tools and virtual prototyping can be another solution for motor efficiency.

77 Finite Element Method Based Analysis of Planetary Gear Systems Considering Backlash and Manufacturing Deviations (June 2018)

The load carrying capacity of gear transmissions depends strongly on design, material and operation conditions. Modern analysis methods, e.g. finite element analysis (FEA), consider the above parameters with more or less sufficient accuracy. Yet it remains an ongoing challenge to account for backlash and manufacturing errors, despite a definite need to do so.

78 Hannover Messe USA - What we Learned (October 2018)

IMTS 2018 had its fair share of machine tools, 3D printers and advanced robotics. Meanwhile, the East Hall — home to Hannover Messe USA — took a more systematic approach, highlighting the smart components and techniques that will be integral in developing the digital factory of the future.

79 Motor Insight: Anatomy of a Drone (September 2018)

The skies are full of them in 2018 - drones flying around amusement parks, job sites and even your own backyard. There are drone racing leagues on ESPN, drones capturing wide angle shots over film locations and government drones keeping a bird's eye view on the Mexican/America border.

80 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.

81 The Reliability of Sewer Robots (September 2017)

Faulhaber Provides Motor Technology for Pipe Renovation Projects

82 Gear Span Measurements (August 2017)

A reader is looking for the best reference materials with formulas for gear measurements over pins.

83 How to Prevent Pulley Slippage (February 2017)

I'm not able to get a good connection between the pulley and shaft in my drive assembly. Could you explain the various ways of connecting a pulley to a shaft to prevent the pulley from slipping?

84 Baldor Basics: Motors (December 2016)

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

85 Surviving the Robot Revolution (June 2015)

It had no arms or legs to speak of; no fleshy, meaty exterior or squishy insides; no heart, no brain, no soul. It was just a protracted steel body, long and spindly, a rectangular “head” at the end, and one glowing sensor. It wasn’t alive. It wasn’t sentient. It was a robot.

86 Timing Belts and Pulleys - Operations (December 2016)

Synchronous drives are especially well-suited for low-speed, high-torque applications. Their positive driving nature prevents potential slippage associated with V-belt drives, and even allows significantly greater torque carrying capability. Small pitch synchronous drives operating at speeds of 50 ft/min (0.25 m/s) or less are considered to be low-speed. Care should be taken in the drive selection process as stall and peak torques can sometimes be very high. While intermittent peak torques can often be carried by synchronous drives without special considerations, high cyclic peak torque loading should be carefully reviewed.

87 Baldor Basics: Motors (March 2017)

This issue our Baldor Basics series continues with the topics of motor temperature ratings and metric motors.

88 Your Robotic Chariot Awaits (March 2017)

Furrion is developing a mech in the hopes of launching racing into realms so far only explored by science fiction.

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

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

90 Guide to V-Belt Selection and Replacement (June 2017)

V-belts look like relatively benign and simple pieces of equipment. They're basically a glorified rubber band, right? Need a replacement? Just measure the top width and circumference, find another belt with the same dimensions, and slap it on the drive. There's only one problem: that approach is about as wrong as you can get.

91 Battle Bots - Victorian Edition (April 2017)

Airships, gears, robots, steam power and buzzer-beating theatrics highlight the 2017 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition known as FIRST Steamworks.

92 Linear Motors (October 2016)

When the need arises for linear motion or positioning, there are many choices. One can use an Acme screw, ball screw, rack & pinion, or belts. The cost of a linear motor solution is generally greater than a mechanical linear product, but when one needs highly accurate, repeatable, high-speed motion, then the answer may be a linear motor.

93 Cut and Print (December 2011)

Norkol Converting Corporation is one of the nation’s leading independently owned converters and distributors of commercial printing papers. The company has full production capabilities and state-of-the-art machinery for winding, trimming and sheeting. The company utilizes traditional slitter re-wind equipment that unwinds, slits and then re-winds paper to new dimensions. These conventional re-winders, while typically producing new widths of paper with clean cuts, work at an inefficient, slow pace.

94 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.

95 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.

96 Service Without a Smile (April 2010)

Manufacturing employees have always kept their eyes on the robotic systems that continue to pop up in assembly lines and industrial workspaces. These metallic, low-maintenance robotic employees don’t waste time with smoke breaks or catching up on episodes of Lost. They tend to stick to the task at hand with little argument or attitude, giving human counterparts a bad name when they gripe about factory temperatures or lack of a decent dental plan.

97 PTRA Looks to the Future (February 2010)

Southern hospitality may not be the focus, but the Power-Motion Technology Representatives Association (PTRA) will experience just that and more at its 38th annual conference in Charleston, SC. Members will explore the theme of “Impacting the Future” through educational presentations and amidst networking opportunities, intimate social events and the annual golf tournament.

98 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.

99 Energy and Automation Create Buzz at Hannover Messe 2011 (June 2011)

More than 6,500 businesses from 65 countries came to Hannover to display their solutions with energy and automation the main topics of discussion.

100 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.

101 Free Energy for Sale...Are You Buying (February 2012)

Managing Editor Randy Stott takes a look at what is really stopping us from pursuing energy efficiency in engineering.

102 Carnage and Mayhem 101 (June 2011)

What did you learn in school today? This typical parental inquiry is met with several responses but rarely followed with, “The complete and total annihilation of robotic machines in a no-holds-barred death match.”

103 Data Loggers Gauge Wastewater Plants Motor Efficiency (February 2010)

In keeping with a national push to bring greater energy efficiency to wastewater treatment plants, a Pennsylvania facility used data loggers to analyze motor utilization, a first step toward cutting energy costs and meeting environmental rules.

104 AGMA in Full Support of Energy Initiative (February 2010)

Our politicians in Washington continue dithering over the Obama administration energy bill aimed at developing alternative, green sources of energy production. As a result, when this country will have a viable energy program in place is anyone’s guess, given the usual D.C. gridlock. And yet, Americans can take more than cold comfort in the fact that at least some government agencies—U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)—and the private sector—some major manufacturers—are doing more than their share of work in trying to harness our existing, fossil-based energy sources in such a way that they are used to their best efficiencies.

105 Selection and Performance Criteria for Power Transmission Couplings (October 2008)

Power transmission couplings are widely used for modifi cation of stiff ness and damping in power transmission systems, both in torsion and in other directions (misalignment compensation).

106 Capacity--And the Lack of It--Rules (February 2008)

U.S. wind turbine growth puts a new spin on bearing manufacture.

107 Predictive Maintenance - There Is an App for That (June 2013)

Implementing a predictive maintenance (PM) program can be tough. Despite its proven success, many companies have been operating the same way for over 50 years and don’t know where to start. Understanding where to start and where to focus is critical. The intention of this article is to give insight to start and sustain an effective program using today’s technology and devices.

108 You Go, Goldie Girl (June 2013)

New doll and toy set geared for inspiring young engineering misses -- not misters.

109 Beauty in Algorithms (December 2008)

It took the introduction of fractals and chaos theory to get Bruce Shapiro interested in motion control.

110 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.

111 Analyzing Synchronous Belt Failure (October 2009)

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112 Power Transmission vs. Wild (October 2009)

Typically, zoo safari rides consist of cramped trams that take guests five miles-per-hour past various exhibits. You might catch a bear sleeping, hear scripted, narrated fun facts or be somewhat entertained by eccentric tour guides, but there’s never much to look at except concession stands or souvenir shops.

113 Historic Danish Theatre Gets a Facelift (April 2009)

The Royal Danish Theatre has occupied the heart of Copenhagen for centuries and recently upgraded to a new control system featuring Sprint Electric DC drives to extend the lives of the existing motors, keeping replacement costs down. The Swedish stage design and technology company Visual Act retained most of the original motors and mechanics while providing a much-needed facelift to the stage.

114 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.

115 Before There Were Bar Cars (February 2013)

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

116 Global Industrial Outlook: Houston, We Have a Problem (December 2014)

With two armed conflicts underway impacting economic performance in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, we continue our investment stance of “Buy on the Sound of Cannons — Selectively” — but readers of Power Transmission Engineering should not be sanguine. Geopolitics is beginning to exert significant pressure on several end markets: I specifically refer to oil price. West Texas Intermediate or WTI has dropped from its $95-105 trading range in late spring to about $75 — about a (25%) drop despite wo ongoing conflicts because of excess supply.

117 Pre-Tension Thrust Bearings (December 2014)

What is the recommended method of gripping a spinning shaft (with up to 130 hp of rotational energy) to install pre-tension thrust bearings and conventional thrust bearings (load = hundreds of pounds) when the shaft cannot have any high points because it must pass through an area of tight clearances to assemble? Will snap rings still withstand the harsh vibration of this environment?

118 Back to Work (September 2014)

The best growth market, perhaps in spite of ourselves, is the United States.

119 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.

120 Gear Wear Calculation and Prediction (February 2015)

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

121 The Science Fiction Addiction (February 2015)

It seems preposterous in the whimsical, wireless world of today, but in 1977 cinema’s greatest visioneers came together and decided the pinnacle of robotic technology in the future would be a motorized trash can.

122 Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Frictional Losses of Radial Shaft Seals for Industrial Gearbox (June 2015)

The improvement of the energy efficiency of industrial gear motors and gearboxes is a common problem for many gear unit manufacturers and end-users. As is typical of other mechanical components, the radial lip seals used in such units generate friction and heat, thus contributing to energy losses of mechanical systems. There exist today simulation tools that are already helping improve the efficiency of mechanical systems — but accurate models for seal frictional losses need to be developed. In this paper SKF presents an engineering model for radial lip seal friction based on a physical approach.

123 There Is a Great Future in Plastics (April 2015)

The first thing you see when you walk into Winzeler Gear is a pretty face. No, scratch that — the face is beautiful. Streamlined with chiseled cheek bones, delicate yet bold and strong, a half dozen photos of the feminine face line the building’s entranceway, enclosed tastefully in simple black picture frames, beckoning you to come further in with its pleasant warmth, repelling you to turn and leave with its foreign presence in such a location.

124 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.

125 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.

126 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.

127 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?

128 The Ugly, the Bad and the Good - Global Industrial Outlook - December 2013 PTE (December 2013)

Global economic demand remains solid - even if you couldn't tell by recent third-quarter results and despite all efforts by U.S. politicians of both political parties. Let's go through what happened and what is coming.

129 Musical Gearboxes (October 2013)

Dave Soma, the mechanical supervisor at Leland Olds Station, a coal-fired power plant near Stanton, North Dakota, says he and his maintenance team care deeply about keeping the plant running and providing people electricity, especially in the dead of winter.

130 Influence of Gear Loads on Spline Couplings (February 2014)

Involute splines are commonly used in gearboxes to connect gears and shafts, especially when high torque is transmitted through the coupling. The load is shared among multiple teeth around the coupling circumference, resulting in higher load capacity than a conventional single key. However, the total load is not equally shared among all spline teeth, mainly because of pitch deviations resulting from the manufacturing process. The load distribution along the spline engagement length is also nonuniform because of tooth misalignments and shaft torsional effects. This paper presents an investigation of the influence of spur gear loads on the load distribution of spline teeth.

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

Global economic activity remains good -- noise about China slowing, notwithstanding -- and despite the ObamaCare debacle, non-Christmas-related consumer spending looks pretty good. Europe is still Europe and China continues to grow 7-8 percent -- even as the government seeks to clamp down on its own shadow banking system. And India remains a mess.

132 Motor Appreciation (April 2014)

When I woke up this morning, my house was a comfortable 68°F, despite the fact that overnight temperatures in the Chicago area were close to freezing. I don’t often think about the blower motor that helps circulate the warm air from my furnace throughout my house, but today I was grateful for it...

133 Kids Dont Have to Become President to Become Deciders (March 2014)

Finding picture books for kids old enough to appreciate them can be a daunting task. There are, of course, the usual suspects--celebs, athletes, boy bands, girl bands, and so on, but not much of substance. That's where David Janosz Jr. enters the picture.

134 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.

135 Global Industrial Outlook: Slow Growth Ahead; Farm Belt No Help (June 2015)

First quarter results confirmed our view. Capital expenditures are being slashed in the oil sector, the stronger U.S. dollar is enabling Japanese machinery competitors to gain share in the Middle East and Latin America, and lower soft commodity prices translate into a continuing North American decline in demand for farm equipment.

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93 PCB Piezotronics Offers Low-Cost Embeddable Sensors (October 23, 2007)
The IMI Sensors division of PCB Piezotronics has introduced its Series 660 low- cost embeddable accelerometers for continuous shock and v...

94 Kinitics Automation Introduces KPP05 Piston Pump (August 28, 2018)
Kinitics Automation has announced the availability of the KPP05 Piston Pump, a shape memory alloy-based positive displacement pump that u...

95 Joral Offers Sensor Fusion Inclinometer for Pitch, Yaw and Roll Feedback (July 25, 2018)
Joral LLC announces a G-force compensated inclinometer that provides feedback for pitch, yaw, and roll. The new technology utilizes sen...

96 Serapid LinearBeam Boasts Actuator for Harsh Environments (February 6, 2008)
Serapid’s LinearBeam rodless actuator is available for heavy loads, long travel or harsh environments where exposure to heat, conta...

97 JW Winco Offers Clamping Levers with Eccentrical Cam (August 27, 2018)
JW Winco, Inc.  now offers GN 927 Clamping Levers with Eccentrical Cam, in Tapped Type and Threaded Stud versions.The RoHS compliant...

98 Silicone Gel Tape & Chip Vibration Isolators From AAC Feature Superior Damping Performance (September 27, 2007)
The mounts, identified as the V10Z62MGT and V20Z62MGC Series, are designed for light to medium loads. The gel tape are stocked in 1000 mm...

99 PCB Piezotronics Presents Indy Car Displays at Automotive Test Expo (August 14, 2007)
PCB Piezotronics (PCB®) announced plans to partner with Andretti Green Racing (AGR)  to present a special exhibit at the Automot...

100 Hainbuch Produces Large Mandrel With Significant Clamping Range for China (July 9, 2007)
Hainbuch GmbH produced a workholder that weights 1.3 tons and features a clamping range of up to 420 mm.According to the company's pr...

101 PCB’s Piezotronics’ Multi-Purpose Vibration Alarm Modules Provide Alarm and Shutdown Protection from Machinery (June 27, 2007)
The Series 684 indicator alarm module from the IMI Sensors division of PCB Piezotronics provides a solution to machine shutdown protectio...

102 Stackpole Automotive Gear Division Takes Grand Prize at MPIF Conference (June 18, 2007)
Stackpole Automotive Gear Division, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and its customer Magna Powertrain, New Process Gear Division, East Syra...

103 New Vibration Mount Catalog V100 from AAC Features Over 1,270 Off-the-Shelf Shock and Vibration Damping Components (July 9, 2007)
Finding the right vibration mounts for your application has become easier with the publication of a new 240-page catalog "Shock and ...

104 BIG Kaiser's Adaption Kit Simplifies Use of the Unilock Clamping System (July 19, 2007)
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. introduces a rotary indexer adapter kit, designed for use with the Unilock clamping system. According t...

105 PICO Chemical's New Solvent Replaces Hazardous Materials for Gear Cleaning (August 8, 2007)
hemical Corp released its Pico Solv NPB as a new technology chlorine-free solvent cleaner that is manufactured specifically o replace haz...

106 Bosch Rexroth Develops Hydraulic Pitch Drives for Wind Energy Turbines (August 6, 2007)
Hydraulic pitch drives from Bosch Rexroth enable turbines to shift automatically with changes in wind velocity. As the wind grows stronge...

107 Pittman Offers Full Range of DC Micromotors (August 30, 2012)
Pittman Motors, a division of AMETEK/Precision Motion Control, offers high-performance slotless brushless DC motors for medical applicati...

108 Igus Offers Heavy Duty Pivot Bushing (September 7, 2012)
Igus has launched a new, heavy-duty plastic bushing that can withstand radial loads up to 11,023 pounds per square inch. igus injection-m...

109 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...

110 Epic Launches STEM Education Initiative (April 27, 2016)
A local St. Louis engineering firm has launched a new STEM Education initiative for elementary school aged children.Epic Systems, In...

111 Martin Sprocket & Gear Compiles Gear Drive Troubleshooting Tips (April 11, 2016)
Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc. has compiled some quick troubleshooting tips with some common causes and solutions for gear drive probl...

112 Schaeffler Celebrates Anniversary and Capital Investments in Ohio (November 3, 2017)
For 40 years, Schaeffler Group USA Inc. – a global automotive and industrial supplier – has invested in the United States, wi...

113 Miki Pulley Couplings Offer Precision in Demanding Machine Tool Spindle Applications (June 6, 2016)
High speed Miki Pulley SFD Couplings are rigid, metal disc couplings featuring zero backlash and high torsional stiffness with high conce...

114 MPIF Announces Award-Winning Powder Metal Parts (June 21, 2016)
The winners in the 2016 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation ...

115 Cortec Dunnage Bags Offer Shipping Protection (June 20, 2016)
The corrosion protection power of Nano VpCI is now available in the form of a dunnage bag. Cor-Pak Dunnage Bags powered by Nano VpCI, (pa...

116 Exsys Expands Eppinger Hypoid Gearbox Offerings (November 2, 2017)
Exsys Tool, Inc. has further expanded its Eppinger gearbox offerings to include the HT-type hypoid gearboxes that feature compact, robust...

117 AutomationDirect Offers Additional Pilot Devices (February 25, 2016)
AutomationDirect has added more pilot devices to their product offering. Fuji Electric’s 22 mm devices include AR22-series pushbutt...

118 ABB IRBT 2005 Accommodates Rapid Product Changes (February 8, 2016)
ABB has introduced the IRBT 2005, a flexible, compact and modular medium track motion platform for both robots and transfer applications....

119 John Masek Named 25th Recipient of PTDA's Warren Pike Award (November 2, 2015)
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently named John Masek, senior vice president, Bearing Service Inc. (Livonia, M...

120 Maxon Motors GP 6 S Spindle Drive Only Six Millimeters in Diameter (October 30, 2015)
Maxon Motors recently introduced the GP 6 S, a micro spindle gear with a diameter of six millimeters that is now also available in a meta...

121 Pittman Motors BGE Series Servo Motor Controllers Offer Four-Quadrant Digital Speed Control for DC Motors (October 1, 2015)
Pittman Motors recently introduced the BGE Series of Servo Motor Controllers, a family of compact four-quadrant positioning motion contro...

122 Voith 715 SVL Variable-Speed Fluid Couplings Utilized in ESPO Pipeline (November 3, 2015)
The ESPO Pipeline is a project of the Russian pipeline operator Transneft and a showcase project for Voith hydrodynamic variable-speed fl...

123 J.W. Winco GN 490 Aluminum Adjustable Two-Way Clamping Joints Now Come in Metric Sizes (November 17, 2015)
J.W. Winco, Inc. recently announced that it now offers GN 490 Aluminum Adjustable Two-Way Clamping Joints in metric sizes. These RoHS-com...

124 ABB Announces New Mississippi Manufacturing Plant (December 30, 2015)
Leading power and automation technology group ABB announced the company is locating its new manufacturing operations in Senatobia, Missis...

125 Oerlikon Champion Series Drives Present Three Models Designed for Self-Propelled Spray Tractors (December 15, 2015)
Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment, with its brand Oerlikon Fairfield, recently displayed its new Champion Series of drives at Agrite...

126 Pittman Motors PBL4850E Programmable Three-Phase Brushless Motor Drive Added to IDEA Drive Line (November 20, 2015)
Pittman Motors has announced the latest addition to its IDEA drive line of motor controllers: the PBL4850E programmable three-phase brush...

127 KISSsoft Offers Rapid 3D Modeling in KISSsys (June 24, 2016)
Modeling in KISSsys has been simplified in the latest KISSsoft Release 03/2016: Now, for example, when elements are added, the part ...

128 Sirius Shipping Invests in SKF Online Monitoring (October 27, 2017)
With ten vessels in its fleet, Sirius Shipping transports liquid media such as oil and chemicals to ports in Northern Europe. Its destina...

129 KHK Offers Diametral Pitch Gearing (September 25, 2017)
For over 80 years, the Kohara Gear trademark KHK has been synonymous with stock metric gears. Recognizing the fact that 80% of the gears ...

130 Drive Lines Introduces Rack and Pinion Solutions (October 10, 2017)
Drive Lines Technologies, the specialist provider of power transmission solutions, now offers a complete linear drive solution incorporat...

131 LM76 Offers FoodStream Pillow and Flange Blocks (December 19, 2016)
FoodStream electrodeless nickel-plated pillow and flange blocks from LM76 are FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant linear motion components. They ...

132 Force Control Offers Posidyne Clutch Brake in Piggyback Design (February 28, 2017)
Posidyne clutch brakes, with oil shear technology that allows rapid and precise stopping, starting, reversing, speed change and positioni...

133 PI Designs Actuator for European South Observatory (September 19, 2017)
High atop the Cerro Armazones in the harsh but extremely dry environment of the Chilean Atacama Desert, more than 2000 custom hybrid actu...

134 Gilman Precision Acquires Roller Precision Spindle Repair (April 7, 2017)
Gilman Precision is pleased to announce the acquisition of Roller Precision Spindle Repair, owned by John Roller, who will join Gilman&rs...

135 Hydraulic Institute Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (April 4, 2017)
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has recognized and honored Albert Huber, president, Patterson Pump Company, as its 2016 Lifetime Achievement...

136 PI Introduces Miniature Linear Positioning Stage (March 8, 2017)
The L-402 compact linear stage is the newest addition to the suite of motion control solutions available from precision positioning syste...

137 Pittman Brush DC Motor Available in Three Lengths (December 7, 2016)
Pittman, a business unit of Ametek Precision Motion Control, has announced the latest addition to its line of brush-commutated DC mo...

138 Pittman Releases 32 Brushless Motors into E-Commerce (November 7, 2016)
Pittman a business unit of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, has released the EC044A and EC042B Series brushless motors into its 24-Hour P...

139 Nexen Roller Pinion System Offers Alternative to Traditional Drive Systems (October 17, 2017)
Nexen Group, Inc. introduces a stainless steel version of its patented precision roller pinion system (RPS). The Nexen RPS engages two te...

140 Pittman Offers Compact Encoders for OEM Designs (July 7, 2016)
The new Pittman E21 family of 21 mm optical incremental encoders satisfy the demands of volume OEM precision-motion control applications....

141 APMI Announces 2016 Fellow Award Recipients (June 27, 2016)
APMI International, the professional society for powder metallurgy, has named Hideshi Miura, professor, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan...

142 IMO Presents Pitch Bearing at WindEnergy Hamburg (September 20, 2016)
IMO recently introduced a new pitch bearing focused at the latest 3–4 MW low-wind onshore turbines and offshore turbines in the 6&n...

143 Zero-Max Wind Turbine Couplings Easily Handle Torque Spikes and Misalignment (October 10, 2016)
Zero-Max Wind Turbine Couplings are now available as an upgrade replacement for existing wind turbines and for OEM applications.Proven an...

144 PTDA Honors Andy Nations with Warren Pike Award (October 16, 2017)
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has named Andy Nations, CEO, B&D Industrial (Macon, Ga.), the 27th recipient o...

145 Moog Introduces New Pitch Control Slip Ring for Wind Turbines (October 20, 2016)
Moog Components Group Limited, a division of Moog Inc., has announced the introduction of a new pitch control slip ring. The EPA3 slip ri...

146 Nexen BD Caliper Brakes Offer Higher Clamping Force (November 6, 2017)
Nexen Group, Inc. offers three models of BD (brute disk) caliper brakes: air actuated, spring actuated/air released, and spring actuated/...

147 Stafford Custom Hinged Shaft Collars Feature Simplified One-Piece Design with High-Strength Hinge (September 16, 2015)
Custom hinged shaft collars that can be manufactured in many configurations including with mounting holes, quick adjustment handles, and ...

148 Pittman Offers DC Brush and Brushless Motors (June 24, 2013)
Pittman Motors, a business unit of Ametek Precision Motion Control, has introduced its latest offering in a broad range of DC brush and b...

149 ABB Names Spiesshofer as CEO (June 20, 2013)
The Board of ABB has unanimously appointed Ulrich Spiesshofer, the head of its Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division, as chief exe...

150 Voith Transmission Serves Bus Rapid Transit Systems (June 3, 2013)
More than 10,000 DIWA automatic transmissions are already in service in demanding Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems. Cities such as S&atild...

151 SKF Expands Machine Tool Spindle Services (July 12, 2013)
SKF capabilities to repair, rebuild, and/or upgrade machine tool spindles have expanded with dedicated in-house spindle service facilitie...

152 PTDA Honors Ken Miko with Warren Pike Award (November 14, 2018)
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has named Ken Miko, director, category management and strategic accounts, BDI (Cle...

153 DESTACO Introduces Vacuum Cups for Pick-and-Place Parts Handling (November 16, 2017)
DESTACO, a provider of precision movement, positioning and control solutions in industrial automation, is leading the way in vacuum-cup i...

154 Maxon Spindle Drives Available in Wear-Proof Ceramic (September 6, 2013)
The GP 16 S with ceramic spindle joins the ranks of the existing 16 series spindle drives. With its unique metric M6 ceramic spindle, it ...

155 Siemens Announces Customer Excellence Recipients (August 27, 2013)
Siemens is proud to announce its 2013 Customer Excellence Award recipients, recognizing the achievements of the company’s customers...

156 EuroTech Offers Clamping Sleeves (May 28, 2013)
The quality of each individual component is decisive for the reliability of a system and that's why product development, high manufac...

157 Pittman Offers Servomotors for Harsh Environments (March 18, 2013)
Pittman Motors, a unit of Ametek Precision Motion Control, offers IP65 industrial grade servomotors that are suitable for use in harsh in...

158 Barbara Ross Receives PTDA Warren Pike Award (November 6, 2012)
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has named Barbara J. Ross, vice president sales and marketing, Timken Drives LLC, ...

159 Pittman Introduces CAD Models for DC Brush Motors (October 18, 2012)
Pittman Motors, a division of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, has introduced configurable DC motor 3-D model downloads.The 3-D model sys...

160 APMI Announces 2017 Fellow Award Recipients (July 6, 2017)
APMI International's most prestigious award recognizes APMI members for their significant contributions to the goals, purpose, and mi...

161 Siemens to Upgrade Pumping Station (November 26, 2012)
Siemens won a $10 million bid through the Chicago Department of Water Management to support upgrades to the Springfield Avenue Pumping ...

162 Pittman Releases Motor Catalog (November 29, 2012)
Pittman Motors, a brand of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, introduces a new DC brush and brushless motor catalog, available on request. ...

163 Iwis Offers Grip Chains With Wear-Resistant Clamping Elements (November 29, 2017)
Chain manufacturer Iwis presents grip chains that have wear- and corrosion-resistant clamping elements that ensure safe and reliable feed...

164 Pittman Offers Customized Motor Designs (February 21, 2013)
Pittman Motors, a unit of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, offers customized motor designs for high-end motion control applications. Cust...

165 Pittman Introduces CAD Models for Motor Line (January 31, 2013)
Pittman Motors, a unit of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, has introduced configurable 3-D CAD model downloads for its entire offering of...

166 Serapid Announces Expansion (January 21, 2014)
Serapid Inc. announces its move to a new, larger facility this February. The manufacturer of award winning products based on its exclusiv...

167 Weiss Introduces Pick-and-Place Direct Drive Module (March 5, 2014)
Weiss North America, Inc. has introduced its HP70 Pick-and-Place direct-drive component that is thinner (60 mm wide) than any linear moto...

168 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...

169 Dr. Stefan Spindler Named New CEO Industrial at Schaeffler AG (May 5, 2015)
The Supervisory Board of Schaeffler AG recently appointed Dr. Stefan Spindler as member of the board of managing directors at Schaeffler ...

170 Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center opens at Olympic Community of Schools (April 17, 2015)
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school system in North Carolina recently dedicated the new $200,000 Bosch Rexroth Advanced Manufacturing...

171 Pittman DC Motors Combine High Torque and Miniature Size (July 1, 2015)
Pittman Motors recently introduced the DC032A Series of brush DC motors, the latest addition to its lineup of DC brush and brushless moto...

172 Zollern Teams with Pioneer Motor Bearing Co. in North America (November 10, 2017)
The Zollern Group's Plain Bearing Technology division has entered into an exclusive technology license agreement with Pioneer Motor B...

173 Iwis Pin Oven Chains Expand Product Line for Transporting Beverage Cans (August 6, 2015)
For the conveying of thin walled tubular sections, such as beverage cans around the production process, Iwis offers a range of pin oven a...

174 Pittman Motors EC042B Brushless DC Motor Designed as an Economical, High-Performance General Purpose Servo Motor (July 27, 2015)
Pittman Motors recently introduced the EC042B brushless DC motor series, its latest DC brushless motor. The high torque density model is...

175 SKF Spindle Assessment Kit Detects Spindle Unbalance Conditions (July 16, 2015)
The SKF Spindle Assessment Kit provides an easy way to measure and interpret key spindle operating data to help users detect developing p...

176 Pittman Motors Expands PLG Planetary Gearbox Offering (March 30, 2015)
Pittman Motors recently expanded its gearbox offerings with the introduction of PLG24, PLG42K, PLG42S, PLG52, and PLG63 planetary gearbox...

177 Pittman Motors Offers New Compact Encoders (March 5, 2015)
Pittman Motors, a manufacturer of customized DC brush motors, brushless motors and gear motors, has introduced the Pittman E30C and E30D ...

178 Aerotech Introduces Piezo Nanopositioners (August 15, 2014)
Aerotech’s QNP-L series linear piezo nanopositioning stages give nanometer-level performance in a compact, high-stiffness package. ...

179 MPIF Celebrates 50 Years of PM Design (August 12, 2014)
An event that took place without much fanfare at the 1965 International Powder Metallurgy Conference held at New York’s Statler Hil...

180 Stafford Offers Two-Piece Shaft Collars (May 7, 2014)
A line of machined two-piece shaft collars for locating and mounting objects onto square and round structural tubing...

181 Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation's McCloskey receives Warren Pike Award (November 18, 2014)
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has named Kevin McCloskey, category manager at Kaman Industrial Technologies Corpo...

182 David Brown Gear Systems Opens Facility in Philippines (November 26, 2014)
David Brown Gear Systems, a supplier of industrial gearboxes and aftermarket services for applications in the world’s core ind...

183 Zero-Max ServoClass Couplings Feature Fail Safe Clamping Hubs (March 4, 2015)
ServoClass couplings from Zero-Max feature fail safe clamping hubs that provide maximum torque transmission in high speed applications.&n...

184 R+W Introduces New Miniature Vibration Damping Drive Shaft (February 26, 2015)
R+W recently expanded upon its design of vibration damping drive shafts, series EZ2, with a new miniature design, size 5. The new si...

185 PI Offers Nano-Positioning and Motion Control Systems at Optics and Photonics 2017 (August 7, 2017)
Optics & Photonics is known as the premier show in North America for the latest advancements in optical engineering and applications,...