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1 Industry News (August 2014)

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

2 INDUSTRY NEWS (March 2015)

News From the Industry

3 Industry News (October 2013)

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

4 Industry News (February 2012)

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

5 Industry News (April 2017)

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

6 Industry News (June 2012)

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

7 Industry News (October 2011)

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

8 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

9 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.

10 Product News (April 2017)

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

11 Industry News (June 2016)

News from around the industry

12 Industry News (April 2016)

News from around the Industry.

13 Industry news (April 2015)

News From Around the Industry

14 Product News (October 2013)

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

15 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.

16 Industry News (September 2015)

News From Around the Gear Industry

17 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.

18 Product News (June 2017)

The complete Product News section from the June 2017 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 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.

21 Motor Management - Best Practices (December 2015)

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

22 Motor Management Best Practices Part 3 (February 2016)

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

23 Copper in Motor Repair Facilities (March 2017)

Three electric motor repair facilities share best practices for utilizing copper in motor repair, and recommending new motors to replace older, less-efficient motors

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

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

25 MPTA Remains a Viable Resource for Power Transmission Industry (April 2008)

The Mechanical Power Transmission Association was founded in 1933 as the Multiple V-Belt Drive and Mechanical Power Transmission Association.

26 Industry News (August 2017)

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

27 Industry News (August 2013)

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

28 Industry News (September 2017)

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

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

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

30 Industry News (June 2017)

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

31 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.

32 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.

33 Robots Go Where Even Heroes Fear to Tread (August 2012)

The DARPA Robotics Challenge is creating first-response robots capable of going where the danger is.

34 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.

35 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.

36 Meet Paro, the Robotic Baby Seal (August 2011)

I robot. You robot. He robot. Robots are everywhere. For decades, they have been as prevalent on TV and in science fiction novels and movies as they are now on the world’s factory floors—and operation rooms. Fiction is now fact.

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

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

38 Now That Is Product Placement (August 2009)

ABB Robotics gets free advertising via summer blockbuster.

39 Solar Energy - The Alternative Alternative (October 2009)

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

40 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.

41 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.

42 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.

43 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.

44 Product News (August 2010)

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

45 Getting Creative (October 2012)

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

46 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...

47 Industry News (October 2012)

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

48 Product News (December 2009)

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

49 Product News (August 2009)

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

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

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

51 PT Extras (August 2013)

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

52 Product News (June 2013)

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

53 Product News (June 2009)

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

54 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.