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The complete Industry News section from the August 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
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Corporate and personnel announcements from the April 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Industry News section from the October 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Industry News section from the October 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Industry News section from the February 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the June 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
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.
The complete Industry News section from the June 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Tucked away in the southwest quadrant of the state of Georgia, amid stately pine stands, pecan farms and cotton fields, sits Oak Crest Lumber.
Schaeffler invests in North America, plus other news from around the industry.
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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 customerâ™s unique needs. As a âœtoll processor,â production line speed is critical to productivity as well as profitability.
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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.
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Clutches and Brakes take center stage in the April 2017 edition of Product News.
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The latest new hires and corporate announcements from around the industry.
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.
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.
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 âœpremium efficiencyâ motors.
Three electric motor repair facilities share best practices for utilizing copper in motor repair, and recommending new motors to replace older, less-efficient motors
Copper's continuing role in energy-efficient motor development.
In todayâ™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, businessesâ”large and smallâ”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).
The Mechanical Power Transmission Association was founded in 1933 as the Multiple V-Belt Drive and Mechanical Power Transmission Association.
Oil shear brake technology is the key to quick and reliable test stand development.
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The complete Product News section from the March 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The technology continues to evolve in chain- and belt-driven systems
The complete Industry News section from the September 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
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...
The DARPA Robotics Challenge is creating first-response robots capable of going where the danger is.
Norkol Converting Corporation is one of the nationâ™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.
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 âœheadâ at the end, and one glowing sensor. It wasnâ™t alive. It wasnâ™t sentient. It was a robot.
Hereâ™s what we know about Tremont, Illinois: Itâ™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 âœup-and-comingâ 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 villageâ™s rather eccentric list of accomplishments.
Furrion is developing a mech in the hopes of launching racing into realms so far only explored by science fiction.
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 worldâ™s factory floors—and operation rooms. Fiction is now fact.
Nowadays, you can find scientists and engineers creating micro-robotic creatures for a slew of fascinating research projects.
ABB Robotics gets free advertising via summer blockbuster.
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 powerâ”wind energyâ™s somewhat neglected step brotherâ”has been gaining ground in alternative energy since 2001.
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 âœbenefitsâ of replacing employees on the shop floor with an automated system.
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 donâ™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.
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.
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.
Beverage industry conveyor pours on advantages in distribution center. Case study describes the new conveying systems at Motion Industries Canada.
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.
The complete Industry News section from the October 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Take a look at some of the latest videos posted on powertransmission.com, plus the most recent updates to our online buyers guide.
The complete Industry News section from the August 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
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The complete Product News section from the December 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Gear Expo coverage, plus a new video from Motion Industries and Rexnord.
The complete Product News section from the June 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete product news section from the June 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the August 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the October 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.