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1 IMTS 2016 Booth Preview (August 2016)

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

2 Product News (February 2015)

News from around the Industry

3 Product News (October 2009)

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

4 Engineering Showcase 2016 (March 2016)

One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you understand, identify and select the best technology for your mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.

5 Steps Towards Revolution (December 2015)

The revolution goes by many names: machine-to-machine communication, smart manufacturing and the Industrial Internet, to name a few. In Europe, the prevailing term is Industry 4.0. In Germany, where that phrase was coined, the government is putting down €200 million to cultivate a lead in the industry. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that its potential economic impact will be almost $4 trillion (or more) by 2025. Enthusiastic evangelists will tell you that the Industrial Internet is the most important advance in their industries that they’ve seen in their decades-long careers.

6 Bearing Materials and Coating Trends (October 2019)

What trends do you see in bearing materials and coatings that will benefit the power transmission industry?

7 Just Right Lubrication (October 2019)

Automatic lubrication systems are getting smarter, easier to use and pushing condition monitoring into the future.

8 Product News (June 2019)

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

9 Product News (April 2019)

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

10 Product News (December 2019)

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

11 Product News (February 2020)

The complete Product News Section from the February 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

12 Industry News (August 2014)

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

13 PT Extras (February 2013)

See the latest updates to powertransmission.com in the February 2013 issue, including our newsletter, online videos and additions to the buyers guide.

14 Insider's Guide to Automate 2019 and Promat (March 2019)

Automate Show Examines the Integration of Robotics, Automation and Machine Vision, while Promat explores the latest in material handling technology.

15 Product News (October 2018)

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

16 Industry News (September 2018)

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

17 Progress in Rolling Bearing Technology for Refrigerant Compressors (December 2017)

Various surface treatment and bearing technology solutions are explored to solve challenging lubrication regimes.

18 Keeping Production Running (April 2019)

Cement Backer Board Plant Utilizes Oil Shear Clutch Brake

19 Product News (December 2017)

The complete Product News section from the December 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering, featuring the latest from SKF, R+W, Brecoflex, Nexen, Güdel, Renold Gears, Hansford Sensors, Ogura Industrial, Igus, Destaco, Röhm and Iwis.

20 Efficiency of Design (February 2018)

Energy efficiency is for more than just motors. Here are some mechatronics companies making sure you get more bang for your buck when it comes to your power bill.

21 Flexibility in Fluid Power (February 2018)

Latest Sealing Technologies Offer Optimum Wear and Frictional Characteristics.

22 Purchasing Efficiency (September 2018)

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

23 Pushing Forward with Belts and Chains (June 2018)

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

24 Bogus Bearings Still on a Roll (April 2018)

Counterfeits continue to vex big-name suppliers

25 Engineering Showcase - Gears and Gear Drives (September 2018)

Machinists Inc. is integrating the machinery, equipment and know-how of The Gear Works-Seattle Inc.

26 Value Added at MDA, IANA and IMTS (September 2014)

What was once targeted specifically toward the machine tool and metalworking industries, IMTS 2014 in Chicago spent a great deal of time and resources on automation, controls, mechanical components, self-diagnostics and an increase in productivity on the shop floor.

27 Industry News (February 2012)

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

28 Product News (June 2009)

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

29 Product News (April 2009)

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

30 Industry News (September 2014)

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

31 Engineering Showcase 2015 (March 2015)

One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you understand, identify and select the best technology for your mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.

32 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

33 Product News (February 2016)

Latest information about upcoming products.

34 Industry News (December 2015)

News from around the industry

35 Engineering Showcase - Couplings (August 2020)

Special advertorial section featuring the latest technology in couplings from leading manufacturers.

36 Industry News (October 2018)

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

37 Engineering Showcase - Couplings (August 2018)

This issue Engineering Showcase features some of the leading suppliers of couplings.

38 Industry News (August 2017)

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

39 Made in the USA, Sourced in China (October 2014)

If you read only one article this issue, it should be Norm Parker’s article on the Chinese bearing manufacturing industry. Parker is an engineer with General Motors, a true industry insider who has become a regular contributor to Power Transmission Engineering.

40 Industry News (April 2017)

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

41 Eats, Drinks and Treats (September 2017)

Process Expo and Pack Expo Highlight the Latest Technology for Food & Beverage Applications.

42 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.

43 Where to Begin (August 2018)

A big trade show can be extremely overwhelming. There are so many important suppliers to talk to, it's often hard to know even where to start, let alone how to plan a strategy to maximize your time spent.

44 Industry News (October 2017)

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

45 Product News (September 2017)

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

46 Getting to Know Your Bearing (August 2017)

Software Design, Analysis and Calculation Tools Help Solve Today's Engineering Challenges

47 Calculating Inner Race Diameter (December 2012)

In this Ask the Expert article, Hans Wendeberg from SKF discusses some of the things you need to know when calculating bearing diameters.

48 Industry News (October 2012)

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

49 Product News (October 2012)

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

50 Product News (August 2012)

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

51 Motion, Drive and Automation at Hannover Messe 2013 (February 2013)

Power transmission and motion control companies will be on-hand during Hannover Messe 2013 to display the latest technology offerings in key product categories including roller bearings, gears, pumps, motors, transmissions, drive system components, clutches and braking systems.

52 Product News (October 2013)

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

53 Product News (June 2014)

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

54 All for One, One for All (February 2014)

Collaboration moves bearing modeling and simulation software forward

55 PT Extras (February 2014)

PTE Video from SKF, LinkedIn contribution from Dassault Systemes, Twitter updates on IFPE 2014 and a shout-out to the Gear Technology blog.

56 Gearbox Bearing Service Life: A Matter of Mastering Many Design Parameters (April 2012)

The availability of high-strength shaft materials, in combination with bearings with high carrying capacity, allows use of slimmer shafts. However, the modulus of elasticity remains the same, so seat design for bearings and gears must be given close attention.

57 Project Integration - Design Engineers Adapt to Modern Day Mechatronics (December 2011)

Though the original definition of mechatronics derived from the Yasakawa Electric Company in the late 1960s (the company won trademark rights for the term in 1973), the word has remarkably evolved.

58 Product News (February 2008)

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

59 Healthcare at Hannover (June 2013)

SKF Insight ups the ante on condition monitoring technology.

60 Brake and Accelerate (June 2013)

SKF president/CEO Tom Johnstone discusses the global power transmission market at Hannover Messe.

61 Product News (August 2013)

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

62 Product News (August 2008)

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

63 High-Capacity Bearings Carry the Load for Chinese Gearbox Manufacturer (December 2008)

Th e signing of a contract for more than 5,000 sets of SKF’s latest high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings (HCCRB) for wind turbines will impart added load-carrying capacity, more reliability and longer life to the Nanjing Gear Company’s (NGC) line of gearboxes for wind generation applications.

64 Product News (April 2013)

SKF energy-efficient bearings, Bishop Wisecarver guided motion system, Weiss torque rotary table, Mico wireless braking system, Nord worm gear series, and SKF expanded range of couplings.

65 Product News (October 2010)

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

66 Product News (April 2010)

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

67 Wall to Wall Technology (August 2014)

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

68 Product News (September 2014)

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

69 Mechatronics: Gaining Control and Applications (February 2017)

"New" Technology Turning Heads and Profits.

70 Product News (October 2016)

News on the latest products from around the industry.

71 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.

72 Product News (Fall 2007)

Latest Product News

73 A Major Step Forward in Life Modeling (March 2017)

The SKF Generalized Bearing Life Model is (GBLM) an innovative new bearing rating life model that is designed to help engineers calculate bearing rating life in a more realistic manner. The new model is a major step forward for the industry and will play an important role in enabling OEMs and end users to better match bearings and applications, resulting in improved machine life and reduced operating costs.

74 Product News (April 2017)

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

75 Product News (August 2017)

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

76 Product News (June 2017)

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

77 The Science of Radial Shaft Seals (April 2017)

SKF Product Investigation Center Troubleshoots Critical Rotating Equipment Applications with Analysis, Research and Testing Procedures.

78 Industry News (Spring 2007)

News from around the Industry

79 Mix and Match Mechatronics (February 2016)

Mechatronics simplifies traditional engineering concepts across most industrial segments. By combining mechanical, electrical and computer technology into a single, integrated solution, products become systems that are more efficient, reduce operator error and cost less to manufacture.

80 Product News (March 2015)

New products within the Industry

81 The American Industrial Renaissance (December 2014)

At SKF, we believe in the longterm development of the U.S. industrial economy. The reindustrialization is supported by a strong university-based research network, a competitive workforce and energy supply from domestic energy resources. However, there are still challenges, particularly regarding the availability of skilled labor. Business, education and governments have a responsibility to work together to ensure this is not the bottleneck in U.S. industrial development. I am particularly pleased with and support the work the National Association of Manufacturers is doing in this area.

82 Product News (October 2014)

News about new Products in the industry.

83 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.

84 Four-Point Bearings Do Triple Duty While Saving Space (March 2015)

A four-point contact ball bearing makes it easy to simplify machine designs that combine radial, thrust and moment loads, because it can handle all three simultaneously. They are primarily used for slow-to-moderate-speed applications, or where oscillatory movement is predominant.

85 Product News (December 2015)

News about latest products

86 Product News (August 2015)

News about the latest Products from the Industry

87 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.

88 Software Bits (August 2017)

The latest updates in software for bearing design.