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Replacing Hydraulic Lifting Systems with Electro-Mechanical Screw Jacks

There is a widespread push to replace hydraulic systems with electo-mechanical screw jack systems and for a number of good reasons. The trend has already been under way in Europe for some years and now it is moving to North America. Engineers are being tasked to “design out” hydraulic systems and “design in” screw jack systems for their pushing, pulling, lifting and holding application needs. White Papers Courtesy of DieQua Corporation
www.powertransmission.com/sc/diequa-replacing-hydraulic/

Comparing Flexible Disc and Bellows Couplings

For the past 30 years or more, designers of highly dynamic servo drive systems have been turning to bellows couplings to optimize the stiffness, inertia, and smoothness of rotation in their coupling applications. When it comes to torsionally rigid couplings, the stainless steel bellows wins in all three categories. So why use servo disc couplings? White Papers Courtesy of R+W America
www.powertransmission.com/sc/rw-comparing-couplings/

FVA-WORKBENCH 5.6 Software for efficient, high-end gearbox simulation

The FVA-Workbench can be used to design precise gearbox systems in seconds. As the only software that converts the results of the latest research into powerful calculation methods, the FVA-Workbench is always on the cutting edge. With the release of FVA-Workbench 5.6, FVA GmbH has made its high-performance simulation platform an essential tool for efficient gearbox development. Courtesy of FVA GmbH
www.powertransmission.com/sc/fva-gearbox-design-software/

Dana: Propelling Excellence in Agriculture

Dana collaborates with agriculture OEMs through our wide portfolio of drive and motion technologies and deep expertise across the full range of applications. Learn more about our latest innovations, including drive systems for electrified telehandlers, new suspended axles for tractors, wheel drives for sprayers, and advanced central tire inflation systems. White Papers Courtesy of Dana
www.powertransmission.com/sc/dana-excellence-in-agriculture/

Cost Effective High Precision Linear & Rotary Axes

Andantex, USA, a member of the Redex-Group, offers modular system building blocks consisting of Hardened & Ground Racks, High Quality Planetary Reducers including Output pinions, Ring Gears and Automatic lubrication systems to build linear axes of any length and move weights from 100 to 200,000 Lbs. White Paper Courtesy of Andantex USA
www.powertransmission.com/sc/andantex-linear-rotary/

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1 Designing Drive Systems for Low-Web-Speed Applications (December 2012)

This paper will look at the solutions that current drive and motor technology can offer in not only improving tension control but also solving several other issues that are inherent to systems with high ratio gearing.

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

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

3 Hands-On Hydraulics and Pneumatics (February 2017)

Action Challenge Introduces Students to Fluid Power Industry in the latest STEM educational effort from the National Fluid Power Association.

4 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.

5 Product News (February 2018)

The latest mechanical power transmission products from Nord Drivesystems, Gearing Solutions, Ogura Industrial, Stafford Manufacturing, Rexnord, Portescap, Steinmeyer, Intellidrives, J.W. Winco and Zero-Max.

6 Engineering Showcase - Couplings (August 2018)

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

7 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?

8 Industry News (June 2018)

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

9 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.

10 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.

11 Gear Expo 2017 Booth Previews (September 2017)

Highlights from some of the gear, gear drive, power transmission component, software, materials and related exhibitors at Gear Expo 2017.

12 Gear Expo 2017 Showstoppers (September 2017)

This special advertising section features some of our VIP exhibitors.

13 Product News (September 2018)

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

14 Industry News (September 2018)

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

15 Tackling Fluid Power Challenges (February 2020)

Increasing power density and improving cylinder lifespan are key issues.

16 Industry News (March 2020)

The complete Industry News section from the March 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

17 Dynamic Performance (April 2020)

PTE Examines Gearmotor and Gear Drive Technology

18 Product News (June 2008)

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

19 In the News: Linear Motion (December 2019)

The following article is a round-up of the latest linear motion product and industry news items featured at www.powertransmission.com and on social media.

20 Industry News (August 2019)

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

21 Product News (February 2017)

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

22 Product News (March 2019)

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

23 Industry News (April 2019)

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

24 Industry News (June 2019)

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

25 Stable and Streamlined (September 2018)

Gear drives focus on longevity, quality and customization.

26 Product News (September 2017)

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

27 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.

28 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.

29 Gear Design Software, Engineer Beware (February 2014)

When software goes bad, what do we call it? System failure? Human failure? A virus? A number of words will work. How about this? Glitch. It has that onomatopoeic quality that fairly screams, Downtime! And with good reason -- software-generated miscalculations can have very expensive -- if not perilous -- repercussions.

30 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.

31 Product News (October 2014)

News about new Products in the industry.

32 Product News (August 2012)

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

33 Industry News (June 2011)

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

34 Product News (October 2008)

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

35 Product News (December 2008)

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

36 Product News (December 2009)

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

37 Product News (February 2010)

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

38 Encouragement and Enthusiasm (December 2014)

In the Stott household, we love math. Well, maybe not everyone in my household loves it equally, but since they were in kindergarten, whenever one of my children asked me for help with math homework, my reply has been an instant and cheerful “We love math!”

39 Gear Design Software (February 2013)

When it comes to gear design software, the learning curve never ends. The leading vendors offer various training programs to keep their users well-informed.

40 Product News (June 2016)

Latest news on products.

41 Industry news (August 2016)

News from around the Industry

42 Kids Love Technology (October 2016)

Kate, a sophomore studying engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has a genuine interest in manufacturing, so it was natural that she attend IMTS. But the other three? My kids? Well, let’s just say that their interests lie elsewhere. Matt, also a sophomore, is studying business at UW-Platteville. Emily, a sophomore in high school, wants to join the Peace Corps. Renee, an eighth grader, wants to be a surgeon.

43 Product News (March 2015)

New products within the Industry

44 The Test Run (March 2016)

Modeling and simulation is a key driver of innovation. Whether it’s general manufacturing, consumer goods or life sciences, the ability to realistically model and simulate the response of parts, sub-systems and complete assemblies to increase accuracy and repeatability is vital in today’s analytical world.

45 Bearing the Brunt of Earthquakes (December 2016)

America suffers $4.4 billion in losses due to earthquakes every year. While that's a drop in the bucket for our $16 trillion plus GDP, it's still a substantial amount of money, and some people are working to lessen those losses. One group is Earthquake Protection Systems (EPS), a company that is designing bearings to better protect buildings from earthquake damage.

46 Product News (February 2016)

Latest information about upcoming products.

47 Transmissions in Transition (June 2015)

Experts gathered at the 9th CTI Symposium to discuss the challenges of reducing noise, improving energy efficiency and meeting the changing demands of the marketplace

48 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.

49 PRODUCT NEWS (October 2015)

All about new Products

50 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.

51 Baldor Motor Basics: Electric Motors and Power Systems and Electric Motors and Voltage (September 2017)

Part 1: There seems to be a lot of confusion about the voltage standards for motors and why they are structured the way they are. Part 2: The effect of low voltage on electric motors is pretty widely known and understood, but the effect of high voltage on motors is frequently misunderstood.

52 Modular Control Systems for Wind Energy (August 2016)

For a 5-megawatt wind turbine prototype, aerodyn employs the latest control and software technologies, including a comprehensive PC-based control solution and the new modular TwinCAT Wind Framework. The TwinCAT Wind Framework features the latest software engineering and Big Data applications to extend current Industry 4.0 concepts to the wind energy industry. The modular software supports, for example, the direct provision of sensor data to the operator’s database, and in general enables the easy adaption of the wind turbine operation management to future requirements.

53 Lightweight, Highly Efficient Drive System (February 2017)

This paper presents a joint project conducted by Ashwoods Electric Motors and Oerlikon Fairfield that uses planetary drives with an integrated electric motor. Current solutions used in production of off-highway vehicles rely upon large, heavy and inefficient brushed DC or induction motors, coupled to a planetary gearbox. This presents a number of challenges to the vehicle designers such as: limited vehicle range, limited space around the motor/drivetrain, and motor durability. The proposed integrated system utilizes an Oerlikon Fairfield Torque Hub, widely used in off-highway vehicles, and the Ashwoods first-to-market, interior permanent magnet motor. How these products are integrated, i.e. incorporating a brake solution, represents a market-changing product. Using interior permanent magnet (IPM) technology in the motor design means the motor can be up to 70% lighter, 70% smaller and 20% more efficient than traditional motors used in off-highway traction applications.

54 CNC System Upgrades (December 2017)

Automated production of large objects such as auto body prototypes, boat hulls and surfboards traditionally requires computerized numerical control (CNC) systems costing nearly a million dollars. Thomson Cuts Costs and Production Time for Autoscale Inc.

55 Taking Aim at Conveyor Systems (October 2016)

It's no secret that conveyor systems are the primary market for gearmotors, and so it shouldn't be much of a surprise that gearmotor manufacturers are looking for ways to cater to that market's needs. From Brother's new VFDs to Siemens' Simotics S-1FG1, a lot of the new solutions in the industry have their own unique quirks, but all fall into a few common veins.

56 Systematic Improvement (March 2019)

With AGVs, a primary bottleneck on productivity is battery life. But when looking at an AGV as a full system, there are plenty of ways this bottleneck can be widened.

57 Can You Develop Your Own Custom Motor-and-Motion System (June 2016)

In this century’s complex, ever- changing world of manufacturing, such capabilities as hardware and software expertise, effective location and distribution, business savvy and yes, even luck, are some of the cardinal requirements for running a successful business.

58 Advanced Belt Drive Systems (June 2019)

Enhancing Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

59 Chain & Sprocket Systems and Maintenance (June 2019)

Chain and sprocket drives of one form or another have been driving machines and conveying materials for over a thousand years. The chain manufacturing industry has developed numerous types and sizes of drive chains. Although it is a mature form of power transmission, there are still many industrial applications for which drive chain is suited. It is economical, resistant to shock loads, easy to install, has the ability to transmit high torque, operates in hostile environments, and is efficient. Chain and sprocket drives are highly engineered and manufactured within close tolerances.

60 Holistic Simulation of Gearboxes - System Simulation (August 2018)

Gearboxes are important assemblies within mechatronic systems. During the design phase of such systems it is essential to know the gearbox behavior under consideration of dynamic interactions with its environment. Holistic system simulation helps the engineer to understand this and to improve, adjust, or optimize gearboxes and their application.

61 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.

62 The Efficient Drive System (December 2013)

It's a fact that drive systems wouldn't function properly or efficiently without couplings. They quietly go about their business of transferring motion from one drive element to the next. In the PT market today, couplings have the unique challenge of satisfying a variety of customer needs including tighter tolerances, higher speeds and a more versatile selection process.

63 Total System Efficiency (February 2010)

Much of the industrial energy being consumed by systems is wasted through inefficiency. For this article, a system will be defined as the following components working together: electrical input power, variable frequency drives, induction motors, gearboxes and transmission elements (chains, belts, etc.).

64 Energy Management Considerations with Todays Drive Systems (April 2010)

While it is valid to state that energy efficiency is defined as the same level of production being achieved at an overall lower energy cost, it is equally important for today’s machine builders and automation engineers alike to remember that an energy-efficient system can actually translate into higher productivity. This is achievable through a comprehensive approach to energy management.

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

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

66 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.

67 Motor System Reliability Considerations for Cost-Effective Purchasing Decisions (June 2008)

OEMs can minimize the cost of ownership by using highly efficient motors and recognizing when unreliable motors are driving up the operating costs of their applications.

68 Optimizing Drive Systems for Energy Savings (February 2012)

In looking for potential opportunities to reduce energy consumption via the drive system, a number of areas should be considered.

69 Motion System Management (August 2008)

Companies focus on customization and quality in linear motion

70 Variable Speed Pump Drives For Industrial Machinery - System Considerations (February 2015)

The changing landscape of hydraulic drives is leading many fluid power specialists to quickly adapt to using variable speed pump drives. Optimum utilization of these drives requires, in many cases, additional system design considerations.

71 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.

72 Grease Lubrication Mechanisms in Rolling Bearing Systems (October 2013)

Grease lubrication has clear advantages over oil lubrication: Grease does not leak easily; it has sealing properties; and it protects bearing surfaces from corrosion. Its disadvantages are grease-life limitations and a limited cooling ability. Moreover, in some applications there is a risk of grease starvation, which leads to reduced lubricating films. However, if the right grease, sealing system and/or lubrication system are chosen, then grease lubrication offers clear benefits. This article summarizes aspects of grease lubrication mechanisms in rolling bearings.

73 When a Good Gear Drive System Goes Bad (October 2012)

Even when the critical components of industrial power transmission gear drive systems are properly designed, specified and manufactured consistent with application requirements, performance problems can develop over time and failure may follow.

74 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

75 Graco Pump Technology Solves Long-Term Pump Leaking, Dosing Issues (September 2016)

When trying to find a new bonding material dispense system, one manufacturer tested a series of pumps — all of which leaked due to the abrasiveness of the bonding material. The manufacturer also had been attempting to manage shot size manually with their previous system, and was not able to keep dispense consistent. The company searched for a system that could accurately dispense programmed shot sizes while also eliminating the leaking issues they had experienced with previous pumps. Graco provided a Check-Mate pump with SmartWare software, and the manufacturer is now able to automatically dispense shots of bonding material as small as one ounce without leaks.

76 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?

77 Minimum Design Speed Considerations for Sleevoil Bearings for Industrial Fan Applications (September 2016)

Slow speed operation of fan systems within the air handling industry is generally performed due to two reasons: a coast down operation is required for hot (induced draft) fans to cool down before shutdown (often by using a turning gear), and operational efficiency improvements can be achieved during non-peak periods by slow speed operation using a VFD. In either case, when these fans are supported by hydrodynamic bearings, it is the oil film thickness developed from the bearing-shaft interaction that limits the minimum speed that can be maintained without causing premature wear and bearing failure. This paper will present a brief overview of lubrication theory and critical design parameters to achieve slow speed operation.

78 Better Energy-Efficient Flow Rate Regulation (December 2016)

Implementing a power-on-demand concept based on variable speed drives allows for energy saving in any application that involves pumps or hydraulic systems. And when used in combination with an intelligent wiring and communication system, relevant machine data can also be easily recorded - the basis for comprehensive power management.

79 Understanding the Dynamic Influences of Gear Oils and Radial Shaft Seals (February 2018)

Sustainability is becoming one of the most important aspects within the power transmission business. Users demand low-maintenance drive systems with as little disruption as possible, and expect lifetimes of more than 10,000 hours. Approximately 40 percent of long-term gearbox leakages can be traced back to poor interaction between the radial shaft seal (RSS) and the lubricant. Thus, it becomes essential to analyze the tribological system as a whole, which includes the gear oil, seal grease (if required), elastomer material and design, and the shaft.

80 Bringing Nadcap to the Medical Industry (June 2016)

The medical device industry today has numerous standards and regulations to follow, most notable amongst them being ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. However, these requirements have a shared blind spot: critical processes (heat treating, sterilization, etc.). In the medical industry, all of the standards and audits suppliers need to adhere to focus on general system quality. If the critical processes aren’t being looked at equipment can still fail because of poor craftsmanship.

81 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.

82 Performance Testing of Composite Bearing Materials for Large Hydraulic Cylinders (April 2017)

Large hydraulic cylinders (LHCs) are integral components in the functioning of large machines in mechanically demanding, corrosive and abrasive environments, such as offshore drilling rigs. The materials utilized in these largescale hydraulic systems must deliver reliable performance throughout their expected lifecycle.

83 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:

84 Setting Techniques for Tapered Roller Bearings (September 2015)

Tapered roller bearings can be set at initial machine assembly to any desired axial or radial clearance. This unique feature enables a designer to control bearings to meet anticipated application operating conditions, and thereby provide optimum bearing and system performance.

85 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.

86 Precision Bellows Couplings (March 2015)

Bellows couplings first began to be widely used by machine tool builders in the mid-to-late 20th century. With the advent of CNC technology, machine engineers started looking to improve upon some of the negative influences traditional power transmission couplings can have on a precision rotary / linear motion system.

87 Maximizing Your Power Transmission (Engineering) (February 2015)

Engineers are often challenged with the seemingly impossible task of doing more with less. Customers want more power transmitted in a smaller space, they want more efficient designs, and, of course, they want to spend less money. So engineers are always looking for ways to squeeze the most out of their mechanical systems. They’re constantly working to maximize power density, increase energy efficiency and reduce costs to meet their customers’ needs.

88 Gear Fault Diagnosis by Motor Current Analysis: Application to Industrial Cases (February 2015)

The use of motor current signature analysis (MCSA) for motor fault detection — such as a broken rotor bar — is now well established. However, detection of mechanical faults related to the driven system remains a more challenging task. Recently there has been a growing interest for detection of gear faults by MCSA. Advantages and drawbacks of these MCSA-type techniques are presented and discussed on a few industrial cases.

89 Effects of Contact Ratios on Mesh Stiffness of Helical Gears for Lower Noise Design (August 2015)

In this paper, the influences of various gear parameters on the mesh stiffness are systematically investigated by using the finite element method. The comprehensive analysis shows that contact ratios are the key factors affecting the fluctuation value of mesh stiffness.

90 Mechanical Motion in Tight Spaces (March 2018)

Framo Morat and Dunkermotoren Produce Drive Systems for Automatic Guided Vehicles.

91 Engineering Smart (February 2016)

Our theme for 2016 is “Engineering Smart.” Our goal as a publication is to help you engineer better systems, taking advantage of the latest in technology to create mechanical systems that last longer, save energy, cost less and increase performance. The way we do that is by bringing you the best information possible on the design and engineering of gears, gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings and related power transmission components and systems.

92 Chains and Belts Play to Their Strengths (December 2015)

As with just about everything else in the manufacturing world — and all which that universe entails — it depends. After all, that’s why the art of manufacturing is a process — not a one-system-fits-all discipline. Yes, once that process has been properly designed and correctly implemented for a given manufacturing production need, it may well run like the astest, smoothest cookie-cutter-type operation ever devised.

93 Is Splash Lubrication Compatible with Efficient Gear Units for High-Speed Applications (October 2015)

A thermo-mechanical model of a splash lubricated one-stage gear unit is presented. This system corresponds to a first step towards the design of a hybrid vehicle gearbox that can operate up to 40,000 rpm on its primary shaft. The numerical model is based on the thermal network method and takes into account power losses due to teeth friction, rolling-elements bearings and oil churning. Some calculations underline that oil churning causes a high amount of power loss. A simple method to reduce this source of power losses is presented, and its influence on the gear unit efficiency and its thermal capacity is computed.

94 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.

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

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

96 Smart Couplings Remove Guesswork from Measurements in Machinery Applications (March 2020)

Quite often, the collection of precise data in drive technology applications can be problematic. Data monitoring in a rotating drivetrain is difficult because a direct networking cable connection is often not an available option. Nothing sends shivers down the spine of for example, a production line manager or a system integrator like uncertainty. That's why achieving precise measurement of things like torque and other parameters in machinery applications is, while daunting, a dearly desired goal, especially if those measurements are only available at the drive and motor.

97 A Mechatronic State of Mind (February 2020)

Welcome to the Age of Information, where flexible, intelligent drive systems separate the haves from the have nots

98 Reduce Your Linear Motion Assemblies to a Single Component with Motorized Lead Screw Actuators (December 2019)

When it comes to specifying linear motion within a machine, system designers have many options from which to choose. Making the right choice can impact the ease of installation, footprint and cost of operation.

99 Validation Approach of PM Gears for e-Drive Applications (October 2019)

Key technical drivers which can be addressed by advanced PM manufacturing technologies are, for example, the need for system downsizing in transmissions and differentials, the need for developing systems with higher power density and the strong NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness) requirements - especially for electrified transmissions or e-axle solutions.

100 Improvement of the Noise and Vibration Behavior of an Electromechanical Brake Booster - an Integral Approach (March 2020)

The automotive world faces a tremendous change. Autonomous driving and electrification are two big topics in this context that are pushing this change. The demand for higher comfort, higher safety and tightened environmental requirements drive as well the technological change from former mechanical actuations to electro-mechanical systems in new vehicles. This can be observed especially for braking and steering systems.

101 Precision Manufacturing and the Digitalization of Linear Motion Technology (June 2020)

Digitalization is increasingly transforming mechanical engineering and manufacturing technologies, bringing with it not only unparalleled control and flexibility over production systems but so much more.

102 Innovative Design Solves AutomotiveParts Assembly Challenge (February 2015)

Weiss North America, Inc. of Willoughby, OH has designed and produced rotary tables and other components for the automation industry for more than 45 years. When approached by Alpha Integration, Inc. of Murfreesboro, TN, a manufacturer of turnkey automated assembly, vision and testing systems, to provide a reliable turnkey solution for their 6-foot-tall automotive parts assembly machine, Weiss ‘tiered-up’ an innovative chassis and indexing table system solution.

103 Dynamic Behavior of Planetary Gears (June 2020)

In planetary gear systems of high power density and high gear ratio, helical gears create undesirable tilting moments on the planet gears; therefore, spur gears are still preferred for planetary gears -- a special challenge with respect to noise. Specifically, the different behavior of planetary gears with sequential and symmetric gear mesh is explained in this paper.

104 Upgrading Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers (ACHE) and Cooling Towers (June 2020)

Many industrial facilities with air-cooled heat exchangers (ACHE) and cooling towers often have older units installed. Depending on the age, repairs, and maintenance done over the years it may have had an impact on performance. Upon conducting site inspections of the equipment, it is sometimes found that ACHE or cooling tower components have degraded. This can result in a system that is not very energy-efficient and delivers substandard cooling performance.

105 Just Right Lubrication (October 2019)

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

106 Saving Money with High-Efficiency Gearmotors (October 2019)

Standing in a factory or a warehouse, you're bound to notice machinery, whether it's a conveyor system that winds across the floor or large fans that hang from the ceiling. You may even notice automated guided vehicles or autonomous mobile robots carrying parts, driving themselves from one section of the building to another. These machines are good candidates for using high-efficiency gearmotors, especially if they're expected to run for long stretches at a time. If they aren't using high-efficiency gearmotors, then they may be costing more money than they should.

107 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.

108 Influential Criteria on the Optimization of a Gearbox, with Application to an Automatic Transmission (September 2018)

In the design of an automatic transmission gearbox, the variation of one parameter can result in different system performances due to the strong interdependencies among all components. For given transmission ratios, component lifetimes and safeties, or space restrictions, improvements in efficiency, noise, and weight can be achieved.

109 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.

110 Custom Machine and Tool Bolsters Accuracy and Efficiency for Vande Berg Scales (June 2018)

If you can find that magic bullet that will reduce the machining process, you can achieve meaningful efficiency gains. It is imperative that check-weighers or in-motion weighing systems remain both accurate and efficient while attaining a consistently smooth operation because they dynamically weigh products as they move across the belt.

111 The Future of E-Mobility (October 2018)

Schaeffler Touts System Solutions and Electrification Advancements at Detroit Symposium

112 Thermal Analysis and Optimization of Gearboxes by Simulation (December 2018)

With the increasing mechanical power capacity of gearboxes, the thermal power limit tends to become the limiting factor. To achieve a balanced system, the gear unit needs extra cooling. Using a fan that is mounted to a fast rotating shaft is a common solution. For this solution an optimal design is investigated.

113 Pros and Cons of Different Bearing Lubrication Methods (June 2019)

For a maintenance crew, it is important to know which bearings need re-lubrication and make sure they are lubricating those bearings. The bearings can be lubricated manually or by automatic lubrication systems. This article will review each method and discover its pros and cons.

114 Documentation of Gearbox Reliability - An Upcoming Demand (June 2019)

The proof of the reliability of a gear drive is now an additional requirement. In Europe, the acceptance authorities for wind turbines are requesting a system reliability proof from gearbox manufacturers. The AGMA committee reviewing the AGMA 6006 standard for wind turbines is considering adding a chapter about design for reliability. However, reliability considerations are not new; NASA, for example, was in the 1980s using reliability concepts for gear drives.

115 Troubleshooting: Use ALL of Your Senses (April 2019)

Troubleshooting infrequent intermittent problems can be one of the most frustrating engineering areas. It is also a great opportunity to use system knowledge and all of your senses and sleuthing abilities.

116 Pushing Forward with Belts and Chains (June 2018)

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

117 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.

118 A Present State and Future Vision of Motor Drive Technology (December 2010)

One of the driving forces behind the industrial revolution was the invention—more than a century ago—of the electric motor. Its widespread use for all kinds of mechanical motion has made life simpler and has ultimately aided the advancement of humankind. And the advent of the inverter that facilitated speed and torque control of AC motors has propelled the use of electric motors to new realms that were inconceivable just a mere 30 years ago. Advances in power semiconductors—along with digital controls—have enabled realization of motor drives that are robust and can control position and speed to a high degree of precision. The use of AC motor drives has also resulted in energy savings and improved system efficiency. This paper reviews the development and application of inverter technology to AC motor drives and presents a vision for motor drive technology.

119 The Limbs of Lumenhaus (October 2010)

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

120 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.

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

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

122 Medical Modifications (December 2010)

Maxon upgrades tissue removal system for Interlace.

123 Drive-Based Integrated Safety (February 2011)

While safety functions have been integrated into drives packages for some years now, the current trends are very exciting, from many angles. Today, a full complement of safety functions can be implemented at the front-end of a system design on all types of production machines, including printing, packaging, converting, materials handling and other equipment used throughout American industry.

124 Soft Starters vs. Variable Speed - Or Both (June 2011)

Given that many different hydraulic systems recommend the use of either frequency converters or cyclic control (soft starter technologies), the question must be asked - Which one of these solutions is the most cost-effective in reducing energy consumption and providing the most satisfactory payback time?

125 Integrated Motion Control in Packaging Machines Delivers Value (June 2011)

Maximizing packaging machine productivity and performance is imperative to success and is driving OEMs to adopt and invest in the latest technologies that can meet their customers’ challenges. At the forefront of these performance-driven technologies is an integrated control system—or programmable automation controller (PAC)—and latest-generation motion solutions.

126 The Expanding Role of Advanced Ceramics in the Aerospace Industry (April 2011)

How advanced ceramics are being used for instrumentation and control systems, seals and thermocouples, aero engine component repair and ion propulsion.

127 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.

128 Soft Drink Solutions (December 2009)

Servo system from Bosch-Rexroth helps create more efficient beverage palletizer.

129 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).

130 How to Determine the MTBF of Gearboxes (April 2008)

Mean Time Between Failures is a very frequent and broadly used reliability measure of components, systems and devices used mainly in conjunction with electrical and electronic equipment.

131 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.

132 Rolling-Element Bearing Analysis (June 2013)

This article describes how more sophisticated modeling techniques allow the latest software to identify design issues with bearings, shafts, gears and complicated multi-body systems.

133 Power With Precision (February 2009)

Can direct drive technology improve your bottom line? Manufacturers relying upon drive systems in their production process have long sought ways to improve gearbox efficiency. While a gearbox-driven system has been the mainstay for manufacturers, it has also been, among other things, the source of frequent breakdowns, expensive line stoppages and increasingly costly maintenance.

134 Bellows Couplings: Proper Selection for Optimal Performance (February 2009)

For many years bellows couplings have been near the top of the list of flexible coupling choices for high-performance motion systems. Their high torsional stiffness, low moment of inertia and minimal restoring forces under misalignment make them a preferred choice for maintaining tight control over the load.

135 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.

136 Hardware-Software Synergy Automates Power Plant Data Collection (October 2009)

Robotics and other advanced automation technology systems are viewed as a looming threat to some in the plant maintenance field. Although there is a constant battle for some workers to remain useful while machines are continuously fulfilling more roles on the plant floor, there are those who in turn have found a better use of their newly freed time.

137 Neighborhood Watch - Advancements in Condition Monitoring Equipment (June 2009)

Now more than ever, manufacturing companies are examining what steps need to be taken to ensure improvements to machine reliability by predicting system failures and minimizing downtime.

138 (Material) Moving into the Future (June 2011)

a custom hydraulic brake system from Mico Inc. aid in the development of specialized material handling equipment.

139 Pack Expo 2011 (August 2011)

The 2011 show examines sustainability, plant efficiency and total systems solutions.

140 Bosch Rexroth Powers Coal-Handling Equipment with Hydraulic Direct Drive (March 2014)

EECV in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, keeps on expanding and improving. In 2013 their transhipment of coal increased and they installed a new bucket wheel reclaimer with a capacity of 3,500 tons per hour. They chose a direct-drive system from Bosch Rexroth for this big bucket wheel. The drive system consists of a Hägglunds MB 1600 motor and a DUe drive unit.

141 Brushless PM-Motors Speed Ahead (June 2014)

There are more brushless PM motors being made every day. These brushless PM motors are smaller in size -- i.e., less than 50 watts in power output found in hard-disk drives, CD and DVD players and many portable medical devices. Servo systems with brushless PM motors ranging from 50 watts to 50 kilowatts are now challenging the larger electric motor applications. A few manufacturers have pushed brushless PM motors above 200 kW.

142 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.

143 How to Spec a Mill Gear (February 2014)

This paper outlines the design considerations that go into construction of a drive system in order to explain the importance of specific data, why it is required, and where design freedom is necessary. Apart from loads and speeds, interface dimensions and site specific conditions are also needed. Deciding up front which gear rating practice to select can affect the torque capacity of the drive train by ~15%.

144 Dude - Where's My Preload (August 2014)

Many of us have been there; the bearings had the correct preload. You know it, you were there, and you personally saw the measurements. Now, the testing is done and the preload is gone. Not a little gone, not sort of gone - gone, gone. Finger pointing ensues. Suppliers are dragged in by their wrinkly Polo collars. You know the drill. Losing preload in a tapered roller bearing (TRB) system over the life of your application can be a troublesome problem, particularly for gear sets that are prone to noise or severe applications that rely on a very rigid and stable system.

145 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.

146 Electric Vehicles Need Quieter Gears (October 2014)

For Mark Findlay of UK specialist driveline consultancy Drive System Design, reducing gear noise to suit the low noise levels in an electric vehicle cabin has meant throwing away the rule book.

147 Low-Efficiency Motors and Gears Still Prevalent (October 2014)

Electric motor-driven systems are the single largest enduser of electricity, accounting for over 40% of global consumption according to the International Energy Agency.

148 Load Capacity and Efficiency of Grease-Lubricated Worm Gears (September 2014)

Varying installation requirements for worm gears, as, for example, when used in modular gear systems, can necessitate grease lubrication - especially when adequate sealing for oil lubrication would be too complex. Such worm gears are being increasingly used in outside applications such as solar power plants and slew drives. While knowledge about the operating conditions is often appropriate, the basic understanding for load capacity and efficiency under grease lubrication is quite poor. Investigations done at FZG and sponsored by FVA/AiF are shown here to give an impression of the basic factors of load capacity and efficiency. The results of the investigation indicate a satisfying quality of calculations on heat, load capacity and efficiency based on characteristic parameters of the base oil with only slight modifications to the methodology known from DIN 3996 or ISO TR 14521.

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

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

150 Ready for Some Hyper Loop de Loop (October 2013)

High-speed transit system the dreamwork of ideators or idiots?

151 Improved Performance for Hydraulic Seals from Thermoplastic Polyurethane (June 2012)

Seal design engineers and end users are continually seeking improved sealing systems and materials. This paper describes the potential of a new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material to deliver improvements in pressure, speed and temperature capability, which are presented as comparisons to proven industry standard materials. Performance is demonstrated by virtue of test bench results of seals made from MDI-, PPDI- and NDI-based materials.

152 Electric Automation Trends Discovered at SPS-IPC Drives 2011 (December 2011)

SPS-IPC Drives 2011, which took place in Nuremburg, Germany in November, covered all components down to complete systems and integrated solutions in the electric automation industry.

153 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.

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

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

155 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.

156 Getting Creative (October 2012)

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

157 Microstepping Tutorial (October 2013)

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

158 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.

159 Considering Energy-Efficient Motors: Don't Forget the Gearbox (February 2013)

The mechanical components of your drive system play a major role in overall system efficiency. Don't cut corners.

160 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.

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The ASGS1000 Series Cartesian gantry system from Aerotech is designed for a range of automation platforms like high-speed pick-and-place,...

88 Bock Workholding Introduces New Triangular Workholding System for Machining Centers (April 13, 2005)
The Bock TriSystem workholding system, a triangular, six-station workholding system allows a greater range of tool access angles on horiz...

89 Soft Servo Systems Updates Software and Motion Control Products (January 22, 2006)
Soft Servo Systems announced the release of Versio...

90 HD Systems Merges with Harmonic Drive Technologies (February 6, 2006)
HD Systems Inc. and Harmonic Drive Technologies, Nabtesco Inc. have merged, effective Jan. 1, 2006. The newly formed joint companny wi...

91 Soft Servo Systems Upgrades to Corporate Status (January 19, 2006)
The Soft Servo Systems Japan branch office has been expanded and upgraded to a corporation with a new h...

92 Detroit Precision Introduces New Modular Roughness Measuring System (January 15, 2006)
The new W55 roughness measurement system from Detroit Precision Hommel is designed to operate within a production line, acquiring and ar...

93 SEW-Eurodrive Introduces New Food Industry Drive System (April 29, 2005)
The Food Industry Option Package from SEW-Eurodrive is a drive system with specialized components to meet the damp conditions and chemica...

94 Moventas Launches Wind Turbine Condition Management System (May 24, 2007)
Moventas introduced its latest wind turbine condition management system at Hannover Messe 2007. The system focuses on the gearbox and a...

95 Redex Andantex Uses Mechanical Preload System to Increase Drive Capacity (June 12, 2007)
The new DualDrive from REDEX ANDANTEX eliminates backlash and increases the rigidity of rack and pinion drives using a patented mechanica...

96 NEMA Publishes Third Edition Metal Cable Tray Systems Standard (October 8, 2009)
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published VE 1-2009 Metal Cable Tray Systems. The standard is also published...

97 Linear Rail System Offered in Various Configurations (March 22, 2010)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. offers the LRS Linear Rail System in several configurations, both motorized and non-motorized. These l...

98 Excel Gear Designs, Prototypes Navy Gun System Gearboxes (September 10, 2009)
Roscoe, IL-based Excel Gear has transitioned from prototype to production of 38:1 ratio gearboxes designed for positioning the gun mount ...

99 Skills Certification System Targets High Unemployment, Unfilled Manufacturing Jobs (April 2, 2009)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is partnering with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Ins...

100 AxleTech Expands Systems Capability with Acquisition of U.S. Gear (November 24, 2008)
AxleTech International recently announced the acquisition of Chicago-based U.S. Gear, a designer and manufacturer of specialized differ...

101 LFS 12 Rails and Carriages Offer Low Cost Solutions for Door Enclosure and Transfer System Applications (February 17, 2009)
Techno, Inc. Linear Motion Products released a line of low profile linear rails and carriages called the LFS 12 Series. Offered in two co...

102 Smart Ethernet Drives Add Flexibility to Advanced Motion Control System Building (March 29, 2010)
The latest generation of smart drives from Baldor Electric Company offers economic and space-saving solutions for many common single-axis...

103 Linear Rail Consolidates into One System (May 4, 2010)
The dual carriage RGS04 motorized linear rail assembly from Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions combines several motion technologies into one in...

104 Bosch Rexroth and Bosch Solar Energy Develop Unique Solar Installation System (August 27, 2010)
At this year's Semicon West trade show in California, Bosch Rexroth showed off an innovative slide-in system for installing frameless...

105 Amacoil Guide System Offers Smooth, Even Spooling (September 1, 2010)
The Amacoil/Uhing GS Guide System helps assure smooth, even spooling by keeping the wire or other material being spooled in-line between ...

106 Dynetic Systems Adds to Engineering Staff (July 15, 2010)
Chuck Raskin joins the engineering team at Dynetic Systems Inc., a manufacturer of brush and brushless DC motors located in the Twin Ci...

107 Shaoguan Hongda Gear Co Purchases Turnkey Nitriding System (June 7, 2010)
Nitrex Metal Inc. received an order from Shaoguan Hongda Gear Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of transmission components, for a turnkey ...

108 Motion System Software Simplifies Drive Selection (May 5, 2010)
The Motioneering 6.1.0 motion system sizing and selection software from Kollmorgen is an OEM design tool that uses a mechanism project co...

109 Modular Bearing System Standardizes Wind Turbine Applications (June 7, 2010)
Austrian bearing manufacturer NKE introduces modular bearing systems for planetary gears in wind turbine gearboxes that offer the advan...

110 Sakor Announces New Test System for Hybrid Drivetrains (February 5, 2008)
Sakor Technologies Inc. recently unveiled the HybriDyne series of hybrid vehicle driveline test systems. According to the company’s...

111 Boretech Introduces Weld Overlaying and Restorative System (November 20, 2007)
Boretech Introduces Weld Overlaying and Restorative System[boreclad.jpg]  Boretech Corp. recently introduced BoreClad, a new system ...

112 Allegro Microsystem's New Brushless DC Motor Driver Integrates Hall Element Commutation Circuitry (June 29, 2007)
Allegro introduces a new full-bridge motor driver designed to drive low voltage bipolar brushless DC motors. Commutation of the moto...

113 House Positioning System at AACC Meeting/Clinical Lab Expo (July 10, 2007)
Parker Hannifin's PROmech series of linear actuators come completely assembled and tested and include linear bearings, drive screws, ...

114 Sick Stegmann's Servo Motor Feedback System Mounts Directly to the Motor Shaft (June 26, 2007)
Sick Stegmann introduced SinCos® SEK52 servomotor feedback systems with HIPERFACE® interface.  The SEK52 features a simple d...

115 Allegro Microsystems Introduces New Bi-Directional DC Motor Driver (June 26, 2007)
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. introduces a new low voltage bi-directional DC motor driver with an input voltage range of 3.0 V to 5.5 V and ...

116 New Linear Motion Systems & Components Catalog B615 (June 14, 2007)
The process of selecting the right linear motion rails, guideways, raceway rails and positioning tables for your application just became ...

117 mG miniGears Installs Furnace Loading System (June 25, 2007)
mG miniGears installed a furnace loading system in its powder metal department to avoid defects, especially for gears where small damage of the...

118 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...

119 Danaher Motion and Sky-Trax Provide World's First AGV-Forklift Collision Avoidance System (August 8, 2007)
Danaher Motion formed a strategic alliance with Sky-Trax to jointly develop and market the world's first indoor collision avoida...

120 Bridge Connections Provide Solution for Running Parallel Systems (November 14, 2007)
The Bishop-Wisecarver Corp. recently announced the addition of bridge connections to its UtiliTrak product line. Available in steel and a...

121 Parker Releases Trilogy Linear Systems Catalog (November 19, 2007)
Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division recently released its new catalog featuring its Trilogy brand of linear motors and l...

122 MAG IAS Develops Control System For Machine Tool & Automation Builders (October 25, 2007)
Due to an increased demand for a faster, more efficient control system, MAG Industrial Automation Systems has formed a new business ventu...

123 Micronor’s Fiber Optic Rotary Encoder System Awarded U.S. Patent (August 14, 2007)
 Micronor Inc. has secured U.S. patent 7,196,320 for its ZapFREE(TM) Fiber Optic Rotary Encoder System. The patent recognizes Micron...

124 Parker Hannifin’s Actuators Eliminate Need for In-House Positioning System (August 9, 2007)
The PROmech actuators from Parker Hannifin are designed for analytical, OEM and lab instrument manufacturers.The actuators come completel...

125 Linear Roller Block and Rail Systems Now Available From LM76 (November 25, 2014)
Low cost, SAIBO SB-LGB Linear Roller Block and Rail Systems are now available from LM76 in three sizes to meet load requirements up to 12...

126 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...

127 Dontyne Systems Honored for Best Practices by the UK Parliament (October 4, 2018)
Dontyne Systems applies Industry 4.0 principles to rejuvenate ancient technology. In 2006, Dontyne Systems created the Gear Production Su...

128 Intellidrives Offers Compact and Precise Four Axes XYZ Rotary System (November 8, 2018)
The demand for a high accuracy, compact XYZR stages is met with IntelliDrives technologies that address the unique needs of scanning micr...

129 Voith Launches Optimized Belt Alignment for Conveyor Systems (September 18, 2018)
BeltGenius ALEX (Alignment Expert) from Voith analyzes the alignment of carrying idlers in conveyor systems as part of its service portfo...

130 Dana to Purchase Drive Systems Segment of Oerlikon Group (July 31, 2018)
Dana Incorporated has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Drive Systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, ...

131 Igus Introduces Bearing Drylin W Exchange for Linear System (June 27, 2018)
Igus has introduced a new bearing, drylin W Exchange, for its drylin W linear system in which the liner can be replaced directly on the...

132 Aerotech Offers Integrated Granite Motion Systems (July 3, 2018)
Machine components such as bearings, encoders, and drive mechanisms are engineered and assembled directly on the granite base and bridge ...

133 Sakor Provides Testing System to Major Automotive OEM (November 21, 2018)
Sakor Technologies, Inc. recently announced that it has designed and provided a dynamometer testing system to a major original equipment ...

134 Bell Helicopter and Moog Collaborate on Flight Control Actuation System (December 14, 2018)
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, has announced a signed teaming agreement with Moog, for the development of the Flight Control Ac...

135 Dana Completes Purchase of Oerlikon Group's Drive Systems Segment (March 1, 2019)
Dana Incorporated has completed the acquisition of the Drive Systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, including the Graziano and Fairfield ...

136 Etel's TMB+Torque Motor Now Integrated with Cooling System (March 5, 2019)
In order to greatly simplify the implementation of liquid cooling with torque motors and ease the mounting into direct drive machine appl...

137 GWJ Expands Latest Version of System Calculation Software (February 22, 2019)
GWJ Technology, Germany, a manufacturer and provider of calculation software for mechanical engineering and gear manufacturing, recently ...

138 Lenze Americas Hosts STEM Career Day for Local Students (February 14, 2019)
Lenze Americas, a manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, welcomed students ...

139 Steel Company Utilizes Siemens Autonomous Stockyard Management System (December 31, 2018)
To improve air quality in China's urban centers, part of the country's counter measures has resulted in stockyard of iron, steel ...

140 Modelon and Siemens PLM Software Enhance System Simulation Capabilities Through Partnership (January 10, 2019)
Siemens PLM Software and Modelon recently announced a partnership to use Modelon’s OPTIMICA Compiler Toolkit as the default Model...

141 ACHEMA 2018 Preview: Nord Drivesystems (June 1, 2018)
Nord will be presenting a wide range of products at ACHEMA in Frankfurt am Main from June 11-15. The main focus is on ATEX compliant dr...

142 Hannover Messe: Nord Drivesystems (April 25, 2018)
Nord Drivesystems will be exhibiting its innovative drive solutions for digital factories of the future at the Hannover Fair 2018. These ...

143 Nord Drivesystems Expands MaxxDrive Gearbox Line (January 9, 2018)
If you need a dependable, high performance gearbox able to handle the most demanding bulk material handling applications, cement and stee...

144 Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires Compressed Air Systems (February 22, 2018)
Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has announced th...

145 Nord Drivesystems Receives Vanderlande Supplier Award (December 20, 2017)
Nord Drivesystems was awarded for their outstanding operational excellence and responsive supply chain, high innovative capability and th...

146 Third Wave Systems AdvantEdge 7.4 Improves Report Generation Feature (November 28, 2017)
The next release for AdvantEdge focuses on improvements related to the reporting generation feature, data collection and additional enhan...

147 Intellidrives Offers Compact Rotary System (October 3, 2017)
The demand for a high accuracy, compact XYZR stages is met with IntelLIDrives technologies that address the unique needs of scanning micr...

148 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...

149 KEB America Offers Safety Solutions for Automation Systems (February 23, 2018)
KEB America, Inc. announces the release of their latest safety automation products for the North American market. Safety PLC, Safe I/O mo...

150 Aegis Software Announces Quality Management System (February 26, 2018)
Aegis Software announces the unveiling of their new quality management capabilities that complement Aegis’ FactoryLogix existing In...

151 Pump Systems Matter Announces New Members (April 13, 2018)
Pump Systems Matter (PSM) announces the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Jen Muir, P.E., president, JKMuir and Ga...

152 Altra Industrial Motion Offers Power Transmission Solutions for Vertical Lift Systems (April 20, 2018)
Altra Industrial Motion supplies technically advanced clutches and brakes, geared motors, speed reducers, couplings, controls and senso...

153 Drive System Design Opens Test Facility on Improving Driveline Efficiency (April 10, 2018)
A new test facility has been developed in Michigan to help vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers increase the efficiency of vehicle...

154 Siemens Introduces Autonomous Driving System Solution (March 29, 2018)
Siemens recently introduced a breakthrough solution for the development of autonomous driving systems. The solution, part of the Simcen...

155 Yaskawa Expands Sigma-7 Servo Systems with Servomotors and Amplifiers (March 13, 2018)
The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. recently announced the addition of a complete line of 400 Volt servomotors and ...

156 Varvel Introduces New Automation System (March 28, 2019)
The Varvel Group has introduced Dadistel, an automation system for control of production in mechanical machining departments that enables...

157 Marland Monitoring System Provides Remote Access to Backstop Operating Conditions (April 25, 2019)
Marland Clutch recently introduced the Smart Marland Monitoring System that provides up to the minute access to critical backstop opera...

158 GWJ Offers Latest Version of SystemManager (March 11, 2020)
The new SystemManager version - an extension of the standard calculation software eAssistant and TBK - allows users to create shaft geome...

159 Iwis Offers Condition Monitoring System for Chains (April 2, 2020)
Developed in-house by Iwis, the CCM-S (Chain Condition Monitoring - Smart) system continuously measures the wear elongation of chains dur...

160 Rexnord Extends Benefits of Smart Condition Monitoring System (March 9, 2020)
Proven maintenance savings alone enable manufacturers to recoup their investment in the Rexnord Series 1000 Smart Condition Monitoring Sy...

161 Dassault Systemes and Xometry Partner on Instant Part Production in Design Environment (February 19, 2020)
Dassault Systèmes and Xometry recently announced their partnership to provide customers with a seamless, integrated way to produce...

162 Kollmorgen 2G Motion System Offers Single-Source Solutions (February 14, 2020)
Kollmorgen announces the 2G Motion System, a servo solution based on the latest thinking about single-source, systems-based design. The 2...

163 Intellidrives Offers Large Area Travel XY Gantry Systems (February 18, 2020)
Intellidrives new Syncronized XY Gantries BEMAE Series are offered in travel length from 300 x 300 mm to 1,500 x 1,500 mm. BEMAE Gantry S...

164 Igus Develops Two New Motor Control Systems (April 3, 2020)
Igus has developed two new cost-effective and easy-to-operate control systems so that users from all areas of industry can quickly start ...

165 Mobile Industrial Robots Adds Five Certified System Integrators to Global Network (April 17, 2020)
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) recently announced the signing of five certified system integrators (CSI) in both North and South America....

166 Stafford Offers Shaft Collars and Couplings for Berry and Nut Processing Systems (July 13, 2020)
A line of shaft collars, couplings, and mounts available in stainless steel and plastic for use with berry and nut processing machinery a...

167 Etel Offers Motion System for Semiconductor Manufacturing (July 22, 2020)
Providing high throughput for heavy payloads in semiconductor manufacturing comes the newest VULCANO2 motion system from Etel of the Heid...

168 Advanced Machine Reliability Resources Merges with Generation Systems (June 29, 2020)
Advanced Machine Reliability Resources (AMRRI) and Generation Systems Inc. (GSI), creator of Lube-It management software, two of the most...

169 Currax Offers Synchronous Reluctance System (May 15, 2020)
Powertrain as an electro-mechanical total package exemplifies the conceptual precondition for energy efficient integration of individual ...

170 Bosch Rexroth Introduces Integrated Measuring System for Handling Applications (April 24, 2020)
With its sensor system completely integrated in the ball runner block, Bosch Rexroth’s new IMScompact integrated measuring system d...

171 SKF and SMT Collaborate on Software for Transmission Systems (April 24, 2020)
By combining SKF and SMT’s technical analysis and optimization capabilities, engineers can now have a seamless experience when desi...

172 Robotic Parking Systems Relies on NORD for Automated Parking Facilities (January 20, 2020)
NORD Gear Corporation and Robotic Parking Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of high-speed automated parking structures, continue to take park...

173 A3 Webinar Examines Automated System Purchases (January 6, 2020)
A3 will present the webinar "How to Purchase an Automated System," on January 9, 2019 from 12:00 - 1:00 ET. This webinar will h...

174 Voith Offers Intelligent Monitoring System for Driveline Performance (June 14, 2019)
Voith introduces Dtect, its intelligent monitoring system that provides real-time data of driveline performance and coupling status. Base...

175 Nord Offers TorqueProtect Monitoring System (July 16, 2019)
Nord Gear Corporation recently announced the availability of TorqueProtect, a gearbox torque monitoring system designed for wastewater tr...

176 Marland Clutch Offers Backstop Automatic Grease Lubrication System (June 7, 2019)
Marland Clutch recently introduced an automatic grease lubrication system designed to eliminate the need to manually grease the labyrinth...

177 GAM Introduces New Rack and Pinion Systems (May 29, 2019)
GAM announces the release of new helical rack and pinion systems. High quality rack and precision pinions are paired with GAM gearboxes f...

178 Atlanta Drive Systems Offers Range of Stainless Steel Washdown Gearboxes (May 2, 2019)
Atlanta Drive Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce a new range of stainless steel washdown gearboxes, perfect for use in demanding appl...

179 AAAE Conference & Exposition Preview: Nord Drivesystems (May 10, 2019)
Nord Drivesystems’ Nordac Link drive is shown controlling a 92.1 two-stage helical bevel gearbox with IE4 synchronous motor. This i...

180 Renk Wins Maritime Construction Project for Hybrid System (August 9, 2019)
At the end of March 2019, the maritime sales team of Renk’s Rheine plant managed to win its first new construction project for the ...

181 Emerson and Arrowhead Systems Partner on Machine Health Monitoring Solution (September 25, 2019)
Emerson and Arrowhead Systems, Inc. recently announced they have partnered to produce a next-generation, machine health monitoring soluti...

182 Husky Injection Molding Systems Honors Beckhoff with EMEA Supplier Award (December 18, 2019)
A fruitful development partnership as well as a trusting and reliable relationship such as the one that has existed between Canadian mach...

183 Mitsubishi Electric Provides Control System for Underground Subway (December 23, 2019)
Mitsubishi Electric recently supported the International Tunneling Symposium organized by the Tunneling Association with a Silver Sponsor...

184 SMT Offers System Deflection Analysis Webinar (December 3, 2019)
System deflection takes misalignment into account and solves Force = Stiffness x Deflection equation for all components and connections. ...

185 Hannover Messe 2020 to Examine Digital Ecosystems (November 27, 2019)
At Hannover Messe 2020, processes and technologies that up until quite recently were regarded as separate and distinct will be showcased ...

186 Intellidrives Introduces XY-Rotary System for Clean Room Applications (October 4, 2019)
The demand for a high accuracy stages is met with IntelLIDrives integrated XY-Rotary system that addresses the needs of scanning microsco...

187 Igus Demonstrates Safe Energy Chain Systems for New Automotive Trends (September 20, 2017)
The rising demand for permanently energized systems calls for energy chain solutions that guide cables safelyAccording to a Forsa survey,...

188 Currax Incorporates Siemens Simatic S7 Controller Systems (August 11, 2017)
Mechanics, electrics, automation – Currax is reinforcing its role and expanding its drive portfolio with IDS Digital. Besides a wid...

189 Oldham Offers Couplings for Conveyor Systems (January 21, 2016)
Oldham couplings from Ruland are zero-backlash, have a balanced design, accommodate large parallel misalignment, and are highly versatile...

190 Hydraulic Institute Announces Pump System and VFD Optimization Course (March 11, 2016)
Industrial Electromechanical Repair Services (IER), in conjunction with WEG Electric Corporation, will conduct a full-day Pump Systems Op...

191 Des-Case Corporation Acquires JLM Systems Limited (December 23, 2015)
Des-Case Corporation announced its acquisition of JLM Systems Limited, most popularly known in the industry for their OilMiser products. ...

192 Catalyst Motion Group Z-Theta System Combine Rotary and Linear Motion in One Unit (October 29, 2015)
Catalyst Motion Group recently created a Z-Theta system capability utilizing in-house branded products. Z-Theta systems offer a compact a...

193 Haydon Kerk WGS Integrated Screw/Slide System Designed for Stability and Speed (September 10, 2015)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions recently added the WGS (Wide Guide Screw) to its linear slide product line. Made from the same components us...

194 Ruland Disc Couplings Built for High Accuracy, High Speed Systems (October 5, 2015)
Ruland recently started advertising their line of disc couplings. Disc couplings from Ruland are torsionally stiff, operate with zero-bac...

195 Gan Systems Offers Inverters, Motors and Power Modules at APEC 2016 (March 18, 2016)
The stream of small, light and highly efficient commercial power systems entering the market continues. Computer travel adaptors, AC/DC p...

196 SKF Develops Wind Turbine Inspection System (March 23, 2016)
SKF has developed the SKF Enlight mobile and cloud based data collection, analysis and support system to suit the needs of the global win...

197 Brevini Gear Systems Focuses on Waste Reduction (May 3, 2016)
Brevini Gear Systems (BGS) has reduced its environmental impact through a waste disposal program that will help it achieve a ‘zero-...

198 Oerlikon Drive Systems Exhibits at OTC 2016 (May 4, 2016)
Oerlikon Drive Systems’ off-highway vehicle and industrial equipment brand Oerlikon Fairfield, will participate to Offshore Technol...

199 Aerotech Offers Hexapod Positioning System (May 3, 2016)
Aerotech has introduced a high-load, ultra-precision hexapod positioning system with guaranteed accuracy specifications, the company...

200 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...

201 Miki Pulley Couplings are Effective at Dampening System Vibration (April 5, 2016)
Miki Pulley is introducing its unique CPU Pin Type couplings for direct sale to OEM’s in North America. These CPU couplings are hig...

202 Nord Drivesystems Utilize Components for Surface Coating Facility (April 28, 2016)
At the Nord Drivesystems headquarters in Bargteheide, Germany, the power, functionality and intelligence of Nord products are used to the...

203 Hägglunds TADS Hydraulic Drive System Designed for Limited Space Applications (September 1, 2015)
Hägglunds recently introduced the TADS hydraulic drive system from Bosch Rexroth as a self-contained drive package for applications ...

204 Haydon Kerk Introduces Catalyst Motion Group as a Supplier of Integrated Motion Systems (August 25, 2015)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions recently introduced the Catalyst Motion Group as a supplier of integrated motion systems. Catalyst offers cu...

205 Applimotion Introduces Direct Drive Precision Servo Motor System (February 27, 2015)
Applimotion recently introduced a direct drive, precision servo motor system in a compact NEMA 23 footprint. The rotary stage is a c...

206 GWJ Technology Launches New Version of System Calculation for Gearboxes (March 2, 2015)
GWJ Technology GmbH, a manufacturer of calculation software for machine elements and gears, recently launched a new version of its system...

207 Iwis Develops New Monitoring System for Measuring Chain Elongation (February 5, 2015)
Chain manufacturer Iwis Drive Systems has developed a new monitoring system for measuring chain elongation. The new, patented C...

208 Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics Introduces Modular Aquarius Cleaning System (December 19, 2014)
Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics, a division of Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC,  recently introduced an innovation in aqueous parts clea...

209 Voith Presents Stop-Start System for Locomotives (August 4, 2020)
The automatic OnEfficiency.StopStart system from Voith contributes to more efficient rail freight transport of the future. By switching o...

210 'Roll-Slide Mini' Carriage and Rail Linear Motion Systems Now Available From LM76 (December 18, 2014)
Low cost, "Roll-Slide Mini" carriage and rail linear motion systems are now available from LM76 in lengths from 160mm (6.3...

211 Timken Power Systems Facility Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification (March 4, 2015)
The Timken Company recently announced its power systems service facility in Princeton, WV, has earned ISO 9001:2008 Quality Manageme...

212 LM76 Introduces Nitride-Plus Hardened Steel Linear Rail System (March 11, 2015)
LM76 recently introduced its Defender 1 Nitride-Plus Linear RailTM (LMNP Series) roller block and rail system. This Nitride Plus har...

213 Festo Bionic Learning System Shows Off Three New Technologies (July 10, 2015)
Festo recently introduced featured developments for 2015 in the company’s Bionic Learning Network – the basic research effort...

214 RSF Electronik MSA 37x Feedback Encoder System Designed for Motion Applications (July 17, 2015)
RSF Elektronik now offers a linear motion feedback encoder system that is designed for machines with loose mechanical motion during ...

215 LM76 Offers Low-Cost, High-Accuracy, Straight and Curved Rail & Roller Block Systems (June 10, 2015)
Low cost, SAIBO SB-LGV straight and curved rail and roller block systems are available from LM76 in three widths, and two styles to meet ...

216 Power Drive Systems Looks to Grow by Joining IDC-USA (May 14, 2015)
For 40 years, Power Drive Systems, Inc. has been distributing first-class power transmission products to customers across the United Stat...

217 Oerlikon's Drive Systems Segment Inaugurates Third Plant In India (April 28, 2015)
Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Segment recently inaugurated its third plant at Sanand in Gujarat, India. This is the 10th production faci...

218 LM76 Distributes SAIBO Linear Motion Systems (May 5, 2016)
The low cost, wide, stable platforms of the SAIBO SB-LGC Linear Motion Systems are available exclusively from LM76 in two sizes to meet l...

219 PI Introduces Hexapod 6-Axis Motion System (May 6, 2016)
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP, a manufacturer of precision positioning, motion control and nanopositioning equipment, introduces the H-900KS...

220 Ruland Introduces Oldham Couplings for Actuator Driven Systems (March 27, 2017)
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. presents oldham couplings for actuator driven systems. The oldham couplings are zero-backlash, have a bala...

221 Maxon Introduces Sterilizable Drive System (May 4, 2017)
With the ENX EASY, Maxon Motor’s NEW ENX EASY is a sterilizable encoder for use with Maxon’s brushless DC motors. This opens ...

222 Mayr Develops Braking Systems Equipped for Industry 4.0 Challenges (March 16, 2017)
Mayr Power Transmission offers a brake system with modules including the ROBA-brake-checker or the ROBA-torqcontrol that allows permanent...

223 Twin Disc Announces Multiple Orders for Oil and Gas Transmission Systems (March 15, 2017)
Twin Disc, Inc. recently announced it recently received multiple new orders from North American pressure pumping customers for the C...

224 Iwis Drive Systems Introduces Maintenance-Free Chains (February 22, 2017)
Iwis drive systems introduces b.dry maintenance-free stainless-steel chains. The corrosion-free chains run completely dry, are extremely ...

225 Stafford Expands Shaft Collars and Couplings for Mechanical Drive Systems (February 23, 2017)
An expanded line of metric shaft collars, couplings, and mounting components suited for mechanical drive systems and structural applicati...

226 Trico Introduces Sensei Lubrication Intelligence System (May 12, 2017)
Trico Corporation, a provider of lubrication management solutions, recently introduced Sensei, a real-time lubrication intelligence syste...

227 Oerlikon Drive Systems India Gets Certified as Great Place to Work (May 17, 2017)
Oerlikon Drive Systems India has been certified by Great Place to Work Institute - a global authority in building, sustaining and recogni...

228 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,...

229 Stafford 3D Positioning System Consists of Robust Mounting Components (August 10, 2017)
A new 3-D positioning system that simplifies the setup of cameras and other devices for research, laboratory, process, and packaging appl...

230 Iwis Offers Accumulation Chain for Conveying Systems (July 31, 2017)
For logistics and material handling applications, chain specialist Iwis Drive Systems offers a comprehensive range of accumulation chains...

231 Atlanta Drive Systems Introduces Economy Planetary Reducers (July 13, 2017)
Atlanta Drive Systems, Inc. announces a new range of Economy Planetary Reducers, offering good performance with an economical price level...

232 Kollmorgen Servo Drive System Reduces OEM Costs (June 9, 2017)
Kollmorgen offers the AKD-N Decentralized Servo System, which reduces costs for OEMs while increasing machine effectiveness and design fl...

233 Zero-Max Offers Custom CD Coupling for Challenging Motion System Applications (January 19, 2017)
Connecting motion components over a long space requires multiple engineering design disciplines to manufacture a coupling that maintains ...

234 Torque Systems Offers Family of Brush DC Motors (December 16, 2016)
Torque Systems, a division of SL-MTI, has developed a high performance family of three new size 15 permanent magnet DC motors. They ...

235 Twiflex Expands Modular Brake System with VSD Series (August 1, 2016)
Twiflex has expanded its modular brake systems with the new VSD Series, which incorporates several of Twiflex’s newest technologica...

236 Hitachi Automotive Systems Names C&U Americas Top Supplier (August 9, 2016)
Top executives from C&U Americas, LLC enjoyed the best of both worlds on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle I...

237 Iwis Chain Condition Monitoring System Eyes Replacement Needs (July 11, 2016)
Iwis presents the new chain condition monitoring system for measuring chain elongation. The CCM system for continuous chain monitoring me...

238 Oerlikon Fairfield Presents Drive System Paper at 2016 VDI International Congress (July 7, 2016)
Transmission specialist Oerlikon Fairfield co-presented details of an innovative electric drive system for off-highway vehicles at the re...

239 Micronor Introduces Controller for OEM Industrial and Medical Systems (May 24, 2016)
With its simplistic design and interfaces, the MR380-0 OEM Controller from Micronor provides a low cost, turn-key solution for OEM manufa...

240 Ruland Beam Couplings Benefit Stepper and Servo-Driven Systems (June 24, 2016)
Ruland beam couplings are designed to couple stepper and servo motors to encoders, lead screws, and light duty actuators in a variety of ...

241 Intellidrives Offers Motion Systems with Intelligent Motors (August 19, 2016)
Intelligent actuators from Intellidrives are highly programmable, integrated actuators with a motor, encoder, amplifier, controller, USB ...

242 Amacoil Uhing Introduces Linear Motion Drive System (August 31, 2016)
New from Amacoil/Uhing is the Precision Motion Drive System. This is a Model RG rolling ring linear drive integrated with a motion contro...

243 Schaeffler Wins Award for Sensotect Coating System (October 27, 2016)
Schaeffler has received the 2016 “Materialica Design + Technology Award” in the “Surface & Technology” catego...

244 KISSsoft Offers Drive System Analysis (November 22, 2016)
In static system analysis, the deformation of the housing can be taken into account in the KISSsoft Release 03/2016, and therefore its ef...

245 CEMEP and NEMA Agree on Systematic Approach to Motor Efficiency Standards (October 13, 2016)
Members of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Motor and Generator Section and the European Committee of Manufacture...

246 Siemens Expands Servo Drive System for Geared Motor Applications (October 11, 2016)
Siemens has expanded its extensive drive portfolio for servo applications to include the Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motors, which are d...

247 Svendborg Braking Control System Goes Mobile (September 1, 2016)
SOBO iQ controls are now accessible from both Android and IOS mobile devices. This new level of convenient accessibility is significant s...

248 Bosch Rexroth's Adaptive Systems Increases Throughput by 50 Percent (November 26, 2014)
Adaptive Systems technology minimizes unwanted movements like oscillations and vibrations, increasing process throughput by up to 50 perc...