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A nose-in-the-tent peek at the booths featuring mechanical motion components.
The complete Industry News section from the February 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the September 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Industry News section from the September 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
While some organizations focus on real-world analytics and data collection for predictive maintenance, simulation tools and virtual prototyping can be another solution for motor efficiency.
IMTS 2018 had its fair share of machine tools, 3D printers and advanced robotics. Meanwhile, the East Hall â” home to Hannover Messe USA â” took a more systematic approach, highlighting the smart components and techniques that will be integral in developing the digital factory of the future.
The complete Industry News section from the March 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Industry News section from the February 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Hannover Messe 2018 will focus on mobility, integration and collaboration.
Smart Factory solutions hint at machine design potential in 2018.
With Pack Expo Las Vegas around the corner, we took a look at the state of the packaging industry today to see what you can expect at the show. The answer is more automation.
The complete Industry News section from the June 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the September 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
New HMI from Siemens, ITAMCO ramps up additive manufacturing, LM76 introduces new linear bearings, plus other new products from around the industry.
The complete Industry News section from the October 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Gearmotor manufacturers find new ways to push the envelope. (With Sidebar on new alternative to planetary gearboxes)
The complete Product News section from the June 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Industry News section from the October 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
I've always been a big fan of thunderstorms. I especially enjoy that quiet moment of anticipation right after you see a flash of lightning. There's a tension in the air, a sense of excitement. You know what's coming, and you wait for it...I feel like we're in that moment, right now. We're waiting for the boom.
A Chicago-area bakery was replacing the tray support bearings in its ovens on a reactionary basis. Their weekly inspection cycle was resulting in two mechanics spending an average of 20 labor hours per week to replace failed bearings. The premature bearing failures were caused by a combination of the high heat and humidity in the ovens, resulting in lubrication failure and contamination. When BDI was asked to recommend a solution, the bakery was averaging one month of bearing life in this application.
Industrial mainstay adapts to remain relevant in a 4.0 world
The theme of this issue is integration. Mechanical components are being developed with embedded sensors. The components are talking to each other, sending information to the cloud and producing terabytes of big data to help manufacturers better understand their processes, predict problems and control costs.
At the recently concluded Automate 2019 and Promat trade shows (held in Chicago in April), we saw a lot of new technology aimed at making factories more efficient and productive.
Heavy industry. The phrase conjures images of mines and steel mills, of huge caverns underground, of cavern-like factories, of oldline companies operating heavy-duty machines for hightorque work. That's the image of heavy industry. Today, though, there's also another image. It's of an operator walking a steel mill's floor, looking at his smartphone or his tablet.
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 operatorâ™s database, and in general enables the easy adaption of the wind turbine operation management to future requirements.
Our âœBatten Down The Hatchesâ call proved timely as the market sold off by about (10 percent) before staging a partial recovery
The complete Industry News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Norkol Converting Corporation is one of the nationâ™s leading independently owned converters and distributors of commercial printing papers. The company has full production capabilities and state-of-the-art machinery for winding, trimming and sheeting. The company utilizes traditional slitter re-wind equipment that unwinds, slits and then re-winds paper to new dimensions. These conventional re-winders, while typically producing new widths of paper with clean cuts, work at an inefficient, slow pace.
News From the Industry
The revolution goes by many names: machine-to-machine communication, smart manufacturing and the Industrial Internet, to name a few. In Europe, the prevailing term is Industry 4.0. In Germany, where that phrase was coined, the government is putting down â‚¬200 million to cultivate a lead in the industry. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that its potential economic impact will be almost $4 trillion (or more) by 2025. Enthusiastic evangelists will tell you that the Industrial Internet is the most important advance in their industries that theyâ™ve seen in their decades-long careers.
Third-quarter earnings confirmed the worst-case scenario â” plunging oil prices are whacking almost the entire industrial sector. The theme is hardly new, as the pattern of our headlines has revealed over the past fifteen or so months:
Third-quarter earnings are confirming the worst-case scenario, i.e. â” not only are energy related end markets in a downturn, but conditions continue to worsen.
Clutches and Brakes take center stage in the April 2017 edition of Product News.
The complete Product News section from the February 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
In looking for potential opportunities to reduce energy consumption via the drive system, a number of areas should be considered.
Next time you are strolling across a manufacturing plant, check out the hardware on the ground. Shop floors are nothing but cables plugged into machines, cables plugged into computers, cables plugged into other cables...
Managing Editor Randy Stott recounts a recent visit to Siemens manufacturing and assembly facilities in Elgin, IL.
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.
Our product focus includes the latest technology in gears and gear drives from the leading manufacturers.
The complete Industry News section from the December 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Q&A with Harald Poesch, product marketing manager for servomotors at Siemens Drive Technologies.
The latest in motors technology from leading manufacturers.
Power Transmission Engineering is the magazine of mechanical components. When you think of gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes and similar products, we want you to think of us. But achieving such front-of-mind presence is one of the most difficult goals in publishing...
The complete Industry News section of the June 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Siemens exiderdome, plus our calendar of upcoming events.
The complete Product News section from the December 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
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.
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 todayâ™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.
The complete Industry News section from the October 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the February 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering
News about the latest Products
Gearing is an essential component in conveyors. The material handling industry appears divided between those who favor high-end three-stage helical bevel gearboxes and those who rely on less expensive worm gearing. But thereâ™s an often over-looked alternative, the two-stage helical bevel gearbox.
News from around the industry
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.
News about the most recent products to hit the market.
Pack Expo takes place November 6-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago. With 2,100 exhibitors, itâ™s the worldâ™s largest most comprehensive processing and packaging trade show in 2016.
All about new Products
Hi. My name is Renee. Iâ™m 12. You might remember me from about a year ago, when my dad wrote about me and the home-made motor project we did together (âœMake the Connection,â February 2014).
The complete Industry News section from the August 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the April 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
News from the industry about new products.
News from around the industry.
News from around the Industry
Implementing product lifecycle management strategies can be intimidating at first glance, but it's also necessary. Here's why and how you should implement a PLM strategy of your own.