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1 Gear Expo 2017 Showstoppers (September 2017)

This special advertising section features some of our VIP exhibitors.

2 Engineering Showcase 2017 (March 2017)

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.

3 Keeping the Lights on - Machine Monitoring Basics (June 2018)

As manufacturers continually search for ways to cut costs and increase ROI, machine monitoring and predictive maintenance (PdM) solutions are an increasingly cost-effective way for plants and factories to help reduce process downtime.

4 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.

5 The Gizmo Society (June 2018)

It is hard these days to find any device that is not IoT-compatible or WiFi-connected. I recently had a new well pump installed that requires an iPhone for setup, which makes it hard for me to check or change the setup since I do not own an iPhone. In Olden Times, you had potentiometers or RS-232 connections - and that was fine.

6 Monitoring the Health of Plant Machinery (September 2018)

Health monitoring or condition monitoring has been used for many years on machines and in plants where the cost of an outage is high. It allows failures to be anticipated and maintenance or repairs to be scheduled for the least loss of production, as well as avoiding unnecessary periodic maintenance.

7 Product News (December 2020)

The complete Product News section from the December 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

8 Honoring the Past, Present, and Future (August 2021)

Velocipede Time Machine Celebrates 'The Nation of Inventors' at Hagley Museum

9 An Overview of Fretting Wear (April 2021)

The reasons of this failure, its consequences and mitigation methods.

10 Highly Sophisticated War Machines are Tilling New Battleground (February 2021)

A common if not somewhat cynical reference to our nation's array of military capabilities is thinking of it as a "toy box."

11 U.S. Wind Power Blowing Hot as New Installations Flourish (October 2017)

A look at recent installations, plus interviews with some wind industry insiders.

12 The Show Must Go On...Somehow (August 2020)

Normally at this time of year we talk a lot about trade shows. We go to manufacturing and engineering events because that's where technology-oriented companies often unveil their innovations. Like many of you, we want to see that technology in person, talk to the experts who created it and better understand how it fits into the overall manufacturing and engineering landscape. One of our most important missions is learning about that information and sharing it with all of you.

13 Industry News (March 2017)

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

14 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.

15 Mold Machining Center Maintains Accuracy (June 2008)

Entrust enlists Advanced Machine & Engineering for 7-axis, 2-spindle performance.

16 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.

17 MPT Expo Showstoppers (September 2019)

These exhibitors want you to know they're making a splash at MPT Expo 2019.

18 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.

19 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.

20 Product News (September 2016)

News about recent products in the Industry

21 Global Industrial Outlook: Houston, We Have a Problem (December 2014)

With two armed conflicts underway impacting economic performance in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, we continue our investment stance of “Buy on the Sound of Cannons — Selectively” — but readers of Power Transmission Engineering should not be sanguine. Geopolitics is beginning to exert significant pressure on several end markets: I specifically refer to oil price. West Texas Intermediate or WTI has dropped from its $95-105 trading range in late spring to about $75 — about a (25%) drop despite wo ongoing conflicts because of excess supply.

22 Application of Ceramics to NU-Type Cylindrical Roller Bearings for Machine Tool Main Spindles (December 2011)

Bearings used to support main spindles on machine tools must be capable of higher speed and greater rigidity. This is true in that any main spindle that turns together with a tool or work piece mounted onto it is one of the critical machine tool components that directly affects machining efficiency and accuracy of the machine tool; and, the bearings that support the main spindle are the most critical machine elements on the machine tool.

23 Industry News (April 2017)

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