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1 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.

2 Gears, Fluid Power and Electric (February 2019)

The American Gear Manufacturers Association has evolved its trade show. What was formerly Gear Expo is now the Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), an event intended to represent the entire motion and power transmission supply chain. As part of the expansion of the show’s scope, AGMA has partnered with the NFPA (National Fluid Power Association) to include a fluid power pavilion and additional educational sessions.

3 Product News (August 2018)

The latest products from Kluber Lubrication, Joral, Igus, Portescap, Rexnord, Gearing Solutions, Nord, Rheintacho, GWJ Technology and Miki Pulley.

4 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.

5 Industry news (October 2016)

Latest News from around the industry.

6 Product News (October 2009)

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

7 Software Bits (August 2017)

The latest updates in software for bearing design.

8 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.

9 MPT Expo Showstoppers (September 2019)

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

10 Industry News (September 2016)

Latest News from around the Industry

11 Industry News (September 2017)

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

12 Get Ready, Get Set...Show (June 2019)

If you are involved in the acquisition of technology (whether your direct role is machine design, maintenance, purchasing or management), trade shows still provide one of the best ways to evaluate options, learn about the latest technology and find solutions to problems.

13 Getting to Know Your Bearing (August 2017)

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

14 Industry News (October 2013)

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

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

Collaboration moves bearing modeling and simulation software forward

16 Bearing Protection Needed if Inverter-Duty Motors Are to Live up to their Name (August 2012)

All major manufacturers of 3-phase AC induction motors offer "inverter-duty" or "inverter-ready” models, but while these motors have inverter-rated insulation to protect the windings, the bearings--their most vulnerable parts--are too often ignored.

17 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

18 Product News (April 2010)

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

19 Working in AutoCAD (April 2014)

How does one draw and mesh involute gear teeth in AutoCAD?

20 Product News (October 2010)

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

21 Engineering Showcase 2016 (March 2016)

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

22 Product News (August 2014)

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

23 Industry News (October 2015)

News From the gear Industry

24 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.

25 Chariots to Steamboats to E-Fans (October 2014)

Heaven help Mr. Deane were he around today. In our non-stop world of transportation & transport technology, for at least the past decade it is without question the electric car that has drawn most of the attention

26 Development of an Educational Engineering Workshop on Electric Vehicle and Motor Technology (June 2010)

This paper describes the development of an educational program centered on electric motor and electric vehicle technology at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Edgerton Center.

27 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.

28 Powder Metal Gear Technology: A Review of the State of the Art (March 2016)

During the past 10 years, the PM industry has put a lot of focus on how to make powder metal gears for automotive transmissions a reality. To reach this goal, several hurdles had to be overcome, such as fatigue data generation on gears, verification of calculation methods, production technology, materials development, heat treatment recipes, design development, and cost studies. All of these advancements will be discussed, and a number of vehicles with powder metal gears in their transmissions will be presented. How the transmissions have been redesigned in order to achieve the required stress levels while minimizing weight and inertia, thus increasing efficiency, will also be discussed.

29 High Contact Ratio Gearing: A Technology Ready for Implementation (April 2015)

Today’s competitive industrial gear marketplace demands products with excellent reliability, high capacity and low noise. Surface-hardened, ground tooth gearing predominates, but the legacy tooth forms handicap further improvements in capacity and noise generation. Vehicle and aircraft equipment use tooth forms not found in the standard tables to achieve better performance — with little or no increase in cost. This paper will propose adopting these high-contact ratio forms to industrial use.

30 Servo Technology - Centralized or Decentralized (October 2014)

Which architecture type delivers the best technical and commercial advantages ?

31 Gear Expo - The Drive Technology Show (June 2017)

Where do you go to find new suppliers for your power transmission projects? Where do you test drive the latest technologies available?

32 Motor Technology Makeover (June 2019)

Efficiency, Size, Space and Mounting Requirements Highlight Customer Requests for No Compromise.

33 Wall to Wall Technology (August 2014)

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

34 The Applications of Bevel Gears (December 2014)

EDITORS’ NOTE: “The Applications of Bevel Gears” is the excerpted third chapter of Dr. Hermann Stadtfeld’s latest book — Gleason Bevel Gear Technology (The Gleason Works, Rochester, New York, USA; All rights reserved. 2014; ISBN 978-0-615-96492-8.), which appears here unabridged through the kind graces of Dr. Stadtfeld and Gleason Corp. Future installments will appear exclusively in Power Transmission Engineering and Gear Technology magazine over the next 12 to 18 months.

35 Heavy Industry and Smart Technology (February 2019)

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.

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

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

37 Hovercraft Technology Taking Us Back to the Future (December 2015)

There are few things in this world that elicit such a gleeful, childlike sense of wonder as does the word “hoverboard”.

38 Direct Drive Technology and its Impact on the Gearmotor Business (December 2009)

An exploration of direct drive motor trends and examples of design uses for direct drives as replacements for gear drives or belt drives.

39 Lower-Loss Technology for a Stepping Motor (April 2009)

The demand for stepping motors with high efficiency and low losses has been increasing, although the demand had been previously focused on high torque. Also, the selection of the most suitable grade of lamination for improvement in fastening of the laminated cores has reduced losses significantly at their peak, when compared to conventional stepping motors. Lowering the losses of the motor has enabled continuous operation that was previously impossible. An expansion of the stepping motor’s usage into applications where another motor has been used for continuous operation and other uses—due to the heat generation problem—can now be pursued. In addition, these motors are very effective for energy saving. This paper explains the technology used for lowering the iron losses of the stepping motor.

40 Improved Sealing Technology Extends Equipment Life (December 2008)

Th e primary sources of bearing failure are lack of lubrication and contaminant ingress. Industrial sealing devices are the primary protection against bearing failure. When the sealing device fails, bearing failure is imminent. Th erefore, extending the life of sealing devices extends bearing life and in turn improves equipment uptime.

41 CTI Symposium Raises the Bar on Transmission Technology (June 2014)

The 8th International CTI Symposium on Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives took place in Rochester, Michigan from May 12-15. The event kicked off with its popular introductory seminar "Basics and Practice of Automotive Transmissions."

42 The Best-Kept Secret in Green Technology (December 2009)

The Bearing Specialists Association explains the role of bearings in ensuring the efficient operation of machinery.

43 Boilermakers Announce Bearing Technology Breakthrough (June 2013)

Student research project at Purdue could revolutionize predictive bearing failure.

44 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.

45 Step Motor Lower-Loss Technology - an Update (October 2011)

The demand for stepping motors with high efficiency and low losses has been increasing right along with the existing focus on high torque. The selection of the most suitable grade and improvement in the fastening of the laminated cores has reduced losses significantly at their peak when compared to conventional stepping motors.

46 New Motor Technology (April 2013)

Novatorque energy efficient motors, Portescap smaller-size brushless DC motors, Pittman customized motors, Kollmorgen stainless steel motors, Crouzet expanded motor series, and a report from IHS on rare earth mineral supply.

47 Motors Technology Update (April 2011)

The latest in motors technology from leading manufacturers.

48 Eats, Drinks and Treats (September 2017)

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

49 Shape-Shifters at Cal Tech Work at Perfecting Metallic Glass (October 2011)

There are no alchemists at the California Institute of Technology, but a team of research scientists at the Pasadena-based institution is doing some pretty remarkable things "transforming something common into something special."

50 AGMA (Fall 2007)

Readers of our sister publication, Gear Technology, are perhaps more familiar with the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) than our PTE audience. Now more than 90 years old, AGMA continues to thrive as a global, relevant go-to resource and service provider—from metrology to tribology—for its more than 400 worldwide members. PTE put some questions regarding AGMA—now, and going forward—to AGMA president Joe T. Franklin, Jr.

51 The Reliability of Sewer Robots (September 2017)

Faulhaber Provides Motor Technology for Pipe Renovation Projects

52 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.

53 AGMA--American Name, International Association (June 2010)

This letter to the editor from Joe T. Franklin, Jr., president of AGMA, first appeared in the May 2010 issue of Gear Technology.

54 Mechatronics: Gaining Control and Applications (February 2017)

"New" Technology Turning Heads and Profits.

55 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.

56 Tailor-Made (August 2017)

The Role of Coupling Technology in Current Developments in Industry

57 Making the Smart Choice in PT Components (April 2018)

The Latest Clutch & Brake Technology Looks at Reliability, Cost and Design Specifications.

58 MPT Expo Map and Listings (September 2019)

Here's a complete list of the exhibitors at the upcoming Motion + Power Technology Expo.

59 Who Needs a Social Life When You Can Mine the Moon (February 2009)

Dust, soil broken rock and other related materials that blanket planetary surfaces—known as regolith—have great potential to contribute to space observation research, but the physical properties of lunar regolith are unique and very difficult to excavate from a technical perspective. A group of students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, dubbed the Lunar Miners, decided to step up to the plate—that is, by entering the 2008 NASA Regolith Excavation Challenge.

60 Analyzing Contact Patterns for UAV Helicopter Transmissions (August 2019)

In a research project at the Vienna University of Technology, the KISSsoft design software was used to check a new drivetrain concept and the micro-geometry of the bevel gear stage for a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).

61 A Mechanical Healthcare Plan (June 2018)

Motor Operation Gets Big Boost from Smart Technology (Here's How to Take Advantage)

62 PTRA Looks to the Future (February 2010)

Southern hospitality may not be the focus, but the Power-Motion Technology Representatives Association (PTRA) will experience just that and more at its 38th annual conference in Charleston, SC. Members will explore the theme of “Impacting the Future” through educational presentations and amidst networking opportunities, intimate social events and the annual golf tournament.

63 Invitation (August 2019)

I'd like to invite you to come visit us at Motion+Power Technology Expo. The show takes place in October at Cobo Center in Detroit, and we'll be there in booth #3826.

64 Guide to Selecting and Replacing Synchronous Belts (June 2016)

Just as we now consider rotary dial phones archaic, so are many installed synchronous belt drives. That they continue to operate is testimony to their durability. But that should not prevent you from taking advantage of newer synchronous belt drive technology that can improve both equipment design and field installations.

65 Making Shakespeare Shine (October 2016)

New things are invented for theater lighting all the time and they’re usually big, expensive technology-driven devices. It’s the simple things that make you wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?” according to Ken Billington, lighting designer. The RSC Lightlock is a great example of this.

66 Motors and More (June 2016)

Electric motors are often considered a mature industry— one whose basic technology wasinvented more than a century ago and whose fundamental concepts haven’t changed much since. But new applications continue to demand change. Engineers want greater efficiency, more precise control and improved reliability.

67 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.

68 All Eyes on U.S. (March 2016)

Hannover Messe always promises to be one of the landmark trade shows of the year. Their massive attendance numbers are no secret. In 2015, they saw 6,500 exhibitors and 220,000 trade visitors, and they boast that 68 percent of their visitors are decision makers. In recent years, the show has built a tradition showcasing the latest Industry 4.0 advances and technology, and this year continues that tradition. The theme, Integrated Industry -

69 Automatic for the People (April 2016)

The world is full-on automated. From our factories to our vehicles to our leisurely activities, the future is now and it’s nothing but algorithms, robotics and hands-free operation. It comes as no surprise that a 2016 Google search brings a fair amount of technology gone awry. The following examples don’t scare us (they’re actually quite fascinating) but they probably should worry us a little bit…

70 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.

71 Miniature Motion Solutions (June 2017)

Motor technology thrives in aerospace/defense applications.

72 Force Control Assists in Helicopter Transmission Overhaul (December 2017)

Oil shear brake technology is the key to quick and reliable test stand development.

73 History of a Forgotten Engine (December 2017)

In 2017, there's more variety to be found under the hood of a car than ever. Electric, hybrid and internal combustion engines all sit next to a range of transmission types, creating an ever-increasingly complex evolutionary web of technology choices for what we put into our automobiles. But every evolutionary tree has a few dead end branches that ended up never going anywhere.

74 Design of Plastic Microgear Teeth for Mass Production with High Manufacturing Tolerances for a Medical Device (March 2018)

Microgears for some types of medical technology need to be inexpensively mass produced. But at the same time, they need to be both precise and reliable, even though their design lifetime is relatively short. Here's how microgears were developed for blood glucose measuring devices, insulin pumps for diabetics and other very small devices.

75 Gearbox Innovation Evolves in Step with Expanding Servo Market (September 2018)

Approximately one quarter of all servo motors around the world require some type of gear reduction in their applications. From large satellite dishes to precision medical devices, gearboxes boost torque and reduce speed for servos in order for them to be sized more efficiently. While gearbox fundamentals haven't changed much over the past 20 years, their effectiveness has improved significantly, driven mostly by the need to accommodate advancements in servo technology.

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

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

77 Pushing Forward with Belts and Chains (June 2018)

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

78 Plugged In (April 2019)

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.

79 Vibration Analysis Goes Mainstream (June 2017)

Using vibration analysis to evaluate machine health has many benefits, and with advances in sensor, recording, and analysis technology, vibration analysis is now within the reach of even small organizations.

80 Why Direct Drive (March 2017)

In today's highly competitive world, the better someone understands the advantages and benefits of direct drive technology, then the more they will have an advantage in machine building, giving them an edge over their competition.

81 Frictionless, Magnetic Gears and Couplings Gain Traction (February 2010)

The Magnetic Gearing and Turbine Corp. (MGT), founded by Australian inventor Andrew French in 2000, manufactures injection molded gears and couplings based entirely on magnetic technology. The repulsive magnetic forces are used to transmit power without losing any energy, and drive shafts rotate completely independently of each other.

82 High-Performance Industrial Gear Lubricants for Optimum Reliability (October 2010)

In recent years, gearbox technology has advanced and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have specified required gear oils to meet the lubrication requirements of these new designs. Modern gearboxes operate under severe conditions while maintaining their reliability to ensure end-user productivity. The latest generation of industrial gear lubricants can provide enhanced performance—even under extreme operating conditions—for optimal reliability and reduced cost of operation.

83 Energy Strategy Makes a Difference (June 2010)

How to optimize performance and sustainable production through strategic planning, informed analysis and automation and control technology.

84 Urban Mobility--Reinventing the Wheel (December 2010)

Suggesting a bicycle is environmentally friendly is stating the obvious. But the Copenhagen Wheel, unveiled at the 2009 COP15 United Nations Climate Conference, is taking green technology and cycling in a new direction.

85 Hydraulics & Pneumatics Assessment (April 2012)

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is an organization consisting of manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and educators working together to strengthen the fluid power market. Its mission is to serve as a forum where all fluid power channel partners can advance fluid power technology and successfully compete in the global industrial market.

86 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.

87 Have a Pump, Motor, Generator, Turbine, Compressor or Gearbox - There is a Bearing for That! (October 2012)

Waukesha Bearings is known internationally for its capabilities, technology, size and application experience in the rotating (turbo) equipment industry. Following is a brief selection guide intended to assist engineers, specifiers, integrators and others in choosing the right bearing—and bearing technology—for the application.

88 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.

89 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.

90 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.

91 Healthcare at Hannover (June 2013)

SKF Insight ups the ante on condition monitoring technology.

92 Predictive Maintenance - There Is an App for That (June 2013)

Implementing a predictive maintenance (PM) program can be tough. Despite its proven success, many companies have been operating the same way for over 50 years and don’t know where to start. Understanding where to start and where to focus is critical. The intention of this article is to give insight to start and sustain an effective program using today’s technology and devices.

93 The Green Revolution - A Global Win-Win (February 2009)

Green technology is more than changing a couple of light bulbs or reducing waste. In 2009, the concept is relevant in every facet of manufacturing as companies make a greater push towards energy efficiency and sustainability. In the power transmission and motion control fields, this technology has been integrated into the daily routine, both as an environmentally friendly business venture and a way to offer green products to customers. It’s apparent that the revitalization of manufacturing, both here and abroad, will center on energy technology.

94 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.

95 Gears and Gear Drives Product Focus (February 2013)

Our product focus includes the latest technology in gears and gear drives from the leading manufacturers.

96 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.

97 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.

98 The Science Fiction Addiction (February 2015)

It seems preposterous in the whimsical, wireless world of today, but in 1977 cinema’s greatest visioneers came together and decided the pinnacle of robotic technology in the future would be a motorized trash can.

99 Mathematical Modeling for the Design of Spiroid, Helical, Spiral Bevel and Worm Gears (April 2015)

Spiroid and worm gears have superior advantages for hightorque and miniaturization applications. And for this reason they are particularly preferred in aerospace, robotic and medical applications. They are typically manufactured by hobbing technology, a process with a typical overall lead time of 4 to 14 weeks.

100 The Importance of Thermal Protection for Torque Motors (August 2015)

When talking about high-end machining or manufacturing applications that include direct-drive technology, one of the key advantages of utilizing this particular transmission method is its endurance. Because of the very nature of direct-drive motors they are able to operate at peak performance levels indefinitely — without any kind of wear or aging — as long as the motor isn’t pushed past its capacity. Unfortunately, because this isn’t a perfect world, unexpected things can happen which can cause the motor to overheat. Whether the heat source is due to a parameter being input incorrectly, or an unexpected external force causing more resistance than expected — it is important to have certain forms of thermal protection in place. Since torque motors are built in such a way that they cannot be repaired and yet maintain their efficiency, it is vital to prevent any overheating — thus precluding the need to purchase a new one.

101 Pushing the Envelope(s) (September 2015)

With advances in modern technology reducing demand for envelopes, manufacturers are finding it increasingly hard to justify investment.

102 Motors and Motion Meet in St. Louis (December 2014)

The motors might be small, but the big-brain technology driving these electrical wonders was on full display at the 2014 Small Motor & Motion Association Fall Technical Conference, convened November 4-6 in St. Louis, MO. SMMA, the manufacturing trade association (120 members strong) that tends to the best interests of the electric motor and motion control industries — including manufacturers, suppliers, users, consultants and universities — played gracious host to a wide array of presenters from an equally diverse range of sources — from academia to the federal government. Like gears, motors are most everywhere, as evidenced by SMMA’s membership (consumer-, public interest-, national defense- and commercial-oriented) demographic which includes: appliance; transportation; medical equipment; office automation and computers; aerospace; and industrial automation. The association’s mission: To “serve as the principal voice of the electric motors and drives industry” and to provide a forum to “develop, collect and disseminate technical and management knowledge.”

103 Testing of Alternative Spiral Bevel and Hypoid Gear Theory (August 2014)

Following is a presentation of a gear design based upon a theoretically perfect gear technology, for which an overview is offered for consideration. What follows is a report on the design's testing and subsequent manufacture of a hypoid gear pair for a 1999 Ford Mustang.

104 Fluid Power Free-for-All (February 2014)

IFPE offers the right balance of technology and education.

105 PTE on a Growth Path (December 2013)

A core part of what we do here is making sure that our readers – the people who design, buy and use mechanical power transmission products – know where to find the suppliers of technology they need.

106 Lubrication and Seals Product Showcase (June 2014)

The following news items offer the latest on lubrication and seal technology in the power transmission market. From bearing greases to high-performance seals, these products will help extend the service life and manufacturing capabilities for a wide range of industrial sectors.

107 The Ever-Efficient Motor (April 2014)

This product focus highlights the latest technology in electric motors.

108 PT Extras (August 2014)

See the latest videos online at powertransmission.com, including an overview of mounted bearing technology from Baldor-Dodge.

109 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.

News Items About Technology

1 AMT Reports Manufacturing Technology Orders Up from January (April 16, 2013)
February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $385.89 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Th...

2 Rexnord Acquires Micro Precision Gear Technology (August 27, 2013)
Rexnord recently announced that it has acquired the assets of Micro Precision Gear Technology Limited (“Micro-Precision”), a ...

3 Romax Technology Granted Two New Patents (March 1, 2013)
As part of its on-going investment in driveline innovation, Romax Technology adds two patents granted to its expanding portfolio of inven...

4 AMT Reports 2012 Manufacturing Technology Orders Up (November 20, 2012)
September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $667.47 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). T...

5 AMT Reports Manufacturing Technology Orders Up (October 8, 2012)
August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $470.44 million according to the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This...

6 Cimcool Offers Hybrid Fluid Technology for Automotive Industry (October 17, 2012)
Cimcool Fluid Technology has announced the release of a new lubricant technology for machining and grinding of hard metals. These new Cim...

7 AMT Reports Technology Orders End on Strong Note (February 11, 2014)
December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $491.89 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Th...

8 Sensors Technology Ltd. Introduces Line of Optical Rotary Torque Sensors (September 19, 2019)
Sensor Technology recently launched the digital ORT 230/240 series. These new optical rotary torque sensors are ideal for applications wh...

9 SMT Announces Formation of Smart Manufacturing Technology Japan Ltd. (September 20, 2016)
SMT is proud to announce the formation of Smart Manufacturing Technology Japan LTD. (SMTJ), a subsidiary of SMT. The new office in Japan ...

10 GWJ Technology Announces Updated Version of TBK 2014 (December 13, 2016)
GWJ Technology is pleased to announce the latest release of TBK 2014, the calculation software for gear manufacturing and mechanical engi...

11 GWJ Technology Offers New Calculation Modules for Cylindrical Gears (June 22, 2016)
GWJ Technology GmbH, a manufacturer of calculation software for machine elements and gearboxes, has upgraded its web-based calculation so...

12 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...

13 GWJ Technology Upgrades eAssistant Software (January 28, 2015)
GWJ Technology GmbH, headquartered in Braunschweig, Germany, has upgraded its web-based calculation software eAssistant with three new mo...

14 Manufacturing Technology Orders Off to Best Start Since 1998 (April 17, 2012)
February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $444.06 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT).&nb...

15 USMTO Reports Increase in Manufacturing Technology Orders (March 12, 2012)
January U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $401.69 million according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Thi...

16 Drive and Control Technology for Wind Turbines Brochure Published by Bosch Rexroth (April 27, 2009)
Rexroth announces a new brochure, Drive & Control Technology for Wind Turbines, highlighting its industrial hydraulics technology dev...

17 Romax Appoints Business Development Manager for Hybrid Technology (June 15, 2010)
Romax Technology recently recruited a new business development manager to manage Romax's hybrid and electric vehicle consultancy.&nbs...

18 TorqSense Technology Assists Intelligent Extruder (December 6, 2007)
An extruder developed at Bradford University uses a digital torque sensor provided by Sensor Technology Ltd. to handle most of its data c...

19 FKI Logistics Opens North American Technology Center (July 10, 2007)
FKI Logistex announced the grand opening of the new FKI Logistex Technology & Education Center (TEC) in Cincinnati, OH.The 31,000-squ...

20 New Bearing Inspection from American Stress Technology (December 25, 2003)
The BearingScan300 inspection system from American Stress Technology is the latest part of the Rollscan system. According to the compa...

21 Manufacturing Technology Consumption Up 62 Percent (November 4, 2010)
August U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $246.42 million, according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT)...

22 Manufacturing Technology Consumption up 85 percent in 2010 (February 14, 2011)
December U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $446.76 million, according to The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AM...

23 Manufacturing Technology Orders Up from June 2010 (August 11, 2011)
June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $459.39 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) an...

24 ABB Discusses Evolving Robotic Technology (October 27, 2011)
ABB Robotics hosted nearly 1,000 people during its annual Technology Days event October 11-13 2011, at its North American headquarters an...

25 Romax Technology's European Summit Offers Product Consultation (July 28, 2011)
Romax Technology, a provider of bearing, gearbox and driveline systems using high performance software simulation technology, a...

26 Brochure Examines Sensor Technology for Wind Applications (June 28, 2011)
Pepperl+Fuchs has released a new brochure on Sensor Technology for Wind Energy Applications. The brochure provides an overview ...

27 NREL Signs Contract with Romax Technology (March 28, 2011)
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has signed a contract with Romax Technology, Inc., as par...

28 Ritter Technology Acquires Primet Fluid Company (February 24, 2017)
Ritter Technology, LLC has acquired Primet Fluid Power Company located in Hammond, Indiana. This acquisition strengthens Ritter's com...

29 GWJ Technology Introduces TBK 2014 (May 8, 2014)
Software company GWJ Technology, headquartered in Braunschweig, Germany introduces a completely new software generation of its TBK calculation software for gearboxes...

30 Berndorf Belt Technology Names Director of Sales in Canada (August 13, 2019)
Berndorf Belt Technology USA (BBT) has named Nicholas Dagher director of sales, responsible for the Canadian region. He will support thei...

31 Bosch Packaging Technology Awards Eriez-India with a 2017 Best Supplier Award (June 20, 2017)
Bosch Packaging Technology awarded Eriez-India with a prestigious 2017 Best Supplier Award. According to Bosch, Eriez-India was selected ...

32 Cambridge Technology Launches Digital Servo Driver (October 4, 2017)
Cambridge Technology, a business unit of Novanta Corporation ("Novanta"), announced the launch of the DC3000 Plus, a new digita...

33 GWJ Technology Celebrates 15 Years of eAssistant Software (June 27, 2018)
GWJ Technology GmbH from Braunschweig, Germany, is marking the 15th anniversary of its web-based calculation software eAssistant - the ...

34 Stiebel Drive Technology Welcomes USA Sales Manager (July 26, 2017)
Stiebel Drive Technology is now strengthening its sales expertise in the North American market with the appointment of Timothy Ruiz. The ...

35 AGMA and NFPA Announce MPT Conference at Motion + Power Technology Expo (February 7, 2019)
The new Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), formerly Gear Expo, will offer a new opportunity for attendees to learn from industry ...

36 ATI Industrial Automation 2017 Technology Fair Set for August (May 25, 2017)
ATI Industrial Automation will hold its Annual Technology Fair on August 10, 2017 at its Orion Township, Michigan facility. The one-day e...

37 Gear Expo Becomes Motion + Power Technology Expo (September 27, 2018)
The new Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), formerly Gear Expo, has announced its inaugural event in October 2019. This unique t...

38 GWJ Technology Offers Calculation Workshop for Formula Student Teams (January 22, 2019)
At the end of October 2018, GWJ Technology, a provider of software solutions for gear and gearboxes, organized a workshop for the second ...

39 Motion + Power Technology Expo Preview: Gear Motions (September 17, 2019)
Gear Motions will exhibit at the Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), Oct. 15-17, 2019, at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan. Dur...

40 Bonfiglioli Develops Wheel-Traction Drives with Full Hybrid Technology (March 6, 2017)
Bonfiglioli has announced the development of wheel-traction drives of the 600 series specifically designed for Tigon Technology backhoe l...

41 Servometer Utilizes Electroforming Technology with Waveguides (August 2, 2011)
Flexible waveguides are available from Servometer, LLC to transmit signals of microwave and radar instrumentation. By using electroformin...

42 Nord Provides Drive Technology for Brewery (March 29, 2011)
The Hacklberger Getränke- und Logistikcenter (Hacklberger Beverages and Logistics Center) (HGL) founded in 1998, is a spin-off of th...

43 Victrex Invests in Injection and Compression Molding Technology with Surface Generation (February 8, 2019)
An innovative and differentiated tooling design and processing technology called PtFS (Production to Functional Specification), from U.K....

44 Manufacturing Technology Orders Continue to Climb (January 9, 2012)
November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $430.17 million according to the American Machine Tool Distributors' Associatio...

45 Siemens Wins Order to Supply Pump Technology (March 5, 2012)
Bluewater Energy Services, located in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, has placed an order with Siemens Industry Automation Division for suppl...

46 Sakor Highlights Technology at Automotive Testing Expo (October 30, 2018)
Sakor Technologies Inc. highlighted many of their innovative technologies including hybrid and electric vehicle testing, high voltage bat...

47 Nord Offers Drive Technology Advancements (February 23, 2012)
In the food and beverage industry and in pharmaceutical production, washdown design is a must for machine and production facilities. Peri...

48 Manufacturing Technology Demand Strong (December 28, 2011)
The resurgence of manufacturing following the crash of 2008 is unprecedented. The most current U.S. manufacturing technology orders ...

49 RMI Speed Reducers Utilize Traction Drive Technology (January 17, 2019)
Rolling Motion Industries (RMI) has released for production the next two in it's series of highly efficient speed reducers. These 3-t...

50 Altra Offers Braking Technology for Mining Operations (October 26, 2011)
Since the early 1990’s grinding mills have become larger to offer greater economy of scale with increased throughput. It is no...

51 SKF Introduces Optical Sensing Technology for Bearings (June 12, 2019)
SKF’s new sensing technology takes monitoring to the next level, providing engineers with new insights into machine performance. SK...

52 Romax Technology Signs Preferred Engineering Partnership with Applied Technologies (July 25, 2007)
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53 Manufacturing Technology Consumption Stumbles in July (October 21, 2008)
U.S manufacturing technology consumption dropped 21.5 percent from June to July according to the American Machine Tool Distributors'...

54 Mayr Offers New Brake and Coupling Technology at Motek 2019 (August 22, 2019)
Mayr Power Transmission presents backlash-free shaft couplings for all drive constellations and reliable braking systems for vertical axe...

55 Timken Extends Technology Agreement with Joe Gibbs Racing (March 8, 2007)
The Timken Co. announced that it has extended its agreement with Joe Gibbs Racing as an official technical partner of the NASCAR racing ...

56 Saint-Gobain Abrasives Introduces New Grinding Wheel Technology (February 7, 2005)
Saint-Gobain Abrasives has combined a new engineered abrasive grain and manufacturing process to control grinding wheel structure, create...

57 Cincinnati Machine Introduces CNC Tape Layer Technology (February 6, 2007)
Cincinnati Machine's new CHARGER Series of machines were designed to improve upon the technology and productivity of CNC composite ta...

58 Single Phase Power Solutions Delivers Motor with Written-Pole Technology (July 18, 2019)
Single Phase Power Solutions introduces the 30 hp Belle Single-Phase Motor which uses Written-Pole technology to deliver clean 230 V or 4...

59 IQwind and Guascor Partner to Commercialize Variable IQGear Technology for Wind Turbines (September 10, 2009)
IQwind and Guascor announced that they will partner to commercialize and bring to market the IQGear, a high efficiency variable gearbox f...

60 Setra Offers Industrial Pressure Sensing Technology at Sensors Expo (June 1, 2012)
Setra Systems, Inc., a global designer and manufacturer of pressure measurement instrumentation for industrial, test and measurement...

61 AMT Reports on Latest Manufacturing Technology Orders (April 22, 2019)
Manufacturing technology orders totaled $337.2 million in February 2019 accounting for a 15 percent decline from January and a seven perc...

62 Twiflex/Hilliard Corp. Supply Advanced Braking Technology for Grinding Mills (September 24, 2010)
Twiflex Limited/Hilliard Corp. have recently supplied their largest grinding mill braking system to Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. for i...

63 Motion Control Technology Featured on YouTube (September 1, 2010)
Electromate has just launched its new YouTube Channel Video Library featuring the latest in motion control technology. The channel is pop...

64 Sensor Technology Reduces Engine Friction with Torque Sensor (July 3, 2019)
An innovative torque sensor is helping to reduce engine emissions and improve economy as part of a project to develop an intelligent lubr...

65 Howe and Howe Discuss Waterjet Technology at IMTS (August 30, 2010)
Flow International Corporation recently announced that Mike and Geoff Howe of Howe and Howe Technologies on the Discovery Channel will be...

66 VDI Conference Examines Sensor Technology in Autonomous Vehicles (February 12, 2019)
Dr. Mircea Gradu, senior vice president quality and validation at Velodyne Lidar, Inc., will deliver a featured presentation on lidar tec...

67 Igus Offers New Bearing Material for Solar Technology (July 30, 2018)
Igus introduced a new material for a bearing used in solar industry applications that offers superior UV and moisture resistance along ...

68 Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center opens at Olympic Community of Schools (April 17, 2015)
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school system in North Carolina recently dedicated the new $200,000 Bosch Rexroth Advanced Manufacturing...

69 Tsubaki Smart Tooth Sprockets Utilize Patented Wear Indicator Technology (June 29, 2015)
U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC recently introduced Tsubaki Smart Tooth. Tsubaki Smart Tooth sprockets utilize their Wear Indicator ...

70 HMM Debuts Cable-less Robot Gantry Technology at Automate (April 9, 2015)
For the first time, global automated systems provider Harry Major Machine (HMM) displayed a new cable-less robot gantry technology for th...

71 Svendborg Brakes Introduces the Latest Controlled Braking Technology for Mining Conveyor Applications (March 10, 2015)
Svendborg Brakes recently introduced SOBO iQ, the next generation of their SOBO (Soft Braking Option) braking controller. The SOBO iQ com...

72 Parker Offers Improved Performance on Linear Motor Technology (May 30, 2014)
Parker has one of the broadest offerings in available linear motor technologies...

73 Twin Spring Couplings Release Data on Drivetrain Coupling Technology (June 26, 2017)
Twin Spring Coupling—a New York startup—has released the data on their new drivetrain coupling technology’s first comme...

74 TimkenSteel Ohio Technology Center Opened for SBQ Steel Research (September 23, 2015)
Looking to get an edge in achieving clean special bar quality (SBQ) steel and developing new steel grades, TimkenSteel recently opened a ...

75 ABB to Feature Robotic Gear Handling Cell technology at Gear Expo 2015 (October 9, 2015)
ABB Robotics will feature its Robotic Gear Handling Cell technology at Gear Expo 2015 (Oct. 20–22, Cobo Center in Detroit, MI).&nbs...

76 Regal Beloit to Debut Motor Technology at AHR Expo 2017 (January 10, 2017)
Regal Beloit Corporation will debut its new UlteMAX axial integral horsepower motor line, during AHR Expo 2017 (January 30 - February 1)....

77 Siemens Simplifies Motion Control Tasks with Technology Controller (January 17, 2017)
Siemens has matched its new advanced Simatic S7-1500 T-CPU controller with its popular Sinamics servo drive system, simplifying complex m...

78 Celera Motion Optira Encoders Provide PurePrecision Optical Technology (December 14, 2016)
Smaller and smarter, the innovative MicroE Optira Series Encoders from Celera Motion is the only encoder in its class to provide a resolu...

79 Heidenhain Touts Encoder Technology at Automate 2017 (April 12, 2017)
Keeping with its tradition of releasing new and enabling technology, Heidenhain recently displayed its new rotary ring encoder for d...

80 Comet Solutions Announces Distribution Agreement with Romax Technology (August 15, 2016)
Comet Solutions, Inc., a provider of simulation automation technology, recently announced a new distribution agreement with Romax Technol...

81 Oerlikon Offers Drive Technology at Bauma China (November 30, 2016)
Oerlikon Drive Systems segment, with its two brands Oerlikon Graziano and Oerlikon Fairfield, displayed its latest high-tech solutions fo...

82 Dana Unveils Transmission Technology Strategy at CeMAT (May 20, 2014)
At CeMAT 2014, the world’s leading exhibition for intralogistics, Dana Holding Corporation unveiled a four-tier technology strategy offering powershift transmissions customized to meet regional requirements...

83 Dana Names New Chief Technology Officer (September 25, 2017)
Dana Incorporated has announced that it has selected Christophe Dominiak to serve as its new senior vice president and chief technology o...

84 SKF Insight Offers Wireless Technology for Condition Monitoring (April 29, 2013)
SKF Insight enables bearings to communicate their operating conditions continuously, with internally powered sensors and data acquisition...

85 Voith Advances Vorecon Technology (May 10, 2013)
The latest survey taken in 2013 confirms the high reliability of the variable speed planetary gearbox “Vorecon” from Voith. T...

86 Forest City Gear Expands Quality Capabilities with Digital Magnification Technology (July 17, 2018)
Forest City Gear has added an EVO Cam advanced full-HD digital microscope to its Quality Assurance Lab to greatly speed and simplify the ...

87 Holcim Relies on Nord Drivesystems Technology (December 19, 2012)
Holcim, one of the largest producers of construction material worldwide, relies on drive technology from Nord Drivesystems. In its cement...

88 GWJ Technology Releases Latest Version of GearEngineer Software (September 27, 2018)
GearEngineer is a software program designed for calculating the real 3D tooth form in addition to the dimensioning and load capacity of...

89 Nord Offers Decentralized Drive Technology (August 29, 2018)
Nord Drivesystems offers decentralized drives, with which even demanding applications, such as synchronized movement and flying saw, can ...

90 Kollmorgen Motor Technology Enhances Robotics Project (May 30, 2013)
The Tartan Rescue Team, a partnership of the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), the applied research and technology transfer or...

91 SKF Introduces Machine Condition Monitoring Technology (June 19, 2013)
Next generation SKF Multilog IMx on-line monitoring systems introduce advanced technology for a wide range of machine condition monitorin...

92 Bosch Rexroth Offers Latest Hydraulic Technology (January 15, 2014)
Bosch Rexroth exhibits the newest developments in hydraulics technology, including Axial Piston Variable Pumps, Mobile Controls, High-Tor...

93 MCA to Host Nanometer Technology Webinar (March 3, 2014)
The Motion Control Association (MCA) will host a webinar at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on March 4, 2014 on "Innovations in PWM Drive Technol...

94 Redex Presents Cubic Concept Technology (September 12, 2013)
TCD (Total Cost of Design) and TCM (Total Cost of Manufacturing) are essential factors in maintaining a leading position in high-demand ...

95 Heidenhain Offers Encoder Technology at SPS IPC Drives Exhibition in Nuremberg (November 1, 2017)
At the upcoming SPS IPC Drives show on November 28-30, Heidenhain will be presenting encoders designed specifically for the requirements ...

96 Hoerbiger Makes Changes to Drive Technology Segment (July 23, 2013)
On July 17, 2013, the board of directors of Hoerbiger Holding AG gave the green light for a generational change at the top executive leve...

97 Maxon Encoder Technology Aboard Curiosity (August 10, 2012)
The new Mars rover Curiosity ended its six month long journey to Mars with a successful landing on August 6th 2012. As everything went ac...