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1 Product News (June 2009)

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

2 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.

3 MPT Expo Showstoppers (September 2019)

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

4 Engineering Showcase - Gearmotors (October 2019)

Special advertising section from the October 2019 issue of Gear Technology.

5 Gearmotor Paint Coatings (December 2019)

The following article explains the commonly used paint components and methods within the gearmotor industry, with a focus on electrodeposition coating (E-Coat). These processes will be described in general, with a closer examination of the E-Coat applications steps. Some pros and cons of each method will be presented along with comparative test results showing the benefits of E-Coat.

6 Integration Nation (February 2020)

Gearmotors handle harsh environments with digitalization, customization and improved service life.

7 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.

8 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.

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

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

10 Food & Beverage Industry Product Round-Up (August 2018)

Some of the latest power transmission and mechanical motion products specifically designed for food and beverage applications.

11 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.

12 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.

13 Engineering Showcase - Bearings (September 2020)

In this special advertising section, Power Transmission Engineering features several of the world's leading bearings suppliers and their latest technology.

14 A New Test Rig to Study Rolling Element Bearing Thermomechanical Behavior (April 2019)

Rolling element bearings are widely used in mechanical transmission to reduce friction between two rotating parts. With the further development of the electrical motor in mechanical industry, REBs operate more and more at high rotational speed. For these applications, REBs power losses can be predominant in mechanical transmissions.

15 Shaking Hands in Indianapolis (August 2013)

Gear manufacturers set to talk with gear buyers at Gear Expo 2013.

16 Industry News (December 2018)

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

17 Industry News (October 2018)

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

18 Industry News (June 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2019 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 (March 2019)

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

21 Industry News (April 2021)

The complete Industry News section from the April 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

22 Industry News (February 2018)

The latest new hires and corporate announcements from around the industry.

23 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.

24 Gears for Industry, Gears for Defense, Gears for Almost Anything at Gear Expo 2011 (October 2011)

What would Gear Expo be without gear manufacturers? While it is useful and indeed necessary to keep abreast of the new machinery out there that will be front-and-center at the show, it is of equal import to check out the finished product - GEARS.

25 Product News (June 2010)

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

26 Industry News (December 2011)

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

27 Industry News (August 2013)

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

28 Industry News (December 2013)

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

29 Thermal Growth Issues and Solutions for Shaft Couplings (August 2018)

Many refineries and chemical plants are built with large pieces of rotating equipment in an outdoor setting exposed to the elements. The author has been researching thermal growth issues for decades across North America.

30 Familiar Goals, New Solutions (October 2017)

Gearmotor manufacturers find new ways to push the envelope. (With Sidebar on new alternative to planetary gearboxes)

31 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.

32 Energy Efficiency, Configurable Solutions Highlight Pack Expo (December 2014)

A wide variety of companies displayed mechanical power transmission and motion control technologies at Pack Expo, held in November in Chicago. The event, which is the largest packaging and processing trade show in North America, attracted more than 48,000 attendees, according to show owner and producer PMMI. The four-day event included 2,352 exhibiting companies, an increase of more than 19 percent from the previous show in 2012.

33 The Doomsday Clock is Ticking for Gearmotor Manufacturers (October 2015)

The secondhand on the Doomsday dial ominously spins around the face, slowly but ever so surely inching the motor industry towards its inevitable terminus:

34 Industry News (October 2015)

News From the gear Industry

35 Industry news (August 2016)

News from around the Industry

36 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

37 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.

38 The Fundamentals of Specifying and Selecting Gear Drives (December 2012)

Gear drives deliver power to industrial equipment such as bulk material conveyors, mixers, pumps and paper mills. The reliability that translates into greater uptime and profitability begins by specifying and selecting the proper drives for these critical applications.

39 Eat Your Heart Out, Spielberg (February 2008)

"Restless Planet" transports guests to a Jurassic landscape with more than 100 animatronic dinosaurs.

40 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.

41 Turning Science Fiction Into Fact (August 2008)

Fans of Arthur C. Clarke may remember a concept in his 1979 novel, The Fountains of Paradise, of an orbital elevator used to raise payloads from the ground to a satellite as a more cost-effective means of transporting material to outer space.

42 Beauty in Algorithms (December 2008)

It took the introduction of fractals and chaos theory to get Bruce Shapiro interested in motion control.

43 Microprocessor-Controlled Prosthetic Leg (June 2011)

A new solution has been developed around the use of microprocessor-controlled prostheses. Just like natural limbs, these can react automatically, adapting to the current situation.

44 Product News (September 2016)

News about recent products in the Industry

45 The Brave New World of Industrial Automation (September 2016)

One of the best things about being a journalist — whether for example it be reporting on manufacturing, politics, show business, or anything else — is being paid to “go to school” and learning about any number of things that you were perhaps ignorant of at the outset.

46 Product News (September 2017)

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

47 MediaMation Utilizes Digitization and Pneumatics to Alter Theater Experience (August 2017)

"For your safety, please keep your hands, arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times."

48 Gear Expo 2017 Showstoppers (September 2017)

This special advertising section features some of our VIP exhibitors.

49 Motors and Mechatronics - Moving to a Higher Plane (September 2017)

This is an article about motors - preventive motor maintenance, actually. And something else - mechatronics. In today's high-tech manufacturing and industrial use environments, it is near impossible to talk about equally complex motor maintenance and repair-or-replace protocols without it.

50 Eats, Drinks and Treats (September 2017)

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

51 Six Key Elements of Gearmotor Optimization (August 2017)

How to Ensure Reliable Performance, Increased Efficiency and Lowest Total Cost of Ownership.

52 Bearing Good News (April 2017)

This issue's focus on bearings includes a number of important and informative articles about one of the most key components in any machine design.

53 Calendar (February 2017)

The complete technical calendar from the February 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

54 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.

55 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.

56 Industry News (March 2017)

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

57 Your Robotic Chariot Awaits (March 2017)

Furrion is developing a mech in the hopes of launching racing into realms so far only explored by science fiction.

58 Industry News (March 2018)

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

News Items About The Precision Alliance

1 New Linear Bearings from The Precision Alliance (January 30, 2006)
The MONORACE Series of linear bearings from The Precision Alliance can carry payloads range from 50-5,000 lbs. over distances up to and e...

2 The Precision Alliance, PM Bearings Debut New Rotary Bearings (March 8, 2007)
PM Bearings and The Precision Alliance introduce the FMB Series of low profile, high precision rotary bearings, suitable for rotary posit...