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1 Product News (March 2018)

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

2 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.

3 Introducing the Ball Screw (December 2018)

The Swiss Army Knife of PT Components.

4 Industry News (August 2017)

Schaeffler invests in North America, plus other news from around the industry.

5 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.

6 Product News (October 2013)

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

7 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

8 Selecting and Sizing Ball Screw Drives (October 2012)

The ball screw drive is an assembly that converts rotary motion to linear motion and vice versa. The ball screw drive consists of a ball screw and a ball nut with recirculating ball bearings...

9 Product News (December 2009)

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

10 Industry News (April 2017)

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

11 Product News (June 2017)

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

12 Industry News (June 2017)

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

13 Product News (April 2017)

Clutches and Brakes take center stage in the April 2017 edition of Product News.

14 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.

15 Slicing Downtime (March 2016)

An independent cheese packager in central Wisconsin packages millions of pounds of cheese every year. Whether shredded, sliced, crumbled or waxed, each package is designed specifically for a customer’s unique needs. As a “toll processor,” production line speed is critical to productivity as well as profitability.

16 Industry News (April 2016)

News from around the Industry.

17 Industry News (June 2016)

News from around the industry

18 Industry News (September 2015)

News From Around the Gear Industry

19 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.

20 Industry News (September 2018)

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

21 Industry News (October 2018)

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

22 Industry News (December 2018)

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

23 Industry News (August 2018)

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

24 Braking the Cycle (August 2015)

Tucked away in the southwest quadrant of the state of Georgia, amid stately pine stands, pecan farms and cotton fields, sits Oak Crest Lumber.

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

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

26 Industry News (February 2018)

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

27 Pushing Forward with Belts and Chains (June 2018)

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

28 Industry News (September 2017)

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

29 PTExtras (December 2012)

Take a look at some of the latest videos posted on powertransmission.com, plus the most recent updates to our online buyers guide.

30 Product News (December 2018)

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

31 PT Extras (August 2013)

Gear Expo coverage, plus a new video from Motion Industries and Rexnord.

32 Product News (June 2013)

The complete Product News section from the June 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

33 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.

34 Ball Screws Revisited - Ask the Expert (February 2013)

A reader asks for clarification on last issue's Ask the Expert column about ball screw sizing.

35 Product News (June 2012)

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

36 Smart Actuators for Off-Highway (February 2013)

Smart actuators bring big benefits to utility and other off-highway vehicles

37 Product News (February 2013)

The complete Product News section from the February 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

38 Product News (June 2009)

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

39 Product News (August 2009)

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

40 Industry News (October 2013)

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

41 Industry News (August 2014)

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

42 INDUSTRY NEWS (March 2015)

News From the Industry

43 Industry News (August 2013)

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

44 Industry News (October 2012)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

45 Product News (August 2010)

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

46 Blocks (Around the Clock) (August 2011)

Reading Rock manufactures concrete blocks - the kind that were probably used to build the schools that you attended. With employees working three shifts six to seven days a week, they make plenty of them.

47 Getting Creative (October 2012)

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

48 Industry news (April 2015)

News From Around the Industry