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1 Bearing the Brunt of Earthquakes (December 2016)

America suffers $4.4 billion in losses due to earthquakes every year. While that's a drop in the bucket for our $16 trillion plus GDP, it's still a substantial amount of money, and some people are working to lessen those losses. One group is Earthquake Protection Systems (EPS), a company that is designing bearings to better protect buildings from earthquake damage.

2 Soft Starters vs. Variable Speed - Or Both (June 2011)

Given that many different hydraulic systems recommend the use of either frequency converters or cyclic control (soft starter technologies), the question must be asked - Which one of these solutions is the most cost-effective in reducing energy consumption and providing the most satisfactory payback time?

3 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.

4 Smarter Machines Need Smarter Components (March 2018)

The future of motion control is connectivity. Read this issue to learn why.

5 Remembering Paul Winchell - A Man with Heart to Spare (December 2011)

Remember Paul Winchell? Sure you do - if you are a child of the ’50s. Who of that period does not recall ventriloquist dummies Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff?

6 Achieving High Electric Motor Efficiency (April 2012)

The use of motor structures which can concentrate magnetic flux allows ferrite PM motors to achieve performance and power densities that approach those of PM motors using rare earth magnets, but without the cost penalties and supply source concerns of rare earth magnets.

7 Smart Bearings are in Control--But Full Potential Remains Untapped (June 2009)

Bearings with integrated sensors are used in a wide variety of applications, but many potential industrial uses are not yet implemented.

8 Selection and Performance Criteria for Power Transmission Couplings, Part II (December 2008)

Part I of this article appeared in the October 2008 issue. It provided an overview and general classifi cations of power transmission couplings, along with selection and performance criteria for rigid couplings and misalignment-compensating couplings. Part II continues the discussion with selection and performance criteria for torsionally flexible and combination-purpose couplings.

9 Motor Management - Best Practices (October 2015)

Reducing losses and increasing profits by instituting a motor management plan is what this series of articles is all about. Here in Part I, we discuss how to create a motor inventory and establish repair-or-replace motor guidelines. Subsequent topics in this three-part series will address (Part II) motor failure policies and purchasing specifications, and (Part III) repair specifications and preventive and predictive maintenance, respectively.

10 High-Tech Motors Evolving from PM Muck (September 2014)

University lab's motor eliminates pricey rare-earth magnets.

11 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.

12 Gear Design Effects on Performance of High-Speed Helical Geartrains as Used in Aerospace Drive Systems (March 2016)

The performance of high-speed helical geartrains is of particular importance for tiltrotor aircraft drive systems. These drive systems are used to provide speed reduction/torque multiplication from the gas turbine output shaft and provide the necessary offset between these parallel shafts in the aircraft. Four different design configurations have been tested in the NASA Glenn Research Center, High-Speed Helical Geartrain Test Facility. The design configurations included the current aircraft design, current design with isotropic superfinished gear surfaces, double-helical design (inward and outward pumping), increased pitch (finer teeth), and an increased helix angle. All designs were tested at multiple input shaft speeds (up to 15,000 rpm) and applied power (up to 5,000 hp). Also two lubrication, system-related, variables were tested: oil inlet temperature (160–250° F) and lubricating jet pressure (60–80 psig). Experimental data recorded from these tests included power loss of the helical system under study, the temperature increase of the lubricant from inlet to outlet of the drive system and fling-off temperatures (radially and axially). Also, all gear systems were tested with and without shrouds around the gears.

13 The Limbs of Lumenhaus (October 2010)

Motion systems bring award-winning and energy-optimizing “Smart House” to life.

14 Industry News (September 2018)

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

15 Purchasing Efficiency (September 2018)

You may have noticed a lot of merger and acquisition activity lately in the power transmission industry. What does it mean?

16 Industry News (February 2008)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

17 Step vs. Servo - Selecting the Best (October 2018)

Over the many years, there have been many technical papers and articles about which motor is the best. The short and sweet answer is - let's talk about the application. More recently a number of papers and articles have appeared that compared each motor's advantages and disadvantages in generic or specific terms. Many times, the methods used to drive and control these motors are not completely described due to the many control schemes available for use. A few articles focus on just the open loop step motor and the closed loop servo motor advantages and disadvantages in a laundry list format. This article is attempting to "drill down" into the reasons why and to describe how it is done.

18 Machine Parts No Longer in Production (June 2018)

Good machinery can last a lifetime. But, replacement parts for older equipment may be near impossible to find. So, what do you do when you're looking to replace hard-to-find bearings and related parts for older machines?

19 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.

20 Worm Gear Cutting (August 2016)

I have a fairly straightforward question about a worm gear segment. But as of yet, I haven’t gotten a straight answer from any of the gear job shops I’ve approached about this job. Is there a "traditional" gear cutting method that can produce a ~180 degree enveloping worm gear segment when a feature on the back of the part will interfere with a complete rotation of the part? Or am I left with only the option of 4- or 5-axis surfacing with a CNC mill? I have presented this part to several well-known gear shops in the U.S. without a straight answer on how the part can be made. Any help you could offer would be appreciated.

21 Motor Management - Best Practices (December 2015)

Energy costs and downtime can be greatly reduced by instituting a motor management plan. Part II of this three-part series specifically addresses the establishment of a motor failure policy and the development of purchasing specifications. Part I addressed the general aspects of a motor management plan, including the first steps of creating a motor inventory and guidelines for motor repair and replacement. Part III will examine motor repair specifications as well as preventive and predictive maintenance.

22 Product News (April 2017)

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

23 Gear Design Software, Engineer Beware (February 2014)

When software goes bad, what do we call it? System failure? Human failure? A virus? A number of words will work. How about this? Glitch. It has that onomatopoeic quality that fairly screams, Downtime! And with good reason -- software-generated miscalculations can have very expensive -- if not perilous -- repercussions.

24 Industry News (December 2013)

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

25 Industry News (August 2013)

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

26 Up in the Air - Aerospace Gears (April 2013)

Volatile aerospace market keeps gear manufacturers guessing.

27 Eats, Drinks and Treats (September 2017)

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

28 Value Added at MDA, IANA and IMTS (September 2014)

What was once targeted specifically toward the machine tool and metalworking industries, IMTS 2014 in Chicago spent a great deal of time and resources on automation, controls, mechanical components, self-diagnostics and an increase in productivity on the shop floor.

29 Beauty in Algorithms (December 2008)

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

30 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.

31 Industry news (October 2016)

Latest News from around the industry.

32 Industry News (September 2016)

Latest News from around the Industry

33 The Path to Smarter Bearings (June 2015)

At Hannover Messe, Power Transmission Engineering had the opportunity to sit down with Stefan Hantke, president of the Industrial North America division of Schaeffler USA, to discuss the current stateof- the-art in bearings manufacturing, the trends in industrial bearings and the current state of U.S. manufacturing. (In the meantime Stefan Hantke has taken over responsibility for the global sales activities of Schaeffler Industrial)

34 Motor Management Best Practices Part 3 (February 2016)

This three-part series on motor management best practices focuses on the importance of instituting a motor management plan as a necessity in effectively administering the electric motors in a facility. The goal of a motor management plan is to take advantage of opportunities for energy savings and increased productivity using energy efficient, reliable motors such as NEMA Premium efficiency motors, herein referred to as “premium efficiency” motors.

35 And the Winner Is (August 2015)

Excellence Awards Competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation, were recently announced at the POWDERMET2015 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials. Receiving grand prizes and awards of distinction, the winning parts are examples of PM’s precision, performance, complexity, economy, innovation and sustainability. The winning parts show how customers from around the world are taking advantage of PM’s design advantages.

36 Innovative Design Solves AutomotiveParts Assembly Challenge (February 2015)

Weiss North America, Inc. of Willoughby, OH has designed and produced rotary tables and other components for the automation industry for more than 45 years. When approached by Alpha Integration, Inc. of Murfreesboro, TN, a manufacturer of turnkey automated assembly, vision and testing systems, to provide a reliable turnkey solution for their 6-foot-tall automotive parts assembly machine, Weiss ‘tiered-up’ an innovative chassis and indexing table system solution.

37 Metal-to-Plastic Conversion Parts Help Drive Heavy Industry (February 2018)

While metal-to-plastic parts conversion actually began way back in the Fabulous Fifties, think toys, household products, etc., it is only in more recent years that plastic conversion has gained a firm foothold in the more strength- and lifetime-demanding applications such as aerospace, under-the-hood automotive, motors, valves, bearings and, as they say, much more.

38 Smart Actuators for Off-Highway (February 2013)

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

39 Rolling Bearing Steels - A Technical and Historical Perspective, Part 2 (April 2013)

This paper is part 2 of 2 in a series that summarizes the chemical, metallurgical and physical aspects of bearing steels and their effect on rolling bearing life and reliability.

40 Baldor Motor Basics: Electric Motors and Power Systems and Electric Motors and Voltage (September 2017)

Part 1: There seems to be a lot of confusion about the voltage standards for motors and why they are structured the way they are. Part 2: The effect of low voltage on electric motors is pretty widely known and understood, but the effect of high voltage on motors is frequently misunderstood.

41 Tales from the Bearings Blog (June 2015)

The following short articles first appeared on www.powertransmission.com. They are part of the ongoing series of hints, technical tidbits and inside knowledge presented by our resident blogger, Norm Parker. If you like what you see here and are interested in learning more, visit www.powertransmission.com/blog.

42 The American Industrial Renaissance (December 2014)

At SKF, we believe in the longterm development of the U.S. industrial economy. The reindustrialization is supported by a strong university-based research network, a competitive workforce and energy supply from domestic energy resources. However, there are still challenges, particularly regarding the availability of skilled labor. Business, education and governments have a responsibility to work together to ensure this is not the bottleneck in U.S. industrial development. I am particularly pleased with and support the work the National Association of Manufacturers is doing in this area.

43 Wind Turbine Field and Test Rig Testing as Part of the Design Process for Gearboxes (September 2014)

The growth of worldwide energy consumption and emerging industrial markets demands an increase of renewable energy shares. The price pressure coming from coal, oil, nuclear and natural gas energy - combined with enormous worldwide production capacities for components of wind turbines - make wind energy a highly competitive market. The testing and validation of gearboxes within the test rig and the turbine environment attract a strong focus to the needs of the industry. The following contribution sums up the typical process requirements and provides examples for successful system and component verifications based on field measurements.

44 China! (April 2014)

Our last installment called out the likely headwinds from both the C.R.A.P. currencies (Canada, Russia, Australia and Latin America) and also weather impact. As companies start reporting in the coming weeks, expect first quarter results to be mildly impacted. This issue we take a closer look at China.

45 Bearing Lubrication Under Extreme Conditions, Part II (February 2008)

Rolling element or sleeve bearings often are required to operate under extreme conditions. In these instances, it is more important than ever to follow proper lubrication selection and maintenance procedures to maximize effective life and efficient performance.

46 Metallurgical Failure Analysis of Power Transmission Components (April 2016)

When a power transmission component fails, it can adversely affect the performance of the assembly, often making the machine inoperable. Such failures can not only harm the reputation of the manufacturer, but can lead to litigation, recalls and delays in delivery due to quality concerns. Some failures can even result in bodily injury or death. Understanding why a part failed is critical to preventing similar failures from reoccurring. In the study of a failed part, the analyst must consider a broad range of possibilities for the failure. Although some failures can be attributed to a single primary cause, it is common for multiple secondary factors to contribute. The failure analyst must evaluate all of the evidence available to prepare a hypothesis about the causes of failure.

47 The Ugly, the Bad and the Good - Global Industrial Outlook - December 2013 PTE (December 2013)

Global economic demand remains solid - even if you couldn't tell by recent third-quarter results and despite all efforts by U.S. politicians of both political parties. Let's go through what happened and what is coming.

48 ISO 281:2007 - Caveat Emptor (October 2016)

I was invited by Tom Astrene of TLT to write a response to the July 2010 TLT article (Ref. 1). My rebuttal — “In Search of a Fatigue Limit: A Critique of ISO Standard 281:2007” — was published in Tribology and Lubrication Engineering, TLT, August 2010 edition (Ref. 10). While this article is also available online, I will attempt to summarize the essence of my response.

49 Rewind Seminar Jump Starts Motor, Generator Know-How (June 2008)

Calling on engineers and maintenance power plant personnel, industrial users of low- and medium-voltage motors and generators and motor repair shop staff...

50 A Model for Rolling Bearing Life with Surface and Subsurface Survival - Tribological Effects (September 2016)

Until now the estimation of rolling bearing life has been based on engineering models that consider an equivalent stress, originated beneath the contact surface, that is applied to the stressed volume of the rolling contact. Through the years, fatigue surface–originated failures, resulting from reduced lubrication or contamination, have been incorporated into the estimation of the bearing life by applying a penalty to the overall equivalent stress of the rolling contact. Due to this simplification, the accounting of some specific failure modes originated directly at the surface of the rolling contact can be challenging. In the present article, this issue is addressed by developing a general approach for rolling contact life in which the surfaceoriginated damage is explicitly formulated into the basic fatigue equations of the rolling contact. This is achieved by introducing a function to describe surface-originated failures and coupling it with the traditional, subsurface-originated fatigue risk of the rolling contact. The article presents the fundamental theory of the new model and its general behavior. The ability of the present general method to provide an account for the surface–subsurface competing fatigue mechanisms taking place in rolling bearings is discussed with reference to endurance testing data.

51 Baldor Basics: Motors (December 2016)

Beginning with this initial installment , and with the gracious permission of ABB/Baldor Electric, we are pleased to announce the beginning of a new series -- Baldor Basics: Motors. This is a collection of basicsdriven, motor-intensive articles authored by former Baldor engineer Edward Cowern, PE, a respected name by many in the electric motor industry. During his tenure at Baldor, Cowern - now enjoying his retirement - was tasked with producing a number of motor- and basics-related tutorials, primarily in response to a steady flow of customer questions regarding motors. Today's customers continue to ask questions and seek answers to address their various motor-related issues. As with Cowern's original introduction to the series, we hope you find these articles useful and would appreciate any comments or thoughts you might have for future improvements, corrections or topics.

52 Eat Your Heart Out, Spielberg (February 2008)

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

53 Start, Design and Market Your Engines (December 2009)

Honeywell and SAE team up for a unique middle school initiative.

54 Analyzing Wind Power (August 2016)

Wind is a form of solar energy. Winds are caused by the uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun, the irregularities of the earth’s surface, and rotation of the earth. Wind Turbines convert the kinetic energy in wind into mechanical power.

55 Applications Abound (September 2016)

In a recent reader survey, you told us you wanted to see more specific examples of mechanical power transmission products and how they’re designed, upgraded, maintained and used in a wide variety of industries. In the business, we call that type of article an “application story,” and in this issue we’ve answered the call with several application stories that show how smart choices are being made about motion components in a wide variety of industries.

56 Made in the USA, Sourced in China (October 2014)

If you read only one article this issue, it should be Norm Parker’s article on the Chinese bearing manufacturing industry. Parker is an engineer with General Motors, a true industry insider who has become a regular contributor to Power Transmission Engineering.

57 Now That Is Smart Manufacturing! (February 2017)

A machine called Sub1 Reloaded solved a Rubik's Cube in 637 thousandths of a second in Munich.

58 Baldor Motor Basics - Part 9 (December 2017)

Amps, Watts, Power Factor and Efficiency; Approximate Load Data from Amperage Readings; Power Factor Correction on Single-Induction Motors.

59 How to Select Motors for Hazardous Locations - Baldor Motor Basics Part 10 (February 2018)

Failure to specify the proper motor for use in a hazardous location can have serious consequences - lost production, extensive property damage, and even loss of human life. Selection of the proper motor requires an understanding of Underwriters Laboratories' (UL) and National Electrical Code (NEC) class, group and division designations and the T code letters.

60 Rolling Bearing Steels - A Technical and Historical Perspective - Part 1 (February 2013)

This paper summarizes the chemical, metallurgical and physical aspects of bearing steels and their effect on rolling bearing life and reliability.

61 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.

62 A Mechanical Melange of Art, Movement and Memory (December 2013)

A brief history of automata, featuring Henri Maillardet's automaton at the Franklin Institute.

63 Sum of the Parts (March 2016)

Energy’s endless energy efficiency game of whack-a-mole, motors have historically always been one of the go-to moles. They’ve been in the spotlight since 1992. Over the past few decades, repeated efficiency laws have seen motor efficiency get whacked into tighter and tighter shape.

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

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

65 Baldor Motor Basics Part 11 (March 2018)

Explosion-Proof Motors in Division 2 Areas and DC Drive Fundamentals

66 NuVinci Transmission a Work of Art (December 2009)

Leonardo DaVinci is credited with the idea first, as is the case with many engineering innovations; although, somewhere in China there may be a continuously variable transmission etched into an ancient cave dwelling.

67 High-Frequency, GaN Diode-Free Motor Drive Inverter with Pure Sine Wave Output (October 2012)

This article presents the first kW-Class, 3-phase GaN-based inverter. Hard-switched at 100-kHz PWM, its heart is a 6-in-1 power module with 600-V GaN power HEMTs, achieving a new efficiency of 98.5%, a more than 2% improvement.

68 When (Robotic) Animals Ruled the Earth... (April 2011)

Nowadays, you can find scientists and engineers creating micro-robotic creatures for a slew of fascinating research projects.

69 Your Search Starts Here (December 2018)

This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more.

70 Baldor Motor Basics: Part 12 (April 2018)

The final installment in our Baldor Motor Basics series covers 50 Hz requirements, as well as motors wet or damp environments.

71 Global Industrial Outlook: Batten Down the Hatches (February 2016)

Third-quarter earnings confirmed the worst-case scenario — 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:

72 Steps Towards Revolution (December 2015)

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 €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 they’ve seen in their decades-long careers.

73 Global Industrial Outlook: Oil Slick Cascading Through Sector (December 2015)

Third-quarter earnings are confirming the worst-case scenario, i.e. — not only are energy related end markets in a downturn, but conditions continue to worsen.

74 Don't Believe the "R" Word (March 2016)

For several months, many economists have been using the “R” word when it comes to manufacturing. They say we’ve been in a global manufacturing recession since some time in the fourth quarter of last year.

75 The Search for Intelligent Brakes (Fall 2007)

Th e Allen Telescope Array at Hat Creek, CA is a joint venture between the University of California Berkeley and the SETI Institute of Mountain View, CA. SETI has hired Minex Engineering of Antioch, CA to help with the design and installation of state-of-the-art drives and controls for the antenna array.

76 Intelligent Integration (June 2015)

In this issue’s cover story, Stefan Hantke describes an evolving marketplace that requires smarter components and more integrated solutions. In fact, Hantke, who was recently named head of global industrial sales for the Schaeffler Group, goes so far as to predict that within a few short years, every bearing will have a wire coming out of it.

77 Engineering Extravaganza (March 2015)

This issue we present our Hannover Fair preview. As most of you know, Hannover is one of the biggest trade shows on Earth, and by far the largest that includes a significant focus on mechanical power transmission components.

78 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.

79 The 5 Golden Rules of Gear Buying (February 2015)

Let’s be clear about something up front here: Delta Gear does not make parts for lawnmowers. This is a fairly flippant point that falls under the timeless, clichéd designation of “goes without saying.” Yet, not all that long ago,Tony Werschky had to say it.

80 The Small Motor Rule, How Will This Affect You (December 2014)

According to the Department of Energy (DOE), more than half of all electrical energy consumed in the U.S. is used by electric motors. To address this, several years ago, the DOE conducted a technical study as to what could be done to raise the efficiency levels of “small” motors. After years of study and litigation, the Small Motor Rule (SMR) was passed that covers two-digit NEMA frame single- and three-phase ¼ through 3 horsepower motors in open enclosures.

81 The Test Run (March 2016)

Modeling and simulation is a key driver of innovation. Whether it’s general manufacturing, consumer goods or life sciences, the ability to realistically model and simulate the response of parts, sub-systems and complete assemblies to increase accuracy and repeatability is vital in today’s analytical world.

82 Wind Pushing Future of Mechanical Components (April 2015)

After a sluggish 2013, annual installations of new wind turbines grew by 44% in 2014, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. And while much of that growth has been in Asia— particularly China, which now leads the world with 114 GW of installed capacity—the USA, Europe, and the rest of the world expect steady growth for the next couple of years as well (Fig. 1).

83 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.

84 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.

85 Baby Steps in Wind Energy (August 2015)

The Department of Energy estimates that 4 million megawatts of potential power—four times the amount all U.S. power plants combined currently produce—exists in offshore wind energy. Construction of America’s first offshore wind turbines began in July. The wind farm, which is being constructed off the coast of Block Island, RI, will consist of five turbines. Together, they will produce 30 MW.

86 The Race for Efficiency (August 2015)

Over the past few decades, energy efficiency in motors has become an ever-increasing concern for OEMs and manufacturers alike. With multiple energy bills mandating higher efficiency across ever-broader spectrums of motors, including the most recent Small Motor Rule by the Department of Energy, efficiency has become an essential consideration when choosing a new motor.

87 Surviving the Robot Revolution (June 2015)

It had no arms or legs to speak of; no fleshy, meaty exterior or squishy insides; no heart, no brain, no soul. It was just a protracted steel body, long and spindly, a rectangular “head” at the end, and one glowing sensor. It wasn’t alive. It wasn’t sentient. It was a robot.

88 Global Industrial Outlook: Slow Growth Ahead; Farm Belt No Help (June 2015)

First quarter results confirmed our view. Capital expenditures are being slashed in the oil sector, the stronger U.S. dollar is enabling Japanese machinery competitors to gain share in the Middle East and Latin America, and lower soft commodity prices translate into a continuing North American decline in demand for farm equipment.

89 Chains and Belts Play to Their Strengths (December 2015)

As with just about everything else in the manufacturing world — and all which that universe entails — it depends. After all, that’s why the art of manufacturing is a process — not a one-system-fits-all discipline. Yes, once that process has been properly designed and correctly implemented for a given manufacturing production need, it may well run like the astest, smoothest cookie-cutter-type operation ever devised.

90 A Mechanical Healthcare Plan (June 2018)

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

91 The Hyperloop is Here - Sort of (September 2017)

It is unlikely the hyperloop will inspire Hollywood to start making films emulating the tried-but-true terror-on-a-train genre - a genre that includes many classics. But somehow titles like - Lady on a Hyperloop, Strangers on a Hyperloop, Murder on the Hyperloop Express, Throw Momma from the Hyperloop, The Great Hyperloop Robbery - just don't work. And you can forget about another venerable train travel tradition - the club car - given that you will probably reach your destination sooner than you can say "Jack on the rocks."

92 10 Years and Counting (December 2017)

Just over 10 years ago, we started publishing Power Transmission Engineering, and I'm proud to say we're still going strong.

93 Determination of Load Distributions on Double Helical-Geared Planetary Gearboxes (June 2017)

Standardized calculation methods such as ISO 6336 and DIN 3990 already exist to determine the load distributions on gears inside a planetary gearbox, but by their very universal nature, these methods offer varying results depending on the gearbox design. Double helical gears, in particular, can benefit from more specific, complex algorithms to reach a maximum level of efficiency. Double helical gears interact with the rest of the gearbox differently than helical or spur gears, and thus benefit from different analytical models outside the standardized methods. The present research project describes the algorithm to determine the load distribution of planetary gearboxes with double helical gears.

94 Baldor Basics: Understanding Torque (April 2017)

In the process of applying industrial drive products, we occasionally are misled into believing that we are applying horsepower. The real driving force is not horsepower - it is torque. This paper is developed to impart a deeper understanding of torque, its relationship to horsepower, and the types of loads we most frequently encounter.

95 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.

96 Vibration and Operational Characteristics of a Composite-Steel (Hybrid) Gear (December 2017)

Free vibration and dynamic operation testing of hybrid gears at NASA Glenn Spur Gear Fatigue Test Facility; hybrid gears are compared to their steel counterparts.

97 12 Current Trends in Motion Control (March 2018)

Smart Factory solutions hint at machine design potential in 2018.

98 Hannover Messe USA - What we Learned (October 2018)

IMTS 2018 had its fair share of machine tools, 3D printers and advanced robotics. Meanwhile, the East Hall — home to Hannover Messe USA — took a more systematic approach, highlighting the smart components and techniques that will be integral in developing the digital factory of the future.

99 How to Deal With Growing Pains (December 2018)

Wind turbines are getting bigger than ever, and the manufacturing infrastructure that facilitates their construction needs to start growing with them.

100 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.

101 Where to Begin (August 2018)

A big trade show can be extremely overwhelming. There are so many important suppliers to talk to, it's often hard to know even where to start, let alone how to plan a strategy to maximize your time spent.

102 Engineering Showcase 2018 (March 2018)

We are pleased to present our fourth annual Engineering Showcase, a celebration of some of the leading products and companies in mechanical power transmission. In the pages that follow, you'll find examples of engineering excellence and technological know-how in the field of gears, drives, couplings, machine parts and other mechanical components.

103 Showing Up Is Half the Battle (March 2017)

For the past several months, I've been sneaking away from work early every Thursday afternoon to coach my daughter's Science Olympiad team. Those of you who read this column regularly know that I'm a supporter of STEM education programs, and I've encouraged you to participate in those programs wherever possible.

104 Defining and Predicting Housing Strength for Mounted Bearings (February 2017)

Design engineers across industries rely on pillow block bearings for a variety of tough and unconventional applications. Having access to data that backs housing strength performance claims is an integral part of choosing the right bearing to keep operations running optimally. What design considerations must be made when the application demands a pillow block installation on a non-horizontal orientation? What happens when bearing load is not applied through the base of the unit? Timken answers these questions with physical testing, advanced modeling and real-world experience to facilitate the selection of pillow block bearings for specific applications.

105 Closer to the Sun (June 2016)

Without the sun, there would be no Earth and no life. However, our knowledge about our home star is still very limited. This is about to change. In 2018, the European Space Agency (ESA) will send its Solar Orbiter into space, equipped with a thick heat shield.

106 High Gear Ratio Epicyclic Drives (June 2016)

Referencing a June 2014 Article, “High Gear Ratio Epicyclic Drives Analysis,” by Dr. Alex Kapelevich: I have designed a small compound epicyclic gearbox with common planets. Sun = 10 teeth Planet = 14 teeth Ring Gear stationary = 38 teeth Ring gear output = 41 teeth profile shifted onto a 38 tooth pitch diameter. Carriers are simply cages for the planet alignment and location. According to your article, and according to my calculations and the prototype I have built, my inputto- output ratio is a reduction of 65.6:1. I am using a ~ VG1 viscosity grease and Nylatron materials for the gears and carriers.

107 What Lubrication Method Should I Use (April 2016)

in the performance and life of a rolling element bearing. Less than 10 percent of bearings reach their theoretical L10 life, and poor lubrication can be attributed to 80 percent of those that fall short. Ideally, a lubricant forms a film layer between moving components in a bearing, separating moving parts, minimizing friction and preventing wear between balls or rollers, raceways and retainers. Lubricants also protect metal surfaces from corrosion and moisture, dissipate heat and can even prevent the ingress of contaminants.

108 Nasa Glenn Research Center - A Look Back (April 2016)

In 1941, the federal Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory set up shop in Cleveland, Ohio. This year, and several name changes later, what is now the NASA Glenn Research Center celebrates its 75th anniversary. As part of the year-long festivities, Glenn’s adjunct Lewis Field main campus will be open to the public May 21 and 22, and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio will hold its open house June 11 and 12.

109 Preventing Downtime for Hanger Bearings (April 2016)

Dale Renner, CBS and sales representative at Bearing Headquarters Co., explains how his bearing expertise helped solve a customer’s problem and saved significant downtime and cost.

110 Acoustic Analysis of Electric Motors in Noisy Industrial Environment (June 2016)

This paper presents a method for the acoustic analysis of electric motors in noisy industrial environments. Acoustic signals were measured via acoustic camera 48-microphone array, which has the capability to localize a sound (or sounds) source and, in turn, separate those sounds from intrusive background noise. These acoustic analysis results are then compared with vibration measurements; vibration monitoring is a well-known and established technique used in condition monitoring, and in this work vibration measurements were used as a reference signal for assessment of the value of the acoustic measurements. Vibration signals were measured by piezoelectric accelerometers. Two induction motor cases were examined — a healthy motor case, and a combination of static eccentricity with soft foot case. As shown, acoustic analysis appears to be a valuable technique for condition monitoring of electric motors — particularly in noisy industrial environments.

111 Leaky Shaft Seals (June 2016)

conveying system on the varnishing line for a manufacturer of high-end kitchen cabinets were leaking. Oil was dripping on the cabinet parts — ruining the finish. Why were half of the gearboxes leaking?

112 Baldor Basics: Motors (February 2017)

This issue we cover frame sizes and two-speed motors in our continuing series of articles, courtesy of Baldor Electric, dedicated to motor basics.

113 The Big Picture (February 2017)

When you work day-in and day-out with components like gears, bearings or electric motors, for example, it's easy to forget that those components are always part of a much bigger system.

114 Special Modifications (October 2016)

Eddy Swiben, branch manager at BDI Canada, explains how to problem solve on an automatic cutter for tissue rolls. “This is a very major paper tissue manufacturer that sells paper tissue rolls all over America.” They roll paper tissue just like newsprint paper mills do. When the product is finally done and dried, they need to roll it on a light carton core 20-ft. long.

115 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.

116 Global Industrial Outlook: Reality Sinks In (March 2016)

Our “Batten Down The Hatches” call proved timely as the market sold off by about (10 percent) before staging a partial recovery

117 Calculating Inner Race Diameter (December 2012)

In this Ask the Expert article, Hans Wendeberg from SKF discusses some of the things you need to know when calculating bearing diameters.

118 Non-Metallic Bearings - An Alternative Worth Considering (June 2011)

This article takes a look at alternative-material, non-metal bearings, and it turns out the first bearings of that type - wood, in this case, were the norm - not an alternative.

119 Gear Drive Selection Process for the Parcel Handling Industry (August 2011)

This article is designed to help describe the selection process of a reducer to be used in the parcel handling industry. It will go over the different applications for which gearboxes are used throughout parcel handling facilities such as UPS, FedEx and DHL.

120 Hannover Messe 2011 Preview (February 2011)

13 trade fairs examine smart efficiency.

121 Airport Baggage Handling: Queue Conveyor Design from a Gearmotor Perspective (February 2011)

The primary driver of an airport baggage handling queue conveyor must be able to operate under increasingly demanding operating conditions, including frequent starting and stopping. The selection of the primary driver of the queue conveyor is dependent on multiple criteria, including dimensional requirements and durability characteristics.

122 Energy Efficiency by Using Innovative Bearing Solutions (August 2010)

Based on simulation methods and calculation tools developed by the Schaeffler Group and presented in the first part of this paper, three approaches regarding increased efficiency based on rolling bearings are presented.

123 AWEA to Wind Supporters--Do Not Panic (December 2010)

Despite posting its slowest quarter since early 2007, AWEA remains optimistic that the wind industry can and will work successfully with the revolving doors in Washington.

124 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.

125 PT Extras (April 2013)

The latest power transmission videos, articles and updates from online.

126 Applying Open Gear Lubricants (February 2012)

When selecting an open gear lubricant for use in a particular application, the method of application used must be considered.

127 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.

128 Guidelines for Designing Better Motion Control Systems (February 2012)

Motion control systems engineers work chiefly in two well-defined areas: 1) new designs and 2) redesigns or retrofits. This article examines the best approach for each option.

129 Often Overlooked, Lubricants Can Help Lower Energy Consumption (December 2011)

It is a simple fact: better lubrication can lead to dramatic energy savings and an improved bottom line. This ought to interest any plant manager who is looking for ways to reduce operating costs, and it is especially significant at a time when stricter government regulations are in direct contradiction to reducing costs. Lubrication reliability is the solution; this article will describe how manufacturing plants can use “lubrication reliability best-practices” to reduce their energy consumption, emissions and operating costs—all at the same time.

130 Cut and Print (December 2011)

Norkol Converting Corporation is one of the nation’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.

131 Sensing the Motion: Rotary Position Sensors (August 2010)

This paper provides an overview of the more common position sensor options and references actual case studies to illustrate the diverse solutions available and the reasons behind some of the decisions. Three cases are used to illustrate the needs of different applications leading to the choice of a particular type of position sensor. The cases reviewed include a gantry crane, wind turbine and aerial cable car.

132 Service Without a Smile (April 2010)

Manufacturing employees have always kept their eyes on the robotic systems that continue to pop up in assembly lines and industrial workspaces. These metallic, low-maintenance robotic employees don’t waste time with smoke breaks or catching up on episodes of Lost. They tend to stick to the task at hand with little argument or attitude, giving human counterparts a bad name when they gripe about factory temperatures or lack of a decent dental plan.

133 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.

134 Axis of Rotation Metrology (August 2009)

In the history of machine tools, spindles have been very good relative to other bearings and structures on the machine. So quality professionals have developed a cache of tools—-ball bars, grid encoders displacement lasers, etc.—-to help them characterize and understand the geometry of the structural loop. But as machine tools have improved in their capability and precision, and the demands of part-geometry and surface finish have become more critical, errors in spindles have become a larger percentage of the total error.

135 Going Green 101 (February 2009)

Perhaps you don’t need convincing that sustainability is the wave of the future. But where to start? Resources of all types—from websites to trade shows to white papers—are waiting to help green your operation. Most areas are home to regional business alliances devoted to helping local manufacturing outlets contribute in an environmentally sound manner. Here are a few go-to resources for going green.

136 High-Capacity Bearings Carry the Load for Chinese Gearbox Manufacturer (December 2008)

Th e signing of a contract for more than 5,000 sets of SKF’s latest high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings (HCCRB) for wind turbines will impart added load-carrying capacity, more reliability and longer life to the Nanjing Gear Company’s (NGC) line of gearboxes for wind generation applications.

137 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.

138 Troubleshooting with Torque Transmission (February 2008)

The issue might be a faulty treadmill at a local gym, the need to update orthopedic surgery equipment or simply a train stuck in neutral at the toy store. Whatever the case may be, viewing e-mails in the marketing department at Torque Transmission is like opening Christmas presents every morning.

139 Improving Equipment Uptime - Composite Seals Meet the Challenge (October 2009)

In an industrial application, equipment uptime is vital for on-time performance and profitability. The rotating members of industrial machines are subject to the highest degree of wear and are more susceptible to failure than non-moving parts. Bearing surfaces are the most critical and often the most expensive portion of the rotary assembly; it is imperative to protect these components. The primary protector of these components is the industrial seal.

140 Total System Efficiency (February 2010)

Much of the industrial energy being consumed by systems is wasted through inefficiency. For this article, a system will be defined as the following components working together: electrical input power, variable frequency drives, induction motors, gearboxes and transmission elements (chains, belts, etc.).

141 Reducing Electricity Cost through Use of Premium Efficiency Motors (February 2010)

motors with premium efficiency counterparts presents businesses with a significant opportunity to reduce operating costs. A comparison between premium and standard efficiency motors from 0.25 to 10 horsepower is conducted; comparisons of full-load efficiencies are shown, and estimated payback periods are calculated. Methods for calculating the yearly kilowatt-hour consumption and yearly cost savings of premium efficiency motors for this horsepower range are also given. The cost advantages of premium efficiency motors are summarized, and relevant examples of real world cost savings are shown.

142 Bogus Bearings Beat Price and Lead Time, But at What Cost (April 2010)

When your $100 “Rolex” falls apart on your wrist, well, what did you expect? But when bogus bearings find their way into safety-sensitive applications, lives are at stake.

143 Designing for Static and Dynamic Loading of a Gear Reducer Housing with FEA (February 2010)

A recent trend has been a movement to more user-friendly products in the mechanical power transmission industry. A good example of such a product is a high-horsepower, right angle, shaft-mounted drive designed to minimize installation efforts. Commonly referred to as an alignment-free type, it allows the drive package mounting to be quicker, more cost effective and require less expertise during installation. This facilitates the use of the drive in applications such as underground mining, where there is little room to maneuver parts. The most common application for the alignment-free style drive is for powering bulk material handling belt conveyors.

144 Selecting the Right Precision Ball Material for Aggressive Environments (February 2010)

This article will examine the major materials used to enhance balls to resist aggressive environments and help in selecting the right one.

145 AGMA in Full Support of Energy Initiative (February 2010)

Our politicians in Washington continue dithering over the Obama administration energy bill aimed at developing alternative, green sources of energy production. As a result, when this country will have a viable energy program in place is anyone’s guess, given the usual D.C. gridlock. And yet, Americans can take more than cold comfort in the fact that at least some government agencies—U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)—and the private sector—some major manufacturers—are doing more than their share of work in trying to harness our existing, fossil-based energy sources in such a way that they are used to their best efficiencies.

146 Encouragement and Enthusiasm (December 2014)

In the Stott household, we love math. Well, maybe not everyone in my household loves it equally, but since they were in kindergarten, whenever one of my children asked me for help with math homework, my reply has been an instant and cheerful “We love math!”

147 IANA and the Increasing Relevance of IMTS (August 2012)

Many of you probably think of IMTS as just a machine tool show. Of course, it’s hard not to. With the majority of the show focused on metalworking equipment, tooling and supplies, there’s no doubt that IMTS is a machine tool show. But this year, the show has partnered with Hannover Messe to include IANA—Industrial Automation North America.

148 Engineering Showcase 2014 (March 2014)

We are pleased to present our first annual Engineering Showcase, a celebration of some of the leading products and companies in mechanical power transmission. In the pages that follow, you’ll find examples of engineering excellence and technological know-how in the field of gears, drives, couplings, machine parts and other mechanical components.

149 Best Practices for Gearbox Assembly and Disassembly (March 2014)

In most applications, gearbox reliability is critical to the productivity of the overall plant operation. So it follows that when industry is looking at the best ways to increase efficiency, reduce downtime, and increase profitability, gearbox performance and reliability are key factors. Designing for repair, and writing effective repair procedures, can speed the service time, and provide a quality refurbishment. The best practices listed in this article are proven, effective methods used to install and remove bearings, seals, gears, couplings and shafts within a gearbox.

150 Good Purchasing Personnel Are a Priceless Investment (March 2014)

Seems simple enough doesn't it? It is most decidedly not. Indeed, one can make the case that--aside from uppermost management (or ownership)-- no one else in a heavy/high-tech manufacturing concern has more ownership of the company's everyday needs and necessities than the purchasing department.

151 Frogs Legs, Bratwurst and the Bear (June 2014)

First-quarter results are in (bad weather) and summer will prove more interesting than either the market or the fall elections until after Labor Day. But much is happening!

152 Tapered Roller Bearing Application Guide (June 2014)

This article summarizes some common hurdles, issues and questions encountered by the newer and casual users of tapered roller bearings.

153 Investigations of Bearing Failures Associated with White Etching Areas (WEAs) in Wind Turbine Gearboxes (March 2014)

A critical problem for wind turbine gearboxes is failure of rolling element bearings where axial cracks form on the inner rings. This article presents field experience from operating wind turbines that compares the performance of through-hardened and carburized materials. It reveals that through-hardened bearings develop WEA/WECs and fail with axial cracks, whereas carburized bearings do not. The field experience further shows that a carburized bearing with a core having low carbon content, high nickel content, greater compressive residual stresses, and a higher amount of retained austenite provides higher fracture resistance and makes carburized bearings more durable than through-hardened bearings in the wind turbine environment.

154 Global Industrial Outlook (March 2014)

Fourth quarter results were above expectations for most U.S. machinery companies, including significant revenue beats at Cummins, Caterpillar, Oshkosh Corp and PACCAR with strong North American truck demand, improving construction equipment markets and general stability elsewhere.

155 Evolution of Worm Gear Standards and their Consequences on Load Capacity Calculation Approach (September 2014)

Beginning with a brief summary and update of the latest advances in the calculation methods for worm gears, the author then presents the detailed approach to worm gear geometry found in the revised ISO TR 10828. With that information, and by presenting examples, these new methods are explained, as are their possibilities for addressing the geometrical particularities of worm gears and their impact upon the behavior and load capacity of a gearset under working conditions based on ISO TR 14521 — Methods B and C. The author also highlights the new possibilities offered on that basis for the further evolution of load capacity calculation of a worm gearset based on load and contact pressure distribution.

156 Premature Bearing Failures in Wind Gearboxes and White Etching Cracks (October 2014)

Wind turbine gearboxes are subjected to a wide variety of operating conditions, some of which may push the bearings beyond their limits. Damage may be done to the bearings, resulting in a specific premature failure mode known as white etching cracks (WEC), sometimes called brittle, short-life, early, abnormal or white structured flaking (WSF). Measures to make the bearings more robust in these operating conditions are discussed in this article.

157 Dude - Where's My Preload (August 2014)

Many of us have been there; the bearings had the correct preload. You know it, you were there, and you personally saw the measurements. Now, the testing is done and the preload is gone. Not a little gone, not sort of gone - gone, gone. Finger pointing ensues. Suppliers are dragged in by their wrinkly Polo collars. You know the drill. Losing preload in a tapered roller bearing (TRB) system over the life of your application can be a troublesome problem, particularly for gear sets that are prone to noise or severe applications that rely on a very rigid and stable system.

158 Critical Factors for Proper Product Selection and Sizing (August 2014)

"Well begun is half done," a quote that most reference materials attribute to Aristotle, certainly applies when selecting mechanical power transmission products. A selection process that is well thought out at the start can ensure that the product selected will be properly sized and appropriate to the application at hand.

159 Train to Maintain (April 2014)

Is industrial maintenance another lost art, or is there hope that we can train the next generation of maintenance professionals?

160 Electromagnetic Know-How (August 2012)

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software can be used for a variety of mechanical engineering tasks, including injection molding simulation of plastic parts, analysis of aerospace components, impact and crash analysis of automobiles and the electromagnetic analysis of motors, actuators, transformers and sensors.

161 Galactic Housekeeping (February 2014)

With the constant push for sustainable and environmentally friendly procedures on Earth, you'd think we’d apply the same rules high above it.

162 PTDA Wraps Up 2012 with Successful Industry Summit (December 2012)

The PTDA Industry Summit, held on October 18-20, 2012 in Dallas, Texas, featured more than 700 participants for two-and-a-half days of networking opportunities and good old-fashioned Texas-style fun.

163 Brush DC Motor Runs Along (August 2013)

Everything started in 1800 when Volta developed the first DC battery. Faraday used the DC battery to develop the first electric motor. It used brushes to transfer the battery voltage and current to the rotating disk rotor. This was in mid-1831. Thus was born the brush DC motor.

164 The Things that Move Us (October 2012)

You may have noticed that the magazine looks different this issue. The new look is part of an overall effort to refine our focus. We wanted to make clear to potential subscribers and advertisers how this magazine is different, why its content is important and where it fits in the marketplace.

165 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.

166 Sorting Out Flexible Couplings (August 2012)

In most cases, industrial power transmission calls for flexible rather than rigid couplings in order to forgive minor shaft misalignment. For that reason, this article will focus solely on the selection of flexible couplings.

167 How to Spec a Mill Gear (February 2014)

This paper outlines the design considerations that go into construction of a drive system in order to explain the importance of specific data, why it is required, and where design freedom is necessary. Apart from loads and speeds, interface dimensions and site specific conditions are also needed. Deciding up front which gear rating practice to select can affect the torque capacity of the drive train by ~15%.

168 PowderMet 2013 (August 2013)

Winning parts from the 2013 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence awards.

169 VIPS - Very Important Products and Services (December 2013)

This special advertising section features Very Important Products and Services as part of our 2013 Buyers Guide.

170 Inexpensive Methods to Measure the Performance Characteristics of a Linear Motion Device (December 2013)

This article describes a series of tests that can be performed by the average user, with little experience, and without sophisticated measuring instruments, to quickly determine the most important performance characteristics of linear motion systems.

171 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.

172 Microstepping Tutorial (October 2013)

This article describes the challenges involved in designing and implementing microstepping systems.

173 Seabees (August 2013)

For the Seabees, hazardous construction zones have always been part of the job.

174 Grease Lubrication Mechanisms in Rolling Bearing Systems (October 2013)

Grease lubrication has clear advantages over oil lubrication: Grease does not leak easily; it has sealing properties; and it protects bearing surfaces from corrosion. Its disadvantages are grease-life limitations and a limited cooling ability. Moreover, in some applications there is a risk of grease starvation, which leads to reduced lubricating films. However, if the right grease, sealing system and/or lubrication system are chosen, then grease lubrication offers clear benefits. This article summarizes aspects of grease lubrication mechanisms in rolling bearings.

175 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.

176 Gonzo Gear Design (April 2014)

Artist Tom Longtin adds completely non-circular planetary gears to his unique portfolio.

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43 ANCA Group Opens ANCA Motion Headquarters (May 16, 2012)
The ANCA Group has formally opened their new ANCA Motion headquarters in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs. The plaque was unveiled by...

44 Aerotech Rotary Stages Employ Precision-Machined Parts (July 26, 2011)
Aerotech's APR series rotary stages employ precision-machined and ground stage parts coupled with high-precision angular contact bear...

45 AST Bearings Achieves Partner-Level Status with John Deere (March 15, 2011)
AST Bearings, an international supplier of bearing products and services, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2010 and...

46 Hartford Introduces Drawn Cup Needle Bearings (March 16, 2011)
Hartford Technologies, a global manufacturer of engineered bearing products for OEM and other high-volume applications, has introduced a ...

47 TEAM Partners with Fallbrook on NEV Transmission (January 19, 2011)
TEAM Industries along with technology development company, Fallbrook Technologies (Fallbrook) recently announced their partnership to dev...

48 Gates Partners With Specialized and SRAM on Relief Project (January 28, 2013)
Gates Corporation, maker of the Gates Carbon Drive belt drive for bikes, has partnered with two of the most respected brands in bicycling...

49 New Higher Torque Magnetic Particle Brakes (August 5, 2010)
Ogura has developed two new models of the OPB series of magnetic particle brakes. The two new models, OPB 120N and OPB 250N, are rated at...

50 Hartford Appoints Sales Engineer (July 30, 2013)
Hartford Technologies announces the appointment of Dave Kelley as sales engineer for the Great Lakes and Midwest Region. Kelley has exten...

51 Ogura Updates Magnetic Particle Clutches (August 5, 2013)
Two of the most popular magnetic particle clutches from Ogura have been redesigned to improve performance for a variety of tension and to...

52 SOR Controls Acquires Smart Sensors Inc. (October 4, 2013)
SOR Controls Group, Ltd. announced it has acquired Smart Sensors Incorporated (SSi), enabling SOR to strengthen its portfolio of temperat...

53 ALCprecision Changes Name to Precipart (October 28, 2013)
Precipart Group, a global supplier of precision custom mechanical components, gears and motion control assemblies for medical technology,...

54 Innovation Matrix Partners with Transcend Robotics (May 27, 2016)
Innovation Matrix, Inc., a distributor of robotic, motion control and machine vision systems, has announced a partnership with Transcend ...

55 Motion Control Shipments Dip in First Quarter (May 10, 2013)
Global shipments for motion control products fell by 7.7 percent in first quarter 2013, according to new statistics...

56 Rare-Earth Mineral Supply Spurs Alternative Motor Technologies (March 26, 2013)
China’s move to corner the market for rare-earth minerals (REMs) has prompted manufacturers of low voltage industrial motors to ado...

57 AST Earns Recognition as John Deere Partner-Level Supplier (April 18, 2013)
AST Bearings, an international supplier of bearing products and services, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2012 in ...

58 LiuGong Celebrates Partnerships at Bauma 2013 (April 23, 2013)
Strategic partnerships have positioned LiuGong Machinery Corp. as one of very few construction equipment manufacturing firms to produce e...

59 AIA Partners with IHS and CADENAS PARTsolutions (November 21, 2013)
The Aerospace Industries Association recently announced partnerships with IHS and CADENAS PARTsolutions to offer authorized 3-D computer-...

60 Ringfeder Smart-Lock Delivers Torque from 580 to 5,600 Nm (June 8, 2016)
Ringfeder Power Transmission recently announced its new RfN 4001 Smart-Lock set, a flexible, economical hollow shaft connection for inter...

61 Neugart Right-Angle Gearbox Features Compact and Flexible Mechanical Design (February 5, 2018)
The WPSFN from Neugart is the latest in the company’s precision right-angle planetary gearboxes. Thanks to its standard flange in...

62 IDC Germany Partners with IDC-USA (February 2, 2018)
Headquartered within the industrial region of Herzogenaurach, IDC Germany has over thirty years of experience manufacturing precision r...

63 Team Penske and Siemens Form Technical Partnership (February 23, 2018)
Team Penske and Siemens have entered into a new technical partnership. Under the multi-year agreement, Siemens will help enhance Team P...

64 Drake Motorsports Development Introduces High Performance Polymer Parts (March 27, 2018)
Drake Motorsports Development, LLC was recently formed to accelerate the availability of track proven race parts and to continually dev...

65 Seeq Partner Alpha Process Control Presents Data Analytics in Asia (April 26, 2018)
Seeq partner Alpha Process Control recently attended the Asia Refining  Technology Conference (ARTC) on April 23-25 in Kuala Lumpur ...

66 Gear Motions Begins Partnership with Southeast Industrial Solutions (January 3, 2018)
Gear Motions has announced a new partnership with Southeast Industrial Solutions. SEIS is a professional manufacturers' representati...

67 1,473 American Axle Employees Participated in Special Attrition Program (February 12, 2007)
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. announced that 1,473 UAW-represented employees agreed to participate in AAM's special at...

68 Siemens and HP Inc. Partner on 3D Printing Solutions (September 7, 2017)
Building on a longstanding partnership, HP Inc. and Siemens are accelerating 3D printing for industrial production through the creation o...

69 ScottMadden Partners with SEWC to Examine Wind Potential (September 22, 2017)
ScottMadden, Inc., and the Southeastern Wind Coalition (SEWC) have partnered in an effort to better understand the opportunities and barr...

70 New 512-Page Hardware Catalog from All Metric Small Parts Features 5,600 RoHS Components (July 25, 2007)
A new 512-page catalog from All Metric Small Parts features 5,600 100% RoHS compliant components. The catalog, identified as M100 fe...

71 Onvio Headquarters Moves to New Hampshire (March 1, 2007)
Onvio LLC moved its headquarters and U.S. manufacturing into a newly constructed facility in Salem, NH. The new address is: Onvio L...

72 ATC Offers MAR Series Motor Auto-Restart Relay (May 4, 2018)
ATC Diversified Electronics, a division of Marsh Bellofram Corporation, introduces the new MAR Series Motor Auto-Restart Relay. It provid...

73 Oerlikon Graziano Participates in Automotive News Europe Congress (June 5, 2018)
On June, 5-6 2018, Oerlikon Graziano will participate in the Automotive News Europe Congress in Turin, as a sponsor. The Congress provide...

74 Lenze Gives Customers Access to Smart Data (December 10, 2018)
Lenze, in partnership with IoT specialist ei3 (based in New York), is able to provide a proven roadmap to help customers reach the promis...

75 GE Power Conversion Partners with Sulzer for Parts, Services, and Equipment (December 12, 2018)
In a move to increase services, parts and new equipment availability, minimize repair times, and reduce downtime, GE Power Conversion has...

76 Schaeffler Partners with Plug and Play to Expand U.S. Startup Network (January 4, 2019)
Global industrial and automotive supplier Schaeffler has entered into a partnership with Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley-based innovation...

77 Modelon and Siemens PLM Software Enhance System Simulation Capabilities Through Partnership (January 10, 2019)
Siemens PLM Software and Modelon recently announced a partnership to use Modelon’s OPTIMICA Compiler Toolkit as the default Model...

78 REM Chemical and R?sler GmbH Sign Partnership Agreement (February 9, 2005)
REM Chemicals Inc. and R?sler GmbH announced a global marketing partnership for chemically accelerated mass finishing processes, mass fin...

79 Bosch Rexroth and Tulip Collaborate on Smart Workstation (October 18, 2018)
Bosch Rexroth‘s Smart Workstation leverages IoT-enabled manufacturing apps to transform traditional bench-top operations, increasin...

80 Oerlikon Graziano Participates in Student Initiative (June 26, 2018)
Oerlikon Graziano is the protagonist of the #NEETandiamoavincere project where eight young people will start a learning and training path...

81 Ogura Releases Magnetic Particle Clutch Animation Video (July 27, 2018)
Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how electromagnetic particle clutches work.  The animations shows an exploded...

82 REM Chemicals and Rosler GmbH Partner in Metal Finishing (February 13, 2005)
REM Chemicals Inc.and Rosler GmbH developed a 20-year global marketing partnership for chemically-accelerated mass finishing processes, m...

83 Oerlikon Graziano Participates in Factory Tour Initiative (October 11, 2018)
Oerlikon Graziano will proudly participate in the Piemonte Fabbriche Aperte initiative, Friday October 26 and Saturday October 27. The in...

84 New Magnetic Clutches and Couplings from Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument Feature Frictionless Parts (July 25, 2007)
A new series of magnetic clutches and couplings from Sterling Instrument feature no friction or wearing parts, uses no electricity and no...

85 Mitsubishi EDM/Laser Hosts Open House to Showcase Racing Partnership with Joe Gibbs (May 31, 2007)
Mitsubishi EDM/Laser, sponsor to Joe Gibbs Racing, hosted an open house event on May 10 at the JGR Headquarters in North Carolina. Attend...

86 Third Quarter Motor Shipments Increase Despite Forecasts (November 24, 2008)
Motor shipments increased during the third quarter of 2008, climbing one percent over the previous three-month period. The downward tre...

87 ABB Ability Smart Sensor Provides Health Checks for Motors (March 24, 2017)
ABB Ability Smart Sensor for motors uses compact sensors to pick up multiple data from low voltage motors and provides information a...

88 Genuine Parts Announces Strategic Agreement with Inenco Group (April 11, 2017)
Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, is pleased to announce that ...

89 Schaeffler and IBM Enter Strategic Partnership (October 7, 2016)
As part of its "Mobility for tomorrow" strategy, Schaeffler is digitizing its entire organization. With IBM as its strategic pa...

90 A3 Announces Finalists in Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition (March 13, 2017)
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) recently announced the eight finalists in the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition. The ...

91 Siemens Introduces Sinamics V20 Smart Access Web Server Module (March 13, 2017)
Siemens announces the launch of its Sinamics V20 Smart Access web server module, designed to mount directly onto the drive, transforming ...

92 Neugart Introduces Latest Compact Right-Angle Gearbox (November 25, 2016)
Neugart USA introduces its new compact right-angle, flange-mounted WPLFE gearbox for applications with tight space constraints and powerf...

93 Modest Rebound in Motor Demand Continues in 2nd Quarter of 2007 (July 31, 2007)
Shipments of integral and fractional horsepower motors increased for the second consecutive quarter, as NEMA's Motors Shipments Index...

94 Inch and Metric Magnetic Disk Couplings from Sterling Instrument Feature No Wearing Parts (July 8, 2009)
Magnetic disk couplings from Sterling Instrument (ISO 9001:2000+AS9100B Registered Manufacturer) feature no friction or wearing parts, us...

95 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 ...

96 FMS Awarded for Outstanding PM Part (August 19, 2009)
The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) presented FMS Corporation with the Outstanding Powder Metallurgy Parts Grand Prize in the l...

97 Suppliers Join Forces to Create Smart Automation Group (July 27, 2016)
The world’s leading suppliers of custom automated manufacturing equipment recently launched the Smart Automation Group, a collabora...

98 Magnetic Particle Clutches Provide Accurate Torque (July 21, 2009)
Ogura's line of small magnetic particle clutches provides accurate torque control by providing five different model clutches that hav...

99 Brevini Relocates U.S. Headquarters to Indiana (November 24, 2008)
Brevini USA Inc., a subsidiary of Brevini Power Transmission, headquartered in Italy, has recently announced its decision to relocate i...

100 GE Forms Gear Venture with Chinese Partner (August 27, 2009)
GE Drivetrain Technolgies, a unit of GE Transportation, has formed a joint venture company with Chongqing XinXing Fengneng Investment Co....

101 Holroyd Expands Production Department (February 18, 2005)
Holroyd has expanded its technical support team and introduced a new product structure to help customers. According to the company'...

102 Master Distributors Expands Cynergy3 Partnership (April 2, 2009)
The complete range of products by Cynergy3 Components, including reed relays and liquid level sensors, are now offered by Master Distribu...

103 Four Associations Chart Course for U.S. Manufacturing (January 10, 2011)
Four leading associations of small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies recently announced that they are combining resources to host...

104 Steady Toolroom Conditions in 3rd Quarter, Says Tooling and Manufactuirng Association (January 1, 2004)
The Tooling and Manufacturing Association has released its October report, announcing that business conditions have remained steady in th...

105 Convex Joins SynqNet Partnership Program (March 3, 2009)
Danaher Motion Performance Controls recently announced that Korean control system specialist, Convex, has become a member of the SynqNet ...

106 Timken Announces Departure of Executive Vice President (November 16, 2010)
Executive vice president Michael Arnold, head of Timken's bearings and power transmission group, will retire at the end of the y...

107 Lee Linear Celebrates 40 Years of Distributor Partnerships (December 6, 2010)
Lee Linear, a U. S. manufacturer of linear motion components, continues to rely on its distributors to get its products into the hands of...

108 Jos. Koepfer & Sohne GmbH Partners With EMAG (March 27, 2005)
EMAG has acquired a majority interest of Jos. Koepfer & Sohne. The present product lines and personnel will remain, according to the c...

109 Interactive Manufacturing Experience Charts New Course for U.S. Manufacturing (February 28, 2011)
From some of the United States' largest industrial technology innovators to the heads of small machine shops and providers of workhol...

110 Narrow Profile Slide 2 Guides Designs Through Tight Quarters (October 14, 2008)
Techno, Inc. Linear Motion Systems introduces the new Narrow Profile Slide 2 designed to carry heavy loads and constructed from a singl...

111 Romax Technology Signs Preferred Engineering Partnership with Applied Technologies (July 25, 2007)
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112 PMI Announces New Capillary Flow Porometer for Cartridge Media (March 24, 2008)
While similar to our other Capillary Flow Porometers, this new CapFlow has unique features which our other machines do not have. Safet...

113 Trico Corp.’s Dispensers Lubricate Critical Parts During Machine Operation (August 9, 2007)
Trico’s new line of Streamliner grease dispensers are an alternative to manual lubrication. These units are designed for applicatio...

114 Motoman Robotics Secures Headquarters Expansion Site (July 8, 2010)
Yaskawa America Inc. announces that its Motoman Robotics division has executed an option agreement to secure property at the recently dev...

115 Yaskawa Reduces Parts in Compact Drive (November 21, 2008)
The J1000 AC drive from Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. claims to be the world's smallest compact drive with 70 percent less space req...

116 GE Energy Partners with Chinese Co. To Develop Wind Turbine Gearboxes (April 22, 2006)
GE Energy and Nanjing High Speed & Accurate Gear Company (NGC) have agreed to jointly develop gearboxes for GE's 1.5-megawatt wind tu...

117 Bison Gear, Armature Electric Partner for Power Transmission Distribution (April 13, 2005)
Bison Gear and Engineering announced the addition of Armature Electric Ltd. as the Bison power transmission distributor for western Canad...

118 Haydon Kerk Offers Prototype Parts Online (August 17, 2010)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered linear motion products, introduces the Haydon Kerk Engineering Developme...

119 KISSsoft and Geartech Jointly Develop New Software Program (January 19, 2006)
KISSsoft AG and GEARTECH Software are pleased to announce the introduction of a new and updated version of GEARCALC, a gear design pro...

120 Dynamic Quartz Force Sensors for Automotive Component Durability and (April 21, 2006)
Piezoelectric force sensors from the Force/Torque Division of PCB$B%g(B Piezotronics, Inc., are well-suited for multi-cycle, high repet...

121 AMSC Partners with Shenyang Blower Works for Turbine Development (November 24, 2008)
American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) recently signed an agreement with Shenyang Blower Works Co., Ltd. to co-develop wind turbine...

122 Camshaft Inspection Gage Measures Up to 200 Parts-Per-Hour (November 24, 2008)
The Adcole 1310 is a high-speed camshaft inspection gage with sub-micron accuracy measuring camshafts for rise error and chattermark dete...

123 Schunk Participates in NASDAQ Closing Bell (November 22, 2013)
The SDH hand attached to the UR5 robot arm from Universal Robots rang the NASDAQ Closing Bell on Tuesday, November 12 to mark the launch ...

124 Siemens Partners with ISA to Foster Awareness of Industrial Cybersecurity (September 1, 2017)
As threats to automation equipment are always changing and evolving, so too is the protection concepts for industrial plants. To address ...

125 Seeq Partners with Tableau to Enhance Process Manufacturing Data (October 6, 2017)
Seeq Corporation, a software application for process manufacturing organizations to rapidly wrangle, investigate, and share insights on p...

126 Oerlikon Graziano Attends EVS30 Congress in Stuttgart (October 30, 2017)
One of the most important European events dedicated to EV technologies, the EVS30 Congress highlighted the latest research projects, tech...

127 PRAB Renews Partnership with EVALED (November 7, 2017)
PRAB Inc., a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of equipment and systems for processing metal scrap and spent fluids as well ...

128 Schaeffler and Fraunhofer Sign Partnership Agreement (July 31, 2017)
What do the factories and workplaces of the future look like? How can emission-free, intelligent mobility for tomorrow be created in incr...

129 MPIF Announces Award-Winning Powder Metal Parts (June 27, 2017)
The winners in the 2017 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation ...

130 Drive Lines Enables Handling of Giant Motor and Pump Parts for Lean Manufacture (April 21, 2017)
Drive Lines Ltd. provides components used in the construction of portable workstations, also known as Crusers at Hayward Tyler, which are...

131 Reshoring Initiative Partners with Return One Million Jobs for Reshoring Campaign (May 15, 2017)
Return One Million Jobs (ROMJ) was created to raise $20 million to bring one million manufacturing jobs to the U.S. from offshore. The pr...

132 IPS Signs Partnership Agreement with Gefran Drives (June 23, 2017)
Integrated Power Services (IPS), North America’s leading provider of motor and generator repair services, field services and distri...

133 DESTACO Introduces Vacuum Cups for Pick-and-Place Parts Handling (November 16, 2017)
DESTACO, a provider of precision movement, positioning and control solutions in industrial automation, is leading the way in vacuum-cup i...

134 Brother Gearmotors Partners with Dart Controls (December 5, 2017)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation offering a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional gearmotors an...

135 Sulzer Examines Benefits of OEM Partnerships (June 29, 2018)
Providing essential maintenance and repair services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) requires a very high standard of service t...

136 Helukabel USA Opens New U.S. Headquarters (August 21, 2018)
Helukabel USA, a manufacturer and supplier of cable, wires and accessories, recently held an open house and “cable ribbon”-cu...

137 AVL and Comau Sign Strategic Partnership (November 29, 2018)
Emerging needs from the electrification market require experienced, full-turnkey, affordable suppliers able to provide powerful assembly ...

138 Moog Highlights Smart Control Solutions at SPS IPC Drives (December 10, 2018)
Moog, a designer and manufacturer of high performance motion control products, solutions, and services – was exhibiting its enlarge...

139 GE and SEW-Eurodrive Partner on Automation Portfolio (May 1, 2018)
Customers of GE Power’s Automation and Controls business and SEW-Eurodrive will soon be able to benefit from each other’s b...

140 Smart Manufacturing Initiative Announced at Hannover Messe 2018 (April 25, 2018)
At Hannover Messe 2018, more than 20 international organizations and leading industry vendors jointly announced the "Time-Sensitive ...

141 EPTDA Launches Quarterly Forecast Reports with Oxford Economics (January 29, 2018)
The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading organization for the mechanical power transmission and motion c...

142 ANCA Invests in Renewable Energy to Power Headquarters (February 12, 2018)
ANCA is one of the first businesses to team up with Australia’s fastest growing business power retailer, Flow Power, to buy power...

143 Thomson to Host Smart Actuator Webinar Series for Design Engineers (March 27, 2018)
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, is hosting a series of technical webinars that w...

144 Siemens Plans Global Logistics Headquarters in Dubai (April 19, 2017)
Highlighting the importance of Dubai as a strategic logistics hub between East and West, North and South, Siemens has announced plans to ...

145 Hydraulic Institute Partners with CIET (April 14, 2017)
For the past 21 years, the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) has specialized in high quality energy management and energy eff...

146 Gates Partners with BMC Racing Team (February 18, 2013)
BMC Racing Team riders and staff members have a secret weapon for quickly navigating race venues and running errands while on the UCI Wor...

147 Bosch Rexroth Relies on System Partnerships (September 26, 2013)
Higher productivity with faster product changeover and increased energy efficiency. The demands users place on plastics processing mach...

148 Questek to Serve as Research Partner for ALMMII (March 11, 2014)
The White House announced on Tuesday, February 25nd, the establishment of the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Ins...

149 Timken Opens State-of-the-Art Gear Drive Manufacturing Facility in Houston (April 24, 2015)
The Timken Company recently announced the opening of a new, 27,000-square-foot  gear drive manufacturing facility in Houston, TX. An...

150 IDC-USA Partners with IDI (September 28, 2012)
IDC-USA has just signed an agreement with IDI Independent Distributors Inc. granting them the exclusive rights to market and sell IDC Sel...

151 Sakor Awarded Lockheed Martin Contract (June 15, 2012)
Sakor Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of dynamometer test systems for the aerospace industry, announces that it has been awarded a con...

152 Stober Partnership Creates Rack and Pinion Drive (June 15, 2011)
In the past, rack and pinion drives were generally developed from a planetary gear unit with a pinion fitted to the output shaft and the ...

153 Rexnord Reports Second Quarter Earnings (October 26, 2011)
Rexnord LLC will hold a conference call and web presentation on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its sec...

154 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...

155 Minnesota Rubber and Plastics' Design Guide Has Hundreds of Pointers on Designing Custom-Molded Rubber and Plastic Parts (August 3, 2015)
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics recently released its latest design guide for planning component and assembly designs. Available now in USB...

156 Miki Pulley PBZ Variable Torque Brakes Feature Magnetic Particle Brakes (December 16, 2015)
Miki Pulley has introduced their PBZ Variable Torque Brakes for direct sale to OEMs in North America. Ideal for variable torque tensionin...

157 Brother Gearmotors Partners with American Control Electronics (October 4, 2016)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

158 PTDA Business Index Reports Slow Growth in 3rd Quarter for PT Industry (December 1, 2016)
The PTDA Business Index for 3Q2016 indicates slower growth with a reading of 46.9, slightly lower than the 50.4 reading in 2Q2016. The PT...

159 Rexnord Launches IIoT Smart Mounted Spherical Roller Bearings (March 7, 2017)
Designed as an off-the-shelf solution for quick turnaround needs, Rexnord recently launched its new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ...

160 Siemens Partners with ASME for E-Fest (March 17, 2017)
In its ongoing effort to prepare engineering students for jobs in the digital enterprises of the future, Siemens’ product lifecycle...

161 PTDA Business Index Reports Flat Growth in 2nd Quarter (August 30, 2016)
The PTDA Business Index for 2Q2016 indicates flat growth with a reading of 50.4, slightly lower than the 50.9 reading in 1Q2016. The PTDA...

162 Schaeffler Honored as Transaxle Manufacturing of America Partner-Level Supplier (August 23, 2016)
Transaxle Manufacturing of America (TMA), a Rock Hill, S.C.-based manufacturer of custom-designed transaxles for vehicles used in a wide ...

163 Klüber Participates in Open Gear Lubrication Panel Discussion (April 28, 2016)
Klüber Lubrication will showcase its specialty lubricants in Booth #409 during the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Dallas, Texas,...

164 MPIF Announces Award-Winning Powder Metal Parts (June 21, 2016)
The winners in the 2016 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation ...

165 ContiTech Expands Partnership with Applied Industrial Technologies (July 26, 2016)
ContiTech, a division of Continental, announced that Applied Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Applied Mexico) and subsidiary RODENSA Mexico, S.A. de...

166 Two-Axis Linear Stage Simulates Earthquakes (March 30, 2011)
Scientists, with the goal of safer buildings and saving lives, are testing building materials and structural designs in simulations of ma...