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1 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.

2 Automotive Adjustment (April 2019)

The automotive industry is shifting for everyone, bearings manufacturers included. Here's what you need to know to make sure you're shifting with it.

3 Improvement of the Noise and Vibration Behavior of an Electromechanical Brake Booster - an Integral Approach (March 2020)

The automotive world faces a tremendous change. Autonomous driving and electrification are two big topics in this context that are pushing this change. The demand for higher comfort, higher safety and tightened environmental requirements drive as well the technological change from former mechanical actuations to electro-mechanical systems in new vehicles. This can be observed especially for braking and steering systems.

4 Where We Stand (April 2018)

The automotive industry is on the precipice of a shift. Here's what the future looks like and what you need to know to prepare for it.

5 How to Get the Most Realistic Efficiency Calculation for Gearboxes (April 2015)

In recent years the estimation of gearbox power loss is attracting more interest — especially in the wind turbine and automotive gearbox industry — but also in industrial gearboxes where heat dissipation is a consideration as well. As new transmissions concepts are being researched to meet both ecological and commercial demands, a quick and reliable estimation of overall efficiency becomes inevitable in designing the optimal gearbox.

6 Net-Forged Bevel and Transmission Gears (August 2014)

What are the applications for net-forged gears. Are they used outside automotive differentials?

7 Improved Fuel and Energy Efficiency Through Optimized Bearing Design and Selection (February 2008)

Today, better fuel economy is a main objective in the automotive development process. It remains top-of-mind with the auto industry and consumers because of costs and environmental impacts. Because the industry’s average fuel-economy standard is required to increase by 40 percent by 2020, manufacturers and engineers are working to develop fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly and reliable designs for vehicles.

8 Cars with Jet Engines (June 2019)

In the late 1940s, the U.S. auto industry started an exciting experiment and spent decades on it. One result came in '63, when the Turbine was introduced by Chrysler Corp., now a part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). In appearance, the two-door, four-passenger car looked like a regular car, but it wasn’t. Under its sleek shell, the car had a jet engine.

9 Validation Approach of PM Gears for e-Drive Applications (October 2019)

Key technical drivers which can be addressed by advanced PM manufacturing technologies are, for example, the need for system downsizing in transmissions and differentials, the need for developing systems with higher power density and the strong NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness) requirements - especially for electrified transmissions or e-axle solutions.

10 The Dynamic Drive Toward Vehicle Electrification (April 2020)

The Future of E-Mobility is a Mystery - One That Will Lead to the Same Innovation, Disruption and Ingenuity Found in the Early Days of the Automotive Industry

11 Romax Improves Reckon Drive Product Reliability with Drivetrain Structural Simulation Software (April 2020)

Durability requirements must be balanced with the need for lightweight and low-cost solutions which meet noise and vibration targets whilst also exhibiting excellent efficiency.

12 Making Sense Out of Autonomous Vehicles (March 2019)

Autonomous vehicles (AVs), in particular, are set to utilize sensors for a multiple array of new technologies. In fact, lidar sensors may be the key to unlocking the potential of driverless cars in the future.

13 General Modeling Method of Power Losses in Transmission with Parameter Identification (October 2019)

In this paper, the models for different power loss sources in transmissions from literature are applied and compared, which form the two methods - ISO 14179-2 and the joint model to estimate the power losses in a transmission. A 2-speed transmission in an electric vehicle is used as a case study to compare the two methods and validate them with experimental data.

14 Hands-Free Driving in the 1950s (April 2019)

Yes, the headline is correct: Autonomous vehicles are not a new idea. In fact, in the 1950s, handsfree driving so interested General Motors engineers that they designed a concept car for it. And in 1956, at its own auto show, the GM Motorama, the automaker unveiled the car, the Firebird II.

15 Transmissions in Transition (June 2015)

Experts gathered at the 9th CTI Symposium to discuss the challenges of reducing noise, improving energy efficiency and meeting the changing demands of the marketplace

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

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

17 The Future of E-Mobility (October 2018)

Schaeffler Touts System Solutions and Electrification Advancements at Detroit Symposium

18 Is Splash Lubrication Compatible with Efficient Gear Units for High-Speed Applications (October 2015)

A thermo-mechanical model of a splash lubricated one-stage gear unit is presented. This system corresponds to a first step towards the design of a hybrid vehicle gearbox that can operate up to 40,000 rpm on its primary shaft. The numerical model is based on the thermal network method and takes into account power losses due to teeth friction, rolling-elements bearings and oil churning. Some calculations underline that oil churning causes a high amount of power loss. A simple method to reduce this source of power losses is presented, and its influence on the gear unit efficiency and its thermal capacity is computed.

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

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

20 Industry news (August 2016)

News from around the Industry

21 The One-Stop Shop for Automatic, HEV and EV Drives (April 2018)

CTI Symposium USA Examines North American Transmission Market Strategies

22 Influential Criteria on the Optimization of a Gearbox, with Application to an Automatic Transmission (September 2018)

In the design of an automatic transmission gearbox, the variation of one parameter can result in different system performances due to the strong interdependencies among all components. For given transmission ratios, component lifetimes and safeties, or space restrictions, improvements in efficiency, noise, and weight can be achieved.

23 How Does An Electric Motor Work (October 2016)

If you’re an electrical engineer you know how an electric motor works; if you aren’t, it can be extremely confusing. Therefore, here’s the simplified explanation (or the “how an electric motor works for dummies” version) of how a four-pole, three-phase AC induction motor works in a car.

24 Optimization of Power Density by Local Gear Failure Modeling (March 2019)

Power density is a key factor in gear design. Increasing the power density enables engineers to use smaller gears for their applications which lead to smaller and lighter gear boxes. The benefit for example for the automotive industry is less moving load in the vehicles and therefor a reduction of fuel consumption and subsequently a reduction of CO2 emission. The limiting factor for the increase in power density of gears is the material strength in regard to the critical failure mode.

25 Motor Design for Aerospace Applications (June 2019)

Modern aircraft, missiles and space vehicles employ a large number of electric motors and actuators. While the basic design of these motors is in many respects very similar to that of their automotive and industrial counterparts, motors for aerospace applications differ significantly in some areas.

26 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.

27 Voith SafeSet Couplings Prevent Catastrophic Failure (August 2020)

When City Scrap & Salvage experienced a catastrophic failure of the driveline between the motor and rotor of its automotive shredder, the company called on Voith Turbo for a potential manufacturing solution.

28 Getting a Piece of that Sweet Coupling Pie (December 2014)

He was out. Nine years ago, Ross Rivard left the coupling industry for the shimmering new world of luxury automotive components at Lacks Enterprises, where he was immediately enveloped by platinum trim systems and chrome composite wheels. It was glitz and glam and as sparkly clean as the fresh-fromthe-dealership cars his products were embellished onto.

29 Made in China: A GM Engineer's First-Hand Perspective on the Chinese Roller Bearing Industry (October 2014)

Believe me when I tell you that — as a domestic automotive engineer — I bleed U.S. manufacturing. I have never lived more than 50 miles from Detroit,

30 Clutches: Declassified (March 2016)

In the world of PT components, the clutch gets absolutely no recognition whatsoever. There are entire magazines dedicated to gears, bearings and motors, but clutches get very little press outside of the automotive industry.

31 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.

News Items About automotive

1 Non-Automotive Robots Surpass Automotive Orders in 2020 (January 29, 2021)
For the first time, yearly orders of robots from non-automotive sectors surpassed automotive robot orders, as sales of robotic units in N...

2 Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Welcomes New President of Sales and Marketing for Automotive Business (March 5, 2019)
As of May 1, 2019, Matthew Chapman will take over as the new president of sales and marketing for the automotive business of Freudenberg ...

3 SKF Announces Automotive Appointments (October 29, 2018)
SKF recently announced two senior appointments to its Automotive team: Ralph Bast has been appointed as president global automotive beari...

4 Victrex Awarded Automotive Standard for Manufacture of Gears (August 9, 2019)
Victrex has achieved a new milestone for its automotive offerings. Its gear design and manufacturing facility in Grantsburg, USA, has rec...

5 Schaeffler Moves Forward with Global Automotive and Industrial Initiative (March 13, 2018)
Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is pushing ahead with its transformation process in readiness for the future. It i...

6 NTN Welcomes Giles to Automotive Aftermarket Team (April 29, 2020)
NTN, the parent company of BCA and Bower Bearings, is pleased to announce the addition of Nathan Giles to its automotive aftermarket sale...

7 Ibeo and SICK Collaborate on LiDAR Sensor for Automotive Applications (January 19, 2021)
A technology partnership between Hamburg-based automotive LiDAR specialist Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH and SICK AG has resulted in a 3D ...

8 S.S. White Announces Flexible Shafts for Automotive Applications (February 25, 2019)
S.S. White Technologies recently announced their flexible shaft solutions for automotive industry applications. Flexible shafts are a tec...

9 Timken Sells Automotive Steering Business (January 10, 2007)
The Timken Co. completed the sale of its automotive steering business, which operates facilities in Watertown, CT, and Nova Friburgo, Bra...

10 Schaeffler Receives Performance Award from Subaru of Indiana Automotive (July 22, 2020)
Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler was presented with an “Excellent Performance Award” by Subaru of Indiana...

11 Kilian Offers Powertrain Solutions for Automotive Applications (November 9, 2016)
Kilian Manufacturing provides advanced machined race bearings and custom engineered powertrain components that are specifically designed ...

12 Advanced Materials Development Corp. Offers New Material Options for Automotive Components (January 18, 2017)
Car and truck manufacturers are faced with the difficult task of significantly improving fuel economy while maintaining safety and compet...

13 Igus Demonstrates Safe Energy Chain Systems for New Automotive Trends (September 20, 2017)
The rising demand for permanently energized systems calls for energy chain solutions that guide cables safelyAccording to a Forsa survey,...

14 Zink Takes Over as CEO Automotive at Schaeffler AG (January 12, 2017)
Matthias Zink has assumed his position as a member of the executive board of Schaeffler AG as of January 1, 2017. He is as Co-CEO Automot...

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

16 KBE+ Provides Consulting Service with Chinese Automotive Manufacturer (February 8, 2007)
KBE+ Inc. recently was awarded a contract with Nanjing Automobile (Group) Corp., located in Nanjing, China. According to the company...

17 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...

18 Stackpole Automotive Gear Division Takes Grand Prize at MPIF Conference (June 18, 2007)
Stackpole Automotive Gear Division, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and its customer Magna Powertrain, New Process Gear Division, East Syra...

19 PCB Piezotronics Presents Indy Car Displays at Automotive Test Expo (August 14, 2007)
PCB Piezotronics (PCB®) announced plans to partner with Andretti Green Racing (AGR)  to present a special exhibit at the Automot...

20 Forbes Names Ricardo one of America's Leading Consulting Firms in the Automotive Industry (June 2, 2016)
Ricardo was recently listed in the Forbes America’s Best Management Consulting Firms 2016, a list identifying which management cons...

21 Allegro Hall-Effect Sensors Target Automotive, Industrial, Consumer Markets (June 19, 2008)
Allegro Microsystems, Inc. has introduced a programmable, linear Hall-effect sensor with a 125 Hz pulse width modulated output. According...

22 Hitachi Automotive Systems Names C&U Americas Top Supplier (August 9, 2016)
Top executives from C&U Americas, LLC enjoyed the best of both worlds on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle I...

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

24 BCA Bearings Wins Auto Care 2019 Automotive Communication Award (December 5, 2019)
NTN, the parent company of BCA Bearings, is pleased to announce the award of a 2019 Automotive Communication Award by the Women in Auto C...

25 Schaeffler Supplies Modular Hybrid Transmission for Different Automotive Segments (November 11, 2019)
Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is supplying its modular hybrid transmission to the 2020 Ford Explorer and Police Intercept...

26 Siemens Digital Industries Partners with Arm on Automotive Technology (January 7, 2020)
Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced a partnership with global semiconductor IP leader Arm, that will bring leading edge IP,...

27 Ibeo Automotive Systems Offers New LiDAR Sensor (August 21, 2020)
The Hamburg-based lidar sensor specialist Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH will begin worldwide delivery of its new ibeoNEXT LiDAR sensor to ...

28 Introducing Goodyear Belts - Power Transmission Belts for the Automotive and Industrial Markets (January 18, 2021)
Goodyear Belts, a licensee collaboration between Adventry and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, has produced a line of power transm...

29 Continental Acquires Automotive Aftermarket Belt Business of CRP Industries (October 11, 2019)
Continental has acquired the assets and business of CRP Industries’ Continental-related belt and belt kits program. As a result, th...

30 Automotive Testing Expo North America Preview: Sakor Technologies (October 1, 2019)
Sakor Technologies Inc. has announced that it will be exhibiting at the Automotive Testing Expo North America 2019, October 22-24, 2019 a...

31 C&U Americas Earns 2018 Nexteer Automotive Perfect Quality Award (October 19, 2018)
C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and Ch...

32 GWJ Expands Automotive Engagement at Dritev Congress 2018 (June 5, 2018)
The International VDI Dritev Congress will be held June 27-28 in Bonn, Germany. The exhibition at the Dritev congress features a unique...

33 Sakor Provides Testing System to Major Automotive OEM (November 21, 2018)
Sakor Technologies, Inc. recently announced that it has designed and provided a dynamometer testing system to a major original equipment ...

34 Voith Offers Flexible HP Coupling for Automotive Applications (April 1, 2019)
The new HP Coupling from Voith was designed for testing internal combustion engines on test rigs under realistic conditions. Its Voith Hy...

35 Sakor Provides Custom Testing Solution for Major Automotive OEM (April 11, 2019)
Sakor Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has designed and provided a dynamometer testing system to a major original equipment manuf...

36 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...