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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 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.

3 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.

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

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

5 Industry news (August 2016)

News from around the Industry

6 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.

7 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.

8 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

9 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.

10 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."

11 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.

12 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.

13 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,

14 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.

News Items About automotive

1 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...

2 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...

3 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...

4 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...

5 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...

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

7 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...

8 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...

9 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...

10 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 ...

11 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...

12 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...

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,...