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1 Development of an Educational Engineering Workshop on Electric Vehicle and Motor Technology (June 2010)

This paper describes the development of an educational program centered on electric motor and electric vehicle technology at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Edgerton Center.

2 Baldor Motor Basics: Factors that Determine Industrial Electric Bills (August 2017)

A good deal of confusion exists regarding the factors that determine an industrial electric bill. The following information is presented to help sort out the various items on which billing is based, and to offer suggestions on measures to help control and reduce electric utility bills.

3 Electric Vehicles Need Quieter Gears (October 2014)

For Mark Findlay of UK specialist driveline consultancy Drive System Design, reducing gear noise to suit the low noise levels in an electric vehicle cabin has meant throwing away the rule book.

4 Electric Bikes - Wired for Fun (August 2020)

There is absolutely no doubt that riding an electric bicycle will not stir up cinematic memories of Marlon Brando (The Wild One) or Steve McQueen (The Great Escape) tearing it up on their hogs. Think more Pee Wee Herman and his Great Adventure.

5 Electrical Stress and Parasitic Currents in Machine Elements of Drivetrains with Voltage Source Inverters (August 2018)

Modern drivetrains with voltage-source inverters not only offer advantages like, for example, variable speed operation, increased efficiency and higher dynamics, but also an increase in failures caused by induced parasitic currents.

6 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.

7 Keeping Drives Electrically Quiet: Ferrites, Shielding and Grounding (October 2020)

Motion control systems often combine high power drive signals in close proximity (or even within the same cable) with lower level signals, like encoders. You will often see ferrite beads added around cables; their effectiveness in minimizing noise is greatly affected by how they are deployed. This involves which signals are grouped, what are the drive characteristics, and how shielding and grounding are handled in the system.

8 DC Motor Protection (June 2013)

The purpose of DC motor protection is to extend a motor's lifespan by protecting it from conditions that can damage the motor's windings--both electrically and mechanically.

9 Chariots to Steamboats to E-Fans (October 2014)

Heaven help Mr. Deane were he around today. In our non-stop world of transportation & transport technology, for at least the past decade it is without question the electric car that has drawn most of the attention

10 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.

11 The Painful Birth of the DC Electric Motor (June 2012)

Defined in rudimentary terms, an electric motor is a device that uses electricity to create mechanical force. But in 1834, when our story takes place, most people would have trouble understanding the ramifications. That was the year that one of the earliest DC electric motors was invented—by a blacksmith.

12 Lightweight, Highly Efficient Drive System (February 2017)

This paper presents a joint project conducted by Ashwoods Electric Motors and Oerlikon Fairfield that uses planetary drives with an integrated electric motor. Current solutions used in production of off-highway vehicles rely upon large, heavy and inefficient brushed DC or induction motors, coupled to a planetary gearbox. This presents a number of challenges to the vehicle designers such as: limited vehicle range, limited space around the motor/drivetrain, and motor durability. The proposed integrated system utilizes an Oerlikon Fairfield Torque Hub, widely used in off-highway vehicles, and the Ashwoods first-to-market, interior permanent magnet motor. How these products are integrated, i.e. incorporating a brake solution, represents a market-changing product. Using interior permanent magnet (IPM) technology in the motor design means the motor can be up to 70% lighter, 70% smaller and 20% more efficient than traditional motors used in off-highway traction applications.

13 Changing Technologies, Changing Perspectives (February 2017)

A Conversation with Jeff Hemphill, CTO at Schaeffler Group USA Inc about mechatronic solutions and the electric vehicles of tomorrow.

14 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.

15 Product News (December 2016)

News about the most recent products to hit the market.

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

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

17 Built for Speed (March 2018)

Japan's Electric Aspark Owl Does 0-to-60 MPH in 1.9 Seconds!

18 Product News (March 2017)

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

19 Product News (March 2019)

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

20 Navigating the New Normal (April 2020)

Power Transmission component suppliers discuss COVID-19 Threat and how their companies are responding to keep the supply chain connected.

21 Hannover Messe USA Goes Digital (August 2020)

There would have been an incredible lineup of products and technologies in Chicago in the Hannover Messe USA pavilion at IMTS 2020 -- everything from cobots and smart factory automation solutions to digital twins and mechanical power transmission components. Unfortunately, the planet had other ideas this year and we continue to conduct business on laptops, smartphones and Zoom meetings for the foreseeable future.

22 Product News (February 2009)

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

23 Product News (August 2008)

The complete product news section from the August 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

24 Motor Madness (October 2015)

This issue we take a long, hard look at motor efficiency, and you should, too. After all, electric motors used in industrial settings are the single largest consumer of electricity in the United States. Upgrading your electric motors is not only good for the environment, but it’s also good for your bottom line. Sure, saving electricity lessens the burden on our country’s energy infrastructure. But it also saves you money in the long run.

25 Engineering Showcase - Motors (June 2020)

This special advertising section features Motors manufacturers.

26 Industry News (April 2020)

The complete Industry News section from the April 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

27 Industry News (September 2019)

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

28 Value-Driven (March 2020)

New Opportunities and Technologies Allow AC Motors to Enhance Motion Control Applications.

29 Minimum Design Speed Considerations for Sleevoil Bearings for Industrial Fan Applications (September 2016)

Slow speed operation of fan systems within the air handling industry is generally performed due to two reasons: a coast down operation is required for hot (induced draft) fans to cool down before shutdown (often by using a turning gear), and operational efficiency improvements can be achieved during non-peak periods by slow speed operation using a VFD. In either case, when these fans are supported by hydrodynamic bearings, it is the oil film thickness developed from the bearing-shaft interaction that limits the minimum speed that can be maintained without causing premature wear and bearing failure. This paper will present a brief overview of lubrication theory and critical design parameters to achieve slow speed operation.

30 Product News (April 2019)

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31 Industry News (December 2016)

News from around the industry.

32 Industry News (October 2013)

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33 Product News (December 2012)

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

34 Mining for Solutions (September 2016)

Increasing pressure on many fronts is compelling mine operators to thoroughly examine every phase of their operations. Fluctuating demand that whipsaws mineral prices, government-imposed environmental regulations and rising operating costs related to maintenance downtime all pose serious challenges for the mining sector. Add pressure from customers and stakeholders for more sustainable operations as well as union demands for higher wages, and you have a scenario that requires mine operators to exercise every possible option to achieve more efficient operations.

35 Product News (February 2014)

The complete Product News section from the February 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

36 Product News (March 2014)

The complete Product News section from the March 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

37 Opportunities Amidst Crises (February 2011)

Energy-challenged industries--and countries--can benefit from improved motor design and materials.

38 Urban Mobility--Reinventing the Wheel (December 2010)

Suggesting a bicycle is environmentally friendly is stating the obvious. But the Copenhagen Wheel, unveiled at the 2009 COP15 United Nations Climate Conference, is taking green technology and cycling in a new direction.

39 Product News (December 2008)

The complete product news section from the December 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

40 Product News (April 2009)

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41 Product News (December 2009)

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

42 Product News (June 2008)

The complete product news section from the June 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

43 Product News (August 2014)

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

44 Should You Pay a Premium for a Mounted Ball Bearing (December 2013)

Mounted ball bearings are everywhere in industrial applications. They serve critical roles in keeping a manufacturing operation running smoothly and in ensuring that equipment functions properly and reliably. So why might it be advisable to spend significantly more for a dimensionally comparable bearing from one supplier versus another?

45 Industry News (December 2015)

News from around the industry

46 Industry News (August 2014)

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

47 Reducing Food Processing Plant Energy Costs (February 2016)

U.S. manufacturers, such as food processors, face an unprecedented competitive environment and must look for ways to be profitable without negatively affecting the quality of finished products.

48 IMTS 2016 Booth Preview (August 2016)

A nose-in-the-tent peek at the booths featuring mechanical motion components.

49 Product News (Spring 2007)

News about upcomming products

50 When it Comes to Mining, Bigger is Best (June 2015)

One of the key challenges in the mining industry today is maintaining throughput in the face of ore grade quality that has declined by 40 percent in the last decade.

51 Full Throttle (September 2014)

The Formula Renault 3.5 is seen as a crucial stepping stone on the way into the premier class, the Formula 1. Ambitious racers do not just bring their talents - they also have highly efficient motors on board to control the throttle of their 530-hp V8 engines.

52 Product News (October 2014)

News about new Products in the industry.

53 Product News (April 2008)

The complete product news section from the April 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

54 Product News (June 2015)

News about latest Products in the Industry

55 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.

56 Replacing Motors, Counting Savings (Spring 2007)

Th e total U.S. electric motor base exceeds 100 million motors and consumes more than 50% of all electricity generated in the country. Small motors—fractional horsepower to 20-hp—comprise 99% of the motor population but consume only 25% of all generated electricity (Refs. 1,3,10,14).

57 With Electric Motors, Size Indeed Matters (February 2009)

In this paper, Edward Hage, founder of specAmotor.com, an online motor calculation and selection tool, focuses on the overheating of electric motors. Presented here is a calculation method with which the temperature and heat development of a direct current (DC) motor and a brushless motor can be predicted accurately.

58 Motors and Motion Meet in St. Louis (December 2014)

The motors might be small, but the big-brain technology driving these electrical wonders was on full display at the 2014 Small Motor & Motion Association Fall Technical Conference, convened November 4-6 in St. Louis, MO. SMMA, the manufacturing trade association (120 members strong) that tends to the best interests of the electric motor and motion control industries — including manufacturers, suppliers, users, consultants and universities — played gracious host to a wide array of presenters from an equally diverse range of sources — from academia to the federal government. Like gears, motors are most everywhere, as evidenced by SMMA’s membership (consumer-, public interest-, national defense- and commercial-oriented) demographic which includes: appliance; transportation; medical equipment; office automation and computers; aerospace; and industrial automation. The association’s mission: To “serve as the principal voice of the electric motors and drives industry” and to provide a forum to “develop, collect and disseminate technical and management knowledge.”

59 Electric Automation Trends Discovered at SPS-IPC Drives 2011 (December 2011)

SPS-IPC Drives 2011, which took place in Nuremburg, Germany in November, covered all components down to complete systems and integrated solutions in the electric automation industry.

60 Considering the Mechanical Aspects of ATEX (December 2012)

For the past 30 years or more, designers have paid due diligence to the electrical aspect of hazardous atmosphere equipment design, but have often ignored the mechanical side. In recent years, the mechanical aspects of ATEX design have increasingly come to light. Not only do electrical power transmission products, but also mechanical power transmission products need to comply with the ATEX directive.

61 A Present State and Future Vision of Motor Drive Technology (December 2010)

One of the driving forces behind the industrial revolution was the invention—more than a century ago—of the electric motor. Its widespread use for all kinds of mechanical motion has made life simpler and has ultimately aided the advancement of humankind. And the advent of the inverter that facilitated speed and torque control of AC motors has propelled the use of electric motors to new realms that were inconceivable just a mere 30 years ago. Advances in power semiconductors—along with digital controls—have enabled realization of motor drives that are robust and can control position and speed to a high degree of precision. The use of AC motor drives has also resulted in energy savings and improved system efficiency. This paper reviews the development and application of inverter technology to AC motor drives and presents a vision for motor drive technology.

62 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.

63 Electric Motors: When is it Best to Repair, and When is it Best to Replace (June 2008)

The repair-versus-replace decision is quite complicated, depending upon variables such as rewind cost, severity of the failure, replacement motor purchase price and other factors.

64 Electrical and Mechanical Torque Limiting (April 2013)

Q&A: My company manufactures high-speed metal forming machines. We have one application on a feed axis where we are encountering problems with the coupling...

65 Facing the Challenges of the Current Hybrid Electric Drivetrain (April 2009)

Presented is a high-phase, order-induction motor drive for use in a series hybrid architecture. This solution overcomes numerous compromises in current hybrid powertrain designs. Notably, it allows for a vehicle that is competitive in terms of performance and cost.

66 Gears, Fluid Power and Electric (February 2019)

The American Gear Manufacturers Association has evolved its trade show. What was formerly Gear Expo is now the Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), an event intended to represent the entire motion and power transmission supply chain. As part of the expansion of the show’s scope, AGMA has partnered with the NFPA (National Fluid Power Association) to include a fluid power pavilion and additional educational sessions.

67 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.

68 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.

69 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.

70 Guidelines for Bearing Seals (October 2016)

Equipment downtime and reduced component life are a few of the consequences — and potential costs — of using the wrong seals on many types of industrial equipment including pump bearing frames, electric motors, fans, pillow blocks, gearboxes and more. However, if correctly specified and installed, seals provide effective barriers that both retain lubricants as well as protect against water, corrosion, debris and other contaminants.

71 Reducing Core Loss of Segmented Laminations (June 2009)

The recent trend toward using segmented laminations as a means to increase slot fill and facilitate automated fabrication of electric machines comes with a penalty of increased core loss at the segment joints.

72 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.

73 Copper in Motor Repair Facilities (March 2017)

Three electric motor repair facilities share best practices for utilizing copper in motor repair, and recommending new motors to replace older, less-efficient motors

74 Controlling Backlash in Mammography Systems (April 2017)

Medical imaging equipment, water handling systems, conveyors, robotic systems and rotary and linear actuators are among the many devices that may be fitted with electric friction brakes to hold their loads in place when the power is off or disrupted.

75 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.

76 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.

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

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

78 Planning Ahead (April 2019)

Navigating Clutch/Brake Operation in Harsh Environmental Conditions: Chemicals, saltwater, food particles, heat, dust, and electrical corrosion are just a few of the many issues that can cause clutches and brakes to fail prematurely.

79 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.).

80 Mix and Match Mechatronics (February 2016)

Mechatronics simplifies traditional engineering concepts across most industrial segments. By combining mechanical, electrical and computer technology into a single, integrated solution, products become systems that are more efficient, reduce operator error and cost less to manufacture.

81 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.

82 Brushless PM-Motors Speed Ahead (June 2014)

There are more brushless PM motors being made every day. These brushless PM motors are smaller in size -- i.e., less than 50 watts in power output found in hard-disk drives, CD and DVD players and many portable medical devices. Servo systems with brushless PM motors ranging from 50 watts to 50 kilowatts are now challenging the larger electric motor applications. A few manufacturers have pushed brushless PM motors above 200 kW.

83 Best Practices for Bearing Protection (June 2014)

For either brand-new motors or those already in service, "best practices" means that informed technicians can make use of the latest diagnostic techniques (vibration analysis, thermography, shaft-voltage testing, etc.) to prevent electrical bearing damage -- either at the very beginning or very quickly thereafter. If done correctly, the work need only be done once.

84 Make the Connection (February 2014)

Recently I had a disturbing conversation with a colleague here at the office. During the conversation, it became clear to me that my co-worker -- a really intelligent guy whom I respect a lot -- had no idea how even the most simple electric motor works.

85 Musical Gearboxes (October 2013)

Dave Soma, the mechanical supervisor at Leland Olds Station, a coal-fired power plant near Stanton, North Dakota, says he and his maintenance team care deeply about keeping the plant running and providing people electricity, especially in the dead of winter.

86 Solar Power Turns a Corner (April 2014)

According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), photovoltaic (PV) installations increased 41 percent from 2012 to 2013. Additionally, 410 MW of concentrated solar power came online in 2013. Solar was the second-largest source of new electricity generating capacity in the United States.

87 The Ever-Efficient Motor (April 2014)

This product focus highlights the latest technology in electric motors.

88 University Improves Sustainability of HVAC Motors in Platinum LEED Building (April 2012)

A new preventive maintenance program at a leading New England Ivy League university demonstrates how the push for more sustainable "green" building management has led to a growing awareness of a chronic, widespread problem with HVAC motors—electrical bearing damage and failure.

89 How to Determine the MTBF of Gearboxes (April 2008)

Mean Time Between Failures is a very frequent and broadly used reliability measure of components, systems and devices used mainly in conjunction with electrical and electronic equipment.

90 Low-Efficiency Motors and Gears Still Prevalent (October 2014)

Electric motor-driven systems are the single largest enduser of electricity, accounting for over 40% of global consumption according to the International Energy Agency.

91 Global Industrial Outlook - Sideways (June 2013)

We have just returned from the Electrical Products Group Conference in Sarasota, Florida. This is our favorite venue because it allows us to speak with the CEOs of nearly 25 global industrial companies that include General Electric, United Technologies, Honeywell, ABB and Emerson, with combined revenue of perhaps $500 billion.

92 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.

93 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.

94 Project Integration - Design Engineers Adapt to Modern Day Mechatronics (December 2011)

Though the original definition of mechatronics derived from the Yasakawa Electric Company in the late 1960s (the company won trademark rights for the term in 1973), the word has remarkably evolved.

95 Motors and More (June 2016)

Electric motors are often considered a mature industry— one whose basic technology wasinvented more than a century ago and whose fundamental concepts haven’t changed much since. But new applications continue to demand change. Engineers want greater efficiency, more precise control and improved reliability.

96 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.

97 History of a Forgotten Engine (December 2017)

In 2017, there's more variety to be found under the hood of a car than ever. Electric, hybrid and internal combustion engines all sit next to a range of transmission types, creating an ever-increasingly complex evolutionary web of technology choices for what we put into our automobiles. But every evolutionary tree has a few dead end branches that ended up never going anywhere.

News Items About electric

1 NKE Introduces Electrically Insulated Roller Bearings (December 6, 2010)
NKE Austria recently introduced electrically insulated rolling bearings. The special bearings SQ77 feature a built-in electrical insulati...

2 Polygon Offers Double Insulation Dielectric Composite Tubing for Electric Motors (December 3, 2020)
Polygon Company highlights its Double Insulation Dielectric Composite Tubing for electric motor applications. Polygon Tube double insulat...

3 Kollmorgen Delivers Components for Electric Motorcycle (November 3, 2012)
VT BOLT, Virginia Tech University’s entry to the 2012 all-electric TTXGP is a 100 percent electric racing motorcycle driven by a l...

4 Parker Releases ETH Series Electric Cylinder (December 8, 2011)
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5 EASA's Electric Motor Repair Accreditation Program Reaches Milestone (November 20, 2017)
The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Accreditation Program provides assurance to electric motor owners that repairs perfor...

6 Siemens Combines Electric Motors into Single Product Family (March 6, 2012)
The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has combined all of its electric motors into one product family with the name Simotics, a move de...

7 Iwis Develops Chain Drive for Electric Bicycles (July 27, 2011)
Iwis introduced a new drive system for electric bicycles with a built-in chain drive at this year's Hannover Fair. The drive has been...

8 Sevcon Motor Controllers Serve Electric Scooter Industry (June 13, 2011)
With growing worldwide demand for electric scooters, Vmoto E-max has specified new advanced technology motor controllers from S...

9 Miki Pulley Electric Brakes Suitable for Servo Motor Applications (August 17, 2018)
Miki Pulley’s BXR-LE electric spring applied brakes are ideal for small and precise servo motor configurations. Their unique compac...

10 Parker XFC Series Electric Cylinder Supports a Maximum Thrust Load Up to 80,000 lbs. (August 20, 2015)
Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division recently announced the release of the XFC Series electric cylinder. Parker’s l...

11 WEG Supplies Transformers to Hydroelectric Plant (April 29, 2011)
WEG has manufactured and supplied two large scale transformers to the biggest operational hydroelectric plant in the world, the Itaipu Bi...

12 ABM Introduces Custom Traction and Steering Motors and Drives for Electric Vehicles (July 14, 2017)
ABM traction drive system solutions for electric vehicles are available as bevel gearboxes, helical gearboxes and hub wheel drives.Typica...

13 PI Releases Piezoelectric Motor Catalog (October 4, 2012)
PI, a manufacturer of piezo positioning equipment has released a new catalog on piezoelectric motors. The 70 page brochure covers three...

14 NSK Bearings in Electric Motors (January 9, 2015)
As the development of more efficient electric motors continues to keep pace with upcoming regulations, it is important to ensure that all...

15 Bosch Rexroth Offers Electric Drives and Controls Training Courses (April 29, 2015)
Bosch Rexroth is now offering hands-on training courses for electric drive and control topics to help machine manufacturers and operators...

16 Warner Linear Introduces Electric Actuator Video Series (February 19, 2016)
A series of informative Warner Linear electric actuator videos has been produced to clearly show proper installation steps, troubleshooti...

17 Multivac Relies on Kollmorgen for Pneumatic to Electric Transition (July 25, 2014)
An increasing number of companies in the packaging machine industry have chosen electrical servo technology – mainly to replace mot...

18 Baldor Introduces Electric Motor Line (July 3, 2014)
Baldor Electric Company is proud to announce a new line of energy efficient electric motors. The Large AC – GPM induction motor is ...

19 Noark Electric Releases New Accessories to Motor Circuit Protection Control Product Line (January 4, 2019)
Noark Electric, a low-voltage, electrical product manufacturer, announced the addition of several new accessories to its Ex9S32 line of m...

20 Oerlikon Assigned Patent for Electric Wheel Drive (February 25, 2013)
The E01S drive features a 1.2kW AC induction motor, a 26.6:1 compact double planetary gearbox, and a spring applied electrically released...

21 CD-Adapco Speed v10.06 Release Enables Automated and Intelligent Design Exploration of Electric Machines (January 5, 2016)
CD-Adapco announced the release of Speed v10.06, the latest update to its leading electric machine design solution. Speed v10.06 takes a ...

22 Rheintacho Provides Sensor Options for Electric Drives (June 4, 2018)
The FQ, FP, FM and FK mobile electric drives from Rheintacho are equipped with a proven differential-hall technology for safe and reliabl...

23 Bison Announces New Electrical Engineering Manager (October 24, 2007)
Bruce Ashe was recently promoted to electrical engineering manager for the Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. In this position, Ashe will...

24 Voith Delivers Electric Schneider Propeller to Shipping Company (June 30, 2020)
Voith will deliver eight electric Voith Schneider Propellers (eVSP) to the Norwegian shipping company Østensjø, thus enabli...

25 Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires Laron, a Mechanical and Electric Motor Repair Service Provider (January 30, 2020)
Ohio Transmission Corporation recently announced the acquisition of Laron Inc., a leading service provider of mechanical and electric mot...

26 SPPS Introduces 75 HP Electric Motor (June 2, 2020)
Single Phase Power Solutions (SPPS) recently introduced a 75 hp single-phase electric motor to power industrial equipment like pumps, con...

27 Tolomatic Expands Electric Actuator Series (May 12, 2020)
Tolomatic’s expanded extreme-force electric actuator family now includes the RSX128 actuator, rated up to 50,000 pounds of force (2...

28 SPPS Introduces Electric Motor for Industrial, Mining and Agricultural Applications (August 26, 2020)
Single-Phase Power Solutions (SPPS) introduces a 75 hp single-phase electric motor to power industrial equipment like irrigation pumps, c...

29 Eaton Announces 4-Speed Transmission for Electric Commercial Vehicles (October 29, 2019)
Eaton recently announced its eMobility business will launch an all-new 4-speed transmission for heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles t...

30 Transtecno Offers Complete Range of Forced-Ventilation Electric Motors (December 22, 2020)
Transtecno new forced-ventilation electric motors are currently in production and the size range is increasing.Manufacturing these electr...

31 Möhlenhoff OEM Actuator 5 Requires Up to 45% Less Electricity Than its Predecessor (August 5, 2015)
Detailed measurements have shown that the power consumption of the OEM Actuator 5 is less than that of other systems – with some mo...

32 Snyder Joins Ohio Electric Motors (July 18, 2014)
Ohio Electric Motors, Inc. recently announced that Randall R. Snyder will be their new, sales and marketing manager. “I am extremel...

33 SMMA Announces Small Electric Motor Grant (September 10, 2013)
The Electric Motor Education & Research Foundation of SMMA – The Motor & Motion Association will award a $15,000 grant to a...

34 Warner Electric Features A-Track Linear Actuators in New Brochure (April 8, 2006)
Warner Electric published a new eight-page, full-color brochure to introduce new A-Track Series Linear Actuators, a four-model series of ...

35 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...

36 Victory Racing Chooses Parker's GVM Electric Motor to Compete for Isle of Man Trophy (May 28, 2015)
Parker Hannifin, a diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies, announced today that it is sponsoring Victory Motorcycles...

37 SKF’s Hybrid Bearings Insulate Against Stray Electric Currents (January 30, 2007)
SKF’s hybrid bearings with silicon nitride rolling elements and steel rings provide insulation against stray currents in large varia...

38 Control-Flex Couplings From Zero-Max Designed Offer Electrically Isolated Design (May 26, 2015)
Control-Flex couplings from Zero-Max are designed for encoder applications. Where speed and positioning feedback in a system is critical,...

39 Parker Releases ETH125 Electric Cylinder (January 30, 2015)
Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division, a supplier of motion control technology, recently announced the release of the ETH1...

40 Gschwind Promoted to VP at Bodine Electric (January 26, 2007)
Bodine Electric Co. has promoted Michael Gschwind to vice president of sales and marketing. Gschwind, who has been with the company ...

41 Baldor Electric Announces QD Bushed Para-Flex Couplings (September 15, 2014)
Baldor Electric Company recently announced a new addition to its Baldor-Dodge coupling product offering -- the QD bushed Para-Flex coupli...

42 Sprint Electric Offers Extended Range of DC Drives From Stock (May 22, 2015)
With its recently extended ranges of DC motor controllers, Sprint Electric has a comprehensive offering of products incorporating the lat...

43 Parker Powers Brammo's New Electric Race Bike (August 9, 2012)
Parker's Electromechanical Automaton Division, a supplier of PMAC motors, is proud to announce that its GVM series traction motor pro...

44 100mm AC Electric Motors Offer Power of Larger Motors in Less Volume (April 1, 2010)
In response to customer demand for more power in smaller spaces, Bison Gear and Engineering introduces the 100mm AC motor line offeri...

45 ABB Completes Acquisition of Baldor Electric (February 3, 2011)
ABB Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Baldor Electric Company. The transaction, which was originally announced on November 30, 2010, ...

46 Baldor Electric Promotes Ryan Fitts to Director of Quality (November 6, 2015)
Baldor Electric Company recently promoted Ryan Fitts to director of quality. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and directi...

47 Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America Inc. are combining to form Yaskawa America Inc. (June 21, 2010)
The Motoman operations, headquartered in Dayton, OH, will form the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America. The Yaskawa Electric...

48 ABB to Acquire Baldor Electric (November 30, 2010)
ABB and Baldor Electric Company have agreed that ABB will acquire Baldor in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4.2 billion,...

49 Parker Teams with CalMotors on Hybrid-Electric Truck Design (August 31, 2010)
Parker's Electromechanical Automaton Division, a leading supplier of motion control technology, is proud to announce that its MPP ser...

50 Sprint Electric Introduces Slip Ring Motors (October 8, 2010)
Sprint Electric now offers drives for slip ring motors. The new motor controllers will be introduced in November 2010 at SPS/IPC/Drives...

51 Bodine Electric Doubles Size of Iowa Plant (November 25, 2008)
More than 100 new CNC machining jobs were created as a result of Bodine Electric Company's recent plant consolidation project. The ...

52 Under-the-Hood Electric Clutches with Higher Speed Capacity (September 18, 2008)
Ogura mobile clutches are used to drive a variety of air conditioning compressors, water pumps, air pumps and hydraulic pumps. Standard ...

53 Kistler Announces Piezoelectric Force Sensors and Accelerometers (July 23, 2012)
Kistler, a supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and accelera...

54 Lincoln Electric Introduces Arc Welding Solutions (August 20, 2010)
Lincoln Electric Automation has introduced a new robotic arc welding system embedded with advanced technology that redefines available so...

55 Sprint Electric’s DC Drives Regenerate Energy (March 1, 2007)
Sprint Electric’s 340XRi, 680XRi and 1220XRi DC drives are designed to regenerate energy back into the mains supply under braking wi...

56 Sprint Electric Offers New Control Concept (July 9, 2012)
Sprint Electric in cooperation with their U.S. partner Bardac introduce an entirely new concept in control for drives and systems called ...

57 WEG's LV and MV Electric Motors Assist Eucalyptus Project (December 27, 2007)
WEG Electric Motors Ltd. is providing the drive for all its mill facilities in an ecological project (VERCEL) to produce eucalyptus pulp ...

58 Nook Electric Cylinders Deliver Rugged Actuation (November 29, 2011)
Nook Industries Electric Cylinder series is ruggedly designed and intended for use in harsh/dirty industrial applications as it features ...

59 Warner Electric Improves Clutch/Brake Modules in New Line (March 17, 2008)
The Gen 2 packaged electromagnetic clutch/brake modules present several enhanced performance and appearance features compared to the orig...

60 Mitsubishi Electric Upgrades Inverters (October 31, 2012)
Mitsubishi Electric has upgraded the FR-F700-EC range of inverters with a number of functions that meet the specific needs of water and p...

61 Baldor Electric Achieves Safety Milestone (June 6, 2016)
Baldor Electric Company's gearbox manufacturing plant located in Belton, South Carolina, recently completed 18 years without a lost t...

62 SPS IPC Drives Preview: Mitsubishi Electric (November 19, 2018)
At this year's SPS IPC Drives show, November 27-29 in Nuremberg, Germany, Mitsubishi Electric will present a variety of technologie...

63 Sulzer Acquires Brithinee Electric (November 20, 2018)
Sulzer has acquired Brithinee Electric of Colton, California. Through this acquisition, Sulzer expands its electromechanical services b...

64 Mitsubishi Electric Direct-Drive Motor Provides Direct Control with Accuracy of a Servo Motor (February 5, 2019)
Machine designers and end users looking for direct control of a load without traditional transmission components will be interested in th...

65 Mitsubishi Electric Automation Offers Handheld Models for GOT2000 Series HMI (February 13, 2019)
Making it easier than ever for machine operators and maintenance personnel to monitor and control machine components, Mitsubishi Electric...

66 Mitsubishi Electric Acquires ASTES4 SA (August 17, 2018)
Based in Switzerland, ASTES4 SA (ASTES4) is engaged in the development, production and sales of patented automated sorting solutions for ...

67 Kluber Lubrication Designs Lubricating Grease for Modern Electric Brake Applications (July 23, 2018)
Kluber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, has developed Klübersynth GR 46-52 F, a fully synthetic specia...

68 Baldor Electric Company is now ABB (February 28, 2018)
ABB will integrate the Baldor Electric Company name into its global ABB brand as a part of its Next Level strategy, which includes harm...

69 EIS Becomes the Electrical Specialities Group of Motion Industries (March 7, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that EIS – a wholly owned subsidiary of GPC as well, which was operating independent...

70 Mitsubishi Electric Presents Technologies for Water Industry at IFAT 2018 (March 30, 2018)
As the water industry drives for increased efficiency in every area, completely integrated solutions that offer improvements to operati...

71 Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires Crimson Electric (June 7, 2018)
Ohio Transmission Corporation has announced the acquisition of Crimson Electric, Inc., a company located in South Carolina. Founded in ...

72 Mitsubishi Electric Invests in Akribis Sytems in Singapore (August 8, 2019)
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has taken an equity stake in Akribis Systems Pte Ltd (Akribis), a Singapore-based manufacturer of linea...

73 EMO Hannover Preview: Mitsubishi Electric (September 10, 2019)
In an increasingly competitive marketplace smarter machine tools can offer big advantages to production facilities such as increased flex...

74 Worldwide Electric Acquires Louis Allis (March 4, 2020)
Worldwide Electric, LLC has acquired Louis Allis, a specialty motor company based outside of Birmingham, Alabama. Both companies take pri...

75 Mitsubishi Electric Offers Automation Solutions to Empower Handicap Workers (August 19, 2020)
In spite of advancing digitalization, the following still applies: Manual workstations are indispensable, because automation is not alway...

76 Mitsubishi Electric Examines Key Trends in Pharma Automation (October 26, 2020)
The pharmaceutical sector is constantly adapting to market requirements that change frequently and quickly – just as many other ind...

77 Voith Partners with Orten Electric-Trucks on Transportation Initiative (November 19, 2020)
Voith and e-truck manufacturer Orten Electric-Trucks enter into a strategic partnership to allow fleet operators to easily make the step ...

78 Bodine Electric Offers Variety of Gearmotors for Packaging Applications (February 25, 2020)
Bodine Electric Company has decades of experience with supplying rugged, high-performance gearmotor solutions to many OEMs in the packagi...

79 AD Forms Electrical & Industrial Business Unit (January 28, 2020)
After six years as president of AD’s Electrical Business Unit and chief marketing officer, Ed Crawford has elected to retire effect...

80 Mitsubishi Electric and Schaeffler Collaborate on Condition Monitoring Solution (November 26, 2019)
The strengthening cooperation between Mitsubishi Electric Europe and Schaeffler is highlighted by the development of a new web-based cond...

81 Mitsubishi Electric Introduces Articulated-Arm Robot During SPS 2019 (December 3, 2019)
Mitsubishi Electric is completing its range for robotics beginners and cost-conscious users with the MELFA RV-8CRL articulated arm model,...

82 Mitsubishi Electric Provides Control System for Underground Subway (December 23, 2019)
Mitsubishi Electric recently supported the International Tunneling Symposium organized by the Tunneling Association with a Silver Sponsor...

83 WEG Electric Welcomes Vice President of Sales and Marketing (February 9, 2018)
Weg Electric Corp. recently announced that Gary Cleveland has joined as vice president of sales and marketing. Cleveland has been in the ...

84 Johnson Electric Expands in Canada (January 12, 2018)
Johnson Electric, Hong Kong, parent company of Stackpole International, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, will invest $351 million in the dev...

85 Sprint Electric Presents Range of Digital DC Drives (June 7, 2016)
Sprint Electric presents its extended range of digital DC drives up to 2,250 amps. The drives of the PLX range are ideal for controlling ...

86 Cortec CorrLube CpCl Lithium EP Grease Provides Corrosion Resistance for Electrical Connections (June 13, 2016)
When it comes time to lubricate bearings, fans, chassis or other metal areas where grease is applied, Cortec's CorrLube VpCI Lithium ...

87 Schneider Electric Honored for Workplace Diversity (August 18, 2016)
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, received the 2016 Company Leadership Award from the Achiev...

88 Electrical Manufacturers Call on Congress to Reach Agreement on Energy Bill (August 26, 2016)
During visits with Capitol Hill staff recently, members of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) hand-delivered a requ...

89 Tolomatic Presents Electric Actuator Webinar (January 6, 2021)
The need for sanitary environments continues to increase across many industries, and hygienic equipment requires special consideration wh...

90 Power Electric Adds Gearing Products (June 1, 2016)
Power Electric announces the formal addition of gearing products to its product offerings. Custom gears are manufactured to application r...

91 Leeson Electric Extreme Duck Motor Designed and Pressure Tested for Washdown Applications (December 17, 2015)
Leeson Electric has launched the next generation Extreme Duck Motor. The new design is built to ensure that liquids don’t penetrate...

92 Warner Electric Releases Clutch and Brake Video Series (January 27, 2016)
A series of informative Warner Electric clutch and brake videos has been produced to clearly show proper installation steps, troubleshoot...

93 Baldor Electric's Becker Recognized for Excellence in Manufacturing (March 3, 2016)
The Manufacturing Institute has announced they will present Chelsea Becker with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Eng...

94 Mitsubishi Electric Robot at the Cutting Edge of Cake Slicing (March 8, 2016)
When automation OEM Newtech looked to design a new ultrasonic cutting machine for the bakery industry, it turned to Mitsubishi Electric f...

95 Power Electric Introduces Customized Hypoid Right Angle Gear Motors (November 16, 2016)
Power Electric has developed a new right angle gear motor with hypoid gears in an all-in-one compact size. The hypoid gears bring distinc...

96 Mitsubishi Electric Launches CNC Controller at SPS IPC Drives (November 29, 2016)
The new Mitsubishi Electric C80 CNC CPU unit mounts alongside an iQ-R Series PLC’s existing module, allowing nanometer scale contro...

97 Siemens Presents Arena of Digitalization in Electric Motor Plant (May 9, 2017)
Electric motors for industrial use have been manufactured at the Siemens site in Bad Neustadt an der Saale for 80 years. Digitalization i...

98 Warner Electric Offers New Generation of Brakes for Demanding Machining Applications (May 25, 2017)
Warner Electric has built more than 90 years of design and manufacturing experience into its latest Gen4 range of spring operated, electr...

99 Mitsubishi Electric Opens Two Factory Automation Facilities (July 14, 2017)
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation recently announced that its Mexico operations have established two new factory automation (FA) service fa...

100 EMO Preview: Mitsubishi Electric (September 21, 2017)
Mitsubishi Electric is using EMO 2017 to demonstrate innovative predictive maintenance possibilities for robots that can reduce operation...

101 Fuji Electric Corp. Expands VFD Series (February 3, 2017)
Fuji Electric Corp. of America has announced that they have expanded their portfolio of Variable Frequency Drives with the addition of FR...

102 NEMA Publishes 2017 Electrical Standards Catalog (January 13, 2017)
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published the 2017 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products G...

103 Steiner Electric Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary (January 4, 2017)
Electrical, industrial, and generator distributor Steiner Electric is proud to announce it has reached a major milestone that few compani...

104 Schaeffler Expands Expertise in Electric Mobility (January 5, 2017)
The automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler recently concluded a purchase contract with Semikron International GmbH for the acquisi...

105 Mitsubishi Electric Offers Smart Condition Monitoring Kit (January 9, 2017)
Mitsubishi Electric offers a Smart Condition Monitoring (SCM) Kit solution that uses the latest advanced FAG SmartCheck sensors for monit...

106 NEMA Publishes 2016 Electrical Standards & Products Guide (December 9, 2015)
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published the 2016 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESP...