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1 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.

2 Energy Management Considerations with Todays Drive Systems (April 2010)

While it is valid to state that energy efficiency is defined as the same level of production being achieved at an overall lower energy cost, it is equally important for today’s machine builders and automation engineers alike to remember that an energy-efficient system can actually translate into higher productivity. This is achievable through a comprehensive approach to energy management.

3 Solar Energy - The Alternative Alternative (October 2009)

While gear and bearing manufacturers engage in a wind energy arms race, the robotic automation industry has its sights set directly on the sun. Solar power—wind energy’s somewhat neglected step brother—has been gaining ground in alternative energy since 2001.

4 Effective Management Can Reduce Energy Costs Millwide (December 2012)

It’s as true in pulp and paper as it is in many other industries: the continued rise in energy prices has put a squeeze on margin and profits. Papermakers know that to maintain margin, they must effectively manage their energy costs.

5 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.

6 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.

7 Optimizing Drive Systems for Energy Savings (February 2012)

In looking for potential opportunities to reduce energy consumption via the drive system, a number of areas should be considered.

8 Free Energy for Sale...Are You Buying (February 2012)

Managing Editor Randy Stott takes a look at what is really stopping us from pursuing energy efficiency in engineering.

9 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.

10 Energy Efficiency, Configurable Solutions Highlight Pack Expo (December 2014)

A wide variety of companies displayed mechanical power transmission and motion control technologies at Pack Expo, held in November in Chicago. The event, which is the largest packaging and processing trade show in North America, attracted more than 48,000 attendees, according to show owner and producer PMMI. The four-day event included 2,352 exhibiting companies, an increase of more than 19 percent from the previous show in 2012.

11 The Energy Efficient Agenda (February 2012)

Next time you are strolling across a manufacturing plant, check out the hardware on the ground. Shop floors are nothing but cables plugged into machines, cables plugged into computers, cables plugged into other cables...

12 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.

13 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.

14 A Need for Reduced Energy Costs (August 2010)

Options abound for increased efficiency in lubrication.

15 Energy Strategy Makes a Difference (June 2010)

How to optimize performance and sustainable production through strategic planning, informed analysis and automation and control technology.

16 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.

17 The Limbs of Lumenhaus (October 2010)

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

18 Das (Human) Kapital (August 2014)

Columnist Brian Langenberg provides a current outlook update, key findings from a recent energy sector conference, and takes another look at education and employment.

19 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.

20 Energized (August 2016)

Energy is the worldwide addiction of the human race. We can’t live without it, and no matter how much we try to conserve it, our appetite is insatiable.

21 U.S. Wind Power Blowing Hot as New Installations Flourish (October 2017)

A look at recent installations, plus interviews with some wind industry insiders.

22 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.

23 The Best-Kept Secret in Green Technology (December 2009)

The Bearing Specialists Association explains the role of bearings in ensuring the efficient operation of machinery.

24 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.

25 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.

26 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.

27 Motoring Ahead (August 2011)

Synchronous motors controlled by variable speed drives are bringing higher efficiencies to industrial applications.

28 Better Energy-Efficient Flow Rate Regulation (December 2016)

Implementing a power-on-demand concept based on variable speed drives allows for energy saving in any application that involves pumps or hydraulic systems. And when used in combination with an intelligent wiring and communication system, relevant machine data can also be easily recorded — the basis for comprehensive power management.

29 Modular Control Systems for Wind Energy (August 2016)

For a 5-megawatt wind turbine prototype, aerodyn employs the latest control and software technologies, including a comprehensive PC-based control solution and the new modular TwinCAT Wind Framework. The TwinCAT Wind Framework features the latest software engineering and Big Data applications to extend current Industry 4.0 concepts to the wind energy industry. The modular software supports, for example, the direct provision of sensor data to the operator’s database, and in general enables the easy adaption of the wind turbine operation management to future requirements.

30 How Green is Your Gearbox (February 2009)

Rising energy costs and concerns about global warming are at the forefront of today’s news. Turn to local or national TV programming, browse the internet or read the paper and one can find numerous stories about the seemingly irreversible energy costs and the subsequent impact that these costs have on simply doing business. As a result, we as individuals are becoming increasingly aware of the cost of energy and we are being introduced to a variety of methods and/or products that will minimize the impact of these costs.

31 Energy and Automation Create Buzz at Hannover Messe 2011 (June 2011)

More than 6,500 businesses from 65 countries came to Hannover to display their solutions with energy and automation the main topics of discussion.

32 Data Loggers Gauge Wastewater Plants Motor Efficiency (February 2010)

In keeping with a national push to bring greater energy efficiency to wastewater treatment plants, a Pennsylvania facility used data loggers to analyze motor utilization, a first step toward cutting energy costs and meeting environmental rules.

33 Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Frictional Losses of Radial Shaft Seals for Industrial Gearbox (June 2015)

The improvement of the energy efficiency of industrial gear motors and gearboxes is a common problem for many gear unit manufacturers and end-users. As is typical of other mechanical components, the radial lip seals used in such units generate friction and heat, thus contributing to energy losses of mechanical systems. There exist today simulation tools that are already helping improve the efficiency of mechanical systems — but accurate models for seal frictional losses need to be developed. In this paper SKF presents an engineering model for radial lip seal friction based on a physical approach.

34 Run Like the Wind - Windpower Conference Heads to Chicago (April 2009)

Wind is the talk of the town. It has become especially relevant to the power transmission community where bearings, gears, couplings, motors and gearboxes are providing the equipment for this thriving alternative energy industry. It comes as no surprise that the Windpower 2009 Conference and Exhibition, arriving in Chicago from May 4–7, will be the largest gathering of wind energy professionals and technologies to date.

35 Power Generating Play (February 2010)

Never has generating alternative sources of energy been so fun. All that excess energy children have bottled up now helps power lighting for remote African villages.

36 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.

37 The Green Revolution - A Global Win-Win (February 2009)

Green technology is more than changing a couple of light bulbs or reducing waste. In 2009, the concept is relevant in every facet of manufacturing as companies make a greater push towards energy efficiency and sustainability. In the power transmission and motion control fields, this technology has been integrated into the daily routine, both as an environmentally friendly business venture and a way to offer green products to customers. It’s apparent that the revitalization of manufacturing, both here and abroad, will center on energy technology.

38 Considering Energy-Efficient Motors: Don't Forget the Gearbox (February 2013)

The mechanical components of your drive system play a major role in overall system efficiency. Don't cut corners.

39 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.

40 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.

41 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.

42 Pre-Tension Thrust Bearings (December 2014)

What is the recommended method of gripping a spinning shaft (with up to 130 hp of rotational energy) to install pre-tension thrust bearings and conventional thrust bearings (load = hundreds of pounds) when the shaft cannot have any high points because it must pass through an area of tight clearances to assemble? Will snap rings still withstand the harsh vibration of this environment?

43 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.

44 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

45 Maximizing Your Power Transmission (Engineering) (February 2015)

Engineers are often challenged with the seemingly impossible task of doing more with less. Customers want more power transmitted in a smaller space, they want more efficient designs, and, of course, they want to spend less money. So engineers are always looking for ways to squeeze the most out of their mechanical systems. They’re constantly working to maximize power density, increase energy efficiency and reduce costs to meet their customers’ needs.

46 Servo Motor Performance at Stepper Motor Prices (April 2015)

Enhancing production with — and for — less is the standing order in today’s manufacturing world. Speeding up production while at the same time looking for ways, to cut, for example, energy costs, is a tricky equation with no single answer; where and how management goes about achieving that can take several paths.

47 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.

48 Plan Accordingly (April 2016)

Three upcoming shows cater to different areas of power transmission components and motion control technologies, including Windpower 2016, Powdermet 2016 and the Sensors Expo & Conference. All three exhibitions will offer the latest products, solutions and latest real world applications dedicated to wind energy, powder metal technologies and sensors. Here’s a quick rundown:

49 Product News (April 2013)

SKF energy-efficient bearings, Bishop Wisecarver guided motion system, Weiss torque rotary table, Mico wireless braking system, Nord worm gear series, and SKF expanded range of couplings.

50 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.

51 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.

52 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.

53 Motor Decisions Do Indeed Matter--Big Time! (June 2008)

CEE/NEMA repair-or-replace campaign saves energy, dollars and downtime.

54 Michigan Eyes Investment at AWEA Small and Community Wind Conference (December 2009)

The first trade show dedicated specifically to small and community wind took place in Detroit, Michigan November 3–5. Denise Bode, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO, was pleased with the turnout for the event and the increasing potential for this segment of the wind energy market.

55 Frictionless, Magnetic Gears and Couplings Gain Traction (February 2010)

The Magnetic Gearing and Turbine Corp. (MGT), founded by Australian inventor Andrew French in 2000, manufactures injection molded gears and couplings based entirely on magnetic technology. The repulsive magnetic forces are used to transmit power without losing any energy, and drive shafts rotate completely independently of each other.

56 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.).

57 Turning Brownfields Green (April 2009)

The new energy economy is making some headway in the manufacturing community. Organizations are coming up with creative strategies to convert old industrial plants into green manufacturing hubs or simply cost-effective renovation projects. It’s another sign that the country is taking sustainability and environmental awareness seriously.

58 Lower-Loss Technology for a Stepping Motor (April 2009)

The demand for stepping motors with high efficiency and low losses has been increasing, although the demand had been previously focused on high torque. Also, the selection of the most suitable grade of lamination for improvement in fastening of the laminated cores has reduced losses significantly at their peak, when compared to conventional stepping motors. Lowering the losses of the motor has enabled continuous operation that was previously impossible. An expansion of the stepping motor’s usage into applications where another motor has been used for continuous operation and other uses—due to the heat generation problem—can now be pursued. In addition, these motors are very effective for energy saving. This paper explains the technology used for lowering the iron losses of the stepping motor.

59 Six Keys to Sustainable Manufacturing (February 2009)

The federal government estimates that manufacturing uses about one third of the energy consumed in the U.S., so manufacturing companies can play an important role in building a sustainable future.

60 Packaging Stimulus (April 2009)

Few industries are experiencing change quite as fast as the packaging arena. Lighter-weight containers are being introduced to reduce costs and energy use, packaging is being redesigned to attract consumer attention and manufacturers are using fewer materials in an effort to address environmental concerns.

61 The Case for Hollow-Shaft Torque Motors (August 2010)

Permanent-magnet, synchronous-torque motors offer significant advantages on high-energy-consuming and high-dynamic applications.

62 Helical Gearing Offers Green Alternative (October 2010)

Upgrading to gearboxes with helical gearing can save on energy, maintenance and landfill space.

63 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.

64 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.

65 Coastal Question Marks (October 2010)

Does the U.S. renewable energy solution lie offshore? An update on the status of offshore wind projects.

66 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?

67 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.

68 Finite Element Evaluation of Bearing Instrumentation Method (December 2014)

This paper presents an evaluation of measurements being taken on a 750 kW wind turbine gearbox being tested by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). High-speed stage gears and bearings have been identified as critical components of the gearbox; during gearbox testing, these components were instrumented and tests were developed to evaluate loads on high-speed tapered roller bearings (TRBs). In this paper an advanced finite element-based contact modeling procedure has been applied to model the high-speed stage with the bearings fully modeled in order to evaluate strain levels. A major conclusion is that the strains of the slotted grooves are at such a level that they have acceptable signal-to-noise levels. This was verified by the results of the initial experiments presented here.

69 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).

70 Opportunities Amidst Crises (February 2011)

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

News Items About energy

1 Vacon Drives Save Energy (June 8, 2012)
Global AC manufacturer Vacon estimates that its products helped save approximately 44 TWh of energy in 2011. The energy savings helped re...

2 Oerlikon Fairfield Drives Provide Improved Energy Management (July 22, 2011)
Oerlikon Fairfield electric drives provide mobile equipment manufacturers with options for improved energy management. These include the ...

3 Green Manufacturing News Helps Manufacturers Save Energy, Reduce Pollution and Improve Efficiency (December 2, 2008)
Green Manufacturing News is a resource with information for manufacturers who are interested in saving energy, reducing pollution and imp...

4 Timken Plans U.S. Wind Energy R&D Center (July 27, 2011)
Today's multi-megawatt wind turbines rely on rugged power-transmission systems to harness the wind's energy and convert it into r...

5 Obama Signs Energy Efficiency Provisions (December 19, 2012)
President Obama today signed into law a handful of energy efficiency provisions endorsed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Associa...

6 WEG Calculator Determines Energy Savings (May 5, 2011)
WEG’s new online payback calculator for electric motors enables pump and fan users to quickly determine energy savings, payback tim...

7 Bauer Takes Steps to Meet Energy Efficiency Regulations (February 18, 2014)
Plans by the European Commission to tighten the regulations on the energy efficiency of electric motors came into force at the end of 201...

8 VT Drive Saves Energy and Operating Costs (December 8, 2010)
Danfoss recently introduced the VLT Automation VT Drive. This drive is specifically engineered to save energy, reduce up front and o...

9 Vacon Receives New Solar Energy Business (September 27, 2010)
AC drives manufacturer Vacon is strengthening its solar energy business by receiving new significant orders, especially in Europe. In the...

10 Timken Appoints General Manager of Wind Energy (July 1, 2013)
The Timken Company recently announced the appointment of Bradley K. Baldwin to general manager of wind energy. Baldwin joined Timken in 1...

11 Emerson Industrial Offers Mobile Energy Solution (January 7, 2016)
With a long history of involvement in promoting energy savings, Emerson Industrial Automation has invested massively in research into tec...

12 Portescap Miniature Motors Feature Energy Efficient Coreless Design (April 6, 2016)
Portescap introduces the new DCT range of Athlonix Brush DC motors. The 24DCT miniature motor features Portescap’s proven energy ef...

13 Hydraulic Institute Offers Pump Energy Index Calculator (March 21, 2017)
Calculating the Pump Energy Index (PEI) to comply with the Department of Energy (DOE) pump energy conservation standard released January,...

14 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,...

15 Suzlon Energy Plans Worldwide Expansions (April 15, 2006)
Wind energy company Suzlon Energy plans to expand capacity by 4,200 MW and is scheduled to complete the project by June 2007. Suzlon w...

16 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...

17 NEMA's Hoyt Set to Co-Chair 2016 International Motor Summit for Energy Efficiency (September 28, 2016)
Impact Energy, an international operating center of competence for energy efficiency, recently announced that National Electrical Manufac...

18 Governors Ask Administration for More Wind Energy Deployment (September 23, 2011)
A coalition of 24 governors from both major parties and each region of the country has asked the administration to take a series of steps...

19 Lenze AC Motors Reduce Energy Consumption (October 19, 2011)
Lenze Americas, a global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, has introduced to th...

20 Thomson Delivers Motion Solutions for Clean Energy Applications (October 20, 2010)
Thomson introduces the 2010 Guide to Motion Solutions for Clean Energy Applications. The guide reviews some of the most significant consi...

21 Roller Bearings Key to Energy Efficiency (October 25, 2011)
Schaeffler Group Industrial’s efficient rolling bearings with optimized friction from the INA and FAG brands are a key component f...

22 Broadwind Energy Appoints Brad Foote President (April 1, 2010)
Daniel E. Schueller was appointed president of Brad Foote Gear Works, Inc., the gearing systems business of Broadwind Energy, Inc. Schu...

23 Bosch Rexroth Develops Hydraulic Pitch Drives for Wind Energy Turbines (August 6, 2007)
Hydraulic pitch drives from Bosch Rexroth enable turbines to shift automatically with changes in wind velocity. As the wind grows stronge...

24 NEMA and ACEEE Reach Consensus on Energy Standard for Motors (March 27, 2007)
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) announced a consens...

25 Rio Tinto Energy’s Maintenance Employees Undergo Timken Training at Wyoming Mine (March 9, 2007)
Rio Tinto Energy America employees have particpated in Timken's Bearing Maintenance Training Pogram since 1999. Rio Tinto maintai...

26 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...

27 Survey Puts China at the Forefront of Wind Energy Market (November 24, 2008)
An annual wind survey conducted jointly by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International expects China to surpass Germany...

28 SEW-Eurodrive Release Energy Efficient Gear Reducers (March 24, 2010)
SEW-Eurodrive recently announced the release of the new RESF37 stainless steel helical gear reducer and KESA37 stainless steel helical be...

29 Bosch Rexroth and Bosch Solar Energy Develop Unique Solar Installation System (August 27, 2010)
At this year's Semicon West trade show in California, Bosch Rexroth showed off an innovative slide-in system for installing frameless...

30 Great Lakes Industry Awarded Michigan Clean Energy Grant (June 29, 2010)
A $2.5 million Clean Energy Advanced Manufacturing (CEAM) award was granted to Great Lakes Industry Gear LLC, a subsidiary of Jackson, MI...

31 Igus Redesigns E6 Energy Chain (February 7, 2012)
Igus has redesigned its System E6 Energy Chain cable carrier best known for its robust, low-vibration and low-noise operation. The second...

32 SKF Bearings Offer Less Friction and Consume Less Energy (October 11, 2010)
SKF ball bearings for electric motors have been introduced as alternatives to standard bearings by generating significantly less friction...

33 IBE Leads to Energy Savings from Baldor (July 12, 2012)
A mining operation located in the southeastern United States was expanding their facility, but due to limited capital, had to build it ...

34 Portescap Athlonix 22DCP Brush DC Motor Features an Energy Efficient Coreless Design (October 16, 2015)
Portescap recently introduced the next generation of Athlonix high power density brush DC motors. Athlonix DCP motors offer an optimized ...

35 Kaman Distribution Announces New Automation, Control & Energy Operating Unit (September 24, 2015)
Kaman Distribution recently announced the formation of Kaman Automation, Control & Energy, a new operating unit that is said to be th...

36 Romax InSight Supports Eurus Energy America with the Biggest Gearbox Re-Engineering and Refurbishment Project (September 10, 2015)
Romax Technology recently announced that it will be supporting Eurus Energy America (EEA) with its largest ever gearbox re-engineering an...

37 Romax Secures Condition Monitoring Services Agreement With Mytrah Energy (July 20, 2015)
Romax Technology Ltd., recently secured an agreement to provide condition monitoring services for India’s largest independent power...

38 Fluid Power Track Offers Energy Efficiency, Productivity and Machine Safety at MDA North America (July 25, 2016)
Senior level discussions about the latest innovations in hydraulics and pneumatics equipment utilized to lower manufacturers’ energ...

39 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...

40 Viscotherm Rotodiff Gearbox Tester Lowers Energy Costs for Back-to-Back Gearbox Test Rigs (December 29, 2016)
Viscotherm's Rotodiff solution enables back-to-back test rigs to run with a fraction of the turbine's power while allowing to tes...

41 Continental Receives Ambassador of Energy Efficiency Award (November 23, 2016)
Continental’s St. Marys, Ohio, plant, its premier North American manufacturing facility for engineered products, recently received ...

42 Baldor's Malinowski Recognized for Energy Efficiency Contributions (November 7, 2016)
John Malinowski, Baldor Electric Company’s senior director of industry affairs, was recently recognized with the MS’16 Award ...

43 IMO Presents Pitch Bearing at WindEnergy Hamburg (September 20, 2016)
IMO recently introduced a new pitch bearing focused at the latest 3–4 MW low-wind onshore turbines and offshore turbines in the 6&n...

44 Voith's Servo Pump Provides Energy Savings of Up to 70 Percent (March 31, 2015)
Hydraulic applications with high demands on control technology are subject to fluctuating stresses during operation. To ensure cost-effec...

45 NSK Low Torque Bearings Improve Energy Efficiency in MRO Sector (February 13, 2015)
NSK is known across the world for its class leading reliability and long bearing life, as well as its economic and environmental credenti...

46 SME Receives U.S. Department of Energy Grant (November 5, 2012)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has been granted $292,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to partner SME Student Chapters...

47 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...

48 ABB Releases Energy Savings Estimates (June 13, 2012)
ABB has released its annual estimate of the savings achieved by its installed base of drives. About 310 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of...

49 Rexroth Focuses on Renewable Energy in China (March 8, 2012)
Within the space of one generation, China has transformed itself from a developing country into the world's second largest national ...

50 AMETEK Motion Control Products Meet Energy Directives (March 26, 2013)
AMETEK Precision Motion Control (PMC) has taken the lead in achieving the required efficiency grades to meet the European Union’s E...

51 Infigen Energy Chooses Romax for Remote Monitoring Services (September 13, 2013)
Infigen Energy, owner and operator of 24 wind farms across the USA and Australia has chosen Romax as its independent provider to support ...

52 Browning Expands Size Range for Energy-Saving Tenso-set Motor Base (February 6, 2015)
Browning recently introduced an expanded range of sizes at AHR for its self-tensioning Tenso-set motor base. The expanded produ...

53 EFC 3600 Variable Frequency Drive for Energy Efficient Process Control (December 30, 2014)
The EFC 3600 variable frequency drive (VFD) by Bosch Rexroth complements the existing product portfolio including the Fe and Fv frequency...

54 Lenze Offers Energy Efficient Motor Solutions (October 22, 2013)
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