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If you are involved in the acquisition of technology (whether your direct role is machine design, maintenance, purchasing or management), trade shows still provide one of the best ways to evaluate options, learn about the latest technology and find solutions to problems.
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.
Power density is a key factor in gear design. Increasing the power density enables engineers to use smaller gears for their applications which lead to smaller and lighter gear boxes. The benefit for example for the automotive industry is less moving load in the vehicles and therefor a reduction of fuel consumption and subsequently a reduction of CO2 emission. The limiting factor for the increase in power density of gears is the material strength in regard to the critical failure mode.
The following special product news section examines the latest products and technologies in motion control.
The complete Industry News section from the February 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Heavy industry. The phrase conjures images of mines and steel mills, of huge caverns underground, of cavern-like factories, of oldline companies operating heavy-duty machines for hightorque work. That's the image of heavy industry. Today, though, there's also another image. It's of an operator walking a steel mill's floor, looking at his smartphone or his tablet.
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 showâ™s scope, AGMA has partnered with the NFPA (National Fluid Power Association) to include a fluid power pavilion and additional educational sessions.
Escape Rooms have been popular in recent years for their challenging game play, group participation and unique time constraints. Teams have X amount of time (typically 60 minutes) to solve puzzles, ponder riddles and dissect clues in order to escape a variety of themed games. Here's an escape room with a fluid power twist.
This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more.
The complete Industry News section from the October 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Gear drives focus on longevity, quality and customization.
In the 1984 film Ghostbusters, Bill Murray and company were asked by Gozer the Gozerian to "choose the form" of their destructor. It was a no-win scenario for the heroes, because no matter what they chose, they were still going to face death
Coming off of a stellar 2017 for the wind power industry, Wind Power 2018 is all about carrying that momentum forward.
Latest Sealing Technologies Offer Optimum Wear and Frictional Characteristics.
Just over 10 years ago, we started publishing Power Transmission Engineering, and I'm proud to say we're still going strong.
Amps, Watts, Power Factor and Efficiency; Approximate Load Data from Amperage Readings; Power Factor Correction on Single-Induction Motors.
The complete Industry News section from the October 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's hard not to think of the smorgasbord most of us experience on America's most food-centric holiday. If your family celebrates like mine, then there's always plenty of food—and more importantly—plenty of choices.
A look at recent installations, plus interviews with some wind industry insiders.
Highlights from some of the gear, gear drive, power transmission component, software, materials and related exhibitors at Gear Expo 2017.
As the old adage goes, "There is more than one way to skin a cat." In the early stages of any project, system designers are faced with choices; whether they are designing a new application or retrofitting an old one, they need to determine what is the most efficient, economical and practical way of completing the task at hand. Though there are usually at least two viable means to accomplish the task, the first step is always to review and weigh the merits of each option.
"For your safety, please keep your hands, arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times."
Fans, blowers and other funny loads are addressend, along with RMS Horsepower loading.
In the process of applying industrial drive products, we occasionally are misled into believing that we are applying horsepower. The real driving force is not horsepower - it is torque. This paper is developed to impart a deeper understanding of torque, its relationship to horsepower, and the types of loads we most frequently encounter.
After getting positive feedback on changes made to the show last year, AWEA Wind Power is doubling down and taking their ongoing transformation even further.
Fluid Power, Motion Control and Power Transmission Industries Come Together in Las Vegas to Promote New Solutions.
Action Challenge Introduces Students to Fluid Power Industry in the latest STEM educational effort from the National Fluid Power Association.
When trying to find a new bonding material dispense system, one manufacturer tested a series of pumps â” all of which leaked due to the abrasiveness of the bonding material. The manufacturer also had been attempting to manage shot size manually with their previous system, and was not able to keep dispense consistent. The company searched for a system that could accurately dispense programmed shot sizes while also eliminating the leaking issues they had experienced with previous pumps. Graco provided a Check-Mate pump with SmartWare software, and the manufacturer is now able to automatically dispense shots of bonding material as small as one ounce without leaks.
One of the best things about being a journalist â” whether for example it be reporting on manufacturing, politics, show business, or anything else â” is being paid to âœgo to schoolâ and learning about any number of things that you were perhaps ignorant of at the outset.
End users and OEMs frequently specify "lubed-for-life" mounted bearings, thinking the lubed-for-life bearings will deliver the same life â” without lubrication â” as bearings that currently require periodic lubrication. The truth is it depends on many factors, and only a detailed review of the application and testing will provide a more accurate answer.
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The world is full-on automated. From our factories to our vehicles to our leisurely activities, the future is now and itâ™s nothing but algorithms, robotics and hands-free operation. It comes as no surprise that a 2016 Google search brings a fair amount of technology gone awry. The following examples donâ™t scare us (theyâ™re actually quite fascinating) but they probably should worry us a little bitâ¦
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A thermo-mechanical model of a splash lubricated one-stage gear unit is presented. This system corresponds to a first step towards the design of a hybrid vehicle gearbox that can operate up to 40,000 rpm on its primary shaft. The numerical model is based on the thermal network method and takes into account power losses due to teeth friction, rolling-elements bearings and oil churning. Some calculations underline that oil churning causes a high amount of power loss. A simple method to reduce this source of power losses is presented, and its influence on the gear unit efficiency and its thermal capacity is computed.
Weâ™ve recently completed a major redesign of the powertransmission. com website. I know what youâ™re thinking. Big deal, right? Websites are redesigned every day. Itâ™s not really news. Youâ™re right, of course. Weâ™re in the news business, and when companies send us press releases about their newly redesigned websites, our first instinct as editors is to respond the same way. So what. Big deal. Moving on.
In recent years the estimation of gearbox power loss is attracting more interest â” especially in the wind turbine and automotive gearbox industry â” but also in industrial gearboxes where heat dissipation is a consideration as well. As new transmissions concepts are being researched to meet both ecological and commercial demands, a quick and reliable estimation of overall efficiency becomes inevitable in designing the optimal gearbox.
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 Asiaâ” particularly China, which now leads the world with 114 GW of installed capacityâ”the USA, Europe, and the rest of the world expect steady growth for the next couple of years as well (Fig. 1).
The changing landscape of hydraulic drives is leading many fluid power specialists to quickly adapt to using variable speed pump drives. Optimum utilization of these drives requires, in many cases, additional system design considerations.
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. Theyâ™re constantly working to maximize power density, increase energy efficiency and reduce costs to meet their customersâ™ needs.
He was out. Nine years ago, Ross Rivard left the coupling industry for the shimmering new world of luxury automotive components at Lacks Enterprises, where he was immediately enveloped by platinum trim systems and chrome composite wheels. It was glitz and glam and as sparkly clean as the fresh-fromthe-dealership cars his products were embellished onto.
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.
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
We're pleased to present the first-ever March issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
IFPE offers the right balance of technology and education.
A core part of what we do here is making sure that our readers â“ the people who design, buy and use mechanical power transmission products â“ know where to find the suppliers of technology they need.
The development of a new, gas-carburized gear steel, necessitated by a customer-driven specification, has not only increased the power density in an existing gearbox design, but has done so without requiring any significant change to production processes or heat treatment equipment.
This paper is intended to enlarge the application range of radial cylindrical roller bearings by means of a more precise determination of thrust load capacity and more cost-effective design.
Hydrostatic drive concept gives LinsiTrak flexibility and versatility.
Smart actuators bring big benefits to utility and other off-highway vehicles
Managing Editor Randy Stott explains the recent updates and improvements to the website.
The mechanical components of your drive system play a major role in overall system efficiency. Don't cut corners.
The complete Product News section from the February 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
You may have noticed that the magazine looks different this issue. The new look is part of an overall effort to refine our focus. We wanted to make clear to potential subscribers and advertisers how this magazine is different, why its content is important and where it fits in the marketplace.
Regardless of where you do business, when discussing, analyzing or worrying about âœThe Economyâ these days, youâ™re not thinking Main Street - youâ™re thinking global. With that stipulation, it is also accepted wisdom that quality products and sharp pencils are not enough to be and remain competitive. Accordingly, everyone is looking for an edge, an advantage, in order to beat back - or at least keep up with - the competition.
Seal design engineers and end users are continually seeking improved sealing systems and materials. This paper describes the potential of a new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material to deliver improvements in pressure, speed and temperature capability, which are presented as comparisons to proven industry standard materials. Performance is demonstrated by virtue of test bench results of seals made from MDI-, PPDI- and NDI-based materials.
The complete Product News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
In the publishing business we thrive on new ideas. We employ creative people who are constantly coming up with new and better ways to serve our readers and website visitors.
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is an organization consisting of manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and educators working together to strengthen the fluid power market. Its mission is to serve as a forum where all fluid power channel partners can advance fluid power technology and successfully compete in the global industrial market.
In looking for potential opportunities to reduce energy consumption via the drive system, a number of areas should be considered.
The first trade show dedicated specifically to small and community wind took place in Detroit, Michigan November 3â“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.
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 4â“7, will be the largest gathering of wind energy professionals and technologies to date.
News Items About fluid power
1 CCEFP Offers Monthly Fluid Power Webinar Series (August 23, 2017)
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Webinar Series is a monthly forum highlighting research, workforce and special t...
2 Dana Announces Agreement to Acquire Power Transmission and Fluid Power Businesses of Brevini Group (November 28, 2016)
Dana Incorporated has announced a definitive agreement to purchase the power-transmission and fluid power businesses of Brevini Group, S....
3 NFPA Examines Fluid Power Trends (August 10, 2016)
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) shows industry shipments of fluid power products for June 2016 d...
4 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...
5 NFPA Reports Fluid Power Industry for May Down 8.5 Percent from Previous Month (August 17, 2015)
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for May 2015 decreased...
6 Fluid Power Industry Stats Show Continued Growth (November 10, 2014)
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for September 2014 inc...
7 Fluid Power Industry Growth Trend - August 2014 (October 3, 2014)
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for August 2014 increa...
8 NFPA Creates Forum for Fluid Power at IFPE 2014 (February 5, 2014)
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) will have a strong presence at IFPE 2014 being held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Conventi...
9 NFPA Publishes Fluid Power Growth Trends (October 11, 2013)
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for August 2013 decrea...
10 NFPA Offers Fluid Power Data (August 20, 2013)
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for June 2013 decrease...
11 NFPA Publishes Fluid Power Market Trends (July 12, 2013)
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for May 2013 decreased...
12 NFPA Set to Host Fluid Power Meeting at IFPE 2014 (June 25, 2013)
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) will host a meeting of leaders from fluid power associations around the world at the upcoming...
13 Fluid Power Industry Growth Trend (May 11, 2012)
The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) shows industry shipments of fluid power products for March 2012 ...
14 NFPA Recognizes Fluid Power Innovation (November 16, 2011)
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is pleased to recognize design engineers Erling Skaar and Odd Arild Olsen as the recipients o...
15 NFPA Kits Promote Fluid Power in Classrooms (December 15, 2010)
Three new fluid power classroom exercise kits including a lifter, rotational arm and clamp are now available from the National Fluid Powe...