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Selecting the Best Hub Fastener for a Power Transmission Application

When attaching a gear, pulley or coupling to a rotating shaft, factors such as holding force, positioning accuracy after clamping, and alignment and machining and maintenance costs should be considered. Discover the unique hub design that addresses these items and proves superior to other fastening methods. White Papers Courtesy of Stock Drive Products & Sterling Instrument

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1 Force Control Assists in Helicopter Transmission Overhaul (December 2017)

Oil shear brake technology is the key to quick and reliable test stand development.

2 Industry News (March 2017)

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

3 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

4 Product News (April 2017)

Clutches and Brakes take center stage in the April 2017 edition of Product News.

5 Product News (June 2013)

The complete Product News section from the June 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

6 Industry News (June 2017)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

7 Product News (April 2016)

Latest news about upcoming products.

8 Product News (June 2017)

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

9 Blocks (Around the Clock) (August 2011)

Reading Rock manufactures concrete blocks - the kind that were probably used to build the schools that you attended. With employees working three shifts six to seven days a week, they make plenty of them.

10 Slicing Downtime (March 2016)

An independent cheese packager in central Wisconsin packages millions of pounds of cheese every year. Whether shredded, sliced, crumbled or waxed, each package is designed specifically for a customer’s unique needs. As a “toll processor,” production line speed is critical to productivity as well as profitability.

11 Industry News (August 2012)

The complete Industry News section from the August 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

12 Cut and Print (December 2011)

Norkol Converting Corporation is one of the nation’s leading independently owned converters and distributors of commercial printing papers. The company has full production capabilities and state-of-the-art machinery for winding, trimming and sheeting. The company utilizes traditional slitter re-wind equipment that unwinds, slits and then re-winds paper to new dimensions. These conventional re-winders, while typically producing new widths of paper with clean cuts, work at an inefficient, slow pace.

13 Braking the Cycle (August 2015)

Tucked away in the southwest quadrant of the state of Georgia, amid stately pine stands, pecan farms and cotton fields, sits Oak Crest Lumber.

14 No Time to Kill for Barge Operation (August 2014)

The scene is serene and picturesque. Sunshine reflects off the light chop of the Ohio River, as a barge winds its way into view. While those driving along Louisville’s River Road may be inclined to reach for a camera to capture this idyllic scene, the mood at Nugent Sand Company is anything but tranquil.

15 Baldor Basics: Understanding Torque (April 2017)

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.

16 The Importance of Thermal Protection for Torque Motors (August 2015)

When talking about high-end machining or manufacturing applications that include direct-drive technology, one of the key advantages of utilizing this particular transmission method is its endurance. Because of the very nature of direct-drive motors they are able to operate at peak performance levels indefinitely — without any kind of wear or aging — as long as the motor isn’t pushed past its capacity. Unfortunately, because this isn’t a perfect world, unexpected things can happen which can cause the motor to overheat. Whether the heat source is due to a parameter being input incorrectly, or an unexpected external force causing more resistance than expected — it is important to have certain forms of thermal protection in place. Since torque motors are built in such a way that they cannot be repaired and yet maintain their efficiency, it is vital to prevent any overheating — thus precluding the need to purchase a new one.

17 Thrust Cone Bearings Provide Increased Efficiency for Helical Gear Units at Moderate Speed Levels (June 2018)

Thrust cone bearings are an elegant option to handle the axial forces generated by the torque transmission in helical-toothed gear stages. They have proven as an efficient and reliable bearing concept for integrally geared compressors but are nearly unknown in other fields of gearbox engineering. The presented investigations consider three aspects which appear relevant to extend the field of possible applications for thrust cones towards gearboxes constructed with roller bearings.

18 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.

19 Bellows Couplings: Proper Selection for Optimal Performance (February 2009)

For many years bellows couplings have been near the top of the list of flexible coupling choices for high-performance motion systems. Their high torsional stiffness, low moment of inertia and minimal restoring forces under misalignment make them a preferred choice for maintaining tight control over the load.

20 Is Maintenance Included in Your Strategic Plan (August 2008)

Few would now argue that what some may have perceived just a few years ago as “Chicken Little” stories regarding the depletion of this country’s skilled manufacturing workforce are now in fact firmly based in stark reality.

21 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.

22 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.

23 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.

News Items About force

1 ASQ Joins Forces for Single Lean Certification Standard (April 6, 2010)
With the goal of moving toward a single standard for lean manufacturing certification and workforce development, the American Society for...

2 Compression Springs and Constant Force Springs from SDP/SI (June 15, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 262 compression spring, constant force spring, Belleville washer, Belleville spring washers, e...

3 ABB and Baldor Announce Single U.S. Sales Force (October 17, 2011)
ABB and Baldor have announced a single U.S. sales force to sell and support the complete line of ABB and Baldor low- and medium-voltage i...

4 Tolomatic Releases High Force Linear Actuator (March 5, 2012)
Tolomatic's unique IMA55 high-force servo linear actuator is now available with an optional roller screw that boosts its thrust capab...

5 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...

6 Bonfiglioli Develops Moment of Force Blog (October 13, 2017)
Bonfiglioli recently launched their new blog, Moment of Force. The purpose of the blog is to share relevant and interesting 'forces&#...

7 Timing Belts, Fiberglass Reinforced Neoprene (July 10, 2007)
The Econobelt Line features timing belts in 11 different profiles. Made from fiberglass reinforced Neoprene, these belts are available in...

8 H2W Introduces Force Voice Coil Actuator for Various Applications (February 2, 2018)
H2W Technologies has developed the world’s highest force commercially available non-commutated DC linear actuator, otherwise know...

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

10 Force Control Presents Travelling Roadshow (March 10, 2014)
Force Control Industries, Inc. brings their traveling Roadshow to the western part of the United States and Canada from April through Aug...

11 Expanded Series of 55 Metal-Reinforced Molded Universal Joints from SDP (April 7, 2006)
An expanded series of 55 SUPER-PLAST? molded universal joints from SDP/SI feature plastic, plus the positive fastening characteristics of...

12 Force Control Introduces Size 30 Clutch Brake (April 25, 2013)
Force Control Industries introduces the new Size 30 PosidyneR Clutch Brake with "Oil Shear Technology" that can be operated as ...

13 Bison Gear Recognized by WorkforceChicago (October 21, 2011)
Bison Gear and Engineering Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors and gearmotors, was honored for its exemplary commitment to its ...

14 PCB’s Triaxial Force Sensors Designed for Aerospace Vibration Testing (April 18, 2006)
The 261A Series Triaxial Force Link Sensors from the Force/Torque Division of PCB Piezotronics Inc. simultaneously measures dynamic and q...

15 Amacoil’s Load Platform Relieves Radial Forces on Linear Drives (August 9, 2007)
Amacoil offers a linear bearing slide option on drive assemblies to protect rolling ring bearings in Uhing linear drives from undue wear ...

16 Bison Gear Institutes Skilled Workforce Initiative (May 24, 2007)
Bison Gear & Engineering is collaborating with other manufacturing, governmental and educational institutions to remedy the shortage of q...

17 Plastic Metric Gear, Metal Reinforced Plastic Gear (July 12, 2007)
An expanded line of Modulel, 2, 2.5, and 3 molded-plastic gears from Quality Transmission Components offer designers the best of both wor...

18 Suppliers Join Forces to Create Smart Automation Group (July 27, 2016)
The world’s leading suppliers of custom automated manufacturing equipment recently launched the Smart Automation Group, a collabora...

19 Force Control Releases Posidyne Clutch Brakes Catalog (May 24, 2017)
A new 16-page, full color catalog from Force Control Industries details the Posidyne line of clutch brakes featuring Oil Shear Technology...

20 Force Control Positorq Brakes Provide Torque Control (May 3, 2017)
A full line of PositorqR oil shear tension control brakes from Force Control Industries provide simple, precise torque control over the e...

21 Nexen BD Caliper Brakes Offer Higher Clamping Force (November 6, 2017)
Nexen Group, Inc. offers three models of BD (brute disk) caliper brakes: air actuated, spring actuated/air released, and spring actuated/...

22 Lenze Reinforces its Growth Trend (December 11, 2017)
Lenze continues its growth trajectory by surpassing its forecasts in the 2016-2017 financial year. At a press conference to present the a...

23 Moticont Voice Coil Motor Offers High Force to Size Ratio (July 18, 2018)
High speed, high acceleration/deceleration, zero backlash, high accuracy, high repeatability, an internal shaft and bearing are feature...

24 PTDA Foundation Introduces PT WORK Force (December 19, 2017)
Recruiting, hiring, retaining and training employees continues to be an overwhelming challenge for industrial distributors. With a focus ...

25 Siemens Commits to American Manufacturing and Workforce Development (March 30, 2017)
Siemens Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens AG, bolstered Siemens' strong commitment to strengthening American manufacturing dur...

26 OptoForce Opens U.S. Office (March 29, 2017)
Robotics company OptoForce recently opened a U.S. office missioned with bringing a much-needed sense of touch for robots. Already used su...

27 Illinois Hosts Workforce Development Meeting (August 2, 2016)
This week, the Illinois Department of Commerce Office of Employment and Training hosts the National Governors Association’s 2016 su...

28 Force Control Releases Posistop Brakes Catalog (July 25, 2018)
A new 12-page, full color catalog from Force Control Industries details Posistop brakes for demanding industrial applications.  Oil ...

29 Force Control Posidyne Clutch Brakes Reduce Motor Shaft and Keyway Damage (August 12, 2016)
Posidyne long coupled C-Face clutch brakes from Force Control Industries are an excellent option for high cycle (50 to 300 CPM) applicati...

30 Force Control Announces New Western Regional Manager (February 7, 2017)
Force Control Industries announces the addition of Mike Fox as new Western regional manager, supporting reps and distributors, OEM and in...

31 Force Control Offers Posidyne Clutch Brake in Piggyback Design (February 28, 2017)
Posidyne clutch brakes, with oil shear technology that allows rapid and precise stopping, starting, reversing, speed change and positioni...

32 Force Control Hazardous Brakes Provide Longer Service Life (March 3, 2016)
New MagnaShearT hazardous duty brakes from Force Control Industries, which employ oil shear technology to provide longer service life wit...