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Bearings with integrated sensors are used in a wide variety of applications, but many potential industrial uses are not yet implemented.
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.
Latest News from around the industry.
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Motion systems bring award-winning and energy-optimizing “Smart House” to life.
A machine called Sub1 Reloaded solved a Rubik's Cube in 637 thousandths of a second in Munich.
At Hannover Messe, Power Transmission Engineering had the opportunity to sit down with Stefan Hantke, president of the Industrial North America division of Schaeffler USA, to discuss the current stateof- the-art in bearings manufacturing, the trends in industrial bearings and the current state of U.S. manufacturing. (In the meantime Stefan Hantke has taken over responsibility for the global sales activities of Schaeffler Industrial)
Smart actuators bring big benefits to utility and other off-highway vehicles
In a recent reader survey, you told us you wanted to see more specific examples of mechanical power transmission products and how they’re designed, upgraded, maintained and used in a wide variety of industries. In the business, we call that type of article an “application story,” and in this issue we’ve answered the call with several application stories that show how smart choices are being made about motion components in a wide variety of industries.
The revolution goes by many names: machine-to-machine communication, smart manufacturing and the Industrial Internet, to name a few. In Europe, the prevailing term is Industry 4.0. In Germany, where that phrase was coined, the government is putting down 200 million to cultivate a lead in the industry. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that its potential economic impact will be almost $4 trillion (or more) by 2025. Enthusiastic evangelists will tell you that the Industrial Internet is the most important advance in their industries that they’ve seen in their decades-long careers.
In this issue’s cover story, Stefan Hantke describes an evolving marketplace that requires smarter components and more integrated solutions. In fact, Hantke, who was recently named head of global industrial sales for the Schaeffler Group, goes so far as to predict that within a few short years, every bearing will have a wire coming out of it.
13 trade fairs examine smart efficiency.
When trying to find a new bonding material dispense system, one manufacturer tested a series of pumps — 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.
News Items About smart
1 Smart Ethernet Drives Add Flexibility to Advanced Motion Control System Building (March 29, 2010)
The latest generation of smart drives from Baldor Electric Company offers economic and space-saving solutions for many common single-axis...
2 Ringfeder Smart-Lock Delivers Torque from 580 to 5,600 Nm (June 8, 2016)
Ringfeder Power Transmission recently announced its new RfN 4001 Smart-Lock set, a flexible, economical hollow shaft connection for inter...
3 Tsubaki Smart Tooth Sprockets Utilize Patented Wear Indicator Technology (June 29, 2015)
U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC recently introduced Tsubaki Smart Tooth. Tsubaki Smart Tooth sprockets utilize their Wear Indicator ...
4 SOR Controls Acquires Smart Sensors Inc. (October 4, 2013)
SOR Controls Group, Ltd. announced it has acquired Smart Sensors Incorporated (SSi), enabling SOR to strengthen its portfolio of temperat...
5 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...
6 Mazak Unveils Next Generation iSMART Factory Concept (December 10, 2014)
Yamazaki Mazak headquarters in Aichi, Japan, recently announced its new Mazak iSMART Factory concept. Mazak will eventually designate all...
7 SMT Announces Formation of Smart Manufacturing Technology Japan Ltd. (September 20, 2016)
SMT is proud to announce the formation of Smart Manufacturing Technology Japan LTD. (SMTJ), a subsidiary of SMT. The new office in Japan ...
8 ABB Ability Smart Sensor Provides Health Checks for Motors (March 24, 2017)
ABB Ability Smart Sensor for motors uses compact sensors to pick up multiple data from low voltage motors and provides information a...
9 Siemens Introduces Sinamics V20 Smart Access Web Server Module (March 13, 2017)
Siemens announces the launch of its Sinamics V20 Smart Access web server module, designed to mount directly onto the drive, transforming ...
10 Rexnord Launches IIoT Smart Mounted Spherical Roller Bearings (March 7, 2017)
Designed as an off-the-shelf solution for quick turnaround needs, Rexnord recently launched its new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ...
11 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...
12 Rexnord Broadens its IIoT Smart Tag Solution Offering (December 12, 2017)
Rexnord is pleased to introduce the Smart Coupling, part of its growing portfolio of connected products featuring the IIoT Smart Tag Solu...