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In order for a company to be as efficient as possible, production, inventory and distribution components must be a top priority. A focused supply chain that gets the right materials to the right places in the allotted time frame encourages repeat business. These are concepts somewhat overlooked by many business executives in todayâ™s economy.
What is the general consensus on the current quality and viability of global bearing sources for the power transmission industry?
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.
Lower-cost motor technologies exist that can be an attractive alternative to neo-based BL PM motors - and are not subject to unpredictable supply chains
Power Transmission component suppliers discuss COVID-19 Threat and how their companies are responding to keep the supply chain connected.
The complete Industry News section from the June 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The following article examines some of the most recent product and industry news related to belts and chains, including news from Continental, Gates, Igus and Tsubaki.
Chain and sprocket drives of one form or another have been driving machines and conveying materials for over a thousand years. The chain manufacturing industry has developed numerous types and sizes of drive chains. Although it is a mature form of power transmission, there are still many industrial applications for which drive chain is suited. It is economical, resistant to shock loads, easy to install, has the ability to transmit high torque, operates in hostile environments, and is efficient. Chain and sprocket drives are highly engineered and manufactured within close tolerances.
As with just about everything else in the manufacturing world â” and all which that universe entails â” it depends. After all, thatâ™s why the art of manufacturing is a process â” not a one-system-fits-all discipline. Yes, once that process has been properly designed and correctly implemented for a given manufacturing production need, it may well run like the astest, smoothest cookie-cutter-type operation ever devised.
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.).
The issue might be a faulty treadmill at a local gym, the need to update orthopedic surgery equipment or simply a train stuck in neutral at the toy store. Whatever the case may be, viewing e-mails in the marketing department at Torque Transmission is like opening Christmas presents every morning.
The complete Industry News section from the October 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
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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.
The technology continues to evolve in chain- and belt-driven systems
News Items About supply chain
1 IMTS Offers Resources to Rebuild the Supply Chain (June 2, 2020)
For the manufacturing industry, “We’re all in this together” means rebuilding fragile supply chains and rethinking part...
2 Motion Industries Promotes Joe Limbaugh to SVP Supply Chain, Operations Support, and Marketing (January 7, 2019)
Motion Industries, Inc. has announced the promotion of N. Joe Limbaugh to the position of senior vice president of supply chain, operatio...
3 Thyssenkrupp Materials Services Introduces Digital Supply Chain Technologies (August 20, 2019)
Thyssenkrupp Materials Services is continuing its digitalization offensive with the introduction of a flexible IT infrastructure for smar...