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Your Search Starts Here

Randy Stott, Associate Publisher & Managing Editor

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. This directory represents our best effort to give you updated information about the companies who can provide you with the components you need to design, build and maintain better machinery.

But there’s not enough room here to share everything with you. The printed buyers guide is a great resource, but it’s just the beginning, a jumping-off point that we hope will lead you to our complete directory online at All of the categories you find listed here in our printed directory are broken down further on the website. So whether you need servo gearboxes, electromagnetic clutches or radial lip seals, you can find all the appropriate suppliers at You can also find complete contact information in the online guide. If you need an address, phone number or fax, you can get it there. Even better, many of the companies listed in the online Buyers Guide have provided in-depth information describing their companies’ specialties and strengths.

Just as important, the online buyers guide is constantly evolving. Every day we’re adding new companies to the site, updating contact information and expanding the listings.

Please use this printed directory, but don’t stop there. Continue your search online at We’re confident you’ll find some excellent suppliers for the mechanical components you need. And we hope you’ll also spend some time exploring the rest of the site, because what’s true of the Buyers Guide is also true of most of our content. That is, there’s always more information online—nearly 12 years of magazine content. If you find something you like in the magazine, you’ll find plenty of related content on the website. Just type what you’re looking for in the search box, and you’ll find technical articles, features and news items related to your topic.

Plus, we post a lot of content on the website that never appears in print. That includes exclusive articles on the blog (, videos from around the web and on Power Transmission Engineering TV (, and more product and industry news than we could ever fit in print. You’ll also find a growing collection of white papers and recorded webinars from some of the leading suppliers of mechanical components and systems (

There’s a lot of valuable information on the website, and we’re adding to it every day. The best way to stay on top of it all is by subscribing to our E-mail Newsletter and Product Alert. Signing up is easy. Just go to to opt in to receive these e-mails. You can also renew your subscription to the magazine at the same time, and we’d appreciate it very much if you took the time to do so.

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The article "Your Search Starts Here" appeared in the December 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

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