February 2013

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Feature Articles

Gears and Gear Drives Product Focus
Our product focus includes the latest technology in gears and gear drives from the leading manufacturers.

Gear Design Software
When it comes to gear design software, the learning curve never ends. The leading vendors offer various training programs to keep their users well-informed.

Traversing Steep Slopes
Hydrostatic drive concept gives LinsiTrak flexibility and versatility.

Technical Articles

Considering Energy-Efficient Motors: Don't Forget the Gearbox
The mechanical components of your drive system play a major role in overall system efficiency. Don't cut corners.

Rolling Bearing Steels - A Technical and Historical Perspective - Part 1
This paper summarizes the chemical, metallurgical and physical aspects of bearing steels and their effect on rolling bearing life and reliability.


The New and Improved powertransmission.com (Publishers Page)
Managing Editor Randy Stott explains the recent updates and improvements to the website.

Kicking the Can - Into February (Market Update)
Washington political dysfunction is not as bad as we feared. It is worse.

Ball Screws Revisited - Ask the Expert (Ask the Expert)
A reader asks for clarification on last issue's Ask the Expert column about ball screw sizing.

Smart Actuators for Off-Highway (Product News)
Smart actuators bring big benefits to utility and other off-highway vehicles

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the February 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Calendar (Events)
The calendar of events from the February 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

Motion, Drive and Automation at Hannover Messe 2013 (Events)
Power transmission and motion control companies will be on-hand during Hannover Messe 2013 to display the latest technology offerings in key product categories including roller bearings, gears, pumps, motors, transmissions, drive system components, clutches and braking systems.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the February 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

Before There Were Bar Cars (Power Play)
The history of railroading is a saga of epic proportions: North meets South; Ocean meets Ocean. Track and trains and the locomotives that power them have long held Americans' fascination and fancy.