March 2018

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Feature Articles

12 Current Trends in Motion Control
Smart Factory solutions hint at machine design potential in 2018.

MedAccred Rising to Ubiquity
MedAccred is emulating the Nadcap standard that came before it, and much like its predecessor, is on a sure rise to prominence.

Mechanical Motion in Tight Spaces
Framo Morat and Dunkermotoren Produce Drive Systems for Automatic Guided Vehicles.

Engineering Showcase 2018
We are pleased to present our fourth annual Engineering Showcase, a celebration of some of the leading products and companies in mechanical power transmission. In the pages that follow, you'll find examples of engineering excellence and technological know-how in the field of gears, drives, couplings, machine parts and other mechanical components.

Technical Articles

Baldor Motor Basics Part 11
Explosion-Proof Motors in Division 2 Areas and DC Drive Fundamentals

Design of Plastic Microgear Teeth for Mass Production with High Manufacturing Tolerances for a Medical Device
Microgears for some types of medical technology need to be inexpensively mass produced. But at the same time, they need to be both precise and reliable, even though their design lifetime is relatively short. Here's how microgears were developed for blood glucose measuring devices, insulin pumps for diabetics and other very small devices.

A New Standardizable Calculation Method to Predict the Efficiency of Worm Gear Drives
In this work a physically based method for the tribological investigation of worm gears is presented.


Smarter Machines Need Smarter Components (Publishers Page)
The future of motion control is connectivity. Read this issue to learn why.

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the March 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Calendar (Events)
The complete technical calendar from the March 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

The Automated Industrial Community (Events)
Hannover Messe 2018 will focus on mobility, integration and collaboration.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the March 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Built for Speed (Power Play)
Japan's Electric Aspark Owl Does 0-to-60 MPH in 1.9 Seconds!