April 2020

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Feature Articles

Dynamic Performance
PTE Examines Gearmotor and Gear Drive Technology

Engineering Showcase - Gear Drives
Our special advertising section takes a look at leading suppliers in the gear drives space.

Navigating the New Normal
Power Transmission component suppliers discuss COVID-19 Threat and how their companies are responding to keep the supply chain connected.

Open for Business
Bearings Manufacturers Support Essential Manufacturing by Staying Open through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Romax Improves Reckon Drive Product Reliability with Drivetrain Structural Simulation Software
Durability requirements must be balanced with the need for lightweight and low-cost solutions which meet noise and vibration targets whilst also exhibiting excellent efficiency.

The Dynamic Drive Toward Vehicle Electrification
The Future of E-Mobility is a Mystery - One That Will Lead to the Same Innovation, Disruption and Ingenuity Found in the Early Days of the Automotive Industry

Technical Articles

Limitations of the Timoshenko Beam Theory
FVA Offers FE Shaft Calculations in the FVA-Workbench

Phase Management as a Strategy to Reduce Gear Whine in Idler Gear Sets
This work explains why some idler sets produce so much gear whine. While transmission error must be managed, there is another tool in the gear whine management toolbox.


Leading through Crisis (Publishers Page)
Manufacturers are awesome. Over the past month, we've talked to a lot of manufacturers of gears, bearings, motors, gearboxes, couplings and other mechanical power transmission components. Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the current economic crisis, they've been universally positive and remarkably confident about their current operations and ability to continue through the crisis and after.

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the April 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the April 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

A Classic Computer Cameo (Power Play)
Siemens products and technologies seem to pop up in the strangest of places.