August 2017

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Feature Articles

Six Key Elements of Gearmotor Optimization
How to Ensure Reliable Performance, Increased Efficiency and Lowest Total Cost of Ownership.

The Role of Coupling Technology in Current Developments in Industry

Coupling Connection
Couplings and harsh environment use

Getting to Know Your Bearing
Software Design, Analysis and Calculation Tools Help Solve Today's Engineering Challenges

Software Bits
The latest updates in software for bearing design.

Technical Articles

Baldor Motor Basics: Factors that Determine Industrial Electric Bills
A good deal of confusion exists regarding the factors that determine an industrial electric bill. The following information is presented to help sort out the various items on which billing is based, and to offer suggestions on measures to help control and reduce electric utility bills.

Rolling Bearing Service Life Based on Probable Cause for Removal - A Tutorial
A bearing service life prediction methodology and tutorial indexed to eight probable causes for bearing failure and removal are presented - including fatigue. Bearing life is probabilistic and not deterministic. Bearing manufacturers' catalogue (L10) bearing life is based on rolling-element fatigue failure, at which time 90% of a population of bearings can be reasonably expected to survive, and 10% to fail by fatigue. However, approximately 95% of all bearings are removed for cause before reaching their L10 life. A bearing failure can be defined as when the bearing is no longer fit for its intended purpose. For a single bearing, you can only predict the probability of a failure occurring at a designated time - but not the actual time to failure.


Harvesting Knowledge (Publishers Page)
The season of harvest is upon us. And I don't mean crops, although here in the U.S. Midwest, there's plenty of that going on, too. No, what I mean is knowledge, because in addition to being the end of the growing season, the transition between summer and fall also marks the busiest time of year when it comes to trade shows, conferences and industry gatherings.

Gear Span Measurements (Ask the Expert)
A reader is looking for the best reference materials with formulas for gear measurements over pins.

Product News (Product News)
The latest tools and techologies in power transmission, motion control and related components.

Pack Expo: The Push to Automation (Events)
With Pack Expo Las Vegas around the corner, we took a look at the state of the packaging industry today to see what you can expect at the show. The answer is more automation.

Calendar (Events)
The complete technical calendar from the August 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Industry News (Industry News)
Schaeffler invests in North America, plus other news from around the industry.

MediaMation Utilizes Digitization and Pneumatics to Alter Theater Experience (Power Play)
"For your safety, please keep your hands, arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times."