September 2019

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Feature Articles

Driving Gears 2019
Efficiency, power-loss reduction and enhanced performance are just a few examples of what the PT community wants from their gears and gear drives in 2019. Some companies are doubling down on service and assembly capabilities while other others are integrating components in an effort to increase flexibility and control.

Engineering Showcase - Gears and Gear Drives
See our special advertising section focused on gears and gear drives from the September 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

MPT Expo 2019 Booth Previews
MPT Expo takes place October 15-17 at TCF CENTER (formerly the Cobo Center) in Detroit. Here are booth previews of some of the exhibitors most relevant to buyers of mechanical power transmission components.

MPT Expo Showstoppers
These exhibitors want you to know they're making a splash at MPT Expo 2019.

MPT Expo Map and Listings
Here's a complete list of the exhibitors at the upcoming Motion + Power Technology Expo.

Tips for Lifting Large Bearings
Special tools and bearing modifications can make removal and installation much safer and easier for plant technicians.

NORD Gear Offers Drive Solutions for Intelligent Brewing
Worm, bevel, and parallel shaft gear units were installed at two breweries to provide the necessary process control.

Technical Articles

Gearbox Development for the Food and Beverage Processing Industry
How one gearbox manufacturer took an existing design and transformed it to meet the needs of this demanding environment.

A Model for Predicting Churning Losses in Planetary Gears
In the general context of the reduction of energy consumption and polluting emissions, gearbox efficiency has become a major issue.


Planning Like Crazy (Publishers Page)
Putting together a magazine like this one takes a lot of planning. We begin the process for each issue months in advance, holding meetings, talking with potential contributors, identifying good technical content, interviewing sources, writing, editing and so on. Around this time each year we map out a master plan we call our editorial calendar. We've just completed the 2020 calendar, and there are so many topics, it might be describe as a little ambitious.

Product News (Product News)
The complete Product News section from the September 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Come and Get It (Events)
Learn, touch and taste at Process Expo.

Calendar (Events)
The complete Technical Calendar from the September 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the September 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Picking and Placing with Flexible Fingers (Power Play)
They're like real fingers, able to pick up hard stuff, a spark plug or a metal pipe connector, and pick up soft stuff without breaking or smushing it: an egg, a loaf of bread, a donut.