October 2017

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October 2017 (Complete Issue PDF)

Feature Articles

Familiar Goals, New Solutions
Gearmotor manufacturers find new ways to push the envelope. (With Sidebar on new alternative to planetary gearboxes)

U.S. Wind Power Blowing Hot as New Installations Flourish
A look at recent installations, plus interviews with some wind industry insiders.

Guide to Proper Bearing Lubricating Practices
Understanding proper bearing lubrication procedures is critical to ensuring long-term, trouble-free performance. Klüber Lubrication has prepared this explanation as a general guide.

Technical Articles

A Model for Shear Degradation of Lithium Soap Grease at Ambient Temperature
In this study the mechanical shear degradation of lithium-thickened grease was evaluated using an in-house-developed aging rig and a commercial rheometer. It was found that this grease loses its original consistency during aging and shows a two-phase aging behavior. In the first phase, primarily reorientation and breakage of the thickener network take place, resulting in a progressive drop in the grease's rheological properties. After this, the aging is dominated by the breakage of smaller fiber fragments and the grease degrades at a much slower rate.

Baldor Motor Basics: Premium Efficiency Motors
Conservation through lighting alterations using different bulbs, ballasts and light sources is well understood and easy to achieve. The use of improved efficiency three phase induction motors has not been as accepted. There are a number of reasons why conservation efforts with motors have not been as popular.


Whats on Your Menu (Publishers Page)
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's hard not to think of the smorgasbord most of us experience on America's most food-centric holiday. If your family celebrates like mine, then there's always plenty of food—and more importantly—plenty of choices.

Product News (Product News)
New HMI from Siemens, ITAMCO ramps up additive manufacturing, LM76 introduces new linear bearings, plus other new products from around the industry.

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

Industry News (Industry News)
The complete Industry News section from the October 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

The Long and Short of It (Power Play)
10,000 Year Clock Needs Bearings that Run for 350 Million Cycles.