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Feature Articles

Reduce Your Linear Motion Assemblies to a Single Component with Motorized Lead Screw Actuators
When it comes to specifying linear motion within a machine, system designers have many options from which to choose. Making the right choice can impact the ease of installation, footprint and cost of operation.

In the News: Linear Motion
The following article is a round-up of the latest linear motion product and industry news items featured at and on social media.

Gearmotor Paint Coatings
The following article explains the commonly used paint components and methods within the gearmotor industry, with a focus on electrodeposition coating (E-Coat). These processes will be described in general, with a closer examination of the E-Coat applications steps. Some pros and cons of each method will be presented along with comparative test results showing the benefits of E-Coat.

2019 PTE Buyers Guide
The 2019 Power Transmission Engineering Buyers Guide was compiled to provide you with a handy resource containing the contact information for significant suppliers of power transmission components.

Technical Articles

Cost-Effective, High-Performing Motors without Neodymium Magnets - Part II
In Part I we explored various motor technologies used today for industrial and traction motor design. Here in Part II we will explore another motor option: reluctance motors.

Reliability Safeguarding for an 8 MW Wind Energy Gearbox in Serial Production
Prototype and Process Development Ensuring Stable Quality at the Highest Level


Embracing Change (Publishers Page)
Change can be daunting, nerve-wracking or even downright scary. But when we're faced with change in our lives, it's not the change itself we fear. It's the unknown elements that come with it. "You don't know what you don't know," a wise man once told me.

Global Bearing Sources for the Power Transmission Industry (Ask the Expert)
What is the general consensus on the current quality and viability of global bearing sources for the power transmission industry?

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

IFPE 2020 (Events)
Trade Show Season Kicks Off in March with Focus on Fluid Power and Power Transmission

Calendar (Events)
The complete technical calendar from the December 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

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

Vesconite Bushings Assist Record-Breaking Steam Train (Power Play)
Andries Keyser built his first steam locomotive at the age of 19 and completed the project five-years later. It was named after his mother, Doreen and is based on a Beira Railways Lawley design from way back in 1895.