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Mounted Bearing Locking Trends in Unit Material Handling Applications

A “one-size-fits-all” bearing selection does not apply universally — especially when it comes to lock reliability and the locking types of mounted bearings. The trend in unit material handling applications has shifted from traditional setscrew locking designs to newer concentric locking solutions. Concentric locking results in more near-perfect concentricity, quieter operation, increased lock reliability, higher speed of operation, and less damage to the shafting. The results: improved equipment performance and increased uptime. White Papers Courtesy of Regal Beloit

A Smarter Approach to Identifying Sprocket Wear

Failure to detect sprocket tooth wear can be costly and ultimately result in failure of your entire chain roller system. The Tsubaki Smart Tooth® Sprocket can eliminate the guesswork by helping you easily identify the need for drive system maintenance before failure occurs. Smart Tooth® sprockets have patented Wear Indicator Pins that provide visual indication if your sprocket is within allowable wear tolerance or needs to be replaced. Now, you can eliminate the guesswork associated with worn sprockets and schedule maintenance before critical component failure occurs to reduce down time and save money.

To learn more about Smart Tooth Sprockets, download the brochure. White Paper Courtesy of U.S. Tsubaki

Demystifying the 2:1 Ratio and the Stick-Slip Phenomenon

Plain bearings can provide unique advantages, but can be prone to potential binding issues with moment loads. In our white paper, Demystifying the 2:1 Ratio and the Stick-Slip Phenomenon, PBC Linear explains the importance of the 2:1 ratio as well as its practical complications, limitations, and troubleshooting.

White Paper Courtesy of PBC Linear

Train Your Eyes To Spot Gearbox Failure

Your gearbox is constantly communicating via sounds, temperatures, and other important cues. But can you tell the difference between signs of normal operations - and potential catastrophic failure? Webinars Courtesy of Philadelphia Gear

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1 Working in AutoCAD (April 2014)

How does one draw and mesh involute gear teeth in AutoCAD?

2 Desktop Engineering - How to Calculate Dynamic and Static Load Ratings (February 2015)

When comparing bearing suppliers, engineers are often left with few options other than to compare dynamic load ratings and corresponding life calculations. Of course, we can look at steel and manufacturing quality; but if we are comparing sources of similar quality, those items may not provide a large contrast. It often surprises people to learn that bearing capacities are calculated values, not tested values. Lately, however, a trend is emerging for bearing suppliers to increase their ratings for higher performance bearings that have premium features such as higher quality steel and specilaized heat treatment. Bearing companies are under intense competitive pressure to make every feature add to the dynamic capacity of their bearings because it is very well understood that an increase in capacity adds to the bottom line.

3 Realizing the High Precision Load Handling Benefits of Rodless Electromechanical Actuators (February 2019)

Electromechanical rodless linear actuators can offer better load handling in smaller spaces than rod-style actuators, but realizing those benefits requires careful attention at the specification level. Whether you are replacing a failed actuator, looking for better performance or building a new application from the ground up, success depends on how precisely you specify application requirements.

4 Evolution of Worm Gear Standards and their Consequences on Load Capacity Calculation Approach (September 2014)

Beginning with a brief summary and update of the latest advances in the calculation methods for worm gears, the author then presents the detailed approach to worm gear geometry found in the revised ISO TR 10828. With that information, and by presenting examples, these new methods are explained, as are their possibilities for addressing the geometrical particularities of worm gears and their impact upon the behavior and load capacity of a gearset under working conditions based on ISO TR 14521 — Methods B and C. The author also highlights the new possibilities offered on that basis for the further evolution of load capacity calculation of a worm gearset based on load and contact pressure distribution.

5 Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Frictional Losses of Radial Shaft Seals for Industrial Gearbox (June 2015)

The improvement of the energy efficiency of industrial gear motors and gearboxes is a common problem for many gear unit manufacturers and end-users. As is typical of other mechanical components, the radial lip seals used in such units generate friction and heat, thus contributing to energy losses of mechanical systems. There exist today simulation tools that are already helping improve the efficiency of mechanical systems — but accurate models for seal frictional losses need to be developed. In this paper SKF presents an engineering model for radial lip seal friction based on a physical approach.

6 Load Capacity and Efficiency of Grease-Lubricated Worm Gears (September 2014)

Varying installation requirements for worm gears, as, for example, when used in modular gear systems, can necessitate grease lubrication - especially when adequate sealing for oil lubrication would be too complex. Such worm gears are being increasingly used in outside applications such as solar power plants and slew drives. While knowledge about the operating conditions is often appropriate, the basic understanding for load capacity and efficiency under grease lubrication is quite poor. Investigations done at FZG and sponsored by FVA/AiF are shown here to give an impression of the basic factors of load capacity and efficiency. The results of the investigation indicate a satisfying quality of calculations on heat, load capacity and efficiency based on characteristic parameters of the base oil with only slight modifications to the methodology known from DIN 3996 or ISO TR 14521.

7 Load Ratings & Bearing Life (March 2016)

Power Transmission Engineering is collaborating with the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) on a special section within the magazine. Bearing Briefs will present updated reports on bearing topics for each issue in 2016. Complimentary access to all BSA Bearing and Industry Briefs is available on the BSA website at

8 Fluid Couplings vs VFDs for High Inertia Rotating Driven Loads (September 2017)

As the old adage goes, "There is more than one way to skin a cat." In the early stages of any project, system designers are faced with choices; whether they are designing a new application or retrofitting an old one, they need to determine what is the most efficient, economical and practical way of completing the task at hand. Though there are usually at least two viable means to accomplish the task, the first step is always to review and weigh the merits of each option.

9 Determination of Load Distributions on Double Helical-Geared Planetary Gearboxes (June 2017)

Standardized calculation methods such as ISO 6336 and DIN 3990 already exist to determine the load distributions on gears inside a planetary gearbox, but by their very universal nature, these methods offer varying results depending on the gearbox design. Double helical gears, in particular, can benefit from more specific, complex algorithms to reach a maximum level of efficiency. Double helical gears interact with the rest of the gearbox differently than helical or spur gears, and thus benefit from different analytical models outside the standardized methods. The present research project describes the algorithm to determine the load distribution of planetary gearboxes with double helical gears.

10 The Science of Radial Shaft Seals (April 2017)

SKF Product Investigation Center Troubleshoots Critical Rotating Equipment Applications with Analysis, Research and Testing Procedures.

11 Understanding the Dynamic Influences of Gear Oils and Radial Shaft Seals (February 2018)

Sustainability is becoming one of the most important aspects within the power transmission business. Users demand low-maintenance drive systems with as little disruption as possible, and expect lifetimes of more than 10,000 hours. Approximately 40 percent of long-term gearbox leakages can be traced back to poor interaction between the radial shaft seal (RSS) and the lubricant. Thus, it becomes essential to analyze the tribological system as a whole, which includes the gear oil, seal grease (if required), elastomer material and design, and the shaft.

12 Linear Bearing CAD Models and More On the Fly (April 2018)

Here's what one supplier is doing to take advantage of the mobile phone in your pocket.

13 Reduce Your Linear Motion Assemblies to a Single Component with Motorized Lead Screw Actuators (December 2019)

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.

14 Dude - Where's My Preload (August 2014)

Many of us have been there; the bearings had the correct preload. You know it, you were there, and you personally saw the measurements. Now, the testing is done and the preload is gone. Not a little gone, not sort of gone - gone, gone. Finger pointing ensues. Suppliers are dragged in by their wrinkly Polo collars. You know the drill. Losing preload in a tapered roller bearing (TRB) system over the life of your application can be a troublesome problem, particularly for gear sets that are prone to noise or severe applications that rely on a very rigid and stable system.

15 Radial Play (Internal Clearance in Ball Bearings) (August 2011)

At first glance, ball bearings are relatively simple mechanisms. However, an analysis of their internal geometries reveals that they are quite complex. For example, the ball to raceway conformity, the radial play, and the number of balls all impact the ability of a ball bearing to support loads under a variety of conditions.

16 Lead Screws vs. Ball Screws: Which Will Work Best for Your Application? (September 2021)

Reviewing the characteristics of lead screws vs. ball screws can help you select the right screw-driven system for your linear motion application.

17 Power Loss and Axial Load Carrying Capacity of Radial Cylindrical Roller Bearings (June 2013)

This paper is intended to enlarge the application range of radial cylindrical roller bearings by means of a more precise determination of thrust load capacity and more cost-effective design.

18 Sleeve Bearings or Tilting Pad Bearings - Ask the Expert (August 2012)

A reader asks whether sleeve bearings can take the place of more expensive tilting pad bearings in a high-speed compressor application.

19 FEM Analysis of the Load Distribution over the Face Width of Helical Gear Pairs Considering Deviations, Misalignments and Deformations (August 2020)

The load carrying capacity of spur gears may be calculated by ISO 6336 using influence factors. The face load factor considers the impact of the non-uniform load distribution over the face width. Even if the gears had perfect geometry, the load would not distribute uniformly along the contact lines. The face load factor depends on deformations of all parts of the containing gearbox and mainly of the teeth, gears and shafts as well as on manufacturing and assembly deviations.

20 When a Good Gear Drive System Goes Bad (October 2012)

Even when the critical components of industrial power transmission gear drive systems are properly designed, specified and manufactured consistent with application requirements, performance problems can develop over time and failure may follow.

21 Industry News (June 2021)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

22 Finite Element Method Based Analysis of Planetary Gear Systems Considering Backlash and Manufacturing Deviations (June 2018)

The load carrying capacity of gear transmissions depends strongly on design, material and operation conditions. Modern analysis methods, e.g. finite element analysis (FEA), consider the above parameters with more or less sufficient accuracy. Yet it remains an ongoing challenge to account for backlash and manufacturing errors, despite a definite need to do so.

23 A Manufacturing Mix-Tape (February 2018)

I noticed it during my first assignment in a job shop. Maybe it was the gentle whir of a motor or the scratching sound of a grinding gear, but the factory floor boasted plenty of unique noises and sound effects.

24 Smashing the Efficiency Barrier (October 2018)

A Practical Comparison of Planetary and Orbitless Gear-Heads.

25 Product News (September 2021)

The complete Product News section from the September 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

26 Industry News (February 2020)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

27 Showstoppers - Gear Expo 2013 (August 2013)

Don't miss these highlighted exhibitors.

28 Industry News (March 2021)

The complete Industry News section from the March 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

29 Navigating the New Normal (April 2020)

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

30 MPT Expo 2019 Booth Previews (September 2019)

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.

31 Industry News (March 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the March 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

32 The Show Must Go On...Somehow (August 2020)

Normally at this time of year we talk a lot about trade shows. We go to manufacturing and engineering events because that's where technology-oriented companies often unveil their innovations. Like many of you, we want to see that technology in person, talk to the experts who created it and better understand how it fits into the overall manufacturing and engineering landscape. One of our most important missions is learning about that information and sharing it with all of you.

33 Product News (August 2019)

The complete Product News section from the August 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

34 Gears, Fluid Power and Electric (February 2019)

The American Gear Manufacturers Association has evolved its trade show. What was formerly Gear Expo is now the Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), an event intended to represent the entire motion and power transmission supply chain. As part of the expansion of the show’s scope, AGMA has partnered with the NFPA (National Fluid Power Association) to include a fluid power pavilion and additional educational sessions.

35 Hannover Messe 2019 (February 2019)

Manufacturing Integration and Industrial Intelligence Take Center Stage in Germany

36 Harvesting Knowledge (August 2017)

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.

37 Rolling Bearing Performance Rating Parameters Review and Engineering Assessment (December 2020)

The main function of rolling bearings is to support load and transmit rotational movement with minimum energy loss. In order to achieve this, bearings are manufactured with particularly good quality fatigue resistance materials, proper design and tight manufacturing tolerances. Particular emphasis is put in both the macro, and micro geometry of the working shapes and surfaces of the raceways. Rolling bearings come in many types and sizes as ball and roller bearings for radial and thrust loads.

38 The Coolest Cylinder in Michigan (March 2020)

You might not expect a humble cylinder to garner more attention than a luxury boat or a giant, shiny stage prop, and yet thatâ??s just what happened in Michigan's latest contest celebrating local manufacturersâ?? contributions.

39 Everything is Connected (February 2019)

The theme of this issue is integration. Mechanical components are being developed with embedded sensors. The components are talking to each other, sending information to the cloud and producing terabytes of big data to help manufacturers better understand their processes, predict problems and control costs.

40 Gearbox Innovation Evolves in Step with Expanding Servo Market (September 2018)

Approximately one quarter of all servo motors around the world require some type of gear reduction in their applications. From large satellite dishes to precision medical devices, gearboxes boost torque and reduce speed for servos in order for them to be sized more efficiently. While gearbox fundamentals haven't changed much over the past 20 years, their effectiveness has improved significantly, driven mostly by the need to accommodate advancements in servo technology.

41 Have a Pump, Motor, Generator, Turbine, Compressor or Gearbox - There is a Bearing for That! (October 2012)

Waukesha Bearings is known internationally for its capabilities, technology, size and application experience in the rotating (turbo) equipment industry. Following is a brief selection guide intended to assist engineers, specifiers, integrators and others in choosing the right bearing—and bearing technology—for the application.

42 Electromagnetic Know-How (August 2012)

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software can be used for a variety of mechanical engineering tasks, including injection molding simulation of plastic parts, analysis of aerospace components, impact and crash analysis of automobiles and the electromagnetic analysis of motors, actuators, transformers and sensors.

43 Before There Were Bar Cars (February 2013)

The history of railroading is a saga of epic proportions: North meets South; Ocean meets Ocean. Track and trains and the locomotives that power them have long held Americans' fascination and fancy.

44 VIPS - Very Important Products and Services (December 2013)

This special advertising section features Very Important Products and Services as part of our 2013 Buyers Guide.

45 The CHIEF Issues - Global Industrial Outlook (February 2014)

Global economic activity remains good -- noise about China slowing, notwithstanding -- and despite the ObamaCare debacle, non-Christmas-related consumer spending looks pretty good. Europe is still Europe and China continues to grow 7-8 percent -- even as the government seeks to clamp down on its own shadow banking system. And India remains a mess.

46 Major Tom Meets Rocket Man (February 2012)

NASA launches Third Rock Radio.

47 A Case for Large-Scale Manufacturing (October 2011)

Big components aim to revive the North American industrial market.

48 Mold Machining Center Maintains Accuracy (June 2008)

Entrust enlists Advanced Machine & Engineering for 7-axis, 2-spindle performance.

49 Baldor Basics: Understanding Torque (April 2017)

In the process of applying industrial drive products, we occasionally are misled into believing that we are applying horsepower. The real driving force is not horsepower - it is torque. This paper is developed to impart a deeper understanding of torque, its relationship to horsepower, and the types of loads we most frequently encounter.

50 Product News (October 2009)

The complete Product News section from the October 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

51 Product News (June 2011)

The complete Product News section from the June 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

52 Industry News (June 2011)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

53 Engineering Showcase 2014 (March 2014)

We are pleased to present our first annual Engineering Showcase, a celebration of some of the leading products and companies in mechanical power transmission. In the pages that follow, you’ll find examples of engineering excellence and technological know-how in the field of gears, drives, couplings, machine parts and other mechanical components.

54 Rolling-Element Bearing Analysis (June 2013)

This article describes how more sophisticated modeling techniques allow the latest software to identify design issues with bearings, shafts, gears and complicated multi-body systems.

55 Industry news (October 2016)

Latest News from around the industry.

56 Calendar (February 2017)

The complete technical calendar from the February 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

57 Showing Up Is Half the Battle (March 2017)

For the past several months, I've been sneaking away from work early every Thursday afternoon to coach my daughter's Science Olympiad team. Those of you who read this column regularly know that I'm a supporter of STEM education programs, and I've encouraged you to participate in those programs wherever possible.

58 Industry News (August 2014)

The complete Industry News section from the August 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

59 All Eyes on U.S. (March 2016)

Hannover Messe always promises to be one of the landmark trade shows of the year. Their massive attendance numbers are no secret. In 2015, they saw 6,500 exhibitors and 220,000 trade visitors, and they boast that 68 percent of their visitors are decision makers. In recent years, the show has built a tradition showcasing the latest Industry 4.0 advances and technology, and this year continues that tradition. The theme, Integrated Industry -

60 Meet Norm Parker - Bearings Blogger (April 2017)

In case you missed them, following are three recent blog postings by our popular PTE bearings blogger - Norm Parker. We also felt that, should you not be a blog follower, this would be a good way to introduce you to Norm's bearings wisdom. Parker is currently the global senior specialist/roller bearings at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

61 And the Winner Is (August 2015)

Excellence Awards Competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation, were recently announced at the POWDERMET2015 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials. Receiving grand prizes and awards of distinction, the winning parts are examples of PM’s precision, performance, complexity, economy, innovation and sustainability. The winning parts show how customers from around the world are taking advantage of PM’s design advantages.

62 Servo Technology - Centralized or Decentralized (October 2014)

Which architecture type delivers the best technical and commercial advantages ?

63 The Applications of Bevel Gears (December 2014)

EDITORS’ NOTE: “The Applications of Bevel Gears” is the excerpted third chapter of Dr. Hermann Stadtfeld’s latest book — Gleason Bevel Gear Technology (The Gleason Works, Rochester, New York, USA; All rights reserved. 2014; ISBN 978-0-615-96492-8.), which appears here unabridged through the kind graces of Dr. Stadtfeld and Gleason Corp. Future installments will appear exclusively in Power Transmission Engineering and Gear Technology magazine over the next 12 to 18 months.

64 Industry News (September 2014)

The complete Industry News section from the September 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

65 Global Industrial Outlook: Houston, We Have a Problem (December 2014)

With two armed conflicts underway impacting economic performance in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, we continue our investment stance of “Buy on the Sound of Cannons — Selectively” — but readers of Power Transmission Engineering should not be sanguine. Geopolitics is beginning to exert significant pressure on several end markets: I specifically refer to oil price. West Texas Intermediate or WTI has dropped from its $95-105 trading range in late spring to about $75 — about a (25%) drop despite wo ongoing conflicts because of excess supply.

66 Tailor-Made (August 2017)

The Role of Coupling Technology in Current Developments in Industry

67 Doubling Down and Forging Ahead (April 2017)

After getting positive feedback on changes made to the show last year, AWEA Wind Power is doubling down and taking their ongoing transformation even further.

68 CNC System Upgrades (December 2017)

Automated production of large objects such as auto body prototypes, boat hulls and surfboards traditionally requires computerized numerical control (CNC) systems costing nearly a million dollars. Thomson Cuts Costs and Production Time for Autoscale Inc.

69 Couplings: Designed to Carry the Pay(load) (August 2018)

Couplings. There certainly is no shortage of couplings - or things to couple them with. There also seems to be no lack of applications for them. You say you need to reduce the transmission of shock loads from one shaft to another? That's a classic application for shaft couplings; but really, couplings are application-intensive. They're everywhere.

70 Bringing Nadcap to the Medical Industry (June 2016)

The medical device industry today has numerous standards and regulations to follow, most notable amongst them being ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. However, these requirements have a shared blind spot: critical processes (heat treating, sterilization, etc.). In the medical industry, all of the standards and audits suppliers need to adhere to focus on general system quality. If the critical processes aren’t being looked at equipment can still fail because of poor craftsmanship.

71 A Model for Shear Degradation of Lithium Soap Grease at Ambient Temperature (October 2017)

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.

72 Motor Madness (October 2015)

This issue we take a long, hard look at motor efficiency, and you should, too. After all, electric motors used in industrial settings are the single largest consumer of electricity in the United States. Upgrading your electric motors is not only good for the environment, but it’s also good for your bottom line. Sure, saving electricity lessens the burden on our country’s energy infrastructure. But it also saves you money in the long run.

73 Automotive Adjustment (April 2019)

The automotive industry is shifting for everyone, bearings manufacturers included. Here's what you need to know to make sure you're shifting with it.

74 Global Industrial Outlook: Oil Slick, Currency Headwinds Worsen (April 2015)

End market conditions for the power transmission industry continue to worsen. With the Euro down 13% year to date and U.S. oil production surging we are seeing increasing headwinds, if not storm clouds, for the sector.

75 Global Industrial Outlook: Slow Growth Ahead; Farm Belt No Help (June 2015)

First quarter results confirmed our view. Capital expenditures are being slashed in the oil sector, the stronger U.S. dollar is enabling Japanese machinery competitors to gain share in the Middle East and Latin America, and lower soft commodity prices translate into a continuing North American decline in demand for farm equipment.

76 A New Geometrically Adaptive Approach for Tooth Contact Analysis of Gear Drives (August 2015)

Tooth contact analysis (TCA) is an important tool directed to the determination of contact patterns, contact paths, and transmission errors in gear drives. In this work, a new general approach that is applicable to any kind of gear geometry is proposed.

77 Global Industrial Outlook: Oil Slick Cascading Through Sector (December 2015)

Third-quarter earnings are confirming the worst-case scenario, i.e. — not only are energy related end markets in a downturn, but conditions continue to worsen.

78 With Buying Consortium, it's Advantage Suppliers and Buyers (Fall 2007)

A little over 10 years ago, Louise O’Sullivan was serving as president of one of Dover Corp.’s myriad divisions. One of her duties in that role was to attend the bi-annual cattle calls, i.e.— corporate executive business meetings attended by approximately 22 Dover decision makers. Invariably, at some point in those meetings, someone would ask, “Since we all buy the same things, why don’t we pool our signifi cant purchasing power to achieve better pricing and service?”

79 Leading through Crisis (April 2020)

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.

80 Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads! (April 2021)

Why not flying cars? We talk on video screens. We disappear into virtual 3D worlds thanks to Virtual Reality (VR). We have robots working in restaurants. Flying cars are pretty much the last thing from The Jetsons cartoon missing in 2021.

81 Schaeffler Readies Launch of End-to-End Wireless Sensor Solution with OPTIME (September 2020)

A discussion of the evolution of condition monitoring for bearings and the upcoming introduction of company's next-generation condition monitoring platform.

82 Getting Ready for Normal (June 2021)

In May, Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri sat down and recorded a video on behalf of AGMA's upcoming Motion+Power Technology Expo

83 Spreading the Word (August 2021)

The core of our mission here at Power Transmission Engineering is to publish information related to the technology of mechanical power transmission, and we're always looking for ways to expand and improve how we do so.

84 Global Industrial Outlook: Oil Slick, Currency Headwinds Challenge Growth (March 2015)

End market conditions for the power transmission industry have arguably worsened since our last column. In December we stated that with two armed conflicts underway impacting economic performance in Eastern Europe and the Middle East our stance was “Buy on the Sound of Cannons…. Selectively” while cautioning PTE readers not to be sanguine.

85 Timken Addresses NVH Requirements in Bearings (September 2020)

As NVH technology advances, so do the tools that allow engineers to study, test, and manufacture bearings capable of delivering high-performance and quality.

86 Upgrading Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers (ACHE) and Cooling Towers (June 2020)

Many industrial facilities with air-cooled heat exchangers (ACHE) and cooling towers often have older units installed. Depending on the age, repairs, and maintenance done over the years it may have had an impact on performance. Upon conducting site inspections of the equipment, it is sometimes found that ACHE or cooling tower components have degraded. This can result in a system that is not very energy-efficient and delivers substandard cooling performance.

87 Advanced Belt Drive Systems (June 2019)

Enhancing Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

88 Get Ready, Get Set...Show (June 2019)

If you are involved in the acquisition of technology (whether your direct role is machine design, maintenance, purchasing or management), trade shows still provide one of the best ways to evaluate options, learn about the latest technology and find solutions to problems.

89 Adapt, Embrace and Innovate at Pack Expo 2019 (August 2019)

Pack Expo Las Vegas (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas Convention Center), co-located with Healthcare Packaging EXPO, showcases the latest packaging technologies to help manufacturers improve operations and stay competitive.

90 The Long Road to Recovery (June 2020)

I've been reading, watching and listening to a lot of pundits lately -- economic experts, industry experts, stock market experts, you name it -- trying to get some idea of what to expect next. Heh.

91 Motor Sizing Unusual Loads (February 2020)

One of the fun parts of the motion industry is involvement in popular movies! Motor specifications can be a bit rough: "I need to spin a 120-pound actor (and chair) 180 degrees in one-half second. He will be sitting up-right."

92 Planning Ahead (April 2019)

Navigating Clutch/Brake Operation in Harsh Environmental Conditions: Chemicals, saltwater, food particles, heat, dust, and electrical corrosion are just a few of the many issues that can cause clutches and brakes to fail prematurely.

93 High Contact Ratio Gearing: A Technology Ready for Implementation (April 2015)

Today’s competitive industrial gear marketplace demands products with excellent reliability, high capacity and low noise. Surface-hardened, ground tooth gearing predominates, but the legacy tooth forms handicap further improvements in capacity and noise generation. Vehicle and aircraft equipment use tooth forms not found in the standard tables to achieve better performance — with little or no increase in cost. This paper will propose adopting these high-contact ratio forms to industrial use.

94 Bogus Bearings Beat Price and Lead Time, But at What Cost (April 2010)

When your $100 “Rolex” falls apart on your wrist, well, what did you expect? But when bogus bearings find their way into safety-sensitive applications, lives are at stake.

95 Designing for Static and Dynamic Loading of a Gear Reducer Housing with FEA (February 2010)

A recent trend has been a movement to more user-friendly products in the mechanical power transmission industry. A good example of such a product is a high-horsepower, right angle, shaft-mounted drive designed to minimize installation efforts. Commonly referred to as an alignment-free type, it allows the drive package mounting to be quicker, more cost effective and require less expertise during installation. This facilitates the use of the drive in applications such as underground mining, where there is little room to maneuver parts. The most common application for the alignment-free style drive is for powering bulk material handling belt conveyors.

96 Development of the Upgraded DC Brush Gearmotor for Spacebus Platforms (April 2011)

The obsolescence of materials and processes in the manufacture of traditional DC brush gearmotors has necessitated the development of an upgraded DC brush gearmotor.

97 The Expanding Role of Advanced Ceramics in the Aerospace Industry (April 2011)

How advanced ceramics are being used for instrumentation and control systems, seals and thermocouples, aero engine component repair and ion propulsion.

98 Motoring Ahead (August 2011)

Synchronous motors controlled by variable speed drives are bringing higher efficiencies to industrial applications.

99 Honing a Competitive Advantage (December 2009)

Sunnen grows product portfolio with motion control solution from Siemens.

100 Run Like the Wind - Windpower Conference Heads to Chicago (April 2009)

Wind is the talk of the town. It has become especially relevant to the power transmission community where bearings, gears, couplings, motors and gearboxes are providing the equipment for this thriving alternative energy industry. It comes as no surprise that the Windpower 2009 Conference and Exhibition, arriving in Chicago from May 4–7, will be the largest gathering of wind energy professionals and technologies to date.

101 180 Heads Are Better Than One (June 2008)

A classic case of collaboration behind the scenes at Cirque du Soleil.

102 Custom-Made Manufacturing (June 2008)

Sound business model increases opportunities for Misumi USA Inc.

103 Nine Manufacturing Trade Shows Under One Roof (August 2008)

Industry leaders will gather to showcase their latest technologies September 23–25, in Rosemont, IL. Presented by trade show organizer Canon Communications, National Manufacturing Week comprises nine manufacturing shows.

104 Control System Upgrades Product Testing and Validation Machinery (December 2008)

Opto 22 Embeds Snap Motion Control subsystem in production equipment to control, monitor and gather operational data.

105 High-Capacity Bearings Carry the Load for Chinese Gearbox Manufacturer (December 2008)

Th e signing of a contract for more than 5,000 sets of SKF’s latest high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings (HCCRB) for wind turbines will impart added load-carrying capacity, more reliability and longer life to the Nanjing Gear Company’s (NGC) line of gearboxes for wind generation applications.

106 Project Integration - Design Engineers Adapt to Modern Day Mechatronics (December 2011)

Though the original definition of mechatronics derived from the Yasakawa Electric Company in the late 1960s (the company won trademark rights for the term in 1973), the word has remarkably evolved.

107 Neighborhood Watch - Advancements in Condition Monitoring Equipment (June 2009)

Now more than ever, manufacturing companies are examining what steps need to be taken to ensure improvements to machine reliability by predicting system failures and minimizing downtime.

108 Made in the USA, Sourced in China (October 2014)

If you read only one article this issue, it should be Norm Parker’s article on the Chinese bearing manufacturing industry. Parker is an engineer with General Motors, a true industry insider who has become a regular contributor to Power Transmission Engineering.

109 Choosing the Right Grade - Specifying Stainless Bearing Steel (August 2014)

A reader asks: I've determined that a stainless steel bearing is the best option for my application. I'm being asked to specify the grade of stainless steel in my product design. I'm not sure which grade to select and specify. Can you help?

110 Made in China: A GM Engineer's First-Hand Perspective on the Chinese Roller Bearing Industry (October 2014)

Believe me when I tell you that — as a domestic automotive engineer — I bleed U.S. manufacturing. I have never lived more than 50 miles from Detroit,

111 Compact Loaders for Compact Spaces (February 2012)

Compact loaders are employed where large machines have no access or are over dimensioned. New hydrostatic drives from ZF meet the demanding needs of this market.

112 The Science Fiction Addiction (February 2015)

It seems preposterous in the whimsical, wireless world of today, but in 1977 cinema’s greatest visioneers came together and decided the pinnacle of robotic technology in the future would be a motorized trash can.

113 Adjusting Tapered Roller Bearings (June 2014)

What are the best methods to adjust tapered roller bearings?

114 Value Added at MDA, IANA and IMTS (September 2014)

What was once targeted specifically toward the machine tool and metalworking industries, IMTS 2014 in Chicago spent a great deal of time and resources on automation, controls, mechanical components, self-diagnostics and an increase in productivity on the shop floor.

115 Ready for Some Hyper Loop de Loop (October 2013)

High-speed transit system the dreamwork of ideators or idiots?

116 Preventing Fretting Fatigue in Blade Dovetail Roots by Modifying Geometry of Contact Surfaces (August 2013)

Dovetails, gears and splines have been widely used in aero engines where fretting is an important failure mode due to loading variation and vibration during extended service. Failure caused by fretting fatigue becomes a prominent issue when service time continues beyond 4,000 hours. In some cases, microslip at the edge of a contact zone can reduce the life by as much as 40–60 percent.

117 Robots Go Where Even Heroes Fear to Tread (August 2012)

The DARPA Robotics Challenge is creating first-response robots capable of going where the danger is.

118 The Ugly, the Bad and the Good - Global Industrial Outlook - December 2013 PTE (December 2013)

Global economic demand remains solid - even if you couldn't tell by recent third-quarter results and despite all efforts by U.S. politicians of both political parties. Let's go through what happened and what is coming.

119 Brushless PM-Motors Speed Ahead (June 2014)

There are more brushless PM motors being made every day. These brushless PM motors are smaller in size -- i.e., less than 50 watts in power output found in hard-disk drives, CD and DVD players and many portable medical devices. Servo systems with brushless PM motors ranging from 50 watts to 50 kilowatts are now challenging the larger electric motor applications. A few manufacturers have pushed brushless PM motors above 200 kW.

120 Influence of Gear Loads on Spline Couplings (February 2014)

Involute splines are commonly used in gearboxes to connect gears and shafts, especially when high torque is transmitted through the coupling. The load is shared among multiple teeth around the coupling circumference, resulting in higher load capacity than a conventional single key. However, the total load is not equally shared among all spline teeth, mainly because of pitch deviations resulting from the manufacturing process. The load distribution along the spline engagement length is also nonuniform because of tooth misalignments and shaft torsional effects. This paper presents an investigation of the influence of spur gear loads on the load distribution of spline teeth.

121 Lightweight, Highly Efficient Drive System (February 2017)

This paper presents a joint project conducted by Ashwoods Electric Motors and Oerlikon Fairfield that uses planetary drives with an integrated electric motor. Current solutions used in production of off-highway vehicles rely upon large, heavy and inefficient brushed DC or induction motors, coupled to a planetary gearbox. This presents a number of challenges to the vehicle designers such as: limited vehicle range, limited space around the motor/drivetrain, and motor durability. The proposed integrated system utilizes an Oerlikon Fairfield Torque Hub, widely used in off-highway vehicles, and the Ashwoods first-to-market, interior permanent magnet motor. How these products are integrated, i.e. incorporating a brake solution, represents a market-changing product. Using interior permanent magnet (IPM) technology in the motor design means the motor can be up to 70% lighter, 70% smaller and 20% more efficient than traditional motors used in off-highway traction applications.

122 Mechatronics: Gaining Control and Applications (February 2017)

"New" Technology Turning Heads and Profits.

123 Defining and Predicting Housing Strength for Mounted Bearings (February 2017)

Design engineers across industries rely on pillow block bearings for a variety of tough and unconventional applications. Having access to data that backs housing strength performance claims is an integral part of choosing the right bearing to keep operations running optimally. What design considerations must be made when the application demands a pillow block installation on a non-horizontal orientation? What happens when bearing load is not applied through the base of the unit? Timken answers these questions with physical testing, advanced modeling and real-world experience to facilitate the selection of pillow block bearings for specific applications.

124 Saving Time with Auto-Tuning Drives (March 2017)

If there are two things that are in tight supply in the industry, it's time and talent. Manufacturers are always pressured to do more faster, and the industry is producing fewer experts to help them do it, so the industry's had to get crafty and find what time-cutting procedures they can.

125 Baldor Basics: Motors (December 2016)

Beginning with this initial installment , and with the gracious permission of ABB/Baldor Electric, we are pleased to announce the beginning of a new series -- Baldor Basics: Motors. This is a collection of basicsdriven, motor-intensive articles authored by former Baldor engineer Edward Cowern, PE, a respected name by many in the electric motor industry. During his tenure at Baldor, Cowern - now enjoying his retirement - was tasked with producing a number of motor- and basics-related tutorials, primarily in response to a steady flow of customer questions regarding motors. Today's customers continue to ask questions and seek answers to address their various motor-related issues. As with Cowern's original introduction to the series, we hope you find these articles useful and would appreciate any comments or thoughts you might have for future improvements, corrections or topics.

126 Setting Sights on Hannover Messe 2017 (March 2017)

Digital and industrial sectors collide in Germany for popular trade fair

127 Why Direct Drive (March 2017)

In today's highly competitive world, the better someone understands the advantages and benefits of direct drive technology, then the more they will have an advantage in machine building, giving them an edge over their competition.

128 Now That Is Smart Manufacturing! (February 2017)

A machine called Sub1 Reloaded solved a Rubik's Cube in 637 thousandths of a second in Munich.

129 Mind Sport (September 2016)

Here’s what we know about Tremont, Illinois: It’s a small village in Tazewell County, (population 2,400+), holds an annual summer turkey festival (quite popular) and the courthouse is a famous historic site where politician James Shields challenged an “up-and-coming” lawyer named Abraham Lincoln to a duel with cavalry broad swords (they showed up, but the duel never materialized). In 2016, you can add FIRST Robotics Competition World Champion to the village’s rather eccentric list of accomplishments.

130 A Model for Rolling Bearing Life with Surface and Subsurface Survival - Tribological Effects (September 2016)

Until now the estimation of rolling bearing life has been based on engineering models that consider an equivalent stress, originated beneath the contact surface, that is applied to the stressed volume of the rolling contact. Through the years, fatigue surface–originated failures, resulting from reduced lubrication or contamination, have been incorporated into the estimation of the bearing life by applying a penalty to the overall equivalent stress of the rolling contact. Due to this simplification, the accounting of some specific failure modes originated directly at the surface of the rolling contact can be challenging. In the present article, this issue is addressed by developing a general approach for rolling contact life in which the surfaceoriginated damage is explicitly formulated into the basic fatigue equations of the rolling contact. This is achieved by introducing a function to describe surface-originated failures and coupling it with the traditional, subsurface-originated fatigue risk of the rolling contact. The article presents the fundamental theory of the new model and its general behavior. The ability of the present general method to provide an account for the surface–subsurface competing fatigue mechanisms taking place in rolling bearings is discussed with reference to endurance testing data.

131 Automate 2017 Highlights Solution Providers and Integrators (March 2017)

Automate 2017 (April 3-6) will showcase the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions, from traditional industrial applications to cutting edge new technologies.

132 Kids Love Technology (October 2016)

Kate, a sophomore studying engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has a genuine interest in manufacturing, so it was natural that she attend IMTS. But the other three? My kids? Well, let’s just say that their interests lie elsewhere. Matt, also a sophomore, is studying business at UW-Platteville. Emily, a sophomore in high school, wants to join the Peace Corps. Renee, an eighth grader, wants to be a surgeon.

133 Pack Expo 2016 (October 2016)

Pack Expo takes place November 6-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago. With 2,100 exhibitors, it’s the world’s largest most comprehensive processing and packaging trade show in 2016.

134 Eight Reasons to Use Air Bearings Over Mechanical Bearings (December 2016)

Mechanical guiding systems, such as crossedroller bearings, work well for most motion control applications; however, when precision, angular repeatability, and geometric performance (runout, straightness) are critical or where submicron bearing rumble is problematic, air bearings are recommended. An air-bearing stage is a rotary or linear positioner that floats on a cushion of air, using one of several preload mechanisms, nearly eliminating mechanical contact and thus wear, friction, and hysteresis effects. Here are eight reasons why an air-bearing stage might be the right choice for your application:

135 Special Modifications (October 2016)

Eddy Swiben, branch manager at BDI Canada, explains how to problem solve on an automatic cutter for tissue rolls. “This is a very major paper tissue manufacturer that sells paper tissue rolls all over America.” They roll paper tissue just like newsprint paper mills do. When the product is finally done and dried, they need to roll it on a light carton core 20-ft. long.

136 Timing Belts and Pulleys - Operations (December 2016)

Synchronous drives are especially well-suited for low-speed, high-torque applications. Their positive driving nature prevents potential slippage associated with V-belt drives, and even allows significantly greater torque carrying capability. Small pitch synchronous drives operating at speeds of 50 ft/min (0.25 m/s) or less are considered to be low-speed. Care should be taken in the drive selection process as stall and peak torques can sometimes be very high. While intermittent peak torques can often be carried by synchronous drives without special considerations, high cyclic peak torque loading should be carefully reviewed.

137 History of a Forgotten Engine (December 2017)

In 2017, there's more variety to be found under the hood of a car than ever. Electric, hybrid and internal combustion engines all sit next to a range of transmission types, creating an ever-increasingly complex evolutionary web of technology choices for what we put into our automobiles. But every evolutionary tree has a few dead end branches that ended up never going anywhere.

138 Product News (October 2017)

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

139 The Hyperloop is Here - Sort of (September 2017)

It is unlikely the hyperloop will inspire Hollywood to start making films emulating the tried-but-true terror-on-a-train genre - a genre that includes many classics. But somehow titles like - Lady on a Hyperloop, Strangers on a Hyperloop, Murder on the Hyperloop Express, Throw Momma from the Hyperloop, The Great Hyperloop Robbery - just don't work. And you can forget about another venerable train travel tradition - the club car - given that you will probably reach your destination sooner than you can say "Jack on the rocks."

140 Gear, Gear Drive and Power Transmission Component Suppliers at Gear Expo 2017 (September 2017)

Our listings of the booths at Gear Expo 2017 that are most relevant to PTE readers.

141 Baldor Motor Basics - Part 9 (December 2017)

Amps, Watts, Power Factor and Efficiency; Approximate Load Data from Amperage Readings; Power Factor Correction on Single-Induction Motors.

142 An Open-And-Shut Case: Greases for Gear Applications (September 2016)

For the lubrication of open gear drives used in different industrial applications such as cement and coal mills, rotary furnaces, or where the sealing conditions are difficult, semi-fluid greases are often used in preference to fluid oils. For girth gear applications the greases are used with a splash or spray lubrication system. The selection of such greases influences pitting lifetime and the load-carrying capacity of the gears, as well as wear behavior

143 MedAccred Rising to Ubiquity (March 2018)

MedAccred is emulating the Nadcap standard that came before it, and much like its predecessor, is on a sure rise to prominence.

144 Smarter Machines Need Smarter Components (March 2018)

The future of motion control is connectivity. Read this issue to learn why.

145 Gear Expo 2017 Showstoppers (September 2017)

This special advertising section features some of our VIP exhibitors.

146 Gear Expo is for Gear Buyers (September 2017)

Most of you who read this magazine have a close relationship with gears and gear drives. According to our surveys, 75% of you recommend, specify or buy them. It's a shame, then, that the majority of you will miss Gear Expo (Oct. 24-26 in Columbus, OH) this year.

147 Moving in the Right Direction (June 2017)

Over the past several months, members of our staff have traveled quite a bit, and we've had a lot of opportunities to gauge their confidence. And while nobody is overwhelmingly enthusiastic - nobody has told us this is their best year ever - almost everyone seems at least content with the stability that slow and steady growth provides.

148 Gear Materials (April 2017)

A reader wants to know how to figure out the fatigues strength, tooth root tension and other technical values of new, high-performance gear materials.

149 Baldor Basics: Applications (June 2017)

Fans, blowers and other funny loads are addressend, along with RMS Horsepower loading.

150 How to Select a DC Motor: Coreless and Iron Core Brushed DC Motors (June 2017)

DC motors possess linear relationships that allow for very predictable operation. For instance, if enough voltage is applied across the terminals of a DC motor, the output shaft will spin at a rate proportional to that applied voltage. You can take the ratio of the applied voltage over the rated voltage and multiply that number by the no load speed and get the running speed.

151 Gear Span Measurements (August 2017)

A reader is looking for the best reference materials with formulas for gear measurements over pins.

152 Vibration Analysis Goes Mainstream (June 2017)

Using vibration analysis to evaluate machine health has many benefits, and with advances in sensor, recording, and analysis technology, vibration analysis is now within the reach of even small organizations.

153 Controlling Backlash in Mammography Systems (April 2017)

Medical imaging equipment, water handling systems, conveyors, robotic systems and rotary and linear actuators are among the many devices that may be fitted with electric friction brakes to hold their loads in place when the power is off or disrupted.

154 Nasa Glenn Research Center - A Look Back (April 2016)

In 1941, the federal Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory set up shop in Cleveland, Ohio. This year, and several name changes later, what is now the NASA Glenn Research Center celebrates its 75th anniversary. As part of the year-long festivities, Glenn’s adjunct Lewis Field main campus will be open to the public May 21 and 22, and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio will hold its open house June 11 and 12.

155 The SKF High-Capacity Cylindrical Roller Bearing (Spring 2007)

Th e ISO defi nition of a full- complement bearing states that the bearing does not have a cage. When that defi nition was written, it was not technically possible to have a full-complement bearing with a cage. But SKF’s new high-capacity cylindrical roller bearing combines the load-carrying capacity of a fullcomplement bearing with the benefi ts of a bearing with a cage (Fig.1).

156 Global Industrial Outlook: Batten Down the Hatches (February 2016)

Third-quarter earnings confirmed the worst-case scenario — plunging oil prices are whacking almost the entire industrial sector. The theme is hardly new, as the pattern of our headlines has revealed over the past fifteen or so months:

157 Motor Management Best Practices Part 3 (February 2016)

This three-part series on motor management best practices focuses on the importance of instituting a motor management plan as a necessity in effectively administering the electric motors in a facility. The goal of a motor management plan is to take advantage of opportunities for energy savings and increased productivity using energy efficient, reliable motors such as NEMA Premium efficiency motors, herein referred to as “premium efficiency” motors.

158 Plastic Replacing Metal in Coupling Applications (Spring 2007)

When it comes to selecting a connecting element between a drive motor and a pump unit, engineers most often choose an elastomeric coupling because of its failure protection and its vibration damping capabilities. Elastomeric couplings, traditionally manufactured with metallic hubs, feature a rugged and robust design noted for its simplicity.

159 Stop the Presses! (Spring 2007)

Today’s newspaper advertisers demand vibrant, attractive color printing, and newspaper printers are constantly looking for methods to improve printing processes to meet these demands. When it comes to improving the printing process, the key component is to choose the right printing press.

160 AGMA (Fall 2007)

Readers of our sister publication, Gear Technology, are perhaps more familiar with the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) than our PTE audience. Now more than 90 years old, AGMA continues to thrive as a global, relevant go-to resource and service provider—from metrology to tribology—for its more than 400 worldwide members. PTE put some questions regarding AGMA—now, and going forward—to AGMA president Joe T. Franklin, Jr.

161 Precision Plastic Gears (Fall 2007)

Some gear geometries are more practical to produce than others. Since choices made early in the design process aff ect the ease and cost of fabrication, those who design gears would do well to consider molding and how molders operate, especially when they create precision gears.

162 Identifying Bearing Failure (February 2016)

Guy Gendron, certified bearing specialist and technical sales representative at Timken Canada L.P. explains how he used his bearing expertise to increase a customer’s productivity.

163 Counterfeit Consequences (February 2016)

Power Transmission Engineering is collaborating with the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) on a special section within the magazine. Bearing Briefs will present updated reports on bearing topics for each issue in 2016. Complimentary access to all BSA Bearing and Industry Briefs is available on the BSA website at Additionally, our new Field Notes section on page 34 will feature field reports from BSA’s Certified Bearing Specialists.

164 Steps Towards Revolution (December 2015)

The revolution goes by many names: machine-to-machine communication, smart manufacturing and the Industrial Internet, to name a few. In Europe, the prevailing term is Industry 4.0. In Germany, where that phrase was coined, the government is putting down €200 million to cultivate a lead in the industry. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that its potential economic impact will be almost $4 trillion (or more) by 2025. Enthusiastic evangelists will tell you that the Industrial Internet is the most important advance in their industries that they’ve seen in their decades-long careers.

165 Dont Blink (December 2015)

Sometimes I feel like I blink and another year is gone. By the time most of you read this, it will be at or near the end of 2015. If you’re like us, you’ll be reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the next.

166 Motor Management - Best Practices (December 2015)

Energy costs and downtime can be greatly reduced by instituting a motor management plan. Part II of this three-part series specifically addresses the establishment of a motor failure policy and the development of purchasing specifications. Part I addressed the general aspects of a motor management plan, including the first steps of creating a motor inventory and guidelines for motor repair and replacement. Part III will examine motor repair specifications as well as preventive and predictive maintenance.

167 Effect of Assembly Errors in Back-to-Back Gear Efficiency Testing (December 2015)

As gear efficiency is improved in small steps, it is important to be able to distinguish actual improvements from scatter that can occur while testing. An FZG back-to-back gear test rig was used to investigate how the assembly and re-assembly of the same test setup affects the measurements. A spread in torque loss between one assembly and another of the same test setup were observed. Rig conditions also affected the spread in input torque. With knowledge of how the spread in torque loss varies due to assembly, test results could be distinguished between changes due to assembly and actual differences between tests.

168 Mix and Match Mechatronics (February 2016)

Mechatronics simplifies traditional engineering concepts across most industrial segments. By combining mechanical, electrical and computer technology into a single, integrated solution, products become systems that are more efficient, reduce operator error and cost less to manufacture.

169 Engineering Smart (February 2016)

Our theme for 2016 is “Engineering Smart.” Our goal as a publication is to help you engineer better systems, taking advantage of the latest in technology to create mechanical systems that last longer, save energy, cost less and increase performance. The way we do that is by bringing you the best information possible on the design and engineering of gears, gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings and related power transmission components and systems.

170 Sum of the Parts (March 2016)

Energy’s endless energy efficiency game of whack-a-mole, motors have historically always been one of the go-to moles. They’ve been in the spotlight since 1992. Over the past few decades, repeated efficiency laws have seen motor efficiency get whacked into tighter and tighter shape.

171 Powder Metal Gear Technology: A Review of the State of the Art (March 2016)

During the past 10 years, the PM industry has put a lot of focus on how to make powder metal gears for automotive transmissions a reality. To reach this goal, several hurdles had to be overcome, such as fatigue data generation on gears, verification of calculation methods, production technology, materials development, heat treatment recipes, design development, and cost studies. All of these advancements will be discussed, and a number of vehicles with powder metal gears in their transmissions will be presented. How the transmissions have been redesigned in order to achieve the required stress levels while minimizing weight and inertia, thus increasing efficiency, will also be discussed.

172 Modular Control Systems for Wind Energy (August 2016)

For a 5-megawatt wind turbine prototype, aerodyn employs the latest control and software technologies, including a comprehensive PC-based control solution and the new modular TwinCAT Wind Framework. The TwinCAT Wind Framework features the latest software engineering and Big Data applications to extend current Industry 4.0 concepts to the wind energy industry. The modular software supports, for example, the direct provision of sensor data to the operator’s database, and in general enables the easy adaption of the wind turbine operation management to future requirements.

173 Energized (August 2016)

Energy is the worldwide addiction of the human race. We can’t live without it, and no matter how much we try to conserve it, our appetite is insatiable.

174 The Stage Where It Happens (June 2016)

Although David Korins had an impressive resume of Broadway, film, television and music credits, the New York-based production designer had something to prove when interviewing for the pop culture phenomenon Hamilton. “I prepped for the interview like crazy, sketching out my ideas, presenting a scene breakdown, basically doing everything I could short of begging for the job,” Korins said. “Lin Manuel Miranda (the show’s creator and star) had developed an incredibly effective blueprint. I just wanted the opportunity to help tell his story.”

175 Worm Gear Cutting (August 2016)

I have a fairly straightforward question about a worm gear segment. But as of yet, I haven’t gotten a straight answer from any of the gear job shops I’ve approached about this job. Is there a "traditional" gear cutting method that can produce a ~180 degree enveloping worm gear segment when a feature on the back of the part will interfere with a complete rotation of the part? Or am I left with only the option of 4- or 5-axis surfacing with a CNC mill? I have presented this part to several well-known gear shops in the U.S. without a straight answer on how the part can be made. Any help you could offer would be appreciated.

176 Applications Abound (September 2016)

In a recent reader survey, you told us you wanted to see more specific examples of mechanical power transmission products and how they’re designed, upgraded, maintained and used in a wide variety of industries. In the business, we call that type of article an “application story,” and in this issue we’ve answered the call with several application stories that show how smart choices are being made about motion components in a wide variety of industries.

177 Cutting Downtime in Lumber Application (September 2016)

Ernest Head (Arnie), CBS and technical sales representative at Motion Canada helped save a lumber industry customer time and money by adapting a bearing solution for another client. Here’s how:

178 Mining for Solutions (September 2016)

Increasing pressure on many fronts is compelling mine operators to thoroughly examine every phase of their operations. Fluctuating demand that whipsaws mineral prices, government-imposed environmental regulations and rising operating costs related to maintenance downtime all pose serious challenges for the mining sector. Add pressure from customers and stakeholders for more sustainable operations as well as union demands for higher wages, and you have a scenario that requires mine operators to exercise every possible option to achieve more efficient operations.

179 Alternative to Ni-Bearing Carburizing Steels (June 2016)

Standard carburizing steel 18CrNiMo7-6 is often used when high hardenability is required, but due to its highly fluctuating price, there has always been an incentive to develop Ni-free steel grades. The 23MnCrMo5-5-2 — or Jomasco 23mod — has been developed for this purpose. But to ensure smooth substitution within existing production lines, a number of points must be addressed: first, checking the response to carburizing treatments; and second, having similar mechanical properties with identical tooth root bending performance on gears. The latter is the purpose of this paper.

180 Guide to Selecting and Replacing Synchronous Belts (June 2016)

Just as we now consider rotary dial phones archaic, so are many installed synchronous belt drives. That they continue to operate is testimony to their durability. But that should not prevent you from taking advantage of newer synchronous belt drive technology that can improve both equipment design and field installations.

181 Preventing Downtime for Hanger Bearings (April 2016)

Dale Renner, CBS and sales representative at Bearing Headquarters Co., explains how his bearing expertise helped solve a customer’s problem and saved significant downtime and cost.

182 Gear Design Effects on Performance of High-Speed Helical Geartrains as Used in Aerospace Drive Systems (March 2016)

The performance of high-speed helical geartrains is of particular importance for tiltrotor aircraft drive systems. These drive systems are used to provide speed reduction/torque multiplication from the gas turbine output shaft and provide the necessary offset between these parallel shafts in the aircraft. Four different design configurations have been tested in the NASA Glenn Research Center, High-Speed Helical Geartrain Test Facility. The design configurations included the current aircraft design, current design with isotropic superfinished gear surfaces, double-helical design (inward and outward pumping), increased pitch (finer teeth), and an increased helix angle. All designs were tested at multiple input shaft speeds (up to 15,000 rpm) and applied power (up to 5,000 hp). Also two lubrication, system-related, variables were tested: oil inlet temperature (160–250° F) and lubricating jet pressure (60–80 psig). Experimental data recorded from these tests included power loss of the helical system under study, the temperature increase of the lubricant from inlet to outlet of the drive system and fling-off temperatures (radially and axially). Also, all gear systems were tested with and without shrouds around the gears.

183 Engineering Showcase 2018 (March 2018)

We are pleased to present our fourth annual Engineering Showcase, a celebration of some of the leading products and companies in mechanical power transmission. In the pages that follow, you'll find examples of engineering excellence and technological know-how in the field of gears, drives, couplings, machine parts and other mechanical components.

184 Analyzing the Cement Process (April 2016)

The manufacturing process begins in a limestone quarry. Mining methods such as ripping, dozing, drilling and blasting are commonly employed. Limestone provides the first essential component, calcium, for the anufacture of cement. Materials are transported to the crushing plant for further size reduction. Common methods of transport are trucks, loaders and belt conveyors.

185 Metallurgical Failure Analysis of Power Transmission Components (April 2016)

When a power transmission component fails, it can adversely affect the performance of the assembly, often making the machine inoperable. Such failures can not only harm the reputation of the manufacturer, but can lead to litigation, recalls and delays in delivery due to quality concerns. Some failures can even result in bodily injury or death. Understanding why a part failed is critical to preventing similar failures from reoccurring. In the study of a failed part, the analyst must consider a broad range of possibilities for the failure. Although some failures can be attributed to a single primary cause, it is common for multiple secondary factors to contribute. The failure analyst must evaluate all of the evidence available to prepare a hypothesis about the causes of failure.

186 Case Study: JBJ Techniques and the BLOODHOUND SSC Project (April 2016)

Specialist power transmission supplier JBJ Techniques Limited, of Redhill, Surrey, England were recently contacted by the staff of Bloodhound SSC R&D engineering team to solve a problem on the fuel pump test rig. JBJ Techniques had worked with various team members in the past and this previous experience made JBJ an easy choice to assist with this project. The scope of supply was to produce a suitable drive coupling with a maximum diameter of 160 mm, capable of transmitting 550 Nm @ 10,000 rpm, with as short an assembly as possible, and at the same time be able to accept misalignment within the drivetrain.

187 Graco Pump Technology Solves Long-Term Pump Leaking, Dosing Issues (September 2016)

When trying to find a new bonding material dispense system, one manufacturer tested a series of pumps — all of which leaked due to the abrasiveness of the bonding material. The manufacturer also had been attempting to manage shot size manually with their previous system, and was not able to keep dispense consistent. The company searched for a system that could accurately dispense programmed shot sizes while also eliminating the leaking issues they had experienced with previous pumps. Graco provided a Check-Mate pump with SmartWare software, and the manufacturer is now able to automatically dispense shots of bonding material as small as one ounce without leaks.

188 The Art of Manufacturing Design (February 2021)

SLM Corporation and Nord Drive Systems collaborate on drive technology advancements.

189 Electric Bikes - Wired for Fun (August 2020)

There is absolutely no doubt that riding an electric bicycle will not stir up cinematic memories of Marlon Brando (The Wild One) or Steve McQueen (The Great Escape) tearing it up on their hogs. Think more Pee Wee Herman and his Great Adventure.

190 Closing the Loop around a Transverse Flux Hybrid Step Motor (August 2020)

Transverse magnetic flux motors -- also known as step motors -- become Hybrid Servos when you operate them closed loop. This is the same transformation that happens between running a 3-phase synchronous motor from line voltage as opposed to running it closed loop as a brushless servo. In the case of hybrid motors, there are many degrees of what is advertised as "closed loop," and thus significant differences in the performance improvements seen.

191 Hannover Messe USA Goes Digital (August 2020)

There would have been an incredible lineup of products and technologies in Chicago in the Hannover Messe USA pavilion at IMTS 2020 -- everything from cobots and smart factory automation solutions to digital twins and mechanical power transmission components. Unfortunately, the planet had other ideas this year and we continue to conduct business on laptops, smartphones and Zoom meetings for the foreseeable future.

192 Bearings and Motors and Gears (September 2020)

Oh my. It's been another busy month here at Power Transmission Engineering, and we have another full issue for you. This time around we have a focus on bearings, with plenty of great examples of applications and technology from the world's leading manufacturers. Of course, bearings are essential to power transmission and a core subject we cover every issue. But when it's the focus, we like to attack the subject from multiple different angles.

193 Engineering Showcase - Bearings (September 2020)

In this special advertising section, Power Transmission Engineering features several of the world's leading bearings suppliers and their latest technology.

194 Lubrication for Life (October 2020)

Lubrication plays a vital role in the performance and life of rolling element bearings, yet its significance is often underestimated. The most important task of the lubricant is to separate parts moving relative to one another (balls or rollers and raceways) in order to minimize friction and prevent wear. A lubricant that is designed for specific operating conditions will provide a load bearing wear protective film.

195 Answer the Call (October 2020)

About once per year, we make a concerted effort to get you, our readers, to renew your subscriptions to Power Transmission Engineering. Well, it's that time again.

196 Engineering Showcase - Couplings (August 2020)

Special advertorial section featuring the latest technology in couplings from leading manufacturers.

197 Engineering Showcase - Motors (June 2020)

This special advertising section features Motors manufacturers.

198 IFPE 2020 Shapes Expectations and Technology for the 2020s and Beyond (February 2020)

The International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) is a one-stop exhibition where you'll find just about everything to help maintain your company's leading edge in the ever-expanding fluid power industry.

199 IFPE 2020 (December 2019)

Trade Show Season Kicks Off in March with Focus on Fluid Power and Power Transmission

200 Engineering Showcase - Motion Control (March 2020)

Special advertising section focuses on motion control.

201 Engineering Showcase - Gear Drives (April 2020)

Our special advertising section takes a look at leading suppliers in the gear drives space.

202 A Little Peace of Mind (June 2020)

Condition Monitoring Technology Evolves for Gear Drives, Gearmotors and Gearboxes. Here's a look at what some leading manufacturers are offering.

203 The Dynamic Drive Toward Vehicle Electrification (April 2020)

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

204 Keeping Drives Electrically Quiet: Ferrites, Shielding and Grounding (October 2020)

Motion control systems often combine high power drive signals in close proximity (or even within the same cable) with lower level signals, like encoders. You will often see ferrite beads added around cables; their effectiveness in minimizing noise is greatly affected by how they are deployed. This involves which signals are grouped, what are the drive characteristics, and how shielding and grounding are handled in the system.

205 Last But Not Least (December 2020)

Welcome to the last issue of the year for Power Transmission Engineering. It's been a tough slog for everyone, and we're glad you stuck through it with us.

206 Design Reviews - What to Review and When (August 2021)

Try to gain as much advantage as possible when you do design reviews; they can result in greatly improved designs and can cut multiple iterations out of the process.

207 Simple, but Tough (June 2021)

Radial spherical plain bearings play a key role in off highway equipment and vehicles

208 Turning the Corner (April 2021)

I went to pick up a pizza the other day and had a hard time finding a spot in the restaurant's lot. I was a little surprised by this, because I personally haven't eaten in a restaurant in about a year. But there were lots of people inside, eating at tables - acting almost as if life were normal.

209 Gear Manufacturing in Motion (August 2021)

Electric and fluid power has expanded the focus recently at the Motion + Power Technology Expo - September 14-16, St. Louis, Missouri - but gear manufacturing remains the core of AGMA's biennial trade show.

210 The Packaging Perspective (September 2021)

Pack Expo Las Vegas Gears Up for In-Person Trade Show

211 Power Transmission Suppliers Converge at AGMA's MPT Expo (September 2021)

St. Louis plays host to the leading suppliers in mechanical power transmission, September 13-16

212 Freddie Mercury in the Show Me State (September 2021)

The Motion + Power Technology Expo takes place September 13-16 in St. Louis. It's going to be a different kind of trade show than most people have ever experienced.

213 Hand in Hand with the Times (October 2015)

Out of the endless tide of shows happening this time of year, SPS IPC Drives may not be the brightest blip on your radar.

214 How Predictive Maintenance Can Unlock Offshore Wind Growth (February 2021)

A practical guide to adopting digital technology in wind energy applications.

215 Leveraging Stepper Motor Linear Actuator Configurability (December 2020)

When designers and integrators need simple, flexible and compact linear actuation, they often turn to stepper motor linear actuators (SMLAs). The high configurability of SMLAs is among their greatest virtues, but sorting through myriad configuration options to tailor the optimal solution for a particular application can be a challenge for even the most seasoned motion engineer.

216 Bosch Rexroth Celebrates 30 Years of Linear Motion Innovations (December 2020)

Bosch Rexroth began developing linear bushings, shafts, slides, and transfer tables as prototypes in the 1960s. The first two complete linear modules with linear guides in combination with a ball screw assembly and toothed belt drive as a ready-to-install subsystem were launched in 1990 -- a quantum leap in the linear axes range which had previously been dominated by components.

217 Engineering Showcase (December 2020)

This special advertising section features leading suppliers!

218 An Aerospace Action Plan (December 2020)

Three Trends to Consider Heading into 2021

219 High-Power Density Motors (February 2021)

On the tradeoffs between power density, efficiency and cost for high-performance, electric motors in choosing the most applicable technology for a specific application.

220 Efficiency and Heat Balance Calculation of Worm Gears (December 2020)

If torque conversion with high gear ratio, compact installation space and 90-degree axis-crossing angle is needed, often worm gears are used. Due to their high power density and sliding speeds within the tooth contact, frictional heat and thermal stresses are higher compared to helical, bevel and hypoid gears, and thus the thermal load capacity of worm gears is lower.

221 Power-Gen Alights on New Orleans (October 2019)

One show we might not talk about enough is Power-Gen International, one of the biggest U.S. trade shows in the energy industry you can attend that will be going on November 19-21 in New Orleans.

222 Validation Approach of PM Gears for e-Drive Applications (October 2019)

Key technical drivers which can be addressed by advanced PM manufacturing technologies are, for example, the need for system downsizing in transmissions and differentials, the need for developing systems with higher power density and the strong NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness) requirements - especially for electrified transmissions or e-axle solutions.

223 Gearmotors Pulling, Pushing and Controlling Their Weight (October 2018)

Industrial mainstay adapts to remain relevant in a 4.0 world

224 Show Me Something (October 2018)

Fall is the season of change. But in industrial America, it's also the season of trade shows. Either way, the season is in full swing.

225 Prediction of Heat Generation in Transmission Bearings by Application of FEM (September 2018)

Heat generation in bearings is manifested by the power losses of the transmission. Because of the rise in temperature due to heat generation, the appearance of dilatation adversely affects the bearings' geometrical characteristics.

226 Hannover Messe USA - What we Learned (October 2018)

IMTS 2018 had its fair share of machine tools, 3D printers and advanced robotics. Meanwhile, the East Hall — home to Hannover Messe USA — took a more systematic approach, highlighting the smart components and techniques that will be integral in developing the digital factory of the future.

227 Step vs. Servo - Selecting the Best (October 2018)

Over the many years, there have been many technical papers and articles about which motor is the best. The short and sweet answer is - let's talk about the application. More recently a number of papers and articles have appeared that compared each motor's advantages and disadvantages in generic or specific terms. Many times, the methods used to drive and control these motors are not completely described due to the many control schemes available for use. A few articles focus on just the open loop step motor and the closed loop servo motor advantages and disadvantages in a laundry list format. This article is attempting to "drill down" into the reasons why and to describe how it is done.

228 Integrated Hybrid Servo Motors vs. Standard Integrated Servo Motors (December 2018)

Different motor types favor different application areas. No single style has advantages in all application spaces. Direct drive applications favor hybrid servos while high-speed, geared down applications tend to favor the conventional servo motors.

229 The Future of E-Mobility (October 2018)

Schaeffler Touts System Solutions and Electrification Advancements at Detroit Symposium

230 Holistic Simulation of Gearboxes - System Simulation (August 2018)

Gearboxes are important assemblies within mechatronic systems. During the design phase of such systems it is essential to know the gearbox behavior under consideration of dynamic interactions with its environment. Holistic system simulation helps the engineer to understand this and to improve, adjust, or optimize gearboxes and their application.

231 Electrical Stress and Parasitic Currents in Machine Elements of Drivetrains with Voltage Source Inverters (August 2018)

Modern drivetrains with voltage-source inverters not only offer advantages like, for example, variable speed operation, increased efficiency and higher dynamics, but also an increase in failures caused by induced parasitic currents.

232 A Mechanical Healthcare Plan (June 2018)

Motor Operation Gets Big Boost from Smart Technology (Here's How to Take Advantage)

233 The Gizmo Society (June 2018)

It is hard these days to find any device that is not IoT-compatible or WiFi-connected. I recently had a new well pump installed that requires an iPhone for setup, which makes it hard for me to check or change the setup since I do not own an iPhone. In Olden Times, you had potentiometers or RS-232 connections - and that was fine.

234 Where to Begin (August 2018)

A big trade show can be extremely overwhelming. There are so many important suppliers to talk to, it's often hard to know even where to start, let alone how to plan a strategy to maximize your time spent.

235 Thermal Growth Issues and Solutions for Shaft Couplings (August 2018)

Many refineries and chemical plants are built with large pieces of rotating equipment in an outdoor setting exposed to the elements. The author has been researching thermal growth issues for decades across North America.

236 Mapping the World of Manufacturing (August 2018)

After decades of iteration, you might think manufacturing software suites are running out of new modules to add, but improving hardware is opening up new avenues for them to explore.

237 Engineering Showcase - Couplings (August 2018)

This issue Engineering Showcase features some of the leading suppliers of couplings.

238 Engineering Showcase - March 2019 (March 2019)

Special advertising section featuring mechatronics and motion control.

239 Optimization of Power Density by Local Gear Failure Modeling (March 2019)

Power density is a key factor in gear design. Increasing the power density enables engineers to use smaller gears for their applications which lead to smaller and lighter gear boxes. The benefit for example for the automotive industry is less moving load in the vehicles and therefor a reduction of fuel consumption and subsequently a reduction of CO2 emission. The limiting factor for the increase in power density of gears is the material strength in regard to the critical failure mode.

240 Engineering Showcase - Gears and Gear Drives (September 2019)

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

241 Planning Like Crazy (September 2019)

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.

242 CFD Simulation of Geared Transmissions with Injection Lubrication (August 2019)

In this study, a finite volume CFD simulation model of a single-stage injection-lubricated test gearbox was applied to investigate its oil flow and no-load power loss. The results provide physically plausible information on the oil supply and its distribution.

243 Picking and Placing with Flexible Fingers (September 2019)

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.

244 Core Subjects (October 2019)

magazine. Instead of focusing on a specific industry, we focus on specific subject: namely, the mechanical power transmission components that drive many different types of machinery. So we find ourselves continuously writing about the same things: gears, bearings, motors, gear drives and so on. But this is a good thing.

245 High-Performance Plastics (October 2019)

Custom PEEK Compounds have led to the development of transmission seals and thrust washers that offer lower wear, friction and temperature advantages.

246 Engineering Showcase - Gearmotors (October 2019)

Special advertising section from the October 2019 issue of Gear Technology.

247 Engineering Showcase - Couplings (August 2019)

Special advertising section focused on couplings.

248 Cars with Jet Engines (June 2019)

In the late 1940s, the U.S. auto industry started an exciting experiment and spent decades on it. One result came in '63, when the Turbine was introduced by Chrysler Corp., now a part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). In appearance, the two-door, four-passenger car looked like a regular car, but it wasn’t. Under its sleek shell, the car had a jet engine.

249 Engineering Showcase - April 2019 (April 2019)

Special advertising section with a focus on bearings.

250 Plugged In (April 2019)

At the recently concluded Automate 2019 and Promat trade shows (held in Chicago in April), we saw a lot of new technology aimed at making factories more efficient and productive.

251 Experimental Determination of Oil Rheology Parameters to be Implemented in Power Loss Predictions of Gears and Rolling Element Bearings (April 2019)

Rheology models express the way tribological conditions translate to shear stress of the lubricant and friction force on the interacting surfaces. Due to the complexity of the lubricant rheology, the friction coefficient is usually obtained experimentally either under the same operating conditions or by curve fitting in a properly chosen friction map. The current study aims at determining the rheological parameters of a lubricant based on friction measurements carried out on a commercial, readily available ball-on-disc machine.

252 Hands-Free Driving in the 1950s (April 2019)

Yes, the headline is correct: Autonomous vehicles are not a new idea. In fact, in the 1950s, handsfree driving so interested General Motors engineers that they designed a concept car for it. And in 1956, at its own auto show, the GM Motorama, the automaker unveiled the car, the Firebird II.

253 Documentation of Gearbox Reliability - An Upcoming Demand (June 2019)

The proof of the reliability of a gear drive is now an additional requirement. In Europe, the acceptance authorities for wind turbines are requesting a system reliability proof from gearbox manufacturers. The AGMA committee reviewing the AGMA 6006 standard for wind turbines is considering adding a chapter about design for reliability. However, reliability considerations are not new; NASA, for example, was in the 1980s using reliability concepts for gear drives.

254 Chain & Sprocket Systems and Maintenance (June 2019)

Chain and sprocket drives of one form or another have been driving machines and conveying materials for over a thousand years. The chain manufacturing industry has developed numerous types and sizes of drive chains. Although it is a mature form of power transmission, there are still many industrial applications for which drive chain is suited. It is economical, resistant to shock loads, easy to install, has the ability to transmit high torque, operates in hostile environments, and is efficient. Chain and sprocket drives are highly engineered and manufactured within close tolerances.

255 Buyer Beware (April 2018)

No one likes paying too much for anything. Everyone wants to get a better deal. That's why you shop around before buying a new car. That's why you look at sale advertisements before buying a new refrigerator or big screen tv. The bigger the purchase, the more you want to compare prices.

256 Grease Lubrication Mechanisms in Rolling Bearing Systems (October 2013)

Grease lubrication has clear advantages over oil lubrication: Grease does not leak easily; it has sealing properties; and it protects bearing surfaces from corrosion. Its disadvantages are grease-life limitations and a limited cooling ability. Moreover, in some applications there is a risk of grease starvation, which leads to reduced lubricating films. However, if the right grease, sealing system and/or lubrication system are chosen, then grease lubrication offers clear benefits. This article summarizes aspects of grease lubrication mechanisms in rolling bearings.

257 Gear Expo Show Stoppers (October 2011)

Our special advertising section with a focus on Gear Expo 2011.

258 Meet Paro, the Robotic Baby Seal (August 2011)

I robot. You robot. He robot. Robots are everywhere. For decades, they have been as prevalent on TV and in science fiction novels and movies as they are now on the world’s factory floors—and operation rooms. Fiction is now fact.

259 Blocks (Around the Clock) (August 2011)

Reading Rock manufactures concrete blocks - the kind that were probably used to build the schools that you attended. With employees working three shifts six to seven days a week, they make plenty of them.

260 Step Motor Lower-Loss Technology - an Update (October 2011)

The demand for stepping motors with high efficiency and low losses has been increasing right along with the existing focus on high torque. The selection of the most suitable grade and improvement in the fastening of the laminated cores has reduced losses significantly at their peak when compared to conventional stepping motors.

261 Shape-Shifters at Cal Tech Work at Perfecting Metallic Glass (October 2011)

There are no alchemists at the California Institute of Technology, but a team of research scientists at the Pasadena-based institution is doing some pretty remarkable things "transforming something common into something special."

262 Chasing the Dream (April 2013)

Over the past several weeks, I've had quite an interesting back-and-forth e-mail conversation with John Pellegrino, an engineer, inventor and dreamer whose letter appears on page 8.

263 Am I Wasting My Time (April 2013)

Reader John Pellegrino looks for advice on his pursuit of a positively engaged continuously variable transmission.

264 Integrated Motion Control in Packaging Machines Delivers Value (June 2011)

Maximizing packaging machine productivity and performance is imperative to success and is driving OEMs to adopt and invest in the latest technologies that can meet their customers’ challenges. At the forefront of these performance-driven technologies is an integrated control system—or programmable automation controller (PAC)—and latest-generation motion solutions.

265 Microprocessor-Controlled Prosthetic Leg (June 2011)

A new solution has been developed around the use of microprocessor-controlled prostheses. Just like natural limbs, these can react automatically, adapting to the current situation.

266 Not All Thin-Section Bearings Are Created Equal (February 2011)

American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) Standard 9 and ISO 281 give equations for calculating the basic dynamic radial load rating for ball bearings. These equations are based on a number of assumptions, many of which are not valid for thin-section bearings. (Thin-section bearings are described in ABMA standard 26.2.) Nevertheless, many thin-section bearing catalogs report load ratings based on these equations. Kaydon has developed a new method for calculating the dynamic radial load rating for thin-section ball bearings. The new method uses the contact stress and the number of stress-cycles-per-revolution to calculate the capacity. The new numbers are based on five years of actual test results. These equations can also be used to calculate the dynamic radial load rating for four-point contact ball bearings, which are not covered in ABMA standard 9 or ISO 281.

267 Development of an Actuator for Ambient to Cryo Application (December 2010)

During the qualification campaign of the NIRSpec (near-infrared spectrometer) instrument mechanism, the actuator could not achieve the expected lifetime that had been extended during the development phase. The initial design could not be adapted to the requested number of revolutions during that phase. Consequently the actuator needed to be modified so that the function of the mechanism would not be endangered or, by extension, the overall function of the NIRSpec instrument. The modification included a change of the overall actuator design—internal dimensions, tolerances, materials, lubrication and assembly process—while keeping the interface to the mechanism, mass and function.

268 Hannover Messe 2011 Preview (February 2011)

13 trade fairs examine smart efficiency.

269 With These Shoes, Some Say Even White Men Can Jump (February 2011)

“Banned by the NBA!” the headline screams. What are we talking here - Steroids? Gambling? Methamphetamines? Black socks? No - we’re talking shoes.

270 When (Robotic) Animals Ruled the Earth... (April 2011)

Nowadays, you can find scientists and engineers creating micro-robotic creatures for a slew of fascinating research projects.

271 Motors Technology Update (April 2011)

The latest in motors technology from leading manufacturers.

272 Cut and Print (December 2011)

Norkol Converting Corporation is one of the nation’s leading independently owned converters and distributors of commercial printing papers. The company has full production capabilities and state-of-the-art machinery for winding, trimming and sheeting. The company utilizes traditional slitter re-wind equipment that unwinds, slits and then re-winds paper to new dimensions. These conventional re-winders, while typically producing new widths of paper with clean cuts, work at an inefficient, slow pace.

273 Often Overlooked, Lubricants Can Help Lower Energy Consumption (December 2011)

It is a simple fact: better lubrication can lead to dramatic energy savings and an improved bottom line. This ought to interest any plant manager who is looking for ways to reduce operating costs, and it is especially significant at a time when stricter government regulations are in direct contradiction to reducing costs. Lubrication reliability is the solution; this article will describe how manufacturing plants can use “lubrication reliability best-practices” to reduce their energy consumption, emissions and operating costs—all at the same time.

274 Braking Toward the Future (August 2012)

In the past decade, electrohydraulic braking systems--including ABS and traction control--have grown increasingly popular, due largely to the vehicle design flexibility and performance advantages they offer. The industry has seen several other instances of intelligent machine controls, unrelated to braking, over the years as well. But what all of these technologies have typically had in common is that they’ve existed as standalone, point-to-point functions that have not been integrated together. The present and future of braking is all about taking the next logical step--getting fully connected and finding ways to embed intelligence throughout a machine.

275 Improved Performance for Hydraulic Seals from Thermoplastic Polyurethane (June 2012)

Seal design engineers and end users are continually seeking improved sealing systems and materials. This paper describes the potential of a new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material to deliver improvements in pressure, speed and temperature capability, which are presented as comparisons to proven industry standard materials. Performance is demonstrated by virtue of test bench results of seals made from MDI-, PPDI- and NDI-based materials.

276 Nervy Enterprise and Edgy Engineering: A Cant-Miss Mix (June 2012)

Fairchild International, a U.S.-based manufacturer of underground mining equipment, has produced battery-powered DC scoops since the early 1980s. With 17 different models available, Fairchild offers a size to fit any coal mining operation, making it the leader in the industry.

277 Wear-Resistant Bearings (August 2012)

More than a decade of intensive research and development has resulted in two new technologies that, when used in combination, expand the performance of rolling element bearings well beyond previous limits.

278 Bearing Protection Needed if Inverter-Duty Motors Are to Live up to their Name (August 2012)

All major manufacturers of 3-phase AC induction motors offer "inverter-duty" or "inverter-ready” models, but while these motors have inverter-rated insulation to protect the windings, the bearings--their most vulnerable parts--are too often ignored.

279 Getting Creative (October 2012)

Beverage industry conveyor pours on advantages in distribution center. Case study describes the new conveying systems at Motion Industries Canada.

280 The Things that Move Us (October 2012)

You may have noticed that the magazine looks different this issue. The new look is part of an overall effort to refine our focus. We wanted to make clear to potential subscribers and advertisers how this magazine is different, why its content is important and where it fits in the marketplace.

281 Predictive Motor Maintenance (PdM): Use it or Lose it (Money) (June 2012)

Regardless of where you do business, when discussing, analyzing or worrying about “The Economy” these days, you’re not thinking Main Street - you’re thinking global. With that stipulation, it is also accepted wisdom that quality products and sharp pencils are not enough to be and remain competitive. Accordingly, everyone is looking for an edge, an advantage, in order to beat back - or at least keep up with - the competition.

282 Zero Friction Solution (June 2012)

Air bearings provide a more-precise view of print head variations.

283 Hydraulics & Pneumatics Assessment (April 2012)

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is an organization consisting of manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and educators working together to strengthen the fluid power market. Its mission is to serve as a forum where all fluid power channel partners can advance fluid power technology and successfully compete in the global industrial market.

284 Remembering Paul Winchell - A Man with Heart to Spare (December 2011)

Remember Paul Winchell? Sure you do - if you are a child of the ’50s. Who of that period does not recall ventriloquist dummies Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff?

285 University Improves Sustainability of HVAC Motors in Platinum LEED Building (April 2012)

A new preventive maintenance program at a leading New England Ivy League university demonstrates how the push for more sustainable "green" building management has led to a growing awareness of a chronic, widespread problem with HVAC motors—electrical bearing damage and failure.

286 The Show Must Go On (April 2012)

Nook Customized Components Fit Talk Show Set…By a Thread

287 The Quick Fix - Rexnord Solves Bearing Installation and Removal Challenges (June 2012)

At a Midwestern producer of tubular steel products, measures taken to counteract the effects of impact on a quench tank roll made it difficult to remove and replace the conventional pillow block bearings that support the roll’s shaft.

288 The Best New Ideas (June 2012)

In the publishing business we thrive on new ideas. We employ creative people who are constantly coming up with new and better ways to serve our readers and website visitors.

289 Medical Modifications (December 2010)

Maxon upgrades tissue removal system for Interlace.

290 A Present State and Future Vision of Motor Drive Technology (December 2010)

One of the driving forces behind the industrial revolution was the invention—more than a century ago—of the electric motor. Its widespread use for all kinds of mechanical motion has made life simpler and has ultimately aided the advancement of humankind. And the advent of the inverter that facilitated speed and torque control of AC motors has propelled the use of electric motors to new realms that were inconceivable just a mere 30 years ago. Advances in power semiconductors—along with digital controls—have enabled realization of motor drives that are robust and can control position and speed to a high degree of precision. The use of AC motor drives has also resulted in energy savings and improved system efficiency. This paper reviews the development and application of inverter technology to AC motor drives and presents a vision for motor drive technology.

291 Music in Motion (December 2008)

Woodworking process gets much needed upgrade for guitar manufacturer.

292 Bearing Repair Provides Valuable Alternative To Bearing Replacement for Heavy Industries (August 2008)

When a bearing is damaged, it is often removed from service and replaced before it reaches its full, useful and economical life. Advancements in bearing design, materials, bearing maintenance and repair methods have greatly improved the potential for and popularity of bearing repair as an effective way to extend the life of the bearing.

293 Turning Science Fiction Into Fact (August 2008)

Fans of Arthur C. Clarke may remember a concept in his 1979 novel, The Fountains of Paradise, of an orbital elevator used to raise payloads from the ground to a satellite as a more cost-effective means of transporting material to outer space.

294 The Green Revolution - A Global Win-Win (February 2009)

Green technology is more than changing a couple of light bulbs or reducing waste. In 2009, the concept is relevant in every facet of manufacturing as companies make a greater push towards energy efficiency and sustainability. In the power transmission and motion control fields, this technology has been integrated into the daily routine, both as an environmentally friendly business venture and a way to offer green products to customers. It’s apparent that the revitalization of manufacturing, both here and abroad, will center on energy technology.

295 Going Green 101 (February 2009)

Perhaps you don’t need convincing that sustainability is the wave of the future. But where to start? Resources of all types—from websites to trade shows to white papers—are waiting to help green your operation. Most areas are home to regional business alliances devoted to helping local manufacturing outlets contribute in an environmentally sound manner. Here are a few go-to resources for going green.

296 How Green is Your Gearbox (February 2009)

Rising energy costs and concerns about global warming are at the forefront of today’s news. Turn to local or national TV programming, browse the internet or read the paper and one can find numerous stories about the seemingly irreversible energy costs and the subsequent impact that these costs have on simply doing business. As a result, we as individuals are becoming increasingly aware of the cost of energy and we are being introduced to a variety of methods and/or products that will minimize the impact of these costs.

297 Bellows Couplings: Proper Selection for Optimal Performance (February 2009)

For many years bellows couplings have been near the top of the list of flexible coupling choices for high-performance motion systems. Their high torsional stiffness, low moment of inertia and minimal restoring forces under misalignment make them a preferred choice for maintaining tight control over the load.

298 A Record-Setting Week at IFPE 2008 (April 2008)

With its labyrinth of cranes, cement mixers and Mack trucks, the entrance of CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2008 looked more like a carnival than a trade show.

299 How to Determine the MTBF of Gearboxes (April 2008)

Mean Time Between Failures is a very frequent and broadly used reliability measure of components, systems and devices used mainly in conjunction with electrical and electronic equipment.

300 Trends in Industrial Gear Oils (April 2013)

With today's smaller, hotter - and overloaded - machinery, specifying the correct lubricant is vital.

301 Gear Expo - Gear Buyers Bonanza (August 2013)

If you’re reading this magazine, there's a good chance you're somehow involved in the design, specification or purchase of gears or geared products. As such, I urge you to make plans now to attend Gear Expo in Indianapolis, September 17-19

302 Troubleshooting with Torque Transmission (February 2008)

The issue might be a faulty treadmill at a local gym, the need to update orthopedic surgery equipment or simply a train stuck in neutral at the toy store. Whatever the case may be, viewing e-mails in the marketing department at Torque Transmission is like opening Christmas presents every morning.

303 Grip Tight Done Right (February 2008)

Baldor bearings make the grade with Sapphire Recovery and Twin City Fan.

304 Rain or Shine (April 2008)

Brevini Power Transmission helps spectators enjoy stadium sights and sounds.

305 Events (February 2008)

The complete Events section from the February 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering, including advance coverage of IFPE 2008.

306 Events (February 2009)

Advance coverage of the AM Expo/ATX South show at the Charlotte Convention Center, plut our complete technical calendar from February 2009.

307 Packaging Stimulus (April 2009)

Few industries are experiencing change quite as fast as the packaging arena. Lighter-weight containers are being introduced to reduce costs and energy use, packaging is being redesigned to attract consumer attention and manufacturers are using fewer materials in an effort to address environmental concerns.

308 Sensing the Motion: Rotary Position Sensors (August 2010)

This paper provides an overview of the more common position sensor options and references actual case studies to illustrate the diverse solutions available and the reasons behind some of the decisions. Three cases are used to illustrate the needs of different applications leading to the choice of a particular type of position sensor. The cases reviewed include a gantry crane, wind turbine and aerial cable car.

309 Service Without a Smile (April 2010)

Manufacturing employees have always kept their eyes on the robotic systems that continue to pop up in assembly lines and industrial workspaces. These metallic, low-maintenance robotic employees don’t waste time with smoke breaks or catching up on episodes of Lost. They tend to stick to the task at hand with little argument or attitude, giving human counterparts a bad name when they gripe about factory temperatures or lack of a decent dental plan.

310 Reducing Electricity Cost through Use of Premium Efficiency Motors (February 2010)

motors with premium efficiency counterparts presents businesses with a significant opportunity to reduce operating costs. A comparison between premium and standard efficiency motors from 0.25 to 10 horsepower is conducted; comparisons of full-load efficiencies are shown, and estimated payback periods are calculated. Methods for calculating the yearly kilowatt-hour consumption and yearly cost savings of premium efficiency motors for this horsepower range are also given. The cost advantages of premium efficiency motors are summarized, and relevant examples of real world cost savings are shown.

311 The Case for Hollow-Shaft Torque Motors (August 2010)

Permanent-magnet, synchronous-torque motors offer significant advantages on high-energy-consuming and high-dynamic applications.

312 Helical Gearing Offers Green Alternative (October 2010)

Upgrading to gearboxes with helical gearing can save on energy, maintenance and landfill space.

313 Vive (American) La France (October 2010)

A look back at a turbine-powered fire engine that was years ahead of its time.

314 High-Performance Industrial Gear Lubricants for Optimum Reliability (October 2010)

In recent years, gearbox technology has advanced and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have specified required gear oils to meet the lubrication requirements of these new designs. Modern gearboxes operate under severe conditions while maintaining their reliability to ensure end-user productivity. The latest generation of industrial gear lubricants can provide enhanced performance—even under extreme operating conditions—for optimal reliability and reduced cost of operation.

315 AGMA in Full Support of Energy Initiative (February 2010)

Our politicians in Washington continue dithering over the Obama administration energy bill aimed at developing alternative, green sources of energy production. As a result, when this country will have a viable energy program in place is anyone’s guess, given the usual D.C. gridlock. And yet, Americans can take more than cold comfort in the fact that at least some government agencies—U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)—and the private sector—some major manufacturers—are doing more than their share of work in trying to harness our existing, fossil-based energy sources in such a way that they are used to their best efficiencies.

316 Michigan Eyes Investment at AWEA Small and Community Wind Conference (December 2009)

The first trade show dedicated specifically to small and community wind took place in Detroit, Michigan November 3–5. Denise Bode, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO, was pleased with the turnout for the event and the increasing potential for this segment of the wind energy market.

317 Historic Danish Theatre Gets a Facelift (April 2009)

The Royal Danish Theatre has occupied the heart of Copenhagen for centuries and recently upgraded to a new control system featuring Sprint Electric DC drives to extend the lives of the existing motors, keeping replacement costs down. The Swedish stage design and technology company Visual Act retained most of the original motors and mechanics while providing a much-needed facelift to the stage.

318 Lower-Loss Technology for a Stepping Motor (April 2009)

The demand for stepping motors with high efficiency and low losses has been increasing, although the demand had been previously focused on high torque. Also, the selection of the most suitable grade of lamination for improvement in fastening of the laminated cores has reduced losses significantly at their peak, when compared to conventional stepping motors. Lowering the losses of the motor has enabled continuous operation that was previously impossible. An expansion of the stepping motor’s usage into applications where another motor has been used for continuous operation and other uses—due to the heat generation problem—can now be pursued. In addition, these motors are very effective for energy saving. This paper explains the technology used for lowering the iron losses of the stepping motor.

319 Turning Brownfields Green (April 2009)

The new energy economy is making some headway in the manufacturing community. Organizations are coming up with creative strategies to convert old industrial plants into green manufacturing hubs or simply cost-effective renovation projects. It’s another sign that the country is taking sustainability and environmental awareness seriously.

320 Now That Is Product Placement (August 2009)

ABB Robotics gets free advertising via summer blockbuster.

321 Analyzing Synchronous Belt Failure (October 2009)

If you’re replacing your belts more than once per year, it’s time to analyze your drive. From belt crimping damage to high belt installation tension to sprocket misalignment and adverse environmental conditions, this guide walks you through how to identify the reasons behind premature failure and makes recommendations on corrective and preventive measures.

322 Hardware-Software Synergy Automates Power Plant Data Collection (October 2009)

Robotics and other advanced automation technology systems are viewed as a looming threat to some in the plant maintenance field. Although there is a constant battle for some workers to remain useful while machines are continuously fulfilling more roles on the plant floor, there are those who in turn have found a better use of their newly freed time.

323 The More You Rock, the More You Rock and Roll! (December 2012)

The concept is simple enough. Take the traditional rocking chair, the one you’d find on a front porch or the corner of the living room, and give it a 2012 twist.

324 PT Extras (February 2013)

See the latest updates to in the February 2013 issue, including our newsletter, online videos and additions to the buyers guide.

325 3-D Printing and Plastic Gears (March 2015)

Regarding 3-D printing of gears and machine tools, etc. — does plastic gearing have a future in 3-D printing/additive manufacturing?

326 Diagnosing the Health of Medical Motors (March 2015)

John Morehead, national sales manager of Crouzet Motors (Vista, CA), was bunkered down in his office in Palatine, IL surrounded at all points by ankle-deep snow from an unfortunately terrible Chicago’s winter night.

327 Engineering Extravaganza (March 2015)

This issue we present our Hannover Fair preview. As most of you know, Hannover is one of the biggest trade shows on Earth, and by far the largest that includes a significant focus on mechanical power transmission components.

328 Precision Bellows Couplings (March 2015)

Bellows couplings first began to be widely used by machine tool builders in the mid-to-late 20th century. With the advent of CNC technology, machine engineers started looking to improve upon some of the negative influences traditional power transmission couplings can have on a precision rotary / linear motion system.

329 The Modified Life Rating of Rolling Bearings: A Criterion for Gearbox Design and Reliability Optimization (March 2015)

Engineers typically learn that the bearing L10 life can be estimated using the so called “C/P method” — or the “basic rating life” of the bearing, a method rooted in the 1940s. Major developments have since led to the “modified rating life,” released in ISO 281:2007, which includes the aiso life modification factor. In this paper a succession of equations used for bearing life ratings are reviewed, and current bearing life rating practices are discussed in detail. It is shown that — despite the introduction more than 30 years ago of the adjustment factor of the basic rating life, and the standardization in 2007 of the aiso modification factor — use of these improved calculation methods are not practiced by all engineers. Indeed — many continue referring to the old model as a way of seeking compliance with existing, established practices.

330 Girls Love Science (April 2015)

Hi. My name is Renee. I’m 12. You might remember me from about a year ago, when my dad wrote about me and the home-made motor project we did together (“Make the Connection,” February 2014).

331 Four-Point Bearings Do Triple Duty While Saving Space (March 2015)

A four-point contact ball bearing makes it easy to simplify machine designs that combine radial, thrust and moment loads, because it can handle all three simultaneously. They are primarily used for slow-to-moderate-speed applications, or where oscillatory movement is predominant.

332 The 5 Golden Rules of Gear Buying (February 2015)

Let’s be clear about something up front here: Delta Gear does not make parts for lawnmowers. This is a fairly flippant point that falls under the timeless, clichéd designation of “goes without saying.” Yet, not all that long ago,Tony Werschky had to say it.

333 Gear Fault Diagnosis by Motor Current Analysis: Application to Industrial Cases (February 2015)

The use of motor current signature analysis (MCSA) for motor fault detection — such as a broken rotor bar — is now well established. However, detection of mechanical faults related to the driven system remains a more challenging task. Recently there has been a growing interest for detection of gear faults by MCSA. Advantages and drawbacks of these MCSA-type techniques are presented and discussed on a few industrial cases.

334 The Model T Ford: One Mean Machine (December 2014)

Some of us are old enough to have had say, great-grandparents, for example, who when the occasion arose would casually refer to cars as “machines.” It sounded funny and arcane, and we would snicker under our breath. But of course the laugh was on us; back in the day — 1910s through the 1930s — automobiles were commonly referred to as machines.

335 Energy Efficiency, Configurable Solutions Highlight Pack Expo (December 2014)

A wide variety of companies displayed mechanical power transmission and motion control technologies at Pack Expo, held in November in Chicago. The event, which is the largest packaging and processing trade show in North America, attracted more than 48,000 attendees, according to show owner and producer PMMI. The four-day event included 2,352 exhibiting companies, an increase of more than 19 percent from the previous show in 2012.

336 Motors and Motion Meet in St. Louis (December 2014)

The motors might be small, but the big-brain technology driving these electrical wonders was on full display at the 2014 Small Motor & Motion Association Fall Technical Conference, convened November 4-6 in St. Louis, MO. SMMA, the manufacturing trade association (120 members strong) that tends to the best interests of the electric motor and motion control industries — including manufacturers, suppliers, users, consultants and universities — played gracious host to a wide array of presenters from an equally diverse range of sources — from academia to the federal government. Like gears, motors are most everywhere, as evidenced by SMMA’s membership (consumer-, public interest-, national defense- and commercial-oriented) demographic which includes: appliance; transportation; medical equipment; office automation and computers; aerospace; and industrial automation. The association’s mission: To “serve as the principal voice of the electric motors and drives industry” and to provide a forum to “develop, collect and disseminate technical and management knowledge.”

337 Ask the Expert (February 2015)

Questions by readers answered by Experts in the field.

338 Variable Speed Pump Drives For Industrial Machinery - System Considerations (February 2015)

The changing landscape of hydraulic drives is leading many fluid power specialists to quickly adapt to using variable speed pump drives. Optimum utilization of these drives requires, in many cases, additional system design considerations.

339 A Quasar Ride to Automate 2015 (February 2015)

Bill Walton – a 7 foot tall anomaly from the annals of basketball history who wears tie-dye shirts, listens to the Grateful Dead and, according to his own outlandish proclamations, hasn’t taken an indoor shower in 35 years – is well-known for looking at average accomplishmentsand being overcome with extreme fits of emotion.

340 Plastic Bearings Have Staying Power (April 2015)

During the past three decades there has been an evolution in the advancement and use of highly engineered plastics in bearing applications.

341 Wind Pushing Future of Mechanical Components (April 2015)

After a sluggish 2013, annual installations of new wind turbines grew by 44% in 2014, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. And while much of that growth has been in Asia— particularly China, which now leads the world with 114 GW of installed capacity—the USA, Europe, and the rest of the world expect steady growth for the next couple of years as well (Fig. 1).

342 Pushing the Envelope(s) (September 2015)

With advances in modern technology reducing demand for envelopes, manufacturers are finding it increasingly hard to justify investment.

343 Top 5 Reasons To Go to Gear Expo (September 2015)

Gear Expo 2015 takes place October 20–22 in Detroit. If you haven’t already made plans to attend the show, you might be might be missing out on a great chance to learn more about gears, find new potential suppliers and network with your peers.

344 Global Industrial Outlook: Kind of Sluggish (August 2015)

We anticipate no substantive improvement in manufacturing activity. Not in the U.S. or internationally. If anything, headwinds may have become slightly more pronounced because a U.S. — Iran “deal” that everybody hates except a) the Iranian government and b) the Obama administration will result in the release of Iranian oil supply back onto the global market. Oil had rallied from about $50 to $60 over the past month (I like round numbers), but has since roundtripped. Expect further, deeper capital spending cuts in the U.S. oil sector to continue affecting demand for large capital equipment.

345 Gear Expo 2015: Gears Galore! (September 2015)

You may well have already read the following Gear Expo description on the AGMA Website.

346 Mutiple Gearset-Type Calculation Software (September 2015)

Is there a gear software package out there that will calculate the design of spur, helical, worm, and planetary gearsets? Also, we would like a program that calculates stresses and material selection. Finally, we would like to have the program calculate bearings loads, too. Thank you for your help.

347 Recalibrated Equations for Determining Effect of Oil Filtration on Rolling Bearing Life (September 2015)

In 1991, Needelman and Zaretsky presented a set of empirically derived equations for bearing fatigue life (adjustment) factors (LFs) as a function of oil filter ratings.

348 Setting Techniques for Tapered Roller Bearings (September 2015)

Tapered roller bearings can be set at initial machine assembly to any desired axial or radial clearance. This unique feature enables a designer to control bearings to meet anticipated application operating conditions, and thereby provide optimum bearing and system performance.

349 The Importance of Thermal Protection for Torque Motors (August 2015)

When talking about high-end machining or manufacturing applications that include direct-drive technology, one of the key advantages of utilizing this particular transmission method is its endurance. Because of the very nature of direct-drive motors they are able to operate at peak performance levels indefinitely — without any kind of wear or aging — as long as the motor isn’t pushed past its capacity. Unfortunately, because this isn’t a perfect world, unexpected things can happen which can cause the motor to overheat. Whether the heat source is due to a parameter being input incorrectly, or an unexpected external force causing more resistance than expected — it is important to have certain forms of thermal protection in place. Since torque motors are built in such a way that they cannot be repaired and yet maintain their efficiency, it is vital to prevent any overheating — thus precluding the need to purchase a new one.

350 The Race for Efficiency (August 2015)

Over the past few decades, energy efficiency in motors has become an ever-increasing concern for OEMs and manufacturers alike. With multiple energy bills mandating higher efficiency across ever-broader spectrums of motors, including the most recent Small Motor Rule by the Department of Energy, efficiency has become an essential consideration when choosing a new motor.

351 Intelligent Integration (June 2015)

In this issue’s cover story, Stefan Hantke describes an evolving marketplace that requires smarter components and more integrated solutions. In fact, Hantke, who was recently named head of global industrial sales for the Schaeffler Group, goes so far as to predict that within a few short years, every bearing will have a wire coming out of it.

352 Mathematical Modeling for the Design of Spiroid, Helical, Spiral Bevel and Worm Gears (April 2015)

Spiroid and worm gears have superior advantages for hightorque and miniaturization applications. And for this reason they are particularly preferred in aerospace, robotic and medical applications. They are typically manufactured by hobbing technology, a process with a typical overall lead time of 4 to 14 weeks.

353 The Path to Smarter Bearings (June 2015)

At Hannover Messe, Power Transmission Engineering had the opportunity to sit down with Stefan Hantke, president of the Industrial North America division of Schaeffler USA, to discuss the current stateof- the-art in bearings manufacturing, the trends in industrial bearings and the current state of U.S. manufacturing. (In the meantime Stefan Hantke has taken over responsibility for the global sales activities of Schaeffler Industrial)

354 When it Comes to Mining, Bigger is Best (June 2015)

One of the key challenges in the mining industry today is maintaining throughput in the face of ore grade quality that has declined by 40 percent in the last decade.

355 Braking the Cycle (August 2015)

Tucked away in the southwest quadrant of the state of Georgia, amid stately pine stands, pecan farms and cotton fields, sits Oak Crest Lumber.

356 Surviving the Robot Revolution (June 2015)

It had no arms or legs to speak of; no fleshy, meaty exterior or squishy insides; no heart, no brain, no soul. It was just a protracted steel body, long and spindly, a rectangular “head” at the end, and one glowing sensor. It wasn’t alive. It wasn’t sentient. It was a robot.

357 Finite Element Evaluation of Bearing Instrumentation Method (December 2014)

This paper presents an evaluation of measurements being taken on a 750 kW wind turbine gearbox being tested by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). High-speed stage gears and bearings have been identified as critical components of the gearbox; during gearbox testing, these components were instrumented and tests were developed to evaluate loads on high-speed tapered roller bearings (TRBs). In this paper an advanced finite element-based contact modeling procedure has been applied to model the high-speed stage with the bearings fully modeled in order to evaluate strain levels. A major conclusion is that the strains of the slotted grooves are at such a level that they have acceptable signal-to-noise levels. This was verified by the results of the initial experiments presented here.

358 The Latest Design Technologies For Gear Devices with Great Transmission Ratios (December 2014)

Four types of gear devices with great transmission ratios (simply called great ratio gears or GRGs) are discussed in this paper. They are strain wave gearing devices (SWGs), trochoidal gear reducers (TGRs), hypocyclic gear reducers (HGRs) and James Ferguson-type planetary drives (JFDs). The structures, advantages and basic performances of these four devices are compared. The latest design and strength analysis methods are also introduced. To conclude, the future tendencies of GRGs are predicted.

359 Should You Pay a Premium for a Mounted Ball Bearing (December 2013)

Mounted ball bearings are everywhere in industrial applications. They serve critical roles in keeping a manufacturing operation running smoothly and in ensuring that equipment functions properly and reliably. So why might it be advisable to spend significantly more for a dimensionally comparable bearing from one supplier versus another?

360 Buyers Guide 2013 A to Z (December 2013)

Complete contact information for 800 leading suppliers of mechanical power transmission components and related companies and organizations.

361 PTE on a Growth Path (December 2013)

A core part of what we do here is making sure that our readers – the people who design, buy and use mechanical power transmission products – know where to find the suppliers of technology they need.

362 Make the Connection (February 2014)

Recently I had a disturbing conversation with a colleague here at the office. During the conversation, it became clear to me that my co-worker -- a really intelligent guy whom I respect a lot -- had no idea how even the most simple electric motor works.

363 Gear Design Software, Engineer Beware (February 2014)

When software goes bad, what do we call it? System failure? Human failure? A virus? A number of words will work. How about this? Glitch. It has that onomatopoeic quality that fairly screams, Downtime! And with good reason -- software-generated miscalculations can have very expensive -- if not perilous -- repercussions.

364 How to Spec a Mill Gear (February 2014)

This paper outlines the design considerations that go into construction of a drive system in order to explain the importance of specific data, why it is required, and where design freedom is necessary. Apart from loads and speeds, interface dimensions and site specific conditions are also needed. Deciding up front which gear rating practice to select can affect the torque capacity of the drive train by ~15%.

365 Specifying a Gear - Ask the Expert (February 2014)

A reader asks what are the required parameters to properly specify a gear.

366 A Focus on the Future at Pack Expo 2013 (October 2013)

More than 27,000 packaging and processing professionals attended Pack Expo 2013 in Las Vegas from September 23–25. In addition to launching new products, creating brand awareness, achieving sustainability goals and generating new business contacts, Pack Expo was an opportunity to engage the next generation of workers in packaging, robotics and processing applications.

367 How to Design a Spur-Crown Gear Set (October 2013)

When designing a spur-crown pair, is there a formula, guideline or design guide for adapting the spur teeth for the radial angle of the teeth in the crown?

368 Gears and Gear Drives Product Focus (February 2013)

Our product focus includes the latest technology in gears and gear drives from the leading manufacturers.

369 Kicking the Can - Into February (February 2013)

Washington political dysfunction is not as bad as we feared. It is worse.

370 Gear Design Software (February 2013)

When it comes to gear design software, the learning curve never ends. The leading vendors offer various training programs to keep their users well-informed.

371 Ball Screws Revisited - Ask the Expert (February 2013)

A reader asks for clarification on last issue's Ask the Expert column about ball screw sizing.

372 Musical Gearboxes (October 2013)

Dave Soma, the mechanical supervisor at Leland Olds Station, a coal-fired power plant near Stanton, North Dakota, says he and his maintenance team care deeply about keeping the plant running and providing people electricity, especially in the dead of winter.

373 Brush DC Motor Runs Along (August 2013)

Everything started in 1800 when Volta developed the first DC battery. Faraday used the DC battery to develop the first electric motor. It used brushes to transfer the battery voltage and current to the rotating disk rotor. This was in mid-1831. Thus was born the brush DC motor.

374 Best Practices for Bearing Protection (June 2014)

For either brand-new motors or those already in service, "best practices" means that informed technicians can make use of the latest diagnostic techniques (vibration analysis, thermography, shaft-voltage testing, etc.) to prevent electrical bearing damage -- either at the very beginning or very quickly thereafter. If done correctly, the work need only be done once.

375 Frogs Legs, Bratwurst and the Bear (June 2014)

First-quarter results are in (bad weather) and summer will prove more interesting than either the market or the fall elections until after Labor Day. But much is happening!

376 TLC Still Needed for New Axles (September 2014)

A reader asks: I have heard that new axles no longer need a break-in period. True or false?

377 The Reluctance Motor Springs Forth (August 2014)

There are three major types of reluctance motors: all three reluctance motors are non-permanent magnet, brushless motors. They are synchronous motors with a non-linear relationship between torque and current. The variable-reluctance step and switched-reluctance motors utilize the principle of magnetic attraction by inducing magnet poles within the soft-iron rotor, and by energizing a set of coils wound around stator teeth resident in the laminated stator. These two reluctance motors must be sequentially excited to achieve continuous, steady-state rotation. The design of all reluctance motors requires finite element analysis (FEA) software.

378 No Time to Kill for Barge Operation (August 2014)

The scene is serene and picturesque. Sunshine reflects off the light chop of the Ohio River, as a barge winds its way into view. While those driving along Louisville’s River Road may be inclined to reach for a camera to capture this idyllic scene, the mood at Nugent Sand Company is anything but tranquil.

379 Chariots to Steamboats to E-Fans (October 2014)

Heaven help Mr. Deane were he around today. In our non-stop world of transportation & transport technology, for at least the past decade it is without question the electric car that has drawn most of the attention

380 The Small Motor Rule, How Will This Affect You (December 2014)

According to the Department of Energy (DOE), more than half of all electrical energy consumed in the U.S. is used by electric motors. To address this, several years ago, the DOE conducted a technical study as to what could be done to raise the efficiency levels of “small” motors. After years of study and litigation, the Small Motor Rule (SMR) was passed that covers two-digit NEMA frame single- and three-phase ¼ through 3 horsepower motors in open enclosures.

381 Pre-Tension Thrust Bearings (December 2014)

What is the recommended method of gripping a spinning shaft (with up to 130 hp of rotational energy) to install pre-tension thrust bearings and conventional thrust bearings (load = hundreds of pounds) when the shaft cannot have any high points because it must pass through an area of tight clearances to assemble? Will snap rings still withstand the harsh vibration of this environment?

382 2014 Buyers Guide (December 2014)

Leading industry Buyers Guide

383 Wall to Wall Technology (August 2014)

With the addition of Industrial Automation North America (IANA) as well as Motion, Drive & Automation North America(MDA NA), IMTS 2014 has greatly expanded its range of manufacturing technology services. These co-located shows complement the metalworking solutions found at IMTS by bringing in key suppliers from around the world.

384 MDA - IANA 2014 Showstoppers (August 2014)

Special Advertising Section

385 Gears for Hydraulic Pumps: Development and Results (March 2014)

After a brief introduction to the importance of gear pumps in internal combustion engines, as well as in the most diverse hydraulic applications, a calculation method was applied that allows for sizing with considerably higher delivery rates. Upon identifying and analyzing a traditional pump, along with two construction solutions of asymmetric gear pumps, we then compared their related performances.

386 The Sights and Sounds of IFPE (March 2014)

If you attended IFPE 2014 in Las Vegas (colocated with ConExpo and Con/AGG), chances are you saw plenty of products and technologies set to redefine the construction and off-highway markets. It's a safe bet, however, that you didn't see everything. Between the outdoor maze of cranes and construction equipment and the eye-opening, innovative booths at IFPE, it's okay to admit that you may have suffered from a case of information overload. Here are a few points of interest for those that didn't attend IFPE this year or didn't see everything they wanted to see.

387 Solar Power Turns a Corner (April 2014)

According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), photovoltaic (PV) installations increased 41 percent from 2012 to 2013. Additionally, 410 MW of concentrated solar power came online in 2013. Solar was the second-largest source of new electricity generating capacity in the United States.

388 Gear Lubrication: Long-Term Protection for Wind Turbines (April 2014)

The chemical and physical properties of gear oils may change, depending - more or less - upon their formulation and the environmental conditions under which they are used. This is why - after three years of use in a wind turbine - a gear oil was examined to determine if indeed changes were evident and if the protection of the gears and rolling bearings still met the same requirements as would be expected of fresh oil. Our findings revealed that the existing gear oil - as well as its ability to protect the gears and rolling bearings - had degraded very little compared to fresh oil.

389 Gonzo Gear Design (April 2014)

Artist Tom Longtin adds completely non-circular planetary gears to his unique portfolio.

390 China! (April 2014)

Our last installment called out the likely headwinds from both the C.R.A.P. currencies (Canada, Russia, Australia and Latin America) and also weather impact. As companies start reporting in the coming weeks, expect first quarter results to be mildly impacted. This issue we take a closer look at China.

391 Motor Management - Best Practices (October 2015)

Reducing losses and increasing profits by instituting a motor management plan is what this series of articles is all about. Here in Part I, we discuss how to create a motor inventory and establish repair-or-replace motor guidelines. Subsequent topics in this three-part series will address (Part II) motor failure policies and purchasing specifications, and (Part III) repair specifications and preventive and predictive maintenance, respectively.

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51 Bell-Everman Offering New Sealed Linear Actuators For Lighter Loads (April 22, 2015)
Bell-Everman is now offering a new compact model of their SLS sealed linear stage that keeps contamination such as manufacturing debris, ...

52 Gates Offers Paper on the Impact of Overhung Load (July 26, 2012)
Gates Corporation, a global, diversified manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, offers a new white paper, "How Belt Dri...

53 Lenze Americas Names Robert Gradischnig Director of Technical Services (March 16, 2015)
Lenze Americas recently announced the appointment of Robert Gradischnig to the position of director, technical services. As the newest me...

54 Maxon Releases Right Angle Gearheads (August 6, 2012)
Maxon recently announced the release of the 22 mm and 32 mm right angle gearheads. These compact, lightweight and high tor...

55 Schafer Gear Works Adds New Division (September 4, 2012)
Schafer Gear Works has acquired the assets of Dana Holding Corporation's leisure, all-terrain and utility vehicle axle and differenti...

56 Gilman Adds Kacey Enterprises for Sales Representation (October 4, 2012)
Gilman USA has added Kacey Enterprises Inc., as an outside sales representative to cover portions of the Upper Midwest. Effective Oct. 1,...

57 IBE Leads to Energy Savings from Baldor (July 12, 2012)
A mining operation located in the southeastern United States was expanding their facility, but due to limited capital, had to build it ...

58 Shaft Collar Clamps and Adjusts Without Tools (June 27, 2012)
A new, lever-actuated shaft collar for non-rotary applications that is easy to remove and requires no tools, making it suitable for autom...

59 Siemens Offers Security Upgrades in Automation (June 7, 2012)
Siemens Industry Automation has announced new versions of its Simatic NET CP 343-1 Advanced and Simatic NET CP 443-1 components with inte...

60 Nexen Releases Compact Harmonic Gearhead (October 16, 2012)
Nexen Group, Inc. has announced what it believes to be the industry’s shortest and most compact automation gearhead. The new Nexen ...

61 Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center opens at Olympic Community of Schools (April 17, 2015)
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school system in North Carolina recently dedicated the new $200,000 Bosch Rexroth Advanced Manufacturing...

62 J. W. Winco Adds Threaded Set Collars (October 11, 2012)
J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers series GN 706.3 Threaded Set Collars, in ...

63 Zero-Max Adds Single and Double Disc Coupling Sizes (September 4, 2012)
A new single and double disc coupling size has been added to the popular Zero-Max ServoClass coupling line. The addition of the SD025R an...

64 Manual Rotary Stage Added to OASIS Line (February 15, 2012)
George Products Company, Inc. has announced the addition of a Manual Rotary Stage to their OASIS product line. The OASIS i...

65 Governors Ask Administration for More Wind Energy Deployment (September 23, 2011)
A coalition of 24 governors from both major parties and each region of the country has asked the administration to take a series of steps...

66 Wittenstein Adds SUMO Sizes to Gearbox Line (July 19, 2011)
Wittenstein has enhanced the range of hypoid planetary gearboxes with the addition of new SUMO sizes to ensure maximum productiv...

67 Clutch Offers Performance Advantages for Marine Applications (September 23, 2011)
Industrial Clutch, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, has introduced the Model HC/CH clutch designed for use in marine applications includin...

68 AutomationDirect Adds Pneumatic Air Cylinders (September 27, 2011)
AutomationDirect's Nitra pneumatic product line now includes D-Series heavy-duty air cylinders suitable for applications where a...

69 IMTS 2012: A Look Ahead (October 7, 2011)
The Emerging Technology Center (ETC) at IMTS has always featured the latest in eye-catching, jaw-dropping, and thought-provoking technolo...

70 Bishop-Wisecarver Upgrades Website (October 4, 2011)
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation, manufacturer of the original DualVee guide wheel, launched its new website last week in celebration of the...

71 Zero-Max Hubs Provide Accurate Mechanical Adjustments (June 16, 2011)
Zero-Max Phas-Lok adjusting hubs provide a fast and easy method for changing the phase relationship of components in a power transmission...

72 Timken Agrees to Purchase Philadelphia Gear (May 27, 2011)
The Timken Company, located in Canton, Ohio, has announced plans to purchase Philadelphia Gear Corp. for $200 million. Based in King...

73 Balluff Adds I/O to IO-Link (January 14, 2011)
As part of its expanding package of control connectivity solutions, Balluff has introduced a full line of I/O Hubs to their IO-Link devic...

74 AutomationDirect Adds Sensors for Food/Beverage Industry (January 6, 2011)
AutomationDirect's new line of food and beverage sensor products includes AC and DC proximity and photoelectric sensors and quick-dis...

75 Baldor Motion Products Assist Advanced Coating Robotics (February 15, 2011)
An advanced real-time Ethernet motion control system has helped Advanced Coating Robotics (ACR) to create a new conformal coating machine...

76 LoadSense Integrates Industrial Operations (March 4, 2011)
A smart load sensor developed in the U.K. by Sensor Technology provides all the information needed to optimize efficiency and increase pr...

77 IFR Reports Steady Increase in Robotics (April 28, 2011)
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) reported a shipment of 115,000 industrial robots which means that the number of units s...

78 Maxon Releases Compact Four Quadrant Servo Controller (October 10, 2011)
Maxon's Escon 36/2 DC is a four-quadrant PWM servo controller for use with DC motors up to 72 W. The Escon 36/2 DC is a very fast dig...

79 Adcole Updates Camshaft Gage (October 27, 2011)
An upgraded submicron accuracy, end-of-line camshaft inspection gage that provides high speed production monitoring of up to 200 parts-pe...

80 KISSsoft Adds Flank Fracture Calculation to Latest Release (May 20, 2015)
The flank fracture calculation according to ISO/DTR 19042 was recently added to the latest KISSsoft release 03/2015 (module ZZ4). This ty...

81 ABB Automation Builder Toolsuite Provides Myriad Software Support Functions (June 23, 2015)
 ABB recently released a new integrated development toolsuite. Automation Builder 1.1 provides an integrated development environment...

82 Kistler Introduces Additional Measuring Ranges for Joining Modules (January 10, 2012)
Kistler, a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque an...

83 ETP Express Bushings Extend Load Capacity (January 20, 2012)
Heavy duty models of the ETP Express keyless shaft bushings are now available in 20, 40 and 60 mm sizes. Available from Zero-Max, ETP Exp...

84 Bauer Opens Flagship Production Facilities to Halve Lead Time (May 11, 2015)
Bauer recently opened a new production facility at the company headquarters in Esslingen. Bauer Gear Motor has been a leading manufa...

85 ExxonMobil Releases Advanced Gear Lubricants (January 9, 2012)
ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties announced the introduction of its new lineup of high-performance, fully-synthetic indus...

86 ITAMCO Adds Large Grinder to its High-Performance Gear Capabilities (December 20, 2011)
Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) has integrated a Niles ZP 40 gear grinder into its gearing capabilities. The ZP 4...

87 RFID Read Heads Promote Simplified Operation (November 30, 2011)
Pepperl+Fuchs introduces RFID Read Head IQT-F116-R4M-V1. These RFID read heads conform to the popular and open 13.56 MHz ISO 15693 s...

88 Vacon to Introduce AC Drives at Trade Fair (November 14, 2011)
AC drive manufacturer Vacon will announce a new product family of compact AC drives at the electric automation fair SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2011 i...

89 PTDA Announces 2012 Leadership (December 1, 2011)
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2012 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at last month's I...

90 Bosch Rexroth Releases IndraDrive Mi with Multi-Ethernet (December 1, 2011)
With its decentralized IndraDrive Mi servo drive, Rexroth paves the way for speedy engineering, the simple realization of modular machine...

91 Gilman Reveals New Sales Support Representative, RGW Sales Canada (June 25, 2015)
Gilman Precision recently added RGW Sales Canada as the exclusive representative to cover portions of eastern Canada, including provinces...

92 Nord Offers Drive Technology Advancements (February 23, 2012)
In the food and beverage industry and in pharmaceutical production, washdown design is a must for machine and production facilities. Peri...

93 Advanced Machine Announces Pneumatic Rod Locks (November 1, 2012)
Advanced Machine & Engineering Co., a manufacturer of stand-alone and NFPA cylinder mount pneumatic rod locks since 1994, has now int...

94 PTDA Announces 2014 Leadership (November 5, 2013)
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2014 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at the recent PTDA In...

95 Maxon Motors Introduces Right Angle Gearheads (January 26, 2015)
Maxon Precision Motors recently introduced right angle gearheads designed to be configured with Maxon’s 22 mm and 32 mm DC motors.&...

96 Pradeep Saha Promoted to President and CEO of Horsburgh & Scott (January 23, 2015)
Horsburgh & Scott, a large gear manufacturer, has announced that Pradeep Saha has been promoted to President and CEO. Saha previously...

97 Zero-Max Offers Hub Taper Adapter Option (November 8, 2013)
Zero-Max ServoClass couplings are now available with hub taper adapters for use on servomotors with tapered shafts. Precision machined, t...

98 Ameridrives Design Overload Protection Solution for Metals Recycler (January 5, 2015)
An international metals recycler was suffering from recurring damage to the motors and universal joints caused by torque overload when th...

99 Siemens Reduces Lead Times on Servomotors (November 25, 2013)
In response to increased market needs and always seeking to exceed customer expectations, Siemens Industry, Inc. announces a further redu...

100 Witchita Clutch Adds AirMaKKs for Offshore and Mining Applications (October 28, 2013)
Wichita Clutch, Wichita Falls, Texas, has recently added the air cooled, spring-set, air released AirMaKKs SSB high torque brakes to its ...

101 Broadwind Wins $106 Million in Tower Orders (October 10, 2013)
Broadwind Energy, Inc. recently announced $106 million in tower orders from a U.S. wind turbine manufacturer. Broadwind will produce thes...

102 Warner Adds I-Track Actuators (August 8, 2013)
Warner Linear recently announced the addition of the I-Track to their line of linear actuators. The I-Track’s unique inline design ...

103 AutomationDirect and the Boy Scouts Launch New Merit Badge (August 1, 2013) has teamed up with the Boy Scouts of America to inform and inspire the nation’s youth about programming. The 2...

104 Brevini Improves Traditional Axles (August 12, 2013)
Traditionally, vehicle drive systems have been based around axles and in many cases they remain a solid solution. However, with vehicle m...

105 CD-Adapco Selects Siemens D-Cubed Software (October 2, 2013)
CD-Adapco, a provider of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions for manufacturers, has licensed Siemens’ D-Cubed software to ...

106 AutomationDirect Adds Air-to-Air Exchangers (October 4, 2013)
AutomationDirect has expanded its Stratus line to include air-to-air heat exchangers in 120VAC and 24 VDC models. This air-to-air heat ex...

107 Steinmeyer Announces Advanced Motion Controller (December 2, 2013)
Steinmeyer, Inc. recently announced a small new point to point controller to complement its line of precision linear stages. The new FMC2...

108 SKF Introduces HSS Radial-Shaft Seals (December 13, 2013)
SKF introduces HSS radial-shaft seals designed to promote optimized performance and reliability for critical steel mill and metals indust...

109 Maxon Motor and Gearhead Boast High Speed and Low Heat (August 1, 2014)
The new brushless drive with a diameter of 19 mm has been specially designed for high speeds and features low heat development and extrem...

110 Zero-Max Adds Insulation Protection to Components (May 21, 2014)
Motion system designers have a new option to arrest electrical current...

111 Adcole Names Reece President and CEO (August 4, 2014)
Adcole Corporation, a manufacturer of special purpose machines for measuring engine components such as camshafts, crankshafts, and piston...

112 Timken Canada Re-Launches Partnership with Garlock Sealing (August 11, 2014)
Timken Canada has announced that it is re-launching the partnership with Garlock Sealing Technologies (an EnPro Industries Company) to mo...

113 AutomationDirect Offers Free eBook Download (September 24, 2014)
AutomationDirect’s new eBook, Automation 101: An Industry Guide to Control System Engineering is now available as a free download. ...

114 NTN Offers Food Grade Mounted Units (September 16, 2014)
NTN Food Grade Mounted Units protect bearings from the harsh environments in the food and beverage industry. This stainless series has a ...

115 Siemens Simatic 427D Microbox IPC Upgraded with Third Generation Intel Processor (November 10, 2014)
Siemens Simatic 427D Microbox IPC has been upgraded with the third generation Intel Core i7 (1.7 GHz) processor for high system performan...

116 Bosch Rexroth's Adaptive Systems Increases Throughput by 50 Percent (November 26, 2014)
Adaptive Systems technology minimizes unwanted movements like oscillations and vibrations, increasing process throughput by up to 50 perc...

117 H-D Advanced Manufacturing Acquires Intellifuse Technologies LLC (December 16, 2014)
H-D Advanced Manufacturing recently announced that it acquired Intellifuse Technologies LLC, the sixth acquisition completed by H-D in th...

118 PTDA Canadian Conference to Offer Networking and Knowledge (January 29, 2014)
Since its debut in 2002, the PTDA Canadian Conference has become a powerful business conclave for Canada’s power transmission/motio...

119 Force Control Presents Travelling Roadshow (March 10, 2014)
Force Control Industries, Inc. brings their traveling Roadshow to the western part of the United States and Canada from April through Aug...

120 Applimotion Offers Thin Radial Cross Section Motor Kits (May 6, 2014)
Applimotion’s ULT, UTH, and UTS frameless brushless motor kits cover a wide range of applications in direct drive motion control. New sizes recently introduced have large center through-holes and thin radial cross-section...

121 Maxon Adds Mini OEM Plug-in Module (December 10, 2014)
In addition to its ESCON servo controller family, Maxon Motor has released a miniaturized, postage stamp-sized OEM plug-in module. The 4-...

122 Gilman Adds Weimer Bearing to Provide Sales Support (July 22, 2013)
Gilman Precision has added Weimer Bearing and Transmission as the exclusive representative to cover portions of the Upper Midwest. Effect...

123 J.W. Winco Offers Adjustable Levers (July 17, 2013)
J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 300.5 Tapped Type All Stainless Steel ...

124 Bosch Rexroth Introduces Upgrade to Electrohydraulic Controller (February 11, 2015)
Bosch Rexroth recently introduced an upgrade to the electrohydraulic controller used on the company’s A4VSO and A4VSG hydraulic axi...

125 Siemens Introduces Three-week Lead Time on Generation II 1FK7 Servomotors (March 2, 2015)
Siemens Industry, Inc. recently announced a further reduction in lead times for Generation II of its Simotics 1FK7 servomotors. High...

126 AutomationDirect Adds Stainless Steel Cylinders (December 11, 2012)
AutomationDirect’s NITRA pneumatic product line now includes F-Series all stainless steel air cylinders suitable for washdown appli...

127 Voith Adds Compression Type Coupling to Product Range (December 28, 2012)
Permanent high stress levels and sub-standard components can lead to reduced equipment performance and reliability as a result of wear an...

128 Haydon Kerk Expands Lead Screw Products (January 11, 2013)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a brand of Ametek Precision Motion Control, has expanded the capabilities of its precision lead screw produ...

129 Zero-Max Offers Overload Safety Couplings (January 7, 2013)
Overload safety couplings from Zero-Max are available in special models designed for washdown applications. They clean up easily, won&rsq...

130 Siemens to Upgrade Pumping Station (November 26, 2012)
Siemens won a $10 million bid through the Chicago Department of Water Management to support upgrades to the Springfield Avenue Pumping ...

131 Haydon Kerk Adds Motorized BGS Linear Rail Products to its Express Store (March 6, 2015)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a brand of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, recently added three different sized BGS Linear Rail Systems to...

132 KISSsoft Adds Beveloid Gears Module (October 28, 2014)
Beveloid gears have their own new module in the KISSsoft system (module ZH1). Sizing and dimensioning of beveloid gears have been impleme...

133 Mitsubishi Electric Upgrades Inverters (October 31, 2012)
Mitsubishi Electric has upgraded the FR-F700-EC range of inverters with a number of functions that meet the specific needs of water and p...

134 KHM Clutches Offer New Off Road Standards (November 19, 2012)
GKN Stromag's KHM clutches transfer high torque in a compact design and have a high heat capacity to accelerate high mass moments of ...

135 KISSsoft Explains Calculation of the Face Load Factor (March 11, 2015)
In the KHβ calculation, the manufacturing allowances are now considered using the combinations of (+/-) signs of fma and fhb (module...

136 Ringfeder Adds Line of Heavy-duty Shaft Couplings (March 10, 2015)
Ringfeder Power Transmission Group has expanded its offering of heavy-duty couplings with the acquisition of Tschan GmbH, a supplier of n...

137 Maxon Releases Four Quadrant Servo Controller (January 16, 2013)
Maxon’s new ESCON 36/3 EC is a four-quadrant PWM servo controller designed for efficient control of brushless DC motors with Hall s...

138 Haydon Kerk Introduces Micro Series Lead Screw Assemblies (January 30, 2015)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions recently introduced their Kerk Micro Series lead screw assemblies. Standard configurations include 2 mm diam...

139 Aerotech Offers Additive Manufacturing Systems and Components (June 21, 2013)
Additive manufacturing and 3-D printing are set to revolutionize multiple areas of technology and manufacturing. The dispensing of compou...

140 PTDA Adds 10 New Members (May 22, 2013)
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has welcomed 10 new members year-to-date including Applied Power Solutions (Addiso...

141 PTDA Canadian Conference Showcases PT Market (July 2, 2013)
From its start in 2001 with 53 attendees, PTDA’s 12th annual Canadian Conference set a new high when a record-breaking 250 particip...

142 Siemens Reduces Lead Times for Servomotors (July 15, 2013)
Siemens Industry, Inc. announces reduced lead times for its Generation II Simotics 1FK7 servomotors. Highly-configurable to suit a wide v...

143 Maxon Adds Gearheads to GP 32 Series (July 16, 2013)
Maxon motor has added two new gearheads to the already successful GP 32 program. Significant improvements have been made to the single-st...

144 SKF Introduces Advanced Radial Shaft Seals (May 22, 2013)
A new advanced version of SKF Speedi-Sleeve radial shaft seals is a suitable solution to restore malfunctioning sealing systems without r...

145 Voith Advances Vorecon Technology (May 10, 2013)
The latest survey taken in 2013 confirms the high reliability of the variable speed planetary gearbox “Vorecon” from Voith. T...

146 Steinmeyer Adds to Rotary Stage Line (February 19, 2013)
Steinmeyer, Inc. recently announced a new addition to its line of precision rotary stages. The DT240 stage is driven by a torque motor fo...

147 GWJ Technology Upgrades eAssistant Software (January 28, 2015)
GWJ Technology GmbH, headquartered in Braunschweig, Germany, has upgraded its web-based calculation software eAssistant with three new mo...

148 C&U Names Strutt Canadian Regional Sales Manager (March 20, 2013)
C&U Americas, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, recently appointed David Strutt as its new regional manager in Cana...

149 Maxon Introduces Micro Motor and Gearhead (April 3, 2013)
Maxon Motor introduces the EC4, a 4 mm diameter brushless DC motor and gearhead. The typical issue found with micro drives of this size i...

150 Durst Appoints Vice President Business Leader (April 29, 2013)
Durst recently announced that Terry McCormick has been promoted to vice president business leader, succeeding Bernie Nielsen, vice presid...

151 McHenry Wins IMTS iPad Raffle (October 26, 2012)
Paul McHenry, shop supervisor at Tri-City Machine Products, Inc. was the lucky winner of a new iPad at the Gear Technology/Power Transmis...

152 Encoder Ready DC Motors Feature Planetary Gearboxes (July 15, 2010)
Nidal Copal's HG16 series is a RoHS compatible DC motor with planetary gearbox. The 0.63 inch OD (16 mm) DC motor has two axial lengt...

153 HBD Thermoid Adds V-Belt Line (February 28, 2007)
HBD/Thermoid Inc., a power transmission belt manufacturer, announced a new V-Belt product line, Thermoid Select to further complement its...

154 High Performance Stepper Drives with Advanced Features and Control Options Available in 200 VAC Models (February 21, 2007)
Applied Motion Products’ family of STAC6 High Performance Stepper Drives are now available in 220 VAC models. According to the ...

155 Moog’s New Controller Offers Advanced Capabilities in Industry-Standard Package (February 28, 2007)
The M3000 from Moog Controls is designed to address the needs of high-performance digital control for hydraulic and electrical products. ...

156 Onvio Headquarters Moves to New Hampshire (March 1, 2007)
Onvio LLC moved its headquarters and U.S. manufacturing into a newly constructed facility in Salem, NH. The new address is: Onvio L...

157 High Performance Stepper Drives with Advanced Features and Control Options Available in 200VAC Models (March 2, 2007)
Applied Motion Products’ family of STAC6 High Performance Stepper Drives are now available in 220 VAC models. According to the c...

158 igus Downloads Product Data Into CD-ROM Format (March 1, 2007)
igus? Inc. offers a free CD-ROM of its energy chain and iglide product catalogs and design guides. More than 1,000 pages of technical...

159 New Adjustable Length Line Shafting Introduced by R +W America (February 5, 2007)
R+W America developed the EZV series of adjustable length line shafting, which uses the same jack system for various platform sizes in li...

160 PCB’s New Seat Pad Accelerometer Installed Between Rider and Vehicle Seat for Comfort (January 24, 2007)
PCB Piezotronics, Inc. introduces a new triaxial ICP accelerometer that installs between rider and vehicle seat, for ride comfort studies...

161 BrecoFlex Introduces Silicone Flat Belts for Positioning and Conveying PCV Cards with Card Printing and Card Reading Devices (April 21, 2006)
BRECOflex CO., L.L.C. offers seamless ESBAND? flat belts with and without carcass. Customized belts can be designed for individual applic...

162 New Series of Finger-Flex Isolators from AAC Solve Low Load Problems. (April 21, 2006)
The natural rubber "Finger-Flex" ring and bushing in each mount have radial fingers on top and bottom surfaces to absorb vibration parall...

163 PI Product Releases Ultra-High-Load Precision Linear Actuators (April 22, 2006)
PI Products released the M-238 ultra-high-load precision linear actuators that combine force, resolution and speed The actuators are s...

164 Advanced Heat Treat Installing $1.5 Million Large Capacity Ion Nitriding Vessel (January 4, 2007)
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. is installing one of the world's largest ion nitriding vessels in their new Cullman, AL service center, cur...

165 Haydon Switch & Instrument Releases Leadscrew Assemblies Catalog (January 15, 2007)
Haydon Switch & Instrument Inc. announced the release of a new detailed technical catalog for the leadscrew assemblies product line. ...

166 Paulo Products Adds Surface Treatment Capabilities (January 10, 2007)
Paulo Products Company added two surface treatments at its St Louis, MO, facility. Paulo-St Louis now has the capability to perform ...

167 Philadelphia Gear Offers Two Versions of Continuous Oil Rescue Equipment (March 5, 2007)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. announced the availability of two versions of the company's proprietary CORE Continuous Oil Rescue Equipment....

168 Kaydon Corp. Announces Leadership Transition (March 19, 2007)
Kaydon Corp. announced the pending retirement of its president and CEO Brian P. Campbell on May 1. Campbell will not stand for re-electio...

169 Roller Chains-Ladder Chains-Plastic Chains from Stock Drive Products (June 15, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 68 roller Chains, ladders chains, plastic chains, roller chain links, and all types of chains....

170 Bison Gear Wins Community Leadership Award (June 12, 2007)
Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. will receive The Business Leadership Award from the River Valley Workforce Investment Board on June 21...

171 J.W. Winco's Linear Actuators Available With Two Separate Threaded Shafts (June 20, 2007)
J.W. Winco offers metric linear actuators with two separate threaded shafts.The actuators feature guide tubes of chrome plated precision ...

172 mG miniGears Installs Furnace Loading System (June 25, 2007)
mG miniGears installed a furnace loading system in its powder metal department to avoid defects, especially for gears where small damage of the...

173 Big Kaiser's Boring Tools Allows Users to Make Incremental Adjustments (July 11, 2007)
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. introduces a patent-pending new series of Kaiser boring tools. The new series has adjusting resolu...

174 BIG Kaiser Program Addresses Local Engineer Shortage (June 26, 2007)
For years, BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. announced continuation of its partnership with Elk Grove High School to support st...

175 Redex Andantex Uses Mechanical Preload System to Increase Drive Capacity (June 12, 2007)
The new DualDrive from REDEX ANDANTEX eliminates backlash and increases the rigidity of rack and pinion drives using a patented mechanica...

176 SKF’s Spring-Load Ball Transfer Self-Adjust in Load Transfer Applications (May 31, 2007)
SKF 's "Hevi-Load" spring-loaded ball transfer unit for load-transfer application are engineered to reduce damage caused by shock loa...

177 Norton Kaplan Appointed Head of Methods Automation (May 24, 2007)
Methods Machine Tools has formed a new group—Methods Automation—to assist customers in maximizing performance of the individual machine t...

178 Bishop-Wisecarver Appoints Ringball as Canadian Master Distributor (March 23, 2007)
Bishop-Wisecarver Corp. appointed Ringball Corp. as the Canadian Master Distributor for its full line of linear motion products. The excl...

179 ZF's Right-Angled Gearheads Open Door for Luxury Multimedia Pod (May 24, 2007)
The SWG gearheads from ZF offer a smoother alternative to screwjack-based door control systems used in the latest luxury media experience...

180 Roller and Ladder Chain Sprockets from SDP/SI (May 30, 2007)
Sprockets, Roller Chain, Metric are available from SDP/SI, an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 540 sprockets, roller chain sprockets, ladde...

181 Zero-Max's Newest Couplings Designed for Servo Application with High Reverse Load and Precise Positioning (May 30, 2007)
The next generation of ServoClass® couplings has been introduced by Zero-Max. According to the company's press release, the new c...

182 New Leaf Spring Vibration Mounts Introduced by Advanced Antivibration Components (April 21, 2006)
A new line of stainless steel leaf spring vibration mounts introduced by Advanced Antivibration Components are designed for use with vari...

183 New AAC Constant Frequency Mounts (CNF) Automatically Adjust to Stiffness in Response to Load (April 21, 2006)
AAC has introduced three new sizes of constant natural frequency mounts-(CNF Type). The natural frequency of a system by its definition i...

184 New GM at Philadelphia Gear (April 13, 2005)
Boyd Swearingen was promoted to general manager for Philadelphia Gear’s Gulf Coast and Southeast region. According to the company...

185 Philadelphia Gear Extends Standard Warranty (April 12, 2005)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. has announced its "best-in-industry" standard warranty. The company's original standard warranty covered t...

186 Philadelphia Gear Completes ISO-9001 for All Five Regional Service Centers (April 13, 2005)
Philadelphia Gear Corp., a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, has completed ISO-9001 (2000 standard) cert...

187 Frenco Adds Gage for Measuring Splines to Produce A Circumferential Backlash Measuring Instrument (April 16, 2005)
Frenco has expanded its product line by starting to produce a circumferential backlash measuring instrument. According to its press r...

188 Emerson Motors Upgrade Customer Service Center and Catalog Listing of NEMA-Approved Motors (December 12, 2005)
Emerson Motor Technologies added motor conversion capabilities to its southern California customer service center. "Our Chino customer...

189 Philadelphia Gear Hires Mark Cooke as Sales Manager (April 30, 2005)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. hired Mark Cooke as regional sales manager for the Gulf Coast region. Among Cooke’s new responsibilities...

190 Hermann Stadtfeld Returns to Gleason as VP (February 26, 2005)
Gleason Corp. has appointed Hermann J. Stadtfeld as vice president of bevel gear technology. According to the company’s press re...

191 Chairman of Timken Board to be Nominated as Ambassador to Germany (February 20, 2005)
W.R. Timken Jr. will be nominated by President George Bush for the position of U.S. Ambassador to Germany. His nomination will be forw...

192 DoAll Founder, Ingersoll President Added to American Precision Hall of Fame (December 16, 2003)
The American Precision Museum named four new members to their Hall of Fame. These individuals join 43 leaders in the American machine too...

193 New Planetary Gearhead From Alpha Gear (December 9, 2003)
The new SP+ from Alpha Gear is available in seven sizes as an update to last year?s SP Series. The series features noise levels from ...

194 Steady Toolroom Conditions in 3rd Quarter, Says Tooling and Manufactuirng Association (January 1, 2004)
The Tooling and Manufacturing Association has released its October report, announcing that business conditions have remained steady in th...

195 ZF Gearheads Used to Detect Galaxy Clusters (January 29, 2004)
Precision planetary gearheads from ZF Great Britain provide high levels of torque for Cambridge University’s new radio telescope ins...

196 New Lead Angle Gear Roller from Marposs (January 28, 2005)
The M62 DF from Marposs is designed for the dynamic inspection of ring gears with automatic part rotation. The system can also evalua...

197 Harmonic Drive Introduces New Gearheads (January 3, 2005)
Harmonic Drive Technologies introduced its RGH Series of compact gearheads that offer the accuracy and repeatability typically associated...

198 Animatics’ New Rotor Design Offers Additional Capacity (January 18, 2006)
Animatics Corp. announces the release of a OEM Series of SmartMotors, the new SM2315DT. The SM2315DT ...

199 Soft Servo Systems Upgrades to Corporate Status (January 19, 2006)
The Soft Servo Systems Japan branch office has been expanded and upgraded to a corporation with a new h...

200 Kinefac Introduces Robo-Roller Thread and Form Rolling System (April 8, 2006)
Kinefac introduces its new Robo Roller flexible, quick changeover, automated production system for rolling threads, knurls, worms and oth...

201 Boston Gear Publishes Gearhead Brochure (April 8, 2006)
Boston Gear has published a full color, 36-page brochure to introduce a new high precision helical planetary gearheads The gearheads ...

202 Alpha Gear New Gearhead Follows Trends in High Reduction Torque and Ratios (April 11, 2006)
The new SPK+ right-angle gearhead is designed for applications with high reduction ratios and torques. This product combines features of...

203 Service Network Adds Precision Technologies to Grinder Sales Representation Network (April 17, 2006)
Service Network, Inc. (SNI) recently added Precision Technologies to their network of world-wide sales representation. Precision Tec...

204 Latest Advancement in Eagle’s Thread Verification System (April 20, 2006)
Eagle Thread Verifier, makers of an automated thread gauge system, introduced a new higher torque spindle (24",model HT-100), for use in ...

205 Paulo Products Upgrades to ISO TS 16949: 2002 (April 18, 2006)
The St Louis, MO facility of Paulo Products Company has successfully passed the upgrade audit and has been awarded accreditation to ISO/T...

206 Philadelphia Gear Simplifies Controller (April 7, 2006)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. introduces the Mark VII controller, which was developed for the company’s Synchrotorque brand of variable sp...

207 Seco/Warwick Appoints Manufacturers Rep in Canada (April 6, 2006)
Jeff Boswell, president and CEO of Seco/Warwick Corp., announced the appointment of Gunnar Poschmann of Synergetic Technologies Inc. as a...

208 Philadelphia Gear Opens Dubai Sales Office, Names New Manager (January 30, 2006)
Philadelphia Gear Corp. opened a new sales office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in November. James Aston was appointed as Middle East re...

209 SKF’s Columns Lift Off-Center Loads Without Deflection (January 20, 2006)
SKF &r...

210 SKF’s Toroidal Roller Bearings Accomodate Heavy Loads and Misalignment (March 14, 2006)
The SKF Carb torodial roller bearings serve as non-located bearing in large electric motors (125 Hp and above) with their capability to a...

211 Bison Gears Adds Custom AC Motors (March 15, 2006)
Bison Gear and Engineering plans to begin manufacturing their own line of AC motors in their St. Charles, IL, facility beginning in April...

212 Danaher Motion Planetary Gearheads Require No Maintenance (April 1, 2006)
[photo]Danaher Motion's Micron ValueTRUE planetary gearheads are a more economical extension to Danaher Motion's family of Micron...

213 BIG Kaiser's Adaption Kit Simplifies Use of the Unilock Clamping System (July 19, 2007)
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. introduces a rotary indexer adapter kit, designed for use with the Unilock clamping system. According t...

214 Zero-Maxs Keyless Shaft Locking Bushings Contain FDA-Approved Food Grade Minimums (July 26, 2007)
Zero Max's ETP Stainless Steel shaft locking bushings are designed to lock gears, pulleys, sprockets and other components to a keyles...

215 Servo Drives Add Supported Standards (June 17, 2010)
The e100 drive family from Baldor Electric Company has been reengineered to be compatible with at least three industrial Ethernet stand...

216 Tsubakimoto Opens New Headquarters in Dordrecht (June 15, 2010)
With an ongoing commitment to the European market, Tsubakimoto announced the official opening of a new headquarters in Dordrecht, the Net...

217 ABB Appoints Head of Robotics North America (June 24, 2010)
Former General Electric executive Michael Mahfet has been appointed as vice president and general manager of ABB's robotics busines...

218 Adjustable Speed Drives Set to Various Speeds (June 28, 2010)
Adjustable Speed Drives with a micro dial feature available from Zero-Max provide accurate, repeatable speed settings. This allows users ...

219 Motoman Robotics Secures Headquarters Expansion Site (July 8, 2010)
Yaskawa America Inc. announces that its Motoman Robotics division has executed an option agreement to secure property at the recently dev...

220 Mini Accelerometer Reduces Unwanted Mass Loading Effects (July 1, 2010)
The Endevco model 35A from Meggitt Sensing Systems is an IEPE-type triaxial accelerometer with integral electronics. It is designed for h...

221 ABB Appoints Head of Robotics in North America (June 8, 2010)
Former General Electric Executive Michael Mahfet has been appointed as vice president and general manager of ABB's robotics busines...

222 Coupling Design Allows Simple Radial Exchange (June 2, 2010)
The Centaflex Series AR rubber-in-compression flexible coupling incorporates a patented split through one of the axial aluminum inserts, ...

223 Rexroth IndraDrive Delivers Power at Low Cost (May 21, 2010)
Featuring a compact space-saving design and open support of SERCOS III communication bus, the Rexroth IndraDrive Cs Economy low-power s...

224 Credit Lines Readily Available for Expo Pack/Procesa Visitors (May 17, 2010)
Major regional and global financial institutions are participating in the Expo Pack Mexico and Procesa 2010 Financial Pavilion to support...

225 Caliper Brakes Engineered with 50 Percent More Pad Area (May 25, 2010)
Twiflex Limited's VCS MK 4 caliper brakes have been engineered to provide a 50 percent increase in pad area for improved stopping a...

226 Low-Cost DC Power Supplies Added to Rhino Line (May 27, 2010)
Automation Direct's Rhino line of power supplies now includes panel and DIN rail mountable power supplies designed for applications r...

227 Micro Lead Screws Miniaturize Products (June 1, 2010)
The Kerk Micro Series Lead Screw Assemblies from Haydon Kerk Motion comes in standard configurations that include 2 mm diameter screws wi...

228 SCHUNK Offers New Sealed DRG Two-Finger Radial Gripper (June 1, 2010)
The new DRG Two-Finger Radial Gripper from SCHUNK is utilized for difficult handling tasks. The gripper is used in dirty working environm...

229 Dynetic Systems Adds to Engineering Staff (July 15, 2010)
Chuck Raskin joins the engineering team at Dynetic Systems Inc., a manufacturer of brush and brushless DC motors located in the Twin Ci...

230 PTDA 2015 Canadian Conference Facilitates Canadian Cross-Channel Connections (June 26, 2015)
Canadian power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributors and manufacturers gathered June 3-5 at the Four Seasons Vancouver, Vancou...

231 Automation Direct Adds Manual Motor Controllers/Disconnects (November 2, 2010)
The Bryant line of manual motor controllers (MMC) now available through AutomationDirect is UL listed as "suitable as motor disconne...

232 Rockwell Adds White Papers to Resource Library (October 21, 2010)
Rockwell Automation has added five new white papers to its resource library on managing real-time control and information flow throughout...

233 B&R Adds Planetary Gears to Motor Line (November 5, 2010)
B&R Industrial Automation recently announced the addition of precision planetary gears to its line of synchronous and stepper motors....

234 Wedge Mounts Designed for Heavy Loads (November 10, 2010)
A new series of four precision wedge mounts from Advanced Antivibration Components (AAC) are designed for precision leveling for hea...

235 SKF Receives Leadership Award for Sustainability (December 8, 2010)
SKF has received the corporate 2010 Supplier Leadership Award for "Sustainability" from Johnson Controls. The award was present...

236 Broadwind Receives Contract for 90-Turbine Wind Farm (December 3, 2010)
Broadwind Energy, Inc. recently announced that its Tower Tech Systems subsidiary was selected as the supplier of wind towers for the Glac...

237 Adams Company Invests in Gear Measurement System (October 7, 2010)
The Adams Company, a custom manufacturer of bevel, helical, spur, worm gears and shafts, are continuing to acquire the latest equipm...

238 Emerson Receives International Trade Award (October 6, 2010)
Emerson Industrial Automation, Power Transmission Solutions business unit, was recently awarded the 2010 Northern Kentucky International ...

239 Bison Gear Acquires Von Weise of Canada (August 5, 2010)
The brushless DC electric motor business of Von Weise of Canada Company was acquired by Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. The product line...

240 Encapsulated Power Supplies Added to Rhino Line (July 19, 2010)
Automation Direct has extended its Rhino line to include AC/DC switch mode power supplies encapsulated in a compact, low profile housin...

241 Advance Machine & Engineering Announce Products From Ott-Jakob (August 16, 2010)
Designed like the popular Ott-Jakob Type GD rotary union, with permanently sealed surfaces, this newly developed rotary union also offers...

242 ABB Appoints Campbell to Head Robot Products in North America (September 23, 2010)
ABB Robotics recently announced the appointment of Joe Campbell as vice president of its U.S. Robot Products Group, according to Michael ...

243 Twiflex/Hilliard Corp. Supply Advanced Braking Technology for Grinding Mills (September 24, 2010)
Twiflex Limited/Hilliard Corp. have recently supplied their largest grinding mill braking system to Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. for i...

244 ServoClass Couplings Add Three Sizes (May 10, 2010)
Appropriate for precision positioning requirements and high reverse load characteristics of challenging AC and DC servomotor applications...

245 Bodine Redesigns W Model Gearheads (May 3, 2010)
The WX gearhead from Bodine Electric Company is a high-torque gearhead built to provide longer life and higher performance than similar g...

246 Bodine Motors Combine Control, Motor and Gearhead (February 18, 2008)
Bodine Electric Company expands the INTEGRAmotor product line to integrate electronic and mechanical motors into the same unit. Combining...

247 Baldor Adds High-Powered, Ethernet-Compatible Motor Drives to Lineup (November 15, 2007)
Baldor recently added three higher power AC motor drives to its product line. The Motiflex e100 drives are Ethernet-compatible with Power...

248 Sumitomo Drive Technologies Introduces Food-Grade, High-Pressure Washdown Hyponic Right Angle Reducer (March 24, 2008)
Sumitomo introduces its newest Hyponic® product variant designed for the food industry and high-pressure washdown (HPW) applications. Dev...

249 Three New Planetary Gearhead Sizes Released from QTC (May 19, 2008)
Quality Transmission Components released size 98, 78 and 52 planetary gearheads, that feature smooth, quiet, lightweight and compact heli...

250 Brevini Relocates U.S. Headquarters to Indiana (November 24, 2008)
Brevini USA Inc., a subsidiary of Brevini Power Transmission, headquartered in Italy, has recently announced its decision to relocate i...

251 Frelon Lined Linear Bearings from QBC Offer Load and Wear Rate Design Advantages (September 4, 2008)
An expanded line of linear ball bearings from Quality Bearings & Components are stocked in both U.S. and European standard specificat...

252 Silicone Gel Pad Vibration Isolators From AAC Feature Superior Damping Performance (September 27, 2007)
These isolators, identified as the V10Z61MSN Series, are designed for light to medium loads of from 0.5 kgf to 2 kgf (1.1 lb. to 4.4 lb.)...

253 Timken Names Business Leaders for New Power Transmission and Bearings Group (August 28, 2007)
The Timken Company  today announced five leaders of the businesses within its new Bearings and Power Transmission Group. All five wi...

254 J.W. Winco’s Linear Actuators Feature Two Separate Threaded Shafts (August 6, 2007)
J.W. Winco's metric linear actuators have two separate threaded shafts and feature guide tubes of chrome-plated precision steel with ...

255 Bodine's New Gearmotors Deliver Twice the Torque of Popular Motor/Gearhead Combinations (July 26, 2007)
Bodine Electric's CG gearmotor, an extra-rugged line of variable speed AC inverter-duty and permanent magnet DC gearmotors, was devel...

256 Baldor Introduces New Series Adjustable Speed Control and Motor (August 7, 2007)
Baldor announced a new series of brushless adjustable speed controls and motors featuring less maintenance, quieter operation, more ...

257 alpha gear drives Introduces New Gearhead (August 7, 2007)
The in line basic precision alphira product from alpha gear is packaged in a lightweight aluminum case and offers power-dense and mainten...

258 Morgan Advanced Ceramics Introduces New Coatings from the Racing Industry (August 14, 2007)
The Diamonex Products division of Morgan Advanced Ceramics (MAC) introduced its Diamonex® Diamond-like Coatings (DLC) for the pe...

259 Amacoil’s Load Platform Relieves Radial Forces on Linear Drives (August 9, 2007)
Amacoil offers a linear bearing slide option on drive assemblies to protect rolling ring bearings in Uhing linear drives from undue wear ...

260 Fenner Precision Invests in Upgrades and New Equipment (November 24, 2008)
Fenner Precision, a developer of custom belts, pulleys and rollers for paper propulsion, motion control and power transmission applicat...

261 Mitsubishi Integrates Advanced CNC Control in All Product Lines (December 8, 2008)
The M700 Series CNC Control provides advanced programming for high-precision machining and productivity using nano technology. Mitsubishi...

262 Bodine Introduces WX Gearhead, and Simple-to-Wire AC Motor Winding (March 26, 2010)
Two new products were released by Bodine Electric Company: the WX gearhead and a three-wire-reversible 34R frame AC induction motor. Th...

263 Machinable Nylon Grade Broadens Size Range (October 8, 2009)
Nylatron NSM, a wear-resistant machinable nylon grade, is available in a wider range of tubular shapes for machining larger bearings, bus...

264 Smart Ethernet Drives Add Flexibility to Advanced Motion Control System Building (March 29, 2010)
The latest generation of smart drives from Baldor Electric Company offers economic and space-saving solutions for many common single-axis...

265 Broadwind Energy Appoints Brad Foote President (April 1, 2010)
Daniel E. Schueller was appointed president of Brad Foote Gear Works, Inc., the gearing systems business of Broadwind Energy, Inc. Schu...

266 Haydon Adds Third Actuator Size (April 16, 2010)
The G4 19000 Series Can-stack Stepper Motor Linear Actuator is the third linear actuator size added to the Haydon line of high output c...

267 Cleveland Gear Broadens Product Offerings (April 8, 2010)
A line of shaft mount reducers and accessories is available now from Cleveland Gear Company, including tapered bushing kits, belt guards,...

268 Bison Gear Adds 46 Models to FlexTorq Line (October 6, 2009)
The FlexTorq line of gearmotors from Bison Gear and Engineering Corp. continues to grow with 46 models of the 562 Series of hollow shaft ...

269 Hydraulic Institute Chooses Board of Directors, Awards Industry Leaders (September 30, 2009)
During the Hydraulic Institute's (HI) 92nd Annual Meeting in Marco Island, FL, the 2009 Board of Directors and Officers were elected,...

270 Metal Bonding Adhesive Exhibits Superior Strength (March 30, 2009)
Master Bond's Supreme 10HT is a one-part heat resistant adhesive formulated to cure at elevated temperatures and effectively applied ...

271 BLDC Motors Offer Advantages Over Brushed DC Motors (February 10, 2009)
Taiwan Precision Gear Corp.'s BLDC motors improve on brushed DC motor technology by offering more efficiency, reliability, reduced ...

272 Addition of Robot Blasting Cell Enables Shot Peening Demonstration (April 23, 2009)
Guyson Corporation expanded its engineering test laboratory with the purchase of a robotic blast system to sustain application developmen...

273 Heavy-Duty Slide 2 Improved, Carries Heavy-Cantilevered Loads with Ease (May 15, 2009)
Techno, Inc. Linear Motion Systems introduces the improved Heavy-Duty Slide 2, constructed from a single rigid aluminum extrusion profile...

274 PLC Applications Made Easy with Technosoft Motion Control Libraries (July 17, 2009)
The TML_LIB_X20 Motion Control Library embeds the Technosoft drives' intelligence into a B&R PLC environment. The library is a co...

275 Actuator Offers Long Life and Static Load Capacity (December 13, 2010)
Linear motion control systems and turnkey components manufacturer Nook Industries has recently introduced the Infinity 1 Roller Screw Act...

276 Boston Gear Mounted Bearings and Universal Joints Added to Stainless Steel Food Processing Line (December 14, 2015)
Boston Gear has added new mounted bearing designs and universal joints to its line of stainless steel shaft accessories designed for supe...

277 EPTDA Appoints 2020 Regional Leaders (October 23, 2019)
The EPTDA recently announced the appointment of its 2020 Regional Leaders. EPTDA Regional Leaders across EMEA support the association in ...

278 Miki Pulley BXW Spring Actuated Brakes Provide Long-Term Performance Advantages (October 2, 2019)
Miki Pulley’s BXW Spring Actuated Electromagnetic Brakes provide reliable dynamic braking when the power is disengaged and excellen...

279 Stafford Offers Line of Shaft-End Adapters (October 25, 2019)
A new standard line of machinable shaft-end adapters that are offered with a plain bore or keyway and a variety of options is being intro...

280 Teradyne Completes Acquisition of AutoGuide Mobile Robots (November 15, 2019)
Teradyne, Inc. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of AutoGuide Mobile Robots, a leading supplier of high payload autonom...

281 Siemens Presents Digital Applications for Metal-Forming and Additive Manufacturing (December 6, 2019)
Siemens presented ready-to-use digital applications for the metal-forming and additive manufacturing industries recently at Fabtech 2019,...

282 Siemens Opens Additive Manufacturing Network (November 25, 2019)
Siemens has announced the official launch and general availability of the Siemens Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network, following pilots a...

283 Emerson and Arrowhead Systems Partner on Machine Health Monitoring Solution (September 25, 2019)
Emerson and Arrowhead Systems, Inc. recently announced they have partnered to produce a next-generation, machine health monitoring soluti...

284 LM76 Releases Ceramic Radial Ball Bearings (September 6, 2019)
LM76 has announced the release of their new line of Radial Ball Bearings featuring ZrO2 (Zirconia) Ceramic balls.  To Complement LM7...

285 NORD Gear Offers Broad Range of Service and Support Options (July 29, 2019)
One of the hallmarks of exceptional customer service is ensuring someone in the organization is available 24 hours a day, seven days a we...

286 Forest City Gear Adds Process Engineer to 'Cut Teeth Only' Operations Team (June 26, 2019)
Forest City Gear has added Joe Konetski as process engineer to its ‘Cut Teeth Only’ operations team, a resource dedicated to ...

287 NB Corporation Offers Tapped or Threaded Shafts (August 2, 2019)
Made in the U.S.A,  NB’s shafts are never anneal, so outer diameters are ultra precise – tolerances are always reliable....

288 Bonfiglioli Expands Australian Headquarters (August 5, 2019)
Bonfiglioli has doubled the size of its Victorian headquarters with its move to a new and expanded facility in Carrum Downs, Victoria, ne...

289 Metal Additive Manufacturing Conference Seeks Technical Papers (August 16, 2019)
The program committee for the Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy Conference (AMPM2020) has issued a “Call for Papers &am...

290 Berndorf Belt Technology Names Director of Sales in Canada (August 13, 2019)
Berndorf Belt Technology USA (BBT) has named Nicholas Dagher director of sales, responsible for the Canadian region. He will support thei...

291 Heidenhain Adds North American Service Partners (December 12, 2019)
Over the past year, five new Heidenhain Service Partners have been established in various U.S. regions to assist in reducing wait times a...

292 Regal Introduces Klamploc Adapter Lock for Sealmaster Spherical Bearings (December 12, 2019)
Regal Beloit Corporation has announced the release of the new Klamploc adapter lock for Sealmaster mounted unitized spherical roller bear...

293 AGMA/ABMA Trade Webinar Series Registration Now Open (February 17, 2020)
Webinar: Surviving the Trade Hurricane: Overview of Key U.S. Trade Issues and Prospects for 2020 and BeyondDate: March 6, 2020Time: 1:00 ...

294 Siemens Mindsphere Named IoT Software Leader (February 7, 2020)
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has the potential to significantly improve global productivity and growth, with Accenture esti...

295 ABI Research Names Siemens a Leader in Manufacturing Simulation Software (February 27, 2020)
Industry experts at ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm, recently named Siemens a leader in manufacturing simulation softwar...

296 MTConnect Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering (March 6, 2020)
MTConnect Institute board of trustee members Stephan Biller, Ph.D., and Tom Kurfess, Ph.D., were elected in February to the National Acad...

297 Siemens Opens Additive Manufacturing Network to Healthcare Providers (March 27, 2020)
In response to the ongoing global health crisis caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, Siemens is making its Additive Manufacturin...

298 Bosch Rexroth Launches Load Sensing Valves (March 26, 2020)
Bosch Rexroth introduces the RM10 and RM15 load sensing valve platform that is easy to apply for today’s functional demands. The pr...

299 Forest City Gear Adds Finish Grinding Capacity (February 4, 2020)
Forest City Gear has expanded its capacity for very high precision finish grinding of external, internal, straight and helical gears and ...

300 Lubrizol Releases First TPU Powder Grade for HP Multi-Jet 3D Printing Solutions (January 30, 2020)
Lubrizol Engineered Polymers has announced the commercial release of its thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) ESTANE 3D TPU M95A, which is th...

301 Faulhaber GPT Gearhead Family Offers New Levels of Torque and Speed (December 19, 2019)
The new metal GPT planetary gearhead family from Faulhaber is characterized by its compact dimensions, high torque and very fine graduati...

302 Altra Launches Expanded Virtual Trade Show (December 16, 2019)
Altra has recently extended the scope and functionality of its virtual exhibit at The immersive and interactive t...

303 Sulzer Academy Shares Expertise in Operating and Maintaining Pumps (December 23, 2019)
Learning about the operation and maintenance of any important asset is the first step in optimizing its performance and reliability. This...

304 Zero-Max Overhung Load Adaptors Support Air Seeder/Fertilizers (January 23, 2020)
High efficiency agricultural air seeders and fertilizer applicators incorporate the latest Zero-Max Overhung Load Adaptors. They handle h...

305 Lafert North America Appoints Sadaf Irfan Inside Sales Representative (January 24, 2020)
Sadaf Irfan, a versatile and target-oriented professional was recently appointed inside sales representative to Lafert North America. Irf...

306 Sulzer Examines Efficiency and Lead Times at EASA (June 26, 2019)
Sulzer is looking to the future at EASA 2019 with investments that will improve efficiency and lead times. The theme for this year’...

307 Napoleon Engineering Services (NES) Achieves NADCAP Certification (June 20, 2019)
Napoleon Engineering Services (NES) is proud to announce that it has achieved accreditation by the National Aerospace and Defense Contrac...

308 Nidec and Bartholet Sign Trade Agreement (January 25, 2019)
Nidec ASI, head of the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform belonging to the Nidec Group, and Bartholet (Bartholet Maschinenbau AG), a lea...

309 JVL Offers Easy Setup for Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley PLC (December 19, 2018)
After the introduction of the complete range of ServoStep integrated motors JVL is now releasing Add-On-Instructions for fast and easy se...

310 Marsh Bellofram Acquires Lowery Well Heads and EZ Flow Control/Talco (January 28, 2019)
Recent acquisitions are enabling Marsh Bellofram to round out its offering of products for the oil and gas industry. Marsh has acquired L...

311 Thomson Introduces Ball Screws for Maximum Load Capacity (February 11, 2019)
Thomson Industries, Inc. has introduced a ball screw with more than twice the load capacity of a standard ball screw. The redesigned ball...

312 Gates Introduces Advanced High-Torque Synchronous Belt for Industrial Applications (February 21, 2019)
Gates, a global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, introduces the PowerGrip GT4 belt, a new...

313 Whittemore Adds Partnerships with NSK and Lyndex-Nikken (February 19, 2019)
As of January 14, 2019, The Whittemore Co. (Whittemore) announced that it has officially partnered with NSK America, to its portfolio o...

314 PTDA Leadership Development Conference Offers Learning Opportunities (December 13, 2018)
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is now taking registrations for the PTDA 2019 Leadership Development Conference to...

315 Vesconite Load Pads Support Rail Applications (December 7, 2018)
Six Vesconite Superlube load pads that have been recovered from South African rail parastatal Transnet’s Sishen-Saldanha-line bogie...

316 PTDA Announces 2019 Leadership (October 30, 2018)
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2019 board of directors and Manufacturer Council at the annual busines...

317 Thomson Offers RediMount Upgrade Option for Motors or Gears (October 25, 2018)
Thomson Industries, Inc. has launched an upgraded RediMount option, a pre-engineered, modular adapter kit for seamlessly installing motor...

318 PTDA Foundation Honors Ellen Holladay (November 6, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that Motion Industries’ Ellen Holladay, senior vice president and chief information ...

319 Zero-Max Expands Overhung Load Adaptors Catalog (November 13, 2018)
Zero-Max has published a newly expanded 48-page catalog of OHLA Overhung Load Adaptors. OHLA’s extend lifetime of hydraulic motors ...

320 Ricardo Announces Upgrades to Transmission Test Facilities (November 16, 2018)
Ricardo has announced upgrades to its extensive transmission test facilities at its Midlands Technical Center in Leamington Spa, UK. The ...

321 Ogura PTO Clutch Brake Offers Performance Advantages for Outdoor Power Equipment (March 8, 2019)
Ogura has developed a new model, GT2.75, clutch brake for the outdoor power equipment market. This new clutch brake is patented both in a...

322 Automate Announces Finalists for Launch Pad Startup Competition (March 13, 2019)
Automate has announced the seven finalists in the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition. Co-produced with MassRobotics, the competition...

323 Gilman Precision Adds to Business Development Team (May 10, 2019)
 Gilman Precision, manufacturer of customized linear and rotary motion systems, is delighted to announce the addition of Matt Fritsc...

324 KISSsoft Adds LEHVOSS Material Data to 2019 Software Release (May 9, 2019)
More than 55 plastics are available for the gear design of KISSsoft. The material database of KISSsoft has been extended by additional pl...

325 Diamond Chain Addition Builds on Timken's Quality Commitment (June 3, 2019)
The Timken Company has found the perfect fit with the recent acquisition of Diamond Chain Co., combining forces with Drives to make an im...

326 Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference Call for Speakers (June 4, 2019)
The Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference ( takes place Nov. 12-13 in San Jose, California. The Association f...

327 Siemens Adds Augmented Reality to Solid Edge 2020 Software (June 13, 2019)
Siemens Digital Industries Software announces the availability of the latest version of Solid Edge software, which features numerous enha...

328 TE Connectivity Promotes Kladder to Sales Director (June 7, 2019)
TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has appointed Melissa Kladder to the position of director of sales, Ame...

329 Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision and AI Conference Call for Speakers (May 3, 2019)
The Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision and AI Conference will be held in San Jose, California from November 12-13. The show is current...

330 Forest City Gear Launches Advanced Turning and Milling Facility for Gear Blank Production (April 30, 2019)
Forest City Gear has expanded its turning and milling operations with a state-of-the-art facility designed to greatly improve lead times ...

331 B&R Upgrades Multi-Axis Servo Drive (March 27, 2019)
With the latest upgrade to its ACOPOSmulti multi-axis servo drive, B&R now enables even shorter cycle times down to 50 μs. Highly ...

332 Rockwell Automation Webinar Addresses Workforce Skills Gap Challenge (March 22, 2019)
Manufacturing roles are changing more profoundly than ever, requiring new skills needed to deploy technology on the plant floor. It's...

333 KISSsoft Provides Additional Tools for Gear Manufacturing (April 4, 2019)
KISSsoft provides a number of useful tools for gear manufacturing throughout the design process. When grinding helical gears an unwa...

334 AGMA Announces Additive Manufacturing Publication for Gear Making (April 16, 2019)
The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) announced the publication of an emerging technology document, Additive Manufacturing T...

335 Stafford Announces Drone Fixed and Adjustable Attachment Options (April 26, 2019)
A wide range of standard and special shaft collars, couplings, and quick-change mounts for use with commercial and military drones are ...

336 CTI Extends Deadline for Call to Papers (April 2, 2020)
The automotive industry is currently restructuring around topics such as zero-emission mobility, digitalization, artificial intelligence,...

337 Bosch Rexroth Offers MCR8T Radial Piston Motor (April 8, 2020)
Bosch Rexroth is expanding its range of direct drives for compact tracked loaders (CTL) and other tracked vehicles with the new MCR-T r...

338 Schaeffler Named One of 50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders by the U.N. (April 15, 2021)
The Schaeffler Group has been selected as one of the 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders worldwide on the occasion of the 75th annive...

339 PTDA Opens Registration for Virtual Canadian Conference (April 7, 2021)
Registration is now open for the PTDA Virtual Canadian Conference, to be held June 9-10, 2021. This conference brings key decision makers...

340 Schaeffler Presents LubeAdvisor Mobile App (April 20, 2021)
The new LubeAdvisor mobile app helps ensure optimal bearing lubrication. Designed for iOS and Android mobile devices, LubeAdvisor quickly...

341 VELO3D Adds Krause to Board of Directors as Audit Committee Chair (April 26, 2021)
VELO3D Inc. has announced the appointment of renowned business leader Stefan Krause to the company’s board of directors as audit co...

342 Adaptive Corp. Acquires Heavyside Corporation (May 5, 2021)
Adaptive Corporation has announced the acquisition of Heavyside Corporation, specialists in electromagnetics within design-realization wo...

343 Intellidrives XY-Rotary System Addresses Precision Applications (May 3, 2021)
The demand for a high accuracy stages is met with Intellidrives integrated XY-Rotary system that addresses the needs of scanning microsco...

344 CLPA Takes a Closer Look at TSN Adoption (April 5, 2021)
Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) technology offers the foundation to set up digital manufacturing practices by enhancing industrial commun...

345 Marposs Adds Electric Motor Testing with Electrical Dynamic Acquisition (March 16, 2021)
Marposs has announced the acquisition of e.d.c. srl (Electrical Dynamic Company), an Italian company  based in Milan and a world lea...

346 FANUC and Rockwell Automation Form Coalition to Address Manufacturing Skills Gap (March 1, 2021)
FANUC America and Rockwell Automation officially formed a coalition to kick off accelerated work and learn apprenticeship programs design...

347 Timken's Philadelphia Gear Expands Relationship with U.S. Navy (February 24, 2021)
The Timken Company is expanding upon its decades-long relationship with the United States Navy. Huntington Ingalls Industries – New...

348 ABB Urges Electric Motor Adoption (March 3, 2021)
In a new whitepaper, ABB reveals the potential for significant energy efficiency improvements in industry and infrastructure enabled by t...

349 Ametek to Host Virtual Trade Show March 16th (March 8, 2021)
Ametek is hosting a company-wide Virtual Trade Show from 9 AM to 5 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The show, which is a first for the ...

350 NTN Rear HalfShafts Adopted in New Cadillac Escalade (March 15, 2021)
NTN Corporation will provide the rear halfshafts (CVJ) for 100% of MY2021 Cadillac Escalades. To meet the demands of GM’s high prod...

351 Sulzer Upgrades New Orleans Pumping Station (March 9, 2021)
Finding just the right pump for an application can be quite a challenge, especially when the building presents several constraints and th...

352 Desktop Metal Acquires Adaptive3D (May 25, 2021)
Desktop Metal, Inc. has acquired Adaptive3D, a leading provider of elastomeric solutions for additive manufacturing. Adaptive3D offers ca...

353 QuesTek Awarded Three Projects for Advanced Materials Development (June 1, 2021)
QuesTek Innovations LLC has received three new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Awards from The Office of Naval Research...

354 TCI Precision Metals Installs Waterjet Machining Center for Machine-Ready Blanks (August 30, 2021)
TCI Precision Metals has announced the installation of its second OMAX 80X waterjet machining center. The new machine is the second water...

355 IKO Cam Followers Address Axial Loading and Provide Maintenance-Free Operation (August 23, 2021)
IKO International has introduced the CR...BSE Series of imperial cam followers, offering machine designers a versatile, reliable way to c...

356 KISSsoft Examines Gear Strength Calculation with Load Collectives (September 2, 2021)
Load spectra can be derived from time series - a measured time-torque-speed curve or one derived from simulations. For time series with o...

357 Sulzer Academy Examines Pump Essentials (September 17, 2021)
On Wednesday, October 20th at 3:00 pm (BST) Sulzer will be presenting a free training webinar about "Pump Essentials."Lasting 1...

358 Deutsche Messe Opens Technology Academy in Tennessee (October 6, 2021)
Deutsche Messe Technology Academy is continuing its rapid internationalization in the U.S. by opening the Smart Factory Institute in Chat...

359 Direct Gear Design Receives Significant Upgrade (September 22, 2021)
The 2nd edition of the Direct Gear Design book is now available at CRC Press and Amazon. This book presents a unique alternative to tradi...

360 Philadelphia Gear to Present Webinar on How to Avoid Gearbox Failure (August 19, 2021)
Gearbox failure means unplanned outages, downtime, and potentially extensive repairs. With the right evaluation approach, it can almost a...

361 Bosch Rexroth to Present Connected Hydraulics Roadshow Traveling Exhibit (August 17, 2021)
Bosch Rexroth’s Connected Hydraulics Roadshow is a traveling exhibit, bringing a complete “trade show booth on wheels” ...

362 Wabtec Begins Operations at Neighborhood 91 Additive Hub (June 10, 2021)
Wabtec Corporation recently celebrated the start of operations at Neighborhood 91, the additive manufacturing production campus at Pittsb...

363 Sulzer Examines Skilled Trade Shortage in Pump Industry (June 4, 2021)
As more baby boomers continue to retire in 2021, it is reported that 62% of companies are struggling to fill critical, skilled technical ...

364 Schaeffler Introduces OPTIME in the United States and Canada (July 15, 2021)
Schaeffler is launching its acclaimed OPTIME condition monitoring system in the U.S. and Canada. OPTIME is an efficient, easy-to-use and ...

365 Advanced Motion Controls Offer 100 Amps Peak FlexPro Servodrives (August 6, 2021)
Now joining the Advanced Motion Controls FlexPro family are the first of their "mini"-sized servodrives. With a slight size inc...

366 Intellidrives Large Aperture XY Tables Address Unique Scanning Needs (August 9, 2021)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with Intellidrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

367 VELO3D Appoints Jon Porter to Lead Expansion of Commercial Operations Throughout Europe (February 22, 2021)
As California-based metal additive manufacturing (AM) leader VELO3D continues on its accelerated growth path, the company has announced t...

368 Forest City Gear Adds Zeiss CMM to Quality Assurance Department (February 9, 2021)
Forest City Gear has expanded the capabilities of its Quality Assurance Department with the addition of a Zeiss ACCURA Coordinate Measuri...

369 Kivnon Offers AGV Trade-In Program in 2020 (July 2, 2020)
The international group Kivnon, specialized in the automation of industrial processes using self-guided vehicles (AGVs/AMRs), launches it...

370 Gleason Offers Stadtfeld's Latest Book: eDrive Transmission Guide (July 2, 2020)
Today Gleason has four major concepts for high reduction transmissions which are ideal for electric vehicles and hybrid cars. Gleason has...

371 KEB America Introduces High Capacity Spring-Set Load Brakes (July 7, 2020)
KEB America has introduced their new High Capacity Load brake.  The brakes use a spring-set (power-off) design and are electrically ...

372 Heidenhain Opens Expanded Western U.S. Headquarters (July 9, 2020)
Heidenhain Corporation announces the opening of its newly completed West Coast headquarters. This includes the expansion of its executive...

373 Toyota Advances IIoT Technology at Engine and Power Transmission Manufacturing Plant (July 20, 2020)
When the management at Toyota's engine and power transmission manufacturing plant in Walbrzych, Poland, looked to increase the availa...

374 Maxon Motors Heading Back to Mars (July 15, 2020)
In July, NASA will be sending its fifth rover to Mars. Its main mission is to collect soil samples that will be analyzed on Earth at a la...

375 Dana Makes Changes to Off-Highway Leadership Team (July 1, 2020)
Dana Incorporated has made recent changes in the company’s off-highway leadership team.Jeroen Decleer has been named vice president...

376 Advanced Machine Reliability Resources Merges with Generation Systems (June 29, 2020)
Advanced Machine Reliability Resources (AMRRI) and Generation Systems Inc. (GSI), creator of Lube-It management software, two of the most...

377 Mobile Industrial Robots Adds Five Certified System Integrators to Global Network (April 17, 2020)
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) recently announced the signing of five certified system integrators (CSI) in both North and South America....

378 SKF Enhances Machine Monitoring with LumenRadio (April 17, 2020)
LumenRadio began in areas such as professional lighting, its products are used to monitor, and control sophisticated light shows remotely...

379 Electromate Honored with Canadian Workplace Award (April 22, 2020)
Electromate has been recognized as the 28th Best Workplace in Canada. This list, and related stories, appeared in a Special National Repo...

380 Stafford Introduces Shaft End Adapters for Compatibility Issues (May 27, 2020)
A line of machinable shaft end adapters that can be customized to solve a virtually unlimited range of shaft compatibility and component ...

381 Siemens Digital Adds Modern Cloud PLM to Xcelerator Portfolio (June 16, 2020)
Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced Teamcenter X software, a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution delivered as a...

382 KTR Introduces Hysteresis Coupling with Wear-Free Overload Protection (July 31, 2020)
KTR developed a coupling that transmits the torque contactless via magnetic forces limiting the torque free from wear in case of overload...

383 Applied Motion Products Breaks Ground on Corporate Headquarters (August 12, 2020)
Applied Motion Products , the motion control and automation solutions provider located in central California, broke ground for its new co...

384 Electromate Recognized as Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures 2020 (December 2, 2020)
Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures 2020 were announced recently, and Electromate was recognized as a national winner in the E...

385 Forest City Gear Expands Threaded Wheel Grinding Capabilities (November 17, 2020)
Forest City Gear now can perform hard fine finishing of larger diameter cylindrical gears faster and more efficiently in higher volumes w...

386 2021 FTM Call For Papers Deadline January 15th (December 11, 2020)
It is more important than ever that the gear industry shares research for the future of the manufacturing sector. It is through coming to...

387 WBA Leads Fight Against Counterfeit Bearings with Mobile App (December 16, 2020)
The World Bearing Association (WBA) a non-profit organization serving the public interest, announces the release of a new app, the WBA Be...

388 TCI Precision Expands Standard Machine-Ready Blanks Offering (January 21, 2021)
TCI Precision Metals has expanded its offering of Standard Machine-Ready Blanks and added a new, easy to use, online store, https://...

389 ABMA Lubrication & Wear: Advanced Concepts (January 15, 2021)
Lubrication & Wear: Advanced Concepts takes place May 25-27, 2021 at Daley College. This ABMA bearing technology course is designed f...

390 International Conference on Gears 2021 Extends Call for Papers Deadline (November 16, 2020)
VDI/FZG Conference on Gears 2021 has extended its call for papers deadline. Abstracts for the International Conference on Gears can be ha...

391 Heidenhain Upgrades Modular Angle Encoder Series (November 4, 2020)
Heidenhain has announced several significant technical upgrades to the already successful ERA 4000 angle encoder series, thereby adding i...

392 Sulzer Offers Condition Monitoring Advantages with Sulzer Sense (September 11, 2020)
Industrial customers require insights into the behavior of their assets to proactively plan maintenance across their production facilitie...

393 AD Member Van Meter Recognized as Most-Loved Company in Iowa (August 27, 2020)
In July 2020, Van Meter’s strong brand story got the attention from and was recognized as the most-loved company in the sta...

394 Kadia Installs Deburring Automation Cells to Increase ZSO Production (October 8, 2020)
Besides honing, mechanical deburring is the second business area of Kadia. The company's portfolio includes a wide variety of deburri...

395 Timken Adds Cast Stainless Design to QuiKlean Housed Units (October 19, 2020)
The Timken Company is expanding its Timken QuiKlean Housed Units product offering with the introduction of a line of cast stainless housi...

396 EUROTRANS Announces New Leadership (October 20, 2020)
The European power transmission engineering industry met for its annual meeting of the European Power Transmission Sector Committee EUROT...

397 Motion Industries Adds Product Sales Manager (October 25, 2018)
Motion Industries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, is pleased to announce the addition of Hal Midkiff as produc...

398 Stafford Offers Adjustable Positioning Shaft Collars (October 19, 2018)
A line of adjustable shaft collars that are designed to provide for the precise linear location of shaft-mounted components has been in...

399 Gearing Solutions Expands Gearhead Line (July 13, 2016)
Gearing Solutions announces the expansion of its GHP-series single, double and triple stage NEMA Gearheads.  The expanded sizes of t...

400 Brother Gearmotors Upgrades Conduit Boxes for Easy Installation (June 28, 2016)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

401 SKF Upgrades Explorer Spherical Roller Bearings for Vibratory Applications (July 18, 2016)
Upgraded SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings for vibratory applications have been newly engineered to provide ideal performance and lo...

402 AutomationDirect Offers Additional Proximity Sensors (August 8, 2016)
AutomationDirect’s M-series cylindrical magnetic DC proximity sensors are now available in 8mm, 12 mm, and 18 mm sizes. With 10 mod...

403 MakingChips Presents Manufacturing Leadership Series During IMTS (August 30, 2016)
The Make & Elevate Manufacturing Leadership Series will take place September 12-14 to coincide with IMTS (International Manufacturing...

404 Brother Gearmotors Offers 3D CAD Drawings for 1-3 HP Motors (August 22, 2016)
Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmot...

405 AutomationDirect Adds Helical Gearboxes to IronHorse Line (June 21, 2016)
AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of motor products now includes helical gearboxes which provide quiet startup and smooth operation...

406 Lenze g500 Servo Adaptor is Compact and Economical (June 17, 2016)
Lenze Americas recently released a servo adaptor for its g500 gearbox series. The compact design of the new Lenze servo adaptor provides ...

407 Drive Lines Examines Advantages of Planetary Gearheads (April 18, 2016)
Machinery and systems such as robots, packaging machines, pick and place units, tool changers in machine tools, printing presses and weld...

408 Haydon Kerk WGS Stages Improve Load Stability (March 31, 2016)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a recognized leader in linear and rotary motion solutions, has announced the release of its new line of WGS...

409 Kollmorgen PCMM Motion Controller Meets a Broad Range of OEM Requirements (April 20, 2016)
Kollmorgen introduces the Programmable Controller Multi-axis Master (PCMM), a powerful new motion controller that meets a broad range of ...

410 ComInTec Torque Limiters Prevent Overload (May 9, 2016)
ComInTec PR-V gearbox torque limiters protect expensive system components from torque overloads. Mounted between the motor and the gearbo...

411 Forbes Names Ricardo one of America's Leading Consulting Firms in the Automotive Industry (June 2, 2016)
Ricardo was recently listed in the Forbes America’s Best Management Consulting Firms 2016, a list identifying which management cons...

412 Power Electric Adds Gearing Products (June 1, 2016)
Power Electric announces the formal addition of gearing products to its product offerings. Custom gears are manufactured to application r...

413 Zero-Max Wind Turbine Torque Limiters Protect Against Peak Loads (October 17, 2016)
Zero-Max Wind Turbine Torque Limiters protect wind turbine gearboxes and generators against peak loads, reversing torques, and grid short...

414 R+W SP3 Bellows Coupling Added to High-Speed Lineup (October 19, 2016)
Bellows couplings are well known in highly dynamic precision applications because of their continuous symmetry, high torsional rigidity, ...

415 LMI Aerospace Appoints Jay Inman President of Engineering Services, Keith Schrader Vice President of Operations (January 20, 2017)
LMI Aerospace Inc. has appointed Jay Inman as president of engineering services, a role he had been serving on an interim basis since Sep...

416 Advanced Materials Development Corp. Offers New Material Options for Automotive Components (January 18, 2017)
Car and truck manufacturers are faced with the difficult task of significantly improving fuel economy while maintaining safety and compet...

417 A3 Launches Trade Association in Mexico (January 25, 2017)
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has announced that it is forming a not-for-profit trade association that is specifically de...

418 Rexnord Offers Shorter Standard Lead Times for Falk V-Class (January 30, 2017)
Rexnord has established new, shorter standard lead times for products and accessories within the Falk V-Class Gear Drive portfolio, ...

419 Lenze Receives Team Leadership Award (February 9, 2017)
Lenze has been recognized by Automation World magazine with a First Team Leader in Automation Award for drives technology. The 2016 recip...

420 Timken Appoints Managing Director of Canadian Operation (February 3, 2017)
The Timken Company has announced the appointment of Sean Hazelton to managing director for Canada for the company's process indu...

421 AutomationDirect Adds Features to PLC Programming Software (January 5, 2017)
AutomationDirect’s Productivity Suite PLC programming software version 2.4 provides two new software communications enhancements fo...

422 Miki Pulley Launches 3D CAD Product Downloads on Website (December 30, 2016)
Now designers can select and configure the exact Miki coupling, brake and clutch solution for a particular application at the website bel...

423 AutomationDirect Adds Schmersal Control and Signaling Devices (November 10, 2016)
AutomationDirect has added Schmersal IP69K-rated pushbuttons, selector switches and indicator lights. These control and signaling devices...

424 AutomationDirect Adds Small Timing Belts and Pulleys (October 28, 2016)
AutomationDirect’s SureMotion line of motion control products now includes additional synchronous timing belts and pulleys for smal...

425 Amacoil Uhing Drive Nuts Run on Threadless Shaft (November 18, 2016)
Amacoil-Uhing Model RS drive nuts provide smooth backlash-free linear motion in machine design. Unlike a screw, the RS drive nut runs on ...

426 Continental Receives Ambassador of Energy Efficiency Award (November 23, 2016)
Continental’s St. Marys, Ohio, plant, its premier North American manufacturing facility for engineered products, recently received ...

427 ABB Industry Leader Receives NEMA Award (December 28, 2016)
At NEMA's recent 90th Annual Membership Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, Roger Daugherty, Ph.D. of Baldor Electric Company, a member of th...

428 DMDII Announces First 2016 Project Call for Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise and Intelligent Machines (March 29, 2016)
The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, today announced the release of its first 2016...

429 Smalley Introduces Advances to Ring and Spring Manufacturing (March 22, 2016)
From medical devices to electronics, the world around us is getting smaller. “How small can you go?” This is one of the quest...

430 Cooper Bearing Interactive Split Roller Bearing Selector Offers Online Access to Products, 3D Models for Download (October 7, 2015)
Cooper Bearings recently added an interactive split roller bearing selector to its website, “This user-fri...

431 Solar Atmospheres Southeast Receives Nadcap Accreditation (October 7, 2015)
Solar Atmospheres Southeast recently received Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) accreditation. A ...

432 Regal Power Transmission Solutions Changes Website URL, Adds Eight Brands (November 2, 2015)
The website for Power Transmission Solutions is now at a new address,, which includes eight additional Regal brands, but ret...

433 New KISSsoft Feature Considers Compliance and Influence on Load Distribution in the Gearbox (November 4, 2015)
In the static system analysis, a new feature considers housing compliance and influence on load distribution in the gearbox as well as lo...

434 Pittman Motors PBL4850E Programmable Three-Phase Brushless Motor Drive Added to IDEA Drive Line (November 20, 2015)
Pittman Motors has announced the latest addition to its IDEA drive line of motor controllers: the PBL4850E programmable three-phase brush...

435 J.W. Winco GN 490 Aluminum Adjustable Two-Way Clamping Joints Now Come in Metric Sizes (November 17, 2015)
J.W. Winco, Inc. recently announced that it now offers GN 490 Aluminum Adjustable Two-Way Clamping Joints in metric sizes. These RoHS-com...

436 Pittman Motors BGE Series Servo Motor Controllers Offer Four-Quadrant Digital Speed Control for DC Motors (October 1, 2015)
Pittman Motors recently introduced the BGE Series of Servo Motor Controllers, a family of compact four-quadrant positioning motion contro...

437 Parker XFC Series Electric Cylinder Supports a Maximum Thrust Load Up to 80,000 lbs. (August 20, 2015)
Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division recently announced the release of the XFC Series electric cylinder. Parker’s l...

438 SKF EnCompass Program Upgrades Key Product Lines (July 8, 2015)
The SKF EnCompass Field Performance Program recently launched with development of a new rolling bearing rating life model, optimized vers...

439 Voith Turbo Opens New Power, Oil & Gas Division Headquarters in Houston (July 7, 2015)
Voith Turbo recently announced the opening of the company’s new Houston, TX headquarters for the Power, Oil & Gas Division for ...

440 Excel Gear Forms New Retrofit Division for Repairs and Upgrades of Old Machinery (July 9, 2015)
Excel Gear recently formed a new division of their company, Excel CNC Retrofit LLC, devoted to upgrading and remanufacturing older gear m...

441 Rexroth EMC HD Electromechanical Cylinders Offer Superior Heavy Load Control (July 10, 2015)
Rexroth recently introduced the EMC Heavy Duty (HD) electromechanical cylinders, designed to make the benefits of advanced control techno...

442 Emerson Delivers Upgrade at Champagne Producer Nicolas Feuillatte (August 6, 2015)
Emerson Motors and Drives recently improved drive systems for The Centre Vinicole Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (CV-CNF). CV-CNF is c...

443 DMDII Announces New Chapter in Quad Cities (December 9, 2015)
Representatives from the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), along with Senator Dick Durbin, Congresswoman Che...

444 Steinmeyer UltraThrust Ball Screws Receive Upgrade (December 22, 2015)
Steinmeyer, Inc. has updated UltraThrust ball screw series, with diameters from 32 mm to an enormous 160 mm diameter, pitch ranging ...

445 Kollmorgen Servo Drive Broadens Range of Power and Fieldbus Options (February 11, 2016)
Kollmorgen’s new 32 kW drive consumes only 576 cm2 of panel space; the smallest drive in the AKD family, at 1 kW, consumes only 99 ...

446 Gilman Launches Canadian Website (February 4, 2016)
The launch of Gilman Precision’s Canadian website is the final step in expanding Canadian operations, a project that began in May o...

447 Rexnord Centrik-Lok Collar Accommodates Broader Customer Base (February 15, 2016)
Rexnord recently released a newly-designed, single-piece Centrik-Lok Collar (ER-K) for all 32 sizes of its Link-Belt ER Style B...

448 AutomationDirect Offers Additional Pilot Devices (February 25, 2016)
AutomationDirect has added more pilot devices to their product offering. Fuji Electric’s 22 mm devices include AR22-series pushbutt...

449 Nord Gear Offers Custom Components Without Added Lead Time (March 18, 2016)
A fully equipped machine shop with highly trained machinists allows for Nord Gear Corporation; manufacturer of speed reducers, electric m...

450 The Adams Company Invests in Turning Capabilities (March 1, 2016)
The Adams Company, a custom gear and shaft manufacturing company located in Dubuque, IA., recently announced the delivery of a new Okuma ...

451 Nord Offers VL Heavy Duty Spread Bearing Designs (January 13, 2016)
Nord offers several variations of the VL heavy duty spread bearing designs, all which have specific features and advantages based on the ...

452 Burcoff and Hickey Lead PTDA in 2016 (January 12, 2016)
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) elected its 2016 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council at the recent PTDA In...

453 AutomationDirect Adds Drive Couplings to SureMotion Line (December 29, 2015)
Rotating shaft-driven mechanical components are commonly used in all forms of machinery that perform the various pr...

454 Fenner Drives RotoShield GTL Provides Defense Against Torque Overloads (December 28, 2015)
Fenner Drives recently announced the launch of RotoShield Gearbox Torque Limiters. RotoShield GTL stops damage from costly torque overloa...

455 CD-Adapco Speed v10.06 Release Enables Automated and Intelligent Design Exploration of Electric Machines (January 5, 2016)
CD-Adapco announced the release of Speed v10.06, the latest update to its leading electric machine design solution. Speed v10.06 takes a ...

456 J.W. Winco Releases Stainless Steel Fork Heads (January 6, 2016)
J.W. Winco, Inc. now offers GN 71752 stainless steel fork heads, plain fork type, in inch sizes.These RoHS-compliant fork heads are mainl...

457 Stafford Couplings and Adapters Provide Different Mating Options (January 8, 2016)
A full line of rigid shaft couplings and shaft adapters for OEM and MRO applications requiring the mating of different types of shafts is...

458 Moticont Adds Two Linear Motors to SDLM Series (February 14, 2017)
Moticont has added two linear motors to its SDLM series of high speed direct drive linear motors which are also known as electric cylinde...

459 A3 Announces Finalists in Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition (March 13, 2017)
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) recently announced the eight finalists in the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition. The ...

460 Nexen Offers Profile Guide Rail Brakes in Additional Sizes with Wider Compatibility (March 12, 2018)
Nexen Group, Inc. Profile Guide Rail Brakes are now available in a wider range of sizes: 15 mm to 65 mm, and are fully compatible with ...

461 Rexnord Tollok TLK 136 Newest Addition to Shaft Locking Device Product Line (March 9, 2018)
Rexnord is proud to announce the latest addition to its line of locking devices, the Tollok TLK 136. Providing a compact locking assembly...

462 Advance Motion Controls Expands Servo Drive Offerings (March 20, 2018)
Advanced Motion Controls has announced  six new servo drives capable of 100 A peak and 60 A continuous output. This new power rang...

463 IDC-USA Adds Brewer Machine & Gear to Marketplace (March 29, 2018)
Known as the “original” line of universal tensioners, idlers, and positioners, Brewer Machine & Gear Co. was the first ...

464 Electromate Recognized as a Best Workplace in Canada (April 30, 2018)
Electromate Inc. is proud to announce that it has been recognized as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada.  This lis...

465 Forest City Gear Adds Director of Sales (April 16, 2018)
Forest City Gear has hired Erik J. Spurling as director of sales to oversee the activities of the company’s network of direct and...

466 Varvel Produces Custom Gearboxes in addition to Standard Offerings (February 16, 2018)
The Varvel Group can produce custom gearboxes to satisfy specific needs including a gearbox developed for an American customer that pro...

467 AutomationDirect Adds Linear and Rotary Shafts to Product Line (February 14, 2018)
AutomationDirect has added linear and rotary shafts to its line of mechanical power transmission products. SureMotion linear shafts are p...

468 DMDII Opens Floor to Manufacturers and Academic Institutions (January 15, 2018)
The Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute (DMDII) announced that it is opening its floor to manufacturers and academic in...

469 Johnson Electric Expands in Canada (January 12, 2018)
Johnson Electric, Hong Kong, parent company of Stackpole International, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, will invest $351 million in the dev...

470 Haydon Kerk 3DP Leadscrew-Nut Insert Boosts Accuracy of 3D-Printed Prototypes (January 16, 2018)
Haydon Kerk, a business unit of Ametek Advanced Motion Solutions, now offers 3DP, a 3D-printed leadscrew-nut insert prototype service as ...

471 Schaeffler Group Adds Leadership to Newly-Established E-Mobility Division (January 22, 2018)
Dr. Jochen Schröder (46) will assume leadership of the Schaeffler Group’s newly-established E-Mobility business division on Ap...

472 ANCA Invests in Renewable Energy to Power Headquarters (February 12, 2018)
ANCA is one of the first businesses to team up with Australia’s fastest growing business power retailer, Flow Power, to buy power...

473 MindSphere World Makes Successful Trade Fair Debut at Hannover Messe (May 4, 2018)
The maiden outing of the "MindSphere World e.V." user organization on the Siemens booth at this year's Hannover Messe was a...

474 BSA Presents Ellen Holladay with Lifetime Achievement Award (May 11, 2018)
Motion Industries recently announced that Ellen Holladay, the company’s SVP, chief information officer and operational excellence o...

475 Gilman Precision Adds Phillips to Business Development Team (September 28, 2018)
Gilman Precision, manufacturer of customized linear and rotary motion systems, is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Phillips to...

476 SKF Actuators Offer Modular Design for Speed, Load Capacity and Accuracy (September 21, 2018)
SKF CASM-100 electromechanical actuators from SKF Motion Technologies, Inc. have been uniquely engineered with a modular design enablin...

477 OES High Load, Low Profile XY Stage Features High Resolution and High Repeatability (October 3, 2018)
OES (Optimal-Engineering Systems, Inc.) has added a new, larger, high load, precision  stage to it's extensive line of precisi...

478 JW Winco Offers Hygienic Design Adjustable Hand Levers (October 10, 2018)
JW Winco, Inc., a Ganter Company, is the first to offer and manufacture the new GN 305 Hygienic Design Adjustable Hand Levers.The adjus...

479 SDP/SI Adds 3D Printing Service (October 17, 2018)
Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI), recently acquired the 3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500 Plus 3D printer. A high-quality print...

480 Forest City Gear Adds Metal Alloy Analysis to Gear Inspection Capabilities (October 16, 2018)
Forest City Gear can now perform fast, comprehensive analysis and verification of metal alloys for quality assurance and control using ...

481 Helukabel USA Opens New U.S. Headquarters (August 21, 2018)
Helukabel USA, a manufacturer and supplier of cable, wires and accessories, recently held an open house and “cable ribbon”-cu...

482 Ruland Offers Left Hand Threaded Shaft Collars (August 20, 2018)
Ruland has expanded its offering of threaded shaft collars by adding inch and metric left hand threaded styles to give designers more fle...

483 Stafford Rigid Couplings Prevent Axial and Radial Slippage (May 31, 2018)
A line of rigid couplings that are ideal for heavy, suspended loads on shafts used in mixers, pumps, fans and related drive systems has...

484 Engineering Student Finds Leadership Opportunities at College of DuPage (May 18, 2018)
COD student Josie Suter has gained industry experience and leadership opportunities through the engineering program at College of DuPag...

485 PTDA Opens Advanced Registration for 2018 Industry Summit (June 14, 2018)
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has opened advanced registration for its PTDA 2018 Industry Summit to be held at T...

486 Seegrid Appoints Three Senior-Level Leaders (June 25, 2018)
Seegrid recently announced new senior appointments and continued expansion of its workforce.The Seegrid team grew by nearly 20% in the fi...

487 SMAC Actuator Offers Automated Screw Thread Quality Checking (July 16, 2018)
The requirement for strict specification and acceptance of all automotive parts and components has greatly increased in recent years.&nbs...

488 Gilman Adds Rich Olson to Business Development Team (January 4, 2018)
Gilman Precision, manufacturer of customized linear and rotary motion systems, is pleased to announce the addition of Rich Olson to their...

489 Rexnord Adds to Autogard Torque Limiters with XG Series (December 22, 2017)
Rexnord’s Autogard Torque Limiters lead the industry in overload protection with proven reliability, dependable expertise and a bro...

490 Parker Opens Additive Manufacturing Facility (June 21, 2017)
Parker Hannifin Corporation has opened a new state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing learning and development center, located at Parker&r...

491 Applied Motion Introduces PE Planetary Gearheads (May 30, 2017)
PE Planetary Gearheads maintain maximum efficiency at the highest speeds. They are notably light and extremely powerful, yet suitable for...

492 PTDA Holds Successful 2017 Canadian Conference (July 10, 2017)
With a 30 percent increase in distributor delegate registration, more networking opportunities for all, three dynamic speakers and a full...

493 ICP Discusses Industrial Distribution with Canadian Students (July 11, 2017)
Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) made itself known to the over 550 competitors and estimated 10,000 student visitors at the 23rd annual S...

494 Moticont Adds Servo Actuator to SDLM Series (August 1, 2017)
The new SDLM-019-070-01-01 direct drive linear motor is the latest addition to the series of zero backlash, zero cogging, high accelerati...

495 Drive Lines Space-Saving Gearheads Reduce Backlash (July 28, 2017)
Promising maintenance-free, long life operation with a highly compact design, the SWG gearhead can be specified with precision of better ...

496 B&R Receives Visit from Canadian Ambassador (May 10, 2017)
Canadian Ambassador to Austria Mark Bailey recently visited industrial automation provider Bernecker + Rainer (B&R) in Eggelsberg. Me...

497 R+W Adds LPZ Short Spacer Into Disc Coupling Line (May 5, 2017)
In its effort to fill in and complete its flexible disc coupling offering, R+W has added a standard coupling adapter which provides custo...

498 NEMA Standard Adds Efficiency Test for Air-Over Motors (March 14, 2017)
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) released a new efficiency test method for air-over (AO) motors as part of its MG...

499 Hansford Sensors Introduces Advanced Industrial Accelerometers (March 14, 2017)
Hansford Sensors, the specialized manufacturer of advanced industrial accelerometers, has launched a new high performance tri-axial vibra...

500 Zero-Max Provides Web-to-CAD Design Solutions (March 28, 2017)
Zero-Max has created a website where users can select, configure and view the exact Zero-Max coupling, torque limiter, variable speed mec...

501 Thomson Expands Linear Actuator Line with Higher Load Handling Options (April 19, 2017)
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has expanded its WhisperTrak actuator line to gi...

502 Siemens Plans Global Logistics Headquarters in Dubai (April 19, 2017)
Highlighting the importance of Dubai as a strategic logistics hub between East and West, North and South, Siemens has announced plans to ...

503 Yaskawa Direct Drive Servo Offers Performance Upgrades (August 8, 2017)
The Drives and Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. has introduced a direct drive servo motor that packs a new level of performance i...

504 Gadget Girls Visit Principal Manufacturing Corporation (August 10, 2017)
On July 19th, 35 girls between the ages of 12 and 16 visited ICATT (Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training) company Principa...

505 Heidenhain Catalog Shows Latest Motion Control Component Advances (November 15, 2017)
From fundamentals and processes in Heidenhain's state-of-the-art development of precision measurement components to an overview of th...

506 Nexen Roller Pinion System Offers Alternative to Traditional Drive Systems (October 17, 2017)
Nexen Group, Inc. introduces a stainless steel version of its patented precision roller pinion system (RPS). The Nexen RPS engages two te...

507 Third Wave Systems AdvantEdge 7.4 Improves Report Generation Feature (November 28, 2017)
The next release for AdvantEdge focuses on improvements related to the reporting generation feature, data collection and additional enhan...

508 Motion Canada's TechCan Services Earns Two SKF Certifications (December 1, 2017)
Motion Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Motion Canada TechCan Services in Edmonton, Alberta, has recently been authorized...

509 Rexnord Broadens its IIoT Smart Tag Solution Offering (December 12, 2017)
Rexnord is pleased to introduce the Smart Coupling, part of its growing portfolio of connected products featuring the IIoT Smart Tag Solu...

510 KISSsoft Adds Plastic Materials Manager Function (December 6, 2017)
It is often the case that plastics manufacturers don't provide any data that is relevant for calculations when they supply their prod...

511 Zero-Max Load Adaptors Connect Pump Impellers in Underwater Applications (October 12, 2017)
Providing a solid connection and mounting platform for a pump impeller can be especially challenging in underwater applications. Typical ...

512 ScottMadden Partners with SEWC to Examine Wind Potential (September 22, 2017)
ScottMadden, Inc., and the Southeastern Wind Coalition (SEWC) have partnered in an effort to better understand the opportunities and barr...

513 ITAMCO Ramps Up Additive Manufacturing with EOS Printer (August 29, 2017)
ITAMCO (Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies) is delivering components to the medical device industry made with their new EOS M...

514 Thomson Actuator Synchronization Offers Stability for Large and Bulky Load Handling (August 17, 2017)
Thomson Industries, Inc., has announced availability of new synchronization capabilities for its Electrak HD heavy duty electromechanical...

515 Seeq R18 Visual Analytics Software Adds Ease-of-Use Features, Additional Interface Options (September 11, 2017)
Seeq Corporation announced the release of its latest version, Seeq R18. This is the seventh release of Seeq software in just the past 18 ...

516 IDC-USA Adds Director of Member Services (September 15, 2017)
IDC-USA is very pleased to announce the addition of Bill Jacobs as director of member services. Jacobs is a graduate of Xavier University...

517 Gearbox and Gear Motor Market Set for Steady Growth (September 18, 2017)
The global gearboxes and gear motors market is witnessing steady growth, augmented by the adoption of more energy-efficient gearboxes and...

518 Nexen Group Versa Rack an Alternative to Traditional Metal Racks (July 6, 2015)
Nexen Group, Inc. recently introduced the Versa thermoplastic rack – an alternative to traditional metal racks that are design...