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1 Mold Machining Center Maintains Accuracy (June 2008)

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

2 Engineering Showcase 2017 (March 2017)

One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you understand, identify and select the best technology for your mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.

3 Product News (September 2017)

The complete Product News section from the September 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

4 The Big Picture (February 2017)

When you work day-in and day-out with components like gears, bearings or electric motors, for example, it's easy to forget that those components are always part of a much bigger system.

5 Gear Expo 2017 Booth Previews (September 2017)

Highlights from some of the gear, gear drive, power transmission component, software, materials and related exhibitors at Gear Expo 2017.

6 Whats on Your Menu (October 2017)

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

7 Gear Expo 2017 Follow-Up (December 2017)

The following recap looks at some of the exhibitors from Gear Expo that manufacture mechanical power transmission components or provide resources for these components.

8 10 Years and Counting (December 2017)

Just over 10 years ago, we started publishing Power Transmission Engineering, and I'm proud to say we're still going strong.

9 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.

10 PRODUCT NEWS (October 2015)

All about new Products

11 Forward March! (March 2014)

We're pleased to present the first-ever March issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

12 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.

13 Product News (March 2014)

The complete Product News section from the March 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

14 Product News (October 2014)

News about new Products in the industry.

15 Engineering Showcase 2015 (March 2015)

One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you understand, identify and select the best technology for your mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.

16 Maximizing Your Power Transmission (Engineering) (February 2015)

Engineers are often challenged with the seemingly impossible task of doing more with less. Customers want more power transmitted in a smaller space, they want more efficient designs, and, of course, they want to spend less money. So engineers are always looking for ways to squeeze the most out of their mechanical systems. They’re constantly working to maximize power density, increase energy efficiency and reduce costs to meet their customers’ needs.

17 Smarter Machines Need Smarter Components (March 2018)

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

18 Bogus Bearings Still on a Roll (April 2018)

Counterfeits continue to vex big-name suppliers

19 Open for Business (April 2020)

Bearings Manufacturers Support Essential Manufacturing by Staying Open through the COVID-19 Pandemic

20 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.

21 Value-Driven (March 2020)

New Opportunities and Technologies Allow AC Motors to Enhance Motion Control Applications.

22 Product News (June 2020)

The complete Product News section from the June 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

23 Industry News (June 2020)

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

24 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.

25 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.

26 Global Bearing Sources for the Power Transmission Industry (December 2019)

What is the general consensus on the current quality and viability of global bearing sources for the power transmission industry?

27 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.

28 Choose the Form (June 2018)

In the 1984 film Ghostbusters, Bill Murray and company were asked by Gozer the Gozerian to "choose the form" of their destructor. It was a no-win scenario for the heroes, because no matter what they chose, they were still going to face death

29 Napoleon Engineering Services: Rigged for Success (December 2013)

For design engineers and purchasing agents alike, bearings can sometimes be like family. Oh, you know - can't live with 'em, can’t live without 'em.

30 Engineering Showcase - Gears and Gear Drives (September 2018)

Machinists Inc. is integrating the machinery, equipment and know-how of The Gear Works-Seattle Inc.

31 Engineering Showcase - April 2019 (April 2019)

Special advertising section with a focus on bearings.

32 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.

33 Industry News (August 2019)

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

34 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.

35 Industry News (August 2013)

The complete Industry News section from the August 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

36 Industry News (March 2017)

The complete Industry News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

37 Product News (September 2016)

News about recent products in the Industry

38 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.

39 Industry News (April 2017)

Corporate and personnel announcements from the April 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

40 Gear Expo 2017 Showstoppers (September 2017)

This special advertising section features some of our VIP exhibitors.

41 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.

42 U.S. Wind Power Blowing Hot as New Installations Flourish (October 2017)

A look at recent installations, plus interviews with some wind industry insiders.

43 Application of Ceramics to NU-Type Cylindrical Roller Bearings for Machine Tool Main Spindles (December 2011)

Bearings used to support main spindles on machine tools must be capable of higher speed and greater rigidity. This is true in that any main spindle that turns together with a tool or work piece mounted onto it is one of the critical machine tool components that directly affects machining efficiency and accuracy of the machine tool; and, the bearings that support the main spindle are the most critical machine elements on the machine tool.

44 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.

45 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.

46 Product News (June 2011)

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

47 Product News (September 2021)

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

48 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.

49 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.

50 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.

51 Custom Machine and Tool Bolsters Accuracy and Efficiency for Vande Berg Scales (June 2018)

If you can find that magic bullet that will reduce the machining process, you can achieve meaningful efficiency gains. It is imperative that check-weighers or in-motion weighing systems remain both accurate and efficient while attaining a consistently smooth operation because they dynamically weigh products as they move across the belt.

52 Keeping the Lights on - Machine Monitoring Basics (June 2018)

As manufacturers continually search for ways to cut costs and increase ROI, machine monitoring and predictive maintenance (PdM) solutions are an increasingly cost-effective way for plants and factories to help reduce process downtime.

53 Product News (December 2008)

The complete product news section from the December 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

54 Product News (October 2008)

The complete product news section from the October 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering (PTE).

55 Product News (October 2009)

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

56 Product News (February 2010)

The complete Product News section from the February 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

57 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.

58 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.

59 Industry News (February 2008)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering

60 Machine Elements - Shaping the Future through Continuous Evolution (February 2022)

Does Moore's Law apply to machine elements such as gears, bearings and mechanical components?

61 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.

62 Monitoring the Health of Plant Machinery (September 2018)

Health monitoring or condition monitoring has been used for many years on machines and in plants where the cost of an outage is high. It allows failures to be anticipated and maintenance or repairs to be scheduled for the least loss of production, as well as avoiding unnecessary periodic maintenance.

63 Product News (December 2020)

The complete Product News section from the December 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

64 Highly Sophisticated War Machines are Tilling New Battleground (February 2021)

A common if not somewhat cynical reference to our nation's array of military capabilities is thinking of it as a "toy box."

65 Honoring the Past, Present, and Future (August 2021)

Velocipede Time Machine Celebrates 'The Nation of Inventors' at Hagley Museum

66 An Overview of Fretting Wear (April 2021)

The reasons of this failure, its consequences and mitigation methods.

67 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.