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1 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.

2 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.

3 The Fundamentals of Specifying and Selecting Gear Drives (December 2012)

Gear drives deliver power to industrial equipment such as bulk material conveyors, mixers, pumps and paper mills. The reliability that translates into greater uptime and profitability begins by specifying and selecting the proper drives for these critical applications.

4 Product Focus: Gears and Gear Drives (February 2011)

In this special news section, the editors of Power Transmission Engineering have gathered the latest product news and information from the gears and gear drives sector.

5 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.

6 Gears and Gear Drives Product Focus (February 2013)

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

7 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.

8 Calculation of the Efficiency of Worm Gear Drives (June 2015)

This paper presents a physically grounded calculation method to determine the efficiency of worm gear drives. This computation is based on the Institute of Machine Elements, Gears, and Transmissions (MEGT) tribological simulation, which can determine the local tooth friction coefficients (Ref. 1). With this knowledge other power losses such as the bearings, oil churnings and seals power losses can also be calculated.

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

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

10 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.

11 The Development of Worm Drives (February 2018)

A worm drive is a geared power transmission device in which a worm meshes with a worm gear to transmit power between two non-intersecting shafts that are oriented at a right angle. The worm drive has been an active and challenging topic of technological study since Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).

12 High Gear Ratio Epicyclic Drives (June 2016)

Referencing a June 2014 Article, “High Gear Ratio Epicyclic Drives Analysis,” by Dr. Alex Kapelevich: I have designed a small compound epicyclic gearbox with common planets. Sun = 10 teeth Planet = 14 teeth Ring Gear stationary = 38 teeth Ring gear output = 41 teeth profile shifted onto a 38 tooth pitch diameter. Carriers are simply cages for the planet alignment and location. According to your article, and according to my calculations and the prototype I have built, my inputto- output ratio is a reduction of 65.6:1. I am using a ~ VG1 viscosity grease and Nylatron materials for the gears and carriers.

13 Drive and Motor Basics (October 2013)

A discussion of the basics in DC drives, DC motors, AC drives, AC motors and synchronous motors.

14 Electric Automation Trends Discovered at SPS-IPC Drives 2011 (December 2011)

SPS-IPC Drives 2011, which took place in Nuremburg, Germany in November, covered all components down to complete systems and integrated solutions in the electric automation industry.

15 A New Standardizable Calculation Method to Predict the Efficiency of Worm Gear Drives (March 2018)

In this work a physically based method for the tribological investigation of worm gears is presented.

16 Stable and Streamlined (September 2018)

Gear drives focus on longevity, quality and customization.

17 The Workhorse of Industry: The Induction Motor (December 2013)

A brief overview of the induction motor, including the basics of construction, performance and variable speed drives.

18 Driving Gears 2019 (September 2019)

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

19 Product News (February 2018)

The latest mechanical power transmission products from Nord Drivesystems, Gearing Solutions, Ogura Industrial, Stafford Manufacturing, Rexnord, Portescap, Steinmeyer, Intellidrives, J.W. Winco and Zero-Max.

20 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.

21 Drive-Based Integrated Safety (February 2011)

While safety functions have been integrated into drives packages for some years now, the current trends are very exciting, from many angles. Today, a full complement of safety functions can be implemented at the front-end of a system design on all types of production machines, including printing, packaging, converting, materials handling and other equipment used throughout American industry.

22 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.

23 Total System Efficiency (February 2010)

Much of the industrial energy being consumed by systems is wasted through inefficiency. For this article, a system will be defined as the following components working together: electrical input power, variable frequency drives, induction motors, gearboxes and transmission elements (chains, belts, etc.).

24 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

25 Better Energy-Efficient Flow Rate Regulation (December 2016)

Implementing a power-on-demand concept based on variable speed drives allows for energy saving in any application that involves pumps or hydraulic systems. And when used in combination with an intelligent wiring and communication system, relevant machine data can also be easily recorded - the basis for comprehensive power management.

26 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.

27 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.

28 Motoring Ahead (August 2011)

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

29 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.

30 Pushing Forward with Belts and Chains (June 2018)

The technology continues to evolve in chain- and belt-driven systems

31 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.

32 Baldor Motor Basics Part 11 (March 2018)

Explosion-Proof Motors in Division 2 Areas and DC Drive Fundamentals

33 Eats, Drinks and Treats (September 2017)

Process Expo and Pack Expo Highlight the Latest Technology for Food & Beverage Applications.

34 Six Keys to Sustainable Manufacturing (February 2009)

The federal government estimates that manufacturing uses about one third of the energy consumed in the U.S., so manufacturing companies can play an important role in building a sustainable future.

35 Mechanical Motion in Tight Spaces (March 2018)

Framo Morat and Dunkermotoren Produce Drive Systems for Automatic Guided Vehicles.

36 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.

37 Familiar Goals, New Solutions (October 2017)

Gearmotor manufacturers find new ways to push the envelope. (With Sidebar on new alternative to planetary gearboxes)

38 Product News (February 2019)

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

39 Dynamic Performance (April 2020)

PTE Examines Gearmotor and Gear Drive Technology

40 Creature Comfort (February 2020)

Intelligent drive technology in the cowshed

41 In the News: Linear Motion (December 2019)

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

42 Gearbox Development for the Food and Beverage Processing Industry (September 2019)

How one gearbox manufacturer took an existing design and transformed it to meet the needs of this demanding environment.

43 Romax Improves Reckon Drive Product Reliability with Drivetrain Structural Simulation Software (April 2020)

Durability requirements must be balanced with the need for lightweight and low-cost solutions which meet noise and vibration targets whilst also exhibiting excellent efficiency.

44 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.

45 Comparing Data Sources for Condition Monitoring Suitability (September 2020)

Condition-based maintenance requires detailed state knowledge, often acquired by means of sensors.

46 Help Wanted (September 2020)

Options available for those looking for safe, online/in-person gear knowledge.

47 Dynamic Behavior of Planetary Gears (June 2020)

In planetary gear systems of high power density and high gear ratio, helical gears create undesirable tilting moments on the planet gears; therefore, spur gears are still preferred for planetary gears -- a special challenge with respect to noise. Specifically, the different behavior of planetary gears with sequential and symmetric gear mesh is explained in this paper.

48 NORD Gear Offers Drive Solutions for Intelligent Brewing (September 2019)

Worm, bevel, and parallel shaft gear units were installed at two breweries to provide the necessary process control.

49 Industry News (August 2019)

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

50 Smashing the Efficiency Barrier (October 2018)

A Practical Comparison of Planetary and Orbitless Gear-Heads.

51 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.

52 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.

53 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.

54 Product News (March 2019)

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

55 Industry News (June 2019)

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

56 Advanced Belt Drive Systems (June 2019)

Enhancing Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

57 In Motion (March 2019)

The following special product news section examines the latest products and technologies in motion control.

58 Product News (September 2018)

The complete Product News section from the September 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

59 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.

60 Product News (June 2012)

The complete Product News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

61 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.

62 Product News (December 2011)

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

63 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.

64 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.

65 Traversing Steep Slopes (February 2013)

Hydrostatic drive concept gives LinsiTrak flexibility and versatility.

66 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.

67 Getting Creative (October 2012)

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

68 Gear Drive Selection Process for the Parcel Handling Industry (August 2011)

This article is designed to help describe the selection process of a reducer to be used in the parcel handling industry. It will go over the different applications for which gearboxes are used throughout parcel handling facilities such as UPS, FedEx and DHL.

69 Soft Starters vs. Variable Speed - Or Both (June 2011)

Given that many different hydraulic systems recommend the use of either frequency converters or cyclic control (soft starter technologies), the question must be asked - Which one of these solutions is the most cost-effective in reducing energy consumption and providing the most satisfactory payback time?

70 Product News (June 2009)

The complete product news section from the June 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

71 Mold Machining Center Maintains Accuracy (June 2008)

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

72 Industry News (February 2008)

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

73 How to Prevent Pulley Slippage (February 2017)

I'm not able to get a good connection between the pulley and shaft in my drive assembly. Could you explain the various ways of connecting a pulley to a shaft to prevent the pulley from slipping?

74 Honing a Competitive Advantage (December 2009)

Sunnen grows product portfolio with motion control solution from Siemens.

75 Airport Baggage Handling: Queue Conveyor Design from a Gearmotor Perspective (February 2011)

The primary driver of an airport baggage handling queue conveyor must be able to operate under increasingly demanding operating conditions, including frequent starting and stopping. The selection of the primary driver of the queue conveyor is dependent on multiple criteria, including dimensional requirements and durability characteristics.

76 Soft Drink Solutions (December 2009)

Servo system from Bosch-Rexroth helps create more efficient beverage palletizer.

77 Considering Energy-Efficient Motors: Don't Forget the Gearbox (February 2013)

The mechanical components of your drive system play a major role in overall system efficiency. Don't cut corners.

78 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.

79 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.

80 Chains and Belts Play to Their Strengths (December 2015)

As with just about everything else in the manufacturing world — and all which that universe entails — it depends. After all, that’s why the art of manufacturing is a process — not a one-system-fits-all discipline. Yes, once that process has been properly designed and correctly implemented for a given manufacturing production need, it may well run like the astest, smoothest cookie-cutter-type operation ever devised.

81 Is Splash Lubrication Compatible with Efficient Gear Units for High-Speed Applications (October 2015)

A thermo-mechanical model of a splash lubricated one-stage gear unit is presented. This system corresponds to a first step towards the design of a hybrid vehicle gearbox that can operate up to 40,000 rpm on its primary shaft. The numerical model is based on the thermal network method and takes into account power losses due to teeth friction, rolling-elements bearings and oil churning. Some calculations underline that oil churning causes a high amount of power loss. A simple method to reduce this source of power losses is presented, and its influence on the gear unit efficiency and its thermal capacity is computed.

82 Product News (February 2016)

Latest information about upcoming products.

83 Two-stage Helical Bevel Gearing (February 2016)

Gearing is an essential component in conveyors. The material handling industry appears divided between those who favor high-end three-stage helical bevel gearboxes and those who rely on less expensive worm gearing. But there’s an often over-looked alternative, the two-stage helical bevel gearbox.

84 Industry News (August 2013)

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

85 Product News (June 2016)

Latest news on products.

86 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.

87 Pushing the Envelope(s) (September 2015)

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

88 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.

89 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%.

90 Product News (December 2013)

The complete Product News section from the December 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

91 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.

92 The Automated Parking Garage (September 2014)

ContiTech and Wöhr Team up for Unique Residential Solution.

93 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.

94 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.

95 Product News (June 2015)

News about latest Products in the Industry

96 How to Get the Most Realistic Efficiency Calculation for Gearboxes (April 2015)

In recent years the estimation of gearbox power loss is attracting more interest — especially in the wind turbine and automotive gearbox industry — but also in industrial gearboxes where heat dissipation is a consideration as well. As new transmissions concepts are being researched to meet both ecological and commercial demands, a quick and reliable estimation of overall efficiency becomes inevitable in designing the optimal gearbox.

97 Direct Drive Technology and its Impact on the Gearmotor Business (December 2009)

An exploration of direct drive motor trends and examples of design uses for direct drives as replacements for gear drives or belt drives.

98 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.

99 Engineering Showcase - Gear Drives (April 2020)

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

100 Gear Drives Used in Centrifuge Applications (August 2010)

In order to make better purchasing decisions about centrifuge applications, one must understand the concept of centrifuges and the drives that operate this equipment.

101 The One-Stop Shop for Automatic, HEV and EV Drives (April 2018)

CTI Symposium USA Examines North American Transmission Market Strategies

102 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.

103 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.

104 Selecting and Sizing Ball Screw Drives (October 2012)

The ball screw drive is an assembly that converts rotary motion to linear motion and vice versa. The ball screw drive consists of a ball screw and a ball nut with recirculating ball bearings...

105 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.

106 It Doesn't End Here (December 2016)

This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more. This directory represents our best effort to give you updated information about the companies who can provide you with the components you need to design, build and maintain better machinery.

107 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.

108 Product News (April 2018)

New servo drives, gear pumps, stepper motors and more.

109 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.

110 Motors in Space (September 2020)

Components like motors, bearings and drives are subject to harsh environments on Earth, but they must be at the top of their game to enjoy space travel. Recent applications from Maxon Motors (Return to Mars) and the University of Michigan (Robotic Legs) illustrate the incredible requirements it takes to handle applications in space and how these components can be utilized here on Earth.

111 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.

112 The Search for Intelligent Brakes (Fall 2007)

Th e Allen Telescope Array at Hat Creek, CA is a joint venture between the University of California Berkeley and the SETI Institute of Mountain View, CA. SETI has hired Minex Engineering of Antioch, CA to help with the design and installation of state-of-the-art drives and controls for the antenna array.

113 Your Search Starts Here (December 2018)

This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more.

114 Product News (June 2018)

Elastic housing deformation by MESYS, plus new motors, actuators, gear drives and more.

115 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.”

116 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.

117 Safety Elements for Mechanical Torque Limiters (June 2010)

The world of high horsepower drives often calls for mechanical design to be approached from different perspectives. As motors, gearboxes and machines increase in size, power density can become disproportionate from one driveline component to the next, emphasizing the need for more rugged, robust and compact equipment.

118 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.

119 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.

120 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.

121 Chasing Ubiquity (June 2013)

Power Transmission Engineering is the magazine of mechanical components. When you think of gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes and similar products, we want you to think of us. But achieving such front-of-mind presence is one of the most difficult goals in publishing...

122 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.

123 Seeking Suppliers (October 2013)

Last month's Gear Expo in Indianapolis provided a great opportunity to meet potential suppliers of mechanical power transmission components -- mostly gears and gear drives, of course, but also a smattering of suppliers of bearings and motors as well.

124 Stober Survey Examines Manufacturing Infrastructure Updates (April 2018)

How to determine if your facility needs an overhaul. Includes a Q&A with experts from Stober Drives.

125 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.

126 CTI Symposium Raises the Bar on Transmission Technology (June 2014)

The 8th International CTI Symposium on Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives took place in Rochester, Michigan from May 12-15. The event kicked off with its popular introductory seminar "Basics and Practice of Automotive Transmissions."

News Items About drives

1 AutomationDirect Introduces IronHorse DC Drives (December 23, 2013)
AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of motors and drives now includes the GSD series of DC drives. IronHorse GSD1 series DC drives ar...

2 Digital Servo Drives feature PCB mount design (March 18, 2010) has added PCB mounts to its broad range of digital servo drives from Advanced Motion Controls.  The DZ drives are micro...

3 Crown Gear Drives Designed for Full Range of Applications (March 12, 2010)
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4 Applied Motion SV200 Series Servo Drives Feature Programmable Notch Filters, Anti-Vibration Function and Auto-Tuning (October 28, 2015)
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5 Sprint Electric Presents Range of Digital DC Drives (June 7, 2016)
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6 Baldor Adds High-Powered, Ethernet-Compatible Motor Drives to Lineup (November 15, 2007)
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7 Maxon Introduces DC Drives Line (October 22, 2012)
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8 Amacoil Uhing Drives Offer Set Screw Option (January 26, 2016)
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9 Intellidrives Exhibits at Laser World of Photonics (March 14, 2016)
Intellidrives will feature its latest linear actuators, XYZ robotics and rotary tables at the Laser World of Photonics show, co-located w...

10 Vacon Acquisition Strengthens Danfoss Drives Product Portfolio (March 23, 2016)
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11 New Rack and Pinion Drives from Atlanta Drive Systems (February 10, 2005)
Zero backlash standard rack & pinion drives that utilizing a split- and dual-pinion arrangement are now available from Atlanta Drive Syst...

12 Oerlikon Champion Series Drives Present Three Models Designed for Self-Propelled Spray Tractors (December 15, 2015)
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13 Parker’s New Drives Offer Resolver Feedback (January 14, 2006)
A new resolver feedback option on the Aries servo drives gives applications the advantages of rugged resolver technology. A resolver f...

14 Siemens Offers AC Power Modules for G120 Drives (August 13, 2014)
A new line of PM240-2 power modules is now available from Siemens, extending the use of the popular Sinamics G120 drives family. A signif...

15 Zero-Max Offers Right Angle Gear Drives (August 14, 2014)
Lubricated for life with Beacon 325 premium grade grease, Zero-Max Crown drives feature heat treated AGMA Class 10 spiral bevel gears. Th...

16 Bosch Rexroth Develops Control Solutions for Crane Drives (February 10, 2015)
Rexroth recently developed a new control solution that is suitable for both simple and complex winch and crane drives. Designers can gene...

17 ACS NPMpm Expands Line of NanoPWM Servo Drives (August 19, 2015)
ACS Motion Control recently expanded its NanoPWM line of PWM (pulse width modulation) servo drives to include a new dual axis EtherCAT dr...

18 PI Releases Magnetic Direct Drives and Air Bearings Catalog (June 9, 2016)
PI (Physik Instrumente) has released a new catalog of its magnetic direct drives and air bearing technology solutions, including actuator...

19 Winsmith Offers Interchangeable Stainless Steel Conveyor Drives (July 8, 2016)
Winsmith Inc. has announced the availability of its new and improved stainless steel conveyor drives. Recently developed and now proven i...

20 Ameridrives Introduces High Performance Turboflex Plus Coupling (July 7, 2017)
Ameridrives and Bibby Turboflex have collaborated to introduce a new series of high performance disc couplings designed to meet the strin...

21 ABM Introduces Custom Traction and Steering Motors and Drives for Electric Vehicles (July 14, 2017)
ABM traction drive system solutions for electric vehicles are available as bevel gearboxes, helical gearboxes and hub wheel drives.Typica...

22 ABM Greiffenberger Offers Hoist and Angular Travel Drives (September 29, 2017)
Many mid-size crane manufacturers bank on complete hoist drive technology solutions from ABM Greiffenberger. These drives are specificall...

23 Intellidrives Introduces Ultra-Thin Direct Drive Rotary Table (January 4, 2018)
The Intellidrives ACR-335UT precision rotation stage is a low profile rotary table with high-speed direct-drive rotary servo motor. The l...

24 Zero-Max Right Angle Gear Drives Ensure Lifetime Lubrication (May 2, 2017)
Lifetime lubrication in Zero-Max “Crown” gear drives assures motion system designers of a smooth operating, quiet right angle...

25 Intellidrives Expands Linear Positioning Stage Series (March 15, 2017)
The Intellidrives BSMA-140H is a compact, high-performance linear positioning stage that is perfect for the confines of the laboratory wh...

26 Nord Gear Assembles Industrial Gear Drives in Wisconsin (August 16, 2016)
Nord Gear Corporation is now assembling its line of Maxxdrive large industrial gear drives at the Waunakee, Wisconsin plant. With a build...

27 Intellidrives Enhances Rotary Servo Tables (January 13, 2017)
Intellidrives offers water-tight and dust-proof rotary servo tables (DDR). These direct drive rotary servo tables feature IP rated ingres...

28 ABM Offers Compact, Cost-Effective Motors and Drives (January 26, 2017)
ABM Drives' motors and drives are tailor-made specifically for the application whether it requires compact design, low-noise operatio...

29 Bonfiglioli Develops Wheel-Traction Drives with Full Hybrid Technology (March 6, 2017)
Bonfiglioli has announced the development of wheel-traction drives of the 600 series specifically designed for Tigon Technology backhoe l...

30 Atlanta Drive Showcases Rack and Pinion Drives at IMTS (April 9, 2006)
Atlant Drive Systems, Inc. will showcase their expanded range of rack and pinion drives, consisting of both helical & straight (spur) too...

31 Boston Gear Expands Stainless Steel Gear Drives (October 7, 2013)
A new line of Boston Gear stainless steel, right angle helical bevel gear drives is now available with output torque up to 7.700 (...

32 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...

33 Bonfiglioli Yaw and Pitch Drives Power German Offshore Wind Farm (June 9, 2010)
Germany's first offshore wind farm, Alpha Ventus, features yaw and pitch drives from the Bonfiglioli Group. The wind farm feature...

34 Econobelt Video Features Timing Belt Drives (February 22, 2011)
A new video from Econobelt features metric timing belt drives plus belt and chain tensioners from off-the-shelf stock. The video shows th...

35 Oerlikon Fairfield Drives Provide Improved Energy Management (July 22, 2011)
Oerlikon Fairfield electric drives provide mobile equipment manufacturers with options for improved energy management. These include the ...

36 Ondrives Manufactures Showcase Gearboxes (April 17, 2006)
Ondrives Ltd. of Chesterfield, U.K., manufactured two gearboxes for a pharmaceutical company’s teaching purposes. According to th...

37 Sprint Electric’s DC Drives Regenerate Energy (March 1, 2007)
Sprint Electric’s 340XRi, 680XRi and 1220XRi DC drives are designed to regenerate energy back into the mains supply under braking wi...

38 Ameridrives Introduces New Disc Coupling (August 6, 2007)
The ASPI-671 compliant disc coupling line for power transmission applications from Ameridrives Couplings was developed with advanced fini...

39 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 ...

40 Applied Motion's Stepper Drives Offer 220 VAC Operation (June 26, 2007)
Applied Motion Products STAC6-Si high performance stepper drives are now available for 220 VAC operation.  Drives are programmable f...

41 Newspaper Machine Conversion Project Running on Vacon Drives (December 9, 2009)
Vacon is supplying approximately 180 AC drives to a project carried out by Vaasa Engineering (VEO) at the Kama paper mill in Krasnokamsk,...

42 SDP Helical Gear Drives Offer Feature Base or Panel Mount Design (August 19, 2011)
A new series of right angle helical gear drives from Stock Drive Products (SDP), an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer, feature b...

43 Ameridrives Offers Full Line of Locking Devices (August 24, 2011)
Ameridrives Couplings now offers a full line of Ameriloc internal and external locking devices and shaft couplings. All units are custom-...

44 Rexroth Drives Keep London in Motion (August 23, 2012)
Rexroth drives keep the giant Ferris wheel of the London Eye turning and they actuate the opening mechanism for Tower Bridge and they rai...

45 Intellidrives Offers High Frequency Linear Actuators (April 18, 2018)
Intellidrives Circular Voice Coil Positioning Stage (ICVCA) is a compact stage ideal for closed loop short stroke positioning applic...

46 Bosch Rexroth Offers Hydrostatic Travel Drives (December 4, 2012)
With output torques from 600 to 1,300 kNm and a dual motor configuration, Hydrotrac GFT-N hydrostatic travel drives from Rexroth allow fa...

47 Maxon Spindle Drives Available in Wear-Proof Ceramic (September 6, 2013)
The GP 16 S with ceramic spindle joins the ranks of the existing 16 series spindle drives. With its unique metric M6 ceramic spindle, it ...

48 Ondrives Introduces Removable Top Linear Shaft Supports (May 10, 2012)
Ondrives US Corporation announces removable top low profile linear shaft supports. Top loading offers easier assembly and re-alignment of...

49 Heavy Duty Traverse Drives Double Pitch Accuracy (April 18, 2012)
Amacoil/Uhing has upgraded their large sizes of RG traverse drives by adding a 100-notch scale to the pitch adjustment control. Whereas t...

50 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...

51 Zero-Max Gear Drives Provide Directional Motion Change (December 14, 2011)
Motion system designers looking for a smooth operating, quiet right angle gear drive might consider Zero-Max Crown gear drives. They feat...

52 Technosoft Expands Intelligent Drives (February 3, 2012)
The iPOS line of highly flexible Technosoft intelligent drives has been expanded with a new, micro-sized pluggable servo drive: iPOS3602 ...

53 Bosch Rexroth Develops Hydraulic Pitch Drives for Wind Energy Turbines (August 6, 2007)
Hydraulic pitch drives from Bosch Rexroth enable turbines to shift automatically with changes in wind velocity. As the wind grows stronge...

54 Intellidrives Offers Motion Systems with Intelligent Motors (August 19, 2016)
Intelligent actuators from Intellidrives are highly programmable, integrated actuators with a motor, encoder, amplifier, controller, USB ...

55 Intellidrives Introduces Linear Servo Slide System (December 8, 2020)
The Direct Drive Linear ServoSlide system from Intellidrives is a linear motor solution that eliminates wear, friction, backlash and comp...

56 Rolling Motion Releases Traction Drives (October 24, 2018)
Rolling Motion Industries has released two high efficiency traction drives. The MAR-17-1-2.1 Traction Drive and the MAR-23-1-2.1 Traction...

57 Intellidrives ServoBelt Stage Offers Low Profile Robust Design (August 15, 2018)
Intellidrives ServoBelt Rotary Stage offers an economical solution for a variety of light and medium-duty rotary motion applications. It ...

58 Intellidrives Introduces Water-Tight, Dust-Proof Rotary Tables (January 12, 2021)
Motorized rotary tables RTLA-100-350HJ from Intellidrives feature IP65-rated ingress protection. IP65 rating assures against ingress of d...

59 ASI Drives Acquired by ACCEDIA Group (March 10, 2020)
ASI Drives, the trusted provider of transaxles and wheel drives for electric machines, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired b...

60 Intellidrives Rotary Servo Table Features Outer Rotor Design (June 29, 2018)
Intellidrives new direct drive rotary servo table includes an outer rotor design. This allows for increased performance, greater magnetic...

61 Intellidrives Introduces IMAC Ethernet Motion Server (September 11, 2019)
Intellidrives now offers the IMAC Ethernet Motion Server, a new Internet accessible distributed motion control technology for automation ...

62 Intellidrives Introduces Next Generation of Motion Controls and Automation (October 9, 2020)
Intellidrives offers IMAC VISUAL for the next generation of motion controls and automation. With a drag-and-drop, visual blocks based pro...

63 NORD Introduces High Connectivity Variable Frequency Drives (July 20, 2020)
The NORDAC PRO SK 500P variable frequency drives from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS are equipped with an integrated multi-protocol Ethernet interface...

64 ACE Offers Regenerative Low-Voltage Drives for DC Motors (May 24, 2019)
American Control Electronics (ACE) introduces the DCR300-60 and DCR600-60 Series, microprocessor based, low voltage PWM drives for brushe...

65 Intellidrives Offers Multi-Axes Motion and Automation Controller (March 12, 2019)
Intellidrives Multi-Axes Motion and Automation Controller is network based general purpose motion/automation controller with embed...

66 Intellidrives Offers ServoBelt Rotary Stage (July 28, 2020)
ServoBelt Rotary Stage from Intellidrives offers an economical solution for a variety of light and medium-duty rotary motion applications...

67 Intellidrives Offers Large Aperture Precision Rotary Servo Tables (September 22, 2020)
Intellidrives has released large aperture precision rotary servo tables.Common applications include semiconductor wafer manufacturing, si...

68 Bonfiglioli and Schaeffler Collaborate on Wind Turbine Gear Drives (July 30, 2019)
A compact Industry 4.0 solution package for wind turbine azimuth drives is the result of a long-term development partnership between Bo...

69 Intellidrives Introduces Latest Miniature Rotary Servo Stage (February 24, 2021)
Intellidrives offers a micro-rotation stage (40 mm diameter) with a direct drive motor. Common applications for miniature rotary servo st...

70 Ameridrives and Bibby Turboflex Introduce Unique Triangular Design for Disc Couplings (August 14, 2018)
Ameridrives and Bibby Turboflex have developed the Tri-Bushing, a unique flex element/blade triangular bushing design that increases the ...

71 Intellidrives Offers Miniature Rotary Servo Stages (March 3, 2020)
Intellidrives offers miniature rotary servo stages with a direct drive motor, 1 arc-sec resolution, a speed of 1,000 rpm and load of 3 Kg...

72 AGMA Releases Publication on Lubrication of Industrial Gear Drives (January 20, 2020)
The AGMA Technical Division recently announced the release of AGMA ISO 18792-A19, Lubrication of industrial gear drives. Gear lubric...

73 Intellidrives Offers Precision Rotary Tilt Tables (January 27, 2020)
The integrated two-axes rotary gimbal assembly from Intellidrives provides high-speed machining capabilities for complex 3D part geometri...

74 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...

75 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...

76 Intellidrives Offers Large Area Travel XY Gantry Systems (February 18, 2020)
Intellidrives new Syncronized XY Gantries BEMAE Series are offered in travel length from 300 x 300 mm to 1,500 x 1,500 mm. BEMAE Gantry S...

77 Intellidrives Expands XY Table Series (January 8, 2020)
The XY-BSMA-WJ series precision XY tables from Intellidrives are low-profile stages designed for a wide range of applications. This is hi...

78 Rheintacho Provides Sensor Options for Electric Drives (June 4, 2018)
The FQ, FP, FM and FK mobile electric drives from Rheintacho are equipped with a proven differential-hall technology for safe and reliabl...

79 Intellidrives Expands Large Open Center Stage Series (November 13, 2019)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with Intellidrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

80 Intellidrives Large Aperture Stages Offer High Accuracy in Open Frame (June 13, 2018)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with Intellidrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

81 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...

82 Intellidrives Offers Large Hollow Shaft Rotary Actuator (June 1, 2020)
The hollow shaft rotary table is integrated with a high rigidity cross-roller bearing. This structure improves permissible thrust load an...

83 Zero-Max Offers IP65 Rated Crown Right Angle Gear Drives (June 26, 2020)
Tested and certified by an independent laboratory, the IP65 Rated models feature a nickel plated housing for corrosion protection and are...

84 Nord Drivesystems Utilize Gear Motors for Aggregates Unit (August 22, 2012)
The IECS Company, specializing in the manufacture, assembly, and maintenance of quarry and sand pits equipments has chosen Nord gear moto...

85 Mitrpak Gear Drives Meet Indexing Requirements (November 9, 2011)
A full line of right angle gearboxes that are designed for conveying, manufacturing, packaging, and process applications that require pre...

86 Holcim Relies on Nord Drivesystems Technology (December 19, 2012)
Holcim, one of the largest producers of construction material worldwide, relies on drive technology from Nord Drivesystems. In its cement...

87 Ameridrives Couplings Available with Torsi-Lock Hubs (October 7, 2011)
Developed for API 610 service, Torsiflex-i flexible disc couplings feature a robust disc pack design, allowing for greater torque load in...

88 Rexnord Offers New Options for Falk Gear Drives (March 8, 2012)
Rexnord Corporation announces it is now offering an inching drive option for the Falk V-Class gear drive...

89 Maxon Introduces New DC Drives Product Line (November 20, 2012)
Maxon Motors introduces a new product line of innovative brushed DC motors, planetary gearheads and encoders. These are high performance ...

90 Vacon Drives Save Energy (June 8, 2012)
Global AC manufacturer Vacon estimates that its products helped save approximately 44 TWh of energy in 2011. The energy savings helped re...

91 Intellidrives Offers High Precision XY Gantry (March 25, 2020)
The demand for high accuracy and robust gantries is met with IntelLIDrives newly designed XY gantry that addresses the unique needs of mu...

92 Misumi Mech Lab Examines Belt Drives Vs. Ball Screw Actuators (March 26, 2020)
The challenge for mechanical automation systems in the past has been the successful conversion of rotational motion from electric or mech...

93 Zero Max Offers Custom Variable Speed Drives (November 21, 2012)
Zero-Max designs, manufactures and assembles Custom Variable Speed Drives that meter and dispense seed and fertilizer guided by global po...

94 Intellidrives Controller Simplifies Liquid Handling Robot Operation (May 7, 2020)
Vaccine development requires an automated pipetting system which performs programmed transfers of liquid. The word "pipetting" ...

95 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...

96 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...

97 New Synchromesh Cable Drives from Stock Drive Products (May 29, 2007)
This patented miniature cable, identified as the A 6J 9- and A 6J 9M Series, consists of a straight center section, encased in nylon and ...

98 NTN Driveshaft Receives GM Customer Care and Shipping Award (April 30, 2021)
NTN is pleased to announce that its manufacturing facility, NTN Driveshaft, Inc., has been named a recipient of a 2020 GM Customer Care a...

99 Intellidrives Low Profile, Large Aperture Servo Table Offers Dynamic Speed Range (January 26, 2021)
The ACR-490UT precision rotation stage is the lowest profile rotary table with high-speed direct-drive rotary servomotor on the market. I...

100 Ikona Ships New Mud Pump Drives to North American Customers (February 23, 2007)
Ikona Gear made its first commercial shipments of its new Mud Pump Drives to major oil and gas companies in Canada and the U.S. Accord...

101 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 ...

102 Faulhaber DC Microdrives and Controllers Offer Unique Design Characteristics (September 3, 2021)
Small and powerful DC-motors are critical to the development of highly integrated systems. These motors are driving technology in many di...

103 New Brake for Gearless Drives (February 3, 2006)
Ortlinghaus has introduced the DIMO braking system for gearless applications. The brake is electromagnetically actuated. According to...

104 AAAE 2021 Preview: NORD DRIVESYSTEMS (June 25, 2021)
NORD will be exhibiting at the 93rd Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 11th – 13th. Located at Bo...

105 Fairfields’s New Drives Offer a Variety of Compact Configurations (April 21, 2006)
The new EXCELDRIVES from Fairfield offer the following features: Compact configurations to suit numerous installation needs: SAE ...

106 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...

107 Danfoss Drives Introduces FCD QDrive for Wall or Rail Mounting (February 5, 2008)
Danfoss Drives recently introduced the FCD QDrive, an enclosed drive solution engineered for wall or rail mounting in any position or ato...

108 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 ...

109 Prototype Transmission Drives Tata Pixel Concept (March 8, 2011)
Transmission technology company Torotrak plc has supplied a prototype transmission to its key customer and licensee, Tata Motors Ltd, for...

110 Voith Commissions Two VECO-Drives in China (July 27, 2020)
Voith has successfully commissioned the first two VECO-Drives at a coal-fired power station in China, improving not only the overall effi...

111 NTN Driveshaft Wins GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award (July 13, 2020)
NTN Bearing Corporation of America’s manufacturing facility in Columbus, Indiana – NTN Driveshaft, Inc. – has been awar...

112 IntelLiDrives Release Direct Drive Rotary Tables (January 8, 2013)
IntelLiDrives, Inc. recently released direct drive rotary tables AccuRing Series featuring suitable angular positioning and velocity cont...

113 Intellidrives XY-Rotary System Meets Clean Room Demands (August 11, 2020)
The demand for a high accuracy stage is met with IntelLIDrives integrated XY-Rotary system that addresses the needs of scanning microscop...

114 IMS Unveils Low Noise Planetary Gear Drives (February 13, 2008)
New Product Release IMS GEAR Planetary Gears Inc has recently completed the development and introduction of a new line of low noise ge...

115 Motus Labs Offers M-Drives Series (September 3, 2020)
Motus Labs, a designer and manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions for the industrial, service, and collaborative robot and a...

116 Faulhaber Drives Assist Robotic Glove Operation (September 2, 2020)
Musculoskeletal disorders are a common occupational disease in the EU and North America and are one of the most common causes for long- t...

117 Timken to Acquire Drives LLC (September 16, 2011)
The Timken Company recently announced it has agreed to acquire privately held Drives LLC for $92 million in cash. Based in Fulton, Illino...

118 Intellidrives Introduces Motorized Rotary Tables (November 27, 2019)
The hollow shaft table is integrated with a high rigidity cross-roller bearing. This structure improves permissible thrust load and momen...

119 Winsmith Displays Stainless Steel Conveyor Drives at IPPE Show (March 7, 2017)
Winsmith recently participated in the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, GA, January 31-February 2. A manu...

120 Schaffner Motor Drives Improve Performance (January 30, 2017)
Schaffner introduces the FN510 dv/dt filter which eliminates premature motor damage caused by high dv/dt, over-voltages on motor cables, ...

121 Zero-Max ETP-Connect Provides Optimal Lobe Assembly for Pump Drives (June 1, 2017)
The Zero-Max ETP-Connect was developed to simplify cleaning and maintenance of pumps. This is often required in pharmaceutical, chemical,...

122 Fenner Drives Offers High-Performance Power Transmission Belt (June 7, 2017)
PowerTwist Drive, a new power transmission belt from Fenner Drives, does not require retensioning after installation. The new product sav...

123 IPS Signs Partnership Agreement with Gefran Drives (June 23, 2017)
Integrated Power Services (IPS), North America’s leading provider of motor and generator repair services, field services and distri...

124 KISSsoft Redefines Plain Bearings in Turbo Drives (September 7, 2018)
For shafts with plain bearings, the bearing type “Plain Bearing” can now be redefined. This is especially important for turbo...

125 Sercos Introduces Sercos III Real-Time Protocols During SPS IPC Drives 2016 (December 30, 2016)
At the recent SPS IPC Drives show, Sercos International, provider of the Sercos automation bus, offered presentations showing that Sercos...

126 Pack Expo Preview: NORD DRIVESYSTEMS (September 21, 2021)
NORD DRIVESYSTEMS will exhibit their new, innovative drive solutions at Pack Expo 2021, with a focus on products for the packaging, mater...

127 Intellidrives Offers Direct Drive Rotary Stage (October 4, 2016)
The ACR-32UT precision rotation stage is a low profile rotary table with a high-speed direct-drive rotary servo motor. The 32 m...

128 Heidenhain Unveils New Hollow-Shaft Rotary Encoders at SPS IPC Drives Show (November 14, 2016)
For the SPS IPC Drives 2016 trade show, Heidenhain is supplementing its existing program of inductive position encoders with it...

129 Mitsubishi Electric Launches CNC Controller at SPS IPC Drives (November 29, 2016)
The new Mitsubishi Electric C80 CNC CPU unit mounts alongside an iQ-R Series PLC’s existing module, allowing nanometer scale contro...

130 Gearing Solutions Yaw Drives Offer Efficient Power-to-Weight Ratios (June 28, 2018)
Using unique roller gear technology, Gearing Solutions wind turbine Yaw Drives have an unparalleled power to weight ratio, achieving grea...

131 Intellidrives Introduces Large Aperture Stages (August 2, 2017)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with IntelLIDrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

132 Intellidrives Open Center XY Stages Meet Unique Industry Needs (February 8, 2018)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with IntelLIDrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

133 Fenner Drives Acquires National Bearings Company (March 8, 2018)
Fenner has acquired the U.S.-based National Bearings Company. Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, National Bearings Company manufactures cu...

134 ACHEMA 2018 Preview: Nord Drivesystems (June 1, 2018)
Nord will be presenting a wide range of products at ACHEMA in Frankfurt am Main from June 11-15. The main focus is on ATEX compliant dr...

135 Hannover Messe: Nord Drivesystems (April 25, 2018)
Nord Drivesystems will be exhibiting its innovative drive solutions for digital factories of the future at the Hannover Fair 2018. These ...

136 Nord Drivesystems Expands MaxxDrive Gearbox Line (January 9, 2018)
If you need a dependable, high performance gearbox able to handle the most demanding bulk material handling applications, cement and stee...

137 Nord Drivesystems Receives Vanderlande Supplier Award (December 20, 2017)
Nord Drivesystems was awarded for their outstanding operational excellence and responsive supply chain, high innovative capability and th...

138 Process Expo Preview: Stober Drives, Inc. (August 18, 2017)
Stober Drives will be displaying a variety of products at Process Expo 2017 at Booth 2637 (North Hall). This includes the quality-proven,...

139 Danfoss Drives Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary (June 13, 2018)
2018 is a special year for Danfoss Drives, and a milestone in the company’s history. Fifty years ago, Danfoss was the first compa...

140 Intellidrives Offers Compact Rotary System (October 3, 2017)
The demand for a high accuracy, compact XYZR stages is met with IntelLIDrives technologies that address the unique needs of scanning micr...

141 Heidenhain Offers Encoder Technology at SPS IPC Drives Exhibition in Nuremberg (November 1, 2017)
At the upcoming SPS IPC Drives show on November 28-30, Heidenhain will be presenting encoders designed specifically for the requirements ...

142 Intellidrives Offers Compact and Precise Four Axes XYZ Rotary System (November 8, 2018)
The demand for a high accuracy, compact XYZR stages is met with IntelliDrives technologies that address the unique needs of scanning micr...

143 Fenner Drives Introduces 3V and 5V Wedge Link Belts (July 26, 2016)
Combining excellent service and long life with exceptional inventory control, the new Wedge Link Belting from Fenner Drives yield major a...

144 Sprint Electric Offers Extended Range of DC Drives From Stock (May 22, 2015)
With its recently extended ranges of DC motor controllers, Sprint Electric has a comprehensive offering of products incorporating the lat...

145 Bosch Rexroth Offers Electric Drives and Controls Training Courses (April 29, 2015)
Bosch Rexroth is now offering hands-on training courses for electric drive and control topics to help machine manufacturers and operators...

146 Timken Introduces Drives Element Roller Chain (August 13, 2019)
The Timken Company has announced the release of the Drives Element roller chain—a maintenance-free, sintered bushing chain designed...

147 Framo Morat Supplies Drives for Reliance Power Solar Plant (December 11, 2015)
In April 2012, the Indian operator Reliance Power, India entrusted Areva Solar with the construction of a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power...

148 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...

149 Intellidrives Introduces XY-Rotary System for Clean Room Applications (October 4, 2019)
The demand for a high accuracy stages is met with IntelLIDrives integrated XY-Rotary system that addresses the needs of scanning microsco...

150 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...

151 Nord Supplies Drives for Brew House (February 11, 2013)
During 40 years of continuous around-the-clock operation, the tanks and vats in the Forst specialty beer brewery’s old brew house (...

152 Voith Turbo Supplies Fluid Couplings for AFC Drives (February 15, 2013)
The Jin Cheng Coal Group, one of the biggest coal groups in China, found a way to avoid unexpected downtimes of the AFCs (Armored Face Co...

153 Stober Drives Expands Gearbox Series (June 16, 2014)
Stober Drives, Inc. is expanding its KSS stainless steel gearbox series by adding ratios that allow customers to use smaller reducers at lower speeds. The “K” series is a right-angle, helical bevel gearbox...

154 Intellidrives Introduces Hollow Rotary Actuators (May 7, 2018)
The hollow output table is integrated with a high rigidity cross-roller bearing. This structure improves permissible thrust load and mome...

155 B&R Automation Offers Servo Drives with Safely Limited Torque Function (June 21, 2019)
The B&R ACOPOS P3 servo drive is now also available with safety function Safely Limited Torque (SLT). This makes B&R one of the f...

156 Siemens Sinamics Drives Offer High Power Density in Smaller Footprint (February 3, 2016)
Siemens recently announced the availability of its Sinamics G120C drive in AA size, which replaces the previous G120C frame size A in pow...

157 Lapp Offers Flexible Cables for Drives, Motors and Assemblies (June 3, 2016)
The Lapp Group is now offering its new ÖLFLEX VFD 2XL symmetrical motor and drive cable for high horsepower applications—...

158 Moog Highlights Smart Control Solutions at SPS IPC Drives (December 10, 2018)
Moog, a designer and manufacturer of high performance motion control products, solutions, and services – was exhibiting its enlarge...

159 SPS IPC Drives Italia a Success for Sercos International (June 22, 2016)
Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos automation bus, recorded nearly twice as many contacts during SPS IPC Drives Italia compared...

160 SPS IPC Drives Preview: Mitsubishi Electric (November 19, 2018)
At this year's SPS IPC Drives show, November 27-29 in Nuremberg, Germany, Mitsubishi Electric will present a variety of technologie...

161 SPS IPC Drives Italy Preview: Sercos (May 20, 2016)
Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos automation bus, will present new products, innovative technologies and updates regardin...

162 Nord Drivesystems Utilize Components for Surface Coating Facility (April 28, 2016)
At the Nord Drivesystems headquarters in Bargteheide, Germany, the power, functionality and intelligence of Nord products are used to the...

163 Timken Expands Drives Chain Line (February 10, 2016)
The Timken Company has introduced a new line of Drives Leaf Chain to address global demand for heavy-duty large pitch leaf chain. The com...

164 Regal Power Transmission Offers Pump Drives, Bearings and Gear Reducers at AGG1 (March 21, 2016)
Regal Power Transmission Solutions introduces its new Durst modular hydraulic pump drive in Booth 1230 at AGG1, along with exhibits and d...

165 AAAE Conference & Exposition Preview: Nord Drivesystems (May 10, 2019)
Nord Drivesystems’ Nordac Link drive is shown controlling a 92.1 two-stage helical bevel gearbox with IE4 synchronous motor. This i...

166 ACS Drive Module Provides Economical Alternative to Linear Servo Drives (April 11, 2016)
ACS Motion Control has expanded its family of multi-axis NanoPWM to include the NPArm, a fully integrated 19"/6U rack mounted v...

167 Intellidrives Offers Drives and Indexers for Actuators (January 25, 2013)
IntelliDrives Drives and Indexers provide OEMs with advanced tuning and commutation algorithms, made possible by state-of-the-art DSP te...