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1 Stay "On-Track" When Selecting a Linear Guide System (December 2021)

Linear guide systems are perhaps the most diverse group of products in the motion control industry. Here's how to pick the best one for your application.

2 Best Practices for Selecting and Sizing Guide Wheels (October 2011)

How to select a guide wheel with the properties best-suited for a given application to create a system that reduces design costs and engineering changes, and lowers warranty, assembly, installation and mounting costs.

3 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.

4 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 www.powertransmission.com and on social media.

5 The ABCs of Linear Motion Rolling Guides (December 2018)

Improving System Performance One Application at a Time. PTE recently caught up with IKO, Rollon and THK to breakdown the basics in linear motion rolling guides.

6 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.

7 Product News (March 2015)

New products within the Industry

8 Product News (October 2014)

News about new Products in the industry.

9 Transmissions in Transition (June 2015)

Experts gathered at the 9th CTI Symposium to discuss the challenges of reducing noise, improving energy efficiency and meeting the changing demands of the marketplace

10 Product News (February 2016)

Latest information about upcoming products.

11 Industry news (August 2016)

News from around the Industry

12 Product News (June 2016)

Latest news on products.

13 The Test Run (March 2016)

Modeling and simulation is a key driver of innovation. Whether it’s general manufacturing, consumer goods or life sciences, the ability to realistically model and simulate the response of parts, sub-systems and complete assemblies to increase accuracy and repeatability is vital in today’s analytical world.

14 Galactic Housekeeping (February 2014)

With the constant push for sustainable and environmentally friendly procedures on Earth, you'd think we’d apply the same rules high above it.

15 PRODUCT NEWS (October 2015)

All about new Products

16 PT Extras (February 2014)

PTE Video from SKF, LinkedIn contribution from Dassault Systemes, Twitter updates on IFPE 2014 and a shout-out to the Gear Technology blog.

17 Product News (December 2008)

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

18 Product News (December 2009)

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

19 Product News (October 2008)

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

20 Product News (June 2008)

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

21 2021 PTE Buyer's Guide (December 2021)

Our comprehensive directory of mechanical power transmission component suppliers, along with related accessories, services and more!

22 Product News (February 2010)

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

23 Industry News (June 2011)

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

24 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.

25 Bearing the Brunt of Earthquakes (December 2016)

America suffers $4.4 billion in losses due to earthquakes every year. While that's a drop in the bucket for our $16 trillion plus GDP, it's still a substantial amount of money, and some people are working to lessen those losses. One group is Earthquake Protection Systems (EPS), a company that is designing bearings to better protect buildings from earthquake damage.

26 Designing Drive Systems for Low-Web-Speed Applications (December 2012)

This paper will look at the solutions that current drive and motor technology can offer in not only improving tension control but also solving several other issues that are inherent to systems with high ratio gearing.

27 Product News (August 2012)

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

28 Guidelines for Designing Better Motion Control Systems (February 2012)

Motion control systems engineers work chiefly in two well-defined areas: 1) new designs and 2) redesigns or retrofits. This article examines the best approach for each option.

29 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.

30 Product News (September 2017)

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

31 Industry News (August 2019)

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

32 Tackling Fluid Power Challenges (February 2020)

Increasing power density and improving cylinder lifespan are key issues.

33 Industry News (June 2019)

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

34 Industry News (April 2019)

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

35 Product News (March 2019)

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

36 Industry News (March 2020)

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

37 Dynamic Performance (April 2020)

PTE Examines Gearmotor and Gear Drive Technology

38 Bright Skies, Big Opportunities (October 2021)

Clean Sky Project in Europe Focuses on Reimagining the Aerospace Ecosystem

39 Product News (June 2021)

he complete Product News section from the June 2021 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

40 Industry News (March 2021)

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

41 Help Wanted (September 2020)

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

42 Industry News (September 2018)

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

43 Stable and Streamlined (September 2018)

Gear drives focus on longevity, quality and customization.

44 Gear Expo 2017 Showstoppers (September 2017)

This special advertising section features some of our VIP exhibitors.

45 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.

46 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.

47 Product News (February 2017)

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

48 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.

49 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.

50 Product News (September 2018)

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

51 Purchasing Efficiency (September 2018)

You may have noticed a lot of merger and acquisition activity lately in the power transmission industry. What does it mean?

52 Engineering Showcase - Couplings (August 2018)

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

53 Industry News (June 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

54 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.

55 2018 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2018)

Our comprehensive annual directory of suppliers puts all the mechanical components you need right at your fingertips.

56 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.

57 Efficiency of Design (February 2018)

Energy efficiency is for more than just motors. Here are some mechatronics companies making sure you get more bang for your buck when it comes to your power bill.

58 Product News (March 2017)

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

59 Linear Motors (October 2016)

When the need arises for linear motion or positioning, there are many choices. One can use an Acme screw, ball screw, rack & pinion, or belts. The cost of a linear motor solution is generally greater than a mechanical linear product, but when one needs highly accurate, repeatable, high-speed motion, then the answer may be a linear motor.

60 Product News (April 2015)

Latest Products

61 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.

62 Introducing the Ball Screw (December 2018)

The Swiss Army Knife of PT Components.

63 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.

64 Precision Manufacturing and the Digitalization of Linear Motion Technology (June 2020)

Digitalization is increasingly transforming mechanical engineering and manufacturing technologies, bringing with it not only unparalleled control and flexibility over production systems but so much more.

65 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.

66 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.

67 INDUSTRY NEWS (March 2015)

News From the Industry

68 Industry News (December 2014)

News from around the industry.

69 Product News (October 2010)

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

70 Linear Motion Q&A: Customized Machinery Built with Off-the-Shelf Components (April 2010)

This Q&A session with various experts at Thomson Linear Systems covers linear slides & stages, clutches & brakes, bearings and actuators.

71 Oscillation Welding Protects Pipelines (April 2010)

Ball screw assemblies are key to this patent-pending oilfield corrosion prevention solution.

72 Motion System Management (August 2008)

Companies focus on customization and quality in linear motion

73 Product News (June 2012)

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

74 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...

75 Product News (December 2014)

News from the industry about new products.

76 Inexpensive Methods to Measure the Performance Characteristics of a Linear Motion Device (December 2013)

This article describes a series of tests that can be performed by the average user, with little experience, and without sophisticated measuring instruments, to quickly determine the most important performance characteristics of linear motion systems.

77 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.

78 Smart Actuators for Off-Highway (February 2013)

Smart actuators bring big benefits to utility and other off-highway vehicles

79 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.

80 The Power Shift (June 2021)

Companies look to fuel economy, energy efficiency and operating costs to improve off-highway applications.

81 Buyers Guide A to Z listing (December 2014)

All companies listed A to Z

82 2014 Buyers Guide (December 2014)

Leading industry Buyers Guide

83 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.

84 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.

85 2015 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2015)

This years Buyers guide

86 2016 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2016)

A comprehensive directory of suppliers of gears, bearings, motors, couplings and other mechanical power transmission and motion control components.

87 2019 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2019)

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

88 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.

89 Mechanical Motion in Tight Spaces (March 2018)

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

90 2017 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2017)

The 2017 Power Transmission Engineering Buyers Guide was compiled to provide you with a handy resource containing the contact information for significant suppliers of power transmission and related components.

91 Categories - Buyers Guide 2013 (December 2013)

Our comprehensive 2013 directory of mechanical power transmission components suppliers by category.

92 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.

93 Product News (October 2021)

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

94 Linear Motion Components Take Flight in Aerospace and Defense Industry (October 2021)

Key advantages of linear motion components in aerospace applications.

95 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.

96 Avoiding Common Pitfalls When Selecting & Integrating Linear Modules (August 2021)

Fully integrated linear modules can be versatile and cost-effective for linear transport applications in packaging machinery.

97 Product News (December 2021)

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

98 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.

99 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.

100 PT Extras (October 2013)

Online features this issue include the PTE Buyers Guide, a new video from Groschopp, plus the latest discussions on our LinkedIn page.

101 Power Transmission Buyers Guide (December 2012)

Our comprehensive guide to mechanical power transmission products.

102 Ron Popeil Would Be Proud (December 2012)

Managing Editor Randy Stott describes the "But Wait! There's More" approach to this year's Buyers Guide.

103 2020 PTE Buyers Guide (December 2020)

Our comprehensive directory of mechanical power transmission component suppliers, along with related accessories, services and more!