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

Industrial mainstay adapts to remain relevant in a 4.0 world

3 Motors and Mechatronics - Moving to a Higher Plane (September 2017)

This is an article about motors - preventive motor maintenance, actually. And something else - mechatronics. In today's high-tech manufacturing and industrial use environments, it is near impossible to talk about equally complex motor maintenance and repair-or-replace protocols without it.

4 MediaMation Utilizes Digitization and Pneumatics to Alter Theater Experience (August 2017)

"For your safety, please keep your hands, arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times."

5 12 Current Trends in Motion Control (March 2018)

Smart Factory solutions hint at machine design potential in 2018.

6 Product News (October 2018)

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

7 Smarter Machines Need Smarter Components (March 2018)

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

8 Product News (August 2017)

The latest tools and techologies in power transmission, motion control and related components.

9 Modular Control Systems for Wind Energy (August 2016)

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

10 INDUSTRY NEWS (March 2015)

News From the Industry

11 IMTS 2016 Booth Preview (August 2016)

A nose-in-the-tent peek at the booths featuring mechanical motion components.

12 Now That Is Smart Manufacturing! (February 2017)

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

13 Industry News (March 2017)

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

14 Motion Control Trending Topics 2021 (December 2021)

Digital transformation is taking place across industrial manufacturing and is most prominent in areas such as motion control, automation and robotics.

15 In Motion (March 2019)

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

16 Value-Driven (March 2020)

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

17 Motor Sizing Unusual Loads (February 2020)

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

18 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.

19 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.

20 Centralized vs. Decentralized: Choosing the Right Type of Motor Control System (August 2020)

Are you looking for one simple formula to help you choose between centralized and decentralized motor control? Unfortunately, such a formula does not exist. However, evaluating the overall size of the system, comparing labor and material costs, and maintaining flexibility can help guide engineers in the right direction.

21 Examining Functional Safety in Motion Control Applications (March 2021)

The increased complexity of components as well as the need for system integration continues to challenge machine designers today.

22 Product News (June 2021)

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

23 Engineering Showcase - March 2019 (March 2019)

Special advertising section featuring mechatronics and motion control.

24 Product News (September 2021)

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

25 Animatronics (September 2021)

Animatronics covers a wide range of applications, power levels and interfaces, as well as different actuator methods.

26 Product News (August 2021)

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

27 Wall to Wall Technology (August 2014)

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

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

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

29 Honing a Competitive Advantage (December 2009)

Sunnen grows product portfolio with motion control solution from Siemens.

30 Autosave Increases Productivity, Reduces Downtime for Nestle Purina (August 2009)

As automation devices have grown more complex and have incorporated more plant data in their operation, there is an increased need for programming changes to continue smooth operation or improve performance. In environments requiring frequent changes, it is not uncommon for code to be lost or changes overwritten, resulting in increased downtime and decreased productivity

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

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

32 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.

33 Motion Control - Product Spotlight (August 2011)

This special product news section takes a look at the latest in motion control products.

34 The Limbs of Lumenhaus (October 2010)

Motion systems bring award-winning and energy-optimizing “Smart House” to life.

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

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

36 Product News (April 2008)

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

37 Music in Motion (December 2008)

Woodworking process gets much needed upgrade for guitar manufacturer.

38 Medical Motion Control (August 2013)

Controls from Quicksilver help in the design and development of medical rehabilitation equipment originally designed for returning astronauts.

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

Key advantages of linear motion components in aerospace applications.

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

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

41 Coming Together (October 2021)

The American Gear Manufacturers Association recently held our biennial trade show, the Motion+Power Technology Expo. Although it was a smaller, quieter show than normal, it was well worthwhile for those who were able to make it.

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

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

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

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

44 Industry News (September 2020)

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

45 The Art of the Balance (February 2022)

Balancing impellers and rotors saves money and improves performance and safety.

46 Steps Towards Revolution (December 2015)

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

47 Product News (June 2013)

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

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

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

49 The Transparency Initiative (June 2020)

Bosch Rexroth's Factory of the Future Aims to Improve Production Processes One Application at a Time.

50 Industry News (February 2022)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2022 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

51 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.

52 Plugged In (April 2019)

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

53 Global Industrial Outlook: Reality Sinks In (March 2016)

Our “Batten Down The Hatches” call proved timely as the market sold off by about (10 percent) before staging a partial recovery

54 Industry News (April 2021)

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

55 Waiting for the Boom (February 2018)

I've always been a big fan of thunderstorms. I especially enjoy that quiet moment of anticipation right after you see a flash of lightning. There's a tension in the air, a sense of excitement. You know what's coming, and you wait for it...I feel like we're in that moment, right now. We're waiting for the boom.

56 Turning the Corner (April 2021)

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

57 Product News (March 2021)

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

58 Industry News (February 2021)

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

59 Everything is Connected (February 2019)

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

60 Getting Ready for Normal (June 2021)

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

61 Bearing Lubricant Solution (December 2016)

A Chicago-area bakery was replacing the tray support bearings in its ovens on a reactionary basis. Their weekly inspection cycle was resulting in two mechanics spending an average of 20 labor hours per week to replace failed bearings. The premature bearing failures were caused by a combination of the high heat and humidity in the ovens, resulting in lubrication failure and contamination. When BDI was asked to recommend a solution, the bakery was averaging one month of bearing life in this application.

62 Heavy Industry and Smart Technology (February 2019)

Heavy industry. The phrase conjures images of mines and steel mills, of huge caverns underground, of cavern-like factories, of oldline companies operating heavy-duty machines for hightorque work. That's the image of heavy industry. Today, though, there's also another image. It's of an operator walking a steel mill's floor, looking at his smartphone or his tablet.

63 Industry News (October 2020)

Obituary: Daniel B. Jones, plus the complete Industry News section from the October 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

64 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.

65 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.

66 Gear Manufacturing in Motion (August 2021)

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

67 Electronic Control for Hydraulic Applications - A Case Study (June 2009)

This case study presents how electronics and software can be applied to a mobile hydraulic application, as well as how electro-hydraulics have evolved over time.

68 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.

69 Energy Strategy Makes a Difference (June 2010)

How to optimize performance and sustainable production through strategic planning, informed analysis and automation and control technology.

70 Field Weakening - What, How, and Why to do It (June 2021)

Let's start with why field weakening is useful: it produces a wider speed range for a motor - with a constant torque at lower speeds and an almost constant power capability at higher speeds.

71 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.

72 Product News (April 2017)

Clutches and Brakes take center stage in the April 2017 edition of Product News.

73 Oil Shear Brakes Speed Loading of Oceangoing Vessels (October 2021)

While "applying the brakes" generally means slowing down, applying the right brakes can transform an equipment fix into a decade of reliable service and support.

74 Product News (August 2016)

News about industry products.

75 How to Design A Better Servo Control System (Fall 2007)

Servo control system engineers typically work designing new systems or redesigning existing systems for conveyors, pick and place machines, gantries, machine tools or other equipment.

76 Slicing Downtime (March 2016)

An independent cheese packager in central Wisconsin packages millions of pounds of cheese every year. Whether shredded, sliced, crumbled or waxed, each package is designed specifically for a customer’s unique needs. As a “toll processor,” production line speed is critical to productivity as well as profitability.

77 Product News (April 2016)

Latest news about upcoming products.

78 Product News (June 2017)

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

79 Industry News (June 2017)

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

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

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

81 Keeping Production Running (April 2019)

Cement Backer Board Plant Utilizes Oil Shear Clutch Brake

82 Transverse Magnet Flux AKA Hybrid Step Motor Driver Techniques (June 2020)

The transverse flux permanent magnet motor -- also known as a hybrid step motor or hybrid servo motor -- has a wide range of performances, depending upon how you drive these motors, and whether you operate them in open loop or one of the many variants of closed loop methods you use. In this third installment we will cover some of the many ways to drive these motors, as well as how these choices affect the performance of these motors.

83 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.

84 The Gizmo Society (June 2018)

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

85 Force Control Assists in Helicopter Transmission Overhaul (December 2017)

Oil shear brake technology is the key to quick and reliable test stand development.

86 A Ten-Minute Introduction to Digital Filters (March 2021)

Filtering is needed in various control and communication Applications.

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 Belts Vs. Couplings (August 2015)

rotary-type blowers? Examples: for motor KW; RPM; temperature; pressure production; lifetime; etc. In other words, how do I choose between belts or couplings?

89 (Material) Moving into the Future (June 2011)

a custom hydraulic brake system from Mico Inc. aid in the development of specialized material handling equipment.

90 Blocks (Around the Clock) (August 2011)

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

91 Industry News (February 2012)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

92 Tuning a PID Controller (April 2011)

This paper introduces the basic fundamentals of proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control theory and the characteristics of each of the PID control loops.

93 Industry News (June 2012)

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

94 Soft Drink Solutions (December 2009)

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

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

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

96 Industry News (August 2012)

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

97 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.

98 Bosch Rexroth Offers Hydraulic Solution for Blast Furnace (September 2014)

While the basic design of iron and coke blast furnaces is centuries old, today's steel makers are looking for innovative ways to produce molten iron with increased production and efficiency

99 Servo Motor Performance at Stepper Motor Prices (April 2015)

Enhancing production with — and for — less is the standing order in today’s manufacturing world. Speeding up production while at the same time looking for ways, to cut, for example, energy costs, is a tricky equation with no single answer; where and how management goes about achieving that can take several paths.

100 Braking the Cycle (August 2015)

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

101 Industry News (October 2011)

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

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

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

103 Cut and Print (December 2011)

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

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

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

105 Product News (August 2009)

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

106 Using Couplings to Reduce Downtime (August 2019)

Downtime, downtime, downtime. When it's planned, it's bearable. When it's not, it's not. To maintain machinery, planned downtime is necessary. To fix broken equipment, unplanned downtime is excruciating, especially when your factory is running closer and closer to full capacity.

107 Industry News (February 2015)

News from around the Industry

108 Product News (March 2015)

New products within the Industry

109 Diagnosing the Health of Medical Motors (March 2015)

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

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

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

111 Under Pressure (June 2014)

Wichita Clutch helps drive storm simulator at the University of Florida.

112 Industry News (August 2013)

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

113 The Efficient Drive System (December 2013)

It's a fact that drive systems wouldn't function properly or efficiently without couplings. They quietly go about their business of transferring motion from one drive element to the next. In the PT market today, couplings have the unique challenge of satisfying a variety of customer needs including tighter tolerances, higher speeds and a more versatile selection process.

114 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.

115 The Future Rests on the River Leine (March 2015)

“[Motion, Drive & Automation] at Hannover Messe is the place where the future is determined.”

116 Product News (April 2015)

Latest Products

117 PRODUCT NEWS (October 2015)

All about new Products

118 Product News (December 2015)

News about latest products

119 Product News (Spring 2007)

News about upcomming products

120 Industry News (September 2015)

News From Around the Gear Industry

121 Product News (August 2015)

News about the latest Products from the Industry

122 Industry news (April 2015)

News From Around the Industry

123 Product News (June 2015)

News about latest Products in the Industry

124 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.

125 Smart Actuators for Off-Highway (February 2013)

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

126 Product News (October 2008)

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

127 Product News (February 2010)

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

128 Product News (April 2010)

The complete product news section from the April 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

129 Motion System Management (August 2008)

Companies focus on customization and quality in linear motion

130 Product News (August 2008)

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

131 PT Extras (August 2013)

Gear Expo coverage, plus a new video from Motion Industries and Rexnord.

132 Product News (August 2013)

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

133 Product News (February 2008)

The complete Product News section from the February 2008 Power Transmission Engineering.

134 Oscillation Welding Protects Pipelines (April 2010)

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

135 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.

136 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...

137 Industry News (October 2012)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

138 PTExtras (December 2012)

Take a look at some of the latest videos posted on powertransmission.com, plus the most recent updates to our online buyers guide.

139 Getting Creative (October 2012)

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

140 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.

141 Product News (August 2010)

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

142 Product News (August 2011)

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

143 Product News (March 2016)

News about the latest Products

144 Industry News (April 2016)

News from around the Industry.

145 Industry News (June 2019)

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

146 Product News (August 2019)

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

147 Product News (September 2019)

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

148 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.

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

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

150 Industry News (March 2019)

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

151 Planning Ahead (April 2019)

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

152 Industry News (April 2019)

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

153 Product NEws (October 2019)

The complete Product News section from the October 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering, featuring new technologies from Timken, Applied Motion Products, LM76, Ogura, Portescap, Ruland Manufacturing, and Heidenhain

154 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.

155 Smart Couplings Remove Guesswork from Measurements in Machinery Applications (March 2020)

Quite often, the collection of precise data in drive technology applications can be problematic. Data monitoring in a rotating drivetrain is difficult because a direct networking cable connection is often not an available option. Nothing sends shivers down the spine of for example, a production line manager or a system integrator like uncertainty. That's why achieving precise measurement of things like torque and other parameters in machinery applications is, while daunting, a dearly desired goal, especially if those measurements are only available at the drive and motor.

156 Navigating the New Normal (April 2020)

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

157 Industry News (April 2020)

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

158 Product News (March 2020)

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

159 Industry News (February 2020)

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

160 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.

161 Product News (February 2020)

The complete Product News Section from the February 2020 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

162 Industry News (February 2019)

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

163 Gears, Fluid Power and Electric (February 2019)

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

164 Industry News (February 2018)

The latest new hires and corporate announcements from around the industry.

165 Making the Smart Choice in PT Components (April 2018)

The Latest Clutch & Brake Technology Looks at Reliability, Cost and Design Specifications.

166 Pushing Forward with Belts and Chains (June 2018)

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

167 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.

168 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.

169 Product News (March 2017)

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

170 Miniature Motion Solutions (June 2017)

Motor technology thrives in aerospace/defense applications.

171 Industry News (August 2017)

Schaeffler invests in North America, plus other news from around the industry.

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

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

173 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?

174 Introducing the Ball Screw (December 2018)

The Swiss Army Knife of PT Components.

175 Product News (February 2019)

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

176 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.

177 Industry News (December 2018)

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

178 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.

179 Industry News (September 2018)

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

180 Industry News (October 2018)

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

181 Product News (June 2020)

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

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2 Power Transmission/Motion Control Industry Shows Continued Growth in 1Q2015 (June 1, 2015)
The PTDA Business Index for 1Q2015 indicates slowing but continued positive growth. Reinforcing this positive outlook is the overall 1Q20...