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Power Transmission

January 14, 2020

Automation Fair Round-up for Machine Builders

There was an explosion of technology in the Automation Space for OEMs/Machine Builders at Automation Fair 2019, let's check out some of the highlights!
January 10, 2020

K5100 –The Latest, Simple Servo Drive To Migrate From Ultra3000

K5100 – The latest, simple servo drive to migrate from Ultra3000 or solve the easier applications…
November 8, 2019

Gearbox Trivia: Who is One of the Largest Gear Cutting Companies in the World?

You may not have heard the name, you many not be able to spell it, and saying it properly is an entirely different challenge, but Bonfiglioli is a company I rely on for some of my most challenging gearing needs.
July 10, 2019

Coupling Selection: So Many Choices, So Little Direction?

There is so much more that goes into proper coupling selection. While shaft fit is a good place to start, it is only the first step of many on a longer path that must to be taken to decided what coupling will be the optimal choice for your application.
June 18, 2019

Roll with the correct bearing for your application!

Throughout my years of working in the power transmission field, I have seen many new designs and requirements for bearings – some from regulation changes and […]
April 30, 2019

Belt Drive Design and Selection

As a mechanical design professional, how do you decide what size and kind of belt drive to use? The Gates Design Flex Pro software takes the guess-work out of optimized sprocket and belt selection.
March 22, 2019

Selecting an Encoder for Your Application

Choosing the correct encoder for a specific application can save you time and headaches as you commission your machine. How do you choose? Here we focus on the most common comparison: Ethernet/IP vs CIP Motion
February 28, 2019

Choosing the Right Conveyor Belting

One of the primary advantages of using modular plastic conveyor belting lies in their durability. Fabric belts can sometimes tear, however, with modular belt’s hard plastic segments, this cannot happen. The plastic’s durability over other belt materials also gives modular belts an edge over many alternatives in terms of load capacity, resilience in harsh environments, and resistance to wear.
January 25, 2019

A Holistic Approach to Your Motor Health

How do you keep your motor healthy? There are so many cause and effect scenarios that can hinder the health of your motor. These small changes add strain or create heat and cause a domino effect on your line. Here’s our list of the supporting players that affect the overall health of your motor and what signs you should look for to increase uptime.