Power Transmission

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.
January 24, 2019

Predictive Maintenance for Motors – What’s in Your Toolbox?

Do you have to troubleshoot motor issues? Have you had a motor over heat and shut down with no apparent warning? Windings, rotors, connection cables, and […]
November 5, 2018

Improve safety and productivity at your chemical plant with solutions from Automation Fair

This November, Rockwell Automation is bringing their Automation Fair event to Philadelphia. This 2-day event brings together the top industry experts from around the world for […]
October 17, 2018

Automation Fair: More Than Just Automation

While Rockwell Automation’s annual Automation Fair event showcases the latest and greatest from Rockwell, it can offer so much more. The show floor encompasses 128 displays […]