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Gears and Bearings

Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Motors, Drives December 26, 2020

Grant given to design ultrahigh temperature tolerant alloys

A team of Texas A&M University researchers are investigating a class of metals, called refractory high entropy alloys (RHEAS), that can withstand higher operating temperatures.

By Dharmesh Patel
Courtesy: Yaskawa America
Motors, Drives December 4, 2020

Direct drive vs. geared rotary servomotor: A quantification of design advantage: Part 1

A geared servomotor can be useful for rotary motion technology, but there are challenges and limitations users need to be aware of.

By Dakota Miller and Bryan Knight
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Motors, Drives November 4, 2020

Motor, industrial gears market expected to recover quickly from COVID-19 impact

In spite of the losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the geared motors market is expected to have a period of sustained recovery and growth over the next few years.

By Interact Analysis
Courtesy: Toshiba International Corp.
Motors, Drives November 2, 2020

How to match drives (VFDs, VSDs) to the motor

Size a variable-speed drive (VSD) for the application, and ask if a general-purpose drive will do or if more embedded intelligence is needed. Do you need a VSD, variable frequency drive (VFD) or adjustable speed drive (ASD)? (Trick question)

By Joshua Jagnanan
Students work during the summer with Purdue’s Mach 6 quiet wind tunnel. The tunnel will be involved in research by a new multidisciplinary hypersonics program. Courtesy: John Underwood, Purdue University
Labs, Research October 27, 2020

Universities team up to improve hypersonics research and facilities

Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame are pairing their hypersonics research and facilities to improve the next generation of high-speed vehicles capable of flying beyond Mach 5.

By Brian Huchel
Courtesy: Sulzer
Mechanical October 23, 2020

Updating legacy rotating equipment

Retaining legacy equipment is a cost-effective way to minimize capital expenditure, provided efficiency and reliability can be upheld.

By Troy Rodger
Courtesy: SMB Bearings
Gears and Bearings October 6, 2020

Understand the capabilities of polymer 3-D printing

Discover the manufacturing potential of 3-D printed bearings

By Chris Johnson
Courtesy: STLE
Lubrication October 5, 2020

Grease chemistry is governed by thickener structure

Know the kinds of grease and laws that govern their use

By Jeanna Van Rensselar
Courtesy: ABB
Lubrication August 10, 2020

Overcoming industrial automation lubricant challenges

Using the right lubrication in the right application is critical and so is looking at technological advancements designed to reduce bearing wear and corrosion.

By Phil Burge
Courtesy: SEPCO
Asset Management August 6, 2020

How to maximize your EAM or CMMS

Tracking your mechanical seals may be the best thing since sliced bread

By Chris Tindell