Power Transmission


Software chooses bearings

Tapered Roller Bearing Selection Guide, Version 2.0 is a compact disk that allows users to analyze bearing selections for existing applications, calculate bearing life based on a variety of criteria, and save data in electronic, print, and report form. Users can conduct bearing searches and sort bearing lists based on bore, OD, load rating, and effective load center location.

The Timken Co. , timken.com , Write 312 on PE card

Rugged regulator

67CFSR stainless steel, instrument airset, pressure regulator has an accurate setpoint capability of 0_150 psig and can supply high-tech instruments and high-pressure actuators. The unit provides constantly controlled, reduced pressures to pneumatic and electro pneumatic controllers and other instruments.

Emerson Process Management , emersonprocess.com , Write 313 on PE card

Hard-to-find bearings

Made to Order (MTO) is a free, 6-p brochure that profiles ball bearing capabilities and tech support. The MTO program provides a source for discontinued, hard-to-find, and special ball bearings; access to manufacturing and rework capabilities; lubricants, materials, and bearing components; and quick service turnaround.

MRC Bearing Services , mrcbearingservices.com , Write 314 on PE card

Bearing seals

Free, 6-p brochure contains information on bearing isolators, including product data, capabilities, and specifications. It is valuable data for anyone involved in maintenance, repair, and operation of motors, machine tool spindles, turbines, fans, gearboxes, pumps, and other types of rotating equipment. The isolators exclude moisture, dirt, and abrasives from bearings.

Inpro/Seal Co. , inpro-seal.com , Write 315 on PE card

Profile rail guides

Profile Rail Linear Guides catalog provides 72 pp of technical specifications, performance data, and accessory details. The user-friendly catalog offers easy-to-read reference material for profile rail selection, design parameters, and application considerations. The catalog is available for download at linearguides.com .

Danaher Motion , danaherlinear.com , Write 316 on PE card

The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2017 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
Welding ergonomics, 2017 Salary Survey, and surge protection
2017 Top Plant winner, Best practices, Plant Engineering at 70, Top 10 stories of 2017
Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
Control room technology innovation; Practical approaches to corrosion protection; Pipeline regulator revises quality programs
The cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Setting internal automation standards
Knowing how and when to use parallel generators
PID controllers, Solar-powered SCADA, Using 80 GHz radar sensors

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
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This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
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