Gears and Bearings

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
Courtesy: SSOE
Energy Management July 6, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 29 to July 5, 2020

Articles about energy assessment tips, Product of the Year winners, industrial lubrication applications, the manufacturing index and process control and safety systems were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 29 to July 5, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: ABB
Lubrication June 22, 2020

Put industrial lubrication technology into practice

CFE Media and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) partner to bring you the 2020 Lube Guide

By Edward P. Salek