Gears and Bearings

Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Gears and Bearings October 27, 2021

Machinery production size in 2021 to exceed 2019 levels

Interact Analysis is projecting the global machinery market will rise by 6% in 2021 to more than $2 trillion with heavy machinery and materials handling leading the way.

By Adrian Lloyd
Courtesy: Texas A&M Engineering
Gears and Bearings October 1, 2021

Improving bearing performance for turbomachinery in plants

Texas A&M University researchers are working to improve the rotation in turbomachinery rotors with advances in process fluid-lubricated bearings.

By Steve Kuhlmann
Courtesy: Frank Lamb, Automation Primer
Gears and Bearings April 19, 2021

Original equipment effectiveness’ role in productive manufacturing

Original equipment effectiveness (OEE) can be used as a gauge to determine how effective and productive a manufacturing plant is.

By Frank Lamb
Courtesy: Albert Kahn Associates Inc.
Gears and Bearings March 11, 2021

Mercury Marine builds innovative acoustic testing facility

Mercury Marine commissioned Albert Kahn Associates to design and engineer a new noise, vibration and harshness test facility

By Peter G. Lynde, PE
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
Gears and Bearings August 17, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 10-16, 2020

Articles about VFD parameters, CMMS success, robotic software, industrial lubrication and predictive analytics were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 10-16, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Gears and Bearings July 20, 2020

Cutting tool orders declined in May

Cutting tool orders dropped a little over 4% in May 2020 compared to the prior month and is down by over a third compared to the same time period in 2019 due to COVID-19.

By Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
Gears and Bearings June 26, 2020

Improving machine performance and reliability with predictive maintenance

With more advanced predictive maintenance tools at their disposal, today’s maintenance and operations teams can improve efficiencies and minimize unplanned downtime.

By Phil Burge
Gears and Bearings March 2, 2020

Manufacturing index grows, but concern looms about coronavirus

The purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) slid to 50.1 in February, which shows overall growth, but there are major concerns about the coronavirus and what it will mean for the manufacturing industry.

By Chris Vavra
Gears and Bearings February 25, 2020

Cutting tool consumption declines slightly to close 2019

U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled dropped 1% compared to 2018, but optimism remains for 2020

By Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)