Power Transmission


Safe hydraulics

Qualified organizations can request a free Safe Hydraulics Seminar given by a trained instructor. The two-hour seminar covers inspection procedures, troubleshooting, hose performance characteristics, hose and coupling selection, hose assembly and installation, hose cleanliness, and crimper preventive maintenance. The instructor will also help develop safety procedures.

Gates Corp. , gates.com , Write 324 on PE card

Pneumatics explained

An online educational program, Fundamentals of Pneumatics, is designed to introduce the basics of pneumatics technology to industrial personnel. The program is available at www.nfpa.com . Click on "Education." The program introduces basic concepts, terminology, applications, and automation processes used in industry. All material is vendor neutral.

National Fluid Power Association , nfpa.com , Write 325 on PE card

Pump bearings

MRC Series 5200C and 5300C double-row, angular contact ball bearings are ideal for use as primary thrust bearings in ANSI standard centrifugal pumps or in any other application where positioning of the shaft is important and the ability to support substantial radial and axial loads is necessary. Materials and design provide a long service life.

MRC Bearing Services , mrcbearingservices.com , Write 326 on PE card

Pressure reducers

Piston-type pressure regulators have low internal volume to allow rapid purging and limits the amount of surface area exposed to contamination. The design mechanically restricts the piston when the regulator is exposed to excess pressure. Ten models are available which feature working pressures up to 10,000 psig and self-venting.

Swagelok Co. , swagelok.com , Write 327 on PE card

Brakes easy to install

MagnaShear electric motor brakes use oil-shear dependability to overcome short wear life and high maintenance costs of dry-friction brakes. The Quick-Mount brakes come filled with oil, ready to mount, with no disassembly required. For even greater simplicity and convenience, they can be ordered pre-assembled with an electric motor.

Force Control Industries, Inc. , forcecontrol.com , Write 328 on PE card

Fan bearings

CARB toroidal roller bearings perform ideally as nonlocating bearings in self-aligning bearing systems for fans. These compact radial bearings enhance fan reliability and life by offering solutions to problems associated with traditional floating bearing arrangements. The bearings do not require housing design compromises necessary with conventional nonlocating, self-aligning bearings.

SKF USA, Inc. , skf.usa.com , Write 329 on PE card

Shaft mount reducers

A 64-p catalog, TTP-04, provides comprehensive selection information, including AGMA service selection charts, overhung and thrust capacities, and full dimensional data. Application-specific accessories for screw conveyor drives, hydraulic drives, and face mount requirements are included.

Emerson Power Transmission , emerson-ept.com/literature , Write 330 on PE card

Mini pneumatic catalog

A 400-p, full line catalog includes features, specifications, color photographs, and technical drawings for a line of over 5000 standard pneumatic products. Products are divided into main product categories: cylinders, control valves, electronic valves, modular valves and sub plates, fittings, and hoses.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. , clippard.com , Write 331 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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