Power Transmission


Instant valves

"ASCO Today" is a customer excellence program that guarantees same-day shipment of select items across their product lines. Orders in by 3:00 p.m. EST are guaranteed to ship the same day or the freight is free. Products are outlined in a 224-p catalog, V7375. The program includes a range of solenoid valves, valve monitoring systems, pressure switches, and more.

ASCO Valve, Inc . ascovalve.com Write 300 on PE card

RPP drive belt

Eliminator belt is engineered to replace any RPP tooth-profile belt of the same width and comparable length, while providing double the service life of RPP belts. Designed to run on existing RPP sprockets and idlers, and with the same tension as the original RPP belt, these high-performance, poly-urethane synchronous belts have been tested to last or the cost will be refunded.

Gates Corp. gates.com Write 301 on PE card

Desiccant breather

Watchdog desiccant breathers are a unique particle filtration and water removal system. They prevent contaminants from entering equipment as air is breathed in and out due to thermal expansion or fluid level changes. They are designed to replace traditional vent caps on gearboxes, reservoirs, and storage tanks.

Trico Mfg. Corp. tricomfg.com Write 302 on PE card

Grid coupling

1000 Series grid couplings combine high-torque, high-horsepower operation with vibration, shock, and misalignment capabilities not provided by other metallic coupling types. The couplings feature an advanced design with a high-tensile alloy grid that reduces vibration by as much as 30%, cushions shock loads, and compensates for parallel, angular, and axial misalignment.

Lovejoy, Inc. lovejoy-inc.com Write 303 on PE card

Hinged collars

A line of low-cost, hinged shaft collars can be placed anywhere on a shaft, have a smooth bore, and can be used with thin-wall tubing. Collars are offered in steel and stainless steel in 15 popular sizes from 3/8-in. to 2-in. ID. They have triple-link hinges and eliminate the two separate collar halves and loose screws associated with conventional two-piece shaft collars.

Stafford Mfg. Co. staffordmfg.com Write 304 on PE card

Linear bearing system

DryLin R plastic linear bearings require no lubrication or maintenance. DryLin S anodized aluminum shafting is optimized for friction and wear to work seamlessly with these bearings. Together, this complete motion-control system is low cost, rust free, contamination resistant, and will not corrode. Shafting can be customized with flats, grooves, holes, and other modifications.

igus, inc. igus.com Write 305 on PE card

Vertical pump bearings

97000 Series angular contact ball bearing sets feature a split inner ring to accommodate thrust in either direction, provide extremely high thrust-carrying capacity, and allow for an optimum ball complement in their assembly. They can serve as ideal solutions for handling heavy loads, especially in vertical pumps, since their two bearing sets act in tandem to share the primary thrust load.

MRC Bearing Services mrcbearingservices.com Write 306 on PE card

Solid bearings

Graphalloy 845PTB Series pillow blocks are available for conveyors with closely spaced rolls or other confined areas. The units are offered in sizes from 1/2 in. to 2 in. and interchange with most standard ball bearing pillow blocks. They are self-lubricating and work in temperatures from -400 F to 1000 F.

Graphite Metallizing Corp. graphalloy.com Write 307 on PE card

Top Plant
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Product of the Year
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System Integrator of the Year
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.
October 2018
Tools vs. sensors, functional safety, compressor rental, an operational network of maintenance and safety
September 2018
2018 Engineering Leaders under 40, Women in Engineering, Six ways to reduce waste in manufacturing, and Four robot implementation challenges.
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October 2018
2018 Product of the Year; Subsurface data methodologies; Digital twins; Well lifecycle data
August 2018
SCADA standardization, capital expenditures, data-driven drilling and execution
June 2018
Machine learning, produced water benefits, programming cavity pumps
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
October 2018
Complex upgrades for system integrators; Process control safety and compliance
September 2018
Effective process analytics; Four reasons why LTE networks are not IIoT ready

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After two years of economic concerns, manufacturing leaders once again have homed in on the single biggest issue facing their operations:

It's the workers—or more specifically, the lack of workers.

The 2017 Plant Engineering Salary Survey looks at not just what plant managers make, but what they think. As they look across their plants today, plant managers say they don’t have the operational depth to take on the new technologies and new challenges of global manufacturing.

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