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ENGINEERING LITERATURE New guides and brochures for your bookshelf

New textbook information resource for synchronous belt technology

written and published in German by Raimund Perneder in 2009 has recently been translated into English with additional content contribution from its co-author Ian Osborne, Chairman of Transmission Developments. Based on over 60 years of combined


professional experience and with 269 pages and 237 illustrations, the hardcover book is a complete resource on all matters related to synchronous belt technology. Detailed chapters cover brand-neutral synchronous belt profile geometries and specifications,

andbook Timing Belts – Principles, Calculations, Applications: this new publication, originally

manufacturing process and materials; with application and sizing related chapters for drive systems, linear motion and product transport systems. An extensive bibliography will guide readers to various manufacturers through their websites whilst further chapters deal with timing belt failure and drive design. Comprehensive subject index and glossary information sections are also included. The book addresses both the needs

of application engineers and system integrators working in design, development and machine-building, as well as providing comprehensive textbook material for students at universities and vocational schools. Handbook Timing Belts – Principles,

Calculations, Applications is published by Springer-Verlag Berlin and is available for purchase at £90.00. The website provides PDF reading of specific sections for evaluation purposes and links to the main site for purchasing. A link to the download site is also provided from the Transdev website. The book is also available for purchase from Amazon in both hardback and Kindle versions. Transdev is a leading designer,

independent manufacturer and supplier of mechanical power transmission and conveying products, with three divisions covering belting, chain and engineering/display plastics.

The range of products includes timing belts, vee belts, backed belts, pulleys, chain, sprockets, gears, racks, couplings and more.

Fluid Control Burkert The new Select Catalogue from Burkert Fluid Controls is a short form publication covering premier, fast moving products in Burkert’s extensive range of fluid control products. News in brief...

Pumps Watson-Marlow Watson-Marlow has relaunched its UK website as part of a significant investment in its global online presence. A key objective of the relaunch is to provide access to sector specific information and an easier route to correct product selection.

Automation RS Components RS Components has further widened its extensive library of online 3D CAD models with the introduction of more than 2000 new models from leading manufacturers in its automation and control range, bringing benefits to engineers, machine and panel builders. July 2012 • INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

Mechatronics EPLAN The new EPLAN Engineer Centre One closes the huge gap than often exists between conventional and mechatronic engineering. Predefined standards such as macros or value sets can be combined automatically to a schematic through MS Excel.

Enclosures Rittal Rittal’s RiCAD-3D software version 3 supports the creation of models to provide a complete 3D picture of Rittal products with the visualisation, layout and spacing of single components. The database provides 2D and 3D drawings for virtually all Rittal products.

Machine tools NUM Tool makers can now auto- matically create dimensioned drawings of machine tools showing their precise geometry, using a new facility for NUM’s NUMROTO grinding software. The new NUMDRAW function effectively automates production verification. 49

Networking CLPA Doors that open to commercial opportunities in China are explored in a new white paper from the CC-Link Partner Association, entitled ‘Gateway to China.

Adhesives Henkel For its new Loctite Industrial Production Selector Chart, Henkel has focused on the most popular for maintenance and repair. The chart provides a quick and clear reference.

Registration sensors SICK The new SICK Registration Sensor Catalogue is a guide to the company’s comprehensive choice of sensors for contrast, colour, luminescence, fork and array applications.

Motion control Aerotech Aerotech’s latest brochure, ‘Motion and Automation for Test, Measurement and Inspection’, presents examples of test-related application areas.


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