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Join PERA and King for a Webinar on Engine Design and Bearing Technology

Join Dr. Dmitri Kopeliovich and Stacey Stone of King Engine Bearings for a webinar on May 15, 2024 at 10am CT where they will talk about trends in engine design and bearing technology, including geometry features, materials properties, conditions of bearing operation in modern engines, and innovations in bearing technology. Important! If you register for this

PERA and Mahle Host Webinar on Low-Speed Pre-Ignition

Kimm Karrip of MAHLE Aftermarket will present what causes LSPI and will provide details of how MAHLE has studied the LSPI issue and developed piston and piston ring products to withstand the extremely high localized pressures without hardware failure.  Details of test evaluation cycles, potential causes of the pre-ignition event and hardware content will be

Randy Bauer Shares His Experience as PERA President

We recently spoke to Randy about his PERA presidency and what some of the biggest hurdles are facing the engine remanufacturing industry right now.

PERA Hosts Dynamic Overlap Flow Seminar

BES Racing Engines is hosting an exciting webinar on Dynamic Overlap Flow on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM CST. Important! If you register for this webinar you will automatically receive a link to the recording whether you watch the webinar live or not. You can always access all past recording at Due to a scheduling

PERA to Host Engine Bearing Webinar

Join PERA and King Engine Bearings on Wednesday August 18, 2021 at 10:00am CST for Ron Sledge’s next chapter in engine bearing design. Engine bearings seem to be a simple component of the combustion engine but they are quite intricate in design. Without the proper design they will not function at optimum performance and will cause

PERA Mourns the Loss of Bill Levy

On Monday, June 21, Bill Levy, a long-time PERA member and employee of U.S. Tool & Manufacturing, passed away after battling both colorectal cancer and lung cancer. Levy had received the PERA Manufacturer of the Year Award at the 2003 PERA convention. He had also served on the board of directors, was the chairman of

Industry Veteran Bill McKnight Has Passed Away

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Bill McKnight, an industry veteran who served 25 years with Dana Corp. and roughly 10 years with Mahle/Clevite. McKnight was diagnosed with IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis) in 2019, and he lost his fight to the disease on March 17, 2021.

PERA to Host Engine Bearings Webinar

Join PERA for a webinar on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM CST with Dan Begle, performance sales engineer, with MAHLE Aftermarket, Inc. Dan Begle will bring a new perspective to engine bearings, how they work, why they work, design fundamentals, bearing types, load rates, and overlays. Dan will share his knowledge gleaned from over

Metalworking Fluids and Machining Webinar

Join PERA for a webinar on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM CST with Ed Jones and Mike Ditzel of Hangsterfer’s Metalworking Lubricants. Ed Jones, technical director of Hangsterfer’s Metalworking Lubricants will discuss what makes metalworking fluids environmentally friendly and how they are sometimes simple and sometimes very complex formulas and technology. These technologies will

Induction System Flow Characteristics Webinar

Join PERA for a webinar on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM CST with Darin Morgan of Mast Motorsports. Darin Morgan will take his highly successful December 2019 webinar to the next level in discussing why flow is so important and how to get there. Unlike his previous webinar, Darin will build this webinar around questions

PERA Webinar on Over/Under Balancing

Join PERA for this webinar on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 10:00AM CST with Randy Neal of CWT Industries. Randy of CWT Industries will not only address the issue of over/under balance he will also cover torsional loading, harmonic balancers and counterweight shaping, among many other issues. Don’t miss this important webinar on balancing. Register now!

Join PERA for a Webinar on Internal Wear and Oil Pump Performance

Join PERA for this webinar on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM CST with Tim Foster of Melling Engine Parts. With the ever-increasing number of components that operate on the hydraulic power provided by the lubrication system, the performance of the oil pump has become paramount to proper engine operation. Tim Foster, Melling’s aftermarket product development