Motors, Drives

Motor failure statistics from IEEE. Courtesy: CFE Media, Advanced Energy Corp.
Motors, Drives July 29, 2021

Motors & Drives: Tips and tools for efficient motor management, Part 2

Michael Lyda, motor and drive engineer with Advanced Energy Corp., explains tips and tools for efficient motor management in this transcript from a December 2020 webcast.

By CFE Media
Courtesy: CFE Media, Advanced Energy Corp.
Motors, Drives July 22, 2021

Motors & Drives: Tips and tools for efficient motor management, Part 1

Michael Lyda, motor and drive engineer with Advanced Energy Corp., explains tips and tools for efficient motor management in this transcript from a December 2020 webcast.

By CFE Media
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Motors, Drives July 14, 2021

Drive suppliers facing supply chain issues, semiconductor shortage

Motor and drive suppliers are rebounding from COVID-19, but are not out of the woods yet and are facing major supply chain issues and a semiconductor shortage.

By Brianna Jackson
Motors, Drives June 29, 2021

US Department of Energy issues final rule for testing small electric motors

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued rulemaking on test procedures for small electric motors for more than a decade.

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
The new test facility at Sulzer’s Pasadena Service Center is part of a program of continued investment to better serve users of large ac and dc motors. Courtesy: Sulzer
Motors, Drives June 10, 2021

Extra-large capacity high-voltage motor test center launched

The test facility at Sulzer’s Pasadena Service Center in Houston is part of a program of continued investment to better serve users of large ac and dc motors.

By Sulzer
Courtesy: Advanced Energy, CFE Media and Technology
Motors, Drives April 16, 2021

Your webcast questions answered: Troubleshooting techniques for AC induction motors

Over their operating lives, most AC induction motors exhibit common problems, from transients to voltage imbalances and single phasing.

By Michael Lyda, Ronnie Alford
Courtesy: Yaskawa America
Motors, Drives April 1, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, March 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in March 2021 included stories on the top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards, the evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, free PLC programming software for education, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Yaskawa America
Motors, Drives March 8, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles March 1-7, 2021

Articles about the Spotlight on Innovation: 2021 Engineers' Choice Awards, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 1-7, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: EASA
Motors, Drives March 5, 2021

Recognize service conditions for motors and generators

It is important to understand the differences between the usual service conditions most motor designs assume and unusual service conditions that lead to unreliable operation and costly shutdowns

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Motors, Drives March 4, 2021

Improved stepper motor systems support more applications

Stepper motor systems deliver more precision than standard variable-speed motors without the expense and complexity of servo motors, and newer high bus voltage options provide additional flexibility. See 5 motor technologies, common uses.

By Joe Kimbrell