Motors, Drives
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Motors, Drives March 19, 2019

Companies striving for energy efficiency with different methods

A report from IHS Markit indicates that the goal of reducing energy use and costs remains the same regardless of industry though the methods do differ.

By IHS Markit
AutomationDirect's 325 frame size IronHorse cast iron worm gearboxes are available in several ratios with outputs in left hand shaft, right hand shaft, dual shaft, and hollow shaft. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Motors, Drives March 10, 2019

Cast iron worm gearbox series

AutomationDirect's 325 frame size IronHorse cast iron worm gearboxes are available in several ratios with outputs in left hand shaft, right hand shaft, dual shaft, and hollow shaft.

By AutomationDirect
Dye penetrant testing was completed to ensure the new rotor had no flaws. Courtesy: Sulzer
Motors, Drives February 21, 2019

Fast rotor repair also improves efficiency

An Indonesian geothermal power plant opted for a quick rotor repair for their steam turbine, which was reinstalled with immediate improvement on performance.

By Claudia Proeger
A desktop model is typically used in a facility or lab environment. Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives February 9, 2019

Selecting a scope for a variable frequency drive

Select the right oscilloscope to fit a variable frequency drive (VFD) application. Consider scope types, probes, and options. See eight factors to consider when choosing an oscilloscope.

By Robert Bonczar
Control Engineering 2019 Engineers' Choice Awards
Motors, Drives February 4, 2019

2019 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Spotlight on innovation: Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 26 categories.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Courtesy: Yaskawa
Motors, Drives February 1, 2019

Variable speed drive for process applications

The Yaskawa GA800 drive is designed to control traditional and emerging motor technologies through 600 HP and handles simple and precise applications.

By Yaskawa America, Inc.
When conducting a motor analysis, it’s important to measure a number of key factors, starting with motor temperature, power quality, and torque. Courtesy: Fluke Corporation
Motors, Drives January 30, 2019

Diagnosing motor health: Start with the basics

Temperature, power quality, and torque all are strong indicators of a motor's health.

By Frank Healy
The coupling repair process began with submerged-arc welding. Courtesy: Sulzer
Motors, Drives January 26, 2019

Fast repair needed for a power plant steam turbine

The repair of a steam turbine, which had a cracked rotor, required some innovative and quick thinking to ensure a quick repair time for a power plant in the Philippines.

By Claudia Proeger
Courtesy: Cross Company/Eaton
Motors, Drives January 25, 2019

Deciding between running or starting torque when picking a motor

Running torque and starting torque have different benefits and users should be aware of their pros and cons when picking a motor for a hydraulic system.

By Zek Grantham
Figure 2: Fundamental front end (FFE). Courtesy: Yaskawa
Motors, Drives January 2, 2019

Regenerative solutions

Make the right choice to drive electrical efficiency.

By Christopher Jaszczolt