Engineers should understand variable frequency drive technologies, and the key considerations for designing a VFD to control a motor
TheMotion Control & Motor Association (MCMA) reported that global motion control and motor suppliers have received orders at $2.65 billion through the third quarter of 2019.
Webcast presenter Eugene Vogel answered questions on variable speed drives (VSDs), variable frequency drives (VFDs), and their value for manufacturers.
Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, information and the cloud, control system migration, wet and flooded motors, and IIoT project tips were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 4-10. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Motor drive advice was offered in a write-in question in the Control Engineering motor drive research, summarized in the September issue.
Additional answers provide more details about smartphone programming for variable frequency drives (VFDs).
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Carrying out routine maintenance on a large turbine generator calls for expertise as well as the experience to achieve an efficient and cost-effective project.
Five trends on buying, specifying motor drives
Motor drives, power-switching transistors and microprocessors, sophisticated control algorithms, software influences, and mechatronic integration are among the standout electronic motion control developments.