Motors, Drives

Courtesy: California Institute of Technology
Robotics December 7, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2020

Articles about how robotics engineers are taking on COVID-19, VFD parameter changes, the true value of data, connecting automation and predictive maintenance, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Nov. 30 - Dec. 6 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Yaskawa America
Motors, Drives December 4, 2020

Direct drive vs. geared rotary servomotor: A quantification of design advantage: Part 1

A geared servomotor can be useful for rotary motion technology, but there are challenges and limitations users need to be aware of.

By Dakota Miller and Bryan Knight
Courtesy: Quantum Automation
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 December 1, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, November 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in November 2020 included stories about SCADA, HMI and MES projects, VFD parameter changes, advanced process control, how integrators can help with IIoT applications, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Yokogawa
Mobility November 30, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Nov. 23-29, 2020

Articles about how integrators can help IIoT applications, VFD parameter changes, mobile technology, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Nov. 23-29, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Toshiba International Corp.
Motors, Drives November 16, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Nov. 9-15, 2020

Articles about SCADA, HMI and MES projects, the 2021 Engineers' choice finalists, top 5 VFD parameter changes, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Nov. 9-15, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Motors, Drives November 4, 2020

Motor, industrial gears market expected to recover quickly from COVID-19 impact

In spite of the losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the geared motors market is expected to have a period of sustained recovery and growth over the next few years.

By Interact Analysis
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
AI and Machine Learning November 3, 2020

Control Engineering hot topics, October 2020

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in October 2020 included stories about heated face masks designed to filter coronaviruses, 2021 Engineer's Choice finalists, using human and artificial intelligence with digital twins, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: International Federation of Robotics (IFR)
Robotics November 2, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2020

Articles about rising robot sales, exploring artificial intelligence and machine learning, VFD parameter changes explained, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Toshiba International Corp.
Motors, Drives November 2, 2020

How to match drives (VFDs, VSDs) to the motor

Size a variable-speed drive (VSD) for the application, and ask if a general-purpose drive will do or if more embedded intelligence is needed. Do you need a VSD, variable frequency drive (VFD) or adjustable speed drive (ASD)? (Trick question)

By Joshua Jagnanan
Courtesy: Portescap/Control Engineering Europe
Motors, Drives October 22, 2020

Slotless versus slotted brushless DC motors

Brushless DC motors are the technology of choice for applications operating at higher speeds. However, two different motor architectures can present a selection conundrum.

By Madhavan Ramanujam and Cyril Baud