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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Five trends on buying and, specifying motor drives for industrial automation applications.
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The basic configuration of electrical power systems for industrial and commercial applications has altered little for decades, but hybridization could change this in a disruptive and positive way.
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Think Again: Remote monitoring, sensors, analytics and real-time intelligence is helping those who manufacture, use, and repair motors and attached critical assets to avoid downtime with prescriptive maintenance technologies, says EASA and Plant Engineering research.
The key to selecting an industrial drive is to understand how that drive has been designed and constructed to operate in conjunction with other machines and control systems.