Motors, Drives

The results from the IIoT Readiness Survey regarding the biggest challenges that organizations face with implementing IIoT indicates lack of knowledge and workplace culture are among the biggest challenges. Courtesy: IHS Markit
Motors, Drives August 3, 2019

IIoT’s effects on the motor industry

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can help companies realize a greater return on investment (ROI) for plant-floor motors, but companies need to know what they seek and want.

By Ivan Campos
Courtesy: CFE Media
Motors, Drives June 25, 2019

Motion control and motor market reports decline in first quarter of 2019

The Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA) reported that the global motion control and motor market saw a very small decline in shipments in the first quarter of 2019 compared to 2018.

By Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA)
Fans, pumps and compressors, new or retrofit, are among applications for Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 medium-voltage ac drives from Rockwell Automation. These include variable torque and constant torque applications. Courtesy: Intermountain Electronics
Motors, Drives June 6, 2019

Four risks to consider when choosing a medium-voltage drive

A rigorous specification can help minimize downtime, safety and financial risks during a drive’s typical 20-year lifecycle. Examine the details.

By Pat Lemmon
Inverter drives are getting smarter and are now able to look after themselves. Courtesy: Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V/Control Engineering Europe
Motors, Drives June 4, 2019

Reducing downtime with variable speed drives

Inverter drives are getting smarter and are now able to look after themselves, along with a range of other plant equipment such as fans, pumps, motors and conveyors.

By Wayne Turtill
Figure 1: 74% of respondents expect a salary increase. Courtesy: Control Engineering research, CFE Media and CFE Technology
Motors, Drives June 3, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 27 to June 2

Articles about Career and Salary Survey and research findings, fenceless robots, data historian history, and medium-voltage drives were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 27 to June 2. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
The global motion control market is projected to grow with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% from 2018 to 2022, reaching $20.5 billion in 2022. Courtesy: IHS Markit
Motors, Drives June 2, 2019

Using motion control to upgrade motors for machine design

Inside Machines: Motion control product demand has increased for many machine design applications as the economy has improved. However, different markets have different expectations and needs, forcing suppliers to be flexible.

By Sudhakar Chaudhary
Figure 1. Bypass and configured packages include a replaceable variable frequency drive. Courtesy: Yaskawa
Motors, Drives June 1, 2019

Control Engineering hot topics, May 2019

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in May 2019 included stories about VFDs, safe human-robot interaction, sustainable cybersecurity, object-oriented programming, the Career and Salary Survey, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
For a standard turbine fan such as the diagram shows here, a typical simulation would only include sections S1, R2 and S2. New research from the GUIde 6 Consortium is now showing that including R3 is important to the accuracy of the simulations. Courtesy: Shreyas Hegde/Duke University
Motors, Drives May 26, 2019

Guiding vibration simulations for turbines

The Duke-led GUIde Consortium develops faster, more accurate simulations of turbine blade vibrations to help aeronautical engineers develop safer jet turbines with lower maintenance costs.

By Ken Kingery
Preston Reine, research manager, industrial technology, IHS Markit. Courtesy: IHS Markit
Motors, Drives May 8, 2019

Industrial market growth a boost to low-voltage motors and drives

The worldwide market for low-voltage motors and drives grew in 2018 thanks to a continued resurgence in the heavy industries such as metal processing, mining and oil & gas.

By Preston Reine
Figure 1. Bypass and configured packages include a replaceable variable frequency drive. Courtesy: Yaskawa
Motors, Drives May 6, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 29 to May 5

Articles about VFD replacements, object-oriented industrial programming, robotics research and development, evaluating a system integrator, IIoT benefits for manufacturers were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 29 to May 5. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra