Motors, Drives

Motors, Drives June 14, 2022

Technique developed for fabricating transistors

Researchers are searching for the next great semiconductors—materials that can continue to improve and evolve microprocessors and other nanoelectric devices. Graphene nanoribbons, a one-atom-thick material just 3 nanometers wide, are one of the most promising candidates.

By Jason Daley
Yaskawa's GA500 AC Microdrive can operate a variety of motors, which include induction, permanent magnet (SPM and IPM), and synchronous reluctance (SynRM). Courtesy: New Products for Engineers, Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives June 6, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering content: May 30 to June 5, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered the Career and Salary Survey, induction motors, HMI design tips and improving remote operations. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Yaskawa
Motors, Drives May 12, 2022

Servomotor help: Demystify servo sizing

Webcast has help for servomotor and servo amplifier (servo drives) sizing. Also get some advice below.

By Sixto Moralez
Yaskawa's GA500 AC Microdrive can operate a variety of motors, which include induction, permanent magnet (SPM and IPM), and synchronous reluctance (SynRM). Courtesy: New Products for Engineers, Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives April 25, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 18-24, 2022

Articles about induction motors, wireless instrumentation, heat engines, PWM effects and flue-gas monitoring were Control Engineering’s five most-viewed articles from April 18-24, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Motors, Drives April 23, 2022

Cutting production costs through improved motor management

Energy-efficient motors and variable speed drives (VSDs) can help reduce production costs through greater energy efficiency.

By Marek Lukaszczyk
Motors, Drives April 22, 2022

Heat engine with no moving parts designed

MIT researchers have design a heat engine with no moving parts, which could help enable a fully decarbonized power grid in the future.

By Jennifer Chu
Yaskawa's GA500 AC Microdrive can operate a variety of motors, which include induction, permanent magnet (SPM and IPM), and synchronous reluctance (SynRM). Courtesy: New Products for Engineers, Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives April 19, 2022

Ode to an induction motor

Recite this induction motor tutorial and savor it; even if poetry really isn’t your favorite.

By Greg Davies
Courtesy: Portescap
Motors, Drives April 18, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 11-17, 2022

Articles about PWM effects, Engineers' Choice winners, edge computing, PID-based control systems and evolving pneumatics were Control Engineering’s five most-viewed articles from April 11-17, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Motors, Drives April 15, 2022

Evaluate noise in electric motors

Determining the source can be more difficult than correcting it.

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
Courtesy: Yaskawa
Motors, Drives March 31, 2022

Control Engineering hot topics, March 2022

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in March 2022 included stories on Engineers' Choice winners, variable frequency drives (VFDs), advanced process control metrics, information control, edge technologies and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra