Motors, Drives

Motors, Drives June 29, 2021

US Department of Energy issues final rule for testing small electric motors

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued rulemaking on test procedures for small electric motors for more than a decade.

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
The new test facility at Sulzer’s Pasadena Service Center is part of a program of continued investment to better serve users of large ac and dc motors. Courtesy: Sulzer
Motors, Drives June 10, 2021

Extra-large capacity high-voltage motor test center launched

The test facility at Sulzer’s Pasadena Service Center in Houston is part of a program of continued investment to better serve users of large ac and dc motors.

By Sulzer
Courtesy: Advanced Energy, CFE Media and Technology
Motors, Drives April 16, 2021

Your webcast questions answered: Troubleshooting techniques for AC induction motors

Over their operating lives, most AC induction motors exhibit common problems, from transients to voltage imbalances and single phasing.

By Michael Lyda, Ronnie Alford
Courtesy: Yaskawa America
Motors, Drives April 1, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, March 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in March 2021 included stories on the top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards, the evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, free PLC programming software for education, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Yaskawa America
Motors, Drives March 8, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles March 1-7, 2021

Articles about the Spotlight on Innovation: 2021 Engineers' Choice Awards, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 1-7, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: EASA
Motors, Drives March 5, 2021

Recognize service conditions for motors and generators

It is important to understand the differences between the usual service conditions most motor designs assume and unusual service conditions that lead to unreliable operation and costly shutdowns

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Motors, Drives March 4, 2021

Improved stepper motor systems support more applications

Stepper motor systems deliver more precision than standard variable-speed motors without the expense and complexity of servo motors, and newer high bus voltage options provide additional flexibility. See 5 motor technologies, common uses.

By Joe Kimbrell
Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives February 17, 2021

Direct drive vs. geared rotary servomotor: A quantification of design advantage: Part 3

Direct-drive servomotors are becoming more common as range and availability expands for use in many machine and motor applications.

By Dakota Miller and Bryan Knight
Courtesy: Seeq
Motors, Drives February 8, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Feb. 1-7, 2021

Articles about the 2021 Engineers' Choice Awards, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, 3 data analysis tips, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Feb. 1-7, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Image courtesy: Advanced Energy
Motors, Drives January 28, 2021

Your questions answered: Motors and drives: Tips and tools for efficient motor management

Webcast presenter answers additional questions on motor management tips and tools.

By Michael Lyda