Motors and Drives
Acquisitions reveal motor supplier strategies
The top three suppliers of low voltage ac motors made waves in the motor and drives space with a string of acquisition announcements in early August. First, WEG announced its acquisition of Gefran’s motion control business.
Integrated stepper motors trim accurate metal forming costs
Backgauges are motorized multi-axis reference edges on press brakes and use smart steppers to reduce system complexity and improve the overall design.
Industrial motor communications: Optimization
How to optimize industrial motor communications is the topic of an Aug. 4 RCEP webcast, and related advice about industrial networks for motors and drives follows.
Energy-efficient drive launched
Yaskawa's ac industrial fan and pump drive solution is designed for all environments.
Direct-drive servo tutorial, application update
Solving low speed rotary servo applications with direct-drive motors avoids hidden initial costs, while saving money over the life of the machine. Example shows $73,000 annual savings on a widget-making machine.
Questions answered to demystify servo sizing
Extra questions about servomotor sizing are answered here, from a May 17 webcast, archived for a year. More help includes related services and software, more servomotor sizing errors and information needed for servomotor sizing.
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.
Servomotor help: Demystify servo sizing
Webcast has help for servomotor and servo amplifier (servo drives) sizing. Also get some advice below.
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.
Cutting production costs through improved motor management
Energy-efficient motors and variable speed drives (VSDs) can help reduce production costs through greater energy efficiency.