Video: Motor efficiency basics from Incremotion
Learn about motor efficiencies and trade-offs within motor design, as explained by Dan Jones, president, Incremotion, in a brief tutorial video. Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media, and Control Engineering, asks a few questions. 3:02 minutes
Learn about motor design, efficiency, and trade-offs. Electrical side of a motor brings in Volts and Amps and the mechanical side returns torque and speed. What are common motor and system design attributes that result in higher motor efficiency? Dan Jones, president, Incremotion, explains in a brief tutorial video. Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media, and Control Engineering, asks a few questions. 3:02 minutes
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.