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Considerations for using VFDs with standard motors

End users desire speed and/or torque control procure and install VFDs to modify existing... » more

Potential problems using software for RCA

Software can be helpful in a root cause analysis plan, but it also can lead to potential problems. » more

How to prevent a dust explosion at your food processing plant

Food manufacturing plants are among the most susceptible to dust explosions, especially... » more

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: November 14-20: Product of the Year finalists, diagnosing bearing failures, IoT control systems, more

Articles about 2016 Product of the Year finalists, diagnosing bearing failures, IoT control... » more

Choosing the right PLC panel

Programming logic controller (PLC) panels come in almost every shape and size with some of them... » more

Variable volume pump

The variable volume pump immediately responds to changes in the discharge line to provide optimum... » more

Position hinge with compact design

The RT-50 position hinge is designed to hold the angle of mounted components in any position.  » more

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Overview

Part 1 of the Motors and Drives Series describes key terminology surrounding motors and differences between general motor types, including: ac induction motors, dc motors, servo systems, and stepper motors.

AC Induction Motor--How It Works

Part 2 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different components that make up a standard ac motor; a standard squirrel cage motor is highlighted.

DC Motor--Advantages and Disadvantages

Part 3 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different components that make up a standard dc motor.

Stepper Motor--Advantages and Disadvantages

Part 4 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different components that make up a standard stepper motor.

Servo Motors--Advantages and Disadvantages

Part 5 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different components that make up a standard servo motor.

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Videos

IMTS 2016 CFE Media Interview with Jeff Brown, VP of...

VP of IoT/Embedded Sales at Dell, Inc., Jeff...

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How will your plant implement the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategies in 2016?
We already are using these on our plant floor and plan to expand
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