People and Training - Maintenance Training

Manufacturers can overcome technician shortage by empowering workers

There is a shortage of qualified technicians that will continue as the skills gap widens.... » more

Using current-limiting devices to improve Short-Circuit Current Rating (SCCR): Your questions answered

More answers about using current-limiting devices to improve Short-Circuit Current Rating (SCCR),... » more

Mobile power meter with silicon sensor

The PRONTO-Si, a mobile power meter with silicon sensor, is ideal for use in power measurement... » more

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, May 16-22: Salary and career survey, energy outlook, robot programming languages, more

Articles about the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, annual energy outlook, robot programming... » more

EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook sees winds of change

The Annual Energy Outlook 2016 indicates that natural gas will lead U.S. production into 2040;... » more

AC drives for hazardous locations

The VACON X5 HazLo AC drive is ideal for applications in refineries, utility gas plants, and... » more

Why Lean fails so often

When something fails more than 90% of the time, it’s usually tossed to the curb. Lean... » more

Offshore risk management still inadequate, group says

While risk policies and additional regulations have been added to potentially prevent another... » 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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SPONSORED White Paper: The Top 8 Reasons to Choose...

Aging electrical infrastructure is an increasingly common issue.... » more

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Videos

Tailored, individualized production becoming the norm

Interview with Rod Emery, VP of RedViking,... » more

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Poll of the Week

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
We are just implementing our first IIoT strategies
We are still evaluating IIoT strategies
We have no plans to implement IIoT strategies
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How Equipment Reliability Delivers Profits

Reliability programs are now standard business practice in companies that rely heavily on machines, equipment, and other physical assets. But, in today’s lean economy, companies have fewer resources...

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