People and Training - Safety Training

Robotic device designed to detect tiny leaks in pipes

Researchers at MIT have developed a fast, inexpensive robotic device that can find even tiny leaks... » more

Minding the talent gap in machine vision

Careers in automation aren’t at the top of recent graduates’ wish lists. And when they are,... » more

Three methods of preventive maintenance that should not be overlooked

Sound level analysis, ultrasonics, and vibration analysis along with other preventive maintenance... » more

Positive attitudes help create successful projects

A positive attitude is not always easy when working on a major project, but leaders who remain... » more

Arc flash relay system

Littelfuse, Inc.'s AF0500 is a microprocessor-based arc-flash protection relay that limits...

Transfer switches: Which configuration is right for your system?

When it comes to picking the right transfer switch for a facility, engineers need to consider many... » more

Improving safety in robotic welding applications

Common safety accessories include interlocked perimeter guards, safety light curtains, laser... » more

How to weld non-standard parts using automation

With automation like thermal imaging cameras and 3-D programming, non-standard parts that used to... » 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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White Papers

SPONSORED White Paper: How to fix your maintenance...

This white paper explains how collecting and analyzing asset data... » more

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Videos

Top 4 mistakes made when precision balancing

Tom Hoenig of GTI Predictive Technology discusses...

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Poll of the Week

My company's maintenance efforts are largely:
Reactive in nature (break-fix)
A combination of preventive and predictive
Predictive, moving toward more a analytical approach
A fully-automated IIoT-based maintenance structure


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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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