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Why CMMS implementations fail

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Five reasons to use local vendors for buying technical products

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Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: January 9-January 15: Lowering compressed air costs, methods for motor testing, keeping DC motors healthy, more

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Importance of motor winding analysis in a facility

Motor faults and failure can cause disruptions to business operations and lead to loss of... » more

Robotics cluster at the epicenter for startup companies

Robotic startup companies are clustering in Boston, Pittsburgh, and Silicon Valley and this has... » more

How to integrate regular cleaning into a facility’s processing

Cleaning can fall lower on a priority list because it adds no direct value to the product, but the... » more

Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2016, 2017

Think Again: Control Engineering readers choose hot topics of 2016, and that online traffic points... » more

System integrators helping manufacturers prepare and adopt IIoT

Get tips on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), what it means for manufacturing as a whole,... » 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: How to fix your maintenance...

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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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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
We don't know about IIoT


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