Research: Motors, drives important to plant engineers
In this 2023 study on motors and drives, product quality was the most important factor for selecting a product
Plant Engineering most-viewed content, February 2023
Read the best content in February 2023 including: safety, motors and drives, product of the year, maintenance, pumps, ESG and more
Top 5 Plant Engineering content: February 13-19, 2023
The top 5 Plant Engineering content from the past week covered maintenance, IIoT, safety, ESG and motors and drives. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Benefits of repairing versus replacing a motor
Significant savings can be made by upgrading old motors to more efficient modern alternatives, but sometimes it isn't always possible, which can lead to companies repairing the motor instead.
Top 5 Plant Engineering content: November 21-27, 2022
The top 5 Plant Engineering content from the past week covered digital twins, piping material, motors and drives, power systems and PPE. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Your questions answered: The impact of power quality events on motor driven equipment
What power quality events are, how they happen, and what to do
Your questions answered: Energy management with variable speed drives (VFDs)
Reducing fan speed in a variable torque load application by 20% can lead to energy savings of 50%.
How all-in-one automation platforms simplify machine building and increase design flexibility
Some typical automation challenges are addressed by having one throat to choke
Direct-drive servo tutorial, application update
Solving low speed rotary servo applications with direct-drive motors avoids hidden initial costs, while saving money over the life of the machine. Example shows $73,000 annual savings on a widget-making machine.
Heat engine with no moving parts designed
MIT researchers have design a heat engine with no moving parts, which could help enable a fully decarbonized power grid in the future.