Tag: <span>VFDs</span>
Motors & Drives November 9, 2023

How VFDs can make manufacturing more sustainable

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are playing a key role in helping manufacturers adopt more sustainable practices.

By Owain Betts
Motors & Drives August 25, 2023

Advantages of using adjustable speed drives, part 1: Energy efficiency in motors

Tim Albers and John Malinowski discuss energy efficiency in motors and synchronous motors and the benefits engineers can realize.

By Plant Engineering
Energy Efficiency & Management April 20, 2023

Energy management with variable speed drives, Part 2

Scott Sullivan discusses energy savings with VFDs and offers advice on how to achieve energy savings and methods to improve energy efficiency.

By Plant Engineering
Motors & Drives February 15, 2023

Energy management with variable speed drives, Part 1

Scott Sullivan walks through the basics of motors and safety, variable frequency drives, the three sections of a drive and how pulse width modulation works.

By CFE Media
Pumps January 20, 2023

Six ways to make pumps more energy efficient

Around 16% of a typical industrial facility’s electricity costs are generated by its pumping systems. Six tips on reducing pumping system costs are highlighted.

By Castle Pumps
Plant Automation December 3, 2022

Upgrading ventilation equipment systems in automotive tunnels

An integration project required upgrading legacy equipment in a tunnel that sees thousands of vehicles driving through every day without causing potential safety issues.

By Nick Hein and Sean Creager
Courtesy: EASA, CFE Media and Technology
Motors & Drives April 15, 2022

Evaluate noise in electric motors

Determining the source can be more difficult than correcting it.

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
Courtesy: Yaskawa
Motors & Drives March 2, 2022

Intro to setting up, tuning a PM motor with a VFD

A permanent magnet (PM) motor requires a variable frequency drive (VFD) to operate effectively. See motor comparison table, induction motor vs. PM torque curve, and VFD programming and tuning advice.

By Robert Bonczar
Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors & Drives February 1, 2022

VFDs from the inside out

Variable frequency drive (VFD) vocabulary words: These 50 terms can help properly apply VFDs.

By Paul Avery
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance August 24, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 17-23, 2020

Articles about protecting VFD investments, cable gland strategies, predictive maintenance and block valves were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 17-23, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra