James Nanney, Baldor Electric Company, Fort Smith, AK

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Motors & Drives June 15, 2002

How motor efficiencies affect system designs

A plant's new project requirements: "Make it 25% faster, with 50% fewer rejects," Another requirement could be, "lower energy consumption by 30%." Plants are far more concerned with "parts per minute" than "watts per part." In systems such as packaging, finishing, or a new production line, the largest energy consumers are perhaps electric motors and servos.

By James Nanney, Baldor Electric Company, Fort Smith, AK
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