Energy Management - Electrical Systems

Seven mistakes to avoid when upgrading your plant to LEDs

Mistakes to avoid when highlighting your plant to LED include choosing the wrong watt level, not... » more

Improving power factor to reduce energy demand charges, increase capacity

Low power is not only inefficient, but can also be expensive over the life of an electrical system.... » more

Five ideas to start on the path to energy efficiency

If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the... » more

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

Articles about lowering compressed air costs, methods for motor testing, keeping DC motors healthy,... » more

Direct drive panel fan

The direct drive APW Panel Fans are designed to provide aerodynamically efficient performance with... » more

Importance of motor winding analysis in a facility

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

Plant Engineering names three to Editorial Advisory Board

Billy Taylor, David Skelton and Dr. Shi-Wan Lin will advise on content for readers. » more

The two most common methods of motor testing

Regular testing of the electrical motors provides many benefits, including financial savings,... » more

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Mounted spherical roller bearings with IIoT

Rexnord's Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Smart PT select mounted spherical roller bearings are designed for conveyor and fan and blower applications in the aggregate, air and fluid handling, cement, and material and package...

UHF reader with anti-collision technology

RFID, Inc.’s Model S4 UHF reader can port up to 4 antennas with addressing achieving read ranges up to 75 feet with anti-collision technology (the ability to read multiple RFID tags).

Back blow air nozzle

The Model 1004SS Back Blow Air Nozzle thread is M4 x 0.5 will fit inside openings as small as 1/4-in. (6.3 mm) and is effective on diameters up to 1-in. (25.4 mm) and is constructed of type 316 stainless steel.

Linear motor for high-density applications

Nippon Pulse America's L250SSS is a linear shaft motor designed for high-density applications and available in 25, 32 and 35mm shaft diameter sizes, and with single, double, triple and quadruple winding options.

Geared bearing solutions with zero backlash

Geared Bearing solutions comes with a zero backlash gear mounted and dialed in on a precision grade high capacity bearing and are preconfigured for fit, form and function, for easy integration into any precision rotary motion... » more

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Research Analyst Blog

Machine-tool industry limiting growth in the motion...

The machine-tool industry continues to be the largest sector for the... » more

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Lubrication strategy and energy management

Plant Engineering content manager Bob Vavra...

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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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