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A NEW approach to the Skills Gap

For over a decade, the Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Manufacturing Alliance has been working to address... » more

2017 Engineering Leader Under 40: Tyler Budde, 27

Engineering Associate, Advanced Technology Services, Peoria, Ill.  » more

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder told the audience at the Manufacturing in America event in Detroit that the challenge of creating and growing jobs in his state and others was creating the right environment for job growth. Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media

Michigan governor touts manufacturing professionals

At Manufacturing in America, Rick Snyder pushes innovation and a redefinition of skilled trades. » more

Keith Barr is President & CEO of Leading2Lean, a manufacturing tech solution provider. Courtesy: Leading2Lean

Appealing to the next generation of manufacturing workers

Manufacturers need to evolve to appeal to the millennial generation and help fill the skills gap... » more

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 9-15: 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, arc flash energy analysis, Leaders under 40, more.

Articles about the 2015 Product of the Year finalists, arc flash energy analysis, Leaders under 40,... » more

Female student learned how metal is bent to build duct work in an HVAC program at Westmoreland County (Virginia) Community College’s Manufacturing Day event in 2014. Courtesy: Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day a way to reach out into the future

Manufacturing Day is designed to dispel the prevalent misconceptions about our industry and also... » more

Image courtesy: Manufacturing Day

Send us your Manufacturing Day photos

Plant Engineering would like to see what Manufacturing Day 2015 events look like in your plant. » more

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder told the audience at the Manufacturing in America event in Detroit that the challenge of creating and growing jobs in his state and others was creating the right environment for job growth. Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media Keith Barr is President & CEO of Leading2Lean, a manufacturing tech solution provider. Courtesy: Leading2Lean Female student learned how metal is bent to build duct work in an HVAC program at Westmoreland County (Virginia) Community College’s Manufacturing Day event in 2014. Courtesy: Manufacturing Day Image courtesy: Manufacturing Day

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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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White Papers

SPONSORED White Paper: Demand Better Electric Motor...

Dreisilker Electric Motors offers solutions that Improve Reliability,... » more

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Videos

Top 4 mistakes made when precision balancing

Tom Hoenig of GTI Predictive Technology discusses...

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eGuides

Energy Efficiency:  Your Hidden Advantage

 

Energy is the largest cost area for many manufacturers, yet fewer than half of manufacturing facilities conduct....

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