Motors & Drives

Motors & Drives October 4, 2023

What are industry trends for variable frequency drives and variable speed drives?

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) and variable speed drives (VSDs) play a key role in manufacturing facilities and those are shifting and changing due to real-world and technology changes.

By Plant Engineering
Motors & Drives October 2, 2023

Sponsored content: Modernization – extend the lifetime of your drives and avoid up to 55 percent of emissions

As variable speed drives get older, modernization offers a circular solution that extends the lifetime of the equipment, enhances performance and provides the latest technology and long-term support.

By Oswald Deuchar
Motors & Drives September 28, 2023

Plant Engineering most-viewed motors and drives articles in 2023

Read the best articles about motors and drives including motor nameplates, electric motors, evaluating noise and more.

By Tyler Wall
Motors & Drives September 12, 2023

Ultra-low voltage motor, drive industries overcoming supply chain, semiconductor challenges

The ultra-low voltage motor and motor and drive industries are projected to have strong growth and is overcoming supply chain issues due to COVID-19 and semiconductor shortages. See video.

By Chris Vavra
Motors & Drives September 8, 2023

Advantages of using adjustable speed drives, part 3: Questions and answers

Tim Albers and John Malinowski answer questions from the audience on variable frequency drives (VFDs), determining the optimal speed for efficiency and more.


By Plant Engineering
Motors & Drives September 1, 2023

Advantages of using adjustable speed drives, part 2: Installing and adding a VFD

Tim Albers and John Malinowski outlines installing and adding a variable frequency drive (VFD) into a system.


By Plant Engineering
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
Motors & Drives August 8, 2023

Maintenance and management strategies for better-performing electric motors

Developing a strong motor maintenance strategy can provide companies with many benefits long-term as it reduces downtime and can help companies avoid large repair or replacement costs.

By Timothy Albers and Scott Hopkins
Motors & Drives March 2, 2023

Your questions answered: Motors and drives: Advantages of using adjustable speed drives

Advantages of using adjustable speed drives vary, and different applications may require different options.

By John Malinowski and Tim Albers
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