Gears and Bearings

Courtesy: Advanced Energy, CFE Media and Technology
Motors, Drives April 16, 2021

Your webcast questions answered: Troubleshooting techniques for AC induction motors

Over their operating lives, most AC induction motors exhibit common problems, from transients to voltage imbalances and single phasing.

By Michael Lyda, Ronnie Alford
Automation April 16, 2021

Tackle obsolescence with additive manufacturing

3D printed spare parts are a revolutionary force

By Claudia Jarrett
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Material Handling April 15, 2021

Seven shortcomings of commodity casters

The right application-specific casters and wheels can help optimize workflow

By Eric Hassen
Courtesy: STLE
Lubrication March 24, 2021

Annual lubrication meeting and exhibition going virtual

STLE's virtual annual meeting and exhibition will focus on many key topics for tribologists and lubrication experts.

By Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
Courtesy: EASA
Motors, Drives March 5, 2021

Recognize service conditions for motors and generators

It is important to understand the differences between the usual service conditions most motor designs assume and unusual service conditions that lead to unreliable operation and costly shutdowns

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Motors, Drives March 4, 2021

Improved stepper motor systems support more applications

Stepper motor systems deliver more precision than standard variable-speed motors without the expense and complexity of servo motors, and newer high bus voltage options provide additional flexibility. See 5 motor technologies, common uses.

By Joe Kimbrell
Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives February 17, 2021

Direct drive vs. geared rotary servomotor: A quantification of design advantage: Part 3

Direct-drive servomotors are becoming more common as range and availability expands for use in many machine and motor applications.

By Dakota Miller and Bryan Knight
Source: Moisture Control and Insulation Systems in Buildings, Chilled Water Pipes and Underground Pipes by William Lotz.
Project Management February 4, 2021

Address moisture control in metal buildings

The right insulation system in metal buildings can prevent dire consequences

By William Lotz, P.E. and Joseph Haugh
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Motors, Drives December 26, 2020

Grant given to design ultrahigh temperature tolerant alloys

A team of Texas A&M University researchers are investigating a class of metals, called refractory high entropy alloys (RHEAS), that can withstand higher operating temperatures.

By Dharmesh Patel
Courtesy: Yaskawa America
Motors, Drives December 4, 2020

Direct drive vs. geared rotary servomotor: A quantification of design advantage: Part 1

A geared servomotor can be useful for rotary motion technology, but there are challenges and limitations users need to be aware of.

By Dakota Miller and Bryan Knight