Motors, Drives

With on-site nitrogen generation, consumers can get nitrogen at the purity level needed, often at a cost savings when compared to the cost of highly pure tanked nitrogen. Courtesy: Atlas Copco
Energy Management December 9, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles December 2-8

Articles about Product of the Year, the price of nitrogen, data acquisition, industrial internet terms, and HMIs and maintenance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 2-8. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology, EASA
Motors, Drives December 5, 2019

Your questions answered: Right-sizing pumps with variable speed drives

Webcast presenter Eugene Vogel answered questions on variable speed drives (VSDs), variable frequency drives (VFDs), and their value for manufacturers.

By Eugene Vogel
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Mechanical November 14, 2019

Equipment finance report gets boost thanks to consumer confidence

Consumer spending keeps things strong in the November 2019 Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation's MCI-EFI report.

By Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation
Figure 1: In the wake of tropical storms (hurricanes, monsoons and cyclones) with heavy rain, maintenance professionals and motor repairers need creative solutions to speed the removal of moisture and contamination from thousands of swamped motors. Courtesy: EASA
Motors, Drives October 7, 2019

How to deal with wet or flooded motors

Saltwater becomes a major problem.

By Chuck Yung
Insulation resistance tests were conducted before final reassembly. Courtesy: Sulzer
Gears and Bearings September 23, 2019

Rapid overhaul of generator rotor needed due to lack of maintenance

Carrying out routine maintenance on a large turbine generator calls for expertise as well as the experience to achieve an efficient and cost-effective project.

By Alex Edwards
Motors, Drives September 10, 2019

Electromechanical show announces 2020 event

EASA's June 2020 Convention & Solutions Expo will focus on how companies can "gain the advantage" from everything to knowledge and information to relationship development.

By Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA)
Hybridization can help companies control and reduce energy expenditures. Courtesy: Danfoss/Control Engineering Europe
Energy, Power September 9, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles September 2-8

Articles about hybridization benefits, control system connectivity, arc flash hazards, VFDs in injection molding, and IIoT baby steps were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 2-8. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Motors, Drives September 6, 2019

2019 Motor Drives Study

Five trends on buying, specifying motor drives

By Amanda Pelliccione
Figure 2: A prime example of mechatronic integration is the combining of motor and drive components into one package. Exploded view of an integrated step motor shows the technique, which is applicable to other electric motor types as well. Courtesy: Applied Motion
CNC Motion Control September 3, 2019

5 enduring developments in electronic motion control

Motor drives, power-switching transistors and microprocessors, sophisticated control algorithms, software influences, and mechatronic integration are among the standout electronic motion control developments.

By Frank J. Bartos, P.E.
Hybridization can help companies control and reduce energy expenditures. Courtesy: Danfoss/Control Engineering Europe
Energy, Power August 29, 2019

Hybridization as a disruptive, profitable energy strategy for manufacturers

The basic configuration of electrical power systems for industrial and commercial applications has altered little for decades, but hybridization could change this in a disruptive and positive way.

By Steve Moore