Caterpillar donated an industrial natural gas engine to West Virginia University to bolster research aimed at developing new technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves fuel consumption at natural gas production sites.
A government-sponsored test on whether a cyberattack could inflict real-world physical damage has had major repercussions to this day. See eight steps on how to mitigate a potential cyberattack against your industrial control systems (ICSs).
Inside Machines: More answers regarding servo system tuning follow the April 15 webcast on force control as it relates to tuning servo systems.
Over their operating lives, most AC induction motors exhibit common problems, from transients to voltage imbalances and single phasing.
Articles about motor and generator service conditions, smart manufacturing, smart pneumatics, asset maintenance and digital transformation trends were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 22-28, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.
EASA's Electromechanical Resource Center lets plant maintenance and reliability professionals access a range of technical resources relating to the operation and maintenance of electric motors and other electromechanical equipment.
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
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.
Direct-drive servomotors are becoming more common as range and availability expands for use in many machine and motor applications.
Articles about improved mask filtration, motors and drives tips, effective plant turnarounds, the factory of the future and machine learning were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 1-7, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.