Motors, Drives

Figure 1: NEMA motors offer a wide range of enclosures such as open-drip proof (ODP) motors used in many compressor and fan applications. NEMA motors are defined in inch units and are made with the finned cast frames and rolled steel frame housings. Courtesy: ABB Motors and Mechanical
Motors, Drives September 17, 2021

Differences between NEMA and IEC electric motors

NEMA and IEC motors are similar but have different usual practices; take care when managing a facility with a mixed population

By John Malinowski
Courtesy: Yaskawa
Motors, Drives September 13, 2021

Choosing linear servo motors for the right application

There are several types of linear servo motors and knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each, along with the application they’re best-suited for, is critical.

By Matt Pelletier
Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives August 13, 2021

Rethinking the way industrial products are purchased

Greater operational efficiency is required in manufacturing today and it requires a comprehensive look at everything, starting with how things are purchased. See four clarifications on consolidated industrial purchasing advantages.

By Jason Hoover
VFD application issues. Courtesy: CFE Media, Advanced Energy Corp.
Motors, Drives August 12, 2021

Motors & Drives: Tips and tools for efficient motor management, Part 4

Michael Lyda, motor and drive engineer with Advanced Energy Corp., explains tips and tools for efficient motor management in this transcript from a December 2020 webcast.

By CFE Media
Courtesy: CFE Media, Advanced Energy Corp.
Motors, Drives August 9, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles Aug 2-8, 2021

Articles about tips and tools for efficient motor management, upcycling plastic waste into high-performing mechanical lubricant's, surge protective devices, and more were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Aug 2-8, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: CFE Media, Advanced Energy Corp.
Motors, Drives August 5, 2021

Motors & Drives: Tips and tools for efficient motor management, Part 3

Michael Lyda, motor and drive engineer with Advanced Energy Corp., explains tips and tools for efficient motor management in this transcript from a December 2020 webcast.

By CFE Media
Motor failure statistics from IEEE. Courtesy: CFE Media, Advanced Energy Corp.
Motors, Drives July 29, 2021

Motors & Drives: Tips and tools for efficient motor management, Part 2

Michael Lyda, motor and drive engineer with Advanced Energy Corp., explains tips and tools for efficient motor management in this transcript from a December 2020 webcast.

By CFE Media
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated (CI)
CNC Motion Control July 26, 2021

Manufacturer, university partner up to advance additive manufacturing technology

Cincinnati Incorporated (CI) announced a partnership with Ohio State University's Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) to help researchers and students advance additive manufacturing (AM) technology.

By Cincinnati Incorporated (CI)
Courtesy: CFE Media, Advanced Energy Corp.
Motors, Drives July 22, 2021

Motors & Drives: Tips and tools for efficient motor management, Part 1

Michael Lyda, motor and drive engineer with Advanced Energy Corp., explains tips and tools for efficient motor management in this transcript from a December 2020 webcast.

By CFE Media
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Motors, Drives July 14, 2021

Drive suppliers facing supply chain issues, semiconductor shortage

Motor and drive suppliers are rebounding from COVID-19, but are not out of the woods yet and are facing major supply chain issues and a semiconductor shortage.

By Brianna Jackson