Motors, Drives
When conducting a motor analysis, it’s important to measure a number of key factors, starting with motor temperature, power quality, and torque. Courtesy: Fluke Corporation
Motors, Drives January 30, 2019

Diagnosing motor health: Start with the basics

Temperature, power quality, and torque all are strong indicators of a motor's health.

By Frank Healy
Figure 2: Fundamental front end (FFE). Courtesy: Yaskawa
Motors, Drives January 2, 2019

Regenerative solutions

Make the right choice to drive electrical efficiency.

By Christopher Jaszczolt
Motors, Drives December 20, 2018

Global low-voltage motor market bounces back

Oil & gas revenue increases lead 4% sector growth according to a report from IHS Markit.

By Bob Vavra
Energy losses for motors include core losses in the stator and rotor and friction and windage according to the Nov. 30 webcast presentation "Repair Best Practices to Maintain Motor Efficiency." Courtesy: CFE Media, EASA
Motors, Drives December 12, 2018

Repair Best Practices to Maintain Motor Efficiency: Your Questions Answered

Webcast presenter Tom Bishop answered questions about topics such as measuring efficiency of installed motors, common difficulties, and power factor (PF).

By Tom Bishop, PE
CFE Media file photo.
Motors, Drives December 6, 2018

Roller bearings and predictive analytics

Predictive maintenance is a powerful tool to keep the noise down with roller bearings and can reduce costly repairs.

By Scott Moeller
Selecting the right motor is crucial as it can provide performance, cost, and maintenance advantages. Design engineers also can combine motors to gearheads for increased reliability and convenient ordering processing. Courtesy: Thomson Industries, Inc.
Motors, Drives December 6, 2018

Picking the right motor size

Finding the right size is crucial for choosing a motor as well as balancing torque, speed, and inertia for optimal application performance.

By Andrew Skidmore
Applications ranging from CNC machines to material handling require accurate and durable linear motion systems. Courtesy: Thomson Industries, Inc.
Motors, Drives December 4, 2018

Eight factors to consider when implementing a linear motion application

When implementing and specifying a linear motion application, users should consider many aspects including the required accuracy, speed, and the duty cycle to ensure the best possible performance.

By Richard R. Knotek, Niklas Sjostrom
Applications ranging from CNC machines to material handling require accurate and durable linear motion systems. Courtesy: Thomson Industries, Inc.
Motors, Drives December 4, 2018

Maintenance, installation guidelines for linear motion applications

Consider these installation, maintenance, and operating tips and advice for a linear motion system.

By Richard R. Knotek, Niklas Sjostrom
Figure 3. Typical speed torque curves. Courtesy: EASA
Motors, Drives November 26, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles November 19-25

Articles about the important parts of a nameplate, five modern warehouse innovations, five ways data can improve assembly, digital twin collaboration, and the beginning of the digital journey were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 19-25, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Motors, Drives November 11, 2018

Four potential futuristic attributes of collaborative robots

Collaborative robots will continue to evolve and future research may allow them to become more interactive and adaptable to human behavior.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)