Motors, Drives

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Motors, Drives March 29, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 22-28, 2021

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.

By Chris Vavra
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Mechanical March 12, 2021

Electromechanical resource center opened

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.

By Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA)
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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.
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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
Image courtesy: Advanced Energy
PPE February 8, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles February 1-7, 2021

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.

By Chris Vavra
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Motors, Drives January 28, 2021

Your questions answered: Motors and drives: Tips and tools for efficient motor management

Webcast presenter answers additional questions on motor management tips and tools.

By Michael Lyda
Courtesy: Yaskawa America
Motors, Drives January 19, 2021

Direct drive vs. geared rotary servomotor: A quantification of design advantage: Part 2

Testing a direct drive and geared rotary servomotor shows there are some significant differences between the two when actually put into practice.

By Dakota Miller and Bryan Knight
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
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Maintenance December 14, 2020

Swagelok Co. excels by looking to the future

2020 Plant Engineering Top Plant: Focus on training, workforce development and digitalization enable success

By Kevin Parker