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Motors, Drives November 8, 2018

2018 Product of the Year Finalists

Get connected to manufacturing's future: The official ballot is open for voting for Plant Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform. (Voting closed Jan. 11, 2019.)

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Figure 1: Shown is a typical analog positioning system with the PLC on the left and integrated motor on the right. An analog output from the PLC wires directly to the integrated motor, which converts the analog signal into a position at the output shaft. Courtesy: Applied Motion Products
Motors, Drives November 7, 2018

Keeping the noise down

Ethernet-enabled motor integration offers an automation solution.

By Eric Rice
ATO's induction motor series ranges from 1 to 7.5 HP and comes in 2-, 4-, sand 6-pole three phase ac induction motors as well as ODP or TEFC enclosure types. Courtesy: ATO Inc.
Motors, Drives November 6, 2018

Induction motor series

ATO's induction motor series ranges from 1 to 7.5 HP and comes in 2-, 4-, sand 6-pole three phase ac induction motors as well as ODP or TEFC enclosure types.

By ATO Inc.
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Motors, Drives October 12, 2018

Compressed air and VFDs: Get the most from your system: Your questions answered

Webcast presenter Jarrett Affolter answered questions about topics such as cost benefits of a compressed air system, recommended volume for an air tank, and when to use fixed speed or variable speed.

By Jarrett Affolter, Ingersoll Rand
Motors, Drives July 31, 2018

Six common reasons why electric motors fail

A number of reasons can cause an electric motor to fail. Six reasons are discussed.

By Avi Patel, EzyTrader
Motors, Drives July 3, 2018

How to manage IoT implementations

Evaluating the current state of the organization is key to understanding where and how to start implementing an Internet of Things (IoT) solution.

By Nicole Dyess, Motors@Work
Motors, Drives June 26, 2018

Six IoT benefits for an organization

There are many benefits to implementing an Internet of Things (IoT) solution to maximize productivity and enhance an organization’s workflow.

By Nicole Dyess, Motors@Work
Motors, Drives June 7, 2018

Motor maintenance trends: 6 factors to evaluate

Recent EASA research studies provide new insights on repair vs. replace to help motors reliably drive machinery, pumps, conveyors, and other vital industrial equipment.

By Mike Howell, Electrical Apparatus and Service Association (EASA)
Motors, Drives June 5, 2018

Motor repair or replacement? Start with a motor failure policy

Fundamentals to help plants make the right decisions on motor failure policy include determining a motor's horsepower breakpoint and communicating a plan with the team.

By Nicole Dyess, Motors@Work
Motors, Drives April 27, 2018

Trade organization announces annual conference

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Annual Convention and Exposition from June 24 - 26, 2018 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisc. is focused on the theme "Connect 2 Quality."

By Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA)