Motors, Drives

Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives February 1, 2022

VFDs from the inside out

Variable frequency drive (VFD) vocabulary words: These 50 terms can help properly apply VFDs.

By Paul Avery
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Motors, Drives January 6, 2022

Growth expected for motor, industrial gear markets

Pent-up demand due to challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to result in strong growth for the motor and industrial gear markets in the next few years.

By Shirly Zhu
Courtesy: AEMT
Motors, Drives December 22, 2021

Decoding your motor’s nameplate

The most relevant information of a motor should be recorded on the nameplate, which includes frame size, voltage, power and more.

By Karl Metcalfe
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Motors, Drives November 19, 2021

Trends in the LV drives market

Market research shows three trends influencing the drives market: functional safety, predictive maintenance and efficiency regulations.

By Blake Griffin
Courtesy: AutomationDirect, CFE Media's New Products for Engineers Database
Motors, Drives November 2, 2021

How variable speed drives save energy for manufacturers

Using a variable speed drive (VSD) can help save money and the environment in many different manufacturing applications.

By Marek Lukaszczyk
Courtesy: Virtual Training Week from CFE Media and Technology, SEW Eurodrive
CNC Motion Control October 18, 2021

Understand total system efficiency for motion control

Motion system efficiency, more than induction motor efficiency, also depends on electrical input power, variable frequency drives, gearboxes and transmission elements like chains and belts. Learn more in an Oct. 22 CFE Media and Technology Virtual Training Week course.

By Mark T. Hoske
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
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