Think Again: Remote monitoring, sensors, analytics and real-time intelligence is helping those who manufacture, use, and repair motors and attached critical assets to avoid downtime with prescriptive maintenance technologies, says EASA and Plant Engineering research.
Case study: Collaborative robots at a thermal wrap manufacturing company deliver a zero-defect rate while doubling production output. Installation, integration and use has been a do-it-yourself (DIY) project.
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) improves process cooling optimization and pump efficiency.
Expert failure analysis techniques deliver improved reliability for demanding manufacturing operations.
Integrated motors save space compared to separate motor and drive components by reducing the number of components in the system, simplifying cabling and reducing costs over conventional solutions.
Proper motor sizing precludes equipment failures, ensures efficiency and reduces maintenance issues.
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The Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA) reported that the global motion control and motor market saw a very small decline in shipments in the first quarter of 2019 compared to 2018.
Many factors can impact how proper use can avoid friction.
The care of your lubricant stock is all about the basics.