Motors, Drives
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)
Motors, Drives April 17, 2018

Plant Engineering 2017 Product of the Year Winners

The 2017 award recipients represent the best in innovation

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, Plant Engineering
Motors, Drives April 13, 2018

Roundtable forum on semiconductors, automations at Hannover Messe announced

IHS Markit will host a multi-topic roundtable-style forum about the semiconductor and automation industries at Hannover Messe 2018.

By IHS Markit
Motors, Drives April 3, 2018

Sags, swells, and voltage deviation effects for troubleshooting motors

NEMA states speed and torque performance—as well as motor life—may be negatively affected by voltage variations.

By Nicole Dyess, Motors@work
Motors, Drives March 29, 2018

Defining motor service factor

Understanding the proper applications of motor service factor (SF) to maximize a motor’s life expectancy and performance.

By Jim Bryan, EASA
Motors, Drives March 26, 2018

Total harmonic distortion effects on motors

Prior to the advent of the transistor, electrical loads were linear: their consumption of current resembled voltage’s sine wave.

By Nicole Dyess, Motors@Work
Motors, Drives January 15, 2018

Getting rid of VFD wires

The wireless revolution continues to impact sensors.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Motors, Drives January 12, 2018

Gain lubrication insight by looking a little deeper

Understand how metals and lubricants will interact.

By Helmut Seubert, Klüber Lubrication