Motors, Drives

Motors, Drives April 1, 1998

Indicator fuses

An 8-p product bulletin summarizes data for a line of indicator-type fuses available in a variety of styles and sizes. Technical data include characteristic curves, motor protection tables, and a condensed cross-reference chart. Littelfuse, Inc. www.

By Staff
Motors, Drives April 1, 1998

Ensuring motor/drive compatibility to increase HVAC system reliability

When the plant HVAC/R system shuts down because a motor fails, more than simple replacement may be needed to get the system up and running again.

By Don Shaw
Motors, Drives April 1, 1998

Small loggers monitor motors, lights, and doors

HOBO H6 battery-powered loggers record 2000 time-stamped on/off changes for unattended monitoring of motors, lights, and doors. The loggers are small for easy placement and require no wiring.

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Motors, Drives March 1, 1998

ECM motor delivers 60% energy savings

ECM motor applied to fan-powered variable air volume terminal units at 277 V provides greater than 60% energy savings, compared to conventional induction motors. Although more expensive initially, payback is 6-18 mo. GE Industrial Control Systems

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Motors, Drives March 1, 1998

Let’s be reasonable

I am writing in regard to the "Human Side of Engineering" case, "Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA: To What Extent?" (PE, November 1997, p 31).

By Staff
Motors, Drives March 1, 1998

Grease gun reaches difficult locations

Model 1160 air-operated grease gun features uninterrupted grease flow when the trigger is depressed, exclusive air motor design to ensure consistent self-priming, and ergonomic shape for easy operation. Lincoln

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Motors, Drives March 1, 1998

Motor monitoring software

EMPATH Electrical Signature Analysis System monitors and analyzes ac and dc motors, as well as alternators, generators, and transformers. Framatome Technologies www.framatech.com

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Motors, Drives March 1, 1998

Procedures For Protecting Electric Motor Bearings

Bearing contamination -- the entry of foreign particles or liquids into the bearing cavity -- is a leading cause of failure in electric motors.

By Russ Hink
Motors, Drives March 1, 1998

Presenting…1997 Plant Engineering Magazine Maintenance Tips Of The Year

Suggestions for drilling holes in overhead positions, removing socket set or head screws, and locating bad connections were the problems solved by the winners in Plant Engineering magazine's "Ninth Annual Tips & Tricks Contest.

By Ron Holzhauer
Motors, Drives March 1, 1998

Conveyors and accessories

An 8-p brochure provides specifications, drawings, and performance information about a full line of 3 and 4-in. I-beam conveyors. Stock items include drive motors, components, and accessories to complete most systems. Jervis B. Webb Co. www.jervisbwebb.

By Staff