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2017 Top Plant: Data-driven pioneers

The Rockwell Automation plant in Twinsburg, Ohio combines its in-house technology, the power of... » more

Electric devices provide a better connection to smart maintenance systems

Smart actuators provide the capability for variable maintenance functions. Smart actuators and... » more

Compact Ethernet Switch

LNX-C500G series is an IP-30 rated compact 5-port industrial gigabit unmanaged Ethernet switch...

Programmable Controller

The Productivity1000 series from AutomationDirect is a line of stackable micro PLCs. The p1-540...

In-Vehicle Computer

The AIV-APL1V1FL is a new, fanless in-vehicle computer from Acrosser Technology. It is equipped...

Plant Engineering at 70

Taking a look back at the last 70 years of Plant Engineering. In retrospect, it is easy to see that... » more

2017 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote now!

The official ballot is open for voting for Plant Engineering North American print and digital... » more

Mobility a driver in digital transformation: study

IFS report finds devices deliver useful information to the field, even if a majority aren’t yet... » more

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Overview

Part 1 of the Motors and Drives Series describes key terminology surrounding motors and differences between general motor types, including: ac induction motors, dc motors, servo systems, and stepper motors.

AC Induction Motor--How It Works

Part 2 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different components that make up a standard ac motor; a standard squirrel cage motor is highlighted.

DC Motor--Advantages and Disadvantages

Part 3 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different components that make up a standard dc motor.

Stepper Motor--Advantages and Disadvantages

Part 4 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different components that make up a standard stepper motor.

Servo Motors--Advantages and Disadvantages

Part 5 of the Motors and Drives Series details the advantages, disadvantages, and different components that make up a standard servo motor.

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White Papers

SPONSORED White Paper: Optimizing Effciencies In Oil,...

This white paper goes through the ways mobile computing can help... » more

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Videos

Top 4 mistakes made when precision balancing

Tom Hoenig of GTI Predictive Technology discusses...

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