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What are centrifugal pumps?

Centrifugal pumps use a rotating impeller to accelerate a fluid and increase its pressure. Synonyms: industrial pumps
Maintenance October 11, 2019

Optimize a maintenance program for rotating equipment

Some things to think about when it comes to reliability.

By Jim Turnbull
Motors, Drives August 16, 2019

Motors, fans, pumps, compressors: IIoT avoids downtime

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.

By Mark T. Hoske
AI and Machine Learning March 14, 2019

AI-based maintenances improve pump uptime

Data-driven information supports advanced predictive maintenance.

By Sunil Vedula and Don McClatchie
Motors, Drives January 30, 2019

Diagnosing motor health: Start with the basics

Temperature, power quality, and torque all are strong indicators of a motor's health.

By Frank Healy
Motors, Drives July 31, 2018

Six common reasons why electric motors fail

A number of reasons can cause an electric motor to fail. Six reasons are discussed.

By Avi Patel, EzyTrader
System Integration December 5, 2016

VFD efficiency: Three best practices

The use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has many benefits including improved process control, energy savings, higher reliability and reduced wear and tear.

By Gary Jacott, Motion Industries
System Integration October 2, 2015

Using medium-voltage VFDs for better pump process control

How product innovations are revolutionizing pump monitoring and process control management.

By Rob Lax
Energy Efficiency September 1, 2009

Four steps on energy

Industrial buildings are responsible for 31% of global energy consumption, easily exceeding all other building types. While industrial facility ownership and management have generally been cognizant of energy as it relates to cost control and the competitive advantages of being viewed as green and sustainable, that statistic suggests that many energy efficiency opportunities aren't being exploi...

By Jim Plourde, and Carl Castellow, P.E. Schneider Electric
Motors, Drives April 1, 2006

Thinking inside the box: Energy costs drive ac-drive innovations

The types of ac drives used with ac induction motors are V/Hz, encoderless and flux vector. While there are many drives available for synchronous and servo motors, induction motors have the majority of applications. Sensorless vector control is the same as encoderless vector control, which better describes its operation.

By Jack Smith, Senior Editor
Power Quality February 15, 2002

Understanding intelligent motor control centers

Lately, there has been a lot of interest in the use of "intelligent" motor control centers (MCCs). But defining intelligence is not as easy as it sounds. To answer the question of intelligence, first take a look at traditional MCC technology.

By David Ray, Square D Co., Seneca, SC