What are variable frequency drives? What are AC motors?
Variable frequency drives (VFDs), or ac drives, are designed to reduce energy usage by controlling the speed of the motor and can offer cost-effective benefits for plants. AC motors convert electrical energy into mechanical rotating or linear energy to operate industrial equipment.
A properly maintained variable frequency drive (VFD) can provide decades and cost-effective service. Making VFD inspections and maintenance part of facility oversight can improve outcomes.
Motor innovations: Advanced motor technologies influence motor form factors, performance, and efficiencies. Examine how these technology advances can help with your next set of applications.
Five trends on buying and, specifying motor drives for industrial automation applications.
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.
Temperature, power quality, and torque all are strong indicators of a motor's health.
A number of reasons can cause an electric motor to fail. Six reasons are discussed.
Find the right application to match the motor need and know the conditions for using a variable frequency drive (VFD).
Knowing how magnetism and electromagnetic induction work are crucial to understanding how an ac induction motor works and functions.
Motor current analysis provides information on existing issues such as loose connections, burned windings, and grounded windings.
Motor faults and failure can cause disruptions to business operations and lead to loss of productivity and reduced profits.