Motors and Drives

Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Motors, Drives April 23, 2022

Cutting production costs through improved motor management

Energy-efficient motors and variable speed drives (VSDs) can help reduce production costs through greater energy efficiency.

By Marek Lukaszczyk
Motors, Drives April 22, 2022

Heat engine with no moving parts designed

MIT researchers have design a heat engine with no moving parts, which could help enable a fully decarbonized power grid in the future.

By Jennifer Chu
Courtesy: EASA, CFE Media and Technology
Motors, Drives April 15, 2022

Evaluate noise in electric motors

Determining the source can be more difficult than correcting it.

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
Courtesy: Advanced Energy Corp.
Motors, Drives March 22, 2022

Your questions answered: Motor management and troubleshooting techniques for ac induction motors

Best practices and tips for motor management included advice on variable frequency drives (VFDs), motor efficiency, motor standards and more.

By Michael Lyda, Ronnie Alford
Courtesy: Yaskawa
Motors, Drives March 2, 2022

Intro to setting up, tuning a PM motor with a VFD

A permanent magnet (PM) motor requires a variable frequency drive (VFD) to operate effectively. See motor comparison table, induction motor vs. PM torque curve, and VFD programming and tuning advice.

By Robert Bonczar
Courtesy: Yaskawa America Inc.
Motors, Drives February 1, 2022

VFDs from the inside out

Variable frequency drive (VFD) vocabulary words: These 50 terms can help properly apply VFDs.

By Paul Avery
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Motors, Drives January 6, 2022

Growth expected for motor, industrial gear markets

Pent-up demand due to challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to result in strong growth for the motor and industrial gear markets in the next few years.

By Shirly Zhu
Courtesy: AEMT
Motors, Drives December 22, 2021

Decoding your motor’s nameplate

The most relevant information of a motor should be recorded on the nameplate, which includes frame size, voltage, power and more.

By Karl Metcalfe
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Motors, Drives November 19, 2021

Trends in the LV drives market

Market research shows three trends influencing the drives market: functional safety, predictive maintenance and efficiency regulations.

By Blake Griffin
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Motors, Drives November 2, 2021

Solid growth rate projected for the LV drives market in 2021

EMEA regions suffered the greatest drives market decline in 2020, shipping costs and supply issues continue to pose problems, and global revenues will recover to pre-pandemic levels by 2022.

By Interact Analysis